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    Adorkable – Sarra Manning

    “‘We need to talk,’ Michael Lee told me firmly when I stepped out of the makeshift changing room at the St Jude’s jumble sale, which was actually four curtained rails arranged in a square, to have a good preen in front of a clouded mirror.” Jeane was happy, she had half a million follower on twitter, a blog and her own lifestyle brand that was fast becoming an international phenomenon and a boyfriend who, well… he was nice enough. Then Michael Lee came along. Star of the school, the stage, even the football team, Michael had it all, even the beautiful airhead girlfriend. Then he noticed something between Barney and…

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    Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks, and Other Misfits are taking over the world – Leslie Simon

    What do Amy Poehler, Bjork, Felicia Day, Martha Stewart, Miranda July, and Zooey Deschanel have in common? They’re just a few of the amazing women proving that “geek” is no longer a four-letter word. In recent years, male geeks have taken the world by storm. But what about their female counterparts? After all, fangirls are just like fanboys–they put on their Imperial Stormtrooper Lycra pants one leg at a time. “Geek Girls Unite” is a call to arms for every girl who has ever obsessed over music, comics, film, comedy, books, crafts, fashion, or anything else under the Death Star. Music geek girl Leslie Simon offers an overview of the…

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    Geekhood: Close encounters of the Girl Kind – Andy Robb

    “There are better ways to wake up. One would be to be nudged into consciousness after a night of Abandoned Passion with Katy Ford. (But, short of selling my soul on eBay, any form of Abandoned Passion will have to remain on a solo flight.)” Archie is a geek; he spends his life holed away in his room painting miniature witches and gargoyles. He is a level 5 Mage capable of summoning the dead, but thats only in the world of role-playing games. in real life he’s a fourteen year old boy with problems, his mothers a know-it-all, his fathers dropping a bombshell, his stepfathers a Tosser and he’s got…