Embracing Your Inner Geek

07 May 2013

Embracing My Inner Geek is a feature hosted by Queen of Contemporary and enables bloggers to geek out once a week and ramble on about geeky and nerdish things. 

Being the busy person that i am, revising reading too much; i only saw Lucy's post just now. Even though it was posted back in April. yeah. sorry! but...i decided to do it anyway, just because it is the awesomest idea ever and don't you just love that banner?!..
The aim of this feature - which Lucy hopes to turn into a regular meme - is to share embrace your inner geek.
So here goes.
I am a geek. I'm the girl that would rather stay at home and read than go out shopping (unless its for books of course!) i am the girl who has to buy a book at every shopping trip i go on, otherwise i call that trip a failure. I am the girl who cries over books. (tell me if that is not the geekiest thing ever?!). I am the girl who is more interested in who just died in the book i was reading. than who just got kicked off the x factor. And finally. I read books. And enjoy reading them. Apparently in this day and age that is something that is looked down upon and though of as weird and nerdish, someone tell me why please?! BOOKS ARE FRICKING AMAZING! They can take you on journeys to places you've never even heard of, you can become an Arabian princess, a girl with cancer, a boy in a concentration camp. Books have no limits or boundaries. So why do people associate books with geeks and nerds?
Maybe they know that the people who read books are cooler than them and are afraid to admit it. maybe the person that just called you a nerd and geek secretly reads books at night, locked away in their bedroom? Whatever the reason. I don't care.
BEING A NERD IS COOL. and if you don't think so. you really need to watch more john green vlogs. like. asap. So i'm going to finish off with two of my favourite quotes about nerds and geeks.
The first one is obviously by john green. obviously.

“…because nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff… Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can’t-control-yourself love it. Hank, when people call people nerds, mostly what they’re saying is ‘you like stuff.’ Which is just not a good insult at all. Like, ‘you are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness’.”
― John Green

“If you like nerds, raise your hand. If you don't, raise your standards.” 
― Violet Haberdasher

Don't forget to wear your geekery like a badge!
p.s i'm still hoping to acquire some of those geek glasses so if you have a spare pair?..*coughs* i can think of a loving home for them....;)


  1. Yup, us geeks are definitely bad-asses! *raises hand to quote* ;)

    Being a nerd and loving books is AWESOME - no one can take away the feeling!! xD

    Great post! :P

  2. Thanks so much for posting, Hawwa! I've really enjoyed reading everyone's EMIG posts and yours was brilliant to read. It's always nice to see people join in with something that I never expected to reach past a few posts.

    Really great idea! :)

  3. Being a nerd IS cool. I've always considered myself to be a bit on the geeky side, though it has never felt like a bad thing. After all, if it's my geekiness that draws me towards books, I don't ever want it to go away. :)

  4. I've never seen book nerds/geeks defined better than you just have! Bring it on! And yes, I'm proud to be one...and a friend of many.

  5. Great post, Hawwa! I relate to everything you said - why is reading frowned upon?! But I really doubt that some people at my school lock themselves in their bedroom reading... they are too "cool" for that :P

    Thanks for sharing! Love the quotes :)

  6. This is an awesome post! Embrace the inner geek I say XD I love the au you described books, totally awesome, is all I can say :)


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