A Big Hand For The Doctor, an E-book review

Hi my hot cute girly geeks and boy geeks of course. Another e-book review thanks to Boris (not my boyfriend, my e-reader). This time the first in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary short stories.

A big hand for the Doctor

Oh and remember the spoilers!!!

About the book:

  • Kindle Edition, 41 pages
  • Published January 23rd 2013 by Puffin
  • Author: Eon Colfer
  • ASIN: B00AX0MRNK
  • Edition language: English
  • Series: Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts #1
  • Characters: The First Doctor, Susan Foreman

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Synopsis according to Goodreads:

Eleven Doctors, eleven months, eleven stories: a year-long celebration of Doctor Who! The most exciting names in children’s fiction each create their own unique adventure about the time-travelling Time Lord.

London, 1900. The First Doctor is missing both his hand and his granddaughter, Susan. Faced with the search for Susan, a strange beam of soporific light, and a host of marauding Soul Pirates intent on harvesting human limbs, the Doctor is promised a dangerous journey into a land he may never forget…

My thoughts:

Can I just start by saying I love Eon Colfer. I have a couple of his Artemis Fowl books at home and I remember when I started reading them I even took out a pencil and translated the strange symbols he wrote in his books to get the message he had hidden. So I was really excited to start reading his story for the Doctor Who 50th anniversary short stories!

So remember, I haven’t watched any of the old Doctor Who series yet. It’s on my to-do list, along with everything else, but I will get to it, someday. (Although I have watched the 5 Doctors, present from my good friend Theta cause it aired on the day I was born back in ’83. Yes I was born on Doctor Who day, how cool is that!)

As I am not familiar with the first 8 Doctors and their companions (ok, Sarah Jane a bit) I can’t really tell you anything if the way the Doctor and Susan are described in this story is accurate.

However I can review the story itself. And it was wonderful. This is the kind of story, you need in a book, with lots of pictures, and read it to your kid when they go to sleep. It has adventure, and pirates and kidnappings and a good ending and I love and adore every word of it.

When reading the story I noticed one of the sentences, second star to the right. Hold one a minute, that’s a Peter Pan reference, what the hell? Imagine my surprise when the second reference ‘Hook’ came along. Either Eon is a huge Peter Pan fan or he has something else in store… All I can say is, read the epilogue. It will blow your mind away.

I know this isn’t much of a proper review, but I don’t want to give away the whole story. It’s just so short. Just read it yourself.

Buttons aka where do I buy this e-book:

buy-on-amazon.com buy-on-amazon.co.uk

Rating:

Oh this is easy, a definite 10 out of 10. In such a short story we get the Doctor, crazy aliens, space pirates, kidnappings, a big hand, a happy ending and bonus Peter Pan references. I love Eon Colfer even more for writing this one! Seriously, if you love Doctor Who, get this book. Oh and BBC? Get me a printed version, preferably with pictures asap!

Love, your own hot cute girly geek, Mendy.

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The Angel’s Kiss: A Melody Malone Mystery, an E-book review

Hi my hot cute girly geeks and boy geeks.

Guess it was time to do another review, since I have a new e-reader. I am so happy with it. Although I have to say I’m still getting used to the whole touch screen thingy. I hate touch screens. My Smartphone has a hidden keypad and I don’t do I-pads or any pads for that matter. I want buttons and keyboard. Things to touch, not to swipe. But I’m getting distracted, so yeah, I got a new e-reader. And as a good crazy person I am, I named him Boris.

Boris!Turns out, 2 of my fellow bloggers have the same e-reader and one of the e-readers is called Sonya (I’m detecting a Russian theme here) but with the new e-reader I found it time to catch up on some much needed Doctor Who e-books and such. Starting with the Angel’s Kiss: A Melody Malone Mystery.The Angel's Kiss

About the book:

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Synopsis according to Goodreads:

The Angel’s Kiss: A Melody Malone Story is an ebook based on a story partially told in British science fiction television series Doctor Who.
The book, fictionally written by River Song under the detective pen-name Melody Malone. It was featured in the episode “The Angels Take Manhattan”, with The Doctor reading it.
The story of “The Angels Take Manhattan” is formed in The Angel’s Kiss: A Melody Malone Story.

On some days, New York is one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
This was one of the other days…
Melody Malone, owner and sole employee of the Angel Detective Agency, has an unexpected caller. It’s movie star Rock Railton, and he thinks someone is out to kill him. When he mentions the ‘kiss of the Angel’, she takes the case. Angels are Melody’s business…
At the press party for Railton’s latest movie, studio owner Max Kliener invites Melody to the film set of their next blockbuster. He’s obviously spotted her potential, and Melody is flattered when Kliener asks her to become a star. But the cost of fame, she’ll soon discover, is greater than anyone could possibly imagine.
Will Melody be able to escape Kliener’s dastardly plan – before the Angels take Manhattan?

My thoughts:

Beware of serious spoilers for this book as well as the Angels take Manhattan, Doctor Who season 7 episode 5!

I was quite anxious to read this book. It is mentioned in the Angels take Manhattan, season 7 episode 5 of new Doctor Who. But as I heard from other fellow whovians, it wasn’t the book used in the show. Only the title. Which is a shame, really. It would have been wonderful if the author used the chapter index and the message to the Doctor in this book.

So my thoughts. I liked it. Not loved it, just liked it. The book is told from Melody Malone’s point of view, who is as we all know River Song. And although I did think the author stayed pretty true to the character of River it was a bit over the top. Now it seems all River is doing is paying attention to her looks which makes her seem very shallow. And although the River we know from the show is a flirt and loves giving double entendres, in this book it is just too much.

About every other sentence we read Melody’s own thoughts on the things she sees and notices and although I love to know why and how a character takes a decision, it’s a bit much and very distracting from the main story.

The main story however, I found brilliant, molto bene! I love the Angels; one of my favourite episodes is Blink. And all the episodes with the Angels are amazing, even the Angels take Manhattan with all its inconsistencies. So sue me! We can all have our own opinion. But I do love how the author used an Angel to create doppelgangers and everything, and it makes me wonder, if this Angel he used in the story, is going to be the Angel in chains in the Angels take Manhattan.

Buttons, aka buy that book:

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My rating:

I give it 7.5 out of 10. Like I said, loved the main story, but didn’t like how River was portrayed and that the original plot from the series wasn’t used.

Love, your own hot cute girly geek, Mendy

Searching for a new name and artist (aka help a geeky blogger)

Hi my hot cute girly geeks and boy geeks of course. So I have been blogging for over a year now, done some reviews, added some subjects to blog about, deleted some subjects. But the thing is. I’m in a slump at the moment.

I’m back to reading again, now I only have to catch up on watching my TV series and start blogging and writing again.

But I want to change things a bit.

My name hot cute girly geek was made up by my good friend Lex. She created it and when I started this blog I used it for my blog. But the thing is, after using it for over a year now, it sounds a bit, I don’t know, girly, childish. So I decided I want to change it. And I need your help for it to do so.

I need a new blog name. It needs to be something geeky, something feminine and mature, but also a bit fangirlish if you know what I mean.

And I hope it will get me the boost to get out of this blogging slump I’m having. Because I do love to blog.

If you have any ideas please leave a comment in my comment section.

You will have my eternal gratitude if I choose your name. I’m also thinking of a thank you gift as well. But as I’m really low on cash at the moment I have to think of what to get the winner of my new name. Maybe I can write you something??? I don’t know.

Also, I am looking for an artist who would be willing to design me a new avatar/logo thingy. As I said, I can’t pay you, but I can promote you and you will get a permanent link on my blog to your site.

So help a geeky blogger out please and leave all your ideas in the comment box or contact me via twitter @hotcutegrlygeek or via email hotcutegirlygeek@gmail.com

Let me know!

Love, your own hot cute girly geek Mendy.

YouTube Sunday 28-07-2013 Including comic-con stuff and a lot of trailers!!!

Hi my hot cute girly geeks and boy geeks of course. Welcome to another YouTube Sunday and a massive one. Comic con 2013, are you guys still sobbing just like I am about not being able to attend? It’s on my bucket list to attend somewhere in the near future. But let’s just watch the video’s for now.

We start off with Zachary Quinto running around town asking random people ‘it’s Spock, do you care?’ Well I would!: http://youtu.be/Tde9dAH96Ns

Gishwhes 2013 is coming!!! Still sobbing I can’t participate this year. But enjoy this special message from our overlord himself Misha Collins, and I will be joining the hunt next year: http://youtu.be/h4Xi6lxJyrw  http://youtu.be/88DaqclmHjQ

Sherlock!!!! If you have missed this special video, you must have been living under a rock or something, watch Martin and Benedict and a very special video message for the SDCC: http://youtu.be/UCeEYjmnzl8 (I blame Mycroft for the loss of signal. Minor position in the British Government my ass!)

Spoilers ahead!!! What is happening on True Blood in the weeks to come, watch it here: http://youtu.be/Y0MAtGuGEls (PS, look at our own Dutchie Rutger Hauer as creepy fairy grandpa)

So Loki decided to crash the Thor panel at SDCC: http://youtu.be/-sYVSEuABPQ  http://youtu.be/48DRGDiKo2U http://youtu.be/toPstPIcGnI  (I would claim loyalty in a heartbeat!)

Can I just say I screamed when I saw this trailer! Riddick! I love Pitch Black and the Chronicles of Riddick and he is back!: http://youtu.be/zH3O-CeZckE

And Kick-Ass 2 is also coming: http://youtu.be/Ekram9md95k

Nerd HQ this some pretty amazing panels this year at SDCC, to watch them all, just go to YouTube and watch them all. This is a short interview with Jenna, Matt and Moffat: http://youtu.be/tyY4yCiwNw8  and the Doctor Who Panel: http://youtu.be/dXausp-UdL8

Teen Wolf panel at SDCC: http://youtu.be/vHhO0Ff9moI http://youtu.be/AYj-bN2kQ0E http://youtu.be/duv0iz6uGAk http://youtu.be/fbEUvnj02pE

Dylan and Tyler (Sterek) at SDCC: http://youtu.be/iWPqWWxU_TA

I am a huge Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan, have all the DVD’s watched it on TV. Have a secret (well now not so secret any more) crush on Spike. And here’s Xander introducing the ‘Once more with feeling’ BTVS musical: http://youtu.be/KW_O8BOc6Ig  bonus points for the snoopy dance.

Matt Smith in disguise at SDCC, all the peeps not recognizing him and seeing this video, I bet you are kicking yourself at the moment: http://youtu.be/mU0aD91nGKU

Jared and Jensen at Nerd HQ: http://youtu.be/U9mEmoGPSTE

I’m a Marsmellow, no seriously, I am! Why? I adore Veronica Mars, and followed the kickstarter fundraising. Here’s the

First look at the movie: http://youtu.be/LVJhjV3EOY4 (I love Mac!!!)

Spoilers again, Vampire Diaries season 5 at SDCC: http://youtu.be/pCfXXNfPTxw

Benedict in Japan: http://youtu.be/mQjxaXB-n6I

Fangirl meetings, yup, pretty much accurate: http://youtu.be/IErBgfATPTA

My good friend Theta send me this link. Doctor Who credits in Iron Man style, I like it: http://youtu.be/A_cKeQI-j5c

I hope, one day, I will be able to create awesome costumes like that, look at these amazing costumes from the SDCC: http://youtu.be/s-I3h15VgyE

The Star Trek 2009 gagreel: http://youtu.be/PEdiZNqli2Y now where the hell is the 2013 version!!!

The Sherlock Nerd HQ panel: http://youtu.be/OUq1lypgu2M

And don’t forget John Barrowman, talking about awesome stuff: http://youtu.be/__Y-LOtHb6Y

A Dutchie vid now, about Summer Darkness in Utrecht, and if you look at the cute Lolita, you might recognize the lovely Stella, my good fellow fangirl friend: http://youtu.be/cpVhgAjGrUU

Another Dutchie vid, about Imagicon our very own first Dutch con, an interview with the organizer from Imagicon: http://youtu.be/FroTsbGYBJI

A brief view of Mark Gatiss on SDCC: http://youtu.be/zgsXbgkVopE

Spoilers! If you haven’t already watched GoT: http://youtu.be/9m4ZPULXJKw

Remember I posted the write like the wind vid a couple of weeks ago, turns out George found out: http://youtu.be/GqcqapoFy-w and here’s the original vid again: http://youtu.be/j7lp3RhzfgI

The first trailer for 12 years a slave with Benedict Cumberbatch: http://youtu.be/iiw1cYXQw4g

The first trailer for the Fifth Estate with Benedict Cumberbatch: http://youtu.be/YQOiS_l_0Jk (bonus, my fellow DCC friend Anieck plays an extra in this movie)

Benedict arriving in Tokyo (watch out for the screaming): http://youtu.be/y2Au0RDjvoA

Benedict bored on a plane: http://youtu.be/GB5-9lglYy8

Benedict on top gear: http://youtu.be/xg5J2NeGTNQ and behind the scenes: http://youtu.be/cIGQTtTu0IE

Wow, I hope you liked these vids. If I missed anything, just let me know. Here’s the full playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkqAzbSKwpFDDWqpiLc14KdP8nA_FDJhY

Love, your own hot cute girly geek Mendy

Doctor Who Proms 2013

Hi my hot cute girly geeks and boy geeks of course. No YouTube Sunday today, cause I don’t have enough vids, but something else for this lazy Sunday. The Doctor Who Proms 2013!

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Doctor Who Proms 2013 01Unfortunately I wasn’t there yesterday, but the lovely people from BBC 3 radio made sure all the whovians from all around the world could listen to it live yesterday evening. And if you follow me on twitter you know I did just that.

In one word: Brilliant! I have seen some recordings from earlier Doctor Who Proms, but this is the first time I was in the position to listen to it live. And let Doctor Who Proms 2013 Tardisme tell you, it was amazing.

Because we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who later this year on the 23rd of November (also known as my 30th birthday) it was a special occasion. Murray Gold even wrote a special song for this occasion.

Doctor Who Proms 2013 Song for Fifty Lyrics

And let’s not forget us tweeting whovians made the Doctor Who Proms a trending topic last night. Never underestimate the power of fangirls / fanboys.

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Doctor Who Proms 2013 monstersJust about all the monsters where present, Silurians, Judoon, Cybermen, Daleks, Venetian vampires, Sontaran, Weeping Angels, the Silence, Ice Warriors. Oh I can’t Doctor Who Proms 2013 empty picturewait until the BBC releases the video footage of the proms.

Some familiar faces where there as well, Madame Vastra and Strax, I love Strax, my favourite potato. Who of course was very confused about all the puny humans present.

Doctor Who Proms 2013 Vastra and Strax

And of course, the star of the show, the Doctor himself! Together with his companion Clara! Although they did something wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff to get there, at the Royal Albert Hall and something went wrong with the Doctor’s hair…

Doctor Who Proms 2013 the Doctor and Clara

And special guest was the 5th Doctor! Together with the first ever companion!

Doctor Who Proms 2013 5th Doctor and 1st companion

Like I said, I really need the video footage asap, work on that BBC!!!

Doctor Who Proms 2013 Ben Foster and DalekThe music played was old and new. Popular like ‘I am the Doctor’ (one of my favourites) sad and full of feelings, Amy’s goodbye and the 10th Doctor’s last song ‘Vale Decim’ (still makes me wanna cry every time I hear it). The companions suite, the theme song, the Daleks and many, many more.

Let’s just say listening to it last night, and now relistening to it again, it’s giving me goose bumps. If you missed it last night, you can listen to it right here: Doctor Who Proms 2013 Cyberman chesshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/proms/whats-on/2013/july-13/14610 and I urge you to do so.

Before I end this post I need to put in a disclaimer. Normally I don’t bother, but since I nicked all the pictures and vids from the BBC, here is the disclaimer:

Doctor Who Proms 2013 JudoonDisclaimer: I do not own the music, videos and/or pictures used in this blog. No copyright infringement intended. Everything belongs to their respective owners

Doctor Who Proms 2013 Ice Warrior

Love, your own hot cute girly geek, Mendy

 

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Vlogging Hot Cute Girly Geek: Geeky Monthly round-up June 2013

Hi my hot cute girly geeks and boy geeks of course. A new vlogging topic. Geeky monthly round-up. Where I will try to do a monthly round-up of geeky things I did, watched, experienced etc. Here is the first vlog about June.

And on a site note.

Due to unfortunate circumstances my e-reader died. I was supposed to order a new one but I’m currently not able to. This means I’m not able to participate in any book blogging activities or promotion tours if the books aren’t actually paper books. Reading e-books either on my laptop or smartphone is out of the question for the moment.

As soon as I have a new e-reader I will be back again participating, until that moment comes I’ll be stuck with audio books or books I actually have a physical copy of.

Or one of you nice readers is willing to donate an e-reader. Gifts are always welcome 😉

Until next time my lovely geeks.

Love from your own hot cute girly geek, Mendy.

YouTube Sunday

Hi my hot cute girly geeks, another lazy Sunday and I have found some funny and geeky vids for you.

This guy applied to DreamWorks and because he hadn’t heard from them he send in this vid. I’m a bit disappointed he didn’t get the job, I found it brilliant!: http://youtu.be/JCY5IIOLYTQ

Ok, I’m a huge fan of Queen, thanks to my mum. Also, I was born in the ’80 so I kinda grew up with at least some of their music. ‘I’m the invisible man’ was one of my favourite music clips when I grew up.’ The fact that I went 5 times to see We Will Rock You the musical (3x in the Netherlands, 2x in London says it all.) And this is awesome, Under Pressure by Freddy Mercury and David Bowie a-capella: http://youtu.be/uMQb9LCNGxs

Remember the Doctor Who 50th anniversary trailer I put up last week? The one that was made by a fan but had the whole fandom fooled for a couple of minutes? Here’s how he did it: http://youtu.be/HZXP9FMm9w4 I wonder if he already got a job offered to him by the BBC.

Happy elves, ok it’s not whatever your crazy brain is thinking of. The elves from the Hobbit watching fans watching the desolation of Smaug teaser trailer: http://youtu.be/qQ1LCvs8Xcc

This is one kickass chick. You all know the internet meme about stepping on Lego, well, this gives a whole new meaning to that phrase: http://youtu.be/W8fdXNN0irI

My lovely friend Theta brought this video under my attention. DIY Star Wars Trench Run, just watch it and before you know it you will be making the sounds together with these guys: http://youtu.be/Zj8PxMAG8rs

This vid is for my friend Theta, he’s coming to Holland in September and we are planning to visit the Efteling, our own Dutch amusement park. Where one of the rides is a sort of haunted house with creepy music. Unexpected flash mob done by a choir who, this time, provided the creepy music themselves. Freaking awesome!!!! http://youtu.be/EGylM3YoRgA

I think teachers are under appreciated in pretty much every country. That’s why I love this vid. What do teachers make?: http://youtu.be/fuBmSbiVXo0 I do appreciate teachers, this one is for you Zee!

I love Charles Dance, I think he is brilliant in Game of Thrones, and now for something completely different, just watch and listen: http://youtu.be/-3POYx6IeeI Be advised for some language (I don’t mind at all)

Doctor Who drinking game. Seriously, if you just watch one episode and follow their rules you’d be totally pissed after 45 minutes: http://youtu.be/bGMWHIYcPLY

Uber geeky nerd Nathan Fillion talks about Monsters University: http://youtu.be/OvbG6sYAIuM I bow down to your geeky nerdiness.

If you follow my blog you know I love Peter Pan. Can we just appreciate this amazing Peter Pan staying in character in Disney: http://youtu.be/1wN_1em40bU

This is my lovely friend and fellow blogger / vlogger Zee, she makes amazing vids and you should follow her: http://youtu.be/iJJpj8Wd4sA and this made me think of a new topic for my own channel. A monthly geeky roundup for geeky things I done, and so I’m making a vid today and hopefully will be able to upload as well.

How to be a real fan: http://youtu.be/9QrUD9RNVto this pretty much sums up my geeky fangirl life.

Just some Benedict and Moffat talking about Moriarty: http://youtu.be/Zfhyj9LpMX8

I screamed, Peter Jackson has a new production vlog and we get to see some Martin Freeman: http://youtu.be/0Llxv8omjfU

This is a real eclectic list this week. But I hope you’ll still enjoy. This is the link for the whole playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkqAzbSKwpFD6Uqf6JIIGfrUFbkJQksoe

Love, your own hot cute girly geek, Mendy