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February Reads

Written on March 24, 2014 at 11:26 am, by

February Reads | The Nerd Nest

For a short month, I packed a lot of reading into February. I read two books for book clubs, re-read a few of my favorites, and then dedicated a few weeks the rest of the month to celebrating Black History Month with books. (I picked out five, but forgot … Continue

January Reads

Written on February 24, 2014 at 10:22 am, by

January 2014 Reads | The Nerd Nest

Reading might be the thing I did most in January. When it’s cold, I just want to bury myself in blankets with a book and never come out. We also acquired a really comfortable chair from my grandpa’s awesome girlfriend Bev (thanks, Bev!). It’s set up in Jake’s and my … Continue

November + December Reads

Written on January 21, 2014 at 9:42 am, by

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There’s something about winter that puts me on a big fantasy kick. Part of it is wanting the comfort of familiar stories and characters when I get sick, I’m sure. And maybe I associate fantasy with winter because characters are always traipsing through snow at some point in their journeys. … Continue

October Reads

Written on November 27, 2013 at 9:36 am, by

October Reads | The Nerd Nest

Currently, I’m re-reading 34 or so of my favorite books to figure out why I love them so. I’ve challenged myself to write personal essays on each of the favorites I’m re-reading, though I’m not sharing those essays here. Because obviously, I miss school. For October, I went with a … Continue

September Reads

Written on October 29, 2013 at 12:53 pm, by

September 2013 Reads | The Nerd Nest

I’m mixing new-to-me books with my re-reading project: I’m re-reading 34 or so of my favorite books to figure out why I love them so. (I’m at 11/34!) I’ve challenged myself to write personal essays on each of the favorites I’m re-reading, though I’m not sharing those essays here. Because … Continue

A to Z Book Survey

Written on October 15, 2013 at 6:00 am, by

ROYGBIV Pipe Bookshelves by the Nerd Nest

I read Kristin’s take on the A-Z Book Survey from Perpetual Page Turner and jumped at the chance to answer 26 questions about books!

Author you’ve read the most books from.

Last year I read the complete works of Shakespeare and that was my biggest undertaking. But those aren’t novels, … Continue

July & August Reads

Written on September 23, 2013 at 2:57 pm, by

July & August Reads | The Nerd Nest

I’m mixing new-to-me books with my re-reading project: I’m re-reading 34 or so of my favorite books to figure out why I love them so. I’ve challenged myself to write personal essays on each of the favorites I’m re-reading, though I’m not sharing those essays here. Because obviously, I miss … Continue

5 Favorite Books for the Young Nerds in Your Life with Serena of A Girl Named Sue

Written on August 4, 2013 at 6:00 am, by

We’re on vacation for the next two weeks, but we’re leaving you in good hands with guest posts everyday AND regular Nerd Nest scheduled posts on weekdays. Today’s guest post is by Serena of A Girl Named Sue. She’s a storyteller and fellow book devourer.

A side effect of … Continue

May & June Reads

Written on July 16, 2013 at 6:14 pm, by

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May & June were crazy for me (here’s why), so I’m combining the posts! I read about the amount that I normally read in one month over these two months anyway. Part of the slow-reading is work, part of it is staying up late doing summer stuff, and … Continue

ROYGBIV Pipe Bookshelves

Written on July 13, 2013 at 6:49 pm, by

ROYGBIV Pipe Bookshelves by the Nerd Nest

Now that we’ve shared how we built the pipe bookshelves, I’m going to show you how we filled ‘em up!

These bookshelves really are the focal point of our whole house, so we were very intentional about how they look. We’ve long organized at least some of our books … Continue

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