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August Reads

Written on November 4, 2015 at 12:39 pm, by

August Reads | The Nerd Nest

In August, I didn’t have a lot of free reading time or brain power to dedicate to complicated concepts, as I was busting out a video a day for our 31 Days of Challenges unit Pocket Your Year. So I finished up the next volume in a series I’m … Continue

July Reads

Written on September 17, 2015 at 7:45 am, by

July 2015 Reads | The Nerd Nest

I broke out of my giant sci fi / fantasy kick a bit for two book club novels this month–both newer, popular books–but then went right back in for the fantasy and comics.

Quick book reviews from The Nerd Nest | July 2015

Here are the books I read in July:

Tell the Wolves I’m Home (2012) by Carol Rifka … Continue

June Reads

Written on September 2, 2015 at 7:50 pm, by

June 2015 Reads | The Nerd Nest

I’m on a huge sci / fi fantasy kick this year. I have always loved these genres, but usually I come up for breath with classics and literature. Not this summer: I’ve had a lot on my plate and I’m looking for my book equivalent of comfort food. I’m doing … Continue

May Reads

Written on August 6, 2015 at 11:08 am, by

May 2015 Reads | The Nerd Nest

I’m on a giant sci fi kick, so May was largely for continuing and finishing series. I also read a dash of horror, a bit of crime, urban fantasy, and realistic fiction. So while I’m mostly sharing genre fiction this month, I did mix it up a little.

May 2015 Reads | The Nerd Nest

Here are … Continue

April Reads

Written on July 13, 2015 at 1:33 pm, by

April Reads | The Nerd Nest

In April I read A LOT, partially because reading calms me when I’m stressed and partially because I had extra reading time during our foster baby’s weekly visitation. This month’s books were heavily sci fi and fantasy. I also read a ton of comics, a YA novel, and a bit … Continue

March Reads

Written on June 23, 2015 at 5:00 am, by

March 2015 Reads | The Nerd Nest

I have been reading A LOT the past few months, so writing these posts is taking longer! I’m going to have a reads post every week or two to catch up to the present. In March, I read a good dose of sci fi, comics, and non-fiction for my book … Continue

February Reads

Written on April 21, 2015 at 5:00 am, by

February Reads | The Nerd Nest 1

Pretty wide range of books read in February! I devoured comics, dystopian YA, classics, historical fiction, and lovely literature. Variety is the spice of life, right?

Here are the books I read in February:

February Reads | The Nerd Nest 3

Beloved (1987) Toni Morrison

In this Pulitzer Prize winning novel, Sethe escapes slavery to the free Continue

January Reads

Written on February 4, 2015 at 5:00 am, by

January Reads | The Nerd Nest 1

January is a big reading month for me because all I want to do is snuggle under a pile of blankets in my jammies and read a good book. This month was mostly all about Harry Potter, but I also read two book club books, listened to my first audiobook, … Continue

Reading in a Foreign Language

Written on December 30, 2014 at 11:25 am, by

Harry Potter L'Ecole des Sorciers

I love French. I took 5 years of it in high school (two IB) and two semesters in college, but after all that, my French is still pretty darn pitiful. In fact, Eliza surpassed me on the French language front at the age of five, halfway into her first year … Continue

Harry Potter Group Re-Read-Along | #HPDec

Written on November 24, 2014 at 5:00 am, by

Harry Potter Group Re-Read-Along

Almost every year, I re-read the Harry Potter series. I’ve been taking it up less often in recent years, because I’ve been reading books aloud off and on to Eliza. But because I’m sure that project will take a few more years yet, I’m excited to re-read all of the … Continue