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November Reads

Written on February 16, 2016 at 2:40 pm, by

November Reads 2015 | The Nerd Nest

Last November I kept up with my giant 2015 sci-fi and fantasy kick and finished up a few spooky reads I started in October.

Books Read in November 2015 | The Nerd Nest

Here are the books I read in November:

Handling the Undead (2005) by John Ajvide Lindqvist

In Stockholm, thousands of recently deceased people rise again. Families Continue

October Reads

Written on January 28, 2016 at 11:00 am, by

October 2015 Reads | The Nerd Nest

In October, I decided to do a 31 Scary Days project, so the books I read were mostly in the horror genre. I finished several of them in November, though, so the spooky stretched longer than 31 days.

October Reads | The Nerd Nest

Here are the books I read in October:

Song Of Susannah (2004) … Continue

Da Vinci: The Exhibition

Written on January 13, 2016 at 9:14 am, by

Da Vinci - The Exhibition | The Nerd Nest

Last weekend Jake and I took Eliza to Da Vinci: The Exhibition, a traveling exhibit at Union Station.

It was a wonderful testament to Da Vinci’s genius, with exhibits separated into different areas of study: flight, physics, architecture and city planning, exploration, music, warfare, anatomy, and fine art.

Da Vinci - The Exhibition | The Nerd Nest

The … Continue

Set Yourself Up for Reading Success with Emily F. | Nerd Nest Challenge

Written on January 11, 2016 at 7:00 am, by

Set Yourself Up for Reading Success with Emily F. | Nerd Nest Challenge 1

Today Nerd Nest Challenges Creative Team member Emily F. is here to share her take on January’s Nerd Nest Challenge, Set Yourself Up for Success. Give a warm welcome to Emily!

Hello. Today I am sharing my take on this month’s challenge: Set Yourself Up for Success.

I have … Continue

September Reads

Written on December 9, 2015 at 3:00 pm, by

September Reads | The Nerd Nest

In September I read widely– a bestseller, National Book Award winning non-fiction, a thriller, a book from a fantasy series, and young adult fantasy. Some were fantastic, others…not so much.

September 2015 Reads | Megan Anderson at The Nerd Nest

Here are the books I read in September:

The Martian (2011) by Andy Weir

Astronaut Mark Watney must figure out Continue

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

Plaza Art Fair

Written on October 5, 2015 at 9:44 am, by

Plaza Art Fair 2015 | The Nerd Nest

One of the coolest annual events in Kansas City is the Plaza Art Fair, when nine blocks get shut down for tents packed full of amazing artists, good eats, and stages of live music. Also, it’s free, which is mind-blowing to me.

The 2015 Fair was a few weeks ago, … Continue

Austin Street Art

Written on September 22, 2015 at 8:38 am, by

Austin Street Art | The Nerd Nest

I recently went on a trip to Austin with my little brother and my (ex? first?) step-mom. It was a short trip, but we experienced as much Austin as is humanly possible in a day and a half.

Mostly by walking around a lot.

My favorite thing to do in … 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