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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

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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:

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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

September Reads

Written on November 12, 2014 at 9:30 am, by

September Reads | The Nerd Nest

In September, I read a lot of YA, some Vonnegut, and a lot of non-fiction. My brain must have been set for back-to-school mode.

September Books | The Nerd Nest

Here are the books I read in September:

Ender’s Game (1985) by Orson Scott Card

In this classic science fiction novel, young Ender must go to Continue

August Reads

Written on September 29, 2014 at 9:46 am, by

Reads Post | Megan Anderson | The Nerd Nest

I read a big stack of books last month, so I’m going to race through them with you!

Books I Read in August | Reveiws at the Nerd Nest

Here are the books I read in August:

Cane River (2001) Lalita Tademy

This was my favorite book of the month and might sit among my favorites period.

In this familial epic, … Continue

July Reads

Written on August 6, 2014 at 4:03 pm, by

July Reads | The Nerd Nest

This month I read ten books: two for book clubs, one deeply haunting American classic, one recommendation from Eliza, and a lot of YA. I chose the YA in part because I’m doing creative writing research. I also wanted to pinpoint what I liked about a few books I loved … Continue

June Reads

Written on July 14, 2014 at 11:36 am, by

June Reads | The Nerd Nest

In June, I read a really wide range of books. I picked a few works of literature I’d been wanting to read (both contemporary and classic), re-read a favorite, celebrated LGBTQ Pride Month with a few novels and essays, and finished the May/June book for the L&R Book ClubContinue