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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

Maker Faire 2015

Written on July 6, 2015 at 1:30 pm, by

Maker Faire 2015 | The Nerd Nest

One of our favorite events each year is Kansas City’s Maker Faire. It is basically nerd Christmas: artists, tech gurus, inventors, and makers of all kinds to share their passions. Here are a few highlights from this year’s event!

*Blurs are our foster baby.

Maker Faire 2015 | The Nerd Nest

Jake was excited to find … 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:

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Beloved (1987) Toni Morrison

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

Passport to India

Written on April 1, 2015 at 10:53 am, by

Passport to India | The Nerd Nest 1

It’s a good thing I follow The Nelson on Instagram! They posted about their Passport to India cultural festival and I knew our family had to go. We scooped up all the kids and went to this awesome adventure with Beth and my nephew Nathan.

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The event was free … Continue

Planet Comicon

Written on March 24, 2015 at 10:29 am, by

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We recently attended what’s become one of our favorite nerd adventures of the year: Planet Comicon. This year was extra exhausting with three kids (our foster baby LOVED all of the stimulation), but it was so worth it.

Planet Comicon | The Nerd Nest 2

Here were a few highlights:

-We got in and oriented just … Continue

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Written on February 25, 2015 at 5:00 am, by

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art | Louise Bourgeois | The Nerd Nest

Spider by Louise Bourgeois

Kansas City is filled with wonderful museums. When my out-of-town friends visited recently, they requested we add the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art to the itinerary. I was happy to oblige: I love this museum because special exhibits keep visits fresh, there is an emphasis on … Continue