Tag Archives: Books

Guest Post~ How to raise Nerds!

29 Aug

Recent guest poster, and regular NerdLush BTS researcher/archivist, Barbara is back to share her thoughts on raising nerds. And speaking as one of the nerds she raised… she knows what she is talking about.

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I raised nerds. I’m not quite sure how I did it but I am quite happy with the result. Continue reading

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Dusting Off The Shelf: Letter F

7 Feb

Trying something new this week with a return to a genre style and a young adult novel turned film, The 5th Wave. I guess I could use this as a random film, but 5th starts with F and there ya go. Besides my other choice was too similar to a couple of the previous films… so I thought I’d switch it up a little.

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Guest Post!~ 5 Great Books for Your Summer Beach Getaway

17 Jul

Cassie is a freelance writer who enjoys topics that combine technology and literature. Whenever the weather is warm, she takes her favorite e-reader and books with her to the beach.
I would like to thank NerdLush for publishing this article. The site provides in-depth recaps and analysis of comic book based shows, anime and conventions. Check out their FanGirl Squee section for recaps and reviews.

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beach books

What better way to relax at the beach or pool than with a good book? A lot of people still consider summer books as throwaway novels, but that doesn’t mean those are the only types of books you can read during the warm months. Continue reading

Collecting Collectibles

23 Feb

Whether you realize it or not, everyone collects something that is important to them. As kids, we collect toys- had to have all the Star Wars toys when I was little, not to mention the “Cabbage Patch” and “Barbie” dolls I had- and sometimes that continues as adults. We may collect trading/sports cards. Or even something like stamps.

Whatever it is, it has meaning to us. Continue reading

Looking for adventure? Zartana may be your girl!

4 Oct

Our pal Tara Platt is running a fundraiser to help produce a new book. We want to share part of the press release- which I think explains why we’re excited to help support this project… Continue reading

Free Time! How should I fill it?

28 Jul

Real life is about to get a lot more boring for a little while- i.e. as I wait for my new RL job to start, I don’t have anything to do.

So I’m putting it out there to all of you… What should I do to fill up my days?

Are there shows I need to watch? Webseries?

What about books- any that you’d recommend?

Are there adventures I should look into having?

It’s been a while since I’ve had this kind of freedom and while I look forward to a few days of nothing but sleep, I’d like to keep busy.

NerdLush Asks- Interview with an Author, Chapter 2 ~ Alex Langley

23 May

Sometimes new authors  (or in this case, new-ish) cross our paths and we feel the need to share them. This time we have the honor of interviewing Alex Langley, who has written some fabulous “geek” books as well as the upcoming graphic novel, Kill the Freshman, which was a Kickstarter that we helped fund last year. Continue reading

Quickie Thoughts on Syfy’s New Friday Night Lineup

17 Jan

Stewart here…

Besides watching the new season of Banshee (a show clearly less “Nerdsquee” and more “WTFF?” territory), my Friday night TV watching is generally light. And with the recent news of the new season of Hannibal premiering in the summer (!), its going to be more so during the spring. However, as I had some spare time this Friday, I decided to check out the new lineup of shows on Syfy that night. Continue reading

A change in character

29 Apr
Batfleck by Steve Scott

Batfleck by Steve Scott

If you don’t know, several weeks ago Fox announced the new line-up for the Fantastic Four reboot and it got people talking. A lot. Not in the same way people talked about Ben Affleck being cast as the next Bruce Wayne/Batman, this had nothing to do with the actors credentials, it was because the actor in question is black. Continue reading

Hunting the Wild Barrowman

15 Apr

One would think that this mission- a picture with John Barrowman- would not be a difficult task, but this is a mission 5 years in the making! But in order to tell the story, I have to start at the beginning-

Captain-Jack-Harkness-John-barrowman-and-David-Tennant-doctor-who-34840887-600-480In the fall of 2006, I had uprooted myself from sunny California to the great city of Chicago in order to complete a masters degree. Through the social networking and fandoms at the time, I was blessed with friends all over the world- but none in Chicago. The closest people I knew were relatives in Wisconsin (who I didn’t really know) and a dear friend at the southern end of Illinois. So… as I waited for classes to start and semi wandered the city to acclimate myself, I also dug into shows and movies that I had missed. One such was the 2005 Doctor Who, with Christopher Eccleston. Now I remember watching DW as a kid on PBS (though I couldn’t tell you who my first Doctor was) and I know I watched the 1996 telefilm on FOX with the 8th Doctor, but I really didn’t know much about the series. Continue reading

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