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York University Nerdfighters?
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Hi everyone, I'm a first year at York University in Toronto and I was wondering if anyone has ANY IDEA AT ALL if there are any Nerdfighters at York.  Because the few friends I have made do not…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Adela Bezemer-Cleverley Nov 17, 2011.

Still green, and I mean green as in clueless...
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  I probably sound like I shouldn't be here, since I barely know anything about Nerdfighters.  My current question is, when someone asks "What kind of Nerdfighter are you?" what does that mean?  I…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Adela Bezemer-Cleverley Sep 17, 2011.

I'm a green Nerdfighter so...
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I probably sound like I shouldn't be here, since I barely know anything about Nerdfighters.  My current question is, when someone asks "What kind of Nerdfighter are you?" what does that mean?  I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adela Bezemer-Cleverley Sep 27, 2011.

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The Group for Intentionally (or Non-) Bad Spellers

Rule Numer 1: Ever sentence musht be written with at leest 90 persent of the words spelt rong.Rule Number 4: Half fun.Our Motto: Speling Rite Iz RongSee More
Dec 15, 2013
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Book Review: Dark Triumph, by Robin LaFevers

What a pity these books have such uninspiring titles and floofy-blah covers, because it hides the really excellent story within from the eyes of those who would appreciate it.  I am lucky that the books were recommended to me in the first place, else I'd never have picked one up.Dark Triumph is excellent.  Sybella is a really amazing protagonist--one who causes the reader to bounce back and forth between pity, admiration, joy, awe, sorrow, anger, and exasperation throughout the entire book.…See More
Aug 4, 2013
Sarah H commented on Adela Bezemer-Cleverley's blog post Book Review: Grave Mercy, by Robin LaFevers (***slight spoilers***)
"Also, I think those were more than *slight* spoilers!"
Feb 23, 2013
Sarah H commented on Adela Bezemer-Cleverley's blog post Book Review: Grave Mercy, by Robin LaFevers (***slight spoilers***)
"If Robin LaFevers is her real name, then I can't imagine any better profession for her than fantasy author..."
Feb 23, 2013
Sarah H commented on Adela Bezemer-Cleverley's blog post Book Review: City of Bones, by Cassandra Clare
"I will endeavor to add "floofy-blah" to my vocabulary. I look forward to the opportunity to say it out loud."
Feb 18, 2013
Sarah H commented on Adela Bezemer-Cleverley's blog post Book Review: The Far West, by Patricia C. Wrede
"I am very attached to the romantic notion of going Westward, in the North American context.  It sounds like I might like this book!"
Feb 10, 2013
Sarah H commented on Adela Bezemer-Cleverley's blog post Book Review: Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
"I flipping love this book. Bradbury himself said "Four-five-one."  I don't like the sound as much, myself, so I will continue to say it "four-fifty-one."  Interestingly, I looked up an interview with him on youtube…"
Feb 1, 2013
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Book Review: Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

I feel like I'm about to write an English paper or something--you know that feeling of wanting to procrastinate on something but also wanting to finish it at the same time?  I MAKE NO SENSE.I also haven't written a review in a long time.  That's because I'm a lazy butt.So, why did I add Fahrenheit 451 to my reading list?  Because it was recommended to me by my brother (as well as my dad), and when my brother recommends me a book it's kind of a big deal.  He doesn't read very much.  But he read…See More
Feb 1, 2013
Joshua Gray commented on Adela Bezemer-Cleverley's blog post Book Review: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
"The Hitchhiker's Guide series is my favorite book series, they are brilliant, and I know you will enjoy the other books. (Also on the "Trilogy of 5" point, there is actually a 6th book. It was written with the permission of Douglas…"
Jul 18, 2012
Cameron (Biscuit Chief) commented on Adela Bezemer-Cleverley's blog post Book Review: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
"I just started reading this last week too in coincidence, and I didn't read all of the review, fearing spoilers. But yeah, this is a great book! Thats all... "
Jul 17, 2012
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Book Review: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams

As you may have guessed if you have read the book that my last review was about, one of the reasons I chose to read Hitchhiker's was because it is mentioned as an entertaining read in Among Others.  I also figured since it is one of the most well-known science fiction novels of all time, it would be a good thing to read, even though I don't usually read science fiction.I am so glad I finally decided to read it.  The entertainment value... wow.  There are a LOT of good things about this book--it…See More
Jul 16, 2012
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Jan 9, 2012
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Dec 25, 2011

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What Kind of Nerdfighter Are You?
writer, reader, dancer, teacher
About Me:
Hey, all. I think I can now change my status from "new" to "newish" here on the ning :P. Other aspects of my character: I'm a dancer and a reader; I want to be a writer but I am always suffering from writers block. I love everything from Harry Potter and LotR and cats to spending time with children and rollerblading. I am a first year dance major at York University, also enrolled in concurrent-ed. Oh and I also forgot to mention that I'm agnostic, love philosophy, and am pretty fascinated by fairies (a small bit of my mind still thinks they might exist).
Favorite Books, Movies, Music, and more
Books: Harry Potter, LotR, The Farsala Trilogy, The Gemma Doyle Trilogy, The Septimus Heap Books, Inkheart, Tales of Redwall, His Dark Materials, The Bloody Jack Adventures, The Book of Dreams, What Happened to Lani Garver, Umbrella Summer, Fablehaven, Narnia, Alice in Wonderland, The Railway Children, Dangerous Angels, Silverwing etc., The Queen's Thief trilogy, The Books of Pellinor and many, many more that I'm too lazy to try and remember right now.
Movies: LotR, anything involving Tim Burton and/or Johnny Depp, Ironman, X-Men, A Beautiful Mind, Inception, Tangled, How to Train Your Dragon, Despicable Me, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, The Illusionist, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Catch Me If You Can, the Bourne movies, Die Hard, K-Pax, The Mirror Mask, Fiddler on the Roof, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, What Dreams May Come, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, Bottle Shock, Little Miss Sunshine, and again, many more that I can't think of right now.
TV Shows: The Mentalist, The Big Bang Theory, So You Think You Can Dance (and SYTYCD Canada).
Music: 70s/80s bands like U2, Supertramp, Tears for Fears, The Cure, REM, Simon and Garfunkel; folk music like The Shards and Great Big Sea; Celtic music like Ronan Hardiman, Celtic Woman and Enya, Canadian French music like Coeur de Pirate and La Raquette A Claquettes; musicals like The Lion King, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Wizard of Oz; the score from LotR (Howard Shore) and other composers for movies like Danny Elfman's work for Tim Burton, Hans Zimmer (PotC & Inception), John Powell (Bourne movies &How to Train Your Dragon) and John Williams (Harry Potter, Catch Me If You Can); wizard rock (particularly Oliver Boyd and the Remembralls); more modern artists like the Gorillaz, Daft Punk and Lady Gaga; mixed bands like Delhi 2 Dublin; and again, probably more that I can't think of.
Actors: Johnny Depp, Alan Rickman, Billy Boyd, Dom Monaghan, Viggo Mortenson, Robert Downey Jr., Leonardo DiCaprio, Ian McKellen, Tom Felton, Simon Pegg, Simon Baker, Elijah Wood, Kevin Spacey, Bruce Willis Tim Roth, Jude Law, Steve McQueen, Christopher Walken, etc.
Animals: snow leopards, turtles, owls and nifflers
Words: ilk, kin, droll, fantastic, emerald, magnificent, scandalized, lieu, and antidisestablishmentarianism
Number: 11
Colours: purple, green and blue
YouTubers: Starkid, WhatsUpElle, thecomputernerd01 and Vlogbrothers
Websites: hyperboleandahalf, goodreads, facebook, youtube, stumbleupon, and now, nerdfighters
What's your favorite thing to put on your head?
books
If you could do your happy dance with anyone who would it be with?
Ooooh, another tough question. Probably any of my favourite authors (see list of books above) or Johnny Depp (or other favourite actors).
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Book Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman

How do I even begin to describe this book? It's one of those stories that is filled with satisfying illogic and nonsense--but not the same kind as, say, Hitchhiker's; but still serving to remind us that not everything has to make sense to be good writing. It's also one of those stories that puts you inside the mind of a small child so expertly that you feel everything he feels and you'd think it was him writing the book.

In fact, while I know I've mentioned this--the…

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Posted on October 19, 2013 at 8:27am

Book Review: A Blight of Mages, by Karen Miller (some spoilers)

I think this might have actually been the first time I've ever read a prequel to a series. It's kind of a unique experience (assuming you've read the series first) because you already know how it will end, and more beyond that; you know the future of the characters you're reading about as well as the future of their world. I expected this to cause me to be more detached from the story and not be as fully invested in the characters and their predicaments as I was with the rest of the…

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Posted on September 26, 2013 at 1:30pm

Book Review: Dark Triumph, by Robin LaFevers

What a pity these books have such uninspiring titles and floofy-blah covers, because it hides the really excellent story within from the eyes of those who would appreciate it.  I am lucky that the books were recommended to me in the first place, else I'd never have picked one up.

Dark Triumph is excellent.  Sybella is a really amazing protagonist--one who causes the reader to bounce back and forth between pity, admiration, joy, awe, sorrow, anger, and exasperation…

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Posted on August 2, 2013 at 8:51pm — 1 Comment

Book Review: Anansi Boys, by Neil Gaiman (minor spoiler alert)

 I feel inspired to write a really thoughtful, dignified, essay-like review at the moment. I just don't know if the words or motivation are quite there.



Needless to say--as I'm sure you all already know, I'm just a bit late on the uptake--Neil Gaiman is a brilliant author. I absolutely adore his style: it's funny, it's sad, it's both straightforward and completely roundabout. This book is written in such an ironic tone--ironic and matter-of-fact--and is, for the…

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Posted on July 24, 2013 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

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At 7:17pm on January 1, 2012, Cornelius Dieckmann said…

Hello!

At 5:51am on December 12, 2011, Michelle (Books Admin) said…

I think that all the time with my own reviews! :) Keep at it, I'm enjoying them!

At 4:25am on December 6, 2011, Michelle (Books Admin) said…

Hooray for you for posting book reviews :) I wish more nerdfighters did that!

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