Hello nerdfighters! You may recognise me as the Books Administrator. I've been posting mostly author guest posts lately but I promise that very soon I shall also be bringing you some book recommendations as well as starting up the Nerdfighters Blurbing Book Club! But for now ... let me introduce you to my new collab channel about books. It's made up of 10 book bloggers from around the UK (and I'm sure that maybe half of us are also nerdfighters!) and we'll be on your screens every Monday,…Continue
Added by Michelle (Books Admin) on October 21, 2013 at 4:47am — No Comments
Hello nerdfighters! I have another special guest post for you today. This time, with Lauren Kate the amazing author behind the Fallen series which I absolutely adored. Her new book, Teardrop, will be published in the UK and the US on the 24th of October! Definitely keep an eye out for that one, it won't be long to wait! (When was the last time you cried?)
Also, I kind of adore Lauren Kate even more knowing how much of a grammar nerd she is. Check it…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Adela Bezemer-Cleverley on October 19, 2013 at 8:27am — No Comments
I'm hugely excited today to bring you this lovely guest post by the Marcus Sedgwick author of such books as Midwinterblood and White Crow. I absolutely adore his books and I highly recommend that you read them.…Continue
Hello Nerdfighters! Welcome to another Bookish Monday. Today I have a special treat for you. Jennifer E. Smith, the author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight and This Is What Happy Looks Like is here to talk to you about how she became a nerdfighter. It's pretty special. And if you want to watch the video where John Green mentions her book, please do: it's here.…Continue
Today I have a special guest post from Jennifer Ridyard, the co-author of a new series of science-fiction books for teenagers. Here is the product description of the book, Conquest. I think it sounds rather good... Over to you, Jennifer!Continue
Hello! I am Clover, your new Books Administrator. Longtime nerdfighters might recognise me from when I was Books NM from years ago *waves* Well, I'm back. This blog comes to you in three parts. The first, I feel as though some introductions are in order but I'll make them brief. Second part will be my plan for the future and third, I'd like to celebrate other bookish Nerdfighters here on the Ning!
Thing 1, Introductions: I am a…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Adela Bezemer-Cleverley on September 26, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Hello! It's been awhile since I've posted any content here and for that I'm sorry. I'm hoping to make my 'what I've been reading' blog posts at least a monthly occurrence as I do very much love sharing some recommendations with other lovely and bookish nerdfighters! Be sure to comment and let me know what YOU'VE been reading and give me some recommendations too. I love that.
It's been odd over the last few weeks. I'm in the middle of some serious and anxiety-inducing exam…Continue
148 books on my Goodreads to-read shelf. 213 more books to go on Rory Gilmore’s reading challenge.
How many can I read in the next 365 days? 9/9/13-9/9/14
Added by Megan Fukamaki on September 9, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
Sashama - 1
Calm overtook me; I was poised to dive; I dove. When I swim, the only things in existence are the water and me, the platforms and me, the race and me. Swimming is my passion, and if I do say so myself, I am quite good. My coach even thinks I might go to the Olympics next…Continue
Added by Ruth A. Reding Hoffart on August 29, 2013 at 7:51pm — No Comments
Hi. I'm Ruth. I live in a small town in Oregon, USA, called Canby. I am just beginning to write my first novel and I need some help. I will be posting one chapter per week max, but I would really like any input you can give. Thanks!
Added by Ruth A. Reding Hoffart on August 29, 2013 at 7:49pm — No Comments
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…Continue
I've seen a lot of posts on this here website about Nerdfighters taking on projects to read a certain number of books. The notion of this type of project appealed to me but also scared me. I barely have time to read my assigned reading books for school and those affect my grade. I thought a lot about it and I've finally decided to do it. The solution, I realized, was to just give me a somewhat ridiculously long deadline.
The books I like to read are pretty long and have small font.…Continue
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…
Deep breath. In through the nose, out through the mouth.
It's okay Adela, it's over now. You've had time to recover. You can write your review now.
Except I don't know how to write this review. I was thinking about it a lot in the first few hundred pages. I'd talk about how Arlin became such an excellent character, I thought, and I'd talk about how fREAKING HORRIBLE THAT FAMILY HAS IT. ASHER HOVERING NEAR DEATH, RAFEL TORTURED HORRENDOUSLY INSIDE HIS OWN…Continue
Added by Adela Bezemer-Cleverley on July 21, 2013 at 4:37pm — No Comments
I decided to host a read-a-thon on my website, it's going to run from August 1st - August 7th, and you can sign up right now by clicking here
What does it involve? Simple, read as many books as you can in a week. Full details on my website.
I hope to get some…Continue
I was planning to give myself a bit of a breather before plunging into more Miller masochism but... I guess Angelopolis was my breather... I just couldn't stay away. Although it seemed pretty well wrapped up at the end of The Awakened Mage, I still had some snagging suspicions that things weren't quite over for Asher, and for Lur. So I went back to the library, recalling that I had seen more Karen Miller books on the shelf, and read the inside cover of The…Continue
Added by Adela Bezemer-Cleverley on July 15, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments