Hello Nerdfighteria! My name is Clover and this is my first post as your new Books ningmaster. (Go easy on me!) Before I begin, I would like to say a huge thank you to Tenley Nadine
for being such an awesome books NM. I think she did a fabulous job maintaining the blurbing book club and highlighting some interesting book-related projects. Everyone, round of applause for Tenley!
So. A brief introduction... I am 28 years old, I am an American who has lived in England for the past 10 years. I worked as a bookseller for many years but am now a stay at home mom who looks after two small children (my own, if that isn't clear!). I am studying for a degree in psychology parttime and I adore books. I've been a nerdfighter for ages and a bookish nerd my entire life! Let's talk books, it's my favourite thing to do. I do try to read as widely as I can, but I do favour the fiction books marketed at teenagers.
I will do my best every week to bring you suggestions for what to read as well as book news and discussions and shine a spotlight on what other bookish nerdfighters are up to. If you have any suggestions or are involved in something that you think I should know about and would like me to talk about (such as the Novel Relocation Act
, Chronicles of Awesome
, the Chicken Butt
book or The Guide to Nerdfighting
), please feel free to message me here on the ning or email me at email@example.com Much appreciated.
On to some business. It is the end of the month, and we are closing in on the month of Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
- I hope you have enjoyed it! I have not read through the forum posts for it as yet and by my next blog post on Tuesday (mark your calendars!) I shall let you all vote for your favourite blurbs and recap what y'all thought. Looking forward to it.
As for selecting the next book... I was thinking for October we could read The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. It's a spooky ghost story and I thought it would be excellent reading around Halloween. Neil Gaiman is a favourite amongst nerdfighters? And it seems to be widely available. I hope you will join me in reading The Graveyard Book and will continue blurbing them with me! Join the discussion for this book here
Here's a summary of The Graveyard Book, if you don't already know: When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety and security in the local graveyard? Brought up by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres, Bod has an eccentric childhood learning about life from the dead. But for Bod there is also the danger of the murderer still looking for him - after all, he is the last remaining member of the family. A stunningly original novel deftly constructed over eight chapters, featuring every second year of Bod's life, from babyhood to adolescence. Will Bod survive to be a man?
And that is all. I would love it if you guys left me comments telling me what you'd like to see in these book blogs, any suggestions or advice. What would you like to read in the book club next? What changes or improvements can I make? Let me know. And thank you for this opportunity.