What A Nerd Girl Says Revamp!

I am so excited to share the brand new What A Nerd Girl Says today!

If you’re reading this in your email or on Tumblr or something, make sure to follow the link to this actual post so that you can see how new and pretty the blog looks!

I’m really proud of how everything looks and I’m excited to see what new ventures will come my way with this blog. The amazing Jenniely designed my new banner and I’m so happy and satisfied with it – this blog needed a revamp so badly and I really like all the changes that were made.

There are a lot of new things that are coming this way – potentially a podcast and new segments and a new offshoot – A Nerd Girl Gets Fit. I’ll be keeping the same familiar feel of the blog because this has always been a passion project, less a project to make myself famous or rich or anything, so I’ll stick with the things that make me happy.

I hope you all will continue sticking with me and I hope you all like the new look! Its scary to make changes and its terrifying to move forward but I’m excited about my new ventures and I hope you are too!

Let me know what you think of the changes in the comments!

Introducing A Nerd Girl Gets Fit Blog!

About a year ago, I posted a recap of an event – the Wonder Woman 5K in Los Angeles at LA Live. It was the first 5K I had ever run in my life and it was a crowning moment of my life and it sort of set the tone for the way my life would change and the way it would shape my every day routine. It would create new goals for me, new ambitions and new obsession. Because its become such an important part of my life, I want to talk about it. I thought about talking about it on this blog but it just never felt right – it felt too personal and while I’m personal on this blog, I’m not THAT personal. So I’m introducing my new endeavor. 

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Book Review: Yes No Maybe So ARC by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed

Jamie Goldberg is cool with volunteering for his local state senate candidate—as long as he’s behind the scenes. Maya Rehman’s having the worst Ramadan ever. Going door to door isn’t exactly glamorous, but maybe it’s not the worst thing in the world. After all, the polls are getting closer—and so are Maya and Jamie. Mastering local activism is one thing. Navigating the cross-cultural romance of the century is another thing entirely.

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Fandom Foodie Friday {6} – Cinderella’s Pumpkin Bread

Hello! Welcome to the Fandom Foodie Friday! If there’s one thing that always grabs my attention when I’m reading a new book or watching a TV show or movie, its the FOOD. Whether fictional or real, I often am left wanting to try ALL the foods. The only problem – I’m a terrible cook and an okay baker. So I’m taking recipes created by wonderfully creative people from all over the internet and figuring out if a newbie like me can figure them out!

Today, I made some fall inspired pumpkin bread – just in time for Cinderella to go to the ball!

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Boyfriend Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

The Boyfriend Book Review is a recurring column here on What A Nerd Girl Says.  My boyfriend, Daniel (read his bio here), is a reader as well. He suffered from what a lot of male readers suffer from – they only read white men! Well, of course, that didn’t really work with this Nerd Girl and he has been making a journey through my massive YA collection. Now we’ve started this column together, to review books that I’ve most likely already reviewed so that we can get a male perspective on it. We hope you enjoy!

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October Young Adult Author Events in Southern California

One thing that I used to do a lot when I first started this blog was post a list of all the events that were happening in Southern California so that people could be aware when their favorite author was coming near. I used to go to SO many events and people were always asking me, how do you know about all of these! Honestly, its a mixture of bookstore newsletters, following authors on social media and so on.

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So here’s my monthly post of YA events happening in the month of October:

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