Blogger Spotlight-Erin from MEReadALot

One of the best parts about running this blog is having the ability to meet some really cool people, help and some of the coolest people that I have met have led me to really cool blogs. I’ve said it before, drug no one’s blog is 100% original but everyone’s voices are different so there are blogs that I love to read because I love the writer, patient and I love the passion that they show for what they are writing. They are fun and interesting to read and they inspire me to get better and better in my blog.

So I decided to do a feature (inspired by Megan at the Nerdy Girlie’s Geek Girls Gab), where I profile the bloggers that I love. Not only do I get to find out more about them, but I also get to share them with you guys! Most of the bloggers that I follow are like me, nerd girls, fan girls and they enjoy the same things as me, and you! Every blogger that I profile is one that is super important to me and I urge you to check them out!

If you are interested in being featured on the Blogger Spotlight, feel free to contact me, please! I would love to hear from you, to feature you on the blog and to help spread the word about it!

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This week’s blogger is Erin Westlund from MEReadALot

You Can Find Her At:

Her Blog Twitter

Her Personal Twitter

Her Blog Facebook

Her Instagram

Her Blog Tumblr

Her GoodReads

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Sara: Tell me a Little Bit About Yourself:

Erin: My name is Erin and I’m from Michigan and I’m of an indeterminate age. :D

Uh, I guess I’ve always been a fan girl of sorts. I started making websites for bands that I liked when I was 14 and I really haven’t stopped since. The one “fan site” of mine that stuck is http://www.killhannah.net, though I haven’t really updated that in a couple of years because 1.) They’re on a hiatus and 2.) I’m the webmaster for their official site (yes, being a dedicated fan girl will get you somewhere sometimes. ;D)

You know, as I was writing my answers to the questions for this blogger spotlight and looking for pictures, I finally realized I’m a serious fangirl.

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My real Hello Kitty tattoo and my temporary Hunger Games tattoo. (Sara: I am SO into the fact that Erin has a  Hello Kitty tattoo!)

Sara: Tell me about your blog: 

Erin: It’s called Mel, Erin & Regina Read A Lot. It started out with just me and my brother’s fiancee, Melanie, and then our friend Regina joined us. If you haven’t figured out by now, it’s a book blog with reviews, author interviews etc. ;)

Sara: What inspired you to start your blog?

Erin: Melanie and I read, A LOT (dur) and we we were beginning to not be able to afford our reading habit. I told Melanie late last year that we should start reviewing books because we can get ARCs to read in exchange for reviews lol..so we thought about it..and eventually MEReadALot was born. ;)

Sara: What is your favorite nerd memory?

Erin: Hm, one would have to be when I was reading the liner notes to Kill Hannah’s major label debut, For Never & Ever, and seeing my name in the thank yous. Also again a few years later when reading my FULL name in the Thank Yous in the liner notes for Wake Up The Sleepers..and recently I nerded out when an author acknowledged me in her last book. ;D

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The most hilarious nerd moment(s) I’ve had are when I got my first Edward Cardboard Cutout and I took him EVERYWHERE. I have tons of hilarious photos from his outing..he went to my brother’s house, to my job, and as you noticed above, he even goes on vacation with me.
One of the greatest Cardboard Cullen moments EVER:

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Sara: What are you most looking forward to, as far as new books/movies/etc?

Erin:  Now that Obsidian has been optioned for a movie, I CANNOT WAIT FOR IT.

I also can’t wait for 50 shades of Grey. Today it was announced that Charlie Hunnam was cast as Mr. Grey. I don’t know how to feel about this… as I would’ve liked to have seen Matt Bomer or Henry Cavill as Christian Grey..But oh well. ;) I can’t wait to see how it turns out!

Sara: As my blog is mostly about books and reading, what are some of your favorite books or authors to read?

Erin:  Anything by Kristen Ashley. She writes the best f*ckin’ alpha males. If you haven’t read her Rock Chick series, YOU HAVE TO. It’s entertaining as hell and has some amazing characters.
Anything by Jennifer L. Armentrout, The Grab Your Pole series by Jenn Cooksey, That Boy and That Wedding (I cannot wait for the next book, That Baby) by Jillian Dodd, Alice Clayton (her books are freaking HILARIOUS), I could go on and on..why don’t you just look at my read list on Goodreads. I can read between 1-2 books a day, depending on what’s going on that day…so I love many, many books. :)
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Some fellow KH fans/friends Alicia, Ariel and Me with Greg Corner, the bass player from Kill Hannah.

Sara: What are some of your favorite blogs to follow?

Erin: Uh, yours? Hahaha. Hmm…

Reading Books Like A Boss, Tyhada Readers, Meredith Rae Musings, Read Sleep Repeat, The Bookish Babes.

Sara: Who is your fictional crush (what, we’re nerd girls, we all have one!)

Erin: Daemon Black, Archer (Did he have a last name? LOL), Tristian Daniels, Dante Walker, Jace Wayland/Morgenstern/Herondale, The Ferro Brothers from the HM Ward books, The entire Hot Bunch from the Rock Chick series, Tate Jackson from Sweet Dreams by Kristen Ashley…The list goes on… and on… and on…

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Me and my friend Meghan (who will be doing some stalking of the RPattz kind with me when I visit her in LA in October) with the lead singer, Mat, from the band Kill Hannah.

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So I hope you enjoyed this week’s spotlight blogger. Don’t forget to check her out, and follow her! Her blog is adorable and I love reading the book reviews they do on there!

Don’t forget you can also check out previous spotlights here! And if you’re interested, please email me so I can spotlight YOU! :)

Happy Monday everyone!

 

Blogger Spotlight: Amber J from GrownUp FanGirl

One of the best parts about running this blog is having the ability to meet some really cool people, approved and some of the coolest people that I have met have led me to really cool blogs. I’ve said it before, symptoms no one’s blog is 100% original but everyone’s voices are different so there are blogs that I love to read because I love the writer, prescription and I love the passion that they show for what they are writing. They are fun and interesting to read and they inspire me to get better and better in my blog.

So I decided to do a feature (inspired by Megan at the Nerdy Girlie’s Geek Girls Gab), where I profile the bloggers that I love. Not only do I get to find out more about them, but I also get to share them with you guys! Most of the bloggers that I follow are like me, nerd girls, fan girls and they enjoy the same things as me, and you! Every blogger that I profile is one that is super important to me and I urge you to check them out!

If you are interested in being featured on the Blogger Spotlight, feel free to contact me, please! I would love to hear from you, to feature you on the blog and to help spread the word about it!

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This week’s blogger is Amber J from GrownUp FanGirl

Her Twitter

Her Tumblr

Her Instagram

Her Pinterest

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Sara: Tell me a Little Bit About Yourself:

Amber J: I’m 27, a mom of a crazy monster named Lola Kate, and two boxer babies (Zuma and Zoey – my first kids lol)  Married 3 years (yep even fangirls get married), I have lots of fictional boyfriends, my husband’s not a jealous man, thankfully. I’m a huge LSU football fan, music and book junkie, totally obsessed fangirl. My day job is a stay at home mom and I also distress and rehab furniture on the side along with offering review and beta read services (among others) to authors.

Sara: Tell me about your blog: 

Amber J: GrownUp FanGirl is run by myself and Kameron (who isn’t a girl at all – but is a self proclaimed fangirl – yes. Fanboys DO exist), we are geared towards the older crowd (as in 18 and up) who still enjoy the young adult or new adult reads. (But we welcome anyone!) we offer book reviews, character teaser edits and beta reading services for authors, and we are working on a database where you can find out how to get all of your favorite authors books to your house – signed by the author! We host giveaways, and participate in blog tours, cover reveals, and everything book-blog related!

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Sara: What inspired you to start your blog?

Amber J: Originally my blog was a place for people to come find reviews on handmade goods, but like any grownupfangirl I got bored with it and really just wanted to talk about all my fave things – which are books and fictional boys. What’s better than having a “job” where you read? I wanted to put my journalism and marketing education to use – so, I made the switch. I couldn’t be happier! The book blog community is the nicest around!

Sara: What is your favorite nerd memory?

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Amber J: Oh so many. The one that’s probably my all time fave is from when I was a freshman in high school – I stole a brick from where Lance Bass was building his house near me …. Lol and that same year my friends and I dressed up as NSYNC and went trick or treating at Lance’s house. He wasn’t there – but his parents took pics! I’m in the Bass family album! Haha!

(I hope Amber was able to check out NSYNC on the VMAs last night!) 

Sara: What are you most looking forward to, as far as new books/movies/etc?

Amber J: City of Heavenly Fire, and all things Cassandra Clare (including the movies. Yeeee!), the Vampire Academy: Bloodsisters movie, the next two books in the Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead (The Fiery Heart, and Silver Shadows, respectively), Allegiant and all 4 short stories about Four by Veronica Roth, the release of Hopeless by Keri Neal (follow up to Flightless. I’ve been a huge part of developing Hopeless so I’m excited to see it come to life), and the second Fires of Providence book – Crisis by Dawn Jayne (another book I’ve been with since the beginning and have helped market) … Sigh. Lol all the books – to – movies coming out! And the soundtracks!

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Sara: As my blog is mostly about books and reading, what are some of your favorite books or authors to read? 

Amber J: Haha! See above! Richelle Mead, Cassandra Clare, Veronica Roth (I will devour anything these ladies write) I love indie and unknown writers too! Some of my faves: Dawn Jayne, Keri Neal, JC Emery, Kristi Cook (she’s from my old college stomping grounds – if you love vampire academy/Harry potter – you’ll love her series: Winterhaven) and if you like UK reads – Teodora Kostova (new adult)

Sara: What are some of your favorite blogs to follow? 

Amber J: WhatANerdGirlSays (obviously), Richelle Mead’s “Even Redheads Get the Blues“, Cassie Clare’s tumblr and Veronica Roth’s tumblr and Jamie Bower’s tumblr and Shailene Woodley’s tumblr.

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Sara: Who is your fictional crush (what, we’re nerd girls, we all have one!)

Amber J: Oh. Sigh. Swoon. Wait.. Sorry. Jace Wayland-Lightwood-Morganstern-Herondale. Simon Lewis, Tobias Eaton, Patch Cipriano, Cam and Daniel (Fallen series), Beppe and Max from Teodora Kostova’s Heartbeat series, Dimitri Belikov (Vampire Academy), Adrian Ivashkov (Vampire Academy/Bloodlines), Klause Michaelson/Damon Salvatore (Vampire Diaries), Pen (Flightless series), Dominick (The Uprising/Crisis – Fires of Providence series) yeah — I’m a busy lady.

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I hope you all enjoyed learning about Amber J and her blog today!

Don’t forget to check out last week’s spotlight on Jackie from Stardust and Shadowhunters, and other bloggers here.

Blogger Spotlight: Jackie from Stardust and Shadowhunters

One of the best parts about running this blog is having the ability to meet some really cool people, nurse and some of the coolest people that I have met have led me to really cool blogs. I’ve said it before, no one’s blog is 100% original but everyone’s voices are different so there are blogs that I love to read because I love the writer, and I love the passion that they show for what they are writing. They are fun and interesting to read and they inspire me to get better and better in my blog.

So I decided to do a feature (inspired by Megan at the Nerdy Girlie’s Geek Girls Gab), where I profile the bloggers that I love. Not only do I get to find out more about them, but I also get to share them with you guys! Most of the bloggers that I follow are like me, nerd girls, fan girls and they enjoy the same things as me, and you! Every blogger that I profile is one that is super important to me and I urge you to check them out!

If you are interested in being featured on the Blogger Spotlight, feel free to contact me, please! I would love to hear from you, to feature you on the blog and to help spread the word about it!

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This week’s blogger is Jackie Vishus from Stardust and Shadowhunters.

She also goes by Jace Vishus, as well :)

Her Facebook

Her Twitter

Her Tumblr

Her Instagram

Her Ask.Fm

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Sara: Tell me a Little Bit About Yourself:

Jackie: I’m 21, and I drink a lot of coffee. I’m a freelance web designer/developer in Pittsburgh, but I’m from Youngstown, born and raised. I’ve been a monster and makeup artist at Canfield Scaregrounds Haunted House for 8 years this year, and I’m going to the Tom Savini SFX Makeup School in February. I’m also in the process of writing a book. I’m a crafty lady with a knitting machine and I make a lot of cool things. Some of said “cool things” include jewelry, tiny book charms, and scarves. I’m a bit of a hybrid nerd, because I’m a nerd of many feathers. I’m in more fandoms than I can count, but I’m also rather tech-savvy. I get it from my mom, who is a dorky intellectual as well. I also collect comic books and graphic novels – mostly horror-themed. I’m a rather nifty person and I love meeting new people, so feel free to message me!

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Sara: Tell me about your blog: 

Jackie: Stardust and Shadowhunters is my multifandom blog, despite the name. It’s a play on the phrase “We are but dust and shadow” by Horace, which is used in the Shadowhunter world (Mortal Instruments, Infernal Devices, etc). My blog is relatively new, but I can promise lots of pretty fabulous content in the near future involving news and my opinions on all my fandoms (Shadowhunters, Doctor Who, Supernatural, Sherlock, Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit, Harry Potter, ASOIAF/Game of Thrones, anything by John Green, Hemlock Grove, Warm Bodies, Hunger Games, Beautiful Creatures, Horror movies, Comic books, Zombies, and more!), as well as some goodies (ringtones, fanmixes, etc.) for you all.

Sara: What inspired you to start your blog?

Jackie: I’m a writer by nature, and I haven’t been doing much writing lately. Why not write about things I love to people who love the same things? I don’t go to many events that I can blog about, but I have a talent for making nifty things that other people can use, such as graphics, ringtones and playlists. I’m also an opinionated human. Blogging gives me a chance to get my opinions out there.

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Sara: What is your favorite nerd memory?

Jackie: Due to the tragic lack of events on my side of the US, I don’t get to meet many celebrities who aren’t in bands. Despite my hideous lack of celeb cred, my favorite nerd memory would definitely have to be my very recent trip to NYC. We skipped the generic tourist traps in favor of the discovering the weirder side of the city. We went to Obscura (the store from Oddities) and bought strange things and found as many fandom-related landmarks as we could. We visited the Literary Walk even went to the Ripley’s Museum.

Sara: What are you most looking forward to, as far as new books/movies/etc?

Jackie: City of Bones comes out in less than a week! I’m pretty excited for City of Heavenly Fire as well. November 2013 is going to be a pretty fantastic month for the nerd community as well, with Catching Fire, Sherlock, Supernatural, etc. I also think I’m going to enjoy Vampire Academy, but I plan on rereading the books before I watch the movies.

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Sara: As my blog is mostly about books and reading, what are some of your favorite books or authors to read? 

Jackie: Cassandra Clare, John Green, J. K. Rowling, George R. R. Martin, Garth Nix…. The list is endless. I’m also rather fond of classics, like Great Expectations and Wuthering Heights.

Sara: What are some of your favorite blogs to follow? 

Jackie: Obviously, whatanerdgirlsays! I also enjoy City Of Shadowhunters, FanGirlFeeels, I Am Divergent, ifandomscollide, NovelReality, YA On My Mind , and The Librarian Who Doesn’t Say Shhh.

I’m also rather fond of a web comic called Questionable Content, written by Jeph Jacques. Check it out! Just make sure you read it from the beginning.

Sara: Who is your fictional crush (what, we’re nerd girls, we all have one!)

Jackie: Most definitely Will and Jace Herondale. I’m a sucker for intelligence paired with killer combat skills and a sense of self-loathing that only a Herondale boy can be born with. (:

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Jackie’s mom is a nerd too!

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I hope you all enjoyed reading about Jackie, and I hope you all head over to Stardust and Shadowhunters to follow her!

Don’t forget to check out last week’s spotlight blogger, Shannon from Twilight Sleep, and all the others here.

Happy Monday everyone!

Blogger Spotlight-Hayley from Geek and Book Nerd

One of the best parts about running this blog is having the ability to meet some really cool people, viagra buy and some of the coolest people that I have met have led me to really cool blogs. I’ve said it before, no one’s blog is 100% original but everyone’s voices are different so there are blogs that I love to read because I love the writer, and I love the passion that they show for what they are writing. They are fun and interesting to read and they inspire me to get better and better in my blog.

So I decided to do a feature (inspired by Megan at the Nerdy Girlie’s Geek Girls Gab), where I profile the bloggers that I love. Not only do I get to find out more about them, but I also get to share them with you guys! Most of the bloggers that I follow are like me, nerd girls, fan girls and they enjoy the same things as me, and you! Every blogger that I profile is one that is super important to me and I urge you to check them out!

If you are interested in being featured on the Blogger Spotlight, feel free to contact me, please! I would love to hear from you, to feature you on the blog and to help spread the word about it!

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This week’s blogger is Hayley from Geek and Book Nerd

She prefers to be known as: Hayley Black Wayland Herondale Belikov Ivashkov Cipriano Eaton Pendragon Hemming (yep that is correct haha)

Her Twitter

Her Facebook 

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Sara: Tell me a Little Bit About Yourself:

Hayley: Well where can I begin… I’m 22 and as you can probably guess that is not my full name (although I wish it was!) I’m from a little unknown town of Droitwich Spa in the UK (Okay maybe its not that unknown but some people don’t know where it is… We’re famous for salt!) I love anything to do with books… seriously anything. I even work in the book department of WHSmith! (I have my own little section) I love anything to do reading and writing and hopefully I want to write my own book/books one day! (I have already started my Vampire Trilogy). I’m a little geeky… (okay little is not actually the word!) And when I find something I really really love I can become a little obsessed over it (King Arthur, Doctor Who, TMI etc) Oh and I LOVE fangirling and geeking out!

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Sara: Tell me about your blog: 

Hayley: My blog is about anything nerdy and bookish. A place where I can geek out and be myself. I do review books and do segments on things (Books to Movies is my one at the moment) and even though I’ve only just started out i hope to be able to do quizzes and polls and giveaways :)

Sara: What inspired you to start your blog?

Hayley: Well to be completely honest my inspiration for starting this blog was seeing and reading yours :) and also my friend Anthony encouraged me to do it when I was telling him all about the Lux Series. 

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Sara: What is your favorite nerd memory?

Hayley: Oh my life I have so many! haha Probably when I ran past the Torchwood Insitute in Cardiff and started shouting “DOCTOR!” and a bunch of tourists just watched me and my friend as we ran past….

Sara: What are you most looking forward to, as far as new books/movies/etc?

Hayley: Oh by the angel…. CITY OF BONES!! hahaha *fangirling* and also the Origin book becasue Daemon is just drool worthy…. and the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary :)

Sara: As my blog is mostly about books and reading, what are some of your favorite books or authors to read? 

Hayley: The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. The Lux series by Jennifer L Armentrout. Hush Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick. Vampire Academy and Bloodlines by Richelle Mead. Starcrossed trilogy by Josephine Angelini. The Revenants trilogy by Amy Plum and finally Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent… Oh and Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth….  Oh and The Mists of Avalon series by Marion Zimmer Bradley aaaaaand The Warlord Chronicles by Bernard Cornwall and OMG the most important one HARRY POTTER! (I’m going to stop now before I name anymore!!)

Sara: What are some of your favorite blogs to follow? 

Hayley: Well I do love reading yours :) FanGirlFeeels and MeMyBooksandI

 Sara: Who is your fictional crush?

Hayley: Oh My Life!! I have too many… Okay so Daemon Black, Jace Wayland, Will Herondale, Dimitri Belikov, Patch, Adrian Ivashkov Tobias Eaton and Arthur Pendragon :)

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Hope you all enjoyed this edition of the Blogger Spotlight! Don’t forget to check out Hayley’s blog!

Stop by the Blogger Spotlight page to check out previous spotlighted bloggers!

And check out last week’s blogger, Jasmine from Movies, Shows N Books

Blogger Spotlight-Megan from LuxenArmy.Net

One of the best parts about running this blog is having the ability to meet some really cool people, generic and some of the coolest people that I have met have led me to really cool blogs. I’ve said it before, cialis 40mg no one’s blog is 100% original but everyone’s voices are different so there are blogs that I love to read because I love the writer, and I love the passion that they show for what they are writing. They are fun and interesting to read and they inspire me to get better and better in my blog.

So I decided to do a feature (inspired by Megan at the Nerdy Girlie’s Geek Girls Gab), where I profile the bloggers that I love. Not only do I get to find out more about them, but I also get to share them with you guys! Most of the bloggers that I follow are like me, nerd girls, fan girls and they enjoy the same things as me, and you! Every blogger that I profile is one that is super important to me and I urge you to check them out!

If you are interested in being featured on the Blogger Spotlight, feel free to contact me, please! I would love to hear from you and would love to feature you! Plus I just like learning about new blogs!

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This week’s blogger is Megan from Luxen Army, but also iFandoms Collide and Novel Reality.

She also writes for City of Shadowhunters, The Mortal Institute and Page to Premiere.

Her Tumblr

Her Twitter

Her Facebook Page

You can find the social media pages for Luxen Army below!

This is how she introduces herself:

Megan Christine Herondale/Lewis/Ivashkov/Black/Ryves/Shaw/Odair/Collins/Parnell …okay so my name’s only Megan Christine Kaniasty and I tried to steal a couple of fictional last names – arrest me (and then ask me what ever I say can and will be held against me…because in that case I would say…) 

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Sara: Tell me a Little Bit About Yourself:

Megan: I am a 22 year old full time student. I am going to school at a private Christian college called Biola University, and in two years I will be the proud owner of a BA in elementary education with an emphasis in special needs, a minor in Biblical studies, and a certification to teach. My earliest memory was of me wanting to become a published writer, and that is exactly what I plan on doing. I am working on a trilogy now, but I have also been keeping up other book ideas in my journals as they come along. I write everyday, whether it is for a blog, in my diary, or for my novels – I need to write, it is my forever love. My other love is this boy Sean Patrick Sugg. In my phone he is known as “Jace Herondale”. We’ve been together for almost 6 years now, and even though he isn’t an alien, a shadowhunter, or some awesome downworlder, we have one of those real life fairy tail stories. Oh yeah, I also love to read. Obsessed with it actually; books are my heroine. I know how blessed I am and I thank God every single day!

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Sara: Tell me about your blog: 

Megan: Of all the blogs I am apart of, or that I write for, LuxenArmy.net is my baby because it is something that I had created. I brought on three other very talented girls from different time zones to help me run the website at all hours of the day, so that this becomes the best lux fansite out there! Luxenarmy.net is a fansite based on Jennifer Armentrout’s Lux series novels – it even has approval of author Jennifer Armentrout! The site offers everything from news on Jennifer Armentrout’s novels (specifically focusing on the Lux series, and the Arum series) to forums for fans to live chat in with one another, and even a place to submit lux series fanfiction and fanart! The luxen army has a twitter @LUXENarmy , a tumblr, a facebook page that you should like and, luxenarmy.net ‘s origins, the facebook group.

 Sara: What inspired you to start your blog?

Megan: I started the luxen army after interviewing Jennifer Armentrout for ifandomscollide.com. I have called Lux fans the luxen army before, but after the interview, I really wanted to create a real life luxen army. I did it for fun, not expecting many people to see it because who am I? I am nobody really, just this nerd girl in LA. Well little did I know Jennifer Armentrout would catch wind of my facebook group and share about it over twitter. This facebook group of mine turned into a website, a facebook page, tumblr, and twitter because of the amount of unbelievable support that flooded in. I asked Tatiana, one of my best friends to help me out because I was new at this, she has a blog, and she was there when the luxen army invaded my life. Two other girls came to me asking if I would like help with the site, and thank God for them. Erin has designed the website beautifully, and Jessica has an AMAZING talent that I can’t wait to be shared with everyone in the Luxen Army!

Sara: What is your favorite nerd memory?

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Megan: My FAVORITE nerd memory is Wondercon 2013. The Mortal Instruments is my favorite book series, Cassandra Clare is my favorite author, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is being made into a film, and they were having a panel at wondercon AND a meet and greet (if you happen to be lucky enough to win tickets TO the meet and greet). Lets just say I was really, REALLY lucky. Long story short, I was dressed up as one of the characters, Isabelle Lightwood (this is the nerdy part, me in cosplay. Well, I guess being at Wondercon is pretty nerdy as well…) I had an unbelievable time meeting the cast, and got kicked out for having my custom phone case signed. A security guard took my badge, and walked me out of Wondercon. We were talking the whole way out, and before I left I ended up talking my way into getting the security guard to give me my wondercon badge back so that I could still get back in. I met the cast, hugged the cast, and made a memorable exit. BEST. NERD. MEMORY. EVER…I have another amazing nerd memory meeting the director of The Mortal Instruments…I am a truly blessed nerd girl.

Sara: What are you most looking forward to, as far as new books/movies/etc?

Megan: I can’t even fathom an answer to this question. I get butterflies in my stomach and see lots of pictures flashing in my mind of new books, movies, movie trailers, interviews, and such, when I think of this question. I am looking forward to it all.

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Sara: As my blog is mostly about books and reading, what are some of your favorite books or authors to read? 

Megan:  Series: The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, The Lux series, The Shades of London, The Demon’s Lexicon, The Divergent series, The Hunger Games series, The Morganville Vampires, The Hush Hush series, The Vampire Academy series, The Mara Dyer series, The Feather Trilogy…the list can go on and on. As for Authors, well that list can go on and on as well, here are just a few (not including the authors of the series I’ve listed above): Sara Dessen, Nicholas Sparks, Morgan Matson, Andrew Smith, Leigh Bardugo, Lex Thomas… and again I say the list will go on and on (I know there are a TON more authors I absolutely LOVE but did not list, please PLEASE know you’re in my heart, but if I continue to list authors I love, well this would turn into an encyclopedia length blurb!)

Sara: What are some of your favorite blogs to follow?

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Megan: I don’t really follow blogs other than those I write for, my best friends’ blogs: whatanerdgirlsays.com and fangirlfeeels.wordpress.com, OR select authors. Cassandra Jean is the exception being neither a blog I write for, my best friend, or an author – I just think she is absolutely brilliant!

Sara: Who is your fictional crush (what, we’re nerd girls, we all have one!)

Megan: Now THIS list will be quite long, I have more than one fictional crush. I guess I will give you my top ten – narrowing it down to only 10 is quite hard by the way.

1. Will Herondale (TID)

2. Jace Herondale (TMI)

3. Daemon Black (Lux)

4. Four (yes I put Four on 4 on purpose) (Divergent)

5. Jem Carstairs (especially after reading the Clockwork Prince graphic novel!) (TID)

6. Simon Lewis (TMI)

7. Cam Hamilton (Wait for You)

8. Adrian Ivashkov (Vampire Academy)

9. Finnick Odair (THG)

10. Nick Ryves (Demon’s Lexicon)

…OH WAIT! I have more, TONS more fictional crushes! Oh boy, I believe I am a fictional whore…

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I hope you guys enjoyed this week’s edition of the Blogger Spotlight.

You can check out the amazing bloggers I have interviewed in the past here.

And read all about last week’s Spotlight girl, Jackie from Seeking Bazinga!

Blogger Spotlight-Jackie from Seeking Bazinga

One of the best parts about running this blog is having the ability to meet some really cool people, this web and some of the coolest people that I have met have led me to really cool blogs. I’ve said it before, no one’s blog is 100% original but everyone’s voices are different so there are blogs that I love to read because I love the writer, and I love the passion that they show for what they are writing. They are fun and interesting to read and they inspire me to get better and better in my blog.

So I decided to do a feature (inspired by Megan at the Nerdy Girlie’s Geek Girls Gab), where I profile the bloggers that I love. Not only do I get to find out more about them, but I also get to share them with you guys! Most of the bloggers that I follow are like me, nerd girls, fan girls and they enjoy the same things as me, and you! Every blogger that I profile is one that is super important to me and I urge you to check them out!

If you are interested in being featured on the Blogger Spotlight, feel free to contact me, please! I would love to hear from you, to feature you on the blog and to help spread the word about it!

Today is a special one for me, as this is the first blog I really started to read and it was the blog that inspired me to start my own blog!

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This week’s blogger is Jackie a.k.a. Bazingirl from Seeking Bazinga!

She also goes by her author name, J.J. Zwirn.

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Sara: Tell me a Little Bit About Yourself:

Jackie: I’m a geek. I love almost everything about being a geek. I love connecting with other geeks and going totally fangirl over the awesomeness of the fandom we are talking about, be it True Blood, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, The Big Bang Theory, Star Trek, Star Wars…it doesn’t matter. Talking geek is what I like to do.

I also love to write, which is why I quit my dead end day job to start writing novels. As soon as I finish one, I hope to be a PUBLISHED author, as all authors do. My writing influences range from J.K. Rowling to Stephen King to Carlos Ruiz Zafón to Shakespeare. I am also a HUGE music nerd. I’ve been singing classical and choral music since the ripe old age of 4, when I joined The Carol Lombard Singers. I’ve sung opera for many years, though was never able to make a career out of it. I also sang with one of the most amazing groups in the history of ever, The Los Angeles Choral Artists, lead by my good friend and mentor Tony Thornton. So that’s me, a card carrying, pong level geek who loves to write and sing.

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Sara: Tell me about your blog: 

Jackie: Seeking Bazinga was inspired by one of my favorite TV shows, The Big Bang Theory. I wanted the site to be a place where readers and bloggers alike could come and get their geek on, and be proud, awesome nerds. There are many sites which also inform the public about the happenings in the geek world, which I follow and reference often, but I wanted to put my own spin on it and talk about geek things that matter to me. I will also be starting a vlog with some AMAZING nerd girls of mine called Nerds In Heels, which will be a YouTube channel soon and featured on Seeking Bazinga as well!

Sara: What inspired you to start your blog?

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Jackie: I’d written a blog for several years about sex, which well, tanked to be honest. I’ll admit the idea started out super fun and became completely LAME. Then, one day I felt the need to write an article about Harry Potter. I had just read an article about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter coming to Los Angeles, and felt I needed to write about it. So, I started Seeking Bazinga, so I could inform and basically fangirl about all the fandoms I love.

Sara: What is your favorite nerd memory?

Jackie: My favorite nerd memory? That’s HARD. But I’d have to say that the one that sticks in my head and makes me laugh every time I remember it is when my sister-in-law and I took her daughter to see Ella Enchanted with Anne Hathaway. My sister-in-law had just introduced me to a comic called Sluggy Freelance, which if you haven’t read….you should. From the first strip. Seriously. Go now. Www.sluggy.com. Now, because of the character Bun-Bun, the switchblade wielding bunny, when an attack bunny showed in the movie, I leaned over to my sister-in-law and very quietly said, “ca-click.” She damn near had to leave the theater because she was laughing uncontrollably.

Sara: What are you most looking forward to, as far as new books/movies/etc?

Jackie: The books I am most looking forward to right now is the sequel to Libba Bray’s The Diviners and just this Sunday being told I should read Stephen King’s Dark Tower series by another epic author/nerd girl. Movie wise? MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING DIRECTED BY JOSS WHEDON. OMG, I need to see this so much!!!!! And Man of Steel. I adore Henry Cavill for being hot and British, and now Superman? Yeah. However, I was a DIE HARD Chris Reeve’s fan so, I am trying to go in to seeing it with an open mind. :) Oh, and CITY OF BONES. OMG. Can that movie come out now, please???

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Sara: As my blog is mostly about books and reading, what are some of your favorite books or authors to read? 

Jackie: ANYTHING by Stephen King, Harry Potter (always), John Green, Libba Bray, Diana Gabaldon (zomg swoon), Cassandra Clare (yeah, I know people either LOVE her or HATE her, but I read her before I knew any of the internets crazy drama, so, I LIKE her books.), also I enjoy the dilectable works of Jane Austen and Shakespeare. Also, my new favorite book is Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Read this book. Seriously. Then read The Diviners.

Sara: What are some of your favorite blogs to follow? 

Jackie: Well, I religiously follow What a Nerd Girl Says, of course, because you’re one of my most favorite people in the world, Sara! I also follow The Mary Sue, Geek and Sundry (not a blog but an entire geek home base), Smart Bitches-Trashy Novels, Krypton Radio, RyannPrice.com, to name a few. And I’m always open to new suggestions!

Sara: Who is your fictional crush (what, we’re nerd girls, we all have one!)

Jackie: I have a couple fictional character crushes. When it comes to books, the first one, who will always be my number one is Jaime Fraser from Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander Series. He is the embodiment of Scottish, kilt-wearing sex me up now HUNK! My second is from Larrisa Ione’s Demonica series and is a delicious character by the name of Shade. He’s pretty epic, but then so are his two brothers Wraith and Eidolon. It’s kind hard to pick which one I like the most. However, my absolute NUMBER ONE fictional crush has been and ALWAYS WILL BE: Captain Tight Pants Himself: Malcolm Reynolds. And he is followed a VERY close second by the delicious bad-boy with a heart of gold, Dean Winchester from Supernatural.

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Hope you enjoyed this Spotlight on Jackie, and come back soon for more Blogger Spotlights!

 And check out last week’s Spotlight on Shaina of The Urge to Write