Blog Tour: Spotlight on Legacy by Shannon Messenger + Giveaway!

Sophie Foster wants answers. But after a lifetime of lies, sometimes the truth is the most dangerous discovery. Even the smallest secret comes with terrifying new responsibilities.

And Sophie’s not the only one with blank spots in her past, or mysteries surrounding her family. She and her friends are part of something much bigger than they imagined—and their roles have already been chosen for them.

Every clue drags them deeper into the conspiracy. Every memory forces them to question everything—especially one another. And the harder they fight, the more the lines blur between friend and enemy. 

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October Books and Blog Wrap Up and November Goals!

Welcome to my monthly recap, where I recap the previous month and share my reading goals for the next month! I used to just strictly share what books I’d wanted to read and what I’d read but I am trying a new thing where I share all the posts from the month as well, in case you missed anything and want to catch up! Let’s see how this goes.

I went through a mini slump in October and I mostly reread books this month. I’m still way ahead in my GoodReads goal, which is good, considering its now NaNoWriMo and I’ll be focusing on that. You were all spoiled during Blogtober, and all these blog posts and now I’m probably going to disappear for awhile!

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NaNoWriMo Day 5 Check In! Looking for Guest Bloggers!

Hey everyone!

I wanted to peek my head in and remind everyone that this month is NaNoWriMo and I am participating for the 7th year in a row! I’m really excited – I haven’t written much of anything since last year’s NaNoWriMo and I’m really feeling this new project. In fact, we’re on day five and I’m a little over 15K words in, with a plan to hopefully hit 20K by tonight.

So far, the blog has stayed pretty busy because I’ve had some planned posts. I did want to warn you that the blog may be a little sparse this month because I’ll be focusing more on my word count for my new novel and less about staying on top of blogging. I hate to do that when I’m on a roll, and with the revamp and all, but it is what it is. NaNoWriMo is an important time of year for me and I’m really attached to this secret new project that I’m working on.

In the meantime, I did want to let you know that I am looking for guest bloggers for the month if you’re interested. You can do a review for a new book you’ve read, a movie or TV show you’ve watched, a video game you’ve played. You could talk about a fandom, you can express an opinion about something going on in the fandom community, you can try your hand out on a fandom foodie recipe. I’m open to anything, really, I just want this month to be as full as other months and I’m not sure how to accomplish it.

If you ARE interested in writing something, please email me! You can reach me through the contact tab above OR at whatanerdgirlsays (at) gmail (dot) com.

Thanks guys! I appreciate your understanding every November when I disappear. Don’t forget that you can follow me and my progress on my NaNoWriMo page!

Wish me luck!

Boyfriend Book Review: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

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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**Please note that we always try to keep reviews spoiler free here but in the case of back-listed books, there is a chance that there could be spoilers**

You can read my original review for Steelheart from October 2013.

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Fandom Foodie Friday {9} – The Grey Stuff from Beauty and the Beast

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 the grey stuff from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. I’ve heard its delicious but I don’t know, maybe we should ask the dishes…

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What Books to Read If You’re Staying In on Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone! Halloween just so happens to be my favorite holiday and I feel like this entire month has been a celebration! I went to the new Oogie Boogie Trick or Treat Bash at Disney’s California Adventure, I went back to Knott’s Scary Farm for the first time in 13 years and had a total blast. I have a Halloween party to go to this weekend and I’ll be going to the last day of Halloween Haunt at Universal Studios. I normally feel like I just don’t do enough for my favorite holiday but that is definitely not true this year!

Today, though, I plan to stay in and kick off my four day weekend. I may curl up with a book – but what should I read? Here are some perfect reads for those who are staying in tonight, just like me!

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