Blog Tour: One Day at Disney by Bruce Steele – Review and Giveaway!

I am so excited to be a part of this blog tour! With Disney+ releasing just two weeks ago, I must admit that I have pretty much spent what little free time I have watching Disney Channel Original Movies on my PS4. Its been amazing and I’ve loved just being surrounded by Disney right now. I love the behind the scenes and a lot of that comes from my time as a Disneyland cast member. It was easily one of the BEST jobs of my life and I can’t wait to go back and work there someday, because its going to happen. This book is in tandem with a documentary coming December 3rd to Disney+ and I can’t WAIT for it!

So this book and this blog tour – I AM SO HERE FOR IT.

Continue reading

Book Review: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

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!

Today’s review is actually a little special because its a book I have NOT read. Because its NaNoWriMo and I’ve been busy, I enlisted some help in writing in November! It didn’t entirely work considering the blog was down for most of the month but Daniel was kind enough to write a review for this book!

Continue reading

What A Nerd Girl Says Was Broken…and Now Its Not!




It is SOOOOO good to finally be back.

For some reason, I still don’t know because technology confuses the heck out of me – What A Nerd Girl Says has been down since the beginning of the month. My amazing, wonderful, beautiful, one of a kind superhero of a web master has been working her ass off in her free time to get it back up and running and its been an ordeal for sure. Luckily this happened during the month of November when most of my concentration is on NaNoWriMo (38,518 words and counting…) but its still been incredibly frustrating. When I get stuck on writing my novel, I come here and work on a post or two, just to get some words out and then return back to writing.

Not having that escape has been so hard. Plus, after being SO good at posting nearly every single day for Blogtober, it felt so weird to not be able to post at all. I have reviews for The Mandalorian and posts on Disney animated films and I need to do an event recap of Marissa Meyer’s Supernova event in San Diego…its just been so hard to not be able to post.

The blog is finally back up and running and I had to completely redo the rebrand that I had done right before the crash. Luckily, since I spent so much time on it before, I knew what I had to do to get it back to the way it was before.

I appreciate all of your patience as this was fixed and redone and promise lots and lots of new posts coming really soon!

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. 

Continue reading

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!


Continue reading

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!