I Haven’t Known Exactly What to Say But…I NEED to Say Something (#BlackLivesMatter)

I wanted to say something.

The world is intense right now. There’s no other way to describe it other than intense. Chaotic. A total mess. But the thing is – I don’t think its new. Its always been like that but its taken people in the streets for others to see it. Racism. Violence against people of color. Police brutality. Its been happening for years and years and years and people are fed up. They’re tired of it.

I know I’m tired of it.

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Boyfriend Book Review: Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin

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!


**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 Symptoms of Being Human from July 2018.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Favorite Opening Lines

The Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly challenge post previously hosted by The Broke and Bookish and now hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. You can follow along for each weekly post here. This week’s post is something I actually really like but I had to really take some time to think about for sure! I think opening lines can be super super important and can really grab you so this is just such a fun topic. I also did WAY more than 10. I honestly could have gone on and on and on and on.

Here we go –

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Blogversary Announcement – BENCHED, A New Adult Sports Romance, Coming September 2020!

Its What A Nerd Girl Says 8th Blogversary today!!

I can’t believe that this little ol’ blog has been around for eight years. I started this blog on a whim – I hardly thought it through. I think the only thing I truly thought through was the name, something that I’m SO glad I thought about because its been my moniker, my identity, for 8 years. This has been so insanely important to me. I was scrolling through Facebook this morning and was taking a look at my memories and I posted something that really resonated with me today. I didn’t celebrate much last year, mostly because I had started a new position at my work and had just moved into an apartment. But I really expressed myself well. Here’s what I wrote:

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Book Review: Time of Our Lives by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka

When Fitz and Juniper cross paths on their first college tour in Boston, they’re at odds from the moment they meet– while Juniper’s dying to start a new life apart for her family, Fitz faces the sacrifices he must make for his. Their relationship sparks a deep connection–in each other’s eyes, they glimpse alternate possibilities regarding the first big decision of their adult lives.

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April Book and Blog Wrap Up and May Goals

Okay, first off, this wrap up is SOOOO late. We are already in mid-May at this point, my god. But I’m INSANELY busy right now, with a HUGE announcement coming on May 23rd, the 8th birthday of this blog, and preparing for the big announcement that I’ve already made.

But let’s be real – I’ve also just been so NOT into reading stuff right now. The quarantine is just messing with my head and my routine and all of that. I did read a fair amount of books in April but…a lot of them were rereads. I just need the comfort of rereads right now. I’m to TRY and read some new stuff soon but…we’ll see.

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