Nerd Alert

Earlier this summer, I decided that – for the first time in nearly 20 years – I would revisit all seven books in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, as well as the eight companion films. My plan was to chronicle my thoughts on the 26th of each month, beginning in June – the actual bookiversary for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

While I was able to stick to that schedule for the first two months, things went off the rails a bit after that and I found myself continually behind. For the past several weeks, however, I have been consumed with the series and am determined to close it out this week! In honor of the occasion, everything in today’s “Nerd Alert” concerns the Boy Who Lived. The next five days will wrap up my revisit posts and then I’ll share a full series debrief on Saturday. It’s a lot, I know, but I hope you enjoy!  Read More

Nerd Alert

Whelp, nearly a month has passed between posts – again – and while I have a ready-made list of reasons why, I think the biggest one was simply wrapping my mind around my shifting posting schedule and thinking of the “Nerd Alert” as kicking off the week, as opposed to ending it, like it did when I was posting on Saturdays. Schedules are funny things: Growing up, my weeks always ran from Sunday to Saturday, but a few of the planners I’ve started using make Monday the start of the week, which is fine . . . it just takes a few mental gymnastics to juggle the two at the same time! So, instead of wishing you a good weekend, I will hope that you all have a great week!  Read More

Nerd Alert

Happy Saturday nerds, and welcome (finally) to a new installment of the Nerd Alert!! I knew that it had been a while since I’d shared a link roundup with you all, but I was still shocked to learn that the last one was in April.

Yet despite the fact that it has been nearly four months between alerts, I’ve still been compiling a list of potential links… I just haven’t been sharing them. So, since I’m starting to get back into a blogging rhythm, I thought I would use this post to clean things up a bit. Some of these links are slightly dated – two were clearly tied to the Oscars, which were in February – but I still hope you enjoy! Read More

Back to Basics

I’ll be honest readers, looking over the past few months (years, really) of blog posts is painful for me. My posting schedule, which is supposed to be three times a week, has been sporadic at best and nearly non-existent at worst. Oh sure, there are reasons for that – from struggling with the demands of a fast-paced, high-intensity job to getting married to picking up work as a freelance editor – but it’s not just the external stuff that’s been getting in my way. A lot of it has been me.  Read More

Nerd Alert

As I’m sure you can guess – based on my previous posts – this week has been a bit of a rough one here at GeekyNerdy HQ. I’ve had to burn the candle at both ends, so to speak, and even had to go into the office for a few hours today! (There’s a certain cruel irony about having to work on April Fool’s Day.) So, I decided to just embrace the week’s unofficial theme of “better late than never” and turn it into an official one with today’s Nerd Alert. All of the items below are time-related, and many are things I really wish I could have. Enjoy!  Read More