Blogger Spotlight: Sarina from Nerd Craft Librarian

One of the best parts about running this blog is having the ability to meet some really cool people, adiposity 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 Sarina from Nerd Craft Librarian!

You can find her at:

Her Facebook

Her Twitter

Her Etsy Shop

Her Pinterest

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Sara: Tell me a Little Bit About Yourself:

Sarina: I’m Sarina. I live on Long Island with my husband,Tim and our dog, Gypsy. I am a Children’s and Teen librarian so naturally I love to read. In my spare time I make all sorts of fun creations by means of sewing, painting or re-purposing. Many of the things I create are available in my Etsy shop. When I’m not creating I’m consuming! I love all of the wonderful things geek culture has to offer and I’m always looking for the next thing to fall in love with.

Sara: Tell me about your blog: 

Sarina: Nerd Craft Librarian is pretty much explained in its title. On the blog you can find all of the home made crafts that I have constructed over the years. As explained earlier, many of them are inspired by pop-culture and the fandoms that I love. I frequently feature tutorials of step-by-step instructions on all of the wonderful things that I make.

 I’m lucky enough to have a job where I am able to incorporate both my love of crafts and geek culture. When I do certain things at work I like to feature them on the blog in what I call, “Library Life” I’m so proud of some of the things I get to do that I want to share it with the world. Some recent posts include a Doctor Who party and Harry Potter celebration.

The blog is also a journal, a way for me to keep track of what I’m doing and how I have evolved, not just as a crafter or librarian but as a person. So these types of posts can range in topics from what I’m currently reading, opinions about nerd related things or what I did the past week.

Sara: What inspired you to start your blog?

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Sarina: As I honed my crafting skills, I became confident enough to share my creations and techniques. I am also an avid blog reader. Many techniques and skills I learned from DIY blogs. I wanted to pay it forward to the next person in need of some crafty guidance. Later the blog expanded to feature ideas and inspiration for fellow librarians. We live in an age of shared intelligence and there is no reason to keep it to yourself.

Sara: What is your favorite nerd memory?

Sarina: Harry Potter has a special place in my heart. Before I discovered those books I was a struggling student that thought reading was dull. After reading the first one, it made reading magical. There wasn’t one certain moment that stuck out in particular. Its a mix of all of the HP related events, I loved the midnight book releases and movie premieres. I would dress up and meet all sorts of other wizards that loved this books as much as I do. I have been to the Wizarding World theme park twice now! I nearly cried each time we rode on the Forbidden Journey.I recently held a Harry Potter celebration for kids and teens at my library. It makes me so happy that it survives to the next generation. There is a Harry Potter quote that sums up what not only Harry Potter is like but what all fandom is like “…its real for us”

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

Sarina: I’m totally in love with Doctor Who right now. I’m so excited for the 50th anniversary special! I’m so excited that I’m planning on throwing a little Who themed soiree! The week before the special airs, Long Island will be hosting its first Doctor Who convention where I’m going to be cosplaying as the 11th doctor.

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

Sarina: Raina Telgemire. She writes graphic novels from a teenage girls perspective. I normally shy away from realistic fiction. There is something about her writing that makes it good and relatable. She injects a mix of humor and emotion that suck you into the story.

Brain Selznick is another great author/illustrator. His books are super duper think, but there is a mix of text and pictures. The two mediums play off each other so well that his books are cinematic.

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

Sarina: The Nerdy GirlieEmergency AwesomeUcreate

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

 Sarina: Han Solo. I also like Malcolm Reynolds, however Han is the original space cowboy, he’s a scruffy looking nerf herder with a heart of gold.

Sara: Do you have any fandom/nerd-related tattoos at all? Please share them!

Sarina: I don’t have any tattoos yet! However I really want to get ‘Expecto patronum’ on my foot. A group of friends and I (other whovians) also want to get a group tattoo. I’m leaning towards something written in Gallifrian.

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I hope you enjoyed learning about Sarina in this Blogger Spotlight. Make sure to go follow her!

Don’t forget to check out last week’s spotlight Blogger, Erin from MEReadALot!

Happy Reading!

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

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Her Instagram

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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

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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-Shannon from Twilight Sleep

One of the best parts about running this blog is having the ability to meet some really cool people, cheapest 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 Shannon from Twilight Sleep.

Her Twitter

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Her Instagram

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Sara: Tell me a Little Bit About Yourself:

Shannon: Oh gosh, I’m terrible at these! Let’s see…I’m 27 years old and married to the best guy alive on the face of the planet. We have a puppy named Rue (yes, after Rue from The Hunger Games) who is totally our baby. No human babies yet…frankly, I’m not sure how Rue would handle not being the only little love of our lives, hehe. I currently work for the US Government in the Department of Defense but I can’t tell you what I actually do because secrets. I’m pretty much just your everyday book nerd – I’ve been reading since I was old enough to know how. I’m not really sure where that came from because no one else in my family really enjoys reading, especially not to the extent that I do. My oldest brother comes closest (and perhaps that’s where I picked it up – I do have a distinct memory of him teaching me how to write in cursive when I was about 5) but it’s weird because all he reads now are magazines (mostly about guns and hunting). I can’t remember what he read when we were younger…maybe it’s always been magazines…or maybe at one time he read, you know, books. But I don’t know. Anyway, somewhere along the way I got hooked and have been ever since. For the last few years of my life I’ve been far too busy with school and work to read near as much as I want/used to and let me just tell you, THAT SUCKS. Hopefully that will be changing soon though! When I’m not fangirling over books (and their authors) I can be found enjoying music, playing video games, or pretending to be the most awesome person in the world.

Sara: Tell me about your blog: 

Shannon: Twilight Sleep is where I share my love of books (and sometimes other things) with anyone who will take the time to read! I mostly discuss YA books but you’ll find middle grade and adult books thrown in there as well. I also enjoy hosting giveaways and just generally geeking out with other people who love books like I do!

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Sara: What inspired you to start your blog?

Shannon: I had gotten to a point where I was very very stressed and I wanted a hobby that would let me relieve some of that stress and do something I love. I’d been blogging for years but just personally – I didn’t want to go back to that but I did enjoy getting to interact with other people about our lives and hobbies and things. I’d been wanting to get back into reading as well and one day the idea just hit me: why not start a blog about the books I read?? So I did. I had NO IDEA what I was getting myself into, though! It’s been a lot of work, especially for someone who had a lot on her plate anyway. But I’ve met some amazing people and had some awesome times so it’s definitely been worth it. :]

Sara: What is your favorite nerd memory?

Shannon: Probably meeting Jessica Brody and Leigh Bardugo on the Fierce Reads tour this year! That or my 4th birthday party, which featured so much Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle awesomeness it was unreal.

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

Shannon: I’m dying to read Cress, the third book in the Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer! (If anyone has an ARC they are willing to loan, PLEASE contact me!! I promise I’ll return it!) Also looking forward to Antigoddess by Kendare Blake, Paranoia by J.R. Johansson, Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor and *deep breath* THE RETRIBUTION OF MARA DYER BY MICHELLE HODKIN. *freaks out* I can’t wait to see THG: Catching Fire movie, but I’m rather unenthusiastic about some of the other book-based movies coming out soon…

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

Shannon: Ooo, well I love pretty much anything by L.J. Smith and Jessica Brody. I’m a big fan of the indie author E.J. Stevens. I’ve also recently become quite attached to Leigh Bardugo, Marissa Meyer, Heather Anastasiu, Meagan Spooner, and Kelsey Sutton! My top two favorite book series are Harry Potter and The Mara Dyer trilogy by Michelle Hodkin! Also, though I didn’t much care for the Twilight series, Stephenie Meyer’s The Host is a work of art.

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

Shannon: What A Nerd Girl Says, of course! I also love Read. Sleep. Repeat., Oh Chrys!, and Auntie Spinelli Reads, just to name a few.

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

Shannon: Fictional character crush(es)….oooo, let’s see….I’ll try to keep this short: Noah Shaw from the Mara Dyer trilogy, Wolf from Scarlet by Marissa Meyer, and DESPITE HOW UNPOPULAR HE SEEMS TO BE WITH EVERYONE ELSE Warner from Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me series!

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I hope you enjoyed getting to Shannon. She is SERIOUSLY awesome, and you definitely should check her blog out.

And don’t forget to check out last week’s spotlight blogger, Eilidh from British Nephilim!

Happy Blogging everyone!

Blogger Spotlight-Jasmine from Movies, Shows N Books

One of the best parts about running this blog is having the ability to meet some really cool people, information pills and some of the coolest people that I have met have led me to really cool blogs. I’ve said it before, ed 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 Jasmine from Movies, Shows n Books

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Sara: Tell me a Little Bit About Yourself:

Jasmine: What can I say.  I’m a working Mom & wife that is still a booknerd at heart.  I have loved to read since my childhood days.  I am always a big fan of a good story, be it a movie, show and/or book.  I spend most of my time reading and going to events such as book signings, concerts and or Hollywood premieres (taking my daughter with me as much as I can) when all the responsibilities are taken care of.  I can even say that the public library was my favorite hangout  when I was in my Jr. High and High School days.  Now, bookstores are my favorite places to hangout…haha!!

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Sara: Tell me about your blog: 

Jasmine: My blog entails the sharing of my love for movies, shows and books and my love for a good story.  It’s not about posting every entertainment news tidbit that comes out.  It’s more on me sharing my thoughts and my love of what interests me about the movies, shows and books that I enjoy.  And, since I am a fan of many, my blog doesn’t focus on just one fandom and/or one form of media. And, with all the fun events that my daughter and I, even my husband, have attended, this blog is a great way to share all the fun that we had and more! I mean, geez, I have also met a great deal of awesome people/bloggers…whatanerdgirlsays among the many I’ve met, at these awesome events.

Sara: What inspired you to start your blog?

Jasmine: What inspired me to start…hmmm!!! I’m not exactly sure. First of all, I just love to share the fun and love of all of this to others. And, come to find out, there are many people out there who love to share as well.  On another note, I enjoy writing…at times, I  can be at a loss for words, but I love to write. Sometimes, once I start writing, I just keep going…as long as my thoughts keep flowing! LOL! For the most part, it’s just the sharing of the fun events to a public forum….have to “gush” somehow…right!!??!!

Sara: What is your favorite nerd memory?

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Jasmine: My favorite nerd memory is when my daughter and I went to RT Teen Day (RT Booklovers Convention) in 2011 when it was in Los Angeles, CA!  It was the most memorable since just a couple of years prior, I got back into reading after being out of the country for several years studying for my college degree in BSPharmacy.  It was one of the most exciting days that I remember! That was the a day I met many new favorite authors! That and the first year we went to San Diego Comic Con! So, I don’t know if I can really say I have a favorite…it’s more like I have many favorite memories, because it all was amazing experiences.

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

Jasmine: I am definitely looking forward to seeing one of my favorite author’s books, City of Bones written by Cassandra Clare, come to life on the big screen soon. I think it’s amazing to see film adaptations of books. Sometimes, it’s a bad adaptation, but sometimes, it can actually be a good adaptation.  What’s important is to capture the vision that the author had for the books! (that’s just me…haha!)  I was looking forward to reading Richlle Mead‘s new adult novel, Gameboard of the Gods, but now, I have already read it!  I was definitely not disappointed! I loved it!  In regards to movies, there are so many to choose from! The few that I most am looking forward to seeing isPacific RimThe WolverineThe Hobbit: The Desolation of SmaugThor: The Dark World, THG: Catching Fire…these are just the few I’m most excited about.  But, the list can go on and on! In regards to books, there is so many (yes, I am so behind on my reading), I am looking forward to reading Khaled Hosseini‘s new book And The Mountains EchoedLeigh Bardugo‘s Grisha series, Veronica Roth‘s Divergent series…and so many more!!!

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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? 

Jasmine: My favorite authors to read are Cassandra Clare, Richelle Mead (since I readGameboard of the Gods), Anne Rice, Melissa dela Cruz, Alyson Noel, Margaret Stohl, Kami Garcia, Sidney Sheldon, V.C. Andrews (when she was still alive), Keri Arthur, Khaled Hosseini, Stephenie Meyer, Suzanne Collins, Nancy Holder and so many more that I just can’t list them all down…haha!!

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

Jasmine: Some of my favorite blogs to follow are: The Mortal Minute, Novel Reality, Jean Book Nerd, Mundie Moms, iFandoms Collide (since it includes all the other blogs that are my favorites to follow), Page to Premiere…just to name a few! Of course, WhatANerdGirlSays also…which is also a part of iFandoms Collide.

 Sara: Who is your fictional crush?

Jasmine: Let’s see…my fictional character crush(es)…hmmm! Definitely, Jace and Will from The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices, respectively; Ethan Wate from The Caster Chronicles; Ian and Jared from Stephenie Meyer‘s The Host; Damon Auguste from Alyson Noel‘s Immortals series; Damon from The Vampire Diaries; Justin March from Richelle Mead‘s Gameboard of the Gods…so far that I can recall…LOL!

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Hope you all enjoyed this week’s Blogger Spotlight and are able to check out Jasmine’s AWESOME blog :)

Don’t forget to check out last week’s Spotlight on Megan from Luxen Army!

And other previous Blogger Spotlights as well!