Category Archives: Nerd gear

Unboxing May @nerdypost: Maas themeΒ 

I’m late, but here’s my unboxing for the May @nerdy.post! (I post my unboxings late bc I hate to spoil it for others.) The theme was MAAS and Alexis captured her books so well! Scroll down to see close-ups of the prints, buttons, and pin! .

So many goodies! My favorite is the ACOMAF bookmark done by guest artist Brittney @reverieandink. I love this quote! We also had a special surprise–a second poster from Tahira @tjlubrano of Abraxos. I love her work! Both of these ladies have their work for sale! Check out their profiles to see more!

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The June Nerdy post was Alexis’s 1 year anniversary box with multiple fandoms represented. It was amazing! I can’t wait to share that with you guys! And did you hear July’s theme? It’s Alice in Wonderland. I know there are big fans of this book in this community, so make sure you sign up! 

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I hope you’re all have a fantastic Thursday! What’s your favorite box subscription? What fandom merchandise can you not live without? 

Book Challenge: Bookstagram made me do it!Β 

Happy Friday! I can not believe it’s Friday and it’s summer vacation! First day on vacation, we went to the library and went to the park. We’re off to a great start. I just hope I can keep up the momentum! 😁.

So confession: Before bookstagram, I had never heard of Funko Pops! I knowww. I don’t really have an excuse, if you count living in a cave. πŸ˜… And I admit, I was resistant to getting them, rationalizing that I didn’t really need them and I didn’t have room. πŸ˜‚ But then I got my first Funko from @owlcrate and it was Snape and eventually I also received Luna Lovegood too! I loved them! Then I won more in Juli’s Anniversary @riddlesteashoppe giveaway last year. One of them was Hermione (and she sent tea too!). And pretty much from there, I started collecting them but I’ve noticed the few that I have collected are becoming part of a really awesome girl squad. Hmm. Perhaps I should do a squad post? πŸ€”

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Pictured are the House inspired Ravenclaw Wisdom and Gryffindor Bravery teas from @riddlesteashoppe which I highly recommend! Check out Rebecca @bibliosophy_ rep for her discount rep code! Thank you Juli for the Funkos and teas!

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I hope you’re having a great Friday! What was something bookstagram made you do?

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#grimdragon Bookstagram made me do it!
#livelaughbooksjune Fandom Friday

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May Owlcrate Unboxing: Comic Explosion

Here’s my unboxing for the May Owlcrate @owlcrate “Comic Explosion”. I know I keep saying this, but I loved this box and Korrina is a mind-reader!.

I’m so excited for Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia @chessiezappia. When I got my Owlcrate, I was like, Why does this book sound familiar? I put it on my TBR when I first heard about earlier this year and forgot about it. πŸ˜… Needless to say, I was thrilled to receive it last month. Even more so because it came with an amazing art print from the author! 

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We also received a full size Funko Pop (I got Loki!), coffee candy, a comic themed pen, a zipper pull, and a Wonder Woman candle! I’m not a candle person normally but I love this one!! 

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If you look through my other pictures, you’ll see close-ups of the bookish merchandise, a snap shot of the book summary, and a flip through of the sample of the graphic novel Afar. It looks amazing! 

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Has anyone read Eliza and Her Monsters? I can’t wait to read this! If you haven’t read it yet, comment or DM so we can buddy read it!

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My kids have two days left of school! Sends prayers and/positive vibes my way because I’m barely hanging in there! I’m so ready for summer break! πŸ˜ŽπŸŒžπŸ–

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Wednesday Preview: May Owlcrate

How’s your Wednesday going so far? Anyone else watching their Instastories of all the people/authors/publishers at BEA/BookCon like this 😨😱😭. It looks like so much fun! Truly the Super Bowl for booknerds but everyone wins!.

I’ve got a few more May unboxings to post–Owlcrate and Nerdypost! I’ll be sharing them with you later this week. (I post my unboxings late because I don’t want to spoil anyone!)

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Anyone read any of these graphic novels/manga? What did you think?

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Spells leggings from The Nerdy Store!

FRIENDS, you are all amazing! Thank you so much for all your kind words for my book and my Moana costume in my previous post. ❀️ I haven’t been comfortable in front of the camera in a long time, but I’m working on being positive about me and who I am now–a 40ish mother of four children who is following her dream to become a writer. Damn, when I say it like that, I sound pretty awesome. πŸ˜† Thank you again! πŸ™πŸ½β€οΈ.

And here’s something of a first for me again! A #socksunday post! I never tried this because I didn’t get the logistics of how to take it (remember I’m in my 40s and just not that bendy anymoreπŸ˜‚), but I HAD to also show off my Spells inspired Harry Potter leggings from the @nerdy.store. I took this picture earlier this afternoon and I have not taken these leggings off yet! Friends, they are so comfortable and the material is soft and light. But best part are the spells! Such fantastic lettering! 😍

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And of course, I paired my Spells leggings with my I Solemnly Swear I’m Up to No Good socks and Hermione Funko Pop which were prizes won from a giveaway hosted by @riddlesteashoppe. Thank you Juli!! And if you haven’t tried her HP inspired tea, you must! 

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I hope you’re all having a great weekend!

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Owlcrate: 145k Giveaway and April Box

I’m a big fan of Owlcrate! And Korrina is one of the most awesome humans I know. If you’re not familiar with Owlcrate, it’s a monthly YA book subscription box. I’ve been a subscriber for almost two years and I can honestly say I’ve never been disappointed! Korrina puts so much thought into each box and I swear she’s psychic because there’s always something that I really wanted!.

My dear friend is having a giveaway for reaching 145k followers! πŸŽ‰ Two winners will win a 3 month subscription and 10 will win a June box! I told you she was amazing!

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Still on the fence about entering? Check out what was in the April “Head Over Heels” box, if you haven’t seen it yet! We received The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli @beckyalbertalli and bookish goodies from @novellyyours, @eviebookish, @bookwormboutique, @storiarts, and @teaspot. What a time to be alive!! 

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Check out @owlcrate on Instagram for details on the giveaway or check out the tag #owlcrate145k. 

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Congratulations on reaching 145k, Korrina!!πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ I’m so happy for you and the success of Owlcrate! 

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MondaysΒ 

MONDAYS. 😩 I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! If you saw my Stories, I had a fantastic Mother’s Day–out all by myself! It was glorious! I hope all the mothers out there had a wonderful day. .
Thank goodness for Kat’s @shopthepathtonarnia Kick Ass mug! I NEEDS IT to get this week started. After a delightful day of no one bothering me and shopping for fancy pens and new props, I’m suddenly faced with the realities of adulting–laundry, packing lunches, picking up toys, 😩. Thank goodness for audiobooks to help get through it! 

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Speaking of audiobooks, I just finished Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe and it was amazing. I love Benjamin Alire Saenz and I love Lin Manuel Miranda for narrating the audiobook. I’ll post more about it later this week, but I highly recommend this story! .

What are you up to today? Do you listen to audiobooks? What’s your favorite so far? 

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