Category Archives: Nerd gear

Nerdy Post Unboxing: June Anniversary box

Okay. So I don’t think I’ll be spoiling anyone with this. (Remember: better late than never, right? πŸ˜†) This is my unboxing for the JUNE One Year Anniversary @nerdy.post box. It was such an amazing anniversary box..

I can’t even handle this Firefly poster! 😭 Browncoats forever! And these Supernatural wax melts? Alexis said she basically wanted it to smell like Dean and I’m 100% okay with that. And then the Princess Laia fat bookmark with Dr. Who on the back? πŸ’€ It’s absolutely perfect! Eleven’s waffle coaster is fantastic too! So many good items! Swipe through to see them.

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I got my AUGUST box Back to Hogwarts and I can’t wait to share my unboxing with you! It is amazing. (Don’t worry. No spoilers here.) September’s box is Pixar/Dreamworks and if you want to see a preview of what’s inside, check out @nerdy.post. Ready to sign up? Visit my girl Kori @_livelaughread on Instagram for a discount code!



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Supernatural Funko Pops and The Demon’s Lexicon

Any Supernatural fans here? We’re long time fans but took a break when kids happened and we just started catching up on the show. We’re currently on season 8 and loving it but the feels! 😭I wish the Winchester boys could get a break!😒.

My SIL recommended The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Reese Brennan because she said it was a lot like Supernatural. Two brothers whose father is dead and whose mother is crazy but who is also being hunted by demons hired by magicians? YES PLEASE. Sounds like I’d enjoy this a lot!

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I may have also put this post together to show off my Dean and Sam Funkos. 😏 Dean came up as a deal on Amazon Prime Day for $8 so I said take my money and of course I had to get Sam too! Also featured are a bookmark, tattoos, and a Dean and Sam sticker from the Supernatural @nerdy.post.

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Random fact: My son is named after Dean and my youngest was almost named Sam but we went with Sophie instead after Sophie from Howl’s Moving Castle. #nerdparentsrepresent

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Scroll through to see close ups of Sam and Dean and @nerdy.post swag. Also, I’ve included the Goodreads summary for The Demon’s Lexicon in the last slide.

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Anyone read this yet? Who’s your favorite Supernatural character?

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Happy Sunday! I hope you’ve all had a fantastic weekend! Our date night for our anniversary turned out to be a family night that involved Funkos, books, and froyo which actually was a lot of fun. I managed to pick up some SDCC exclusive Funko Pops that I’m excited to share with you guys soon! (I can’t believe how many Funkos I bought this month.πŸ™ˆ)

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Owlcrate Unboxing: July “Make it Out Alive”Β 

I got some fantastic book mail today! My July @owlcrate arrived and I can’t wait to share it with you. I realized I hadn’t shared my June Owlcrate and thought this is the perfect time. Last month’s theme was Make it Out Alive! Such a fantastic box!.

I’m so excited for last month’s book The Sandcastle Empire. It’s a YA dystopia story about survival in a world taken over by a revolutionary group. We were lucky to also get a second book from @oftomes New World Rising. I’ve had my eye on this book for a while and was thrilled to receive it in last month’s Owlcrate.

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And the goodies? I love the gorgeous double sided ACOWAR bookmark by Hey Atlas Creative @treehouseofbooks. The zombie sleep mask cracks me up! And The Giver patch nearly had me crying because I used to read The Giver with my students which I really enjoyed doing. Of course, being trash for Sabaa Tahir, my favorite item was the Ember in the Ashes inspired magnet “Fear is your enemy only if you allow it to be” designed by @littleinklingdesigns! I love Megan’s handlettered bookmarks and was happy to have this! Make sure to scroll down to see close-ups of the goodies!

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The July theme was Wanderlust and friends, I don’t know how Korinna does it, but every month she always gives me something I’m hoping for and sometimes things I didn’t know until I got it in an Owlcrate! This month one of my most anticipating releases was included and I nearly died when I saw it. I can’t wait to share it with you!

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Happy Friday! I hope your week was good and that you have fun plans for the weekend! Today is our wedding anniversary (16 years). We’re going to have date night Saturday to see Spider-Man and afterward (hopefully) try some ice-cream tacos!

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What’s your most anticipated read this year? What are your plans for the weekend?

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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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