Category Archives: Nerdy Site News

December 20

Nerdy Book Club Award Nominations, #WinterTBR Pictures, and Deadlines!

We have three BIG (and VERY TIMELY!) requests! 1) We’re looking for nominations for the Nerdy Book Club Awards still. Nominations close TONIGHT (12/20) at MIDNIGHT. There won’t be a ballot beyond nominations – so if you haven’t nominated your favorite titles from 2014 yet, you need to do so TODAY. Go to to make […]

December 05

A Call for Pictures: Winter Break TBR Stacks Edition

Thanksgiving Break has always felt like a time for me to be grateful for many things – among them being the extra time to read…and the promise of a longer break in a few weeks to read even more. I’ve been organizing and prioritizing my TBR stack for what I want to read over the winter […]

May 15

Nerd Camp Junior 1.0

Last year Nerdy Book Club members threw the first annual Nerd Camp. Nerd Camp followed the Ed Camp unconference model. We just added a literacy twist. This year we are adding Nerd Camp Junior. Nerd Camp Junior is an opportunity for kids to spend an evening with 9 award winning authors and illustrators learning about […]

February 26

Celebrating Nerdy Book Club With a Fresh New Look

After 829 daily posts with the stock pink background and the familiar header, we have decided that Nerdy was due for a new look. Something bright and friendly, something that would make our site stand out visually in the way that our guest writers’ content has.    We started conversations ages ago, but finding exactly […]

A #Nerdution Christmas

Regardless of what holiday, if any, you celebrate this time of year, I hope you are having a most excellent December 25th. As we head into resolution season I thought it would be fun and maybe a little uplifting to see some of your Nerdy friends working hard to accomplish their Nerdlutions. If you are […]

A Call For #Nerdlution Pictures

On Thanksgiving evening, I joined a Twitter conversation with a few Nerdy Book Club members that ended up starting Nerdlution. If you don’t know what the heck I’m talking about, please check out Chris Lehman’s post. In the last 96 hours people have: started blogs, committed to working out, began a writing routine, and even […]

Nerdy Book Club Session at NCTE

This afternoon, there will be a session entitled Relevance, Relationships, and Reading Lives: Fostering Reading Engagement in All Readers. Whether you’re in Boston for NCTE with the potential to join us or if you’re at home and wondering what you’re missing, we thought that Nerdy Book Club readers might appreciate a peek at what we […]

Reasons You Should Attend the #NCTE13 #NerdUp

In less than three weeks, thousands of English teachers and authors will arrive in Boston for the annual convention of the National Council for Teachers of English. Among that number will be the large tribe that has come to identify themselves as Nerdy Book Club members. This presents an opportunity too hugely awesome to pass […]

Poll: Reading Recommendations

During #titletalk last night, we discussed that the primary way readers respond to what they read is talking about books & sharing recommendations. What books are hot in your classrooms, libraries, and living rooms these days? What are you reading? What are the children in your life reading? Share your titles in the comments below! […]

A Banned Books Week Invitation

Dear Nerdy Book Club Readers, As you know, the last week in September is Banned Books Week. We celebrate our freedom to read and #SpeakLoudly against the censors who seek to curb that freedom. In our own way, we thought we’d like to be part of the celebration by encouraging others to pick up some […]