Category Archives: Polls

September 13

Poll: Favorite Book Quotes

I’ve always had a fondness for collecting quotes. I had notebook upon notebook full of quotes from the time I was young, probably more an attempt to keep the magic of the books I’d read with me long after I’d returned their well-worn pages to the library. These days I see bookish quotes everywhere – […]

August 09

POLL: First Read Aloud of the Year

If you’re not back to school yet, you’re getting ready. While I have seen many posts on getting the room ready, thinking about organizing spaces and creating environments that will welcome and foster community, there has been conversation about what we’ll do with our new students when they arrive. For the Nerdy Book Club, regardless […]

June 10

POLL: Favorite Characters

If you read enough books, you are guaranteed to find characters who are going to leave their mark on you. They are much more than the sum total of words and artwork on the pages we read. We think about the things they have done and said. We wonder about them. And they never really leave […]

April 07

POLL: What are your favorite 2015 books so far?

It’s already April and that means we have had three months of new books to enjoy. So what are the books you’ve read so far this year that you just love and can’t wait to share with your friends, your students, your kids? Share them with us here at Nerdy in the comments below!

POLL: What are your favorite holiday books?

It’s that time of year. Holiday music, movies, and TV specials suddenly seems to be playing everywhere. Lights and decorations are being set up with care. Traditions guide our plans for everything from parties to services to what we’re going to eat. No matter what – or even if – you celebrate in the coming […]

November 26

POLL: What are your most memorable scenes in books?

For as long as I have been a reader, there have been scenes that I can recall at the mention of a word or a title, scenes that make my reader’s heart beat a little faster. We at Nerdy Book Club are curious about those scenes, the ones that stick with you, the ones you […]

October 14

Poll: What books would you recommend giving out for All Hallow’s Read?

A few years ago, Neil Gaiman wrote a post and threw out another excuse to give books away: “I propose that, on Hallowe’en or during the week of Hallowe’en, we give each other scary books. Give children scary books they’ll like and can handle. Give adults scary books they’ll enjoy.” And so All Hallow’s Read […]

August 19

POLL: Your Favorite Summer Reads

Summer vacation has always, for me, been about getting extra time to read. As a kid, I didn’t have to cram extra reading time by the light of my red glowing LED clock; I had full days with extra daylight hours to devour books. As an adult, I could wake up and go curl up […]

July 04

POLL: Best Celebrations in Books

Here in the States, we’re celebrating Independence Day. For many of us, it’s a day to spend with family and friends, to enjoy cookouts and picnics, to watch parades and fireworks. If you’re anything like me, these summer celebrations are easy to recall. I remember walking around at the riverfront park hoping to run into […]

March 07

POLL: What are your favorite movie adaptations?

I admit it. I have The Wizard of Oz on the brain. It’s our school musical this year and I have been having a fantastic time helping an amazing crew of students, staff, and parents put it together since auditions. Being part of the musical has been so much about the people involved. But rewatching the movie […]