• books,  geekery,  gifts,  vintage,  writing

    Gifts for Book Nerds

    The best gift for a book nerd is, of course, a book. And giving books is easier than ever. Good, old-fashioned paper books are a classic gift and double as decor on a bookshelf when the recipient has finished them. But did you know that you can give specific titles to e-reader owners, too? Yep. Most titles for Kindle and Nook now have a “Give as a Gift” button that allows you to buy that specific book for your recipient. I love this instantaneous and eco-friendly approach to gift-giving. But let’s say you need a little something to go with that beach read or thriller or latest biography. Something appropriate…

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  • books,  fall,  geekery,  nerdiness,  summer,  writing

    Back to School Style for Grown-Ups

    The hot hot summer has begun to cool and soon it’s time for back to school. Since I’m not a teacher and no longer a student, and since my son is still in diapers, I can think about the first day of school without panic. (Though I do still have that recurring dream about not knowing where any of my classes are…) ¬†Memories of the first day of school are heavy with nostalgia for me and, I imagine, for many of you. ¬†I was a nerd kid, and I used to lay out all of my school supplies on the carpet just to look at them in the weeks before…