Word Up, Nerd Up

a few words about words

Main St. Book Club: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Ender’s Game Orson Scott Card Tor Science Fiction/Science Fiction Release Date:  1985 In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race’s next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew “Ender” Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and […]

Read the rest of this entry »

review: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (Main St. Book Club)

A Discovery of Witches Deborah Harkness Viking Adult/Paranormal fiction Release Date:  February 8, 2011 A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together.  Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course […]

Read the rest of this entry »

review: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (Main St. Book Club)

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption Laura Hillenbrand Random House/non-fiction, biography Release Date:  November 16, 2010 On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on […]

Read the rest of this entry »

review: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

The Age of Innocence Edith Wharton classic literature Release Date: 1920 The Age of Innocence, one of Edith Wharton’s most renowned novels and the first by a woman to win the Pulitzer Prize, exquisitely details the struggle between love and responsibility through the experiences of men and women in Gilded Age New York.  The novel […]

Read the rest of this entry »

tutorial: Book Club bracelet

I wanted to create a piece of jewelry to commemorate the books we read at Main Street Book Club.  There are all kinds of wonderful ideas out there, but I specifically needed something easy to produce and wear.  What good would it be to create a fantastic piece that is so over the top I […]

Read the rest of this entry »