The WordNerds love books. A lot. These are our miscellaneous bookish outbursts. To watch all of our literary lovin’ videos, use the embedded playlist. To find a specific literary topic that you love, use the list below or the search bar.
Kellie Sheridan talks about the reader/blogger wish list on Twitter and how you can use it to inspire your writing.
Rachel Sargeant talks about whether books actually have genders (HINT: they don’t).
E. Latimer talks about some interesting litle-known facts about the New York Times Bestselling nove, Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas.
Rachel Sargeant talks about Vancouver Fashion Week and shares all of the places and times for models to read during fashion week!
Calyn Morgan talks about the appropriate ways to read/review/handle advanced reader copies of books.
E. Latimer talks about her favorite places to read.
E. Latimer talks about her latest book binge (The Grisha Trilogy!) and how fun it is to read the book in a series back-to-back (to-back-to-back).
E. Latimer shares which six book characters she would invite to a dinner party, and tells the story of how the event would go.
Meghan Jashinsky talks about the awesomeness that is attending book tours.
Calyn Morgan talks about how reading books can trigger memories of real-life experiences we had while reading them.
E. Latimer and fellow author Rebecca Sky meet at a bookstore in hopes of finding a new literary love. WARNING: some judging of a book by its cover may occur.
E. Latimer and Rachel Sargeant enter a bookstore together. What happens next will shock you. (JK it won’t…they geek out and buy books just like you would expect them to.)
E. Latimer and fellow author Rebecca Sky find themselves in a bookstore, loving life.
E. Latimer and fellow author Rebecca Sky go to a bookstore together. Shenanigans ensue.
Meghan Jashinsky talks about the difficult decision of buying a book that she’s already adored, rather than one she hasn’t read yet.
E. Latimer talks about how she dealt with her anxiety and went to the Cassandra Clare and Holly Black signing by herself!
Calyn Morgan talks about how to celebrate the author in your life when their birthday comes around.
Meghan Jashinsky talks about the characters that she’d love to live with!
Rachel Sargeant pairs book characters with what type of tea she thinks they’d drink!
Rachel Sargeant shares the book characters she finds most relatable!
Kellie Sheridan talks about how to handle reading a book that was super hyped, and the importance of enjoying the book for what it is.
E. Latimer talks about the rush that comes along with discovering a new author, even if the author is just new to you.
Erica Crouch talks about netiquette and DNF reviews.
Erica Crouch talks about if it is possible to enjoy a book as much if you’ve been spoiled about what happens in it.
E. Latimer talks about the merits of ebooks versus paper books.
Author Ellie Moreton talks about what you can expect when you go to a book signing and shares her experience going to see Maggie Stiefvater on her Raven King tour.
E. Latimer shares her favorite YA villains of all time!
In this Sunday Special live chat, the WordNerds talk about all things fanfics! And Meghan Jashinsky, Emma Gisclair, and E. Latimer share excerpts from their teenage fics. 🙂
Kellie Sheridan talks about the importance of making time for reading even as your schedule gets tighter.
E. Latimer talks about finishing reading a book when you aren’t enjoying it.
For one of our earliest Sunday Special videos (before we even did live chats), we talked about five interesting facts about the novel FANGIRL, and its author Rainbow Rowell.
In this Sunday Special Live chat, the WordNerds talk about all the different genres of Young Adult books.
Erica Crouch encourages you to check out your local library, because man, are libraries awesome or what??!
E. Latimer talks about the unparalleled excitement that is receiving books in the mail.
Kellie Sheridan talks about getting ready to attend BEA, what BEA is, and the benefits of attending.
Kellie Sheridan talks about what to get the bookish people in your life for Christmas.
Emma Gisclair shares a few ways to find new books to read when you aren’t sure what to read next.
E. Latimer talks about how she handles it when someone she thought could be a friend tells her that they don’t read.
Calyn Morgan reads YA and isn’t afraid to admit it.
Justina Ireland–author of Vengeance Bound and Promise of Shadows, and owner of the Writing in the Margins website–talks about how you can support diversity in the books you read and write.
Kyra Nelson–literary agent assistant, author, and owner of the Captain (Query) Hook website–talks about her master’s degree thesis, in which she creates a corpus of kidlit language.
Kyra Nelson–literary agent assistant, author, and owner of the Captain (Query) Hook website–talks about YA Nonfiction (yes, that’s a thing!).
Leah Miller talks comics with the guy who got her into comics, her brother.
Meghan Jashinsky talks about the time she accidentally stole from the library and was scared for years that she was going to rot in a state prison for it. And that’s why she uses Overdrive now.
Should you write in your books? Emma Gisclair says YES.
Meg Sill–writer and owner of the website TheWriteMinds–talks about her foray into the world of audiobooks.
Meghan Jashinsky talks about the things that happen in books that annoy her the most.
Erica Crouch talks about novellas in the publishing industry.
Meghan Jashinsky enlists the help of her dog, Olly, to pick what book she’s going to read next.
Kellie Sheridan packs for a weekend vacation and has some tough decisions to make–which books will make the cut?
E. Latimer says that, though ebooks are cool, physical books are immortal.
Desiraye Williams recommends a few places that you can read in peace during the holidays.
Rachel Sargeant talks about that feeling when you try to discuss a book with someone and then realize that neither of you pronounces any of the names the same way.
Rachel Sargeant shares some of the nerdy things she’s gotten recently!
Rachel Sargeant shares her most favorite authors of all time and fangirls a little…okay, a lot.
Rachel Sargeant shows off her signed book collection!
Rachel talks about how she hasn’t read Harry Potter yet (gasp!) and makes plans to do so during the month of June.
In this Sunday Special Live chat, the WordNerds talk about whether authors owe their readers anything.
E. Latimer feels guilty about those books she is kind of cheating on.
Meghan Jashinsky tells you how to request that your library order books.
Calyn Morgan talks about how she can’t reread books.
Erica Crouch tries to revisit a book that she previously could not get through!
E. Latimer plays Rip It or Ship It.
Erica Crouch talks about poetry, the romanticism movement, and recites William Blake’s poem ‘The Tyger.’
Kellie Sheridan talks about that sad moment when you have to get rid of books because of the happy truth that you have way more books than shelves.
Season 4 of the WordNerds is here! Join them as they celebrate, tell you what new things you can expect, and answer all of your writing and reading-related questions.
Erica Crouch discusses serial novels in the publishing industry.
E. Latimer talks about how to enjoy reading without your writing-critic butting in.
Emma Gisclair talks about all the different kinds of storytelling, and the stories in those mediums that inspire her.
Meghan Jashinsky talks about the one section of a book guaranteed to make her feel all the feels–the acknowledgements section.
Kellie Sheridan talks all about the Book Shimmy Awards and gets pumped for the upcoming ones.
Emma Gisclair talks about the rules of advanced reader copies of books.
Meghan Jashinsky does the infinite book tag!
E. Latimer tells you why reading is a necessity.
In this Sunday Special Live chat, the WordNerds talk about the stigma against Young Adult books, and how it is lame.
Calyn Morgan talks about that inescapable reading rut.
Emma Gisclair talks about how writing and reading fanfiction when she was younger inspired her to be a writer.
In this Sunday Special live chat, the WordNerds discuss THIEF OF LIES by Brenda Drake, their own personal favorite libraries, and generally gush about books and nerdiness.
Emma Gisclair has too many books to read at once. Didn’t think that was possible? Oh, it is.
Kellie Sheridan has too many books on the go at once!
Desiraye Williams shares some two sentence scary stories.
Join the WordNerds in this Sunday Special live chat as they rant and rave about all the bookish things.
In this Sunday Special live chat, the WordNerds discuss why they love kidlit!
Desiraye Williams talks about her favorite first books in a series, and shares what it is that makes them so special.
E. Latimer talks about all the amazingness that are audiobooks.