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Hi Nerds,

I am so, so sorry that we’ve all been neglecting you guys. We’ve had a lot going on due to the holiday season, so we’ve been super busy and having to deal with other things. I have put up a general discussion for The Princess Bride and we’re just going to go ahead and extend that book for December as well. Hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving to those who celebrated it, and that you guys continue to enjoy the holidays!


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Thanks to everyone who voted in the poll! The results are in and we’ll be reading The Princess Bride by William Goldman.

princess brideThe Princess Bride by William Goldman

What happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince of all time and he turns out to be…well…a lot less than the man of her dreams?

As a boy, William Goldman claims, he loved to hear his father read the S. Morgenstern classic, The Princess Bride. But as a grown-up he discovered that the boring parts were left out of good old Dad’s recitation, and only the “good parts” reached his ears.

Now Goldman does Dad one better. He’s reconstructed the “Good Parts Version” to delight wise kids and wide-eyed grownups everywhere.

What’s it about? Fencing. Fighting. True Love. Strong Hate. Harsh Revenge. A Few Giants. Lots of Bad Men. Lots of Good Men. Five or Six Beautiful Women. Beasties Monstrous and Gentle. Some Swell Escapes and Captures. Death, Lies, Truth, Miracles, and a Little Sex.

In short, it’s about everything.

Discussion pages will be made in the following weeks.

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Thanks to everyone who submitted suggestions! We’ve compiled everything into the poll below. The poll will be open until 11:59 PM (PST) on Wednesday, November 6th. There are synopses of the books under the cut.


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Hi nerds!

For November, we’re going to be going with Classics! Please email all suggestions within the classic genre to with the title, author, and a description. We will take up to three suggestions from each person, but please specify your preferred choice out of the three. We’ll post a poll for the book vote in a couple of days.

Happy Readings! (And Happy Halloween to those who celebrate!!)


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Hey Nerds! Discussion pages are up and running for Something Wicked. There aren’t any questions posted yet, but if you want to start discussing the book, feel free!

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Thanks to everyone who voted in the poll! Our horror read for the month of October is Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray BradburyDiscussion pages will be made within the next few weeks.

something wickedA masterpiece of modern Gothic literature, Something Wicked This Way Comes is the memorable story of two boys, James Nightshade and William Halloway, and the evil that grips their small Midwestern town with the arrival of a “dark carnival” one Autumn midnight. How these two innocents, both age 13, save the souls of the town (as well as their own), makes for compelling reading on timeless themes. What would youdo if your secret wishes could be granted by the mysterious ringmaster Mr. Dark? Bradbury excels in revealing the dark side that exists in us all, teaching us ultimately to celebrate the shadows rather than fear them. In many ways, this is a companion piece to his joyful, nostalgia-drenchedDandelion Wine, in which Bradbury presented us with one perfect summer as seen through the eyes of a 12-year-old. In Something Wicked This Way Comes, he deftly explores the fearsome delights of one perfectly terrifying, unforgettable autumn.

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Last day to vote for our horrific October read! Polls close at 11:59pm TONIGHT (PST). So get your vote in before then!

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