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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 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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Happy Fourth of July (American) Nerds 😀 Enjoy good food and possibly fireworks later tonight!

Our voted genre for this month is Dystopia/Apocalypse!

We are now accepting book suggestions for the dystopia/apocalypse genre. Please email all suggestions to three.nerdss@gmail.com (remember there are 2 s’s in there). Tell us your suggestion (please limit to no more than 3 books and indicate which is your preferred suggestion) and the book synopsis. We will be accepting suggestions until 11:59 PM (PST) on July 5th.

Have a great day nerds!

❤ Scatty

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Thanks for voting in the poll. The book for this month is Redshirts by John Scalzi!

redshirtsEnsign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It’s a prestige posting, and Andrew is thrilled all the more to be assigned to the ship’s Xenobiology laboratory.

Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the fact that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces, (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations, and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

Not surprisingly, a great deal of energy below decks is expended on avoiding, at all costs, being assigned to an Away Mission. Then Andrew stumbles on information that completely transforms his and his colleagues’ understanding of what the starship Intrepid really is…and offers them a crazy, high-risk chance to save their own lives.

~from Goodreads.com

 

Discussion pages will be made once one of the Nerds gets their hands on the book.

Happy Readings!

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Hi Nerds! Thanks for voting in the poll! Our genre for June is humor!

We are now accepting book suggestions for the humor genre. Please email all suggestions to three.nerdss@gmail.com (remember there are 2 s’s in there). We will be accepting suggestions until 11:59 PM (PST) on June 2nd. In the meantime, you can always join the general discussion for Lost Symbol.

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The votes are in and the book we’re reading for May is The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown!

lost symbol“Famed Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon answers an unexpected summons to appear at the U.S. Capitol Building. His planned lecture is interrupted when a disturbing object—artfully encoded with five symbols—is discovered in the building. Langdon recognizes in the find an ancient invitation into a lost world of esoteric, potentially dangerous wisdom. When his mentor Peter Solomon—a longstanding Mason and beloved philanthropist—is kidnapped, Langdon realizes that the only way to save Solomon is to accept the mystical invitation and plunge headlong into a clandestine world of Masonic secrets, hidden history, and one inconceivable truth . . . all under the watchful eye of Dan Brown’s most terrifying villain to date. Set within the hidden chambers, tunnels, and temples of Washington, D.C., The Lost Symbol is an intelligent, lightning-paced story with surprises at every turn–Brown’s most exciting novel yet.” ~from Goodreads.com

Discussion pages will be made once one of the nerds starts reading the book. Happy Readings!

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Hi nerds! The genre for May is Mystery! We will now be accepting book suggestions for the mystery genre. 

Please email all book suggestions to three.nerdss@gmail.com (there are 2 s’s in there). 

We will be accepting book suggestions until 11:59 pm (PST) on April 29th.

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