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My first time at the Grand Canyon! Taken 8/2/2017.
I’m working on my sister’s blanket out on our cozy porch. Pattern: Fisherman’s Rib Blanket. Taken 6/26/2020.
Me, far left. My sister, Abbie, far right. I’m a U of M Morris alum. Taken 7/9/2020.

Welcome!

Hello there! My name is Meghan B. Welcome to The Nerdy Nook, a place that’s much like a book-nook. This is a safe space for everyone who comes here, a place where you can connect with me and be yourself. This is mostly a book blog, but I also write about music I listen to, films I love, movies and TV shows I’ve watched, knitting projects I’m working on, plays I’ve seen, and occasionally post poems and my personal thoughts.

The Nerdy Nook is my second, but official, blog. (My very first blog is still up for viewing purposes. My first blog–On the Prairie–catalogs my attempts at figuring out how to blog. In learning how to blog, I wrote my years in college, books I was reading at the time, and other topics that interested me, like music.)

Overall, this blog is my way of sharing my passions with other people.

Thus The Nerdy Nook was born.

This second blog is the perfect place for me to strengthen my writing skills, and to write about my interests and hobbies. I want to continue to reach out to other people, and make those special connections with others.

I also humbly and happily accept any awards that people might happen to send my way.


Past awards from On the Prairie:

  • Versatile Blogger (awarded January 2015)
  • Liebster (awarded February 2015)
  • Sisterhood of the World (awarded May 2015)

Fun facts

How to talk Minnesotan: The Minnesota Long Goodbye (which is VERY accurate!)
  • I’m a proud Minnesotan, the land of 10,000 lakes (I do occasionally eat hot dish, we get lots of snow, and of course there’s the very real long Minnesotan goodbye that takes place when I visit my cousins or grandparents)
  • my favorite color is blue, all shades of blue
  • I love to write, and enjoy writing novels in fantasy or sci-fi worlds. I also write free-verse poetry
  • I love finding poetry out in the “wild,” in the everyday world we live in (poetry–for me–can be found in music, in books, in everyday conversations…)
  • I love to go hiking in the mountains, especially in Colorado
  • I graduated with my BA in English from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2015
  • I’ve got way too many fandoms to count, so here’s my short top list: Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Sherlock, Game of Thrones, Mindhunter, Attack on Titan, My Hero Academia, & Supernatural
  • my dream job? Writing creatively for a company
  • my all-time favorite band is Blue October, an alternative rock group based out of Texas
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Blue October members left to right: Ryan, Justin, Matt N., & Jeremy (not pictured: Matt O.)
  • I love to read, write, knit, color, and play video games. A few of my favorite games are listed below

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    a relaxing & happy farming simulator for anyone who enjoys nature

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    Ah, Don’t Starve Together: Where bees, rain, hounds, trees, and even the dark can kill you. Really, you’re just trying to survive! Even more fun when you play with friends

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    Dragons. Endless quests. Loot. Magic. Awesome armor. Cool weapons. And *lots* of running

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    a complex historical Medieval strategy game. Now, who wants to be King?

  • Who is my favorite Doctor? Well…
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    Ten (played by David Tennant)
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    Eleven (played by Matt Smith)
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    Twelve (played by Peter Capaldi)
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    Thirteen (played by Jodie Whittaker)

    Thanks for reading!

    Happy blogging, everyone!

    – Meghan B. 2020

    By Meghan B.

    Hello there! I'm Meghan. Thanks for checking out my blog!

    Although I'm almost 30, I haven't lost my sense of child-like wonder for the world around me. I've been making up stories my whole life: My imaginative play with toys as a child has grown up with me, maturing into my imaginative wordplay with fantasy and sci-fi novels, as well as free-verse poetry. I thrive on creating something with my hands and with my mind, using my pen or my keyboard.

    When I'm not working, I'm reading, writing, or knitting, I'm sleeping. I also enjoy watching Netflix, occasionally playing open-world video games, or hanging out with my family, my two golden girl retrievers Bentley and Charlie, my friends, or my boyfriend Rory.

    Happy blogging!

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