Author Archives: The Nerdy Blogger

About The Nerdy Blogger

Ashley Whitehead Thomas is The Nerdy Blogger. She holds a B. A. in English Literature from Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee and began her M. A. at Signum University in Spring 2013. Ashley blogs, reads, writes (for fun and for hire), and spends time with her husband, Ryan, and their two cat-monsters, Luna and Oliver.

Stranger Things Season 2 Trailer Analysis

WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE FIRST SEASON OF STRANGER THINGS! IF YOU’VE NOT WATCHED, DO THE RIGHT THING AND GET THEE TO NETFLIX! *** If you follow me anywhere on social media, you know that I’ve been freaking out … Continue reading

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A (Belated) Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, friends! 2016 is in the books and with 2017 in full swing, I feel like I’ve had little time to sit still. I hope your new year has started off with a bang. This is my annual … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween and Happy Reformation Day!

I’ve got a confession to make. I’m a Christian that loves Halloween.  Unabashedly. Unashamedly. I look for excuses to wear costumes, but Halloween seems to be one of the only times that it’s socially acceptable to walk around in costume … Continue reading

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4 Reasons to Geek Out About The River Fox by Jonny Jimison

My buddy, Jonny Jimison, is one of the most clever and gifted cartoonists I’ve ever met. Jonny’s first graphic novel, Martin and Marco: The Dragon Lord Saga, has been described as “The Lord of the Rings meets Calvin and Hobbes.” Personally, I … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Week the World Ended by Thomas A. Farmer

Between my spring and summer classes, I got the opportunity to read The Week the World Ended by my friend and college classmate, Thomas A. Farmer. This was a really fun read and the perfect way to relax and escape after … Continue reading

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Mid-Year Check-Up

Alas, a little too long between updates again. My apologies. Life has been extremely full for me in 2016. My course load at Signum University has been quite rigorous all year, with no signs of stopping in the fall semester. … Continue reading

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Meeting a Nerd Hero: My Encounter with Ernest Cline

I’ve had a busy spring. My spring semester class was by far the most difficult class I’ve taken thus far in my M. A. program. I was struggling with the material to start with, but then when my grandmother passed … Continue reading

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