Author Archives: The Nerdy Blogger

About The Nerdy Blogger

Ashley Thomas is The Nerdy Blogger. She holds a B. A. in English Literature from Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee (c/o 2007) and completed her M. A. in Literature and Language, concentrating in Imaginative Literature at Signum University in Summer 2017. Ashley blogs, reads, writes (for fun and for hire), and spends time with her husband, Ryan, and their two cat-monsters, Luna and Oliver. She and Ryan reside in Charlotte, North Carolina with a large quantity of board games, comic books, and polyhedral dice. She would like to be Brienne of Tarth, Leslie Knope, and Hermione Granger when she grows up.

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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In the Night, My Hope Lives On

Normally I post something fun, witty, and nerdy here on my blog. Today, I am simply too sad for that. My Grandma passed a week ago, a friend lost her Grandma two nights ago, another friend and mentor lost her … Continue reading

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Progress

In the time-frame since my last post, I’ve done better at some of my 2016 goals than others. Shortly after my last post, I was blindsided by two weeks of bronchitis. Last week was spent catching up from bronchitis. Here … Continue reading

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5 Goals for a Nerdy New Year

Greetings, friends! The last few months of 2015 were extremely busy in my neck of the woods. Even the first few weeks of 2016 have been full! However, I’m back into writing mode and looking forward to a new year. … Continue reading

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Halloween Podcast Recommendation: Saturday Frights

About two years ago, I undertook the happy task of listening to every single episode (2009 to the present) of The Retroist Podcast. Being a podcast junkie, this took me just about all of the summer of 2013 (there were … Continue reading

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