The WordNerds love books. A lot. These are our miscellaneous bookish outbursts. To watch all of our literary lovin’ videos, use the embedded playlist. To find a specific literary topic that you love, use the list below or the search bar.


Kellie Sheridan talks about the reader/blogger wish list on Twitter and how you can use it to inspire your writing.

‘Boy’ books and ‘Girl’ Books: an unnecessary genderization

Rachel Sargeant talks about whether books actually have genders (HINT: they don’t).

5 Best Apps for Readers!

Desiraye shares some app recommendations for readers!

5 Bookish Resolutions

Rachel Sargeant shares her reading goals for the new year, from updating her goodreads account to not impulse buying books. Rachel’s Goodreads:

5 Facts About Throne of Glass

E. Latimer talks about some interesting litle-known facts about the New York Times Bestselling nove, Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas.

A Model Who Reads

Rachel Sargeant talks about Vancouver Fashion Week and shares all of the places and times for models to read during fashion week!


Meghan introduces the next WordNerds collaboration: blackout poetry! POEMS SHOWN IN THE VIDEO: THE RESULTS

Antagonists I Love to Hate

Recurring guest WordNerd talks about writing strong antagonists, and provides examples of her favorite villains while looking into what makes them good antagonists.

ARC Etiquette

Calyn Morgan talks about the appropriate ways to read/review/handle advanced reader copies of books.


Helen Powers talks about using audiobooks (and borrowing audiobooks from the library) to help read books while low on time!

Authors Don’t Owe You Anything

Rachel Sargeant talks about reader entitlement and how authors aren’t obligated to provide readers everything that they want.

Being An Adult Who Reads YA

Rachel talks about loving young adult fiction, even as an adult.

Best Places to Read

E. Latimer talks about her favorite places to read.

Book Bingeing

E. Latimer talks about her latest book binge (The Grisha Trilogy!) and how fun it is to read the book in a series back-to-back (to-back-to-back).

Book Character Dinner Party

E. Latimer shares which six book characters she would invite to a dinner party, and tells the story of how the event would go.

Book Characters Pick My Makeup

Rachel has book characters dictate her make-up look!

Book Tours

Meghan talks about the awesomeness that is attending book tours.

Books Are Gender Neutral

Rachel Sargeant talks about the importance of not excluding access to books or book recommendations based on someone’s gender.

Books I Need to Finish

Rachel Sargeant talks about some books that she really needs to finish.

Books I’ll (Probably) Never Read Tag

Emma Kate does the Books I’ll Probably Never Read tag!


In this Sunday Special live chat, the WordNerds have a full chat of general book nerdery.

Books, Memories, and ALL THE FEELS

Calyn Morgan talks about how reading books can trigger memories of real-life experiences we had while reading them.

Bookshelf Hacks! (A Parody?)

Too many books? Dust everywhere? Rachel Sargeant gives some useful tips for those of us whose bookshelves need some help.

Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt Tag!

Rachel does the bookshelf scavenger hunt tag!

Bookstore Fun

E. Latimer and fellow author Rebecca Sky meet at a bookstore in hopes of finding a new literary love. WARNING: some judging of a book by its cover may occur.

Bookstore Inspiration

E. Latimer and Rachel Sargeant enter a bookstore together. What happens next will shock you. (JK it won’t…they geek out and buy books just like you would expect them to.)

Bookstore Periscope

E. Latimer and fellow author Rebecca Sky find themselves in a bookstore, loving life.

Bookstore Shenanigans

E. Latimer and fellow author Rebecca Sky go to a bookstore together. Shenanigans ensue.

BRYONY GRAY BOOK TRAILER (for real this time)

The official book trailer for E. Latimer’s debut, THE STRANGE AND DEADLY PORTRAITS OF BRYONY GRAY!

Buying Books You’ve Already Read

Meghan talks about the difficult decision of buying a book that she’s already adored, rather than one she hasn’t read yet.

Cassandra Clare and Holly Black Signing

E. Latimer talks about how she dealt with her anxiety and went to the Cassandra Clare and Holly Black signing by herself!

Celebrating Author Birthdays

Calyn Morgan talks about how to celebrate the author in your life when their birthday comes around.

Character Heads Up

While all together for Kellie’s wedding, the WordNerds play a game of literary heads up. Part two:

Character’s I’d Like as Roommates

Meghan talks about the characters that she’d love to live with!

Characters and Tea

Rachel Sargeant pairs book characters with what type of tea she thinks they’d drink!

Characters I Want to Be My BFF

Rachel Sargeant shares the book characters she finds most relatable!

Dealing with Book Hype

Kellie Sheridan talks about how to handle reading a book that was super hyped, and the importance of enjoying the book for what it is.

Desert Island Book Game

E. Latimer is on a desert island AND CAN ONLY BRING FOUR BOOKS. :0

Desiraye’s Favorite Book Covers!

Desiraye Williams shares her favorite book covers!

Desiraye’s Favorite Romance Tropes!

Dez talks about the romance tropes that make her swoon!


Today we’re starting up the first in a series of chats we’ll be doing about genre! Every other month we’ll be picking a specific genre and doing an in-depth talk about it. But first, let’s talk about genre in general!


This week, we’re looking at the contemporary genre. Why we love it. How to write it. And everything in between.


Today we’re talking all about the past, present, and future of the fantasy genre! Have any questions about tropes, worldbuilding, or anything else regarding fantasy stories? Let us know in the discussion section and we’ll try to answer them live!


Tonight we are talking all bout reading and writing in the horror genre!


Tonight we’re digging deeper into the paranormal genre. What are the tropes, what do we love or hate about it, what is its history, what might its future be, and how to do you write it well? We’ll try to talk about it all!


Today we’re talking all about the sci-fi genre!

Discovering New Authors

E. Latimer talks about the rush that comes along with discovering a new author, even if the author is just new to you.

DIY Sprayed Edges

Helen teaches you how to spray book edges so you can make your favorite books even more beautiful!

DNF Reviews

Erica Crouch talks about netiquette and DNF reviews.

Do Spoilers Ruin Books?

Erica Crouch talks about if it is possible to enjoy a book as much if you’ve been spoiled about what happens in it.

eBooks or Paper Books?

E. Latimer talks about the merits of ebooks versus paper books.

Ellie Moreton: How Book Signings Work

Author Ellie Moreton talks about what you can expect when you go to a book signing and shares her experience going to see Maggie Stiefvater on her Raven King tour.

Erin’s Favorite Bookstores

E. Latimer talks about her favorite bookstores!

Erin’s Top 5 YA Villains

E. Latimer shares her favorite YA villains of all time!


In this Sunday Special live chat, the WordNerds talk about all things fanfics! And Meghan, Emma Kate, and E. Latimer share excerpts from their teenage fics. 🙂

FanFiction! After All This Time?

Dez is here to talk all things fanfiction! Do you like fanfics?

Favorite First Sentences

Rachel Sargeant shares her favorite first sentences from books.

Favorite Sequels

Rachel Sargeant fangirls over her favorite sequels.

Find Time for Books!

Kellie Sheridan talks about the importance of making time for reading even as your schedule gets tighter.

Finishing What You Started

E. Latimer talks about finishing reading a book when you aren’t enjoying it.

Fun Facts About FANGIRL

For one of our earliest Sunday Special videos (before we even did live chats), we talked about five interesting facts about the novel FANGIRL, and its author Rainbow Rowell.

Genres in YA

In this Sunday Special Live chat, the WordNerds talk about all the different genres of Young Adult books.

Get Thee to a Library!

Erica Crouch encourages you to check out your local library, because man, are libraries awesome or what??!

Getting Books in the Mail

E. Latimer talks about the unparalleled excitement that is receiving books in the mail.

Going to Book Expo America!

Kellie Sheridan talks about getting ready to attend BEA, what BEA is, and the benefits of attending.

Going to SE-YA Book Fest

Emma Kate talks about book festivals in general as she prepares to go to SEYA Fest!

Holiday Gift Guide 2015

Kellie Sheridan talks about what to get the bookish people in your life for Christmas.

How Do You Find New Books to Read?

Emma Kate shares a few ways to find new books to read when you aren’t sure what to read next.

How I Choose 5 Star Reads

Rachel talks about what makes a book a five star read. Rachel’s Goodreads (come be my friend!):

How I Read

Rachel Sargeant shows how she reads a good book.

How Reading Helps My Anxiety

Rachel Sargeant talks about using reading to help cope with anxiety.

How The Victorian Era Changed Publishing

Rachel Sargeant gives a mini history lesson on how the Victorian Era changed the publishing industry.

How to Foster Good Reading Habits in Kids!

Desiraye Williams works with kids, and she shares her best tips for fostering a love of reading in the little ones in your life.

How to Get Better at Reading

Meghan gives four tips for people who don’t particularly like reading but want to get better at it because they want to be writers.

How to Raise a Villain

The WordNerds share their tips on cultivating villainy in your little one, in honor of the newest baby nerd. Congratulations Meghan!

How to Raise the Chosen One

In honor of the birth of Erin’s child, the WordNerds come together to give some tips for raising The Chosen One. Part two: a congratulations are in order

I Don’t Read

E. Latimer talks about how she handles it when someone she thought could be a friend tells her that they don’t read.

I Read YA

Calyn Morgan reads YA and isn’t afraid to admit it.


Happy Sunday, Nerds! In honor of the announcements of 2017’s major book awards, today we’re doing our own totally impromptu but still super awesome/fun book awards.

Justina Ireland: Supporting Diversity in YA Literature

Justina Ireland–author of Vengeance Bound and Promise of Shadows, and owner of the Writing in the Margins website–talks about how you can support diversity in the books you read and write.

Keeping a Book List

E. Latimer talks about keeping a book journal, and keeping track of the books you read outside of goodreads.

Konmari Your TBR

Kellie Sheridan talks about shortening your TBR by using Marie Kondo’s best advice… Which books on your TBR spark the potential for joy?

Kyra Nelson: Did Her MA Thesis on Kidlit!

Kyra Nelson–literary agent assistant, author, and owner of the Captain (Query) Hook website–talks about her master’s degree thesis, in which she creates a corpus of kidlit language.

Kyra Nelson: YA Nonfiction

Kyra Nelson–literary agent assistant, author, and owner of the Captain (Query) Hook website–talks about YA Nonfiction (yes, that’s a thing!).

Let’s Talk Comics!

Leah Miller talks comics with the guy who got her into comics, her brother.

Libraries, Stealing, and Overdrive

Meghan talks about the time she accidentally stole from the library and was scared for years that she was going to rot in a state prison for it. And that’s why she uses Overdrive now.

Lies BookWorms Tell

Rachel Sargeant is here with some lies book nerds tell themselves and other people.

Making Your Mark… On Books

Should you write in your books? Emma Kate says YES.

Meg Sill: All About Audio Books!

Meg Sill–writer and owner of the website TheWriteMinds–talks about her foray into the world of audiobooks.

Meghan’s Bookish Pet Peeves

Meghan talks about the things that happen in books that annoy her the most.

My Favorite Tropes

Emma Kate talks about the tropes she can’t get enough of.

Nintendo Book Tag!

Desiraye Williams does the Nintendo Book Tag!

Not Taking Time To Read???

Rachel Sargeant isn’t taking the time to read, even though she knows she needs to and knows how to do so, and so she talks about dealing with reader guilt. You’re doing great!


Erica Crouch talks about novellas in the publishing industry.

Olly Picks my Next Read

Meghan enlists the help of her dog, Olly, to pick what book she’s going to read next.


In this special collab. video, the WordNerds’ husbands play a game where they try to describe what a book is about, using only the cover!

Packing for a Book Vacation

Kellie Sheridan packs for a weekend vacation and has some tough decisions to make–which books will make the cut?

Physical Books Will Never Die

E. Latimer says that, though ebooks are cool, physical books are immortal.

Places to Read During the Holidays!

Desiraye Williams recommends a few places that you can read in peace during the holidays.

Pronunciation Issues

Rachel Sargeant talks about that feeling when you try to discuss a book with someone and then realize that neither of you pronounces any of the names the same way.


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