Literary Lovin’

 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 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!

ARC Etiquette

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

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 Tours

Meghan Jashinsky talks about the awesomeness that is attending book tours.

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.

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.

Buying Books You’ve Already Read

Meghan Jashinsky 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.

Character’s I’d Like as Roommates

Meghan Jashinsky 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

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.

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 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 Jashinsky, Emma Gisclair, and E. Latimer share excerpts from their teenage fics. 🙂

Favorite First Sentences

Rachel Sargeant shares her favorite first sentences from books.

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.

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

How I Read

Rachel Sargeant shows how she reads a good book.

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.

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.

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.

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 Jashinsky 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.

Making Your Mark… On Books

Should you write in your books? Emma Gisclair 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 Jashinsky talks about the things that happen in books that annoy her the most.

Nintendo Book Tag!

Desiraye Williams does the Nintendo Book Tag!


Erica Crouch talks about novellas in the publishing industry.

Olly Picks my Next Read

Meghan Jashinsky 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.

Rachel Got Stuff and Is Excited About It

Rachel Sargeant shares some of the nerdy things she’s gotten recently!

Rachel’s Favourite Authors

Rachel Sargeant shares her most favorite authors of all time and fangirls a little…okay, a lot.

Rachel’s Signed Book Collection

Rachel Sargeant shows off her signed book collection!

Rachel’s Unofficial Harry Potter Reading Month

Rachel talks about how she hasn’t read Harry Potter yet (gasp!) and makes plans to do so during the month of June.

Reader Entitlement

In this Sunday Special Live chat, the WordNerds talk about whether authors owe their readers anything.

Reader’s Guilt

E. Latimer feels guilty about those books she is kind of cheating on.


On Kellie’s wedding day, the rest of the WordNerds give some relationship tips based on their favorite YA novels.

Requesting Books for Your Library!

Meghan Jashinsky tells you how to request that your library order books.


Calyn Morgan talks about how she can’t reread books.


In this Sunday Special live chat, the WordNerds talk all about retellings–our favorites and how to write good, unique ones!

Reviewing Books

In this Sunday Special Live chat, the WordNerds talk about reviewing other people’s books on social media.

Revisit Your Favorites

Kellie Sheridan encourages you to go back and reread the books that make you fall in love with reading.

Revisiting DNF Books

Erica Crouch tries to revisit a book that she previously could not get through!

Rip It or Ship It–WordNerd Style

E. Latimer plays Rip It or Ship It.

Romanticism Poetry, ‘The Tyger’

Erica Crouch talks about poetry, the romanticism movement, and recites William Blake’s poem ‘The Tyger.’

Saying Goodbye to Books

Kellie Sheridan talks about that sad moment when you have to get rid of books because of the happy truth that you have way more books than shelves.


Season 4 of the WordNerds is here! Join them as they celebrate, tell you what new things you can expect, and answer all of your writing and reading-related questions.

Serial Novels

Erica Crouch discusses serial novels in the publishing industry.

Shooting a Bookstagram

Rachel Sargeant shows you what goes into putting together an awesome bookish Instagram post.

Silencing Your Inner Critic

E. Latimer talks about how to enjoy reading without your writing-critic butting in.

Stories That Inspire

Emma Gisclair talks about all the different kinds of storytelling, and the stories in those mediums that inspire her.

Summer Playlist Tag

Rachel Sargeant does the Summer Playlist Tag!

The Acknowledgements Section

Meghan Jashinsky talks about the one section of a book guaranteed to make her feel all the feels–the acknowledgements section.

The Book Shimmy Awards

Kellie Sheridan talks all about the Book Shimmy Awards and gets pumped for the upcoming ones.

The DOs and DON’Ts of ARCs

Emma Gisclair talks about the rules of advanced reader copies of books.

The Infinite Book Tag!

Meghan Jashinsky does the infinite book tag!

The Need to Read

E. Latimer tells you why reading is a necessity.

The Stigma Against YA Lit

In this Sunday Special Live chat, the WordNerds talk about the stigma against Young Adult books, and how it is lame.

The Unavoidable Rut

Calyn Morgan talks about that inescapable reading rut.

The Wonderful World of Fanfiction

Emma Gisclair talks about how writing and reading fanfiction when she was younger inspired her to be a writer.

THIEF OF LIES by Brenda Drake

In this Sunday Special live chat, the WordNerds discuss THIEF OF LIES by Brenda Drake, their own personal favorite libraries, and generally gush about books and nerdiness.

Too Many Books

Emma Gisclair has too many books to read at once. Didn’t think that was possible? Oh, it is.

Too Many Books!

Kellie Sheridan has too many books on the go at once!

Two Sentence Scary Stories!

Desiraye Williams shares some two sentence scary stories.

Unleashing Our Not-So-Inner Book Nerds

Join the WordNerds in this Sunday Special live chat as they rant and rave about all the bookish things.


In this Sunday Special live chat, the WordNerds discuss why they love kidlit!

What Makes a Good First Book?

Desiraye Williams talks about her favorite first books in a series, and shares what it is that makes them so special.

Why I Love Audiobooks

E. Latimer talks about all the amazingness that are audiobooks.