This summer, Barnes and Noble hosted a series of events over the course of three weeks. I did a series this past week about some Young Adult Fiction they featured on my personal blog, Czechboiix. Check it out, if you feel so inclined. There were so many nerd-themed weekends and events that I just had to jump over here to share some of it with y’all.
I have a few reviews of some of the previews that I got during the “Page and Screen Weekend,” but this article will serve as a little introduction to those posts (so you’re not like, “wai- wha-?” when you see them. For a list of all the events, and to see some awesome galleries – there is some fun cosplay involved – check this out.
Apparently there was a lot of fun to be had, but I wish that I had known about it sooner: I do follow Barnes and Noble on their social media, and just didn’t catch anything on the events on their pages.
On my personal blog, I reviewed a few different previews of some new series. The first was Jason Segel’s and Kirsten Miller’s Nightmares! series, beautifully illustrated by Karl Kwasny: and it is due out this fall. The other three were all Young Adult fiction. All three are due out this Fall. Young Elites by Marie Lu, Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld – Uglies anyone? – and Atlantia are all beautiful fictions about young women coming of age in worlds being shaken by world-changing events.
Here on Word of the Nerd, I plan to review the trailer for Maze Runner, which is a book to screen adaptation due to hit theaters in September, the graphic novel preview of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, which is already on shelves, and a preview of The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks and illustrated by Ivan Brandon and Andy Macdonald. It is published by Yen Press, and is similar to Miss Peregrine’s in that it is a book to graphic novel adaptation.
I will temper these last two reviews by informing you that I am, in fact, not a comic book reader. I do enjoy the odd graphic novel now and again, but I am much more of a create-the-world-in-my-head type of person. We have a great “Comics” section on this website, and some great writers in that section: Samantha Cross, Jesse Grant, William, to name a few. We even have a great Comics podcast: The Comics Word hosted by Bryan The Nerd (guys, THE NERD), Janel McClain and Rachel Greeman.
I hope to do this sector of our fair site justice, but if you want true quality go click that “Comics” tab.
Besides these items, I picked up a few little flyers on Magisterium: The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare (I personally loved Holly Black’s Ironside series), the Deep Blue series by Jennifer Donnelly (a collaboration with Disney), the new Walking Dead book installation, Descent. The last, and probably most exciting, flyer I got was an advert for the new Living Language series – DOTHRAKI! I even got a poster with some commonly used expressions to start learning. Woop woop!
Anywho, you can expect my first preview review soon; although, I haven’t decided which to do first. I expect some tenterhooks-style waiting, y’all.