NerdyNatasha Musings
Accomplishments and Blogging


There are just times in life where work and life just don't balance out. Things can even be harder when you have Mulitple Sclerosis along with a few other disabilities. But this does not mean you don't try and balance things out or even try to get farther ahead. I was feeling overwhelmed with all of the ARC, Netgalley books I had to read, plus all the reviews and social media I needed to work on. Rather than complain and accomplish nothing, I made some headway today.



I might not have completed all of the necessary work to finally launch the site but I made major decisions and finally decided to wipe my blogger account clean and start anew. All of these fresh projects, new ideas, future changes, collaborations have me so excited. Some things to look forward to a challenges, giveaways, author interviews, blog hops,and even a return of Caturdays.



Besides just having book, movie, foodie, and other reviews I'm planning on having many nerdy notions, along with information for those that might be like me with MS and Lupus....might have other health conditions, have giveaways, generate writing prompts and discussions. My Kindle, my best friend and I have so much work to do. On my bad days I'll be able to focus my energies on something worthwhile, and on my excellent days perhaps I'll do more than inspire myself. So far the working title for the main blog is MuSings of NerdyNatasha



I know all of this will be a lot of work. I'm looking forward to the challenge. Blogging is a way of life, that's why there are so many platforms. But this is the life we choose. There is something that fills the heart of a blogger when they write, have a connection to their writing, then see how it all connects to their audience. When my blog finally goes live of course I will need your support, I'll post the link, and hopefully get feedback. See you all on the blogosphere....Netgalley....GoodReads......Twitter......Facebook Likes Fan Page......and on a digital screen closest to you!




How to grow your Twitter following

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Reading progress update: I've read 5%.
Cimmerian City - Rae Lori

Excited to see where this book takes me. I am dependent on big Pharma due to my Multiple Sclerosis and other ailments. I have wondered what the long run of taking a med for a side effect of another med, or having to take one because a med caused further problems.


I admire the author for basing these thoughts off of 1984 and A Brave New World. Those were my favorite books when I was younger and as I grew I could see many of the events being foretold for my generation.


Cimmerian City is one of the books that I must have completed for the Aug. 1st archive by Netgalley. I did get a little behind on my reading and reviewing with my health. But I'm about to push forward and get this done. Wish me luck....actually. No luck needed I feel this book will be well worth the read.



A Case Study in Social Media Bemographics

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The Storm of Reading
The Storm of Reading
Cimmerian City - Rae Lori

It's Friday!


Added on by NerdyNatasha.....thanks for the inspiration.


I'm getting some work done. I've organized some of my ARC books from Netgalley and a few other sites. I haven't written out any reviews but have arranged many notes. I'm also excited that I've gotten my FB Likes pages almost ready to launch and my websites as well. Thankfully the weather is perfect for sitting here and reading for several hours. I am so excited. I will not be sidetracked.


Wish me luck. Starting with Cimmerian City Book 1 which will be archived Aug. 1st if I don't get down to some major reading. The book seems right up my alley since the author wrote this book based on her perspectives on 1984 and A Brave New World. Considering I am that person that must live off of the Pharma company due to my Multiple Sclerosis and other ailments, I can also envision a world briefly described in the blurb....where the side effects of one drug are treated with another and it generally changes the population. But who is telling the truth at this point?  


SO excuse me as the rain falls. I open up to a good book, and heal myself through non drugs. Even though it seems like I'm in a whirlwind of books that need to get done, the only thing that I can do is read one at a time. So here comes the storm and the journey at the same time.

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Reading progress update: I've read 51%.
A Tale of Two Demon Slayers - Angie Fox

I can't believe how much I missed the biker witches. I'm so glad that they showed up within 50% of the book, it seemed like perfect timing for the Red Skulls appearance. I have however missed the closeness of Dimitri and Lizzie.....if read independently it would show the true hardships of having paranormal relationships. If you read continuously you would see the flow from the beginning of Dimitri and Lizzie's to the normal and magical problems in their relationship.

Your first Month on Google

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I have so many real and digital books. Is there a reader's firm if Budgets that c will v help v us read faster,  have better performance, and mind blowing reading ethics that leaves us satisfied but still wanting mire in the end. 

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Ten bookshops to visit while in America

I’m going away on holidays to American and my main concern was making sure that I research which bookshops to visit while over there. I am away for a few weeks and while I don’t really plan to weigh down my bags with too many books, I still like looking at books. I have been looking around for which stores to visit and I thought I might list them here and possibly open it up to some suggestions. I’m going to be visiting San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Boston, Toronto and Las Vegas, so please recommend some stores and I will try to visit them.


The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles

This is a scary thought, I would hate to think that there is only one bookstore left on earth and it was all the way in LA. The Paris Review once wrote that this store was “an almost 20,000-square-foot cathedral of books”.


Skylight Books, Los Angeles

This is often voted as one of the greatest bookshops in America (along with Powell’s but I’m not going to Portland). It could almost be considered a literary landmark, but when I think of LA I think Raymond Chandler and that landmark would be Musso and Frank Grill (which I plan to visit as well).


City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco

This was one of my biggest highlights when I was in San Francisco last time, and I plan to go back. Last I was there a picked up a portable collection of Romantic poetry which I adore; still think Keats is my favourite. This is not only an iconic bookshop, it is a literary landmark.


Green Apple Books, San Francisco

This is a well-known bookshop that has been around for a very long time. I missed it last time I was in San Francisco; I don’t want to miss it again.


WORD, Brooklyn

Located in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, this is one store where their reputation precedes them. This may simply be because the Bookrageous podcast links every book to this store but I’m still very interested in checking it out.


McNally Jackson, Manhattan

I have heard good things about this store; mainly that it has ‘everything’. I plan to challenge this view and see if it has books on my wishlist that are normally very hard to find. If I wrote a book, I could even get it printed here.


Strand Books, New York

This one was recommended to me by a friend on Twitter. Eighteen miles of books, this is something I have to see. The store opened in 1927 so there is a bit of history there as well.


Library Hotel, New York

Not a book store but since I’m in New York, I’m going to stay in bookish class and felt the need to rub it in. Library Hotel not only offers you a great place to stay but you won’t be short of books to read.


Commonwealth Books, Boston

This used bookshop comes with leather chairs and a fireplace, what more do you want from a store? I would like to go, grab an old classic and spend the day reading. I’m not sure if it is a good strategy for selling books but it is one way to attract booklovers.


Brattle Book Shop, Boston

When I was researching book shops to visit while in America I came across this one in Boston; it looks awesome. One of America’s oldest and largest used book stores, it has to go to the streets.


There you have it, ten bookshops (sort of) that I plan to visit when I’m over in America. I know I will find more along the way and I could have mentioned a few others but I need to save room for museums and eating. Feel free to mention some more in the comments and I might see if I can make it there as well.

If only it were possible to do.

I'd totally hide from Monday if I could.

I am not ready to go back to work tomorrow. 


Don't mind me... you didn't see anything.


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Reading progress update: I've read 76%.
Savage - Iain Rob Wright ASBO - Iain Rob Wright Sea Sick - Iain Rob Wright Animal Kingdom - Iain Rob Wright

I love the continuity of books, characters and the evil Black Remedy. From all the books I read I think I missed something by not reading Ravage or Final Winter to get everything for this book.But it's not necessary to read those books each is stand alone but you delve so.much deeper into the writings of Ian Rob Wright. I loved Animal Kingdom, Sea Sick, ASBO......I might have read them a.little out of order but my nerd ends were fulfilled with the information of the characters or acts of Black Remedy. 

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Reading progress update: I've read 44%.
The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers - Angie Fox

Pirate is such a special dog. But he's the same when it comes to human problems and personal needs. Hey Lizzie you look stressed. Wanna rub my belly? 


Actually I guess that sounds like any dog, without the talking part. Check my kitty, Amity does it too. Not my actual cutie in the picture though. Happy day after #Caturday!


Kitty Coffee!


I don't usually... But, SQUEEEE!

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currently reading

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Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
The Scorch Trials - James Dashner
Ground Zero: A Zombie Apocalypse - Nicholas Ryan
Follow Me Through Darkness - Danielle Ellison