Exciting Announcement!

In a spontaneous turn of events, I have recently decided to self-host my blog! I will be launching the new site within a day or two, so if you notice any changes that is why. My blog will still be located at the same web address (www.nutfreenerd.com) but I'm not exactly sure if followers will … Continue reading Exciting Announcement!

QUOTE: Arthur Miller

“Why am I trying to become what I don’t want to be … when all I want is out there, waiting for me the minute I say I know who I am.”   ~ Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller I think this question resides in all of us at some point in our lives, and perhaps … Continue reading QUOTE: Arthur Miller


Author: Arthur Miller Number of Pages: 139 Publisher: Viking Books Release Date: 1949 "The story revolves around the last days of Willy Loman, a failing salesman, who cannot understand how he failed to win success and happiness. Through a series of tragic soul-searching revelations of the life he has lived with his wife, his sons, and his business … Continue reading Review: DEATH OF A SALESMAN

QUOTE: The Silent History

"But, of course, it's this experience that waits for us all. It's inside our brothers and sisters, daughters and sons and lovers. This document presumes nothing about the future; it is strictly a record of the past, of what we looked like before, and how we got here. Are words our creation, or did they … Continue reading QUOTE: The Silent History

On Book Recommendations

Do you take the recommendations of other into consideration when choosing books to read? Are you more likely to listen to the recommendations of a book blogger online or a person you know in real life? Do you even take book recommendations into consideration at all? Let's talk about it! Personally, I always take recommendations … Continue reading On Book Recommendations


Author: Sandy Hall Number of Pages: 272 Publisher: Swoon Reads Release Date: August 26, 2014 "The creative writing teacher, the delivery guy, the local Starbucks baristas, his best friend, her roommate, and the squirrel in the park all have one thing in common—they believe that Gabe and Lea should get together. Lea and Gabe are in the same creative writing … Continue reading Book Review: A LITTLE SOMETHING DIFFERENT

We Are Infinite // Wreck This Journal 4

Follow me as I adventure through my copy of Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith. Before: Once again, I've forgotten to take a picture of the original pages. They were just blank with the instructions on them, which read: Create a nonstop line.  After: I included one of my favorite quotes from John Green's novel Looking for Alaska, which … Continue reading We Are Infinite // Wreck This Journal 4


Authors: Eli Horowitz, Matthew Derby, and Kevin Moffett Number of Pages: 528 Publisher: FSG Originals Release Date: October 1, 2012 "Sometime right around now, doctors, nurses, and—most of all—parents begin to notice an epidemic spreading among children. Children who are physically normal in every way except that they do not speak and do not respond to speech; they don’t … Continue reading Book Review: THE SILENT HISTORY

QUOTE: George Orwell

"And above all, it is your civilization, it is you. However much you hate it or laugh at it, you will never be happy away from it for any length of time. The suet puddings and the red pillar boxes have entered into your soul. Good or evil, it is yours, you belong to it, and this side the … Continue reading QUOTE: George Orwell


Author: Donna Tartt Number of Pages: 559 Publisher: Vintage Release Date: 1992 "Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of … Continue reading Book Review: THE SECRET HISTORY