nut free nerd

thoughts of a nut allergic book lover


Words I like. Words I don’t like. Words I said. Words someone else said. This includes anything and everything wordy.

  • QUOTE: Thornton Wilder

    “Oh, earth, you’re too wonderful for anybody to realize you.”  ~ Our Town by Thornton Wilder So true! Often times we’re so busy and caught up in living our own lives that we neglect to stop and appreciate the world around us. WE’RE ON A SPINNING PLANET IN SPACE, PEOPLE. If that isn’t amazing, then I don’t… Continue reading

  • QUOTE: Shakespeare

    “In jest, there is truth.”  ~ King Lear by Shakespeare Oh, Shakespeare- how wise you are! This quote from his tragedy King Lear is short, simple, and definitely true. People often use humor to mask the harsh truth. Don’t we all, at times? That’s why I love when there are Fools in his plays, because they give the best… Continue reading

  • QUOTE: Michael Crichton

    “Absence of proof is not proof of absence.”  ~ The Lost World by Michael Crichton Sounds like something Sherlock Holmes would say, doesn’t it? Interestingly enough, this quote is from Michael Crichton’s novel The Lost World, which is the sequel to Jurassic Park. I loved this quote so much when I first read it that I immediately wrote it down to… Continue reading

  • QUOTE: Maggie Stiefvater

    “All of us have secrets in our lives. We’re keepers or keptfrom, players or played. Secrets and cockroaches — that’s what will be left at the end of it all.”  ~ The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater This passage appears in the prologue of Maggie Stiefvater’s novel The Dream Thieves, the second book in the Raven Cycle series. It makes… Continue reading

  • QUOTE: Jandy Nelson

    “Meeting your soul mate is like walking into a house you’ve been in before – you will recognize the furniture, the pictures on the wall,the books on the shelves, the contents of drawers: You could find your way around in the dark if you had to.”  ~ I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson How adorable… Continue reading

  • QUOTE: Stieg Larsson

    “There are no innocents. There are, however, different degrees of responsibility.”    ~ The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson I’m not really sure if I agree with this statement or not. In the mystery that takes place in The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson, I guess that this idea is sort of applicable.… Continue reading

  • QUOTE: R.J. Palacio

    “I think there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives.”   ~ Wonder by R.J. Palacio I loved this single sentence from the very moment I read it in R.J. Palacio’s lovely novel Wonder. I read the Spanish translation of this novel, so the fact that… Continue reading

  • QUOTE: Robert Louis Stevenson

    “I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”  ~ Robert Louis Stevenson As the weather gets warmer and summer edges ever nearer, I feel an overwhelming urge to move. This could mean going for a walk or simply sitting outside to do homework… Continue reading

  • QUOTE: Herbert Mason

    “He looked at the walls, Awed at the heights His people had achieved And for a moment — just a moment — All that lay behind him Passed from view.” ~ Gilgamesh: A Verse Narrative by Herbert Mason Herbert Mason’s writing in his interpretation of The Epic of Gilgamesh is simultaneously simple and striking. I love this quote because… Continue reading

  • QUOTE: J.D. Salinger

    “What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it.”   ~ page 18 of The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger As much as… Continue reading

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former english major, current twenty-something book lover, allergic to nuts. drop me a line at or on instagram.