For What It's Worth

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Better Know a Blogger! Arena - The Nerd's Wife

I found The Nerd's Wife while blog hopping! This blog is just so much fun! Arena blogs about reading, cooking, photography, travel.....just about anything that's going on her "geeky" life. She has a beautiful blog and writes great reviews - go check out The Nerd's Wife - It's one of my favorites!

Your Name: Arena

Name of your blog: The Nerd's Wife -

When did you start The Nerd's Wife? December 2009

Number of followers? 442

What do you review? Mostly Young Adult and Paranormal Romance

How did you get the name for your blog? My husband is a *huge* nerd. One night, he said something that totally reminded me of Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory. I thought to myself, "I could blog about all of this stuff." And so I did. It started out small, with just a few stories about the nerdy things we did. I wanted to learn to cook, so I added a recipes section. I got a new camera for Christmas, so I added photography. I love to read, so I added book reviews. It has grown and morphed into something that I'm very proud of.

How would you describe your blog? It's an eclectic mix of cooking, reading, photography and nerdiness. The book section, What I'm Reading, contains reviews and author interviews. My reviews are honest -- I'll tell you if I book stayed with me after I closed the cover. I love the power that a book can have over you like that.

What kind of blogger are you? Very organized or fly by the seat of your pants? Oh, I'm *very* organized. In fact, I have a day planner devoted to the blog. I keep a list of posts in it and assign each post to a day in my calendar. I try to write all of my posts early and schedule them to go live the day they're slated to post.

What is your favorite review or post for your own blog?  I recently got to interview Maggie Stiefvater, and that was a dream come true:
My favorite review is of Incarceron by Catherine Fisher -- this book really made me think:

What is your favorite blog? I read The Story Siren every day:  and I *love* Forever Young: A YA Lit Blog:

What are you reading right now? At this very moment, I'm reading The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff. It's a very dark and haunting story - I love it so far!

Picture of Arena's TBR pile


  1. Thanks for the feature, Karen! :)

  2. Thanks for stopping by Arena!! Love your blog!!

  3. Great interview Karen. I'm going to check Arena out right now, she sounds right up my alley!

  4. How wonderful! It's cool to see someone's not-completely-book-related blog. I've got to get out around the blogosphere some more. :-)

  5. We like The Nerd's Wife too! Hi Arena!!!