Five Reasons Friday: Lisa Is Busy Nerding

Five Reasons Friday is a brand new feature I am rolling out to shine a spotlight on my favorite book blogs. These are the blogs that don’t necessarily have the most followers, but continually impress me with their content. Please, do not email me asking to be featured as I don’t want to be put in the position of saying no.

This week for the inaugural Five Reasons Friday I wanted to feature Lisa The Nerd, the wonderful blogger behind Lisa Is Busy Nerding.

Lisa the Nerd blog

Why Should You Be Reading Lisa’s Blog?

1. Chances are if you reading book blogs, you are kind of a nerd. People like us — nerds — will find a haven while reading Lisa’s blog, as she consistently features nerdery.

2. You know that awesome TV show, that you’ve heard of, but maybe aren’t quite sure about watching — Downton Abbey?! Yes? Well, Lisa convinced me with one of her tweets to watch it. Just one tweet, not a post. Why? Because her recommendations are solid. I know I am not getting a BS recommendation from her.

3. HOLLA IF YOU LIKE QUOTES! All of Lisa’s book reviews have a favorite quote and you guys I love quotes forever and ever AMEN.

4. You know how there are some blogs out there that you can’t tell from eve? Lisa is not one of those. She has this vibrant personality that is hip and cool and made of WINNING and infuses that throughout her blog.

5. I’m just going to interject my own bias here and say that Lisa leaves some of the best comments ever. She is one of the most personable bloggers I have ever had the pleasure to come across. If you are looking to read blog from a person with a good heart who is unique and fully embraces being a nerd, then run don’t walk to Lisa’s blog.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. I love quotes in reviews! I put one on all of mine. A quote can make me want to read a book.

    I love how you told people not to email you asking to be featured! Ha!

    I like how simple and clean Lisa’s blog is. I’m a HUGE fan of simple and clean blogs!! It’s about the content anyway, right?! Thanks for pointing her out!

  2. I absolutely love Lisa’s blog! She’s one of my favorite bloggers because she posts great content and she’s got such an awesome personality. I’m so glad that you featured her on your inaugural post!

  3. Didn’t know about her blog, so thanks! LOVE her layout – I like my whitespace, and that owl is seven shades of awesome. Good writing, too.

  4. YES! I so totally agree. Lisa is the bestest. Great choice to kick off the feature.

  5. I just found Lisa’s blog recently and it’s so entertaining to read! Great recommendation ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I had not seen Lisa’s blog before, but you convinced me. I mean, I’ll always happily follow a fellow nerd!:)

  7. APRIL. you are too good to me. Thank you so much for featuring me!
    I am stoked to stay tuned for future bloggers because YOUR recommendations in anything and everything are solid gold.

  8. Aw, Lisa’s blog is awesome! This is such a neat idea, too. What a great way to show some blog love! Also… good choice taking her up on watching Downton Abbey. It is the shizz (and also starts back this Sunday!)!

  9. Everyone loves Lisa! How could you not? Great feature, great first choice!

  10. nevr heard of her / going there now
    cool new feature

  11. I love her blog! I found her through Gingers blogger behind the book feature. Her reviews are great, and I adore her random geeky posts about just geek stuff!

  12. Lisa is basically not only made of win, but made of awesome too.

    Most personable? Yes.
    Nerd? Oh absolutely!
    Solid recommendations? She knows me.

    She gave me Patrick Ness, and for that I gave her my little heart.
    Not only that, she sent me the picture of Daryl Dixon from The Walking Dead that is now my phone wallpaper. I mean, who can top that really?

    Excellent choice for your inaugural post in this series!

  13. Isn’t Lisa such a fabulous person! I just love her. She’s also guilty of adding books to my TBR pile!

  14. Heading over now to check her out. Wow. That sounded a bit pervy…lol.

  15. I really enjoy Lisa’s reviews and writing style, and she has great taste in books. This is a fun new feature, April!

  16. I don’t know why exactly, but Lisa’s blog, for me, is one of those cases that I followed it but then forgot to check back to and now I feel totally stupid. I now believe absentmindedness is a disease.

    I’ll be checking her posts out more often now! Thanks, April! This is a sweet idea ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Sweet! Very convincing argument you have there to follow a fellow nerd–one who proudly wears the badge of nerdom at that.

  18. I am totally overwhelmed. You guys are so rad. SO RAD.

    Blogger love ftw.

  19. I adore Lisa like WOAH. So happy to see she’s your first featured blogger ๐Ÿ™‚ Every one needs to be reading Lisa’s blog. EVERYONE.

  20. LISA!! YAY! Every blogger I’ve been in contact with since I started my blog has been SUPER FRIENDLY and so awesome, and Lisa is no exception. She’s so fantastic and deserves all the love!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Hooray for Lisa! I’m so glad she was featured. And I completely agree — her personality stands out on her blog AND her Twitter, and I have nothing but nerdy love for her!

  22. I love Lisa’s blog, too. Anything involving the word “nerd” generally catches my attention, and she also managed to keep it! I read regularly. Her personality really shines through!

  23. I could not agree more – LISA ROCKS! Awesome new spotlight April ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. What a wonderful new feature, April! I’m already planning to watch Downton Abbey but you just reminded me that I should do it SOON. And I love book quotes as well. *heads over to Lisa’s blog to check it out*

  25. She told me to watch Downtown Abbey as well! I’ve watched a couple of episodes, I need to finish the first season! :0

    Great new feature April!