I am the book nerd ...I am the walrus? (A Weekend to ReCOVER)

Red hair? Check.  Lab coat? Check...
Most people know that I'm something of a nerd.  I take the title with pride as the science fair medals of my youth turned me into I am a research scientist by trade, and I can be seen sporting the oh-so-glamorous accessory known as a lab coat on an almost daily basis.   What's new to me is how many of my friends and family also now identify me as a book nerd - a term I also willingly claim for myself.  I've always been an avid reader but it's only been during the past few years (and especially since I began this blog) that I am more vocal with others about my reading and writing habits.

I point this all out because it's really fun to get bookish feedback from my friends and family.  My aunt regularly passes me boxes of books to read and even my coworkers have started offering me their latest favorite picks.  Another fun bookish connection came from my friend Ellen who blogs over at The Art of Losing Myself. On a recent trip to LSU she stopped by the Louisiana State Museum and spotted, in her words, "a lisa thing".  It's a bit of artwork composed of book covers for Uncle Tom's Cabin.  Ellen apologized for the slightly blurry image, but I think it's really awesome that she saw this and thought of me:
I've actually never read Uncle Tom's Cabin (shame on me!) but this collage looks really neat and of course I love the idea of creating art from book covers!  Thanks, Ellen, for thinking of me and sending this along and for those that haven't already done so be sure to check out Ellen's blog. (And leave a comment - she loves comments!)

Oh and I'm not sure if it needs an explanation or not but the title of this post is from The Beatles' song I am the Walrus.  I've either been playing too much or too little Beatles Rock Band, but "I am the Book Nerd" made me think of the song. 

A Weekend to ReCOVER is the random feature in which I talk about just about anything relating to book covers, art or illustrations.  Feel free to join in the fun with your thoughts below or create AWTR post of your own with book cover comparisons or any striking cover art that caught your eye!  I realize it's been a really long time since I posted on this feature, so if you like it and want to see me talk art more often, let me know and I'll try to bring it back more often!
 

3 Response to "I am the book nerd ...I am the walrus? (A Weekend to ReCOVER)"

  1. Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) says:
    August 22, 2011 at 5:51 AM

    How could I not have thought of you?

    :)

  2. Sam says:
    August 22, 2011 at 8:57 PM

    I have always been a geek of one kind of another too ... back in school I was the maths geek but people definitely know me as a book geek too.

    Geek pride! :)

  3. Darlyn (Your Move, Dickens) says:
    August 26, 2011 at 9:39 PM

    Saying 'I notice you're a nerd' is like saying, 'Hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. <-- An awesome quote by John Green. He completely summed up my feelings on being a nerd. :)

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