@lovethynerd
Love Thy Nerd
Love Nerds + Engage Culture + Build Community

Book Club 5 | The Books of Our Childhood


About This Episode

New voices in the LTN Book Club discuss the books that got them started in speculative fiction and where those books have taken them in their adult life. From Indian in the Cupboard to BIONICLE Chronicles to The Hobbit, we discuss the things that got us started, and whether or not our parents would let us read Harry Potter.

What books did you read as a kid?



Episode Hosts

Madeline Turnipseed
Associate Editor
Assignment Editor at Love Thy Nerd, Madeline lives in Kansas where she takes care of people, plays games, watches, reads, writes, and makes things.
Joey Thurmond
Joey Thurmond is a dragon in disguise. But other than that, he has two degrees in Communication and English. He also loves quiet rainy days with tea or coffee. Games of the shooter and survival-horror variant are his favorite, and he's a living repository of Star Wars and Bionicle lore. He has written for Game Informer, Push Square, and Tech Raptor but currently maintains his own content as a side hobby at saveasdoc.com.
Lisa Eldred
Lisa Eldred is a Michigan-based writer and editor. By day she writes for Covenant Eyes. By night she collects Star Wars- and Harry Potter-themed LEGOs and Cthulhu kitsch. Her favorite tabletop RPG system ever is Edge of the Empire. You can find her at wasabijane.com or on Twitter at @firstcrusader.
Katie Garrett
Katie Garrett is a teacher and book lover from Indiana. Katie is also passionate about Jesus, her husband Andrew, their furry children, and other nerdy endeavors.

Episode Producer

Bubba Stallcup
Co-founder | Chief Community Nerd
Bubba is the Chief Community Nerd, host of the Free Play podcast and one of the founding members of Love Thy Nerd. He serves as Technology Director at First Baptist Church of Marble Falls, TX. Bubba, and his wonderful wife Anna, have 3 children who are pretty good most of the time. A communal gamer at heart, Bubba loves to get in and play games with other people #gameNightIStheRightNight

Episode Discussion

Related Content

Image courtesy of Disney.

Luca and the Wisdom of Children

The young cast of Disney's Luca reminded writer Andrew Crawford of his son in how children teach us to find beauty in everything and everyone.

Humans of Gaming 189 | Ryan Bowdre of true[X] on Earning the Right to Speak

Ryan Bowdre talks about his love of "Super Smash Bros.", his time at Blizzard, and his belief on earning the right to speak to people's lives.

The Pull List 57 | Kill Joker

James Tynion almost killed the Joker, Covid delays DC Comics, and Daredevil is almost canceled. All this and more in The Pull List 57.

Church Nerds 50 | Spoiler Alert

Sometimes we are so invested in our favorite movie, TV show or book that if someone spoiled a major plot point we might wish them great harm. Why?

Free Play 129 | Google’s Super Secret Plan

In the Epic Games vs. Apple lawsuit, a redacted 70-page document from Google was shared detailing an online gaming empire.

Church Nerds 49 | Nostalgic Cringe

Bubba and Anna chat about why the rating system even exists and how we can use it to our advantage this week on Church Nerds!

Humans of Gaming 188 | Andy Robertson of “Taming Gaming”

Andy Robertson, the author of “Taming Gaming”, describes himself as a “good dad.” Originally a technical writer for tax software, Andy took a leap to write for video games and has done so for 15 years while curating an impressive database of video games at the Family Video Game Database. Encouraging the active participation of […]

The Pull List 56 | The Substack Revolution

Walmart is selling variants, comic creators are flocking to Substack, and Chris and Hector have some exciting pulls and #1's worth your time.