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December 19, 2008

The Earth, My Butt and Other Big, Round Things-- Carolyn Mackler


Fifteen-year-old Virginia Shreves has a larger-than-average body and a plus-size inferiority complex. She lives on the Web, snarfs junk food, and follows the "Fat Girl Code of Conduct." Her stuttering best friend has just moved to Walla Walla (of all places). Her new companion, Froggy Welsh the Fourth (real name), has just succeeded in getting his hand up her shirt, and she lives in fear that he’ll look underneath. Then there are the other Shreves: Mom, the successful psychologist and exercise fiend; Dad, a top executive who ogles thin women on TV; and older siblings Ana├»s and rugby god Byron, both of them slim and brilliant. Delete Virginia, and the Shreves would be a picture-perfect family. Or so she’s convinced. And then a shocking phone call changes everything.

I enjoyed this book quite a bit; although it was a bit slow at the beginning, the end made you want more. Immediately after reading this, i wanted there to be a sequal just so that i could follow the characters through more of their life.
4 stars!

age recommendation: 13+

December 4, 2008

The I Love Your Blog Award!


thanks to Liana, i won the I Love Your Blog Award! :] *cheer* so check out her blog as well: http://lainahastoomuchsparetime.blogspot.com/2008/12/i-love-your-blog-award.html

so here are my nominees: *drum roll please*
*Reading Keeps You Sane
http://readingkeepsyousane.blogspot.com/

*And Another Book Read...
http://andanotherbookread.blogspot.com/

*The Book Muncher
http://thebookmuncher.blogspot.com/

OK FINE. I CAN'T CHOOSE ANY OTHERS... I PICK EVERYBODY. I JUST LOVE THE DIVERSITY AND APPEARANCE OF ALL BLOGS. LOL

so yeah... i know it's dumb, but i really couldn't pick any more lol

now here are the next steps after receiving the award:
1) Add the logo of your award to your blog.
2) Add a link to the person who awarded it to you.
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4) Add links to those blogs on your blog.
5.) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.

contest!! (no, not mine yet, sorry)

Hey! head on over to http://andanotherbookread.blogspot.com/ for an amazing contest to win Paper Towns by John Green! hurry, the contest ends Saturday! :]


and by the way guys, expect a review or two tonight and tomorrow! :]