In My Mailbox- XV Sunday, Mar 29 2009 

Okaay, so this makes me very sad to say! ):
But in the past two weeks, I only got one book..

I got another copy of In Too Deep by Jennifer Banash.
So I decided not to post the info about it again.
Well, thanks to The Page Flipper for sending it to me!(:

I guess the second time around, I need! to get my hands on The Elite,
so I can read In Too Deep!


Artichoke’s Heart Friday, Mar 27 2009 

artichokes-heartBook Title: Artichoke’s Heart
Author: Suzanne Supplee
# of pages: 276
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile; 1 edition (June 12, 2008)

Rosemary Goode is smart and funny and loyal and the best eyebrow waxer in Spring Hill, Tennessee. But only one thing seems to matter to anyone, including Rosemary: her weight.
Rosemary’s only boyfriends are the “secret lovers” stashed under her bed: Mr. Hershey, Mr. Reese, and Mr. M&M. Worse, Christmas brought nothing but unwanted presents: a treadmill from Mother and two tickets to Healing the Fat Girl Within from nosy Aunt Mary. And when your mom runs the most successful (and gossipy) beauty shop in town, it can be hard to keep a low profile… especially when the scale just hit an all-time high.
Rosemary resolves to lose the weight, but her journey turns out to be about everything but fat. A life-changing, waist-shrinking year is captured with honesty and humor–topped with an extra-large helping of Southern charm–in this enchanting debut by Suzanne Supplee.

Awwh, I felt for Rosemary throughout this book. I really got her and her feelings. Rosemary has many issues to handle all at once– her mom, her consistent argument with Aunt Mary, and her feelings for Kyle, a high school football star. She’s slowly giving up hope before Kyle asks her out, and she starts her Pounds-Away diet.

Rosemary’s bullied at school by chicks who think they are all that. Those bully chicks create mean nicknames for Rosemary such as Artichoke. All cause of a green jacket “Rosie” wore. You really get down into this book. I wanted to slap those stupid beeotch of chicks.

Listening To: You’re So Last Summer by Taking Back Sunday [I got a Pandora account!]
Mood: ehh, bored!

Teaser Tuesdays Monday, Mar 23 2009 

TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:

Grab your current read.
Let the book fall open to a random page.
Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
Please avoid spoilers!

“Why can’t the Raiders just lose? Pep bus equals sharing close quarters with Bluebids and NBs–no place to run, nowhere to hide.
– pg. 121 from Artichoke’s Heart by Suzanne Supplee

Wintergirls Saturday, Mar 21 2009 

wintergirlsBook Title: Wintergirls
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
# of pages: 278
Publisher: Viking Juvenile (March 19, 2009)

“Dead girl walking,” the boys say in the halls.
“Tell us your secret,” the girls whisper, one toilet to another.
I am that girl.
I am the space between my thighs, daylight shining through.
I am the bones they want, wired on a porcelain frame.

Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the skinniest. But what comes after size zero and size double-zero? When Cassie succumbs to the demons within, Lia feels she is being haunted by her friend’s restless spirit.

Chills through your spine times two is how I felt after reading Wintergirls. It takes you deep into Lia’s mind of why she cuts and starves herself. That part is quite unique; I have heard that girls cut themselves or starve for days, but never a good reason (and yes, I am saying that, “because I am fat” doesn’t count especially when they are skinny..)

Lia’s ex-best friend, Cassie, turns out dead in a motel. How, why, and many other questions seem to infect Lia’s brain. In any other girl, she would be hit with depression or overtaking by the shock, not knowing how to handle it. But Lia has her ways, she starts seeing Cassie as a ghost talking to Lia like she was alive and when they were best friends. Not knowing exactly who she can turn to or why she keeps seeing Cassie’s ghost, she starts falling deeper and deeper.

Listening To: Bad Habits by My Favorite Highway
Mood: tireed!

Prep Friday, Mar 20 2009 

prepBook Title: Prep
Author: Curtis Sittenfeld
# of pages: 403
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks (November 22, 2005)

Lee Fiora is an intelligent, observant fourteen-year-old when she leaves her family behind in Indiana to attend the prestigious Ault School in Massachusetts. Over the next four years, her experiences at Ault–complicated relationships with teachers, intense friendships with other girls, an all-consuming preoccupation with a classmate who is less than a boyfriend and more than a crush–coalesce into a singular portrait of the universal pains and thrills of adolescence.

A normal girl from South Bend, Indiana thrown into an elite place where she’ll struggle to fit in, and you’ll be captured into her story. Plan and simple, this is a book telling a coming-of-age story through a slightly awkard and unsocial character, Lee.

Okay, so I don’t really know how to begin with this book.. Lee is a girl who decides she wants to go to a broading school, so she applies herself to some and gets into an elite school named Ault, on scholarship that is. In the book, there seems to be some natural, common issues but acne or pimples are never mentioned. I don’t recall reading anything about that issue even though it is quite common through teens everywhere. However, I could be wrong and overlooked it since it did take me awhile to read this with my hectic schelude going on.

BTT. Thursday, Mar 19 2009 

How about, “What’s the worst ‘best’ book you’ve ever read — the one everyone says is so great, but you can’t figure out why?”

Hmm, I really can’t think of one right now.
I would say something along historical ficition.
I can never really get into those books.

Listening To: wasted by cartel.
Mood: tired.

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