Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Big Fat Nerd Journal--Sign Up TODAY!

Hello, all. For anyone who's been reading le blog, this is old news. But, since I'm pretty sure that's none of you, I'll explain anyway.

The Big Fat Nerd Journal is just that--a journal. A plain, marble one that you can get for fifty cents at a Stop and Shop (though, depending on the economy crisis, things might be getting a tad steeper). It looks like this:

The lowdown is that I will send this journal out to one person across the Americas. They will carry it around for as long as TWO WEEKS, scribbling and doodling and just generally writing whatever happens to be on their mind (limited to three pages, please). Then, when they are done, they will take a picture with the journal. It can be anything--the journal with their cat, their house, their bed, computer, stack of books, on a bench, on a rock, in the kitchen...etc etc etc. They will then email this picture to me, along with a few words on their "experience" with the journal (which I will post on the Offical Blog). I will in turn give them the address of someone else, and they will send it to that person. Rinse, wash and repeat. The goal is to get this journal to as many people, places and countries as physically possible. I think it will be a fun way to connect to other folk around the world. It's also a way to plug your blog/website, or any other buisness endeavers. I would really appreciate if you were to check out the site to sign up, and I look forward to seeing what you scamps have to say!

(international participants welcome)


Helloooooo Teen Tuesday!

Whew! It's been awhile since I've posted! Let's catch up...

First, check out our blog for a review of Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson.

I finally finished the book Liar by Justine Larbalestier. And if I said I loved it, I'd be a liar. The story is about Micah, a high school student and a compulsive liar. When her "secret" boyfriend is killed, Micah takes us through her story...her history, as we try to discover the truth behind how and why Zach was murdered. Told in alternating times - Before, After, History of Me, etc., the story drags and you never know when Micah is really being honest. And then the book shifts in a totally different direction when Micah reveals something about her true self - and the story becomes even more crazy. I was bored by the story and it took me forever to finish this book. I really wanted to love it - but I didn't.

I also finished the book Looks by Madeleine George. This is a story about two high school girls who don't fit in. Meghan is extremely overweight and is either completely ignored by the student body, or tormented by them. Aimee is the new girl and is the complete opposite - she's anorexic. After Aimee is seemingly accepted by a popular girl, she then gets backstabbed and bands together with Meghan to get revenge. The book barely gets started and then ends - leaving so much unanswered - does Cara get away with it all? What happens with J-Bar? What happens between the English teacher and "coach"? This novel had a great start, but finished on a weak note.

Currently I'm reading Deadline by Chris Crutcher...I'll catch you up on that next time!

:) Enjoy the Tuesday!