So, it's Easter.
Hope everyone had a very happy one today.
My family decided to head down to the beach for the week, so that's where I'm blogging from now. There's no wireless signal at the moment, so I'm on Mom's computer. It's interesting trying to write one of these with your parents (specifically your mother) looking over your shoulder (keep catching her out of the corner of my eye).
Also, she almost dropped the Easter Lily my Dad got her looking for the bag… Continue
Added by William Redd on April 12, 2009 at 10:00pm —
my fave is paper towns. but i've only read an abundance of katherines and it. yet so...
anyways, just thought i'd tell you guys something else.
i just read thirteen little blue envelopes( the book club book) by maureen johnson. coincidentally, when i finished papertowns i stuck a note in it saying to all nerdfighters that they will love this book. well anyways, i just finished thirteen little blue envelopes and was surprised,and so freaking happy to find the following in a note tucked… Continue
Added by Vanessa on February 24, 2009 at 6:48pm —
so, I've wanted to blog for a long time, but, I'm just too damn lazy. all these ideas pop into my head about a great blog post here on the ning, but it never makes it onto the net.
I could blog about these two brothers i saw the other day that resembled Hank and John Green, who were both wearing identical T-shirts that showed a picture of an El Camino and Said "El Camino: the Mullet of Cars" They would make Excellent Nerdfighters.
Or, I could Blog about Traveling in a… Continue
Added by Chris on March 30, 2008 at 8:00pm —
I'm so excited that I've really gotten into reading lately. Before Christmas break, my roommate got me into Twilight
, and I finished the series just after the new year. Now that I'm waiting for the final book, I'm finding other things to read. I loved 13 Little Blue Envelopes
by Maureen Johnson, so I decided to purchase The Golden Firebird
by her as well. I finished it last week and really enjoyed it, so today I went out and bought The Bermudez Triangle
, and I do… Continue
Added by snowaeris on March 18, 2008 at 12:42am —
Ok! So, I bought the book Sunday at around seven. Finished half the book at about two or three in the morning Monday. Then finished the book at about 11:50 pm Monday and 12:00 am Tuesday.
What can I say about this book that a lot of Nerdfighters don't already know? (Well, those that read the book.)
I guess I can start with what I liked about it.
First off all, even though the character of Aunt Peg is revealed through the letters, she is robust and ever changing.… Continue
Added by Rayne Halberd on March 11, 2008 at 12:30am —
"Ginny Blackstone finds herself in Europe, by getting totally lost!"
Okay I finished my blurb!
Definitely late, but my library had checked out our copy until just the other day! I suspect I have some fellow Nerdfighters in town... very curious! I'll have to investigate this further!
Luckily I checked out the copy of Slaughterhouse Five in time, so I'll be ready to go this next time! Yay!
This is a great project, Thanks Hank!
Added by Jessica Freeman on March 8, 2008 at 10:29pm —
The Blurb: "In following her aunt's journey, she finds herself"
This is late, and I totally don't mind if it isn't counted, I just wanted to put it out there.
I actually read 13 Little Blue Envelopes last summer, along with The Bermudez Triangle, and I am awed by Maureen Johnson's skill and it makes me happy that all her characters are such strong young women.
Off to read #2!
Added by Laila on March 4, 2008 at 1:29am —
Marvelous! Ten! There's hell in this non-stop teen jubilee!
(It's an anagram for "Maureen Johnson's Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes)
I came up with the idea, but my friend, Rudi, did the actual anagramming.
Added by Jackie on March 3, 2008 at 4:51pm —
Yay for Blurbing! I really liked 13 Little Blue Envelopes! Go Maureen Johnson! Anyways, my official blurb is..... *Drumroll* "A thought-provoking, adventurously inspiring read." Excellent book! I can't wait to read the next Blurbing book!
BTW, where I live it's still Sunday, so I'm good, right?
Anyways, Best wishes!
Added by Jennarosity on March 2, 2008 at 10:32pm —
A train ride through the mysteries of life...
Okay, so I know it's not great. Actually it's terrible. But I've just finished it, I'm tired, and I need to get to sleep so I can take high school graduation tests tomorrow. I would spen more time thinking, but I need to sleep.
It was a really great book and I'm so glad I read it!
Added by Jamie on March 2, 2008 at 7:45pm —
ok, so this won't be good. i'm just warning you ahead on time. my blurb:
Instructions from a crazy aunt leads to an exciting adventure.
i know, i know, it sucks. leave me alone, i've been busy ;)
i picked up vonnegut's book from the library on friday, and so far i like it. i've never read any of his books, so i didn't really know what to expect. so far, so good.
Added by kteachone on March 2, 2008 at 11:33am —
A life-altering trip, courtesy of your favorite, crazy aunt.
Added by Jessica on March 2, 2008 at 11:04am —
"A story about going postal...in both
senses of the word."
ok, it's not clever if you don't notice the implied pun but if it weren't for that darn word limit it would've been "The story of a girl going postal because of an aunt gone postal" which sounds better....although now that I think about it, it still sounds a bit dumb...oh well.
and if the blurbing contest is over...oh well, too.
EDIT: The contest is over and I am very happy and honored that my… Continue
Added by Learkana on March 1, 2008 at 11:30am —
I really like this book and devoured it in two days. I also gave my copy to one of my students....I almost had to then take it away because she started reading it in class. Anyway, here is my attempt to summarize my many overflowing thoughts into 10 words or less. A real challenge for some one who has always been forced through all of school to stretch a statement.
"Explore life and love without all the anxiety of puberty.
The above is going to be my final… Continue
Added by puffer813 on February 28, 2008 at 3:30pm —
"Tragedy yields self-discovery in this coming of age adventure!"
Thank you, thank you very much!
Added by ZheNerdyLittleKitty on February 28, 2008 at 12:00pm —
Maureen Johnson: 13 Little Blue Envelopes
I *loved* this book. Absolutely loved it! And I desperately want to travel Europe...though, maybe not *quite* how Ginny did. I also really enjoyed all the "Extras" in the back of the book. I love author Q&A about anything really. Personal life and experiences, story and character ideas and development, and I'll never pass up a chance for a little more of that MJ wit and humor. I especially loved the Q&A with Kyle, from the… Continue
Added by Katie C. on February 27, 2008 at 4:11pm —
Did you know that the Blurbing Book Club can be shortened to BBC? That could be confusing.
Anyway, I kind of came up with a maybe decent blurb for 13 Little Blue Envelopes.
"A light-hearted look at loss, love, journey, and guidebooks."
The end. 10 words exactly.
I've been hearing a lot of great things about Slaughterhouse-5, which I have not read, so I'm really excited to start on it. The Blurbing BC is a great idea.
Added by Morgan on February 27, 2008 at 4:00pm —
This blog comes in three parts. Part One: My Blurb
"The perfect excuse for a trip to Europe."
Part Two: the reason for my blurb
(this may not be as poignant or insightful as many blurbs about the book, but it is what the book was for me. I am going to London in May, and this was the push that made me stop being lazy and book the tickets!)
Part Three: the next blurbing book club book (an excuse to say "blurbing" again)
Also, just have… Continue
Added by Chelseyjane on February 27, 2008 at 3:30pm —
"Like an orgasm for your brain. In your pants."
Added by VideodromeSignal on February 26, 2008 at 9:47pm —
Made of Awesome! Scavenger hunt to Europe? Count me in!
Added by Bryan Clemente on February 26, 2008 at 5:20pm —