Friday, March 25, 2011
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Thursday, March 3, 2011
I just discovered Libba Bray's new book Beauty Queens. How I did not know about this, I'm not sure. Seriously. Why is no one talking about it?
Here's the cover...
Waaaa! I mean, really...how awesome is this!?!
And here's her description of it, "I'm writing a book about a bunch of beauty queens whose plane crashes on a deserted island. It's Lord of the Flies meets Lost but with a bitchin' talent portion and lots of sequins. Stay tuned."
My mind cannot even behold the amazingness of this. In the words of Rachel Zoe, "I die."
It doesn't come out until the end of March, but in the meantime, if you haven't ever listened to her Printz acceptance speech, you must. It's hilarious...
And don't forget to enter my DIVERGENT arc contest. The contest closes on SUNDAY at MIDNIGHT! Each time you re-tweet, blog or Facebook, you get more entries. You can let me know if the comments if you do! Good luck!
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
I was lucky enough to win Lisa and Laura's arc contest a few weeks ago. I got a stack of totally awesome books that have found a well loved home in my classroom.
They haven't given it up. It's been making the rounds in my classroom.
So when it came out on Tuesday, I knew I had to have my own copy. It was calling to me on my Kindle.
I downloaded it today, and let me tell you....it's the best exercise tool out there!
My main squeeze got me this awesome tool for my bike (the same one Lance Armstrong uses) so that I can ride it inside. Essentially, it turns it into a spinning bike.
I love riding it, but it can get tedious (okay, who am I kidding...all forms of exercise to me is tedious!). And then I started reading this book. I rode and read and suddenly I had been on the bike for fourteen minutes and had read three chapters. I kept riding and my workout flew by.
Woo-hoo! A book so good it makes you forget that you're exercising! If that's not a great book endorsement, I don't know what is!
P.S. The book club picture is compliments of Christina Lee....check out her blog!
And don't forget to enter my DIVERGENT arc contest. I'll pick a winner a week from today. Each time you re-tweet, blog or Facebook, you get more entries. You can let me know if the comments if you do! Good luck!