Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Confessions of a Blabbermouth

Just finished reading Confessions of a Blabbermouth latest graphic novel from Minx.

This book is written by the father/daughter writing team of Mike and Louise Carey. It's illustrated by Aaron Alexovich.

The story revolves around Tasha, a dedicated blogger, who has issues with her mom's new boyfriend. And, as it turns out, her negative feelings about him turn out to be totally true. That's all I will reveal about the plot. Suffice it to say that Tasha, her mom, boyfriend Jed and his daughter all go to the Grand Canyon from England and Tasha ends up being an editor of her school's yearbook, against her will. So lots going on and a story that lends itself to the graphic novel format, in my opinion.

Take a look at it. I think you'll enjoy!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Reading for work and pleasure

Well, as always, I have too many books that I want to read and a few that I need to read but don't want's a dilemma, to be sure but I am currently trying to read "Tips of Having a Gay (Ex) Boyfriend" by Carrie Jones. So far it's just not pulling me in so I may try to get one of my regulars in the Teen Zone, like Chris P. to give it a go and then try again.

On my own time I am enjoying "Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict" by Laura Viera Rigler. My library didn't own this title so I borrowed it from another library and when I just checked the spelling of the author's last name, I saw that there are a bunch of holds on it right now so I better get going. This story is interesting because it takes a 21st century woman and puts her into Regency England but she doesn't know how she got there!

When she mentions that daily bathing is a sponge bath and a full tub bath is only once a week, it makes me glad that I do not live in Austen's time because I love taking showers every day!