I have always loved reading since I can remember! In fact, since I grew up in a neighborhood with lots of kids that always came by my house to play, in order to stay in and read, my parents would tell my friends that I had been punished!
I taught elementary school for 14 years and have spent the last 10 years working with my husband. Now that I have more personal free time I am able to read more throughout the year and not just in the summertime.
I have a Kindle, a Nook and an Ipad2 that I use to read books as well. Although I have these electronic readers, I still like my books better!
Download and print this cute bookmark. Click on the image and save it on your computer, when you print it, make sure you don't print it to fit the page so it will print in real size (2" by 7") Enjoy!
Or, at least, she did. That was before she left the pop-idol life behind after she gained a dress size or two — and lost a boyfriend, a recording contract, and her life savings (when Mom took the money and ran off to Argentina). Now that the glamour and glory days of endless mall appearances are in the past, Heather's perfectly happy with her new size 12 shape (the average for the American woman!) and her new job as an assistant dorm director at one of New York's top colleges. That is, until the dead body of a female student from Heather's residence hall is discovered at the bottom of an elevator shaft.
The cops and the college president are ready to chalk the death off as an accident, the result of reckless youthful mischief. But Heather knows teenage girls . . . and girls do not elevator surf. Yet no one wants to listen — not the police, her colleagues, or the P.I. who owns the brownstone where she lives — even when more students start turning up dead in equally ordinary and subtly sinister ways. So Heather makes the decision to take on yet another new career: as spunky girl detective!
But her new job comes with few benefits, no cheering crowds, and lots of liabilities, some of them potentially fatal. And nothing ticks off a killer more than a portly ex-pop star who's sticking her nose where it doesn't belong . . .
This month the reading challenge that I am participating in is reading Chick-Lit. I thought that my perfect first book from this genre would be something written by Meg Cabot. I chose "Size 12 is not Fat" because at this time I am wearing a Size 12 and I am feeling fat and that is why I am walking every morning before work!!! Anyhow, back to the review.....I wanted to see what a whole story about not being fat at size 12 was going to be about. Well, I was totally wrong. The story really didn't concentrate on Heather (the main character) losing weight at all or being hung up on her weight.
I was so surprised when the story actually became a mystery which even though students were dying from supposedly elevator surfing, it was still funny and mysterious! I couldn't wait till I was able to continue reading it. Now that I have gotten to like Heather as a character, I want to read more to find out what happens to her relationship with Cooper and if she goes back to her recording career. I enjoyed the book so much that I have ordered the two books that follow it - "Size 14 is Not Fat Either" and "Big-Boned". Meg Cabot also has a new one with Heather as the main character which comes out this July 2012 - Size 12 and Ready to Rock". I guess I will have to add that one to my books to read this summer as well.
If you love or even like Chick-Lit, I think that you can't go wrong with reading books by Meg Cabot. She does a great job keeping you interested but still keeping the story fun and amusing.
Until next time, keep curling up with a good book....