So I am currently reading Love and Other Four Letter Words by Carolyn Mackler. I wanted to read something by her because she gave a really moving speech at this year’s SCBWI conference. She seemed so funny and engaging and you just couldn’t help but like her. She even read from her high school diary on stage which was really interesting because the entries were all about liking boys and superficial things like that, but she said that the thing that really stuck out to her on re-reading them was the things she wasn’t saying. Apparently she had had kind of a rough childhood and none of her problems with her family were in the diary. She said that’s what she wants to capture in her books is that underneath the surface part of her characters.

In any case, that’s why I wanted to read some of her books. Her most recent one was not in my library, so I decided to start with her first. And to be honest, I really am having a hard time getting into it. I think partly it is because this is not my genre and my high school life was nothing like this. Well, the first part is not fully true, I LOVE chick-lit adult books, but I’m having trouble with YA chick lit. Maybe it is because I was not dating and going to parties with my friends (like most of the other kids were doing) duing high school. I was at home reading, studying, and generally wishing I was cool.

I haven’t gotten that far into the book yet, so I really want to give it a chance. Maybe I’ll love it.


So I just found out about another pair of twin writers who have co-written a book that has recently been published! The book is called Turning Tables and was written by Heather and Rose MacDowell. I look forward to reading it.

Right now the book I am reading is called Dreamhunter by Elizabeth Knox and it is wonderful so far. It is a YA fantasy novel (one of my favorite genres as you know) and I can’t put it down. It is just one of those books that captures your imagination and makes you love to read. I know that I will be very sad and miss my favorite characters when I reach the end of the novel. I am glad to know that the sequel is already out! I got the book from the library, but I think I may just buy it since I know I will want to read it again.


So apparently I have a Western accent even though I grew up in the South! I guess that’s because I watched wayy to much TV.What American accent do you have?

Your Result: The West

Your accent is the lowest common denominator of American speech. Unless you’re a SoCal surfer, no one thinks you have an accent. And really, you may not even be from the West at all, you could easily be from Florida or one of those big Southern cities like Dallas or Atlanta.The Midland


North Central

The Inland North


The South

The Northeast

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