Books by e. lockhart

real live boyfriendsHave you read any of e. lockhart’s novels about Ruby Oliver, the angst-ridden teenager with boy troubles? If not, you should. And you should read them in order since you’ll only get the full impact if you do so.

I recently finished the last installment in the Ruby Oliver saga, and it was awesome. I had to keep myself from underlining parts since this is a library book and librarians frown on that sort of thing. But the book is filled with quotes that made me want to jot them down for future reference.

Unfortunately, I didn’t jot down the quotes, which means I’ll have to read the book again in order to make note of them. Not that it’ll be a hardship. I enjoyed the book that much. And it’s a fast read.

Seriously, if you’ve never read any of e. lockhart’s books, you should pick one up TODAY! They’re witty, and funny, and well-written. The characters are relateable, Ruby Oliver, especially, is so flawed, she’s perfect.

I really enjoyed Dramarama, Fly on the Wall, and The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks. I think I’ve read all her books, and I’m anxiously awaiting any new material. So please, e., if you happen to read my blog, please write more wonderful books for me to read.

Go to your local bookstore or library now!

Have you read any of of e. lockhart’s books? Which ones did you read and what did you think?

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I’ve Become a 15 Year-old Fan Girl

I have a confession to make. I’ve become so enamored of all things Korean, including but not limited to the food, the culture, the music, specifically Kpop, and the dramas.

I’ve written before about Korean dramas (and I’ve wanted to write more, but I was too busy watching them to write). I’ve got posts planned regarding music and OSTs and food and my trip to Korea which I’m planning.

It started with my crush on Taecyeon of 2PM and his OKCAT. If you follow Kpop, you know that Taec draws these long-bodied green cats on everything. He draws them when he signs autographs and when he doodles. And I wanted one. I also wanted Taecyeon, but you can’t buy him. So I settled for the pillow.

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I searched Amazon first to see if I could buy it there, but I couldn’t find it. Or it was sold out. I forget. So then I search obsessively until I found an online store where I could buy it and other things like Korean make-up from Ettude and jewelry that Kpop idols wear. So guess what I did? Yeah, I shopped. And I bought Taecyeon’s OKCAT pillow, and the bracelet Minho wears, and some BB cream and some CC cream, and even some lip gloss.

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ACK! I spent a couple of weeks waiting for my package, and finally, today, I got it! Behold: proof of my fangirling. I had to go pick up the package at the post office, but the first thing I did was take a picture of the return address.

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The items were well packed. Every make-up tube was wrapped in bubble wrap and there were Styrofoam (?) pellets on top. I took terrible pictures before unwrapping everything, but, I can show you the bracelet SHINee’s Minho wears on his right wrist. Oh, wait. That’s a terrible picture, too. Oh, well. Let’s just settle with a picture of Minho wearing his bracelet.

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So, in true fangirl fashion, the question is: “Who’s my boyfriend, Taec because I have his pillow, or Minho because now we have couple bracelets?” Ok, that’s enough dreaming.  I better come back to reality.

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