Saturday, August 21, 2010

About Me

Hey, check out my about me!!! For some reason it's not showing up in my pages line up.. I'll try to fix it.

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Dinner For One

so here's what's sure to be the first of many posts about myself and what's going on.

So today I was supposed to get up and take M (Michael) to play group, but an 8 am wake up just wasn't calling my name today..so here I am sitting on my bum talking to you guys. It's really boring here, Jason is at work for 14 hours today; so it's just me and M (michael). I'm procrastinating making dinner for one... 

I hate dinner for one...

It's lame.



Plus, the dinning room wall sucks at making conversation...

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It's Time, (Cast and Crew Credits/Cooptionary)

sooo, it's time to make good on my promise to talk about my "every day life". So let's get started...

Cast:
Michael (my 6 month old son)
Jason (my fiance)
K (my mom)
R (my dad)
Kylee (my best friend)
Caitlin (BFF since diapers)
Myah (my mother in law)
Tammy (my BG bestie)
Teagan (Tammy's son)

More will be added as I go along..

Short forms I tend to use a lot:

ERF = extended rear-facing, which refers to leaving your child rear facing in a car for longer than the minimum the law gives us. If you don't know the benefits I suggest you look them up.. chances are that I'll make a post about it..
BF/EBF/EBFB = breast feeding/exclusive breast feeding/exclusively breast fed baby. If you don't know what that is....... well then there's more wrong with you than this cooptionary can fix lol.
FF = forward facing or formula fed, just look at the context to figure out which..
TTC = trying to concieve (a baby)
LO = little one, meaning baby
SO = significant other
DB = dumb husband
BG = Baby Gaga, the parenting website I spend the better part of my life on..

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REVIEW Luna By: Julie Anne Peters



Regan's brother Liam can't stand the person he is during the day. Like the moon from whom Liam has chosen his female namesake, his true self, Luna, only reveals herself at night-in the secrecy of his basement bedroom Liam transforms himself into the beautiful girl he longs to be, with help from his sister's clothes and makeup. Now, everything is about to change-Luna is preparing to emerge from her cocoon. But are Liam's family and friends ready to welcome Luna into their lives? Compelling and provocative, this is an unforgettable novel about a transgender teen's struggle for self-identity and acceptance.

My Review 
My Rating: 6/5

Yes, I meant to write 6 out of 5..because I mean it. This book was absolutely amazing!!

The book starts out on a wonderful, intriguing, note; a scene showing the unconditional love existing between siblings. Which is a theme throughout the whole book. I loved seeing the relationship between Re (main character) and her transsexual brother Liam. Liam is a good looking, hard working genius by day and a beautiful, fun loving girl by night. Thus the name Luna. So fitting for a girl who can only be seen by night.

This book centers around these two sisters and Re's struggle to find a balance between living her own life and helping her sister through all her highs and lows. This book follows the sisters through the start of Liam's transition to becoming a woman. Starting with Luna's first trip to the mall and school, and ending.. well, I don't want to ruin it for you. 

 All the characters were well done. They were so realistic, they had pasts, friendships, hardships and flaws just like everyone does. The sibling bond between Re and Liam was a bit distorted by the fact that Re wanted to save Liam from the world... to save him from judgment and harm, two things that Re had a hard time understanding would be a regular part of transitioning.

Throw in a complicated family situation, a cute boyfriend and a best friend in denial and you have the full package. Amazing, that's the only word I can use to describe it. There was never a dull moment, I loved every single sentence of this book and ate it up in less than a day.

I suggest this book to everyone I know. Absolutely fantastic. Good job Julie Anne Peters, another fantastic book out of you... I'm not surprised.


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Amazing Book Giveaway!!

They're giving away 5 books, but hurry. It closes soon!
Good Luck!!

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It's Been Decided

The next book I'll be reviewing is A Summer In The Land of Skin. I'm nearly done it so the review should be up in a few days :)

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