why i wish the author of “falling for me” had actually fallen down an open manhole

i’m absolutely dumbfounded that i am the only person who has given this book a one star review so far. although it is pretty new. i’m sure more people will join me as the book circulates & people make the mistake of reading it. i thought this memoir was absolutely dreadful. i concede that iContinue reading “why i wish the author of “falling for me” had actually fallen down an open manhole”

please join me in bringing a class-action lawsuit against “modelland”

i am feeling super-wiped out today for some reason & i just don’t think i have it in me to generate a blog post full of original content, so instead, please enjoy my book review of “modelland” by tyra banks. & bear in mind that this paperweight of horror clocked in at over 500 pages.Continue reading “please join me in bringing a class-action lawsuit against “modelland””

2011: crabigail looks back

1. what did you do in 2011 that you’d never done before? stayed at a bed & breakfast. passed my driver’s license test. ate bok choy. TRUCK POOL. threw a snowball at a cat. made soup from scratch. lived in my very own (rental) house as an adult! no sharing walls/floors/ceilings with neighbors or roommatesContinue reading “2011: crabigail looks back”

ms. excitement

jared & i are flying to boston tomorrow to visit with his family for the holidays. so today i have to do laundry, pack, clean up the house so i am not embarrassed in front of my cat-sitters, etc etc. i am not saying that i definitely won’t be posting any more blog entries inContinue reading “ms. excitement”

addy learns a lesson: maybe don’t be friends with the kid who brags about not having been a slave

when we last left addy, she was fleeing from slavery. this book picks up with addy & her mother arriving in philadelphia. they are met on the dock by mrs. moore & her daughter sarah, who are also escaped slaves who have been free for a while. sarah is just about addy’s age & promisesContinue reading “addy learns a lesson: maybe don’t be friends with the kid who brags about not having been a slave”

more than you ever wanted to know about american girl

so, it’s wintertime, it’s getting chilly outside, & that is perfect weather for staying at home, curled up on the couch, reading my way through big stacks of library books. recently i have become somewhat obsessed with reading american girl books, especially the canonical six-book series that accompanies each historical character. american girl is aContinue reading “more than you ever wanted to know about american girl”

the vietnam war had consequences

but you wouldn’t know it from reading kristy & the mother’s day surprise, babysitters club book #26. kristy books continue to not really be my favorites…though, as kristy books go, this one wasn’t too objectionable. mother’s day is approaching, & kristy & the other members of the babysitters club (save for half-orphan mary anne) areContinue reading “the vietnam war had consequences”

abby’s un-valentine: no means no!

it’s february YET AGAIN in stoneybrook, & abby is complaining about how much she hates valentine’s day. she’s allergic to flowers, she doesn’t want a boyfriend, & she sick of all the emphasis on goopy love stuff. she says something about how february is awesome because it’s the one month of the year where thereContinue reading “abby’s un-valentine: no means no!”

exercising the poison pen

one of my older posts (this one) got picked up on tumblr the other day. it was only “retumbled” or whatever the term is a couple of times, but it resulted in a few hundred extra hits, & then was posted on some aggregator site. pretty weird. i never think anyone reads this thing, &Continue reading “exercising the poison pen”

sisterhood is powerful. just ask mallory pike. she has three sisters.

don’t give up, mallory (babysitters club book #108) is so fucked up. but maybe that’s why i liked it. it’s rare that a babysitters club book actually makes me get angry along with the characters. so mallory is excited because she is beginning a new short takes class about children’s books. as we all know,Continue reading “sisterhood is powerful. just ask mallory pike. she has three sisters.”