It’s Spring Break! We’re having a Disney-themed Easter at my house, and after the Easter Bunny has come and the eggs have been found we’re heading out to catch our plane first thing Monday morning. We’ve dreamed of taking our 3 boys to Disney World for years and it’s finally happening this week!
This weekend, I finished Popular: Vintage Wisdom for the Modern Geek by Maya Van Wagenen. I blogged about this book and author last Monday:
From last week’s post:
Maya Van Wagenen
I sat next to Maya at the Texas Tea With Young Adult Authors, which is just what it sounds like! Teachers and librarians sit at tables and young adult authors rotate tables about every 10 minutes, telling us a little bit about themselves and their books. It was only after I heard Maya speak that someone else revealed that she’s only 16! I was blown away. She was so confident, poised, and well-spoken. And I can’t wait to read her new book! It will be released tomorrow, April 15th.
Plot Summary: “Stuck at the bottom of the social ladder at pretty much the lowest level of people at school who aren’t paid to be here,” Maya Van Wagenen decided to begin a unique social experiment: spend the school year following a 1950s popularity guide, written by former teen model Betty Cornell. Can curlers, girdles, Vaseline, and a strand of pearls help Maya on her quest to be popular?
Even better is that she is in touch with Betty Cornell, the author of the 50’s popularity guide Maya followed. And there’s a brand new edition of the guide being released along with this book! I received an autographed copy of Popular, but I ordered Betty’s guide through Amazon and can’t wait to get it in tomorrow!