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Revisiting Banned Book: ANGUS, Thongs and FULL-FRONTAL SNOGGING

Let’s revisit some previously banned books. Enjoy!

Hello, American-type chums! (Perhaps you say “Howdy” in  America—I don’t know—but then I’m not really sure where Tibet is either, or my lipstick)

If you’re not laughing after reading the first lines from this book there is something wrong with you, like you’re missing your funny bone.  This is one of the funniest young adult books I’ve read in a while!  The main character, Georgia Nicolson, reminds me of a young Bridget Jones: endearing and goofy. This is a character that I can relate to (I either was her in middle school or I was friends with her), and probably many young teens can too.

The setting of the book (and I understand there is a series) is England; an English girls’ school.  So, while not very multicultural, readers can learn about British life and culture from a kid’s perspective and compare it to their own lives.

The interesting bit about this book is that I can’t understand why it is a challenged book.  The sexual references are very slight, in my opinion, and not offensive (if you know anything about young teen girls this is certainly relevant to what they talk about).  There is no cursing and none of the characters engage in sexual activity, drugs or drinking. Although I guess the word snogging is somewhat sexual, at least in the UK, although it’s practically a nonsense word here in the states.  Which is prolly why I love it!

This is a delightful, fabby, marvy, and gorgey book.  I give it four paws!

p.s. did i mention i got this used at a thrift store? SCORE!!

p.p.s I STILL love it!

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Thrift Store SCORE!

If you’re like me, you relish any chance to go to a bookstore; especially a used book store!

Used bookstores are always such fun because:

  • you get so many books CHEAP
  • you can buy books you wouldn’t normally read
  • you don’t feel bad not finishing a book that only cost $.50
  • you’re recycling, so it’s GREEN
  • books make your purse really heavy which in turn could act like a weapon in case of self-defense
  • there’s a chance you might meet a dog
  • i get to carry my The Strand bag which makes me feel very hoity toity

Recently, I dragged The Man to yet another local used book store, called Harvest Book Company. I immediately fell in love with the place because one of the employees was taking a dog for a quick walk outside.  The dog, which looked to be some sort of spaniel, greeted me with a sniff and I was smitten.  Ashley, the dog, was partially blind  and while she/he led us into the store, she kept bumping into things.

I took this meeting as a good omen, cuz who doesn’t want to meet a friendly pooch during your day?

At the end of our visit, I was happy with our purchases.  To be sure, these prices were not the best I’ve seen, but I’m still happy with my haul.  During our visit, I was able to score:

a book for The Man about Al Capone

A book by Temple Grandin that I’ve been looking for

and

No, David, which I love and goes over very well with the little lovies

 

 

 

and several more books in the series Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison.

Pumpkin got me hooked on this series

and she was excited to receive a few more

 

 

 

 

 

and a few miscellaneous postcards which I am excited to send to my new friends as part of Teach Preschool‘s postcard exchange!

All in all, win-win!

What have you scored lately?

As usual, I’m linking up to Apron Thrift Girl and Her Library Adventures!

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