June 2, 2008

The Twelve Days of Packing

It's really getting down to crunchy crunchy time for our little moving family. Unfortunately, the closer we get to June 14th, the more I just want to hunker down under the covers with Zotz and a light and fluffy book.

My friend Suzanne, who has read everything, suggested that Obo might like the Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging series. I don't know if I've ever mentioned that Obo is half Brit, but he is, and so is Georgia Nicholson, the 14-year-old main character and confessor in the Rennison series. Obo devoured the books.

While he was reading those, I was reading The Penderwicks on Gardam Street. Obo kept harrassing me, so I finally moved on to the snog-fest (there is truly an Atlantic of difference between the Pendewicks and the Nicholsons).

I love Georgia, though, and her habits of adding "osity" to the end of every adjective and harrassing the school groundskeeper. Georgia has even added a glossary to the American books, so that the people from Hamburger-a-gogo land will know what she's saying.

They are the perfect books for someone who is trying very hard not to think about the incredibly near future.

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