Sitting back I realized a big part of my sanity when it comes to reading and writing stems from the moments I share with my 12 year old daughter, who I’ll call BeeGee (not like the group, but like a way cooler nickname than Baby Girl). Hmm, maybe I’ll go lazy and just use BG, I think I will. Moving on.
So BG and I sat down together this weekend and came up with the idea to do blog posts together. Sometimes we’ll have giveaways, she’ll write a post of her own. We’ll talk ‘stuff’ and focus as best we can on reading, writing, and life in the Gilbert house.
Since this is our first Finally Friday Segment we’ll begin with her introduction.
How about you tell the readers something about yourself…
BG: Well, as Mom said, I’m 12. What she didn’t say is I’m in the 6th grade. I love to…
Should I have told them you’re in the 6th grade?
BG: I think you should have. *smiles* Anyway, like I was saying, I love to read, listen to music, and I really like learning about Egypt. Also, I enjoy a good mystery, even if I’m the one who wrote it. I’m not very fond of math. Science is okay. (But I would rather be in Social Studies or Language Arts.)
So would you rather read or write?
BG: Probably read. But I guess, it depends on the day.
Would you rather do LOTS of math or get a tetanus shot? (Seeing as she just went in for her shots it should be an easy comparison).
BG: MATH, big time!!
I’ll remember that next time you sit down to do homework.
BG: (Thank heaven she doesn’t remember things too well. Hehehe!)
Don’t worry; it’s going on THE LIST! Mwahahaha!!! *clears throat* Okay, now back to reading. BG and I are going to celebrate the launch of our Finally Friday Segment with a GIVEAWAY. Yay!!
BG: Oh my gosh Mom, we’re only giving away a book.
Yeah, but tell ‘em what book.
BG: It’s a really cute comedy book that we read together.
That’s right, it’s about this girl, Juli–
BG: And this boy named Bryce–
I read Juli–
BG: Oh, and I read Bryce–
Juli was a bit clueless and naive and totally crushing on Bryce.
BG: Bryce was hilarious and tried his best to avoid Juli.
But eventually things flip and the two begin to see one another differently–
BG: Yeah, my favorite part was at the beginning when he’s trying to get Juli to let go of his hand and he’s thinking about how she has him ‘in a death grip.’
I loved that part, (lol) and her thoughts were priceless: ‘I almost got my first kiss that day, I’m sure of it.’ When the whole time Bryce is trying to get away.
The book we’re talking about is Flipped By: Wendelin Van Draanen.
BG: Yeah, Flipped is totally flipping awesome!!
Um…yep it is. At the heart of the story is true friendship, finding something to believe in, and the value of family. If you want to win a copy of Flipped for you–
BG: Or someone you love.
Go ahead and leave a comment. Anything to add, BG?
BG: How will the readers know who wins? Maybe we could number the comments and draw a number.
BG: Do I get to draw the winner?
Sure, and we’ll announce who’s won on–
Okay, so there you have it, you have the weekend to comment.
Thanks for stopping by. And a quick recap, don’t forget to leave a comment for your chance to win Flipped and while you’re here say ‘hi’ to my baby girl–don’t tell her I said that–and let us know what you think of our Finally Friday Segment.
BG: Be our first WINNER!! (And so you know, we ordered the book from my scholastic book order…and I’m not exactly sure how soon it’ll be in).