“I couldn’t say the f-word, I couldn’t say fat, I never said it out loud, I hating the way it sounded. I preferred a variety of euphemisms: overweight, curvy, chubby, zaftig, even obese.”
But a dilettante by definition doesn’t typically “do” a career.
Things are finally going in the direction readers have wanted since Gilbert Blythe called Anne “carrots” and then slid a candy heart as way of apology…
“Anne, are you killed?” shrieked Diana, throwing herself on her knees beside her friend. “Oh, Anne, dear Anne, speak just one word to me and tell me if you’re killed.”
Naz over at Read Diverse Books has challenged everyone to read more diversely.
Actually, I take that back….I wanted to be Fonzie, too.
The characters in Only Ever Yours are terribly familiar. If you’ve ever been a devoted fan of the Sweet Valley Twins books like I was, you’ll remember the cast…
Rarely do fat female role models appear in the United States (um, or elsewhere), so I put a hold on a copy at the library.
Over 14 stories the message adds up to a strong, unmistakable picture of an oppressive, anti-female Russia
“It was a class called ‘Math Methods for Junior Learners,'”said Netta dryly. “If he could squeeze any Communist doctrine into that, he deserved a prize.”