Book Review: 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

01 May 2011
Title: 13 Little Blue Envelopes
Author: Maureen Johnson
Series: Little Blue Envelope #1
Publisher: Harper Teen
Date:  10/1/2006
Pages: 336
ISBN: 0-06-054143-1
Source: bought
Purchase: 13 Little Blue Envelopes


Summary from Goodreads:
When Ginny receives thirteen little blue envelopes and instructions to buy a plane ticket to London, she knows something exciting is going to happen. What Ginny doesn't know is that she will have the adventure of her life and it will change her in more ways than one. Life and love are waiting for her across the Atlantic, and the thirteen little blue envelopes are the key to finding them in this funny, romantic, heartbreaking novel.

My Review:

 Really, what would you do? I like to think that I would be adventurous enough to take the envelopes and go, but in reality I know that I wouldn't be able to.
  Maureen had me hooked from the first letter. I couldn't put the book down, and at first i was reading it on a tiny little ipod screen through the kindle app. I knew that I wouldn't get the whole effect, so I went out and bought the book.  I loved how the letters from Aunt Peg were obviously set apart from the rest of the book text and I was anxiously waiting to see what adventure Ginny would get into next. From landing in London and finding Richard to buying out all of the seats to Keith's shows; I felt like I was right there with Ginny.
 I may never get to do the traveling that I really want to, but through this book I have seen so many different places. Loved visiting Rome and the Vestal Virgins, the little Cafe in Paris and Greece were among my favorites.
  I have read a few reviews of this book were people don't really believe that parents would let their child roam another country with no contact, but I believe that with Ginny being 17, most parents might be ok with that; looking at it as taking time before college to explore. I like to think that i would let my daughter go, especially if I knew that her Aunt had planned most of it out.
  I was worried for Ginny during some of her trip and my heart broke for her at the end of the book. I can't wait to read the sequel to know what else Ginny can get into.

My Rating:




30 Days of Music~~Day One




I have seen this going around on some blogs, tumblr and even on facebook. I love music almost as much as I love books and you can always find me with my ipod while reading, so what better way to share another one of my loves?? I will also do something similar in a month or so with books ( no predetermined list though).

So for day one the prompt is
  ~~~~Your Favorite Song~~~

I don't think I really have a favorite song, I love so many and listen to them all on a regular basis, but my top three would have to be:

1: Lullaby by The Spill Canvas

There isn't a really great story as to why i like this song. Mainly it's because my ex used to play and sing for me all the time and the lead singer's voice reminds me of him and all the great times we shared.

2: What I Cannot Change by LeAnn Rimes


This song is one that my mom turned me onto. I love country and 9 times out of 10 it is my go to music, but this one really got me. It has helped me to realize that I am who i am and not everything needs to be changed.

3: Never Grow Up by Taylor Swift ( for the moment)
There are a few reasons that I love this song at the moment. One being my 3 little angels that are growing up more everyday and it terrifies me and makes me happy all at the same time. There are things in this world that I never want them to have to go through, but I know that eventually they will have to. Two, I remember being little with my mom and even though we live REALLY close to each other now, i still miss being with her at times.
 
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