Do You Make Lists?

I always find it funny how I see bits of myself in characters that I would probably say that I have very little in common with. Lilly Lane, the best friend in Stephanie McAfee's Diary of a Mad Fat Girl is one of those characters. I've already talked about how we both dislike talking on the phone but Lilly and I have something else in common -- we love lists. ...more
Oh my do I make lists. And love lists. I make lists of things to do, lists of things I want to ... more

Do You Put Your Dreams On Hold?

Ace Jones, the heroine of Stephanie McAfee's Diary of a Mad Fat Girl often made me laugh when I was reading the novel. She's feisty but under that tough exterior shell she's really hiding a soft, vulnerable heart. As much as Ace's antics made me laugh there were times when she made me sad. Like of many of us, Ace put her dreams on hold because she was scared of failing. ...more
This is going to sound ridiculous, but I think my current season of life offers few ... more

Do You Text or Do You Phone?

Author Stephanie McAfee had me laughing within the first couple of pages of Diary of a Mad Fat Girl. When Graciela "Ace" Jones starts complaining about how her best friend, Lilly Lane, loves texting and will avoid talking on the phone, I was nodding my head in sympathy ... with Lilly. Yes, it's true, I avoid the phone....more
I am a text person for sure! I love it that text messages give me the chance to keep in touch ... more