Thursday, May 10, 2012

Still On my Mind Meme Thursday (#1)

Hey everyone!
So I can't promise I am going to be remembering to do this EVERY Thursday, but I ran across a fun Meme that Haley over at Ya-Aholic has put together...
It's called...Still on My Mind...


Overall, what you're supposed to do is discuss a book that you read either a couple of months ago, a couple of years ago, or even a LONG time ago!

For my first Still on My Mind Meme...I am going to be discussing on of my all-time favorite books...

 
The DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) by Kody Keplinger!

This was one of the first books I ever reviewed here on The Romance Bookie (Review HERE) 

This is one of those books where the title absolutely stuck out for me, when I saw it in a bookstore.  I was walking through Barnes and Noble, in December of 2010, and I saw this book called The DUFF!

Now, I am going to admit something here, that is pretty embarrassing, but do you know what my first thought was when I saw the title?
...Hilary Duff
Yes, I am a nerd! lol
I believe I've mentioned this before here, but when I was a young girl, I was obsessed with Hilary Duff!  To this day, I still enjoy hearing about what is going in her life (Can you believe she just had a baby??!!), and I even have read both of her books.

ANYWAY, back on topic here!  
When I saw that title, I ended up picking it up, because I was curious, of course.  That's when I saw the words...
 The Designated Ugly Fat Friend

Now I know this is going to sound horrible, but this is what I was thinking as I read those words...

That is ME! HOLY SHIT, someone has written MY life story!
Hahaha, just kidding, I wasn't thinking that my life would be interesting enough to make into a life story, but seriously?  Those words? I'd always been trying to figure out a word for how I felt in high school, and THERE they were!
THE DUFF!

Anyway, to make a somewhat long story short, I bought the book of course, and about a month later read it.
I became OBSESSED!  I read Kody's information in the back of the book, went on her website, and found out as much about Kody's future books as I could, and then realized, "Shit! I have to wait seven months for her next book to come out!"  
So what did I do?
I picked up The DUFF again, and start reading it AGAIN!  After only two weeks!

I have NEVER done that before!

So to give you more information about what exactly Kody Keplinger's genius work of literature (not literally, haha, but to me it was!) is about...here is Goodreads' description:

Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn’t think she’s the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She’s also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her “the Duff,” she throws her Coke in his face.

But things aren’t so great at home right now, and Bianca is desperate for a distraction. She ends up kissing Wesley. Worse, she likes it. Eager for escape, Bianca throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with him.

Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out Wesley isn’t such a bad listener, and his life is pretty screwed up, too. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she’s falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone.

So honestly, if you haven't had the chance to read this book, do!! 
The Romance Bookie :)

13 comments:

  1. ah awesome pick hun!!!! I have not read this book, but I think I will deff need to order it soon now after reading this! Oh and btw, when I first saw this book at Borders..I was totally thinking Hilary Duff also :P love her! Great choice! (:

    Thanks for joining 'Still on my Mind' this week! :D

    http://www.ya-aholic.com/2012/05/still-on-my-mind-1-yay.html

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    1. Thanks! And I loved your idea for "Still on my Mind"! :)

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  2. I've never read the book but i've seen it around. But every i see it, i think about Hilary Duff too..because well i was obsessed too XD Haha! Go Hilary team! :p

    My Still On My Mind #1

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    1. YAY Team Hilary!! :)

      There aren't too many of us out there in the world :)!

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  3. I never ever heard of this book. Thanks for talking about it.
    I nominated you for a blog award. Here is the post. :) http://littlepocketbooks.blogspot.com/2012/05/first-blog-award-liebster-blog-love.html

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    1. Thank you!!

      And you should definitely check it out sometime, it's 100% one of my favorites :)

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  4. I so want to read this now after reading you gushing about it....

    Check mine here

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  5. I wanna read this now.Also what you said about hilary duff I still like knowing what is happening in her life too.I am still a fan and also read her two books!

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    1. Oh me too! I am really looking forward to the third book in the Elixir series! :)

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  6. Lol! This sounds so good. I want to read it now.

    Great pick! =D

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  7. You have a nice review! Here's mine: http://lorxiebookreviews.blogspot.com/2012/07/the-duff-designated-ugly-fat-friend-by.html

    Thank you very much, have a nice day! :)

    -lor

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