Friday, March 28, 2008

Louise Renisson Is Georgia Nicolson

In a way. At least that's what she admitted in most of her interviews. Louise Renisson is the award-winning and bestselling British author of Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series that has been the craze ever since it came out. Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging is the first among the series followed a lot more books that is insanely hilarious and addicting to read. There is every bit of Louise in Georgia so imagine the odd yet funny things she have done when she was still in school.

She grew up in Leeds but at the age of 15 her family have migrated to New Zealand. She was a journalist before she became an author. She is also a major contributor of comedy scripts and has a one-woman live show, "Stevie Wonder Felt My Face" that ran in the 1990s. Currently she is residing in Brighton which she often describes as "The San Francisco of England" (minus the Golden Gate bridge and earthquakes though). Go ahead to your favorite bookstores and read for yourself why Louise Renisson is such a beloved author worldwide.

Saturday, March 15, 2008


Rules is a very relevant and and interesting book that tackles about autism. It's about 12-year-old Catherine's life who loves art so much, longs for a friend but often times baby-sit his autistic brother, David. See, the problem with making friends for Catherine is mainly because of her brother. She is having a hard time fitting in with her classmates because of David's behavior. So she made this make-up rules to help get through life. Things that Catherine believed other people must figure out for themselves.

Simple things such as learning to knock on the bathroom door especially if Catherine has friends over, learning to keep his pants on and leaving toys on the aquarium. When a neighbor and prospective friend moved in next door, Catherine is hopeful that they will become good friends. But she was embarassed to talk about David. It's a good book that tackles the often sensitive issue of autism and other handicapped people but Cynthia Lord made an awesome and sensitive story about it that is just right.