Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Wishes and Haircuts

A couple different things tonight; a friend of mine, Jeanette Rallison, sent me an ARC of her book, Just One Wish, a while ago. She is also the author of a book that's been getting some good buzz lately called My Fair Godmother which came out in January.

Since I am a fan of stealing content from Amazon, here is a bit about Just One Wish!

"Seventeen-year-old Annika Truman knows about the power of positive thinking. With a little brother who has cancer, it’s all she ever hears about. And in order to help Jeremy, she will go to the ends of the earth (or at least as far as Hollywood) to help him believe he can survive his upcoming surgery.

But Annika’s plan to convince Jeremy that a magic genie will grant him any wish throws her a curveball when he unexpectedly wishes that his television idol would visit him. Annika suddenly fi nds herself in the desperate predicament of getting access to a hunky star actor and convincing him to come home with her. Piece of cake, right?

Janette Rallison’s proven talent for laugh-out-loud humor, teen romance, and deep-hearted storytelling shines in a novel that will have readers laughing and crying at the same time. "

So, to be honest, I expected a light read with a happy ending. I didn't expect the emotion and bittersweetness that came with this novel. It really is a funny book, full of misadventures and hilarious accidents and coincidences. But at its heart, it is still a fight for a young boy's life.

It's a fun book and if it sounds interesting it will be out *drumroll* tomorrow!! At a store near you.;)

In other news, today was my son's birthday! This is unfortunate for me, because he is now four and I have lost the fun of bragging that I have a three year old who reads.

*shameless* Of course, I felt the same way when he turned three and I could no longer brag that I had a two year old who reads.

Oh, the things I have to deal with. *sigh* *snerk*

But today is a momentous day because it was also the day of the haircut!!! *cue ominous music*

My son hates haircuts. He is afraid of the buzzers, he is afraid of scissors, this has led to me doing several very, very awful haircuts in five minutes or less. (Seriously bad haircuts . . . ones that don't take weeks to start looking normal again, but months. I think some of the other mothers in my neighborhood think I am a blind moron.)

But about three months ago, I made a deal with him. I told him that when he was four years old, he would be big enough to be brave. And so we decided that he would have a haircut in a real "haircut store" when he was four. (And I am sure he only agreed because his birthday seemed so far away.)

But today it was time to pay the piper! (Also I swear his hair grew a whole inch in the last two weeks!)

So here he is before:

And after:

Isn't he cute?

I actually like the long look and if he would sit for a haircut once a month I would keep it but . . . well, he won't.

I could make some obscure comparison about revisions or shaving unneeded scenes and words . . . but in actuality, i just wanted to show you how cute my son is.:)



Carbonneau said...

Brennan is VERY cute. Did he sit still for the barber? Was he still scared? HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRENNAN!

Alexandra said...

Your son is VERY adorable! I hope he had an awesome birthday!!

Erin Whitmer said...

You're a wealth of new book knowledge! Your son looks so much like Kenny with the long hair but it's harder to see with the buzz. Happy birthday! Birthdays are so fun, especially when you're little.

jessie said...

Ah, the haircuts. I, too, love long hair on my son. I know it is getting too long when everyone begins to ask me about my daughter. And my son is handsome, but if he were a girl he would not be pretty. So, I feel offended not because they think my son is a girl but that they think my daughter is ugly.

Becky D said...

First, your son is adorable! Happy Birthday to him!!

Second, do you know if "Make A Wish" (I hope I got the title right) is also out in the UK?


H said...

He is adorable! Reminds me of brother at that age. And I agree with Becky D - I hope we UK people get Make a Wish too, it sounds good.

Maprilynne said...

I actually have no clue about JOW in the UK. Sorry!!

Becky D. said...

I just looked up Just One Wish (I didn't get the title right before, I guess I don't have as good a memory :p), and it is out in the UK!!

Becky D.