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I got some books today, from a book store. Both Lanie books, and the first Nicki book. All American Girl books. Also got a magazine, I forget the title, something with "moon" in the name. It's a girls' magazine and says it's made by girls.
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These are from the November-December issue of American Girl:

Pumpkin Pie

Add 1 tablespoon canned pumpkin pie and 1 teaspoon brown sugar to one cup hot chocolate. Stir until blended. Add a twirl of whipped cream and top with sprinkles and crushed graham crackers.

Gingersnappy Happy

Start with 1 cup hot chocolate. Add 1/4 teaspoon each ground ginger, allspice, and cinnamon. Top with whipped cream. Decorate the mug - make a small notch in a soft gingersnap, and place the cookie on the rim.

Berry Chocolatey

Add 1 tablespoon seedless raspberry jam to one cup hot chocolate. Stir until jam dissolves. Top with whipped cream and chocolate syrup. Finish with sprinkles and a raspberry. (Molly: I have raspberry syrup which would work better than the jam, I think.)

There were others, but I didn't like the sound of them as much. If you're curious, they're on pages 12 and 13 of 2010's November-December issue of American Girl. The cover model is a black girl wearing pink and purple.

Lanie!

Tuesday, 30 November 2010 23:28
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The last few nights I've been reading "Lanie (American Girl Today)" by Jane Kurtz before bed. I like it a lot! Lanie is pretty cool. She's a science geek, especially when it comes to animals and the environment, wants to be a scientist, and she's blond! And she has a pet rabbit she takes on walks. I especially like the scene where her neighbor called the rabbit a rodent. Lanie said, "Rabbits aren't rodents," and the neighbor superiorly said "Of course they are." And Lanie said rabbits are... *looks up in the book* okay, she says, "Rabbits are lagomorphs, not rodents. You can look it up if you don't believe me." Ha! Way to shoot down that common adult failing of the undeserved superiority complex. Just cuz you're an adult doesn't mean you're smarter than a kid!
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I was just lookin for some other magazines and happened to find my American Girl magazine from August. I started looking at the Help! column in the back. One girl was talking about being afraid of bees, and how she's scared of them, and whoever answers for the magazine told her to remain calm because they won't hurt you unless they feel threatened. And I said aloud, "Yup. Most bees will leave you alone if you don't freak out. Except the Africanized killer bees, those will swarm you by the thousands and probably sting you to death." So... I probably shouldn't be giving advice. :-D

But another one said her friends were in a crappy "band" and she didn't want to be in it, but was feeling left out. The magazine's response was a bit dull. I would have answered, "If you don't want to be in the band itself, join in by being their manager. You get to be paid to tell everyone how great they are and get them playing at places. And if you're good enough at managing, it won't matter how bad they are, cuz you can always use an autotuner on them."
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So I'm starting to do some of my own reading, things that interest me, instead of just what the others like. I just checked out one of the American Girl books from the library; this one. I wanted to get "Lanie's Real Adventures," too, but they don't have it yet.

Thank goodness for the library website that lets me browse online and put books on hold online! I'd love to just browse the kids section of the brick-and-mortar library, but I'd feel too uncomfy to do that. 8:-(

I also wanna look into the Eloise books and possibly at the Junie B. Jones books. And if anyone has more suggestions, I'd love to hear them. :-)

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