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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Not Pretty Enough Blog Tour & Giveaway

There’s a common misconception that everyone wants big boobs. Let me tell you something: they don’t. If they’re fourteen and have a chest bigger than most of their school, including the teachers, they don’t. I’m a DD cup. People pay thousands of pounds to have their boobs enlarged to be smaller than mine. I can’t remember the last time I passed for a half fare on the bus. Or the last time a bus driver asked my face and not my chest for the fare. Everyone notices boobs when you’re my age. In fact, the only human in the world who doesn’t notice them is the one person I would quite like to notice them.

Lloyd Layton.                                          

I’d quite like him to notice my personality too, but at this point just noticing my mere existence will do. If I have to use my boobs to lure him in, then so be it. The thing is, Lloyd Layton is hot, popular, and really, really tall. Taller than everyone else in our year. Taller than the teachers. Occasionally taller than the doorways. He knows what it’s like to be picked on for a physical attribute you can’t control. He’s different too. He knows what it’s like to be an outsider. Okay, when it comes to Lloyd Layton, he’s not really an outsider, because he’s absolutely gorgeous and loads of people like him, and I doubt anyone would dare to pick on him for anything because he could knock them flying with one swoop of his gigantic hands. But still. He’s taller than everyone and I have bigger boobs than everyone. We’re clearly a match made in heaven. It’s just a shame that he can’t see it yet.

But I’m sure he will one day soon.

I’m actually moving closer to that goal because he said one sentence to me back in December.

One sentence. Three small words. Not the three words I would like to hear him say, but I’ll take what I can get.

It was the last lesson of the last day of term before the Christmas holidays. Double technology. Not usually something to get excited about, but we came to the conclusion that the Christmas spirit had gone to Mr Vale’s head because he let us watch a movie in class instead of doing any work.

The Princess Bride.

We were allowed to pull chairs in around the TV and sit and watch a movie for two hours. Guess who pulled his chair in not that far away from mine?

Lloyd Layton.

I don’t know what happened next. I can’t explain it. It was like having an out of body experience. I’ll never understand how I had the courage to do it, but halfway through the film, I leaned over and said, “This is a good movie.” To Lloyd Layton. Better than that, he actually replied. He said, “Yes, it is.”

Three whole words.

It got even better than that again because after it was over and we were putting the chairs up on the desks, he smiled at me. A real smile. And it wasn’t at the person behind me because I was next to a wall. He smiled at me.

Sept 16

Danasquare - Review
Starbucks & Book Obsession - Review + Playlist
The Unknown Random - Review
The Love of a Good Book - Review
Stay Bookish - Review
Inside the Mind of a Bibliophile - Review
Literary Meanderings - Guest Post
Cu's Ebook Giveaways - Excerpt

Books & Tales - Excerpt
Unputdownable Books - Excerpt

Sept 17

Sheli Reads - Review
Crawling Over the Pages - Review
From the Writer's Nest - Review
Please Another Book - Review
Living a Different Fairytale - Review
Books and Cake - Review
Krystal's Enchanting Reads - Guest Post
Sab The Book Eater - Guest Post
Reader Girls - Excerpt
ReadingToTheStarsAndBack - Review

Sept 18

Tishylou's World - Review
Jess Time To Read - Review
Living in a Bookworld - Review
Sweet Southern Home - Review
Books Books Books - Review
candy coated book blog - Review
Georgia Beyers Book reviews & Blogs - Review
Fox Tales - Interview
Writers and Authors - Interview
3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! - Excerpt

Sept 19

The Phantom Paragrapher - Review
Brooke Blogs - Review
Lindsay and Jane's Views and Reviews - Review
random jendsmith - Review
Books and Needlepoint - Review
Mostly YA - Review
My Seryniti - Review
Jess Resides Here - Guest Post
Cosmochicklitan - Guest Post
alwaysjoart - Excerpt
Jody A Kessler - Excerpt
The Bookish Confections - Excerpt

Sept 20

A Bookish Escape - Review
The Serial Reader - Review
Kats Read - Review
On Emily's Bookshelf - Review
Life with Lesley - Review
Stacey J. Mitchell - Review
jennyinneverland - Review
Sarah Elizabeth's Bookshelf - Review
Mom's Focus - Review
Amy Bookworm - Page 99 Test
Reviewing in Chaos - Excerpt

Sept 23

Read-A-holicZ - Review
Mera's YA Book List - Review
Bookcomet - Review
SBookLover Reviews - Review
Reads and Thoughts - Review
Ramblings of a Diva Booknerd - Review
Words Create Scenes - Review
Bookworm in Boots - Review
Mom's Focus - Review
Indy Book Fairy - Guest Post
A Dream Within a Dream - Excerpt

Sept 24

Lauraslittlebookblog - Review
Love, Literature, Art and Reason - Review
Island Lovelies Book Club - Review
Ramblings of a Daydreamer - Review
Mom in Love with Fiction - Review
Books, Coffee and Wine - Review
frustrated yukky mommy - Review
A Little Bit of R&R - Guest Post
Bookmarks, Spoilers and Happily Ever After - Dream Movie Cast
Rose & Beps Blog - Excerpt
Literary Chanteuse - Excerpt

Sept 25

The Bookish Panda - Review
pretty in pink book reviews - Review
Letter Trails - Review
Pink Polka Dot Blog - Review
Oops! I Read A Book Again - Review
Hot Off the Shelves - Review
Mommasez... - Review
The Book Addict - Review
Musings of a Blogder - Review
Such A Novel Idea - Review
Mom with a Kindle - Excerpt
Deal Sharing Aunt - Excerpt
The Escapist - Excerpt

Sept 26

A Diary of a Book Addict - Review
Rebbie Reviews - Review
Butterfly Feet Walking on Life - Review
Incandescent Enchantments - Review
oldvictorianquill - Review
Amy Bookworm - Review
Paperback Princess - Review
Paranormal Sisters - Interview
Mythical Books - Excerpt

Sept 27

Bianca2b - Review
paranormal book club - Review
Jany's Book Club - Review
Room for Reading - Review
The Fantastical World of Wonders - Review
scandalous Book Blog - Review
Shawna's survey - Review
Sher A. Hart - Review
Me, Bookshelf and I - Review
Fragments of Life - Review + Deleted Scene
Faerie Tale Books - Guest Post
random jendsmith - Guest Post

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