Tag Archives: HelloGiggles

This Week on Hello Giggles!

6 May

Special post today, you guys…it’s a giveaway!

Just leave a comment on the Hello Giggles post and you’ll be entered to win a copy of Wentworth Hall and a $50 Sephora gift card! You can buy so much fancy mascara with that. I’ve been into a Sephora exactly once in my life and it was a magical experience. I kind of wish I could win this gift card, but I can’t, so take advantage of this opportunity and enter to win!

This Week on Hello Giggles!

28 Apr

This week, it’s Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist! Yay!

This Week on HelloGiggles!

22 Apr

Little Women, you guys. Little Women.

Although I watch the (1994) movie at least once a year, this was the first time I’d read the book since 3rd grade. It was still great. Jo March, you are my hero! Check out the column here.

Do You Want to Write for HelloGiggles?

19 Apr

So HelloGiggles is currently accepting new writers. Sometimes people ask me how I started writing for them, and I don’t know how it works for everyone, but I just sent in a pitch when they were taking open submissions for columns. I didn’t know anyone there or have any significant writing credits or anything. If you’re interested in writing for them, this is very good, specific advice!

I really enjoy writing for HG, and I can honestly say it’s one of the more fun things I’ve done! I’ve internet-met some really interesting people through the site, and I like that it’s a positive, lady-friendly environment. If you’re a writer, you should definitely submit!

Young Adult Education on Hello Giggles

15 Apr

I almost forgot about this week’s Hello Giggles post…Bloomability by Sharon Creech!

It was so awesome to see all the Sharon Creech fans on HG. A girl on Twitter even showed her Bloomability tattoo! That’s some serious dedication. Oh, and Sharon Creech herself tweeted that she liked the article. You know, no bigs. I wish I could call 12-year-old me and explain this to her. I would’ve had to get ahold of myself on my sweet Clueless headset phone.

There were buttons you could press that would say, “I’m outtie!” “What-ever!” or, my fave, “SOMEone is LIStening.” Please tell me someone else had one of these.

Today on HelloGiggles!

7 Apr

Today I’m writing about The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by the wonderful (understatement) Sherman Alexie. This book is really something special! I know I say that about every book in the column, but I really do mean it. Things get serious for awhile, and then I relay a zinger from my mom. When I told her about this last week, she said, “I don’t remember saying that…but you have to admit, that was a pretty good one.” Then she went back to washing dishes.

Today on HelloGiggles!

31 Mar

Lois Duncan is still scary, you guys.

Today on HelloGiggles!

24 Mar

Today’s post is super-exciting because you can WIN A PRIZE! That’s right. Who doesn’t love prizes? I don’t know anyone who is like, “Oh,a free thing? No thanks. I don’t want that.” All you have to do is leave a comment (on the HelloGiggles post. Not here. Don’t leave a comment here because I have absolutely nothing to offer you) and you’ll be entered to win a copy of Chopsticks and a $25 gift card to iTunes!
It’s an extraordinarily lovely book. Big thanks to Penguin for the prizes!

This Week on HelloGiggles

17 Mar

Today I’m talking about a book I really loved…The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han. Check it out!

This Week on HelloGiggles!

10 Mar

Today’s post is all about The Face On The Milk Carton, which was definitely a defining book/movie for a generation of kids who thought maybe they might actually be kidnapped. As it turns out, I look exactly like both of my parents, so my kidnapping fears were quickly squashed.