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How to Build a Girl Introductory Post, which is full of wonderful things you probably want to read



Acclaimed (in England mostly) lady Caitlin Moran has a novel coming out. A NOVEL. Where before she has primarily stuck to essays. Curious as we obviously were about this, I and a group of bloggers are having a READALONG of said novel, probably rife with spoilers (maybe they don't really matter for this book, though, so you should totally still read my posts). This is all hosted/cared for/lovingly nursed to health by Emily at As the Crowe Flies (and Reads) because she has a lovely fancy job at an actual bookshop (Odyssey Books, where you can in fact pre-order this book and then feel delightful about yourself for helping an independent store). Emily and I have negotiated the wonders of Sri Lankan cuisine and wandered the Javits Center together. Would that I could drink with her more often than I have.

I feel like we could get to this point, Emily

INTRODUCTION-wise (I might've tipped back a little something this evening, thus the constant asides), I am Alice. I enjoy the Pleistocene era of megafauna and drinking Shirley Temples. I am, to be honest, slightly dubious about this book, but am looking forward to having my worries DISPELLED. 


Like that, but maybe a little more forcefully

I thought Moranthology was the bee's knees, but the problem is she's very into rock music and I know ZERO about rock music, so she would be like "OMG AND THEN I INTERVIEWED WHOSY FROM THE ROLLING STONES" and I was like "I cannot name a single one of their songs because when other kids were learning about them, I was making up dances to songs from Brigadoon and discussing with my friend which of the brothers in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers we wanted to marry" (unsurprisingly, I chose the one who basically never spoke). 

But her OTHER essays were delightful, and I probably learned something about that guy whose name I've forgotten. I've also begun How to Be a Woman and it is similarly great, only I got distracted as I do and have forgotten to finish it. But I will. Probably after this novel thing.

ONWARD!


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