Notice for Review Requests

I receive review requests weekly. However, my personal schedule is hectic and I no longer review actively. (I also manage another blog called The Toronto Cafe and Food Blog). I do read every request sent but I apologize in advance that I do not reply to them all.

If I do take on a request, I will forewarn that it may take some time before I can review it. I am now looking to review adult fiction and self-help books instead of young adult fiction because I have grown out of it. If you are to request a review for either adult fiction or self-help, I will more likely to give it a shot.

In the meantime, Stop, Drop, and Read! serves as an archive book review blog. When I have the time, I may post a review. Thank you for understanding.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Gitty Daneshvari: Suggestions, not advices

Gitty Daneshvari, Author of The Makedown and School of Fear

I am not one for giving advice (mostly because I tend not to follow it no matter how sound) so instead I am sending you a list of three suggestions as you prepare to enter college.

1. Don’t eat your roommate’s food, even if they tell you it’s ok. Eventually this will really annoy them. Plus, this will lead to them eating your food, which will of course inevitably irritate you. Play it safe and keep separate pantries.

2. Don’t buy papers online. While I never did this, a roommate of mine did, and the results were wholeheartedly disappointing. She bought a paper by a person who was actually MORE intellectually challenged than she was and received a C-. There are also dire consequences both morally and educationally to doing this, but you already know that.

3. Don’t sign up for a credit card when you don’t have a job. There were always booths near my college bookstore each Fall where eager faced people tried to explain the importance of building credit at a young age. Trust me it can wait until you have a job.


I love Gitty's hilarious adult novel The Makedown that I highly recommend! You can read the review of it here! You can win her latest tween novel, School of Fear, today!

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Sharli said...

Thanks for the suggestions! I don't have a roommate to worry about and I wasn't planning on buying papers online but I will stay away from credit cards! :D

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deltay said...

Awesome suggestions! I don't have a roommate, so the first one won't be an issue at least. But then again with a floor that's supposed to be fairly social, I guess we'll see :)

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Abby said...

So glad I don't have a roommate this year! And good advice on the third. I have this little checking account with a visa debit card, but no credit yet. My dad keeps on putting pressure on me to get a credit card "so I can buy a house and a car" no way, I'm only 17.

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Bunny B said...

I agree with suggestion number 3! It's never good to start being in debt!

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GABY said...

Thanks for the suggestions. I had a roommate who used to eat my food and it was so annoying that I had to move!

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Great suggestions!

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