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I've recently read a ton of graphic novels and memoirs - some I loved and others not so much but were still a thrill to read. Guts by Raina Telgemeier I am always on the lookout for Raina Telgemeier's comics, so when I found Guts available at my library's Overdrive catalog last year, I had to request it right away. Her comics are always delightful, designed for the middle-grade audience, and written very well. Guts is a continuation of her Smile nonfiction graphic memoir series (see Smile and Sisters ) and recounts a period in her childhood when she experienced IBS for the first time. When Raina wakes up one night with an upset tummy, she just assumes it's a stomach bug as her mom is also showing the same symptoms. But when it doesn't go away soon but is instead influenced by the daily highs and lows of being a middle grader - good friends, not so good ones, and then the bullies, she realizes there's something else going on. If you have not read the previous

Where I'm Heading to Now


This is where I'm heading to, this weekend.
Tropical trees in Miami (I haven't seen these in a while)

Miami

And on the return, I can't wait to visit this place:
Hogsmeade in Universal Studios, Florida

And drink this:
Butterbeer




Comments

JoV said…
Have fun Aths! Aren't you stopping by Disneyworld? lol :D
bermudaonion(Kathy) said…
I bet you'll be happy to get away from the cold! I hope you have a blast!
SuiteJuju from Tales of Whimsy said…
Oooooooooooo have fun! This is gorgeous time of year in Miami. Hot without being too humid and crowded. Enjoy. Bring us pics and a full report on Hogsmeade.
Helen Murdoch said…
AHHHHHH... have a fantastic time. Warm weather, good food, and Harry Potter. What more could a girl want? I really enjoyed the Universal Studios Harry Potter tour in London so I am sure Harry Potter World will be fantastic!
Leeswammes said…
Have a great time, Athira!
Aparatchick said…
Welcome to Florida! The weather's beautiful here today. Just an FYI about Harry Potter - it's still very busy there; go early if you can. Have fun!
Athira / Aths said…
I would have but two theme works will blow away my savings. :)
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! It was fun!
Athira / Aths said…
Hogsmeade was awesome!
Athira / Aths said…
I enjoyed the one in Florida! it was really worth it!
Athira / Aths said…
It was busy! But we took our time through the park and enjoyed it.