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My First Short Story! – The Pink Sweater

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Welcome to My Book Blog!

Hey there! My name is Bri. I’m eighteen and a senior in high school. I’m copy editor for my school newspaper and an aspiring author/journalist.
In my reviews of young adult novels, you’ll find my rating (five stars is the highest, one is the lowest), a summary and my opinion of the book that was read. Reviews of movies, tv shows, and music can also be found here.
You can follow booknerdblog.com on Facebook and on Twitter and read my short story ebook “The Pink Sweater” on Amazon Kindle or Barnes and Noble Nook.


Comment from Paula
Time April 1, 2010 at 11:49 AM

This is an awesome idea for a blog. I always find myself come across books and when I try to find out what they’re about, I never have any luck.

=D If you want to read and review another book it’s called The Hourglass Door. It is really awesome, and there’s a squeal coming out as well.

Happy Reading!

Comment from bri
Time April 3, 2010 at 2:11 PM

Aw, thank you! I’m so glad you like my website and that it’s a help to you! :]
I’ll put the Hourglass Door on the list to read! Thanks for the suggestion!

Comment from Tierney
Time April 3, 2010 at 8:15 PM

Hey bri! i’ve commented a lot today (: but i wanted to give you some suggestions (even though i know you probably have a lot to read already) but these books are some of my absolute favorites.
The Guardians of Time Series by Marianne Curley
The Named
The Dark
The Key

The Named
Imagine you were able to change the past. By altering one tiny thing you could start a chain of catastrophic events… Ethan is Named – he has the ability to travel back in time, where he must use his special skills to try and intercept the dark forces intent on unravelling history. But Ethan is also a normal schoolboy, and leading a single life with a double identity is becoming just too much to handle, especially when even the normal part is getting more and more complicated. (i got that summary off the internet)

Old Magic by: Marianne Curley
Kate is at a loss. She meets a boy with extraordinary powers and a bizarre family history that can be traced back to the Middle Ages. But Jarrod doesn’t believe in the paranormal. When Kate tries to convince him that he has supernatural powers that need to be harnessed, he doesn’t take her seriously, and only puts up with her “hocus pocus” notions because he finds her captivating.

However, the dangerous, uncontrolled strengthening of his gift finally convinces Jarrod that he must take Kate’s theories seriously. Together, they embark on a remarkable journey – one which will unravel the mystery that has hung over Jarrod’s family for generations and finds them pitted against immense forces in a battle to undo the past and reshape the future. (i got that summary off google (:)

What’s awesome about these books is that the author is australian, so you read a lot of different phrases and different spellings and i always think that’s awesome

Comment from bri
Time April 3, 2010 at 8:47 PM

Thank you so, sooooo much for commenting, Tierney!
I actually read Old Magic about a year ago, and I am thinking about reading it again so I can write a review. I remember that it was really, really good!
And thanks for the book suggestions! I’ll put them on my list to read also! They sound awesome!

Comment from Devan Constantine
Time April 12, 2010 at 4:25 PM

Hi. My name is Devan…..my cousin told me about this site and she says she knows you. Her name is…Samantha Fuscia. She said i would love this site and…..well…..i do!!! Im a huge reader too. So….i’ll be commenting on your blogs and….i just wanted to introduce myself!!! And I also just wanted to tell you that this whole webstite was a really awesome idea!!!

Comment from bri
Time April 14, 2010 at 7:48 PM

Hey, Devan! I’m so glad you like my site, and thank you for all the comments! Tell Sami I said hi! Hahha 🙂

Comment from steve donoghues
Time May 8, 2010 at 10:05 PM

Hello Bri –

I stumbled on Book Nerd Blog by random chance, and I have to say: I’m mighty impressed! I’d love it if you’d email me when you get a chance; I’m an editor for a literary journal, and I’d like to talk to you about maybe writing something for us. Think it over and let me hear from you!

Steve Donoghue

Comment from Hailey Kinter
Time June 18, 2010 at 9:33 PM

Hello Bri! I am Hailey Kinter, author of Dark Amethyst. I am a big time reader, so I find this website awesome! Anyways, I was wondering if you could read Dark Amethyst and write a review of it on your website to give me a little more publicity. I can email you the entire book if you cannot order it from barnsandnoble or borders. Thanks! Hailey

Comment from Camila
Time August 16, 2010 at 12:24 AM

Hey Bri,

I have something in common with you and basically it’s the love of reading! I have recently started a book blog and while researching book blogs your blog came up and I must say I am really glad to see that it was a success, but I have a question . . . how did you get the word around? I’m really impressed with your wide spread blog, so could you help a fellow reader out? Thanks for everything and keep up the awesome job on your blog!

Comment from gigglegurl
Time September 17, 2010 at 5:38 PM

hi bri!!!!
thanx for putting this blog up, i loovveeto read too. i think u r so cool for utting it up. and i love love love harry potter too. i think jk rowling is a genius for writing them. 🙂

Comment from bri
Time September 24, 2010 at 11:16 PM

Hey! Thank you so much! I’m so glad you like my website!
Fellow Harry Potter lover? Awesome!

Comment from Daniel Bailey
Time December 30, 2010 at 10:09 AM

Hey Bri,
Thought I would suggest a book to you called The Scar, written by Michael Weiner. He is my teacher. You can go to http://www.thescarnovel.com to read the first chapter to see if you would be interested in reading it. Let me know what you think.

Comment from bri
Time December 31, 2010 at 2:31 PM

Sure, Daniel, I’ll check it out!
Thanks for the suggestion!

Comment from S.K. Eyre
Time February 24, 2011 at 5:31 PM

Would you or any of the other reviewers be interested in a free copy of a new teen vampire romance to review? Its called Vampire’s Holliday and I am the author (You guessed that right?) I’m on facebook under skeyrebooks, myspace (I know so 2007) at skeyrebooks and my email is skeyrebooks@gamil. A preview of the book is available at https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/SKEyre

thanks – SK

Comment from Ashley
Time March 19, 2011 at 1:02 PM

Yes, Harry Potter is a very good series, but I think “best” is going a little too far. Personally, I have read way too many books to have a favorite series.

Comment from bri
Time March 21, 2011 at 9:10 PM

I have read a lot of other series too, but I feel that Harry Potter just stands out as my favorite.
It has always been a big part of my life and will always have an influence on me and I feel like that’s all that really matters.

Comment from Mazz
Time March 23, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Hey Bri,
I am thoroughly impressed by your blog! I think “The Pioneer” should write a story about it.

Comment from Tim
Time April 9, 2011 at 6:48 AM

Hi! Your blog looks great! I have a question. Is there a way to suggest a story for your review? I would really like to hear thoughts of a teen girl like you.

Comment from bri
Time April 12, 2011 at 9:15 PM

Awesome! I’d love to review any book. You can leave the title in a comment, on my facebook page, on twitter or you can email me! Whichever you’d like~

Comment from T. M. Crone
Time May 13, 2011 at 9:07 PM

Hi Bri, love your blog. I am a middle-aged (yikes, how did that happen?) writer of science fiction/fantasy. I have about 9 short stories published in a variety of venues, a novel For which I am currently seeking an agent/editor, and two YA novels in the making. I was wondering if you would be interested in reviewing any of my short stories? You may visit my blog at tinacrone.blogspot.com to read more about me, and I invite you to follow, or visit my web site at the address above?

Comment from bri
Time May 15, 2011 at 9:24 PM

Okay, I’ll check it out!

Comment from jenna de lange
Time June 14, 2011 at 4:14 AM

hey bri, am jenna i am in grade 8 and from this year i have reading so many books. love blog and happy reading from jenna

Comment from Isha
Time September 28, 2011 at 9:32 AM

Good idea! I hope you become a famous author someday!!!!

Comment from Georg Kevin
Time October 25, 2011 at 4:14 AM

Hi there,

I’m Georg Kevin A. Paquet from the Pinoy Teens Online (pinoyteens.net) blog. Your site was cited in a blog post as part of Top 50 Blogs in line with secondary education, one point that got me interested in your website.

We would like to create a partnership with your website.

Pinoy Teens is a mixed blog that talks about latest issues, provides lessons to High School Students and entertains with posts about the latest updates our readers desire to know about.

To-date we have had around 2.7 Million unique visitors since our inception as a blog in March 2008. We have Page Rank of 4, we’re one of the more respected Teen Sites from the Philippines. We also hold a Alexa Rank of 315,000 as of this writing.

I wish to start by asking if you if it’s possible that we trade links. I could add you up under our Youth / Teen Sites link category which will be visible all across the website.

Let me know what you think!

ps: Please send me an email as I may not check back on this comment.

Comment from Beth
Time October 29, 2011 at 3:05 PM

I love this blog you have here! Very cute, well organized, and I love you reviews! 🙂 I was just wondering. If you had a chance could you possibly pop over and check out my blog. My mom suggested I do it since I love reading so much and I am having a little trouble getting started. If you have any comments and ideas please feel free to tell me! I would really appreciate it! Keep up the good work!

Comment from Heidi Bloom
Time March 25, 2012 at 5:57 AM

Hi bri!
Love your blog. I also have a reading blog for teenagers. It is http://reads4teens.edublogs.org
I think it is fantastic that I get get book recommendations from a fellow teenager. I love reading and read about three books a week. I also LOVE Harry Potter and have read the books about 8-9 times. I even went to see the last movie at midnight with two of my friends dressed up! (we were the only ones dressed up!)
Keep up the good work!

Comment from Ria
Time April 14, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Hi bri 🙂
I just stumbled onto your blog and so far I am loving it. ^.^ It feels good to know that I am not the only one who loves reading books. I love this especially because I always read my books WAYY to fast so i can hardly find new ones. Great jobs on the reviews I can tell you put a lot of time in them. Can’t wait to view more! 🙂

Comment from Mrs. Damminger
Time July 3, 2012 at 6:33 PM

I just read The Pink Sweater and I loved it. I’m so proud of your accomplishment of publishing that short story. You must have had some really good teachers in the past (jk). Great job keeping up with this blog too. I will continue using it for recommendations and sharing it with my next group of students. Best of luck Bri! Keep up the great work =)

Comment from bri
Time July 7, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Thanks so much, Mrs. Damminger! It really means a lot. 🙂

Comment from Dani
Time August 18, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Your blog is amazing! And i read the pink sweater and its really good. Im a reader myself and ive always wanted to do what your doing, starting a blog. So you have really inspired me. You should read the book obsidian by Jenifer L. Armentrout. It is my favorite book ever and its so good. I really would like your input on it though. Thanks so much and keep doing this!!

Comment from Amanda
Time September 7, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Hey I’m Amanda and I’m only an eighth grader but your site is so cool! I love reading and I am hoping to become an author, too! You’ve really inspired me, Bri!

Comment from Book Worm
Time October 14, 2012 at 6:44 AM

I’m Book Worm, and I’m the writer of a relatively new blog,
If anyone wants to check it out, please do, and if you follow, that’s great!
If you want me to follow back, please post a comment with a link in my blog.
Happy Reading, 
Book Worm

Comment from gwen
Time November 6, 2012 at 9:27 AM

hi. i love ur blog please check mine out.its new so its not much but it would mean alot to me.thanks

Comment from gianna
Time January 21, 2013 at 12:28 PM

hi i love your blog its very cool.i have a website called flipping paiges i would love it if you would check it out some time. thanks :^)

Comment from MicheNErd
Time March 20, 2013 at 6:34 AM

Dear Bri,
I hope that you enjoy the book thief as much as i did. I tbrought me to tears as it is not the usual happy ending. It is an amazing book and i hope a good review will follow.,