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Mar 17, 2011

Momo's 17th Birthday Bash: Day 10 - Part Two

Happy birthday!

Isn't that picture so cute? I love it! :) So, as I mentioned in the post below here is guest post #2! I'll be answering a couple more questions before you get to it though! :)

Questions from Lauren (365 Days of Reading):

What is the best birthday present you've ever received?
What's the story behind your nickname (Momo)?
Happy Birthday, girl! :)

Answers from Momo:

Eh, I don't want to work my brain too hard by trying to recall the best birthday present of all time so I'll just go with the most recent, which would be my 17th birthday presents, lol! I received a copy of The Crescent and Half Moon by Jordan Deen from my sister (Kiki) and she finished them a couple of weeks earlier and she gushed about them all over my face so when I received them, later that night I got all cozy in bed and started them and by the end of the weekend I had finished both! They're totally amazing...awesome! I'll always remember reading them when I think about my 17th birthday!

Ah! The story behind my nickname! LOL, I knew I'd get questioned about this one day, aha! So like, all my sisters have nicknames - all this happened through emails one day, by the way! My real name is Molly - so we took the first two letters of my name and doubled it...TADA! Momo! LOL! My sister that I mentioned earlier, Kiki - her's is a little tweaked BUT it still works! :) That's basically it, the story behind my nickname! But now, mostly everyone in my fambam calls me Momo, which is pretty awesome because I have a nickname that actually sticks!

Thanks Lauren for asking the questions - you're a totally awesome person! ;)

Question from Books for Company:

What is your biggest childhood memory that you can remember? (10 or younger)

Answer from Momo:

The biggest childhood memory that I can remember? Hmm, I'm not sure if I was ten years old or younger but one memory or rather memories I remember is when my older brother taught my older sister, my nephew, and I to swim! Aha! :) It was during the summer time, I think, and I remember that I always looked forward to when my brother got off work and then all three of us would change into swim gear and get into the 3 ft. pool with our floaters and wait for his instructions, lol! I distinctly remember how he taught us how to hold our breaths under the water and he would hold little contests to see who would last the longest under the water, haha! Good times!

Awh! Thanks for asking the question! Made me nostalgic for a moment! *__*


Sweet 16?
by Jennifer R. Hubbard

Is “Sweet 16” really sweet?
Yes. No.
I remember having a definite sense of crossing the threshold toward adulthood when I was sixteen. I got a job and my driver’s license. I took the SATs and did tons of homework and researched colleges. Since I was seventeen when I started college, sixteen was the preparation year: a time of big decisions and responsibility.
But it was also fun. The nice thing about the high-school (and college) years is that you spend so much time with people your own age. That’s not always true of the post-college working world. In high school I had a group of friends with whom I went to parties and dances. We ate lunch together; we had inside jokes. Sometimes we had laughing fits over nothing.
I was also writing. I had already been writing poems and short stories for years; in high school, I made my first (bad) attempts at novel-length manuscripts. I began sending out stories to try to get them published. (I sold my first one when I was seventeen—but it would be years before I sold the next.)
Sixteen was a mix for me, of incredibly hard work and fun. I don’t buy into that adult nostalgia about teenagers having “no real problems” or “freedom from responsibility.” Working and driving, studying, picking colleges or a post-school career path, choosing the people with whom you spend time, and how you spend that time—those are all huge responsibilities with major consequences. And yet, there is something delicious about knowing that, for most sixteen-year-olds, this is also a time of great possibility. There is so much in front of you, and anything can happen.

Bio: Jennifer R. Hubbard is the author of the young-adult novel, The Secret Year, and the forthcoming Try Not to Breathe. She blogs at http://jenniferrhubbard.blogspot.com/ and http://writerjenn.livejournal.com/
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Thanks Jennifer for the awesome guest post! Now for my fellow readers, here's your chance to win a signed paperback copy of The Secret Year!


The Secret Year
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8 comments:

  1. Hehe, thanks for answering my questions! (And for calling me awesome :P)

    Great post from Jennifer, too! :)

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  2. Yay, thank you for answering my question! l loved reading it, sounds like such a nice memory =)

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  3. Thank you for the great post, it was so interesting! And thank you for the chance to win!

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  4. I love hearing about how people get their nicknames. Everyone close to me ALWAYS gets a nickname - I have about 15 different nicknames for my best friend, it's silly, but I love it. Thanks for sharing this post with us, and for hosting the awesome giveaway! :)

    http://twitter.com/#!/inluvwithbookz/status/49252825808637952

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  5. At least your nickname isn't T-bone or something like that...!

    Good memory too....I love being in the water. I used to think I was part mermaid as a child.

    Thx for the giveaway too!

    Jen

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  6. Hearing people talk about their nicknames is always interesting. Thanks for the giveaway!

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