Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Tips on Having a Gay (ex) Boyfriend

Tips on Having a Gay (ex) Boyfriend
Author: Carrie Jones
Reviewer: Kurtis

Imagine finding the love of your life and thinking everything is going to be perfect for the rest of your life. But then, as if out of nowhere, you find out he is gay. This is what happens to Belle Philbrick in Carrie Jones’ Tips on Having a Gay (ex) Boyfriend. When her boyfriend, Dylan, her “Golden Boy” admits to being gay it’s as if her whole world was changed. There is a lot of hate in the world especially with the homosexual community. As the next week progresses, Belle becomes frustrated at how much ridicule both her and Dylan get. It is a constant struggle for her to be there for him while she hates him so much for how much he hurt her. Her only hope at this point is Tom. The boy who has made fun of her his whole life, and now she thinks she likes him. This book was completely inspiring to me. Carrie Jones has a way of making you rethink how you see people who live life in a way that might not be your ‘normal’. I couldn’t put this one down.

What we learned about Postum. (Belle's drink of choice, and Carrie's too.)

Taken straight from the link above. How cool is this?

Postum in popular culture
Postum was sometimes marketed by an invisible cartoon ghost named, "Mister Coffee Nerves", who would appear in situations wherein normal human characters were shown in uncomfortable life-situations (e.g. irritability, lack of sleep, loss of athletic prowess) due to their use of coffee and its negative effects. These cartoons always ended with the humans switching to Postum and Mister Coffee Nerves running away until the next cartoon.[3]
In the book Tips On Having a Gay (ex) Boyfriend, the main character Belle Philbrick drinks Postum because caffeine gives her seizures.[4]
It was also a sponsor for the radio show "Lum and Abner".

We also learned that Postum was discontinued by Kraft! Oh no what will Carrie and Belle do now?

We found this recipe online for homemade Postum. If you are a Postum drinker and you try it let us know if it works.

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1 qt. fine ground wheat
1 pt. coarse ground corn meal
1/2 c. molasses or dark syrup

Mix the wheat, corn-meal, and syrup. Rub them in the palms of the hand until it is well mixed. Put it into shallow baking pans and brown in a slow oven until it is a rich dark brown. It must be stirred often for even browning. Don't try to hurry the process or it will burn. When it is done, cool and store in a sealed jar or canister. Use like any cereal coffee. I use 2 tablespoons coffee for each cup and a half of water. It may be boiled or it can be made in an electric coffee-maker.
With hot milk this makes a nice evening drink.
If you can't buy ground wheat, you can sort whole grains of wheat and grind them in your blender. However, take them out before it grinds them into a flour.

Moving on to Tom and Duct Tape:
Tom, has an addiction to Duct Tape. Wonder if he knows about this site:
Hey make your prom clothes out of duct tape and win this contest!

Speaking of Duct Tape...
Carrie Jones celebrated her birthday and the release of her new book on March 1st!

Extras brought to you by the adult moderator because Kurtis had a more pressing engagement:

If you want to know more about Carrie Jones we found these interviews she has done:


DeenaML said...

I love knowing that a guy liked this book! Now that I'm a YA librarian, it helps me to know that I could maybe recommend this book to a teen boy. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Carrie's Belle books are fantastic. :)

Thanks for the interview link!

Kelly Fineman said...

I am so going to try that recipe for homemade Postum for my father-in-law. Like Carrie, he was sad it was discontinued.

Keep up the good work, guys.

The Maelstroms Themselves said...

I thought that was a great book. Carrie Jones never ceases to give me reason for laughter. Grazi for the interview links. Very kind of ye.

Just taking a moment to say that I really like this blog. Just discovered it, but I *blush* might have read through all the past posts. Haha. Either way. You guys are simply splendid and a wonderful part of that complex realm known as the book-blog-o-sphere, of which I am part myself. Cheerz for you all.

Anonymous said...


There's my link! *does happy dance*

You know, if you google us, you guys come up first. 0.o weeeird mahn, but way cool.

What was that? Yes, actually, I did have a point. Cool review. Pointage, MaDe

Shuriken tossing, and ninjaing,and yours,
In the fog...
Kiri Vehemens

Medeia said...

Ok that was Aella (one half of the Maelstroms)... don't get confused, she neglected to sign the bottom of her comment.

This, on the other hand, is Medeia... and I haven't read that book...but now I might have to... and wait, since when do boys read? And care about what they're reading enough to blog about it?

Anonymous said...

Poor, poor naive Medeia.

Alethiea is a guy. And he reads. Guys read...but they also feel this need to be cool. And somewhere along the way, in today's society reading ceased to be "cool." So loads of boys don't read.

Iz shame.

iz now slightly sad,
In the Fog,
Kiri Vehemens

Jessica Burkhart said...

I loved Carrie's book. :)

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