September 4th, 2009

montypy disgust

Five Awful Things to Eat

The BFG by Roald Dahl — The poor big friendly giant has only one thing to eat in Giant Country: the “extremely icky-poo vegetable” called the snozzcumber. When Sophie takes a nibble it, she can’t help but spit it out. “It tastes like frogskins! And rotten fish!” And you thought spinach was bad.

Sixth Grade Secrets by Louis Sachar — Nearly two decades after I first read this book, I can still remember cringing when Laura gulps down a raw egg to try to restore her secret club’s very sensitive treasures. And the worst thing is, it doesn’t even work.

Mudville by Kurtis Scaletta — Roy’s dad is a very creative chef. Spam manicotti! Green bean chili! Spinach surprise! No wonder Roy is so often tempted to skip dinner. Think he’s just being picky? Try them for yourself, then. :)

Models Don’t Eat Chocolate Cookies by Erin Dionne — I still feel queasy remembering the horrible concoction of ingredients (mayo, vinegar, and tomato juice, just to name a few) that Celeste mixes together in an effort to make a diet drink. And Celeste felt pretty queasy, too, as her gym teacher’s shoes can attest!

Skin Hunger by Kathleen Duey — The wonder of a fresh apple after days of near starvation is an amazing thing. But when that’s all you have to eat for days on end, they might as well be snozzcumbers. And Hahp doesn’t hold back in his descriptions of what such a diet does to his digestive system. I dare you to eat an apple right after finishing this book and not grimace.

All right, readers. What’s the worst food you’ve ever read about?

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GIVE UP THE GHOST now in stores… in Canada!

That’s right! Two weeks early, GIVE UP THE GHOST is already showing up in Canadian stores. And I have photographic proof:

(at the Eaton Centre Indigo)

(in very good company at the Yonge & Eglinton Indigo, where a very kind staff person got them from the back and put them on the shelf so I could take this picture)

It’s popping up at Chapters and Indigo stores across the country, and should start showing up in your local indies, too! So keep an eye out. :)

American folks — sorry! The only store I know of that has GHOST in stock so far is The Strand in NYC. But that doesn’t mean it hasn’t turned up anywhere else. If you see it, let me know!

And remember, the first person to send me a picture of GHOST on the shelf in their local store gets a signed copy!

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