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Size 12 Is Not Fat (Book #1 in Heather Wells Mystery series)
by Meg Cabot | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by wingJennyC1230wing of Woodstock, Georgia USA on Thursday, January 03, 2008
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by HunterRyu): to be read


14 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingJennyC1230wing from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Thursday, January 03, 2008

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Book #1 in Heather Wells Mystery series.

Book Description:


HEATHER WELLS ROCKS!

Or, at least, she did. That was before she left the pop-idol life behind after she gained a dress size or two -- and lost a boyfriend, a recording contract, and her life savings (when Mom took the money and ran off to Argentina). Now that the glamour and glory days of endless mall appearances are in the past, Heather's perfectly happy with her new size 12 shape (the average for the American woman!) and her new job as an assistant dorm director at one of New York's top colleges. That is, until the dead body of a female student from Heather's residence hall is discovered at the bottom of an elevator shaft.

The cops and the college president are ready to chalk the death off as an accident, the result of reckless youthful mischief. But Heather knows teenage girls . . . and girls do not elevator surf. Yet no one wants to listen -- not the police, her colleagues, or the P.I. who owns the brownstone where she lives -- even when more students start turning up dead in equally ordinary and subtly sinister ways. So Heather makes the decision to take on yet another new career: as spunky girl detective!

But her new job comes with few benefits, no cheering crowds, and lots of liabilities, some of them potentially fatal. And nothing ticks off a killer more than a portly ex-pop star who's sticking her nose where it doesn't belong . . .
 


Journal Entry 2 by wingJennyC1230wing from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Monday, January 21, 2008

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Jan. 25th: This book was so great! I just loved it. It reminded me of the Stephanie Plum character from Janet Evanovich mixed in with Bridget Jones. Really good! I hope that everyone else enjoys it. I can't wait to read the next one in the series! "Size 14 is Not Fat Either"

I'm going to offer as a Bookring!
 


Journal Entry 3 by wingJennyC1230wing from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Monday, January 21, 2008

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This is an International Bookring for Size 12 is Not Fat by: Meg Cabot. This is an open Bookring until it reaches its final destination! Then the last person on the list will mail back to JennyC1230.

1. When you receive book, please make a journal entry.
2. PM the next person on the list for their address. (Always check to make sure the list hasn’t changed.) Make sure the person is able to take the book.
3. After you read the book, tell us what you thought of the book.
4. When you mail the book, make another journal entry to let us know.
5. Try to keep the book for only a month. If you are having trouble please PM me or e-mail me.: j(dot)Chaban(at)Comcast(dot)net
6. If you see anyone on this list who is a known staller of bookrings please let me know that too!
7. At the end the book will be sent to me.
8. Most importantly have fun and enjoy the book!! Thank you!

JennyC1230

List of participants for the Bookray:

1. Aramena/U.S. only (Oklahoma)
2. bookhunter21/US & Canada (Minnesota)
3. BigBird2002/U.S. only (Arizona)
4. Doveilibri/Intl. ok (Florida) **Thank you so much for sending international!**
5. kiyoitsukikage/Europe pref. (Poland)
6. elitetwig/UK or Europe pref. (UK)
7. Moonwoolf/Intl. (Portugal)
8. blackteiwaz/Intl. (Costa Rica)
9. bookwormess/Intl. (Finland)
10. flossie771 (Georgia)
11. lisabb2/US pref. (Iowa)


Last person send to JennyC1230!

BethanieKay - asked to be skipped
bluestocking88 - asked to be skipped  


Journal Entry 4 by wingJennyC1230wing from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Monday, February 04, 2008

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Mailed to Aramena on Feb. 4th to start the Bookring!
USPS Delivery Confirmation #03070020000131362439
 


Journal Entry 5 by Aramena from Moore, Oklahoma USA on Friday, February 08, 2008

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What perfect timing, to arrive on a Friday! I'll finish the romance I'm currently reading this weekend and then be ready to start this one! I just adore Meg Cabot, I have a really hard time staying away from her blog, so I'm really looking forward to this! 


Journal Entry 6 by Aramena from Moore, Oklahoma USA on Thursday, February 21, 2008

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I enjoyed it! Meg Cabot is always great. At first I wasn't sure about this one. Even though this book is written for adults rather than teenagers, it still read like a teen book, but with more grown up language and sexual references. For some reason that kind of bothered me in the beginning. But once I got past that, I really enjoyed it. I was disapointed not to have a resolution with Cooper, but then remembered that it is the first book in a series, so of course that storyline will probably be played out further in the next book, which I defintely want to read.

I had PMd bookhunter21 on February 15, but have not had a response, so I'll PM her again now. 


Journal Entry 7 by Aramena from Moore, Oklahoma USA on Friday, February 29, 2008

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My PMs weren't going through, but bookhunter21 saw my ISO post and sent me her address, so book is in the mail this morning! 


Journal Entry 8 by wingbookhunter21wing from Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Wednesday, March 05, 2008

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Received today as a bookring. I have 2 books ahead of it, but will get to it after that and maybe sooner. I looked at the first chapter and I am hooked! 


Journal Entry 9 by wingbookhunter21wing from Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Sunday, April 06, 2008

8 out of 10

Really good book--fun, breezy, conversational style and not a bad whodunit. I love the Princess Diaries by the same author and the writing reminded me of Mia in her awkward (pre-Princess) days. Heather is a fun and sympathetic heroine; I love that she has already named her imaginary children with Cooper and is easily distracted by Doritos and Dove bars! The excerpts of Heather's pop hits are hilariously close to the soppy teen Mall hits of real life. I am looking forward to reading the next 2 books in the series. Thanks for sharing this in a bookring!

PS--Size 12 is not "portly" either!

I will mail this out to BigBird this week. 


Journal Entry 10 by wingbookhunter21wing from Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Tuesday, April 08, 2008

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Mailed today to BigBird2002. Enjoy!

Delivery confirmation #0306 1070 0004 2337 4792 


Journal Entry 11 by BigBird2002 from Mesa, Arizona USA on Saturday, April 12, 2008

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Arrived in the mail. I can't wait to read this and will start it as soon as I finish the book I am in the middle of now. The previous journal entries makes me want to dive right in now! 


Journal Entry 12 by BigBird2002 from Mesa, Arizona USA on Friday, April 18, 2008

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This book really wasn't my style. I've liked other books by this author, but I felt this one had a very whiny tone. On its way to DoveiLibri today! Thank you for letting me be part of this ring. 


Journal Entry 13 by Dove-i-libri from Fort Myers, Florida USA on Monday, April 21, 2008

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Rec'd this book in the mail today ... it looks fun. I have to read two books ahead of it, and then will send it on it's merry way to POLAND to start the next leg of its journey!
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Added 4-30-08: It was a fun and light read, done quickly and entertaining!!!! Due to postage, I will not be mailing this until next Saturday: May 10, 2008. (Just in time for everyone in the USA to try mailing every single thing they HAVE to be mailed BEFORE the rates go up on the following Monday! Wonder if there'll be a line at the Post Office? LOL!) 


Journal Entry 14 by Dove-i-libri at -- By Hand or Post, Ray/ring, RABCK, Meet-up in Fort Myers, Florida USA on Saturday, May 10, 2008

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Released 6 yrs ago (5/10/2008 UTC) at -- By Hand or Post, Ray/ring, RABCK, Meet-up in Fort Myers, Florida USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

RELEASE NOTES: Sent to "Kiyoitsukikage" to continue the bookring! The post office doesn't offer delivery confirmation for overseas parcels, and global tracking was just too dear. But I sent this package to Poland today! 


Journal Entry 15 by kiyoitsukikage from Brixton, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, May 15, 2008

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The book's arrived, thank you so much for sending overseas!
It will have to wait until I'm done with some other bookrings, but I'll try to be reasonably quick...
 


Journal Entry 16 by kiyoitsukikage from Brixton, Greater London United Kingdom on Sunday, June 22, 2008

7 out of 10

I actually managed to read the book at one go ^^ Although it didn't seem so in the beginning, it turned out to be a fun read - it actually had me laughing at more than one point. ;) The plot wasn't the most elaborate, as expected, but still I think the book was entertaining enough.
Thank you for sharing and sorry for holding the ring up. I PMed the next person. 


Journal Entry 17 by kiyoitsukikage at by mail in To the next participant, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, June 25, 2008

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Released 6 yrs ago (6/25/2008 UTC) at by mail in To the next participant, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Journal Entry 18 by elitetwig from Haughton Green, Greater Manchester United Kingdom on Monday, July 07, 2008

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Received the book this morning, thank you.

I'm currently reading a book so I will make this next on the list. 


Journal Entry 19 by elitetwig from Haughton Green, Greater Manchester United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 12, 2008

8 out of 10

Absolutley loved this book and may invest in reading the others!! While reading this I one I was so vaccumed into being Heather it was like- wow!

A good very good book!

Passing this book on to Moonwolf on Friday!! 


Journal Entry 20 by Moonwoolf from Azambuja, Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Sunday, August 31, 2008

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I'm very curious about this book. Thank you, i'll give news soon.


08-10-2008= I'm currently reading this book and i'm enjoying very much. Sory for kipping the books for so long. I'm full of work now due to the Christmas. But the book will keep travelling until the end of this month. Thank you

31-10-2008= Love this book, as loved the last one i read. Very funny, a great read to relax. It will keep traveling, now to Costa Rica. Monday morning it go on. Thank you for this opportunity, and sory for keep it so long. Hugs. 


Journal Entry 21 by Moonwoolf at lisboa, -- Por correio / mão própria -- Portugal on Monday, November 03, 2008

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Released 5 yrs ago (11/3/2008 UTC) at lisboa, -- Por correio / mão própria -- Portugal

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Happy travel to Costa Rica. 


Journal Entry 22 by blackteiwaz from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Friday, November 14, 2008

This book has not been rated.

It's here!! But so are 3 other rings/rays. I'll do my best to read it as soon as possible. 


Journal Entry 23 by blackteiwaz from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Friday, December 05, 2008

6 out of 10

Enough with the dorm/residence hall thing! It's annoying! There, sorry, but I had to get it out of my chest!
The book is ok, I found myself rooting for Heather in a couple of chapters, smiling at some remarks, but I'm not dying to read the next in the series.
I will give this author another try, probably with the Queen of Babble series.
Thanks for sharing it with me. I'll send it to the next reader next week. 


Journal Entry 24 by blackteiwaz at bookcrosser, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, December 10, 2008

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Released 5 yrs ago (12/10/2008 UTC) at bookcrosser, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Finally on its way to the next reader, sorry for the delay! 


Journal Entry 25 by bookwormess from Kotka, Kymenlaakso Finland on Saturday, December 27, 2008

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Thank you, blackteiwaz, the book had arrived to my doorstep while I was away for Christmas. Thanks for sending all the way to Finland.

I have some books in my read-soon-TBR's, but I'll sort them tonight and get started with the pile. Starting this one will probably go nearer to mid-January, but I have a lot of time in my hands after New Year. :)

Edit on Jan 2, 2009:
Nah, couldn't wait, started reading this one last night. The James Dean biography has to wait a bit.. 


Journal Entry 26 by bookwormess from Kotka, Kymenlaakso Finland on Wednesday, January 07, 2009

6 out of 10

Well, this was kind of ok. I loved The Boy Next Door and hated the All-American Girl. Unfortunately this falls a bit more to the latter. The story was good and exciting, read over half of the book in few days as the firts half took several days.

What annoyed me was all those unnecessary remarks about how Cooper's so so so hot and also the way she repeated thing as a thought. Things, that had nothing to do with the thing whe was actually thinking about (like with Jordan's name there was always something like "who is the guy I lived with and caught in mischief with Tania Trace"). Removing them the book had probably been 50 pages shorter... Those were the things that reminded me of All-American Girl (where the girl saves the president from being murdered and all she is worried is that her parents will know she skipped her art class...) which irritated me most in the book.

There was funny things too. The remarks about pop culture (the boybandish things in Jordan, how very Britney and Justin they were, etc) were really the things I enjoyed the most. As far the plot goes, I surprisingly knew the murdered and the motive in quite early stage which I quite rarely do. But I don't know if I'll read the next ones in the series.

I already have the next participant's address and am mailing the book today.

This book is 1 out of 55 in REDUCE MOUNT TBR CHALLENGE 2009. 


Journal Entry 27 by bookwormess at Villa Rica, Georgia USA on Wednesday, January 07, 2009

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Released 5 yrs ago (1/7/2009 UTC) at Villa Rica, Georgia USA

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Sent to flossie771 as she is the next participant of the ring. Enjoy the book! 


Journal Entry 28 by Flossie771 from Villa Rica, Georgia USA on Friday, January 16, 2009

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This book arrived safely today. I will try to get to it soon. Thanks bookwormess for the candy!!!! Thanks JennyC1230 for including me in this ring. 


Journal Entry 29 by Flossie771 from Villa Rica, Georgia USA on Tuesday, January 20, 2009

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I just finished this book today. I already have addy for next in line, so it will be mailed out tomorrow. Thanks for including me in this ring. 


Journal Entry 30 by Flossie771 at Grimes, Iowa USA on Wednesday, January 21, 2009

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Released 5 yrs ago (1/21/2009 UTC) at Grimes, Iowa USA

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Mailed this book out today to lisabb2....DC# 0308 1400 0001 8132 7493 


Journal Entry 31 by lisabb2 from Grimes, Iowa USA on Saturday, January 24, 2009

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Got in the mail today...will read shortly!!! 


Journal Entry 32 by lisabb2 from Grimes, Iowa USA on Wednesday, January 28, 2009

8 out of 10

This was light and funny...just what I needed after slugging through my last thriller!!! I enjoyed the story line and loved the whole size 12 is not fat...just average. This is the first book I've read by this author and will try to read the next in this series soon. Thanks for sharing this one!!!

If I'm the last in line, I'll mail it back to JennyC1230 shortly. 


Journal Entry 33 by wingJennyC1230wing from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Tuesday, February 10, 2009

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The book is back home again! I plan on keeping it for awhile. It needs a little rest after all that travelling. :-)

Thanks everyone for a successful Bookring! 


Journal Entry 34 by wingJennyC1230wing from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Wednesday, November 04, 2009

This book has not been rated.

This book is in the ABC (Already Been Crossed) Bookbox.
 


Journal Entry 35 by ladybug74 from Dothan, Alabama USA on Tuesday, May 18, 2010

This book has not been rated.

I'm choosing this one from the ABC bookbox to be released elsewhere so it won't have to travel back to GA where it originated. I am sure I will find another reader for this book soon. 


Journal Entry 36 by ladybug74 at Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, May 19, 2010

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Released 4 yrs ago (5/19/2010 UTC) at Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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There has been a change in the plan for this book. I'm putting it back in the box at the request of JennyC1230 because she has found another bookcrosser who would like to read it. 


Journal Entry 37 by wingJennyC1230wing at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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This book came home in JennyC1230's ABC (Already Been Crossed) Bookbox.

Thanks to Ladybug74, this is the only book that started in the box to come back. I asked her to wild release/give away the other ones. This one is on my BC friend's wishlist, so I am going to see if she still wants this one and share it with her. Thanks!  


Journal Entry 38 by wingJennyC1230wing at Monroeville, New Jersey USA on Wednesday, September 01, 2010

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Released 3 yrs ago (9/1/2010 UTC) at Monroeville, New Jersey USA

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If you have found this book, welcome to Bookcrossing and thank you for taking the time to let us know about its journey. Feel free to enjoy the book and pass it along to a friend, neighbor, family member or co-worker, or simply leave it somewhere for another lucky reader to enjoy as you did! This book isn’t your type of read? No problem, don't feel obliged to read it, just be kind enough to help it on its journey. If you join, please use my name as your referring member: JennyC1230.

Sending this wishlist book to HunterRyu along with a surprise book: Butterfly Tattoo by Deidre Knight. Enjoy the book! 


Journal Entry 39 by wingHunterRyuwing at Elk Township, New Jersey USA on Saturday, September 18, 2010

8 out of 10

Received this in the mail, have Size 14 and plan to read them together! Thanks! 




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