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  • Book Club Update!

    by Alex | Nov 14, 2013
    Hi TGs!

    Happy hump-day! I don't know about you guys but when I was your age I was totally obsessed with making up secret clubs with my besties just like Billie. And in this book Billie and her friends have started a Secret Mystery Club, how fun does that sound. It's up to them to solve the mystery of the haunted house at the end of the street. Honestly, if it were up to me to solve that mystery I don't think I'd be able to brave the task! I'm a total scaredy cat!

    Alex reads her copy of Billie B Brown!
    I snuck into Amanda's office to read Spooky House!

    Lets keep reading to see if there really is a witch that lives in the spooky house! I'll be reading up to chapter five, so see you all on the flip side!

    xoxo
    Alex
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  • TG Book Club: Book 2!

    by Alex | Oct 29, 2013
    Hey TGs

    Sorry I've been MIA! But I'm ready and raring to get the new book club started. We've chosen A Billie B Mystery Spooky House as the second book to read and I kind of cheated and read ahead to chapter three! I've always been a fan of the Billie B series and this new mystery series is just as addictive. Although, I've heard that this series will only contain six books, I'm already hooked. For those of you needing a teeny bit more encouragement to join our book club. Here's a bit about the book without giving too much away.

    A Billie B Mystery Spooky House

    The series will be about Billie B and her friends Jack, Mika and Alex (Woohoo! I love it when a character shares my name), all of them are a little older now and they decide to start up a Secret Mystery Club and scour the neighbourhood looking for mysteries to uncover, beginning with the haunted house at the end of their street.

    Sounds pretty spooky right?! Don't worry it's not too scary, it's more exciting to find out what the mystery is!

    Anyways stay tuned and read up to chapter three by next week and we'll read on from there!

    Keep on readin'
    Alex
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  • Celeb weekend gossip!

    by Alex | Oct 21, 2013
    Hey TGs!

    Happy Monday, hope you all had a great weekend! I went to my friend Lisa's wedding! It was a beautiful day and I had sooo much fun.

    Alex with the bride!

     It was a pretty busy weekend and I've got the goss on what your fave celeb got up to!

    One Direction are still touring Australia and are currently on the west coast. Any west coast TGs reading this? Yep that's right, Harry was given a cork hat at one of the concerts and he looks so funny wearing it!

    Harry Styles wearing a cork hat

    Taylor Swift is also on tour with Ed Sheeran, we can't wait for her to come to Australia!

    Taylor Swift performing with Ed Sheeran

    Ariana Grande spent some quality time with her mum. How cute is the pic?!

    Ariana Grande with her mum

    Peyton List looks like she had a girls night in with some of her besties

    Peyton List and her best friends

    What did you get up to on the weekend? I'd love to find out!

    xoxo
    Alex
  • Book Club: The Next Book

    by Alex | Oct 16, 2013

    Hi everyone! 

    Sorry I've been a bit behind on my reading but I finally finished Olivia's Fantastic Gymnastics and LOVED it! It was such a good ending don't you think? Will anyone be reading the next book in the series? I know I'm tempted to!

    What should we read next, TGs? Photo: Getty Images

    Thanks for your comments, I love reading them so make sure you keep sending them! I also love all your suggestions for the next book in our book club, so I have narrowed it down to two books, and I will need you guys to help decide which one we will read. Let me know which you'd like us to read by commenting below.

    Billy B Brown – A Spooky House


    I thought this one might be a good option because you know what's coming up at the end of the month? Yep it's Halloween! What better time to read a spooky book than now in the lead up to the spookiest time of the year? We also have the first chapter free to download right here!

    Animal Magic – Dogmagic

    This book is about Lottie who lives at her uncle's magical pet shop. She and her dog Sofie learn magic from a witch but they must keep this a secret even from her bestie. The best part about this book?! It's about animals! 

    Anyways, make sure you let me know which book you want to read this month!

    Xoxo
    Alex

     

  • I Went to 1D's Concert TWICE!

    by Alex | Oct 11, 2013
    Happy Friday TGs!

    This week has been crazy busy! As you all know, last week the 1D concerts started and I was lucky enough to see the boys not once but twice! I'm so glad I went because One Direction sure know how to wow their crowd. It was seriously one of the most fun experiences ever!

    But don't just take my word for it, I met two lovely TG readers and interviewed them about the concert! Check it out below!

    Has anyone spotted 1D out and about? I'd love to hear about it. Can't believe 1D are now off to NZ!

    Bye for now! 
    Alex



    Alice at the One Direction concert!

    Directioner: Alice
    Age: 8
    Fave One Direction song: Little Things
    Fave One Direction member: Harry

    What did you like most about the concert? I LOVED the finale the most out of everything because of the spectacular light show  and the explosion of streamers and balloons. Also when the band came so close to us in the middle stage of the arena.
     
    What was the atmosphere of the concert like? AWESOME! It was my first EVER concert and there were thousands of screaming girls all so excited to see the best boy band in the world. Even the band said it was the loudest concert they had ever done!
     
    Which song did you ike dancing to the most at the concert? Best Song Ever
     
    Did anything about the boys surprise you? I thought that they are incredible performers and that they are even better live than in videos! 
     
    Can you sum up the concert in five words? Totally incredible experience. Best ever!

    Rate the concert out of five: FIVE!



    Hannah at the One Direction concert!

    Directioner: Hannah
    Age: 8
    Fave One Direction song? Best Song Ever
    Fave One Direction member? Harry
    Did you make a poster for the concert? Yes

    What did it look like? Bright pink with a blue love heart. It said I ❤ Harry and in the heart it said please say hello to me. It had lights around it and photos of Harry.

    What did you like most about the concert? When they made the human pyramid.

    What was the atmosphere like? Very exciting and fun.

    Did anything about the boys surprise you? Harry is very silly and Niall was very cheeky.

    Can you sum up the concert in five words? FUN, HAPPY, COLOURFUL, FUNNY and LOUD

    Rate the concert out of five: FIVE!!!

  • Book Club Continued...

    by Alex | Oct 03, 2013
    Hey there bookworms!

    How are you enjoying Olivia's Fantastic Gymnastics so far? I am loving it! It's really easy reading and you can get through the pages pretty quickly. We're up to chapter six so I think we should finish the book this week and start on a new one. Any suggestions on what our second book can be?

    Anyways back to Olivia's sitch! I cannot believe what happened at the comp! Who could have seen that one coming right?! I feel bad for Olivia though, it would be really sad not to be able to perform when you'd been working so hard for so long on something. Oh well, I guess accidents happen, good thing she's okay though. What do you think will happen next?

    Remember we're finishing the book this week, so don't forget to put your suggestions for book two in our book club below.

    Xoxo
    Alex
  • Slimefest 2013!

    by Alex | Sep 30, 2013

    Happy Monday Total Girls!

    I hope you all had a fab weekend and are enjoying yourselves these school holidays. I wish I were on holidays! Although, if I were I probably wouldn’t have been able to go to Slimefest and interview some of the coolest celebs for Total Girl.

    Did any of you guys go and watch it? OMTG it was one slimey world in there! I don't want to give too much away because the show will air on Nickelodeon at 5pm today! (Don't worry if you missed it, it will be repeated) All I can say is it was sooo awesome! The show kicked off with the totally cool Justice Crew, who danced up a storm, this also got Luke and Wyatt dancing and let me tell you, those boys can dance… well sort of!

    Big Time Rush at Slimefest!

    My fave part was watching Big Time Rush! Woop! They are awesome! I even got to meet them backstage! They are cray-cray! But totally in a good way!

    Did any of you guys get to watch Slimefest live? Can't wait to hear about your slimey experiences!

    Xoxo
    Alex

     

    Go comment!
  • TG Book Club Update

    by Alex | Sep 24, 2013

    Hey girls,

    Hope you've had a wonderful weekend, you guys are sooo lucky that you're on school holidays right now! What I wouldn't do to get to sleep in and chill out at home for two weeks! Some kids get to go away on a holiday during school holidays but not everyone does which is why the newest issue of Total Girl is jam-packed with some really awesome activities and stories. My fave has to be the Celeb-ify Your Room story on page 26, because what better time to give your room a makeover than the school holidays?!

    Anyways since last week I've been reading Olivia's Fantastic Gymnastics for our new book club and I'm loving it! I really like Olivia's bestie Maddie, she seems really sweet, don't you think guys? What do you guys think of Sasha? She seems nice for now doesn't she? I think that Olivia might just be a bit scared of the new competition, but I think that kind of person is the best motivator to do even better. Do you think they'll become friends? I guess we'll see! 

    Lets read up to chapter six this time! I'd love to hear what you think so far so don't forget to comment below!

    Xoxo

    Alex

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  • Want to Join My Book Club?

    by Alex | Sep 16, 2013
    Hi guys!

    What miserable weather it is here at TGHQ! It's raining, cold AND windy! It really makes me want to crawl under a blanket with a hot mug of hot chocolate and read a good book.

    Speaking of good books, I got a FABULOUS idea from a TG reader named, Keely. She was looking for a book club and some suggestions of good books to read, and that got me thinking… what if I started a virtual book club with you guys right here on my blog?!

    Awesome idea right?!

    So to kick things off I've decided to pick a Forever Clover book called Olivia's Fantastic Gymnastics! I'll be reading this up to chapter four, then next Monday telling you what I thought of the book so far. You guys should read to chapter four too then tell me what you think of the book, the characters and anything that pops in your head about the book. The great thing is…. TG has a FREE extract from the book right here so you can start reading it right now!


    Welcome to Alex's Total Girl book club! I think we're going to have loads of FUN!

    xx
    Alex

  • Review: The 1D Movie

    by Alex | Sep 06, 2013
    Hi TGs

    Last night I got to go to an advanced screening of the One Direction movie This Is Us. OMTG it was ah-mazing! It totally exceeded all of my expectations. The fact that it is 3D had me worried at first because I thought it would have lots of cheesy things flying out of the screen and end up making me really dizzy, but it was really well done.

    Alex saw the One Direction movie!

    Without giving too much away it's a cross between a concert experience (which is great if you haven't been to a 1D concert before) and seeing what the boys get up to in their spare time. There are loads of 'awww" moments, specially when Zayn gets his family a house – totes cute! You also get to see the playful antics the boys get up to backstage, it's totally hilarious!

    You also get to hear straight from the boys mouths how they feel about you, their fans, and how you guys have changed their lives. It's actually really sweet. 

    If you're a Directioner or even if you're not a hardcore 1D fan girl, I urge you to watch this flick, it's that good!

    The movie is in cinemas September 19

    I can't wait to hear what you guys thought of it so let me know when you see it!

    Hugs,
    Alex

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