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The Rule of Thirds by Chantel Guertin Blog Tour Stop

The Rule of ThirdsSixteen-year-old Pippa Greene never goes anywhere without her camera. She and her best friend/supermodel-in-training Dace long ago mapped out their life plan: Pippa will be the noted fashion photographer, and Dace the cover girl. But ever since last spring, things have changed for Pippa—and her junior year at Spalding High proves to have its own set of challenges. Not only is Vantage Point, the statewide photography competition, in three short weeks, but her mandatory volunteering placement lands her at St. Christopher’s Hospital, a place Pippa never wanted to set foot in again. With humor and pluck, she navigates her new role as a candy striper (watch out for Code Yellows), her changing relationship with her best friend (goodbye, Honesty Pact), and—perhaps most stressful of all—her new love interests (yes, love interests plural). Will Pippa make it to Vantage Point without having a panic attack? Will either one of the guys prove less sketchy than her last boyfriend? Can she and Dace figure out a way to dream big and be best friends? One thing is certain: real life is a lot more complicated than a photograph.

For my stop on the tour, Chantel Guertin did a top ten list :)

Top Ten List - 10 essential accessories every woman (or man) should include in their purse.

1. Pen! You'll always look and feel so put-together when someone else is searching for a pen. Plus, it helps with item #2.

2. Pretty notebook. Taking notes, making to-do lists, jotting down ideas for that next book idea ... or getting that cute guy's number when your phone's dead. 

3. Lipgloss! Find one in a shade that is neutral enough for daytime, but you can layer over lipliner or lipstick if you want a more dramatic look if you're heading right from school (or work) to going out with your friends.

4. Nail file. This is a lifesaver so you never bite or rip your nail again. Wait, is this only my problem? 

5. Ten dollars. My dad taught me this one. Tuck a $10 bill in a secret pocket of your purse, where you'll forget about it most of the time, and know it's there when you're out of money and a debit or credit card won't work. 

6. A book to read. You'll be surprised how much more you read if you always have a book with you -- five minutes while waiting for your friend to meet you, ten minutes while waiting for the bus...

7. Sunglasses. Even in winter, there's nothing worse to ruin your good mood on a sunny day than having to squint. 
8. Hand cream. Who doesn't want soft hands? Plus, it works to tame flyaway hairs in a pinch. 

9. Cuticle oil. Apply this 3x a day to your nails. They'll thank you. 

10. An empty pocket. Who knows what you'll need it for, but then you have it. 

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  1. Clearly I'm not up to date on the purse essentials. Sounds like an awesome book! Need to get my hands on this one. Thanks for the giveaway

  2. Ooh yes those are the main essentials! There's a few I don't have there so I must go fix that up!

    Fabulous post! <33

  3. That's a great to ten list! I have all but 3 of those, so I'm mostly prepared. My 3 most important are pen, notebook and a book to read. No matter what I ALWAYS have these!

    Vyki @ On The Shelf

  4. This post made me realize how much I do need things and I always forget them. Gosh! I feel prepared now to go out into the world without problems of nail breaking, money shortage, and time I'd rather spend reading.

  5. Lately the nail file has been my glad I carry one. Great list!

  6. Yes to the 10 dollars! I have been to so many places where they suddenly say "no card allowed" and cash comes in quite handy. I don't have any nail things though. I should change that considering I've needed a nail file now and again. Great list!

  7. I think I carry all these but a nail file in my purse :-)
    The book looks awesome! I'll have to find a copy.

  8. Thanks for the top 10 list! Happy to provide a signed copy for giveaway for one of your commenters if you like!

  9. Thanks for the list and giveaway! Love #6!

  10. Thanks for the chance to win and for the list!


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