Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Books As Friends
Today she's going to tell us a little bit about her fave books. I've always believed that you can learn a lot about a person by the books they love. And JB had me at Nancy Drew. ;-)
Below, come meet JB and her new release, The First Victim.
Before I graduated from sixth grade, my family had lived in six towns. This meant I was always the "new" kid in school. I might not have always known which classroom I belonged in or who my teacher was, but I always knew where the school library was.
Trying to make new "person" friends every year was challenging, but I always knew a "book" friend was waiting in the library of whatever town I was in, so I was rarely lonely.
In first grade my best friends were Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys.
In second grade my absolute best friend was HORSE OF TWO COLORS by Glen Balch. (Which is probably why I loved Liz's CAPTIVE SPIRIT so much.)
In third grade A WRINKLE IN TIME was my constant companion.
That pattern has continued through my entire life. I'm always making "book" friends -- discovering new worlds and meeting new characters. I have old friends (I STILL read Horse of Two Colors every year, lol) forgotten friends (I recently read half of an older James Patterson novel before I realized I'd read it before) and new friends (soooo many new friends).
So tell me, who are YOUR book friends?
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Fifteen years ago, Emily Wright barely escaped from a serial killer dubbed the Baby Doll Strangler. She wants nothing to do with the small town she grew up in, but when her father is hospitalized she reluctantly returns home to care for her teenage sister.
When a friend of her sister is killed and left in front of Emily’s house, Emily begins to relive the nightmare she endured long ago. Soon she realizes that her sister too is in danger from the killer – and the only person who can help is the man Emily left behind: Deputy Bailey O’Neil. Together, Emily and Bailey must discover the killer’s identity before he claims his next victim...