Just a quick update on this cold first night of Spring. (It's a whole 20 degrees Fahrenheit out there!) I spent the workday at our new property putting together an Ikea cabinet with my boss (more like high stake LEGOs, as Nick Miller would say---amIright, New Girl fans?) and chowing down at a nearby BBQ joint for lunch. After work, one of my good friends came over. We made breakfast for dinner: bacon, scrambled eggs, biscuits smothered in bacon gravy, and orange juice. We watched Think Like a Man (...funny movie!) And ended the night snacking on strawberries dipped in chocolates. I say it was successful girls' night in. :)
After cleaning up my mess in the kitchen, I'm glad to be all snuggled up in bed by 11:00 PM. It gives me a whole hour of guilt-free reading! Well, reading is always guilt-free. But usually I'm up until 1 or 2 in the morning reading and then almost (but not quite) regretting it come 8 o'clock. Tonight (just like last night) I'm all warm and toasty in bed with a mug of hot Tetley, candle burning nearby, and a book in my hands.
Courtesy of Scholastic This Is Teen, I'm currently reading A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty. It's her first title in a new series The Colors of Madeleine. The young adult novel hits stores April 1, 2013 and thanks to the folks at Scholastic I'll be giving away two copies here on the blog next week. So stay tuned for my review and the giveaway!
In the meantime, here's a little bit more about A Corner of White to pique your interest:
About the Book
A tale of two worlds, told in brilliant color.
Readers have loved bestselling author Jaclyn Moriarty since The Year of Secret Assignments. Now she gives them A Corner of White, the first in a suspenseful, funny, genre-busting trilogy that brings her fantastic characters, laugh-out-loud descriptions, and brilliant plotting to a fantasy setting.
Madeleine and her mother have run away from their former life and settled in a rainy corner of Cambridge, England (in our world).
In another world, in the Kingdom of Cello, Elliot is in search of his father, who disappeared on the night his uncle Jon was found dead. The talk in the town is that Elliot's dad may have killed Jon and run away with the physics teacher. But Elliot refuses to believe it. And he is determined to find both his dad and the truth.
As Madeleine and Elliot move closer to unraveling their mysteries, they begin to exchange messages across worlds — through an accidental gap that hasn't appeared in centuries. On both sides of the gap, even greater mysteries are unfolding — with more than one life at stake.
About the Author
Jaclyn Moriarty is the prize-winning, best-selling author of novels for young adults and adults including Feeling Sorry for Celia and The Year of Secret Assignments. Jaclyn grew up in Sydney, lived in England, the US, and Canada, and now lives in Sydney again. She is very fond of chocolate, blueberries, and sleep.
Be sure to visit the official Scholastic This is Teen website and Jaclyn Moriarty's website for more information and additional books.
And stay tuned for that giveaway! :) Happy reading and good night!