Jan 30, 2012

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Born Wicked Tour: Teenage Garage Sale from Jessica Spotswood

bornwicked Born Wicked Tour: Teenage Garage Sale from Jessica Spotswood
Today Jessica Spotswood is stopping by to share what would be in her garage sale of items from her teenage years. Enjoy!

1. Multiple copies of GONE WITH THE WIND. It’s the book that made me want to be a writer. I still treasure both my first edition and my battered, falling-apart paperback.

2. Unsent postcards from Paris and London and Rome. I went on two European school trips: one freshman year to England & France and one my senior year to Italy.

3. Blue ribbons from horse shows. In junior high, I took riding lessons. Then I took a few months off for marching band season and developed crazy allergies.

4. A clarinet, an assortment of sheet music, and an old metal music stand. I played clarinet for eight years and was in marching and concert bands.

5. Some Jessica McClintock Gunne Sax dresses from the seventies like this. I inherited them from my mom and wore them to concerts and dances. I’m not sure my fashion sense was appreciated, but I still think they were awesome.

6. A trampoline. My friends & I used to hang out in my back yard on our trampoline and watch stars. It was kind of romantic, except my boy friends never wanted to be my boyfriends.

7. Old CDs: Dave Matthews Band, Counting Crows, Fiona Apple, Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow.

8. Scripts from the plays I was in: LITTLE WOMEN (I was Beth and I died splendidly), UP THE DOWN STAIRCASE, THE WIZARD OF OZ, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS.

9. Loads of my old Sweet Valley High books. I was more like Elizabeth, but I wanted to be more like Jessica. And I always kind of had a crush on Bruce Patman; I think he was basically the forerunner of Chuck Bass.

10. A tiny pink plastic bracelet that I made in  8th grade shop class. My crush at the time wore it through algebra and it therefore became treasured. To be fair, he was the one of the only two guys that I liked in high school who did not turn out to be a douche in hindsight.

Aww I love the pink bracelet, Jessica. That’s too cute. =) Thank you for stopping by!!

BornWicked1 197x300 Born Wicked Tour: Teenage Garage Sale from Jessica SpotswoodEverybody knows Cate Cahill and her sisters are eccentric. Too pretty, too reclusive, and far too educated for their own good. But the truth is even worse: they’re witches. And if their secret is discovered by the priests of the Brotherhood, it would mean an asylum, a prison ship—or an early grave.

Before her mother died, Cate promised to protect her sisters. But with only six months left to choose between marriage and the Sisterhood, she might not be able to keep her word . . . especially after she finds her mother’s diary, uncovering a secret that could spell her family’s destruction. Desperate to find alternatives to their fate, Cate starts scouring banned books and questioning rebellious new friends, all while juggling tea parties, shocking marriage proposals, and a forbidden romance with the completely unsuitable Finn Belastra.

If what her mother wrote is true, the Cahill girls aren’t safe. Not from the Brotherhood, the Sisterhood—not even from each other.

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  1. Counting Crows! I totally forgot about that band…

    Great guest post! :)

  2. Yay riding lessons! I rode all through elementary and high school and loved every minute of it:) I always looked forward to going to the barn and seeing the horses. I’m so excited for this book I can hardly deal with it, thanks for the fun post Jessica and Bailey!

  3. Aw, one of my friend’s had a trampoline we used to hang out on all the time. The night I learned my middle school crush was moving away we had a girl’s night & slept out there.

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