Friday, October 7, 2011

Weekend Book Give-Away: All These Things I've Done

Don't forget, the Pen Fatale Tour and will be coming through our area next week!:

Come meet Alyson Noël (author of the Riley Bloom series), Gabrielle Zevin (author of All These Things I've Done), Jessica Brody (author of My Life Undecided/The Karma Club), and Mary Pearson (author of the Adoration of Jenna Fox/The Fox Inheritance)!

Thursday, October 13 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Barnes and Noble
19401 Alderwood Mall Parkway
Lynnwood, WA

This weekend's book giveaway is for a title that I have been dying to read, All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin (author of two of my favorite teen books Elsewhere and Memoir of a Teenage Amnesiac):

In a future where chocolate and caffeine are contraband, teenage cellphone use is illegal, and water and paper are carefully rationed, sixteen-year-old Anya Balanchine finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight as heir apparent to an important New York City crime family.

For a chance to win this awesome sounding book, answer me this: If you lived in this future, which of these things would be hardest on you, and how creative would you get to break the rules?

Winner will be picked Tuesday October 11, 2011. Must leave name or initials and check back here to win!


Maddy E. said...

The chocolate contraband would be the hardest. I would still try and get it illegally though, even if I had to just get little bits of it and if I got thrown in jail, at least I got my chocolate!

~Jordan Family said...

I think the hardest thing for me would be having water and paper rationed out because i am so used to having as much water as i want and love to doodle, write, draw, ect. and it would be hard to not have as many oppertunities and freedoms. I think i would for the most part play by the rules unless people would sell you their paper rations which i could not resist buying.

Kj said...

I think the harshest one of these rules would be the illegal cell phones. None of my friends live near me, so if I'm going to talk to them, it's usually via texting. Without that, I'd have to bug them via email. As for how creative I'd get, I would build a water distiller and take my water from the ocean. Unlimited supply to drink and share.

Macey said...

Out of all of these new and not-so-great rules, the hardest to follow would probably be the illegal chocolate and caffeine. Both substances are so addictive that I would literally go through withdrawals. Coffee is a huge industry because it keeps people going, and chocolate is an all-time favorite dessert. How creative would I get for these rules? I would probably learn how to make chocolate or find someone to grow cocoa. These days, no one can survive without either. I am no exception.

Noah said...

Good gosh, I'd die without chocolate and caffeine. But, as with virtually everything that is contraband, I assume that there will be a black market for it. I'd sell some of my water/paper rations to get raw cocoa beans, and then turn them into cocoa and bittersweet chocolate by imitating the process with my oven and a few other kitchen tools. After my beans were ready, I would turn some of them into cocoa powder and just keep some as is (making actual chocolate is much harder). I would then turn around and sell this powder and these fermented & roasted beans on the black market again, using part of the profit to buy myself coffee beans and actual chocolate. Dark chocolate would be cheaper because it requires less effort/ingredients to make, whereas milk chocolate would cost more. Dark chocolate tastes better anyway.

Dawn said...

I loved all your answers. Random Number Generator loved KJ's best of all. Will send the book to Marysville, unless KJ has a different branch she wants it sent to :)

Kj said...

Sounds good to me! I'll stop by in a couple days =)