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Into the Past w/ Tracy Deebs + Giveaway (Tempest Rising Blog Tour)

I'm so pleased to host Tracy Deebs today, author of the recently released Tempest Rising (Walker Books for Young Readers, May 10th, 2011).

For Into the Past, the question is:

 What books do you think your past self would recommend at ages 5, 12, 17 and 20?

Please welcome Tracy! :)

Thanks for having me, Sherry! I’ve been a huge reader my whole life, so your prompt made me very, very excited!

At 5, I would have recommended the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, and any book that had Wonder Woman in it (I’m still a huge fan of both to this day)  Oh, and If I Ran the Circus by Dr. Seuss.

At 12, I probably would have recommended the Sweet Valley High series and Forever by Judy Blume. I also loved the Sunfire Historical YA series, where each book was a girl’s name and she lived in a different time in history (the gold rush, New Orleans during pirating times, the American Revolution). A new one came out each month and I devoured them. This was also the time I feel in love with romance novels—especially ones by Jude Deveraux, Nora Roberts and Linda Lael Miller.

At 17, I was obsessed with Anthem by Ayn Rand, Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath and The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe

At 20, the Awakening by Kate Chopin changed my life. I also loved the Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir, The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros and the poetry of Anne Sexton and Pablo Neruda.

How about you? What is one of your favorite books? Leave a comment and be entered to win a copy of Tempest Rising.
There you have it!
Go ahead and leave a comment telling us one of your favorite books and be enetered to win a copy of Tempest Rising! US Only! Will run for 7 days: 5/12/11 - 5/19/11 and the winner will be announced on Friday 5/20/11.
*Special thanks to Teen Book Scene for hosting this Blog Tour and to Tracy Deebs on taking the time to stop by!


Vivien said...

I just read Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma and absolutely loved it. Such a great controversial book. Keep an open mind and read it!

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Tiffany said...

One of my favorite books is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I started out having to read it for required reading a few years ago and ended up loving it. It is the only book that I reread.

Thanks for the giveaway :)


Vidisha said...

My all time fav is A walk to remember

Martha Lawson said...

An oldie but a goodie! Jackson Rule by Dinah McCall (Sharon Sala) This is my all time favorite book.

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Vidisha said...

My all time fav is A walk to Remember!!!

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Riv Re said...

Haven't been alive too long to suggest at all those ages ;). But I must say that my favorite when I was a tween and older MG-age, I loved (still do) the Warriors series by Erin Hunter, though I wouldn't recommend it to a teen. It's something you need to love from a young age.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Unknown said...

I love the Outlander books! And Twilight :)

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Lindsay Cummings author said...

I love Catcher in the Rye!

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Meredith said...

I love the Outlander books. Read them all one summer and was hooked on reading again after a long hiatus!

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Vivien said...

I really enjoyed Lips Touch: 3 Times by Laini Taylor.

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Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

To Kill A Mockingbird can't beat it.


Christa said...

Love the Hunger Games, of course. : ) Recently I just finished Anna & the French Kiss which was so cute! Thanks for the giveaway.
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Wolfluvr420 said...

As a kid I loved the Mandie series! I still do because now they are quick, fun reads that bring back memories.

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Bookish in a Box said...

I LOVE The Awakening by Kate Chopin! Another of my favorites is I Sing the Body Electric! by Ray Bradbury.

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Anonymous said...

Great interview. I love Catcher in the Rye!


Aydrea said...

Oh my there are so many good books! But if you want to go classical I love Pride & Prejudice, one of my all time faves!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

The Host by Stephenie Meyer is one of my favorite books of all time, and it changed the way I view on one matter; how survival can lead to things beyond your grasp. Another would be Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. I love the old times, where everything was more serious and passionate, and Cassandra Clare did a good job in writing about it.

On another topic, your blog is beautiful, and really easy to browse through! I love it! A great job you're doing, miss! (:

throuthehaze said...

One of my faves is The Giver by Lois Lowry
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Margay Leah Justice said...

I have a lot of favorite books! One that comes to mind is According to Jane by Marilyn Brant.


Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

The Time Travelers Wife is one I never fail to recommend.


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Michelle Stockard Miller said...

One of my favorites...Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice...I've read it FOUR times!

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Anonymous said...

I guess I decided to stop by your blog on the right day! Great guest post. There are so many books I would have told my 5 and 12-year-old self to read; too many to even count! One that I would tell myself to read would be The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen. This is the book that really got me hooked on reading! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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