I just posted my review of Roomies, a great new book by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando about two girls on opposite sides of the country who learn they will be college roommates. I’m also taking part in a giveaway for the book, part of a promotion that kicks off the authors’ tour of bookstores.
In the comments section, tell us a little about your own “roomie story.” Whether it’s about a sibling, a roommate at camp or college, or even in your first apartment.
One person (U.S. street addresses only please) who comments before midnight (PST) Friday, January 24 will win a copy of Roomies. Please note: The giveaway is closed. Congratulations to Denise on winning.
Here are the upcoming confirmed tour dates for the authors:
January 12, 2014 – New York, NY: McNally Jackson
January 15, 2014 – Salt Lake City, UT: The King’s English
January 16, 2014 – Provo, UT: Provo Library
February 4, 2014 – San Francisco, CA: Books Inc, Opera Plaza
February 5, 2015 – Petaluma, CA: Copperfield’s Books
And here’s my roomie story. I lived at home when I went to college and even when I moved away later I started out on my own with a studio apartment. But all my life growing up I shared a bedroom, and a double bed, with my sister. Of course, most nights were pretty routine with both of us drifting off to sleep right away. But on the nights we were angry with each other we drew a line in the sheets with our hands and dared the other to cross it. Lying there fuming, one of us would inevitably stick a toe across the line. If that didn’t get a reaction, the whole foot ventured across. Soon we were grappling with each other in a frustrated embrace and our parents were threatening to come in an spank us. Over the years I learned a lot about getting along with the person sleeping next to you.
In addition to one winner of the book, one lucky blogger and reader will win a Roomie survival kit/gift pack including earplugs, home spa essentials, a signed copy of the book, a special note from the authors, and other fun things—all packed in a shower caddy. Here’s to good luck for readers at Mother-Daughter Book Club!