Monday, March 28, 2011

This or That? with Christine Deriso

It's time for another game of.... This or That?

For those of you who may be stopping by one of these for the first time, this game is pretty simple. I ask a series of questions with two choices and then the author picks one. They can choose to elaborate on their choices, or not. It's all up to them!

I'm pleased to welcome Christine Deriso, author of Then I Met My Sister for this session! Let's take a look at some of her likes and find out a little bit more about this fantastic author, shall we?

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1. Coffee or tea? Tea
2. Chocolate or Fruit Flavored Candy? Chocolate
3. Right side of the bed or left side of the bed? Left
4. Bare feet or socks? Bare
5. Hardcover or paperback books? Paperback
6. Cats or dogs? Dogs
7. Go for a walk or go for a bike ride? Bike
8. Write on paper or write on the computer? Computer
9. Smooth or crunchy peanut butter? Smooth
10. Beach or mountains? Beach

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Thank you so much Christine for stopping by! For those of you who haven't heard of Then I Met My Sister let me make your life a bit easier. Below you'll find links, as well as a book cover and synopsis. Enjoy!


Shannon has been the backdrop of my life since the moment I was born.

Summer Stetson lives inside a shrine to her dead sister. Eclipsed by Shannon's greatness, Summer feels like she's a constant disappointment to her controlling, Type A momzilla and her all-too-quiet dad. Her best friend Gibson believes Summer's C average has more to do with rebelliousness than smarts, but she knows she can never measure up;academically or otherwise.

On her birthday, Summer receives a secret gift from her aunt; Shannon's diary. Suddenly, the one-dimensional vision of her sister becomes all too solid. Is this love-struck, mom-bashing badass the same Shannon everyone raves about? Determined to understand her troubled sister, Summer dives headfirst down a dark rabbit hole and unearths painful family secrets. Each revelation brings Summer closer to the mysterious and liberating truth about her family,and herself.


 

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