Yesterday's winner: congratulations to TAMMI who won yesterday's book Fly on the Wall. Tammi please email us your mailing address at: author2author (dot) blog (at) gmail (dot) com to claim your prize. Everyone else, leave a comment today by midnight to be eligible to win today's School Days Giveaway.
The book I'm giving away today is: I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You.
The reason I choose this book is because there's no way you could take the school out of this book and it would be the same.
In it the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women becomes a character itself. From it's hidden entrance and identity as a school for spies to its classes and staff that make it unique. The school really makes the book.
So if you'd like to win this book about Cammie Morgan's sophomore year at spy school, just leave a comment!!
As for my own school, I didn't have as fancy a school as the one in the book (at least I don't think my school was an undercover spy school. Circus school, maybe, but not spy). I went to a pretty normal, small high school in which 90 percent of the people I had known since kindergarten. Despite my familiarity with the school and my classmates, my clearest memory of the first day of school was being incredibly nervous every year. I remember I could never sleep well the night before the first day, because I was anxious about my classes and general change. I was nervous my friends would suddenly forget my name, despite the fact I had seen them all summer. I was worried the teachers would give us homework on the first day, or that I would forget my pencil in my locker and I wouldn't be able to take notes. And tons of other thoughts that really weren't that big of a deal as I look back now.
I have no idea why I was so nervous every first day of school. Because nothing ever went wrong, and usually the first day was mildly fun getting to see people (aka boys) you hadn't seen all summer.
What about you? Were you nervous the first day of school or were you one of those cool and collected people that start everything new without a single butterfly in your stomach?
--Emily, Miss Awaiting an Agent