Book Briefs: an interview series where authors talk about…what else? Books!
What book are you reading right now? I just read the last delicious pages of Beauty by Robin McKinley.
Your favorite children’s book: It’s a tie between Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson and Matilda by Roald Dahl.
Your favorite non-fiction book: Hmmm…Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer.
Your favorite classic (read: book they made you read in school) book: Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens.
The last book that made you laugh: The BFG by Roald Dahl.
The last book that made you cry: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead.
The last book you recommended to a friend: The Goose Girl by Shaonnon Hale ’cause I LOVE Shannon Hale.
A novel you’ve re-read (and re-read): Matilda by Roald Dahl and A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck and The Tale of Desperaux by Kate DiCamillo
One sentence that gives the gist of your book best: Overly romantic and overly dramatic 12-year-old Polly Madassa sets to matchmaking in her small beach town with disastrous and hilarious results.
Avoiding spoilers, a 1-2 sentence passage from your book that you really like:
“This is most vexing to me,” I said aloud. (I had learned the word vexing from dear Jane Austen and had hoped to find a circumstance in which I could use it. This was definitely one such moment.) “Yes, I am very vexed indeed,” I said again.
Learn more about Lindsay and Scones and Sensibility at her website: www.lindsayeland.com.