Book Briefs: Lindsay Eland

Book Briefs: an interview series where authors talk about...what else?  Books! Lindsay Eland's debut middle grade novel, Scones and Sensibility, was published by Egmont USA in December 2009.  The paperback version will be out this December. 

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

Thanks, Lindsay!