Pam Bachorz is here today with a Top Tens List as part of her blog tour for Drought courtesy of Teen Book Scene. Feel free to follow along with the tour linked here, or through the banner. Enjoy!
What ten places do you recommend visiting when in Washington?
1. Take the time to get tickets and wait to go to the top of the Washington Monument.
2. Get a Segway tour of the Tidal Basin and the Monuments, or rent bikes to do it.
3. Go get crabcakes and iced tea at the Eastern Market.
4. Mount Vernon: beautiful, historical, unique. Worth the boat ride or car ride into northern Virginia.
5. The Smithsonian National Museum of American History. I love the exhibit of First Ladies' inaugural gowns. So DC.
6. If you are a Top Chef fan, head over to Spike's burger (Good Stuff Eatery) and pizza (We The Pizza) joints in Capitol Hill. Even if you have no idea who Spike is, you will still LOVE the food.
7. Use the Metro. Seriously. It's clean, easy to navigate, and way cheaper than cabs. And don't even attempt to rent a car.
8. Tour the Library of Congress, which I think is the most beautiful building in all of DC. It also has a surprising amount of special and permanent exhibits, and guided tours! Don't miss the chance to peek into the round reading room from up above.
9. Love books? Go to Politics and Prose, my favorite DC-area indie bookstore. They have an incredible number of authors coming to speak and sign, almost on a daily basis. While you're there, eat at Comet Ping Pong, down the street. There's pizza. And ping pong.
10. Head over to Baked and Wired in Georgetown for the city's best cupcakes! (I have more cupcake details posting to my blog on Thursday Feb 1)
Love that list! I'll have to keep those places in mind if I ever get a chance to visit Washington!
Ruby Prosser dreams of escaping the Congregation and the early-nineteenth century lifestyle that’s been practiced since the community was first enslaved.
She plots to escape the vicious Darwin West, his cruel Overseers, and the daily struggle to gather the life-prolonging Water that keeps the Congregants alive and gives Darwin his wealth and power. But if Ruby leaves, the Congregation will die without the secret ingredient that makes the Water special: her blood.
So she stays.
But when Ruby meets Ford, the new Overseer who seems barely older than herself, her desire for freedom is too strong. He’s sympathetic, irresistible, forbidden—and her only access to the modern world. Escape with Ford would be so simple, but can Ruby risk the terrible price, dooming the only world she’s ever known?
(Synopsis taken from goodreads.)