Friday, July 22, 2011

Blog Tour: Crush Control - Jennifer Jabaley - Teenage Garage Sale

Jennifer Jabaley is here today with a Teenage Garage Sale post courtesy of the Teen Book Scene blog tour for her new release, Crush Control. Thank you for being here today, Jennifer! You can follow along with the tour here, or by clicking through the banner. Enjoy!

1. My tennis racket. Spent all four years of high school playing jv then varsity tennis. Lots of good times, good friends and good memories.

2. My silver, rectangular 'boom box'. Ahh, the years of bad eighties beepop and nineties hair bands. Good times, bad music.

3. Cans and cans and cans of Aquanet hairspray that I bought in bulk because I irrationally feared that I might run out. That hole in the ozone? Yeah, probably my fault.

4. Giant poster of John Stamos. He's still cute, imo.

5. The wrinkled up, highlighted map of the Jersey shore. Yes, that Jersey shore. Only we spent our summers and post prom days walking the boardwalk of Seaside and Wildwood and LBI waaaaay before Snooki did.

6. Stacks and stacks of jeans. My bff said I spent the better part of my teen years on the quest for the perfect pair of jeans. I used to buy guy's Levi's because I preferred the low slung waist to the awful high waisted variety that was popular for us girls, then I'd have a tailor adjust the legs. See? I invented low-rise jeans way before the fashion designers.

7. My artwork. Really? Sell my artwork at a garage sale? Not hang on to it for sentimental value? Well, I'd keep some pieces - like the oil portrait I painted of my sister and me. Or the landscape I painted while watching the famous TV painter Bob Ross. But the other stuff? Yeah, I'd sell it. Trust me, my experiments in pastels were not pretty. And after my visit to France and I suddenly had the urge to paint impressionistic? Those can go.

Finally, 8. My bike. I spent many a day riding that bike. I didn't get my first car until after I graduated college - I know! Deprived! But I rode my bike all over the place - to jobs, to friend's houses, to the pool, to my boyfriend's. Man, I must have been in really good shape....

Thanks so much for having me! This was such a unique and thought provoking guest post! I really enjoyed recalling items that defined me and my teen years!

You are more than welcome, Jennifer! Thank you for being here and letting us peek at the items that would have graced your garage sale! ;) 

Jennifer Jabaley can be found on her website, her blog, and on twitter

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Willow has spent most of her life as her mother's sidekick in a popular Las Vegas hypnotism show. So when she and her mom move back to their sleepy southern hometown to start over, she thinks she's in for a life of quiet normalcy. Except that her new life turns out to be anything but, when she kinda sorta hypnotizes Quinton, the hottest guy on the football team, to fall madly, deeply, head over heels in love with her. But what started out as an innocent way to make her best friend, Max, jealous soon gets way out of hand, and Willow begins to wonder if the mind - and more importantly, the heart - is something you can really control.
Synopsis taken from goodreads.

2 comments:

LoriStrongin said...

THANK YOU for showing people that there was a Jersey shore before *the* Jersey Shore-- I grew up right outside Seaside Heights and cringe every time I think of Snooki and crew.


Crush Control sounds really interesting. I haven't read anything from the POV of a young hypnotists. Definitely think I'll be adding this to my TBR pile. Thanks for the rec!


Smiles!
Lori

Julie said...

Thanks for a great guest post! And I totally agree about John Stamos - he IS still really cute!

Crush Control sounds like a very interesting book and I look forward to reading it :)
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