So today, Literary Cravings asked me to list some of the things that folks would find if I were to have a garage
sale of stuff from my teenage years. I thought this was a really cool blog idea, and it was fun to think about the things – good, bad, and geeky – that I was interested in back then. So here goes:
My large collection of Baby-sitters Club and Sweet Valley High books: Asking price of $50. I loved collecting books in both of these series, and I can’t even tell you how many times I read and reread these books.
A couple of Care Bears: Asking price of $5. I loved Care Bears too when I was a kid, although they eventually got shoved to the back of my closet sometime during middle school.
Old copies of magazines featuring New Kids on the Block: Asking price of $15. New Kids was one of the hottest bands when I was younger, and I bought more than a few magazines just to stare dreamily at the guys. (Joey was my favorite.)
Hot rollers, a curling iron, and a giant bottle of hairspray: Asking price of $10. Can you tell that I spent way too much time on my hair when I was a teenager?
An electric keyboard: Asking price of $20. I probably drove everyone crazy trying to make “music” on this keyboard.
Roller skates: Asking price of $10. I liked roller skating, but falling down definitely got old after awhile.
A slightly used, slightly battered bicycle: Asking price of $25. I liked riding my bike, although it seemed like I wrecked it more often than not.
So there you have it. Some of the things that would be in my teenage garage sale. Scary, isn’t it? LOL.
What about you guys? What would some of the items in your teenage garage sale be?
Jennifer Estep writes the Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series for Kensington. The books focus on Gwen Frost, a 17-year-old Gypsy girl who has the gift of psychometry, or the ability to know an object’s history just by touching it. After a serious freak-out with her magic, Gwen is shipped off to Mythos Academy, a school for the descendants of ancient warriors like Spartans, Valkyries, Amazons, and more.
Touch of Frost, the first book in the series, was published on July 26. First Frost, a prequel e-story to the series, is available now as a 99-cent download. Kiss of Frost, the second book, will hit shelves on Nov. 29. Visit www.jenniferestep.com for excerpts and more information.