Saturday, April 9, 2011

A Dizzying Conversation

Exile Countdown--12 days!

For details on my Exile Giveaway, see my March 26th blog post.

“It’s almost here!” Aurelia bounds into the room spinning.

I pause, my spoon midway to its bowl of Cocoa Puffs. “What is?”

This is just me, pushing her buttons because I know perfectly well what she’s excited about.

She stops spinning, looking appalled. “The release date for Exile.”

“Is it?” I laugh.

And she returns to her spinning. Apparently this is one of those things that cannot be spoiled by an obtuse author. “I’ve been waiting forever!” she declares.

“I know,” I say, setting aside the bowl of Cocoa Puffs. “I’ve been waiting just as long.”

“Yes, but you didn’t have to trek through a forest or climb the Gate, or cross a desert.”

Her spins become a little less steady, and I hope she doesn’t crash into a potted plant.

“I certainly did,” I argue. “How do you think we made it to the far reaches of your kingdom?”

She stops spinning and shrugs. “Robert.” Which I suppose is fair. He was the expedition guide, and I did make him do most of the planning.

“Really,” I say, “I think we’ve all earned a reading vacation.”

She collapses onto a purple bean bag. “Where?” Her eyebrows rise in a challenge.

Read the rest of "A Dizzying Conversation" and a new Exile review on Melina's blog, A Reading Vacation!

And another Exile review at
Yearning to Read!


  1. Thank you for visiting Reading Vacation Aurelia and Robert! (and Anne too)