Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Possession Launch: Rule Breaking

If you've been living in a hole, you may not have heard that Ms. Elana Johnson, woman extraordinaire, is celebrating the release of her debut novel, Possession.  I'm so excited for her, that I couldn't resist participating in the launch.

My job is to tell about a time when I broke the rules. And confession, this was not so easy for me. Can you tell I'm one of those people? The kind who always keeps the rules and tows the line? *cough* Yeah.

But I have broken a rule or two in my day.

I think.

Just give me a second to remember when . . .

Okay! I've got it: In sixth grade when I got to help serve lunch (total privilege, btw!), I gave two desserts, count them TWO, to a cute boy. Ha! Take that, cafeteria rules.

And then there was that time or two I pulled a California stop at a stop sign [aka, I only slowed down a little before going through it, rather than coming to a complete stop]. Total rule breaking, right there.

So yeah, I am no Vi (the mc in Possession). Let's just hope I never live to see the world as it exists in Elana's book.

What rules have you broken?

And if you care to check out any other blogs participating in this launch, here's the list:



And P.S. Don't forget to swing by Friday for the interview with Molly Jaffa, Agent at Folio Literary!

9 comments:

Joanne said...

Janet, I always suspected you were a rebel, and now I KNOW it! You've walked on the edge of daring ;)

Best wishes to Elana on the release of her book, exciting times!

Madeleine said...

Ah well rules can be bent rather than broken I say LOL! Good for you :O)

Laurel Garver said...

Ooh, you rebel! LOL.

Most of my rule breaking has involved animals. As in, I went on a music/promo tour in college and we hid two kittens in the van with us! Also my senior year of college, my roomies and I kept a kitten in our on-campus apartment though pets weren't allowed. What can I say? I'm a rebel for paws!

BTW, good news for you on my blog today. Come check it out!

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Ha! I love that you gave two desserts to a cute boy! That's just pure adorableness. I hope he appreciated that he turned you into a rule-breaker. : )

Most of my rule breaking centered around stretching curfews too far. I just couldn't get my butt home by the designated times when I was out with a certain guy. But I ended up marrying that certain guy, so all the groundings were sort of worth it in the long run. ; )

Bethany Elizabeth said...

I think part of it is that a lot of rules make good sense - like stopping at stop signs. Maybe, when faced with an unjust rule, you'd be just as rebellious as Vi! :)
I'm kind of a breaker of stupid rules. At least, sometimes. :)

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

LOL! Your rule breaking cracks me up. But only because it's so much like my rule breaking. Once when I was fourteen I stayed the night at my friend's house and then next day we went to the mall and I wore a short tank top that showed my belly button. I think the only words I uttered during that mall trip was a repeat of, "My parents are gonna kill me. My parents are gonna kill me." I think my friends were about to kill me by the end of that trip! I'm such a nerd!! :)

Amy

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Shame on you, you rebel. :D

I don't break rules. I'm perfect.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Ohhhh, you are so bad! I can't believe you're not in jail yet. ;)
Ha! You're so cute.

Beth said...

I'm not a rule breaker either. Thanks for sharing your misdemeanors with us!