Roomies - Love 'em....NOT! And a giveaway for ROOMIES by Sara and Tara!

A while back I reviewed a great new book, ROOMIES by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando. (Click here to read the review). Well, I loved this book SO MUCH that when their publicists told me about a great contest and PR push involving a rint book giveaway and personal ROOMIE story, I just had to be a part of it...
Which brings me to this post - my ROOMIE story!

I was an only child growing up, so I had never really experienced the whole "roommate" thing until college. My freshman year roomie and I couldn't be more different. I was from California and exuded a stereo-typical beach-girl vibe most of the time. She was an East coast girl and was definitely less laid back. Add to this that underneath my "relaxed" vibe as a high-strung, introverted, nerd and get the picture. To say I was a wreck about having a roommate is an understatement.

The first week wasn't too bad. I arrived first so I chose which bed, etc. She was cool with it and our adventure began.

I think it would be far to say we were not very compatible. We had very different interests, different values and was a bit of a train wreck. I am sure I stressed her out as much as she stressed me! But...we survived (even if the chance of a friendship did not). We never roomed together again, nor did we hang out or even talk much past our freshman year. It was...ROUGH.

But that is sort of the point, right - to be tested and thrown into different scenarios to see what happens. That year did help me learn how to be a good roommate, a skill I needed in the years to come.

Enough about me and my roommate memories.

Let's talk about ROOMIE by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando. Sara and Tara are doing the book tour thing starting next week. Here is a run down of their stops:
  • January 12, 2014 – New York, NY: McNally Jackson [venue link]
  • January 15, 2014 – Salt Lake City, UT: The King's English [venue link]
  • January 16, 2014 – Provo, UT: Provo Library [venue link]
  • February 4, 2014 – San Francisco, CA: Books Inc, Opera Plaza [venue link
  • February 5, 2015 – Petaluma, CA: Copperfield's Books [venue link]
I urge all of you to GO. Meet the authors. Buy the book!

As a bit of extra incentive, I am also hosting a giveaway for a print copy of the book (open to US residents only - sorry!) Just complete the form below. The contest is TODAY only, so enter now and be sure to spread the word!

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Want to read a few more Roomie stories? Check these out by the LB YA team!

Have a GREAT weekend!


  1. I had a couple between the time I moved away from home and got married. Not in college.
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