THE SUMMER I LEARNED TO FLY
By: Dana Reinhardt
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
Pub. Date: July 12, 2011
Formats: Hardcover, Electronic and Audio
Would You Rather…
1. Would you rather live without music or live without T.V.?
I guess I’d have to say T.V., but with a very heavy heart. I know it’s fashionable to say that you don’t watch television or that you don’t even have a television or whatever, but the truth is, I LOVE television. I’m coming to the realization even that I might love it more than I love movies. There’s nothing like finding a series that captures me, and knowing that I can watch the narrative play out over hours and hours and hours rather than only two. BUT, I simply don’t know how I could get through life without music. I can always turn to books for stories, but there’s nothing that can take the place of music. What if I were to never again hear the sound of my daughter singing “Take Me the Way I Am” by Ingrid Michelson? (She totally rocks it, by the way.) No, I can’t face that. Plus, I can’t imagine T.V. without the swelling chords that tell you it’s time to get teary or the creepy tinkling notes that tell you it’s time to cover your eyes.
2. Would you rather be able to hear any conversation or take back anything you say?
Hear any conversation. I’m a big eavesdropper and often have fly on the wall fantasies about all sorts of things. Plus, I can always apologize later for anything I’ve said, if I feel so inclined.
3. Would you rather live in Antarctica or Death Valley?
Death Valley. I’m not much for the cold.
4. Would you rather have stars in your eyes or eyes in the back of your head?
Neither? Both sound burdensome and might make me stand out in a crowd.
5. Would you rather meet an alien visitor or travel to outer space?
Meet an alien visitor. I’m writing these answers on a 6 hour plane ride and I’m already getting antsy so I have no desire to sit for as long as it would take to get to outer space. I’d like to see the pictures in that alien’s wallet, though.
Bonus Question: Would you rather have one wish granted today or three wishes granted
in 10 years?
One wish now. I don’t mean to be morbid, but I can’t count on being around in ten years. Plus, can’t I always ask for more wishes or is that against the rules?
Remember to check back later this month for my review of THE SUMMER I LEARNED TO FLY!
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