Book Tour: "Into the Past" with Author Tara Hudson

Into the Past

Today on the Hereafter blog tour we welcome author Tara Hudson. Tara wrote the book Hereafter and if you haven't heard of it yet, then well where have you been hiding. Today Tara will be sharing with us "Into the Past". Look for my review in the next days. 

Tara Hudson Links: Website / Facebook / Twitter / Blog

Favorite Books, Old-School Edition

These are some of my favorite books at different ages in my life. Get ready for some brutal honesty!

Age 6: The Egypt Game, by Zilpha Keatley Snyder. I adored this book. Strong assertive female characters, loads of history, subtle dry humor - it had everything. Because of this book, I set up an Egyptian temple on my parents' deck. I think I gave the poor Baptists next door heart attacks.

Age 11: The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, by Joan Aiken. I like to call this my "Gothic" period. Not because I wore heavy eyeliner and lots of black, but because everything I read featured governesses, moors, misunderstood orphans, etc. Shortly after this, I began my love-affair with Jane Eyre.

Age 15: Nothing. Okay, I have to be honest here, right? I went through an entire year where I didn't read anything except homework assignments, because I was crazy-obsessed with boys. I can't even imagine how much I must have freaked my parents out, to go from intellectual little bookworm to body-glitter covered airhead! Luckily, I soon realized that a love of books and a love of romance were NOT mutually exclusive!

Age 19: Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoesvky. Another weird phase that I've labeled my "pretentious" period. This was early college, when I thought that everything I read had to be bound in fine leather or at least shelved in the philosophy section. (Let's just admit here and now that no one enjoys reading Hegel. Probably). Luckily again, I soon remembered that you find amazing things in all kinds of books, on all kinds of shelves.

Books I've recently read, that I wish I had back then: The Harry Potter series. These books were just made for childhood, although I've devoured them throughout my adulthood, too. I'm so excited for the day when my son is old enough to share these books with me.

1 comment:

  1. I don't blame ya for the year of not reading anything Tara. I think a lot of us went through the phase where we either didn't have time or didn't like reading. *shakes head* Silly us. :)

    ~ Sarah ♥ I'm Loving Books


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