Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Road Trip Wednesday: Give a book character a Christmas present!

Saving Francesca on Goodreads
For this to make sense, you need to know Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta. If you don't know it, then you should go and rectify that at once.

Dear Francesca Spinelli,

Everyone needs at least one book character like you in their life. This is going to make me sound psychotic crazy, but you are far more than a character I love. You're a best friend. I hunt through my bookcase for your story whenever I'm sad and need cheering up, whenever I'm happy and want to be even happier. Your voice makes me grin. And even on the 948746th reading, you still make me laugh.

So. For Christmas I'm giving you:

- A large supply of delicious chocolate from the fair trade shop near my house. Seriously, they do the best chocolate ever. I give chocolate to pretty much everyone. And you've been going through hard times, what with your mum's depression and your new school. Chocolate will make you feel very much better.

This is also fitting because my sister and I like to call Saving Francesca a 'chocolate book'. This means, basically, that it's delicious and comforting and all kinds of wonderful.

- A boxed set of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. All the seasons. Your nonna was mean not letting you watch it, and you need to have proper ammunition for that crucial Angel/Spike/Riley debate. And hot vampires are also renowned for their cheering up qualities. If the chocolate doesn't work, then this very much will.

- A plane ticket, so you can fly across the world and visit that Star Trek fan boyfriend of yours.

Love, Leila

Come join in and see what your favourite characters are getting for Christmas this year on YA Highway!

More posts coming soon, my poor neglected blog! I promise! I have many many things to post about!


KO said...

this sounds like a well-rounded set of gifts! They should cover all the bases. I don't know this author, but have seen a lot of recs of her books. She is on my TBR list.

Alicia Gregoire said...

I don't know this book, but your gifts got me intrigued.

Rebecca B said...

I will go and rectify that I don't know SAVING FRANCESCA--you've sold me on it!

Abby Stevens said...

Chocolate is always a good gift!

Aleeza said...

aww--you sound like you really do love fransesca! and it also makes me want to read the book even more. :)

Leila Austin said...

Yes, definitely read Melina Marchetta! Her books are absolutely wonderful!

And yeah. Can't go wrong with chocolate :-)

Maggie said...

I love Saving Francesca! And Jellicoe Road!!!! Melina Marchetta is a genius, hands down.

I think (if I'm not wrong) that you're the one giving away the prize package for the early Australian releases which includes The Piper's Son that I've been DYING to read, and I want to thank you because I'm the winner!

<3 Happy Holidays!

Leila Austin said...

Sorry I've been out of town and internetless for a while, but yes, that's me! I'm so glad it's going to a Marchetta fan!

It will be on its way to you shortly :-)