Thursday, July 6, 2017

Kerry Lonsdale's one-click shopping trip...plus a book giveaway

Kerry Lonsdale's debut, Everything We Keep, made it to Melissa A's 2016 favorites list. She's back with her follow-up, Everything We Left Behind (published on July 4th), and has one copy for a lucky reader! As Melissa reminds us in her review, read Everything We Keep first in order to avoid spoilers. We will not be sharing the synopsis of Everything We Left Behind for this very reason. (If you don't care about spoilers, click the link above.)

Kerry Lonsdale believes life is more exciting with twists and turns, which may be why she enjoys dropping her characters into unexpected scenarios and foreign settings. She graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and is a founder of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. She resides in Northern California with her husband, two children, and an aging golden retriever who’s convinced she’s still a puppy. (Bio courtesy of Kerry's website.) 

Today, Kerry is here to talk about shopping, as that is our theme for this month.

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Where did you enjoy shopping most when you were a kid/teen?
The mall, of course! My favorite was Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, CA. It’s an open-air mall with large raised planting beds that overflow with flowers and foliage. So much color...

Last item you purchased online:
I love online shopping! (Almost too much. Lol.) The last item I purchased was a box of padded envelopes. Boring, I know. But they’ll be used for a good cause. Book mail!

Least favorite thing to shop for:
Groceries. Ugh. It’s such a chore. And rarely happens only once/week. More like 3-4 times/week. But… teenagers. They have bottomless stomachs.

Do you like to shop alone or with family/friends?
Online! I have no patience shopping with other people. It’s hard for me to focus on what I’m purchasing. I spend too much time talking, which is why if I’m with family and/or friends, we’re doing lunch instead.

Most amusing purchase:
I’m allergic to Sodium Laurel Sulfate, a common ingredient in most toothpastes so I order my toothpaste online since it’s not available in stores. I don’t know what I did. Hit an extra zero or something in the quantity field. Either way, 30 tubes showed up, enough to last me a couple of years.

Favorite place to buy groceries:
At the moment, Sprouts. It’s a mini-version of Whole Foods because the nearest Whole Foods is forty-five minutes from me. When I get over the hill into the Bay Area, my favorite store is Draeger’s. Shopping there is a treat.

Thanks to Kerry for visiting with us and sharing her book with our readers!

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Giveaway ends July 11th at midnight EST.

21 comments:

Storm992472 said...

Would love to win this awesome book. Thank you for the chance. Sorry don't do twitter or instagram.

Janine said...

When I was a teen we used to have my friend's parents drop us off at the movie theater and after they left, we would walk over to the mall. We didn't do any shopping (as none of us really had the money for that), it was more like hanging out in the arcade or walking around looking at the boys. We would always get a piece of pizza and and Orange Julius.

Carla S. said...

Would love to win this book! Loved shopping at the original Filene's Basement in Boston.

Tatum Rangel said...

To be honest, I never liked shopping. In fact, I'm still not a fan.

Aire para respirar said...

If I went to a different city and could go the shops that my city didn't have

Linda Kish said...

Surprisingly, I have never liked to shop. To me it is a chore.

Nancy said...

I most enjoyed shopping at bookstores as a teen.

Nancy
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cpr040304 said...

Loved shopping in the mall at my favorite store Forever 21. Now, I dislike shopping for clothes.

rubynreba said...

I enjoyed shopping for new clothes at a local mall.

Dianne Casey said...

The older I get the less I like shopping. Really enjoyed the description of the book and would love to read.

Melanie Backus said...

I always loved going to Towneast Mall.

Kelly Rodriguez said...

I always loved shopping at the mall and hanging out with my friends.

djnbjnon said...

I really didnt get to go shopping as a teen. My mom only would let me buy school clothes at the beginning of the school year and it was only would be like to new outfits because out of that money I had to get shoes, sneakers and school supplies. It was depressing when you would see your friends with all these new clothes.

Mary Preston said...

I used to love going to the hardware store with my father.

traveler said...

I would go downtown to the great dept. stores which no longer exist.

bn100 said...

toy store

Kimberly V said...

Benetton was where I liked shopping when I was young.

Jennifer C said...

I shopped in The Limited and Express the most. Showing my age! :)

Book Worm said...

I usually shopped at Kohls or online, because it is easy. I would love to win this book since I have her other one. Thanks for the chance!

Kelley B said...

I want to read this so bad!!

Lori Frazier said...

Would love to read this