Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Rocking POSSESSION to the Top Bloghop

Guess what today is, friends. It's the book birthday of one of the greatest blogging friends out there. That's right, friends. It's Elana Johnson's debut, POSSESSION.

This book is on its way to my house right now. If you haven't heard about it, or Elana, go check her out.

This bloghop is sponsored by Ali, Windy, and Nichole to help spread the word about the awesomeness that is this book. In Possession, there are lots of rules that have to be kept. The object of this bloghop is to talk about a time when I broke the rules, just like Vi, the main character in Possession, does.

My parents were pretty protective of me when I was in high school. I was the oldest. I had a lot of rules. (Many of which have since been redacted for my younger siblings. For the most part, in high school, I was a good girl and followed all the rules. I broke curfew a few times, but nothing really serious. I didn't date anybody seriously. I didn't hang out with the wrong crowd. I was pretty obedient. (And probably boring.)

After I graduated from high school, I didn't move out of the house for college because I went to the local university. I expected the rules to change. But they didn't. I thought this was pretty unfair. None of my college friends had curfews or dating rules, etc. Things kind of built up over several months.

I finally decided that I needed to move out. I told my parents I was going to look for an apartment and moved out within the week. My parents weren't terribly happy about it, but I wasn't interested in staying home any more. I borrowed the car and took everything I owned to an apartment. Then I went to the house of the boy I liked. I stayed and stayed and stayed. He kissed me. I liked it. I ended up staying at his house all night long. 6:00 rolled around and he said, "I don't know about you, but I'm sleepy. I'm going to bed." He went in his room and locked the door. I slept on the couch. Nothing happened. We're both good Mormon kids. But it was the first time I really broke the rules. (So, I was in my own apartment. It was a huge deal to me.)

So, friends, have you ever broken the rules? Are you going to read Possession?

And check here for the link list for the other bloghop entries!


Nichole Giles said...

I'm not laughing at you, I'm laughing with you. But only because I can relate in a way. And by the way, this situation should totally be in a story!

Thanks for joining the blog hop.

WindyA said...

I'm with Nichole about this being in a story. Especially the part where he just gets up and leaves you on the couch so he can go to his room, lock the door, and go to bed. Lol!

Kristi said...

Definitely a good story idea here Kayeleen! I loved it! (And can totally relate, I think those of us who were born rule followers during high school, get to college and want to rebel, but don't know how, so it's typciall MILD.) ;)

Congrats to Elana on her book birthday!

Laurel Garver said...

Put it in a story! Yeah! I vote for that too!

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The Red Angel said...

I know how you feel! Even now that I am in college, my parents are still pretty protective of me. When I was younger, I lived in a cul de sac and I wasn't allowed to bike outside of the cul de sac. Well one time I broke the rules and biked pretty far when my parents were napping (gotta' live on the edge once in a while, ya know!) and quite honestly it felt GREAT.

Yeah I know that's not the best deal breaker out there haha. I was never really good at taking risks.