Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Teenage Garage Sale by Corrine Jackson (If I Lie Blog Tour)

Today we have Corrine Jackson here for a guest post! This post is part of The Teen Book Scene's blog tour for Corrine's debut, If I Lie.. You can find out all about the tour here. Make sure to visit all the other stops if you'd like to know more about If I Lie!

Teenage Garage Sale Post

A Teenage Garage Sale post is basically just a post on what kind of things we’d find if Corinne were to have a garage sale of items from her teenage years.
Imagine a table on the sidewalk in San Francisco. Next to the table is a pink fluorescent poster board sign that reads“GARAGE SALE” in poorly written black Sharpie, which is odd since technically I don’t have storage space in my garage or a permit to sale things out of my garage. To be accurate, let’s call this a “CRAP-THAT-DOESN’T-FIT-IN-MY-TINY-APARTMENT SALE” and hope I don’t get a ticket for holding an illegal sidewalk sale. Back to the table… It is loaded down with junk from my teen years.

NKOTB cassette tape – If you don’t know the acronym, you don’t have the right stuff to own it. Move on.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer VHS – I’m talking about the 1992 movie and not the TV show. Luke Perry. PeeWee Herman's minute long death scene. Hell yeah.
Button-fly Levis – Mom once told me that my legs looked long in these. I am short, so I treasured these babies until I wore them out. It’s possible she fibbed.
Cheerleading uniform – Could the skirt be any freaking shorter? Geez, was my butt hanging out, and I didn’t know it? And yes, the material is wool. My coach liked how the pleats stayed pleated even though it was itchy as heck.
Box of romance novels – Wait. Give those back. Those aren’t for sale, after all. It’s my prerogative to change my mind.
Stack of Seventeen magazines – Ah! I used to flip through the pages, imagining myself a writer. I even sent in a short story, and they sent me my first rejection. I wonder what happened to that story?
Hair Chopsticks – A French twist my senior year? Really? Was I trying for the “matron of the year” award? At least it wasn’t a scrunchie. No wonder I cut my hair off.

How much am I charging? Well, at a family yard sale, my brother-in-law told us that if someone approaches you, sending you into a blind panic, you should just yell, “DOLLAR!” So…


Thanks for the great guest post, Corrine!

Make sure to check out the rest of the tour stops, and keep your eye out for If I Lie, which will be released on August 28th.

If I Lie by Corinne Jackson
(Add to Goodreads | Purchase from Amazon)
Quinn’s done the unthinkable: she kissed a guy who is not Carey, her boyfriend. And she got caught. Being branded a cheater would be bad enough, but Quinn is deemed a traitor, and shunned by all of her friends. Because Carey’s not just any guy—he’s serving in Afghanistan and revered by everyone in their small, military town.
Quinn could clear her name, but that would mean revealing secrets that she’s vowed to keep—secrets that aren’t hers to share. And when Carey goes MIA, Quinn must decide how far she’ll go to protect her boyfriend…and her promise.


  1. Cute post:) This is such an inventive idea for a blog tour.
    And ah, hair chopsticks. I actually kind of like those. Haha. I often create makeshift ones with pens and pencils:)

  2. I'll so be at this ' crap that doesn't fit in my apartment sale'! Oh, wait... I already have Buffy and NKOTB. Guess I'll just stop by and say hi to Corrine Jackson. Apparently we were separated at birth or, you know, grew up in the 90's! Fun post! If I Lie sounds like a good book although I have a feeling it might be a tear jerker for me!

  3. IF I LIE looks amazing.

    I'd hate to think what I would put up for sale!!


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