Wednesday, February 04, 2009

North of Beautiful Blog Stop: Archimedes Forgets

Welcome to the third day of my North of Beautiful Book Blog tour, this time with the fabulous Sarah Rettger who so beautifully champions indie bookstores. (Speaking of which, I'd like to give a shout out to Mitali Perkins for creating the Kids Heart Authors program, uniting 40 indie booksellers and 160 authors / illustrators to make Valentine's Day memorable in New England. She inspired Kirby Larson to spearhead the same program here in Seattle.)

Be the first to answer Sarah's posted question on Archimedes Forgets, and you'll win an autographed copy of
North of Beautiful.

Here's a tidbit from our chat:

Sarah: Did you start geocaching before it became one of Jacob's hobbies, or did it move from the book into the rest of your life?

Justina: Years ago, I had read about geocaching—high tech treasure hunting using a GPS—in an article. It later occurred to me that geocaching could be symbolic of Terra’s controlling mapmaker of a father who tries to box her into a grid and the boy who uses maps to break open her world. So in the name of research, I bought a GPS, created an account at, and hauled my kids on an expedition. We were hooked!

To read the whole interview, please visit Sarah's blog at


Feb 5, Thursday
Bibliophile with Jennifer Rothschild

Feb 6, Friday
Teen Book Review with Jocelyn Pearce

1 comment:

m--e said...

It's been SO much fun going to all of the blogs on your tour and their content along with your different interviews!

eXTReMe Tracker