To countdown the release of The Future of Us (November 21st!), Carolyn Mackler and I will give away one autographed Advance Reader’s Copy every week. Along with the autographed copy (signed by both of us), we’ll toss in another goodie that's book-related.
For our eighth giveaway, the bonus item is Sleepover Party Mad Libs. Our main characters, Josh and Emma, probably played Mad Libs during many of their childhood sleepovers. (And yes, the sleepovers stopped long before they became teenagers.)
We'll randomly select one person who comments on this Future Friday post to receive both prizes. There’s no need to leave your email address, but do check back on Saturday to see if you’ve won.
This week, we want to know which songs, good or bad, stand out the most to you that were released in 1996. If you were too young (or too old) to be into music then, you'll still probably know at least a few of these songs.
Here are our answers:
As Cool As I Am by Dar Williams because that is such a fun and empowering song. No, it's not a song. It's an anthem!
Crash Into Me by The Dave Matthews Band. I love it. Emma loves it. We all love Dave.
One of Us by Joan Osborne because it's just deep. It is.
I Want You by Savage Garden: If this came on, no matter what I was doing, I had to sing the “Chicka-Cherry-Cola” line.
Right Hand Man by Joan Osborne: Just rocks. Her voice is so deep down sexy!
Wannabe by The Spice Girls: My little bro did this in a Mock Rock competition with his friends. He was Posh Spice. You almost couldn’t hear the song over the screaming audience.