06 June 2011

Ruby Red News & A Question for You

Have you heard? The Ruby Red trailer is out and contests are popping up all over Blogland thanks to Macmillan and Zeitghost Media! I suggest you watch the trailer immediately (it is quite cute) and visit these blogs to enter:


But don't delay. Each contest draws to a close 06.12.11. Good luck gals!

The trailer got me thinking, if you time traveled back in time what bit of
modern convenience w
ould you miss the most?
Click here to hear an audio sample of Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
If you too are hosting a contest for Ruby Red, feel free to link to your contest below.

30 comments :

  1. Good question. It depends, of course, on how far I went back, but some modern conveniences that come to mind: indoor plumbing, washing machines, internet; oh, and the convenience of being able to wear shorts, a t-shirt, and flip-flops - to name a few.

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  2. Oh, I'm SO excited for this book! And that trailer is definitely one of the better ones. It is so well done!

    If I traveled back in time, I'm thinking I would miss toilet paper, mascara, and the availability of books; not necessarily in that order.

    TP is like THE basic necessity of life, and I can't imagine using anything else.
    Mascara is like my sidekick; even on days that I don't wear makeup, I cannot be caught dead without mascara on.
    And books...well, they're everywhere, and they don't cost a fortune (comparatively), and I can't imagine not being able to read Gone With The Wind, or The Hunger Games whenever I want to.

    :)

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  3. Oh my gosh, BookLover brought up a good one: Slippers! ...or, um, flip-flops as she called them. I can't imagine having to stuff my huge feet into old-fashioned boots all the time. My feet like to live free. Lol.

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  4. That is quite cute! The voice sounds like the voice from the video game Alice (quite old, I played it years ago on my PC). Anyway...I would miss my laptop with internet access the most. But thank goodness for pen and paper! I could write my stories that way :) Still do in fact!

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  5. SO MANY! I'd probably just pick electricity. Because without that, we'd really have very little of the conveniences that we'd have today.

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  6. Very cute video! If I had to pick just one, I'd go with my MacBook Pro. I don't know how I would live without it. Dramatic much? Why, yes.

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  7. Aw, it looks so cute! I would miss my cell phone the most, I think. Just because it's so much easier to keep in touch with people and make plans--the slowness of having to communicate by mail or in person would drive me crazy.

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  8. Depending on how far back I traveled, my laptop and the internet, or if I went too far back, toilet paper.

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

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  9. Well I was going to say toilet paper but that's already been said so I'll go with feminine products and Midol LOL!

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  10. MY LAPTOP and an iPhone. Also feminine pads.

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  11. I would miss my laptop/internet. How would I make book friends?

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  12. Sounds like a great read and I love the narrator's accent! Assuming when I travel back in time that I am wealthy and not a scullery maid, I would miss my music. I love music, although I like music through the ages as well, so maybe I wouldn't miss it too much.

    Now if I went back as a scullery maid, well that would suck! Thanks for the heads up Ju-Ju :)

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  13. Thanks for the link Juju...:)

    I think I would miss my washer and dryer. Oh and my dishwasher...not to mention my flat iron, makeup and cell phone....

    I once thought it would be so interesting to be amish, yeah Id last about 20 min.

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  14. I'd miss so much. Like toilets, running water and the internet. Thanks Juju for helping promote the contests too :)

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  15. Sounds good -- the cover hooked me :)

    So many things I would miss like all of the above answers, but definitely anything that helps us be clean. I've always commented when watching western movies how I would hate to have lived back then with those dusty, dirty men and all those long dresses to wash.

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  16. The INTERNET! Yikes! I'll never go back in time!

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  17. I so want this book...
    If it interests you - check out Cascade & Waterfall. They're along the same lines. AWESOME books!

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  18. Thank you for the links! I really want to read this book, it's been on my to read list for a long time!

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  19. Cute trailer! I would miss running water and the internet... and temperature controlled housing.

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  20. Well, there's the internet, obviously. But I think I'd miss modern medicine the very very most. Leeches? Ugh!

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  21. The cover on this one is what gets me the most. Very eye-catching....thanks for the links!

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  22. Thanks for turning me on to the new trailer. I don't usually enjoy them, but this one was different. It made me want to read the book more than the written summary did.

    As for what modern convenience would I miss most - I'd have to say the internet! (via my computer, iPhone & iPad). Then next in line would be my beloved Kindle.

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  23. I really liked this book! And that trailer is just too cute, it makes me want to read it all over again:)

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  24. Thanks for linking to the giveaway, Juju.

    It is hard for me to choose one thing I’d miss. Indoor plumbing, my iPhone, my Mac, or maybe my super comfy mattress :)

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  25. Whoa, that's a lot of contests! Thanks for linking :)

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  26. I love all the conveniences..., therefore would only want to travel back max 10 years..., or when did blogger start??

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  27. Maya: Love it! Good answer.

    YA Book Queen: No prob. My pleasure.

    Christie: O goodness yes! How ever did they sleep on those flimsy things. And before that. Yikes!

    Jenny: :)

    Gina Precious & Aths: Oh yes! Remember back when it was so hard to look things up and find answers?

    GMR: Me too. It's so beautiful and old world.

    NotNessie: *shudder* YES! Every time I'm in a museum and I see old medical tools my stomach flips.

    Midnight Cowgirl: Running water! Once I spent three weeks in a rustic home in the jungle of the Yucatan. Needless to say, it was running warm water that I missed the most.

    Carrie: :)

    Georgia Girls: O true true! I can't believe all the hardwork that use to go into cleaning.

    Jenny N: No prob! Ahhh toilets. How I love toilets.

    Tina: No prob doll! I'm with you girl! I hate doing dishes. I want to go to Amish camp and do it for one summer. But definitely not longer than that.

    Jenny Girl: Excellkent point! Great answer. I wouldn't have thought of that.

    Alexis: *high five* Amen!

    Cherry: Ooooo there's definitely no frou frou drinks in history ;)

    Jillian: YES! Life before pads must have been awful.

    Meredith: Excellent point!

    Meredith: Really? Your cell. I guess 'cause I grew up without them - they wouldn't make it to the top of my list. Prephones definitely made it hard to be away from family and friends.

    Ayless: *giggle* I like dramatic.

    Cialina: FANTASTIC answer and so very very true.

    Julie: Do you write in pen? Nice. I find that if I really want to remember something I have to write it out. Typing doesn't work the same.

    Penelope: Yes! Those shoes were sooooo awful. And I'm so with you on makeup. Your mascara is my lipstick.

    JessicaBookLover: Yes yes yes it's amazing how much clothing people use to have to wear. How ever did they survive the summers?

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  28. Too late to enter, but so cool! And I have been seeing this EVERYWHERE lately, it seems!

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  29. Heather: Agreed :) And thank you darling for stopping by!

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