I am so excited to be part of the blog tour for Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts! It’s a fantastic, thought-provoking book, and one I’m pleased to be able to share with you! As I have already read and reviewed this book, I opted for a guest post by Alexandra Coutts. I asked her to write about what she’d do if she was in a similar situation: a huge asteroid coming our way, with everyone under the impression that the end is nigh. Enjoy her answer:
As I’ve been preparing to launch Tumble & Fall into the world, I had a hunch that I’d be asked this one question: What would you do, if the world were really ending?
And so, I decided to create the Tumble & Fall challenge on my blog. I made a list of ten things, some big, some small, that I’d do, if I knew that I only had a limited time left on this earth to do them.
Since I wasn’t sponsored by any big corporations (sadly!) and since I knew I realistically wouldn’t be able to travel far from home, some of the more exciting items on my bucket list (hike Machu Picchu, for example) didn’t make the cut. But I did try to set goals that were challenging and significant – things that I’ve been meaning to do, but keep putting off. (But also more exciting than “organize my closet.”)
The biggest challenge I set for myself was learning how to skateboard. This may not seem huge, but for me, it was a doozy. I’m way more of a wuss than I care to admit, and my husband is constantly teasing me about it. He runs a skateboarding camp, and all summer long I watch little kids go from wobbling on their boards to dropping in like pros, sometimes in a matter of days.
It’s been just over six weeks, and I won’t claim to be a skateboarding pro (I still can barely “roll in” on a tiny hill, let alone drop in on a ramp) but I can push around with something that resembles confidence and ease. I have a few weeks left before the book releases, and I’m hoping to get even more comfortable by then. Who knows, maybe I’ll even bring a board on tour and show off some of my new tricks? (I can hear my husband laughing already…)
As I writer, I think it’s always my first instinct to observe, and by setting this goal for myself, I was forced to get into the action, first-hand.
Outside of my little challenge, if an asteroid were truly coming towards us, I think I would be hard-pressed to do anything that didn’t involve spending time with my family. It’s not the most exciting of answers, but it’s a real one. Whatever they wanted to do, I’d do, even if it was just doing what we do every day: going to the beach, cooking good meals, going for walks with our dogs. These are the things I think I’d miss the most, if the end of the world were near, and so I’d do all that I could to get the most out of whatever time we had left together.
What an excellent post. I agree. I’d spend that time with my family. Thank you so much, Alexandra! Best of luck to you – with the book tour, and the skateboarding!
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About Tumble & Fall:
A novel about the end of days full of surprising beginnings
The world is living in the shadow of oncoming disaster. An asteroid is set to strike the earth in just one week’s time; catastrophe is unavoidable. The question isn’t how to save the world—the question is, what to do with the time that’s left? Against this stark backdrop, three island teens wrestle with intertwining stories of love, friendship and family—all with the ultimate stakes at hand.
You can read an excerpt on Scribd.
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