So, the tea shop is my new addiction. I'm obsessing over loose leaf tea. To prove my dorkiness, I took a picture of my tea area in my office. I also have an electric kettle, but it didn't fit into the picture.( i am disgustingly organized )
When I was between the ages of seven and twelve, I read all of Christopher Pike's novels. He was my absolute favorite. For those not in the know, Christopher Pike wrote suspense and horror novels for young adults. Really, they were written for a teenage audience, but I was always a bit ahead when it came to reading. I read Stephen King's The Stand
when I was twelve, and that definitely isn't an appropriate novel for a child. My mother had no idea it was filled with sex and drugs, not to mention all the killing.
Anyway, Christopher Pike was the man to my ten-year-old self. I remember reading a novel back then that I absolutely loved
, but I cannot remember the title for the life of me. And, when I moved away from home, my mother took it upon herself to cart out all of my books and put them in storage. The storage building was flooded, my childhood books were ruined, and the salvageable ones were sold. At any rate, I've spent the last two days searching for the title of this novel. It was definitely of the young adult horror/suspense category. I'm almost certain it was written by Christopher Pike. All I can remember in the way of details was that it took place in a castle or mansion of a wealthy family. The protagonist was a teenage girl. Much of her interaction was with the two twin brothers who live in the castle/mansion. They are, of course, super!hunks that she's totally attracted to. They made me swoon at the tender age of eleven. I think one of them was named Malcolm for some reason. The plot spoiler bit is that they are actually triplets, and the villain of the novel is their identical brother who is a bit mad. I think. Hell, I don't know for sure, but I think that's pretty accurate. Does anyone know what this novel is? I've skimmed through all of the descriptions of Christopher Pike's YA novels on a website, but none of them seem to match this description. I'm beginning to think I might have the wrong author. And I need
to own this book again. Like, stat.
P.S. - I watched "Boogie Woogie Feng Shui" last night with Jason. It reminded me why I love Jet so much. The little scene where he and Meifa are sitting on the bench eating ice cream? Priceless.
Meifa: I just realized that I never spent time like this with my father...
Jet: Hey, now. Let me point out that I'm not that old. If anything, I would be a boyfriend... No, wait, that would be bad. W-What am I saying? At least I can be an elder brother or something...