Friday, January 6, 2012

Character Interview: Linus from Love & Leftovers

Yep, I've stolen another YA boy to interview! This time, it's Linus from Sarah Tregay's recent release Love & Leftovers. You know, the sweet rocker boy who breaks and melts your heart and leaves you warm and gushy on the inside? Yes. That one. So meet Linus, and then enter for your chance to win a L&L swag pack!

What was your first thought when you woke up this morning?

Before or after I hit snooze eight times? Well, before I hit snooze I was jamming with Ian and Katie—the sound, the lyrics and the beat were all coming together. After I hit snooze? I can’t remember a single chord. Dang it.

How therapeutic is songwriting for you, especially the ones you wrote for the talent show?

I don’t know what I’d do without music. It’s like that blue notebook that Marcie is always writing in—and guarding with her life—a way to express myself. But unlike Marcie’s notebook, I like to get my ideas out there—amplify the crap out of them and rock the auditorium.

It’s weird, but I thought that playing those songs at the talent show would set me free, get all that emotion off my chest and into the air—but it didn’t work. Now I didn’t just feel like—insert four-letter word here—because I’d lost Marcie, I felt even worse because I really hurt her.

What's your favorite memory with Marcie?

We had this sleepover in Katie’s back yard like we were little kids in scouts. We set up a tent, had a campfire—the whole kumbaya. (Our friend, Olive, is a girl scout. It was her idea.) And us guys were supposed to go home at midnight. But we didn’t. It was pretty crowded in the tent (um, sleeping bag) and that was okay with me.

What's it like to kiss Marcie?

Kissing Marcie is like closing my eyes and having the world disappear. It’s just me and her alone with the sweet press of her lips. And she has this ticklish spot on the inside of her upper lip… touch it and she’ll totally melt.

Boxers or briefs?

You think any guy would admit to wearing briefs? No. But really, boxers and skinny jeans are a pain in the… never mind. You know what I’m saying.

What kind of office supply would you describe yourself as?

Apparently, I’m recyclable—maybe like a sheet of scrap paper. Like, use me once and toss me in the recycling bin. But then, when you realize I’m still good for something, you’ll pull me out again. Jot down a few more notes, a to-do list, a love letter, a sad song, then you’ll put me in your pocket and love me once again. 

Thank you, Linus, for stopping in, and congrats, Sarah on the release!

Love & Leftovers is out now, and it is a fantastic book so make sure you guys all pick it up.

To enter to win a swag pack, including a bookmark with a guitar pick charm and some postcards, just leave a comment and a way to contact you. US addresses only.


  1. I'm reading this book right now and I'm absolutely LOVING it. :) This was a great interview with a character that I haven't really got to know yet, but I think I'm gonna love him. :)

    (You can contact me on Twitter - @readingcorner11)

  2. Great character interview! I'm looking forward to reading this book.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. I loved this book! I would definitely be interested in some swag :)

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  4. Awesome character interview! Linus' voice is quirky and cute, and he's just loads of fun to read. Bet he was fun to write, too.

    Thanks for the giveaway op!


  5. I LOVE the sound of this character! I love these kinds of interviews:))

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

  6. Sounds like a fun giveaway! Count me in!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  7. :O sounds like an awesome...cute book.... I've been trying books outside of the usual paranormal romance genre I usually read....this sounds really awesome XD

    here's my email :)

  8. I've hearing great things about this book. And the cover is so pretty.


  9. I want to read this book! Great interview. I love getting to know characters better.

    twilightforever.edward at gmail dot com

  10. This seems like a good book! I'm putting it on my TBR list!(:

  11. I love reading character interviews!