THE SQUARE ROOT OF SUMMER “This Is Who I Am Now” Time Capsule Blog Tour

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I’m so excited to celebrate the release day for THE SQUARE ROOT OF SUMMER by participating in this super fun one day only blog tour. The book is gorgeous and heartbreaking and amazing and I can’t wait for everyone to read it.

To celebrate THE SQUARE ROOT OF SUMMER, participating blogs were asked to share an object they’d want to include in a time capsule (and why). If you’d like to see what a few of the U.S. bloggers included, check out the Fierce Reads blog post. And if you’d like to see what the bloggers in the UK included, visit My Kinda Book throughout this month.

Additionally, we were asked to share answers to six “This Is Who I Am Now” questions back in February/March and then revisit them this month. If you’d like to know who I was then and who I am now, scroll down to my post.

If you’d like to know more about THE SQUARE ROOT OF SUMMER and its author, Harriet Reuter Hapgood, information about both book and author follow immediately below.

And, if you want to see what the other tour participants had to say, links to the blogs are at the bottom of the post.



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Author: Harriet Reuter Hapgood
Release date: May 3, 2016
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Pages: 304
Formats: Hardcover, eBook


This is what it means to love someone. This is what it means to grieve someone. It’s a little bit like a black hole. It’s a little bit like infinity.

Gottie H. Oppenheimer is losing time. Literally. When the fabric of the universe around her seaside town begins to fray, she’s hurtled through wormholes to her past:

To last summer, when her grandfather Grey died. To the afternoon she fell in love with Jason, who wouldn’t even hold her hand at the funeral. To the day her best friend Thomas moved away and left her behind with a scar on her hand and a black hole in her memory.

Although Grey is still gone, Jason and Thomas are back, and Gottie’s past, present, and future are about to collide—and someone’s heart is about to be broken.


About Harriet Reuter Hapgood

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Harriet Reuter Hapgood is a freelance fashion journalist and author of THE SQUARE ROOT OF SUMMER (coming May 2016). Her first-ever professional writing credit was for Just Seventeen magazine, and she’s been YA obsessed ever since. She likes burritos, cats, Gwyneth Paltrow and young adult fiction, which she plans to write more of, though she’s also considering a PhD in Dawson’s Creek. Follow her on Twitter: @hapgoodness and on Instagram: @hapgo0dness if you like pictures of cats


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This Is Who I Am Now

Q. What Brings You The Most Joy In Life?

Feb/March 2016:

Spending time with The Dude and my little cat Daisy, reading, blogging, sailing.

May 2016:

Hanging out with The Dude and Daisy. Sailing. Quiet moments. Reading.

Q. What Are You Reading?

Feb/March 2016:

Nothing at the moment. I’m in the midst of moving and I have lost all ability to focus, read, function.

May 2016:

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (finally).

Q. What Is Something  You’re Really Looking Forward To?

Feb/March 2016:

Being done with moving. OMG it is so stressful.

May 2016:

Summer. It promises longer days, longer (and warmer) sails.

Q. What Is One Thing That’s Worrying You?

Feb/March 2016:

Daisy’s health. She got really sick recently and I don’t want her to relapse.

May 2016:

My job. I’ve got so much work to do, I can barely breathe. I’ve had super long days (and nights) this past week and I’m totally freaking out.

Q. What Is Something That You Always Have With You?

Feb/March 2016:

My sailing log. You never know when you’re going to be invited to crew, or the mood strikes and you head out solo. Gotta have your log to document it all, so I keep it with me always.

May 2016:

Okay my answer in February was totally dumb. I don’t always have my logbook with me. I mean I almost always have it with me but not always. It wouldn’t survive a shower. I don’t take it with me when grabbing a Starbucks.

But what I do always have with me are my memories. And, thankfully, most of those I love having.

Q. What Is Something That You Wish You Could Change?

Feb/March 2016:

Tough question. About myself? Too many things. About the world? Too many things. But if I had to pick just one…

About me, I’d change my brain. It makes me stress over the small stuff. The big stuff. All the stuff. About the world, I’d change people’s tolerance.

May 2016:

Grr, still a tough Q. As far as I go, I wish I could change the past. I have few regrets in life. Life is about making mistakes and learning from them. But there are three things that happened in the past that I desperately wish I could change. As for the world, I wish I could make everyone kinder. Kinder toward each other, kinder to themselves, kinder to the creatures we share this planet with, kinder to the earth itself.

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