{Tour} The Marie Rutkoski Tour

Welcome to Swoony Boys Podcast! This is our stop on The Marie Rutkoski Tour! If you’ve ever listened to our podcast or read any of our The Winner’s Curse (click here to check out our 5-star review) or The Winner’s Crime posts, you already know how obsessed in love with these books we are. We were thrilled when our friends at Macmillan asked us to be a part of this tour and we can’t wait for you to check out our post today! Make sure you check out the giveaway at the end of the post too. You don’t want to miss it! For this tour, we were given a question, a really great one, to answer. Are you ready to read or answer? Here we go…

The ‘Winner’s Curse’ is an economics term that means you’ve gotten what you wanted – but at too high a price.  What would you pay too much for?

We thought about so many answers to this question. Family. Time. Money. All of them could fix so many problems and most of them we would do just about anything for, but we didn’t want to make this post too serious. Because come on, we’re here for the swoon. So we went a different route instead. Our ‘Winner’s Curse’ is…


There is nothing we wouldn’t do for a limitles supply of books. New ones. Old ones. Classics. Contemporary. Dystopian. Sci-Fi. We want them all. We want to pet them and smell them and call them our own. We want a library like Belle in Beauty and the Beast complete with a ladder we can glide around and sing on. We want them to be ours and we would do just about anything to make it happen.

What’s your ‘Winner’s Curse’? We’re dying to know!

***About Marie Rutkoski***

Author Marie RutkoskiMarie Rutkoski is the author of several novels for children and young adults, including The Winner’s Curse (March 2014). She grew up in Bolingbrook, Illinois as the oldest of four children and decided early on that she was Someone Who Loved Books.

After attending the University of Iowa and living in Moscow and Prague, she studied Shakespeare at Harvard University, where she honed her skill in referring to herself in the third person.

Marie is now a professor of English literature at Brooklyn College, where she teaches Renaissance drama, children’s literature, and fiction writing. New York City is her home, and she thinks there must be birds of prey living in Washington Square Park; she can see large, wheeling wings from the window where she sits and writes. Marie has two small sons who try very hard to make friends with the family cat, only to be snubbed for the dark quiet of a closet. Marie can tie a double figure-eight knot with her eyes closed. She’s learning how to play the violin. She’s a sucker for fancy tea, and her favorite dessert is crème brulée. Or maybe sticky toffee pudding. Tough call.

Find Marie Here:
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Good luck and don’t forget to check out the other stops on The Marie Rutkoski Tour!


  1. Kaitlyn A. says

    My winner’s curse is buying all the books, but never having enough room for them!

  2. Definely books as well but also bookish paraphernalia. I spent over $150 buying julie Kagawas lil clay dragon figurines they are awesome and I love her so I had to have them but now I’m like great I have 6 lik Dragons.

  3. I have paid too much for some of my purses and shoes. I didn’t really need more but can’t resist! 🙂

  4. food

  5. Samantha Wallace says

    I always want to buy books even when I know I don’t have money at the moment!! I always make a trip down the book section when I go to the stores!! Thanks for the great giveaway! 🙂

  6. Angelica M. says

    My winner’s curse is my book obsession. >.< I can't stop loving all of them. No matter what genre. I wanted to have all of them.

  7. Mine is always wanting to buy too much books, even when my mom totally banned me from doing so HAHA.

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  8. My winner’s curse has become entering contests for books, lol, and then not reading the books I win for awhile. (Unless, like this giveaway, it’s a book I really really want!)

  9. Chelsea Hatfield says

    My winner’s curse is buying books and wanting to buy books even when I don’t have any more money… Also I would certainly pay too much for traveling because I really want to go to Europe and I would do anything to go. (:

  10. Mary G Loki says

    Books and Monster Energy drinks! Both are sooo good!

  11. Alisha Sienkiel says

    My winner’s curse is definitely books! I always am buying more books or entering giveaways for them when I have stacks of books I need to read already.

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