Thursday, January 24, 2013

Interview with R.J. Tolson

My interview with R.J. Tolson the author of the really great book Zephyr The West Wind :)
1. Welcome to my blog R.J., I'm honored to have you here with me and my readers today!
Would you like to start by telling us a little bit about yourself so we can get the chance to know you?
- I am a 19 year old CEO, Author, and student. I spend most of my working time studying, doing business, writing, and charity work, while I like to go to the beach, listen to music, read, play soccer/tennis, meet new people, and travel in my free time. I also love a good fantasy movie, learning and speaking different languages, and broadening my horizons through knowledge and experiences.

2. Can you tell us something about your inspiration to write this book?
- A big thing that inspired me to write my book was the idea of hard work beating innate talent. I have friends who are on both sides of the spectrum, some born with natural talent in things like sports or academics, while I have others who have to work constantly to keep up. From this, I came up with the theory that there are people who can be genius of hard work, a key belief that is present throughout the story.

3. Have you always wanted to be a writer or did you wanted to become something else when you were younger?
- For most of my youth, I wanted to be some sort of superhero that could fight evil and protect the innocent. But as I grew out of that idea, I did come upon the dream of wanting to be a writer.

4. What part was the hardest one to write in the book?
- I would have to say that the last few chapters of the book were the hardest. I had so much information, and now a whole story line behind me that opened up hundreds of possible events and paths that I could take with the end of the book that it drove me crazy trying to figure out which one I thought was best.

5. What do you hope the readers will take with them from this amazing book?
Two ideas. I hope that they live with the idea of never giving up, now matter how bad things look, and that taking the time to understand others is worthwhile in life.

6. Which is your favourite book you have read so far?
- I don’t specifically have a favorite book, but rather a series because I loved every book in it so much. Pendragon by D.J. Machale is my all time favorite as of now. 

7. Do you prefer to read a book before watching the movie? Why/Why not?
- I prefer reading the book first because I like to stimulate my imagination by creating and picturing the world, scenes and characters with my own perception. Then I like to see the movie because I can witness the actions of a book in live action form and also compare my own perception to that of the movie director’s.

8. Did you listen to music when you write this book and if so what music was it?
I listened to a lot of different music when I wrote my book. Mainly classical and instrumental pieces taken from a variety of soundtracks like Harry Potter, Star Wars, Chronicles of Narnia and more.

9. What will you do next and can we find your music on Spotify?
I’m currently working on the sequel to Zephyr the West Wind, book 2 in the chaos chronicles. No my music can't be found on Spotify but you can listen to it here.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Happy B-day to me

Today I'm a bit ego but it is my 24th birthday today so happy b-day to me:)
Soon I will be on my way to Lund University for some information before we start the lectures this week and I'm really looking forward to it.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Awesome movie

I really liked this movie and if any of you likes Edgar Allan Poe I'm sure you would like it too:)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: The Secret of Ella and Micha

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

About the book:

Ella and Micha have been best friends since they were kids. But one tragic night shatters their friendship and their lives forever. Ella used to be a rule-breaker with fiery attitude who wore her heart on her sleeve. But she left everything behind when she went to college and transformed into someone that follows the rules, keeps everything together, and hides all her problems. But now it's summer break and she has nowhere else to go but home. Ella fears everything she worked so hard to bury might resurface, especially with Micha living right next door. If Micha tries to tempt the old her back, she knows that it will be hard to resist. Micha is sexy, smart, confident, and can get under Ella's skin like no one else can. He knows everything about her, including her darkest secrets. And he's determined to bring his best friend, and the girl he loves back, no matter what it takes.

Why I am waiting on it:

I am waiting on this one since I think it would be a good romance book and what girl doesn't like to read a good or even a great love story?

Pub. date: March 26, 2013

What book are you waiting on this wednesday?:)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Debuts 2013

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature/weekly meme created over at The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they post a new Top Ten List that bloggers join in on answering so go on and do it.
This week is to list the debuts book we are looking forward to this year and here is mine:

  1. The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller
  2. Splintered av A.G. Howard
  3. Cinders & Sapphires av Leila Rasheed
  4. Rapunzel Untangled av Cindy Bennet
  5. A Shimmer of Angels av Lisa M. Basso
  6. Strands of Bronze and Gold av Jane Nickerson
  7. Slated by Teri Terry
  8. My Sister's Reaper by Dorothy Dreyer
  9. MILA 2.0 by Debra Driza
  10. Snow White Sorrow by Cameron Jace
This is my list now let me know which debuts you are looking forward to this year:)

Saturday, January 5, 2013

The Lovely Bones

Me and my hubby did just watched the movie The Lovely Bones that is based on a book with the same name.

I remember I read the book when I was younger so it meant that we just have to see the movie too since the book was really good.
My opinion on the movie is that the beginning was little boring but it tourned out to be a great movie with a horrible story.

I'm hoping to find my copy of the book so I can re-read it and compare the two.
Have you read the book and watched the movie or just read the book/watched the movie I would like to get your opinion on it/them.

If you haven't seen the movie I recommend you to do it and also read the book:)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Looking forward to

I just want to share three books I'm looking forward to read soon.

Have anyone of you guys read them?

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Reading right now

My second book this year is Shadowhunters and downworlders - A Mortal Instrument Reader by Cassandra Clare.

I have not yet have the chance to read the books in A Mortal Instruments Series but I hope that it doesn't matter.

Now you have the chance to download a free excerpt when you have signed up for the book mailing list which you can do here :)

Looking forward to here what you guys think about the book.

Now I'll have to continue reading this one and maybe do me a coup of tea;)

Review: Best served cold

Rec-ex from NetGalley.

The perfect book for everyone whom loves the TV-show Revenge since you get a lot of good information according to me.

NetGalley describes the book:

A critical and commercial hit, Revenge has a rabid and rapidly growing fan base. It’s consistently the #1 show in its timeslot and it’s ABC’s biggest primetime hit since Lost, the first series in four years to match that show’s success in the coveted 18-49 demographic. 

A fast-paced and complicated character-driven show with many plot twists and unanswered questions, fans will welcome insight and analysis into Emily Thorne’s master plan in this intelligent but playful companion to the series. Explorations of themes, characters, the show’s soapy and literary inspirations, and real-world events make this the must-have book for everyone who is watching Revenge.

What I think about the book:

I think it was really good since it gave me a lot of information about how it went when they have the castings and you also learned about the actors.

Something that I thought was interesting to read in this book is how they draw parables to other books and how they draw parables of roles from Alexandre Dumas's book The Count of Monte Cristo.
You can not just see the similarities from books but also from television and movies, such as Dallas, Dynasty and Knots Landing.

In The Count of Monte Cristo, it is Dante who get scammed and lose everything and the Revenge is David Clarke but instead of David Clarke comes back to get his revenge as Dante, it is rather his daughter "Emily Thorne".

To find out more, I think you should get the book and read it if you like Revenge as much as I do.

You can get the book atAmazon.
Grade: 5 out of 5

Thanks for the book:)

2013: Read-a-latte challenge

From Kimberly's Bookshelf

Here are the challenge details:

1. This challenge will begin on January 1st, 2013 and end December 31, 2013. 

2. Books for this challenge can be from any genre and may include print books as well as e-books and audio books. 

Choose a Level:

Latte 75 books

Cappuccino 100 books

Double-Espresso 150+ books

3. This challenge can cross-over to your other reading challenges.

4. You do not need a blog to participate! If you are not a blogger, you can post your reviews at Goodreads, Shelfari, or LibraryThing and link them up here.

5. She will create a new post each month with a linky for your reviews. Also, be offering quarterly reader gifts to the top three participants. She'll announce the winners on the last day of every three months. And at the end of the challenge she'll have a special bonus for the top three overall participants.

I'm going for a Cappuccino for now I think!

YA Reading Challenge 2013

-Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate. Posting on GoodReads or wherever you post your reviews is good enough.
-Audio, eBooks, paper, re-reads all count.
-No need to list your books in advance. You may select books as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed.

The Mini YA Reading Challenge – Read 12 Young Adult novels.
The "Fun Size" YA Reading Challenge – Read 20 Young Adult novels.
The Jumbo Size YA Reading Challenge – Read 40 Young Adult novels.
The Mega size YA Reading Challenge – Read 50+ Young Adult novels.

My Books Will be Listed Below as I Read Them so you'll have to wait to see:


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

I'm back

Finally I'm back on the blog since someone hacked my account but now everything will be fine:)