Sunday, April 30, 2017

Z is for Zealous Book Tag #AtoZchallenge via @trincarl

The #AtoZchallenge is coming to a close today.  This was my first year attempting to write 26 posts (from A to Z)  in one month's time.  It's been fun.  I've met so many bloggers and I am proud to call myself a survivor.  
Today I'm doing a coffee book tag.  This is something I saw on youtube.  You basically find books on your bookshelf that represent coffee or caffeinated beverages.

Let's get started!


STARBUCKS: NAME A BOOK YOU SEE EVERYWHERE.

I used to work for Starbucks but that's a story for another day. I also used to work for Caribou so I guess that makes two stories for different two days.  

I keep on seeing "Brain on Fire" by Susannah Cahalan. Whether it's on a Booktube channel or Goodreads or Amazon, etc.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Y is for Yearlong book list #AtoZchallenge via @trincarl #amreading

Intimidiating Book Tag is something I came across on Booktube.  It's basically answering questions about your TBR (to be read) pile.  

Let's get started....
1.A book on your TBR pile that you haven't finished




My dad is a die-hard Stephen King. fan  I went out to purchase Under the Dome as my first Stephen King novel, but I found it daunting.  Lots of characters and very rambling plot.  Although the premise seemed intriguing: tells the story of a small Maine town whose residents are suddenly cut off from the rest of the world with a indestructible dome preventing them from escaping.

Sweet Side of Zumba

Friday, April 28, 2017

Swiss and Brit Writer supports Syria and Iraq @Trin Carl #fridayreads @AquilaElba

Vince Rockston pictured (above)
Swiss and Brit writer, Vince Rockston, joins me today to talk about writing.

X is for X-ordinary Words on Books #AtoZchallenge via @trincarl @AuthorMilliGib #fridayreads

Author Milli Gilbert is interviewing today as part of my YA blog tour and also helping me out with my #AtoZchallenge (writing 26 blog posts within 30 days)

Milli's novel in progress Nerdgasm,  is an "adult" romance, and her first novel. It's about a waitress/engineering PhD student, and a video game programmer from London who looks/sounds like a celebrity -- and gets a lot of crap about it. It'll be released on Black friday of this year, in print and ebook.


And onto the interview...

Thursday, April 27, 2017

W is for William Shakespeare #AtoZchallenge via @trincarl #shakespeare

   "To be, or not to be-that is the question:Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune Or to take arms against a sea of troubles," William Shakespeare





Tuesday, April 25, 2017

V is for Voices #AtoZchallenge via @trincarl @boardingforties

Voices come in all shapes and sizes. Some of the most sought after voices come from vloggers on Youtube who intrigue us with their candor online.

U is for Unleashing Travel Books #AtoZchallenge via @trincarl #Tuesdaythoughts @eatpraylove

As part of my #AtoZchallenge and posting anything Writer(ly) I wanted to unveil a list of the best in travel books. It's important as a writer to read books that interest you.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

S is for Steinbeck #AtoZchallenge via @trincarl #books

"I wonder how many people I looked at all my life and never seen."  
-John Steinbeck (Author of Of Mice and Men, Grapes of Wrath, In Dubious Battle, East of Eden, Travels with Charley)

Friday, April 21, 2017

P is for Plays #AtoZchallenge via @trincarl

My theme for the #AtoZchallenge this year is anything Writer(ly).  It's important as a writer to see arts and performances.  Therefore, these are plays that I've been to in the past ten years that have been adapted from books.  Readers, I included the sites of these performances in case you're ever in Minnesota and are inclined to see a play.

Beauty and the Beast youth performance 
Where? Sabes, JCC in St Louis Park, MN
Memory:A teenage actress played the role of Gaston and she was so incredibly funny with her fake beard and the way she flexed her muscles.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Interview with Tunisian Youtuber

With us today is Ahlem Bahroun, a Tunisian book lover who shouts her love for books on Youtube in France. Her thought provoking words can be found on twitter,goodreads or facebook.

And onto the interview...



Q is for Quindlen #AtoZchallenge via @trincarl #thursdaythroughts,#fbloggers, #amwriting, #quotes

"If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all."  Ann Quindlen, author of Still with Bread Crumbs

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

O is for Oates, Joyce Carol Oates #AtoZchallenge via @trincarl

Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul." Joyce Carol Oates











Readers, if you want to mention any works by Joyce Carol Oates or just Women contemporaries in general please do so in the comments below.



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