A Note:


I once told myself: IF I am accepted into grad school, this blog would no longer be updated. As it turns out, in April, I received news of my acceptance for the Fall 2013 semester, where I will attain a Master's degree of Science in Nutrition.

Running a blog, as many of you may already know, is a demanding side job once the excitement wears off. And once I fell out of the blogging community's loop (have you SEEN how many blogs there are now? Wow!), it was like the kiss of death. Despite my best efforts, I couldn't get into a blogging routine once this happened due to the disconnect I felt from the community.

So I took a break. I struggled with the loss and with missing my blog. And then I realized I didn't have to run Book Faery to still be a book reviewer; I could read my books and post reviews online. I'm still a book review blogger, just not in the traditional sense.

I'll still be online. You can chat with me on Twitter, where I'll be posting links to my reviews and talking books. I'll also be posting links to nutrition articles. And if you'd like to connect with me where I guarantee I will post reviews, just add me as a friend on Goodreads.

So that's all, folks! It's been a fun and amazing journey, and I thank you all for listening to my thoughts about books. I hope we all can keep in touch elsewhere :)


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Crossroads 2011: Rachel Vincent

Each day of The Crossroads Blog Tour, a new research question will be revealed on The Crossroad Blog Tour main page: http://judithgraves.com/events/the-crossroads-tour/crossroads-2011/ and each day the answer to that question will be found within one of the different blog posts by Crossroads Tour authors. Your job is to get the question, read the blog posts, and collect all answers by the end of the tour, on Halloween. 

Answers are to be emailed to bridgesocialmedia@gmail.com by October 31st at MIDNIGHT. Winner of the grand prize will be announced on November 1st, the DAY OF THE DEAD.

Follow the tour on Twitter: @TheCrossroadsBT

And Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Crossroads-Blog-Tour/218310244897337

BRIDGE Social Media: http://www.bridgesocialmedia.com is holding a special promotion for public libraries. Libraries that actively promote the Crossroads tour (post a link on their website, mention it in their newsletters, etc) can email us proof of their promotional activities by midnight on OCTOBER 31st to be entered in a draw to win a FREE SKYPE AUTHOR VISIT FOR THEIR LIBRARIES – WITH BEST-SELLING YA AUTHOR, RACHEL VINCENT.

Tori: What was the hardest part about coming up with the idea to your Soul Screamers series? 
Rachel: Writing a book (or a series) is never about just one idea. The hard part is taking all the various ideas that go into any one story and making them work together. It’s a little like weaving (I imagine, having never actually woven anything but plotlines). It’s tricky, and it can make you want to pull your hair out. How well am I hiding my bald spot? ;)

Tori: What was your reason for choosing a banshee to be your heroine? 
Rachel: I hadn’t seen much done with bean sidhes before, and I thought I had some original stuff
to add to the existing lore. 

Tori: Do you have another YA series in mind, or will you continue to write your Soul Screamers series for as long as you can? 
Rachel: I do! I have several ideas (both YA and adult) burning a hole in my pocket right now. As for Soul Screamers, I love the world and the characters, and I would love to continue writing them, but every series should end on a high point, and I’d hate to run it into the ground.

Tori: Do you have a song list for your books? If so, could you list a few songs?
Rachel: I don’t routinely listen to music while I write, because it distracts me. But there are certain songs that remind me of/inspire certain characters.

From Soul Screamers…
Sabine: Misery Business (Paramore)
Nash: It’s Been A While (Staind)
Tod: It’s Not My Time (3 Doors Down)
Kaylee: The Lonely (Christina Perri)

From Unbound…
Liv: The Hand That Feeds (NIN)
Kori: Drive (Incubus)

You can connect with Rachel via:
{Website} {Blog} {Twitter} {Goodreads}

1 comment:

  1. Excellent post! I love Soul Screamers and Kaylee and Tod and Sabine and yeah even Nash whoooot!!