Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Perfect Clouds Blog Tour

Welcome to the 19th stop of the 'Perfect Clouds YA Virtual Book Tour', presenting Perfect Glass by Laura Anderson Kurk and Swimming Through Clouds by  Rajdeep Paulus. Be ready for a lot of epicness below. Of course I'll tell you what the books are about (and how amazingly awesome they are), you will also find the new post it and hidden letter for those who are collecting those for the final revel AND of course there is an awesome-tastic give-a-way at the end!

Perfect Glass by Laura Anderson Kurk
Things get messy when Meg Kavanagh gets involved—first with Jo Russell, the eccentric old artist, and then with Quinn O’Neill, the intriguing loner who can’t hide how he feels about Meg. Her senior year isn’t turning out like she planned it, but sometimes the best parts of life happen in the in-between moments. And Henry will be home soon, right?

He commits to one year in an orphanage that needs him more than he ever dreamed. Thousands of miles from Meg and the new punk who has fallen for her, and absent from the ranch that’s in his blood, Henry Whitmire finds out what it means to trust. When you’re so far from home, it’s terrifying to realize you’re not who you thought. But the perfect glass of calamity makes the best mirror.

An identity crisis, long distance love, new temptation, and growing pains teach Henry and Meg how to hang onto each other and to what really matters.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

"Unspoken" Piano Composition

I pointed out before that I love piano music and that it can be so touching. I also love listening to piano music when writing stories. It is easier to get inspired by this kind of music than songs that have lyrics in them, for the simple reason that I start listening (and sometimes sing along) to the lyrics and get distracted from what I was actually doing.

I recently came by the composition below, "Unspoken". It is from a fellow writer whom I've gotten to know via Go Teen Writers. Leah is only 17 years old and composed and played this piece herself. The first time I heard it I was totally awed by it. Isn't it gorgeous? If you want to know more on the inspiration for this piece, have a look at her blog.

Friday, 21 June 2013

Book Review #17: Swimming Through Clouds

I live in the in between. Between what if and what is. It’s how I manage. It’s the only way I know. Everyone has their way. This is mine.

When high school, cell phone disruption forces a classroom ban, the words on a Post-it note spark a sticky romance between two unlikely friends. Transfer student Talia Vanderbilt has one goal at her new school: to blend in with the walls. Lagan Desai, basketball captain and mathlete, would do just about anything to befriend the new girl. One Post-it note at a time, Lagan persuades Talia to peel back her heart, slowly revealing her treasure chest of pain—an absent mother, a bedridden brother, and an abusive father. In a world where hurt is inevitable, the two teens search for a safe place to weather the storms of life. Together.
4/5 Stars 

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Insurgence Germany

Click to enlarge // Photo credit: Annelie
For those who are quite done with me rambling about The Vampire Diaries, this is your time to run away ;) Like I mentioned before, last weekend I have spend the weekend in Germany with my two friend Yasmine and Annelie to visit 'Insurgence Germany' a Vampire Diaries conventions. As you can see above the guests were (from left to right) Sebastian Roché (aka Mikael Mikaelson), Nathaniel Buzolic (aka Kol Mikaelson), Matt Davis (aka Alaric Saltzman), Candice Accola (aka Caroline Forbes), Michael Trevino (aka Tyler Lockwood) and Kat Graham (aka Bonnie Bennet).

One way or the other I'm going to try and not write everything down here what I've written in my little notebook, because then I'm probably still writing by the time it's midnight. Anyway if anyone still has any questions or anything afterwards, sound off in the comments and I would love to tell you more. Also if you want to do me a favour and would love to see such a convention again in Germany, do please like like this page to show the organisation we are definately game for another one!

I was fairly busy beforehand, so when it was finally friday it hit me that I was leaving for Germany that day. I had a class in the morning and would catch the bus to Aachen straight after. Several busses, trains and 8 hours later I arrived in Bad Wildungen where the convention was held. Besides eating and catching up with Yasmine and Annelie, I didn't do much. There was a party that evening, but we were scattered from travelling and decided to call it a day early on.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Back home & The Philosophers trailer

Hi guys! I'm back from Germany from the Vampire Diaries convention. Alright I've been back since early monday morning, but I've been swamped with catching up with work ever since. I'll promise to write a blog about it soon, but it takes quite some time to compile that one, so bear with me. In the mean time, check out the trailer below of the movie The Philosophers. Seriously, this movie looks sooo good!

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

London: What to watch by night?

It's been a while since I wrote a London post (actually more than a month), but here is finally a new one. Of course there is clubbing, and going out for a musical or a bite at a restaurant at night in London, but that is not what I wanted to talk about actually during this blog. At one point during my internship one of my co-workers and I received free tickets for one of the bus tours and we did that at the end of the afternoon. We had planned to do it much earlier, but due to work circumstances it was late afternoon by the time we hopped on and that being in March, darkness set in quickly. What we saw wasn't what we had expected, as we had expected to see not much at all, but let me tell you this Westminster Pier by night is even more gorgeous than it already is by daytime. I get that it is a little more difficult to catch this sight now that it daylight is staying around longer, but if you get the chance to see it, definately do visit.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Merchandise: Potc amulet

This week I added a new piece of jewelry to my merchandise collection. This on top of the collection I already have. For those who hadn't recognized it yet, it's the medallion featured in the Pirates of the Caribbean. I bought it via Film Jewels in case anyone was wondering. The necklace is super light and that is definately a plus for me, cause I have a likewise necklace with an amulet on it, which is quite heavy and it isn' too nice to weary when it's warm weather therefore. So I'm definately happy with this new piece to my collection.

Oh and I've also connected the site finally to BlogLovin (see sidebar on the right for the follow button), since GFC appearantly is going to stop, please follow the blog through BlogLovin as well.