Monday 17 October 2011

1 Month Blog Anniversary + Birthday + Giveaway + Blog Interview: Cat Patrick

1 month ago, Celine, a girl who loved reading books kept on reading without knowing how to share her love for it. She find it hard to discuss with others who are not interested. She never checks on reviews of the book she's reading and when she did, she is exposed to the world we know as blogging and tweeting. She enjoyed bloggers' reviews of different books she's reading that she decided to become one too. She did not know how to blog but came up with a flower name she really loved for her blog. She finds out about weekly memes, had the chance to chat with her favourite authors and also tweet them. She feels so happy. She also reviewed books that she reads and became friends with many bloggers. What an amazing virtual life. She has been doing this for a month. A month may not be a year but it's a start. A month means a lot. A month is a beginning to something better. It's also her birthday too. 18/10/11. And she would like to share her blog facts:

1. Forget-me-not is a name of her favourite flower [picture below]. It's a purple colour and she came across the name when she reads a manga a long time ago. 
Pretty flowers, pretty name
2. The blog currently has 29 followers. A pretty good start for a month of blogging. Will it increase? Who knows.

3. She participates in weekly memes of:
 Monday: Cover Crazy
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Booking Through Thursday
Friday: Follow Friday
Saturday: She tried to find a weekly meme for this day but she can't find one that she is interested in.
Sunday: In My Mailbox

4. The blog currently has 1565 pageviews. 

5. According to the blog stats, her most popular posts in the blog are:
a. Top Ten Tuesday #2
b. Booking Through Thursday #2
c. Upcoming Giveaway: The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa (It's still on you know in case you guys forget about it!)
d. My sixth book review: The Iron King
e. In My Mailbox #2

6. The first book review she posted on the blog was Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins which she is still so obssessed about. [Plus the super duper swoon-worthy Etienne St. Clair]

7. Since blogging, she has been exposed to different genres of YA book. She would like to thank all bloggers for that!

Some things you don't know about Celine:

1. She has so many favourite authors that she can't type it all up

2. Her favourite YA realistic author is Stephanie Perkins, thanks to her Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door which she is so obssessed about

She loves this picture! Found it in google and she'd like to thank whoever it is for creating such a beautiful version of Anna and the French Kiss!
3. From the YA realistic books she read, her biggest crush is on Etienne St. Clair. But Cricket Bell also has place in her heart.

4. Her biggest crush on guys from YA paranormal books: This is hard. She can't choose one. Instead, she'll choose 5: Jace from TMI, Will from TID, Ren from Tiger's curse, Ash from The Iron Fey series and Four from Divergent. She forgets the rest she used to had a big crush on. It's too many, she complains to her head.
5. She wanted to join My Book Boyfriend weekly meme but she finds it so difficult to find the right image of someone that looks like her book boyfriend. Instead, she postponed it until she finds the right image but promised herself that Monsieur Etienne St. Clair would be her first one.

6. She is currently studying French. She loves France, French and Paris, all thanks to Anna and the French Kiss and Die for Me. She dreams of going there too.

7. She loves reading manga and watching anime. Used to be her first obssession after books.

8. She enjoys watching tv shows. She is regularly watches The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl and Glee TV shows.

9. Her first live chat with an author was hosted on Mundie Moms with Leigh Fallon, the author of Carrier of the Mark. She finds Leigh Fallon very funny and she actually won a signed tee. Although sadly, she hasn't read the book yet because her order is not arriving! She also had a live chat with Colleen Houck from Tiger's curse who answered her questions through the video. This was her first experience.

10. Her birthday is on 18th of October.The same birthday as Zac Efron which she recently knew.

11. She loves chocolate so much. Any type of chocolate.
12.. She doesn't know what else to say. She thinks it might be boring for the readers to read these facts. But she'd like to thank those who have read up to this far. She'd like to thank the 29 followers of her blog and thank all authors who replied her tweets and write all the amazing books.

NOW! It's the giveaway time!

Before that, we have Cat Patrick here for the day! Celine sent her a request for her first author interview in her blog and sent some questions for Cat to answer! Here we go!

1. What is your favourite part of the book which you really enjoyed to write?
The beginning of a book is always my favorite--it's like a fresh start, full of possibilities.

2. What is your favourite character of the book and why?
That's like asking me to choose which child I love the most! :) In all seriousness, I love each of them for their contribution they bring to the story. But of course London and Luke are my faves. I also really like side characters like the office lady with the cats in her nail polish.

3. Forgotten might be a movie! If you could choose the cast, who would you like to cast as the characters of the book?
Yes it might! Yippee! Well, so far, Hailee Steinfeld from True Grit is attached to play London, and I could not be happier about that. She's amazing. As for the others, I'll leave that very tough job to the casting director. That said, based on looks alone, I'd vote for someone who looks like a young Chris Hemsworth for Luke.

4. Tell us a little bit more about your next book, Revived?
As a little girl, Daisy Appleby was killed in a school bus crash. Moments after the accident, she was brought back to life.

A secret government agency has developed a drug called Revive that can bring people back from the dead, and Daisy Appleby, a test subject, has been Revived five times in fifteen years. Daisy takes extraordinary risks, knowing that she can beat death, but each new death also means a new name, a new city, and a new life. When she meets Matt McKean, Daisy begins to question the moral implications of Revive, and as she discovers the agency's true goals, she realizes she's at the center of something much larger -- and more sinister -- than she ever imagined.

5. Do you have any tips for aspiring authors?
Set aside a time to write every day, so that everyone in your life knows it's a priority for you. Write without self-editing...editing is for later. And finally, if you're stuck, walk away for a while. I've let books sit for six months when they weren't working. Often if you come back and read with a fresh eye, it's clearer where to take the book next.

Note: If you haven't read Forgotten, now's your time to do so! And we all can't wait for the movie too!

Thank you Cat Patrick for the time! And finally, time for the giveaway!
Celine is giving out 2 Ebooks of Forgotten by Cat Patrick! All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below! It's her first time using it so please leave commens about it too!  
 Note: Please also leave a comment about who you'd like to be cast as Luke Henry in the movie if you have read the book! Thankies :D 


  1. I haven't read the book so I don't know

  2. Thanks for the giveaway and visiting my blog! I hope you had a super fantastic birthday!

  3. I have not read Forgotten yet. It's been one that I've had my eye on for awhile though. So I can't really say who I'd like to see play Luke Henry. However, my current silver screen eye-candy/jailbait crushes include Max Irons and the Hemsworth brothers.

    Happy Birthday and thank you for the giveaway! :)

  4. I havent read it yet...thanks for the giveaway congrats

  5. Congrats on your 1 month blogger-versary. And Happy Belated bday, Mademoiselle Celine xD. You are a great blogger and it's been great getting to know you and to learn more about you in this post. I'm gonna have to read Die for Me, soon if you like it as much as Anna and the French Kiss. Must be amazingg!

  6. Thanks so much for giveaway!!! I cant wait to read the book


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