I am so excited to be hosting a read along for the kick ass author Darynda Jones!!!! First Grave on the Right is so much fun and can really make laugh. And, of course, has a drop dead sexy mysterious guy in there too. So,what's the next best thing to do? Right you are: A FANTASOME (fantastic+awesome) READ -A-LONG!!! Yeyyyyyyy. \o/
What did you say? You want in?Well, that's a great news, cose this is gonna be FAB and you really don't want to miss out! To participate all you have to do is answer the weekly questions and post your answers on some type of outlet, Blog, Facebook, website, etc. This is a great way to meet new bloggers and friends with whom you can share your amazing reading experience. Another reason you should participate is there are some specatcular prizes! Darynda herself is sponsoring the prizes because she is awesome! Want to know what they are?
Grand Prize: A highly coveted copy of the upcoming fourth book in this series:
Big Price: Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet!
Second Prize: A copy of Book Three: Third Grave Dead Ahead.
Third Prize: A Copy of Book Two: Second Grave on the Left!
How is that for a
bait, I mean, an incentive to join? Also to make
it even more fun, Darynda will be answering any questions you want to submit
during the read along. So now what do
you have to do? Add your name to the
Then grab the first set of questions and post your answers somewhere on the first date: Thursday August 2nd (today).
Here is the schedule:
Week One August 2nd: Chapters 1-5 hosted by Christy@ Loves Books.
Week Two August 9th: Chapters 6-10 hosted byLila@ Babbling About Books and Stuff.
Week Three August 16th: Chapters 11-15 hosted by Jen @ In the Closet with a Bibliophile.
Week Four August 23rd: Chapters 16-21 hosted by Heidi @ Rainy Day Ramblings.
August 30th will be the final wrap up with a special guest post by the author herself, Darynda Jones along with the prize announcements.
Mark your calenders for Thursdays in August and grab the button!
Grab a copy of First Grave on the Right and start reading!
For the Darynda Jones' fans (that means EVERYONE cose she is awesome!) you can join her new street team and be a Grimlet! For all the details click here. To find out more about Darynda and her books visit her blog or her Facebook Fanpage or follow her on Twitter. Click on the book covers for more details on all her books.
Here are the questions for Week One and my answers:
1. We meet some of Charley's ghostly "buddies," do you believe you have ever had a ghostly encounter?
“Buddies” LoL I sure laughed my ass off with her “buddies”. I don’t know, I’m not really sure, but nothing is impossible. Maybe the ghost I saw had some weird power to erase my memory and stuff. :P
2. Charley named her jeep Misery. Have you ever named your vehicles? What did you name them?
Since I don’t have any vehicle, just my own two feet :P I don’t get to name it. However, if I had, I would chose a really badass name like Char. Something like “Wheels on Fire” or “Lucky”. It would be so cool. I would be like, Ok, guys, I’m gonna get “Lucky”. LoL I would tottaly ride that joke till the bonne. Get it? To the bonne. *giggle*
3. Charley says her name "...brooks no opposition. It takes shit from no one." What do you think your name says about you to strangers? Is there a different name that you think would suit you better?
First of all, NOBODY has a badass name like Char. She has hit the jackpot of names. Mine, however, is not that kickass. When people hear my name, they usually go like “What?” And they keep giving me nicknames, cose they can’t remember it. Sooo lame. I end up with a bunch of nicknames. But, if I could pick a name, it would be a really badass . Something like Ferrari or something. Oh, I guess that’s more a stripper name. :P
4. Charley says her best friend Cookie is "like Kramer from Seinfeld, only not so nervous, like Kramer might have been on Prozac." Give us your best description of your best friend. How would they would describe you?
I would describe my bff as Rachel without the singing. Yep, she is all nice and churchgoing and so, so, so not bad at all. She makes me look soooo bad :P
How would she describe me? She already had: a cartoon. Yep, she said I do all that faces and exaggeration of a real life cartoon. *giggle*
5. Garrett is reluctant to believe in Charley's abilities, how would you react if a friend divulged to you that they can see and speak with the dead?
I would be real cool about it and say something like, yeah, ok. However, on the inside, I would be really freaked out. Eventually, of coarse, I'd accept and be cool with that. It's my friend we are talking about, anyway.
Now, lets to the next week questions that yours trully (me *-*) came up and they are awesome:
1 - Shiny objects and old family stories are told in this chapter, including an old nickname for our dear Charley. What was the nickname her uncle Bob gave her when she was little? Do you have an old nickname from when you were a kid? You can share it, and if it's really embarrassing we won't mind. *wink*
2 - In this chapter we met someone. A really special guy named Rocket. Now, my memory is not what it used to be, and I just can't remember what makes him so special. Can you tell me what makes this particular ghost unique among all the others? And how about you? What can you do that makes you special? Anything? Jump on one foot for a really long time counts. *giggle*
3 - Charley is really *cough* not your ordinary girl. She does something that, well, there's no way around it. She named parts of her body and the names are... oh crap, I forgot. Just my luck. *sigh* But I'm sure you guys can say what part of her body she named and what the names were. And, since we are on the matter, have you ever named a part of your body? If so, what was it and what was the name? Come on, don't
be shy. *wink+crooked smile*
4 - We all have our little secrets. Things we don't tell anyone, not even our bff. Char (we became close :P ) is no different, but in this chapter she shared her little (big) secret (S) with her bff. What did you think about her reaction? What would be yours?
5 - In this chapter, Char continues her heart-to-heart with her BFF and comes up with some theories about our fave badboy/possibly ghost. What do you think of it? Can it be? What do you think about him? Hot? Double chocolate hot? Super duper caramel chocolate cake with a cherry on top hot?
Awesome, right? See?I told yah!
Ok, this is it for today. I can't wait to read your answers Yeyyyy \o/