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Friday, July 6, 2012

Fairy Metal Thunder Read Along: Week 1

Hey Cupcakes! 
For the next four Fridays I'll be participating in the

The Songs of Magic Series by J.L. Bryan is one of my fave YA series and I look forward to joining in this fun read-along and scavenger hunt and hopefully meeting some other fans of this series.

This week's read-along and hunt is hosted by 

Questions for Chapter 1-6 of Fairy Metal Thunder:

1. At the beginning of the story, the Assorted Zebras are just a garage band, but they are expecting to make it big. Who knows, you just might find yourself at one of their concerts someday. Until then, show me your favorite concert t-shirt. It could be a picture of a concert you actually attended or a pic of a vintage tee of your favorite band. Be sure to tell me the story behind the tee.

Ok, so I haven't actually gone to that many concerts. Not that I don't love music, because I do, but most of the bands I REALLY LOVE either don't tour anymore or I've just never been able to see them live...But, my parents, who were apparently MUCH cooler than me when they were younger, have gone to many awesome concerts. Many of which I'd give anything to go back in time and attend myself. So, I'll showcase a few vintage concert tees (found online) from some of the shows they attended and I wish I could have....

(I actually have the Bob Seger tshirt!)

2. Jason’s mom forces him to agree to do some yard work for Mrs. Dullahan, which wouldn’t be so bad if she wasn’t rumored to be a witch. Tell me about the worst chore you were ever forced to do. Who make you do it? Bonus points if you have a picture to share of you doing the dirty work.

Uggh, chores! The bane of my existence. Hmm, but the worst? When I was about ten years old my family, along with our church, volunteered to clean up a section of Lowe's Motor Speedway (in my hometown) after a big race. Now for those who don't know, that speedway is HUGE and NASCAR (yuck!) is also HUGE in NC, therefore the place was packed and there was a ton of trash left behind. Gross, nasty, icky trash that we had to pick up. NOT FUN at all. I also got a sunburn that day >.<
I don't have a picture of that day, but here's a pic of the speedway:
3. Uh oh! There seems to be a jewelry thief in the neighborhood. Have you have had anything stolen from you? Or have you ever lost something precious? Did you ever find it? Make a Reward if Found poster for the stolen or lost item. Convince us to find it for you. Make the reward good!

*sigh* A few years ago I lost my Harry Potter Book Charm bracelet, which was a handmade bracelet with the cutest little charm replicas of all seven Harry Potter books. It wasn't worth a lot of money, but I ADORED that bracelet and was very sad when I lost it. It was found eventually, but several of the charms had been destroyed beyond repair :(
Here's my Lost/Reward poster:

4. In Faerie, Jason declares himself as Jason the Guy Who Wants That Necklace Back. Weird, but then again every name has a meaning. What does your name mean? What is the origin? Do you go by any kind of nicknames? How did you get that nickname?

I'm named after my maternal grandmother who is from Korea. My name, Aeicha, is a variation of the Korean Ae Cha, which means "love daughter" or "love child". My grandma and mom say my name could even mean "child of love". 

In Korea, Ae Cha is pronounced like "eh chah", which is how we say my grandma's name, while we pronounce my name as "AY-sha". My middle name is Lin, which means "beautiful jade". My big brothers and dad have always called me Linsonboo because of my middle name and our Asian heritage ;D

5. When Jason gets home from his all night adventures through Fairy, his parents unfairly ground him for a month! Care to share a time you were grounded by your parents for no good reason?

Ya know, I was really a boring child and teen. Well, at least when it came to misbehaving and acting out. I was a nerd and geek (before it was cool to be those things!) and I didn't get into too much trouble and was never really grounded. I suppose my mom did often have to tell me to shut my light off and stop reading at 2am and go to sleep, for goodness sakes it's a school night! lol, but other than that my parents were pretty reasonable when it came to doling out reprimands and punishment. 

Come back next Friday to play along again!!!

Fairy Metal Thunder (Songs of Magic, #1)A rock & roll fairy tale.
Jason plays guitar in a teenage garage band called the Assorted Zebras, but they have no fans, no gigs, and they're going nowhere. Even worse, Jason has a crush on their lead singer, but she doesn't seem interested in him at all.
Then Jason steals instruments from the fairy world. Soon the band is enchanting crowds, and Jason is a step closer to the girl of his dreams, but the new gear is brimming with dangerous and destructive magic they can't control.
Their shortcut to success has cost a troupe of innocent fairies their livelihood and turned Jason and his band into enemies of the powerful Queen Mab, who sends supernatural bounty hunters to track them down, including one of the most dangerous horned creatures in Faerie...a small unicorn named Buttercake.
Fairy Metal Thunder is free on  AmazonSmashwords, and Apple, and just 99 cents onNook, so you can play along for free! (Nook users can get a free ePub at Smashwords.) 


JL Bryan said...

Cleaning up a NASCAR track sounds like a very dirty job! The rewards for your charm bracelet sound amazing :)

Amy said...

Great post!! I joined up last minute so I literally just threw a post together in like 10 minutes last night. Next week I will do better lol!! Wow cleaning that NASCAR track sounds rough.

Anonymous said...

Great answers!!! I want that Bob Seger t-shirt....:D

Book Soulmates said...

Cleaning up a NASCAR track after a race sounds more like a community service sentence, lol.

I would have been sooooo bummed about the bracelet too. It's so cute! Were you able to get the charms replaced? Maybe you can find them on Etsy?

Oh, and your name is beautiful :)

♥Isalys / Book Soulmates

Louise said...

I'm not too familiar with NASCAR, but cleaning up the track sounds like a pretty nasty job >.<

I want every single one of those vintage band shirts, they're awesome!

Lisa said...

I love your Reward poster. It made me laugh out loud. I made Butterbeer once and it was fabulous!

Smash Attack Ash said...

I LOVE that Asian name always have such meaning for the person they are given to. ♥

Your Harry Potter bracelet must have been wicked cute. I adore your poster and wish it could bring it back to you!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Nascar? Ugh... that is a horrible, terrible job. People are such slobs especially at a sporting event.

Oh i love the meaning of your name! So pretty!

PS... love the poster. Especially the owl part! :D

Tas said...

Cleaning up after big event is hard enough but cleaning up a NASCAR track seems like torture, I don't even know how you got through it, I'd probably pretend being sick or something! Lol!

I love the meaning of your name, it's so awesome!

I was a geek too, never one of those wild children :)

Jen (@ Jens Book Closet) said...

UG! NASCAR would not be a fun clean. In fact, the thought makes me want to cry. LOL!

Your name is seriously beautiful. I love that you know what it means and that there is a relation to your grandma.

I would have been so sad had I lost that bracelet as well. :( Doesn't matter if it wasn't worth much monetarily, it's awesome!

Kimmie said...

I would hate to clean up a Nascar track, I bet that was pretty bad!

I love your reward poster! :)

xCynyx said...

Cleaning a NASCAR track... that's horrible :S

but ohh the Harry Potter bracelet is sooo pretty!
And I always wondered how to pronunce your name, now I know!

Missie, The Unread Reader said...

Linsonboo! Love it! I find the meaning of names so interesting so thanks for sharing the meaning of yours. And I have to say, your parents ROCK! They are cool, much cooler than me too. Sorry about your bracelet, but the 'send me an owl' thing made me laugh.

P.S. I love your blog design. So cute!!

Unknown said...

I can only imagine the trash left behind on a Nascar track! Lots of nasty hot dog wrappers and beer cups. Sucks you lost your Harry Potter bracelet. I've been dying to buy one of those cute book charm bracelets. I got into a bit of trouble but mostly I never got caught. lol