The most amazing YOUNG reader I have ever had the pleasure to meet…

January26

Screen Shot 2014-01-26 at 9.10.50 AMHere’s what you’ve been waiting for! I had the chance to meet Aubrey Joy. She is a young woman who leaves her unique and honest life. There are a few things that struck me about Aubrey‘s experiences. First, she likes being a dancer and reader. The most two amazing things for me on her age. :) Second she is interested in almost everything. She is good at a lot of her school activities and she loves doing all of them. Aubrey have many interests,  and she is great at all of them, because she is passionate about all. This amazing girl agree to share with me and you guys her story and why she start her amazing blog – YA Book Reviews.

“If one cannot enjoy a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ~Oscar Wilde

So, here is her guest post! Hope you will enjoy it! :)

:) :) :) Hey there! My name is Aubrey Joy and I’m a 14-year old and am a freshman in high school. :) :) :)

Screen Shot 2014-01-26 at 9.09.34 AM<= Aubrey with her best girl friends Kaitlyn and Lauren!

I live in a small town in Iowa on a farm. My dad is a farmer and he drives trucks for a local company and my mom is hair dresser and nail technician. My brother is a seventh grade student at the local middle school and he’s in dance, football, and soccer. He is in tap, jazz, modern, and ballet for dance and he claims he doesn’t like it, but he does. I’m at the dance studio 8 hours a week doing ballet, Pointe, lyrical, modern, tap and jazz.

Dancing and reading are some of the most important things in my life as of right now. When I grow up I would like to be a professional ballet dancer at a small ballet company. I would like to travel the world and help over the summer with building houses or something of that nature.

After being a dancer I would love to do something with reading. If I ever got a great idea I would possibly write a story, but as of right now I would love to be part of a publishing company. I would love to get to edit stories that already are there, but add something to it.

How to write a guest post pic 1<= Aubrey’s Blog Page!

I started my blog in December of 2013 because I wanted to have a blog or YouTube channel all about books. I decided to have a blog because you can be more prepared for it and it doesn’t matter if you sound scripted. I like the way my written words sound as well. I’ve been a reader for as long as I can remember.

My mom used to read my younger brother and I the books I Love You Like Crazy Cakes and The Kissing Hand. I recall reading Junie B. Jones and The Magic Tree house in early elementary school, and then starting to read Nancy Drew in fourth grade. The book that got me really into reading, though, was Esperanza Rising. That was my favorite book all through elementary and I read it 5 or 6 times. I didn’t really understand it all that well because some of it was in Spanish, but I continued reading it because I loved the story.

harry potters books mortal instruments booksDuring fourth grade, my teacher read our class one of my favorite books of all time, Tuck Everlasting. We watched the movie right after we read the book and I remember all my classmates saying how much better the movie was than the book, but I was pointing out all that the movie did wrong. By the beginning of middle school I had started reading the Harry Potter books and that definitely kick-started my reading. I only read up until number four, but plan on continuing on with the series for sure. Eighth grade was when I discovered The Mortal Instruments books which soon became my favorite series. After reading The Fault in Our Stars, it quickly became my absolute favorite book of all time. I read this wonderful John Green novel at the beginning of my freshman year.

Screen Shot 2014-01-26 at 9.10.32 AM<= Aubrey with her best friends Mark and Kaitlyn!

When I read books, I get absolutely immersed into the story’s world. When I’m stressed out or in need of a break from my life, I pick up my book. When I’m mad or irritated with my friends or my family I pick up my book and become part of the story. I buy way too many books because that’s just what I do. For gifts all I ask for are different books, it’s kind of a problem actually… :)

Like I said above, I have a blog that I started in December of last year. One of the main reasons I started a blog in the first place was because none of my friends really cared when I told them they should read a book. They kind of disregarded my recommendations because they aren’t really readers. I wanted to post my opinions online because I thought it would be fun to connect with people who enjoy the same things that I do.

Thank you so much for wanting me to post on your blog! It was wonderful getting to know you!

P.S. If you have any questions to ask, Aubrey would be glad to answer all of them, me too. :) :) :)

My questions areWhat you guys think of Aubrey’s journey and her experience with reading books and writing book reviews? Do you think more young people /kids/ should read as much as she did, or no? Do you believe that kids form small towns and communities are more open to books, sports, dancing and etc.?

Tell me what you think, I would love to read your comments, discuss and try to see from your point of view… :) Happy Sunday! 

Rachel Abbott and Paul Finch – in conversation: self vs traditional publishing

October11

Rachel Abbott and Paul Finch – in conversation: self vs traditionalpublishing

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Rachel Abbott is a writer, and author of “Only the Innocent“. The book proved very successful, and by February 2012 it had reached #1 in the Amazon charts (all genres). It remained there for four weeks.

It also hit the top spot on the Waterstones ebook charts, and remained there throughout August, September and most of October 2012.

Rachel’s blog aims to help authors going through the process of publishing their first ebook, andincludes reviews of indie ebooks.

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Paul Finch is a former cop and journalist, now full-time writer. Having written for the television series THE BILL plus children’s animation and DOCTOR WHO audio dramas, he is best known for his horror fiction.

He has won the British Fantasy Award twice and the International Horror Guild Award.

They both have been in the Kindle top twenty recently, but they became bestsellers by quite different routes.

If you want to read more about self vs traditional publishing, their conversation would help you a lot.

To find out more about Rachel Abbott, visit http://www.rachel-abbott.com.

To find out more about Paul Finch, visit http://paulfinch-writer.blogspot.co.uk/.

Congratulations to all winners of My First Giveaway!

October3

FIVE signed copies of The Legend of The Moonstone are now traveling to FIVE different places in USA.

Grove City, North Pole, Morristo wn, Scottsboro, Brooklyn – my book is coming to you!

I want to give a Special Thanks to the winners – Congratulations

Jessica, Jasmine, Amy, Tammy and Michie!

I hope you will enjoy reading my book…

And I also want to say I really appreciate everyone who has been following and who entered. I learned about so many new ideas from your comments and also from your advices. I really appreciate all the support as a new Author.

I am so grateful for all the great people out there, Thank You for reading, Thank you for sharing, Thank you for your wonderful and such a great reviews!

Have a great weekend and thanks again to Everyone who Entered!

* Purchase the new fiction teen book – The Legend of The Moonstone online from Barnesandnoble.com and Amazon.com.

Does Reincarnation exist?

September29

Life between Life
and Past Lives

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.”

- William Shakespeare

Reincarnation!!!

Does Reincarnation exist? Why do people believe in Reincarnation?

This is a topic I have read books about and believe in. Reincarnation is considered by some to be the greatest “unknown” scientific discovery of modern times. Asking why people believe in Reincarnation is like asking why people believe in Santa Clause or why they believe in an afterlife? There isn’t necessarily any logic behind it and really there doesn’t have to be any reason at all other than it sounds nice.
People in general need something to believe in. Religious people, spiritual people, atheists: we all need something to believe in. It could be anything from science to the Easter bunny to reincarnation. It gives us hope and a goal to strive toward. Also Because it’s true, mostly and it’s beginning to be accepted as a real possibility by even the most skeptical people and scientists.

If you still don’t believe ask yourself why when trees ‘die’ in winter they ‘come back’ in spring? Flowers too. /Just ignore those bulb things in the Earth/. Lots of insects and amphibians change their form as they develop to.

Take all of that, questions of where our ego comes from when we are born and where it goes when we die, and a huge fear of non-existence and you get a belief in Reincarnation.

I have STRONG Faith in Reincarnation. Reincarnation is one of my favorite topics and over time I have read a ton of books including novels about Reincarnation. While the non-fiction books on past lives are some of my favorites, I do love reading novels that have something about reincarnation (and time travel) as well. I like thinking that you were once someone else, and even though you’re who you are now, there’s no telling if the past of your soul has anything to do with it. Here is the moment to share that because I’ve always been fascinated by the subject /Reincarnation/, I even  wrote a teen fiction novel based on some ideas and real stories /The legend of The Moonstone/. I hope you will enjoyed.

Anyway, Life has so much wonder. /I don’t believe that we Reincarnate into animals or such… only humans, basically to come back to learn until we reach full enlightenment./

“I have been born more times than anybody except Krishna.”
-
Mark Twain

“Finding myself to exist in the world, I believe I shall, in some shape or other, always exist.”
- Benjamin Franklin

“I am confident that there truly is such a thing as living again…”
- Socrates

I think the answer of question – Why do people believe in Reincarnation, is really simple. People believe in those concepts that give them some sense of security and purpose in life. They want to believe there is more to life than their own little existence, that there’s something that will keep them alive, the theists have their afterlives, and this lot have reincarnation. It’s nice to think you’ll get another chance at life, that this one life isn’t all that you have.
I am certain that there are some things in which you believe that others find rather mystifying. We all have lessons to learn in our past lives that carry over to our present lives. Maybe we unconsciously chose to be born into our specific families for reasons that will never be known to us. Maybe the lessons we learn in this life will need to be repeated in the next. Who knows… The Universe works in mysterious ways. So why don’t you just consider the idea that the Reincarnation exist!?

So here is my recommendation list of the best novels on reincarnation that I have checked or read so far. As I am reading more, I will be adding to this list. Some stem from real life experiences while others are just novels that entertain – and they definitely entertain and keep me occupied with reading for hours!

Have You Read Any Of These Novels About Reincarnation?

I believe Reincarnation does exist, however, I can’t prove it scientifically.  What is important to understand is that recalling past lives – real or fiction – benefits people in profound and dramatic ways.

Even if you don’t believe in Reincarnation, if you believe that everything happens for a reason, and have faith in God’s plan for you, do you ever wonder or believe did we pick our parents and families and such, to make sure we learn whatever lessons we need to learn in this current life?

What do you think of Reincarnation? Do you believe that such a thing exist? Think deeply…

Best wishes on your journey!