13 Feb 2012

RTW - Day 1 with Megan Bostic Post and Giveaway

Never Eighteen by Megan Bostic
Releases: January 17th, 2012
I had the dream again. The one where I’m running. I don’t know what from or where to, but I’m scared, terrified really.
Austin Parker is never going to see his eighteenth birthday. At the rate he’s going, he probably won’t even see the end of the year. But in the short time he has left there’s one thing he can do: He can try to help the people he loves live—even though he never will.
It’s probably hopeless.
But he has to try.

Author Bio: Megan Bostic is the mother of two crazy beautiful girls, living in the rainy, but lovely Pacific Northwest. Novelist, blogger, vlogger, amateur poet, and self-proclaimed Facebook addict, she also loves monkeys, the sun, and the color black.  Her debut novel, Never Eighteen, debuted January 17th from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Road Trip Weekend:

I love road trips.  With friends, my kids, or by myself, it doesn’t matter.  One of the most important elements of a road trip, as far as I’m concerned, is the playlist.  You can’t hit the open road, especially on a sunny day, without the stereo blasting, and I love singing at the top of my lungs. 
Music is very important to me, and if you’ve read Never Eighteen, you know that it’s very important to my protagonist, Austin too.  There’s even a playlist at the back of the book.  So I thought I’d share my ultimate playlist for a weekend road trip (Hard decisions, kept it to ten for each leg of the trip ):
For the first leg of a trip, I like to listen to upbeat pump-you-up music:
·         These Days by the Foo Fighters
·         Mr. Brightside by The Killers
·         Get Some by Lykke Li
·         I Write Sins not Tragedies by Panic! At The Disco
·         Misery Business by Paramore
·         Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
·         Flagpole Sitta by Harvey Danger
·         This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race by Fall Out Boy
·         Last Night by the Strokes
·         Fat Lip by Sum 41
Second leg of the trip, hip-hop and rap to keep you going:
·         Airplanes part II by B.O.B. feat. Haley Williams and Eminem
·         In the Dark by Dev feat. Flo Rida
·         Forever by Drake, Kanye West, Li’l Wayne, and Eminem
·         No Love by Eminem feat. Li’l Wayne
·         Like a G 6 by the Far East Movement
·         Ridin’ Solo by Jason Derulo
·         Superbass by Nicki Minaj
·         Single Ladies by Beyonce
·         Trey Songz feat. Nicki Minaj
·         Look at Me Now by Chris Brown feat. Li’l Wayne and Busta Rhymes
On the last leg of the trip, I like to take it down a notch with a little punchy indie and rock as I prepare to reach my destination:
·         Loser by Beck
·         Going the Distance by Cake
·         Yellow by Cold Play
·         Stay Young Go Dancing by Death Cab for Cutie
·         Calamity Song by the Decemberists
·         Criminal by Fiona Apple
·         How We Operate by Gomez
·         Tighten Up by the Black Keys
·         The District Sleeps Tonight by The Postal Service
A road trip without music is like a day without the sun.
If you could road trip with any 3 people (alive or dead) who would you choose and why?
If I were to take three people on a road trip with me I’d take:
1)     Ellen Degeneris.  I would LOVE to meet Ellen.  She just seems really cool and laid back and I know she would have me cracking up along the way.

2)     Stephen King.  He’s one of my favorite writers and I’d love to pick his brain and throw book ideas at him while traveling.

3)     Eminem.  First of all, I love him.  If I could date any celebrity, it would be him.  I find his dark anger intriguing.  I’d love to know what goes on in that head of his.  Plus, he’s not bad to look at.
RW: I completley agree with you there, playlists are a must when you hit the road! I like the way you divided the songs into legs for different parts of the trip - organized and clever! Interesting set of 3 people, I definitely would love Ellen along for the trip too!
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  1. love the playlists, especially how different the three are! :)

  2. I am so excited for this book. I love the playlist to. I shall have to download some of the songs in the playlist at the back of the book. Thank you Megan it is wonderful.

  3. I would totally take Stephen King along for a road trip, too. :)
    Great playlists!

  4. Thanks all. And thanks Rebecca for being a kind and patient host. :)

  5. Oooh I'll be too scared to share a ride with Eminem. Great interview!

  6. Thanks for the giveaway! Awesome playlist. :D