Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Word Associations with Geoff Herbach (Nothing Special Blog Tour)

Today we have Geoff Herbach here for an author word associations post! This post is part of The Teen Book Scene's blog tour for Nothing Specal by Geoff Herbach. You can find out all about the tour here. Make sure to visit all the other stops if you'd like to know more about Nothing Special!

These are author word associations, meaning I gave Geoff some random words and phrases and he had to respond with the first thing that came to his mind.

Cooking and baking:
Meth. Just kidding. Chocolate chip cookies.
Sunday mornings:
Meth. Just kidding. Singing with my friends in a choir.
Crack. Not kidding. (No, I’m kidding.) Turtles that look like rocks.
Board games:
Temper tantrums.
Pictionary. Temper tantrums.
Ecstasy. Just kidding. Happy people dancing.
Chocolate chip cookies:
Sifting flour on a Sunday morning.
Lame excuse for slew of bad movies.
Swim team and sun tan oil. I’m going to make a penguin saves the swim team movie.
Stung by wasps.
Scorpion in my sandal.
Speedy land mammal.

Thanks for the hilarious answers, Geoff!

If you haven't read Stupid Fast and Nothing Special, you should, because they're awesome. (And because there's a quote from my review on the back of Nothing Special. Yes, that's a valid reason.) Nothing Special released yesterday, and you can read my review here.

Nothing Special (Stupid Fast #2) by Geoff Herbach
(Amazon | Goodreads)
Felton Reinstein thought he had it all - a great girlfriend, an athletic scholarship in the bag, and football friends he could totally count on. Wrong! Like an elephant storming a house of cards, it all comes crashing down. And it's Felton's fault. Turns out his little brother has taken an impromptu road trip to Florida (aka desperate flight from all the talented people) to make a bid for stardom (aka fronting a hotel rock band with escapees from a retirement community). What's a big brother to do but help pick up the pieces, even if it means giving up all the status, all the glory and once again facing a life of nothing special.


  1. I never heard of that author word associations! It's pretty new to me. Nonetheless, I enjoyed the words you gave and the things that Geoff thought of. It's pretty fun! I think that's gonna be a great game with friends! Anyway, I think Nothing Special will be a fun read. I think Felton is such a funny guy. The style that it has is quite unique. I've read a book which uses now and then as story setting. I found it confusing at first too. But I guess you'll
    enjoy it when you get the hang of it! It's the first time I
    heard about Stupid Fast too! I'm happy for you that you were quoted there!

  2. I love books told from the guy's POV and based on this interview, I'm sure we'll all be laughing out loud! I love how this is also a coming-of-age story:)

  3. I never heard of that word associations until now! It's pretty new to me. Nonetheless, I enjoyed the words you gave and the things that Geoff thought of. It's pretty fun! I think that's gonna be a great game with friends. Anyway, I feel Nothing Special is such a fun-easy chic-lit read! I think Felton is such a funny guy! The style that it has is quite unique. It's quite the same with Pandemonium right? Only, Pandemonium is now and then while Nothing Special is a letter going back and forth. But going from the past to the present and vice versa is a little confusing at first! I believe people will really enjoy it once they get the hang of it. It's the first time I heard of this series. I'll check it out! And I'm happy for you that you were quoted. :)

  4. The word association was hilarious! :) And its awesome that you got a quote from your review at the back of Nothing Special

  5. interesting word associations.. i think based on that, i wouldn't wanna read the book.

  6. Congrats on your review making the back of the book!  I might be in the minority (or maybe majority?) but I love reading all of the quotes/reviews on the cover and just inside the front before I start books.  You can tell a lot from the quotes and it helps to set the mood.

  7. Thanks! I actually do that, too - I love reading the quotes and seeing what others thought because it makes me even more excited about the book!



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