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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

MAKING HISTORY with Victoria Schwab : The Archived VLOG tour + GIVEAWAY

Hello pretty faces!!! :) We're here today to listen to Victoria share with us one of her earliest childhood memories (a very scary and dramatic memory, too!). Why?! Because we're celebrating the upcoming release of her absolutely phenomenal book, The Archived (I've read it and let me just tell you one thing: YOU ARE GOING TO FLIPPING LOVE IT!!!!)


The Archived by Victoria Schwab

Hardcover336 pages
Expected publication: January 22nd 2013 by Hyperion
Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books.
Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures that only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive. Da first brought Mackenzie Bishop here four years ago, when she was twelve years old, frightened but determined to prove herself. Now Da is dead, and Mac has grown into what he once was: a ruthless Keeper, tasked with stopping often-violent Histories from waking up and getting out. Because of her job, she lies to the people she loves, and she knows fear for what it is: a useful tool for staying alive.
Being a Keeper isn't just dangerous--it's a constant reminder of those Mac has lost. Da's death was hard enough, but now that her little brother is gone too, Mac starts to wonder about the boundary between living and dying, sleeping and waking. In the Archive, the dead must never be disturbed. And yet, someone is deliberately altering Histories, erasing essential chapters. Unless Mac can piece together what remains, the Archive itself might crumble and fall.
In this haunting, richly imagined novel, Victoria Schwab reveals the thin lines between past and present, love and pain, trust and deceit, unbearable loss and hardwon redemption.
Here's an awesome introductory video in which Victoria tells us all about the tour, how it works, where you can see the videos and what to expect! :) 



And here's the video that Victoria recorded for my stop on the tour! 


Isn't that an incredibly emotional memory? WOW, what a traumatic experience! The way Victoria talks about it gave me goosebumps! I don't think I have any memories that would be equally scary, but I do recall one day when I was about 7 (maybe 8), and me and my mom were waiting for my dad. He drove to the store to pick up some groceries for our picnic/BBQ (a family thing we used to do every Saturday in the local park). We were waiting for him.. and waiting.. and then a neighbour came by instead, and he told us that my dad had a car accident and he was taken to the hospital. Thankfully, it was nothing serious, just a couple of scratches and bruises, but I'll never forget how scared I was that day. My mom was shaken, we were both crying, it was so emotional! Scary AND emotional. 

So yeah, that would be one of my earliest memories, and one that I will never forget. Every time I think about it now, I realize how important my family is to me. 

What is the memory that you recall most vividly from your early childhood??? Be sure to leave a comment and then enter the giveaway!!

GIVEAWAY!!!

The fabulous Victoria prepared something very special for you guys!!! Here's a SWAG bag we have up for grabs today!

This giveaway is open to International entrants! 

Additionally, I am hosting a pre-order giveaway of one beautiful copy of The Archived - also International!!

The giveaway ends: October 20th


Please enter through Rafflecopter below!

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Be sure to visit Page Turners to see Victoria's first video, in which she talks about her most impactful memory!!!

Thanks for stopping by! 

62 comments:

Danny said...

What a phenomenal blog tour! Love the concept of sharing important moments of your life.

Christina Fiorelli said...

Christina K. in the rafflecopter

My very first childhood memory was at my birthday party - I remember this huge chocolate cake and how awesome it looked:)

Madalina's Books said...

My first childhood memory is about the first Christmas tree I ever saw. It was gorgeous. Since that day I love Christmas.
Thanks for the giveaway and for making it international.

javalotta said...

The earliest memory I have was when I woke up from a nightmare and called for my mom. I was convinced there was a bear in my room (NOT the "Teddy kind";) who was after me. I must have been 2 or younger because I was in my crib.lol:)

Andrew said...

Oh, wow. I can imagine just how scary that was.

Booklovin said...

Thank you for the giveaway and for making it international! :)
My earliest memory is probably from when I got a little sister. It was on my second birthday and I remember visiting her and mum in the hospital and that I gave her a little cuddly toy elephant, which she still has.

Danielle Nguyen said...

My earliest childhood memory is of being in the hospital when my sister was born. I was only 3 so I don't remember much. But I do remember waiting there with my grandparents for her to be born. My grandma died when I was pretty young, so I cherish every memory of her.

Willinda said...

I don´t know if it´s my earliest memory, but I love it because it´s the last one with my grandpa. I was at my grandparent´s house, it was around Christmas, and we have to move the rabbits to the house because of the cold outside. When we did that, me and my grandpa were playing with them. It was amazing afternoon and I hope I´ll never forget it.

Great blog tour, I can´t wait for the next posts!
Thanks, Hanka Trskova

Carina Olsen said...

Oh, I love these videos. Victoria is adorable :) Hih. Cannot wait to read The Archived <3 And this giveaway is perfect. Thank you both so much :)
Love, Carina

Dana said...

My earliest memory is actually "sitting" in a hollowed out pumpkin when I was 7 weeks old. It's just a 3 second glimpse in which I can see the kitchen I'm in and feel the pumpkin.

Thanks for the giveaway!

vonze said...

My first childhood memory is being pushed on a tire swing in the yard of my old house by my dad. Our puppy, JoJo, was trying to eat my shoe strings while I was swing.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Kylee McGowan said...

My earliest and most vivid childhood memory happened when I was about 6 or 7. My sister and I were out jumping on our trampoline while my mother was gardening. Suddenly she started to scream, my sister and I both looked her way when my Mom started to run towards us. My mother is deathly afraid of snakes and apparently a gardener snake had slithered out of the garden and was coming towards her. She literally pushed me off the trampoline while trying to get on with us. I don't think I've ever laughed so hard in my life. She looked ridiculous!

Thanks for the giveaway Evie!

May-Day_Aura said...

When I was about 4 or 5 years old, I feed my baby brother a June-bug. We were outside on the back porch one evening having a dinner picnic. The phone rang so my mom went inside while my dad finished setting everything out. One bug was particularly bothering me, so I grabbed it when it landed near me. My brother was starting to fuss (probably because he was hungry) so I popped the bug into his mouth and told him to chew. That was about the time my mom came back outside and saw my brother chewing on something. She opened his mouth to see the bug and started yelling at him to spit it out. We still laugh about it when it gets brought up at family gatherings.

M.A.D. said...

Mary DeBorde M.A.D.

I remember getting drunk!! lol
My parents had been to a party at the neighbor's and took me with them. I was just a toddler and was going around drinking out of everyone's empty high-ball glasses until I got caught and then barfed in the snow on the way home. This was 1960 so people weren't as careful maybe as they are now ;P

Sharon ObsessionwithBooks said...

Oh my gosh! I have the worst ever memory ;)

I do remember a place we used to visit as a child where there were themed areas which depicted nursery rhymes & children's story books - I always adored this place (which has now closed down) it was a special place of happiness for my family & I.

Thank-you for such a wonderful giveaway <3 I adored Victoria's Vlog's x

Reeka said...
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Reeka said...

The storyline for this book sounds so refreshingly different, I can't wait to read it. Thank you for hosting this giveaway Evie!

My earliest childhood memory is of my mom picking me up from class one day in Kindergarten, and taking me a hot fudge sundae at McDonalds. It pretty much became a tradition every Wednesday from that day on-I'm 26 now, so sadly, it doesn't really happen much anymore lol =(.

Thanks again Evie!

Precious said...

My earliest memory was when I was three..or maybe two going three?? Not sure. I was in my crib, trying to get out. My older cousin is pacing back and forth, occasionally playing with me. :)

Thank you!!

Evie said...

I remember when I was maybe 4 and I was watching my favorite cartoon while drinking tea. Great times :)
Thanks for the giveaway!

martha campos said...

I have a really bad memory but the earliest I have is living in an apt with my family that overlooked a pool.

Lindy Gomez said...

My very first clear memory was when I was 4. I was at my grandparents house wearing comfy soft P.J's and sliding my bare feet on the kitchen floor. I felt happy and safe.

PuttPutt1198Eve said...

My earliest memory is of being launched off my best friend's feet, flying thru the air, and coming to a while later in my mother's lap. Evidently I did manage to go quite a ways but hit my head at the end and got knocked out. I think I was 3 or 4. And, yes, I did get in trouble for doing it!

marybelle said...

I can remember a doll I had when I was 5. Her name was Petronella.

Jessy said...

I remember all of the great times we had in our pool. Summer was always so much fun.

Michelle SedeƱo said...

It was my 3rd(?) birthday, and I fell. I remember there's wound and blood on my right knee. I wore a blue dress. :)

Texas Book Lover said...

My earliest memory is of my brother telling me I could fly and me believing him so I jumped off a end table onto a concrete floor that had been painted red. I broke my arm...that is probably why I remember it. I was almost 3.

Julie S said...

I think my earliest memory was when I was visiting my grandparents and I asked grandpa to make me some tea beacuse he was the only one who knew how to make it just like I liked it. I was 2ish at that point.

Kar said...

I think my earlist memory is about an accident that I had when I was about 3 years old... I was in the park with my mother, aunt and cousin and I run behind a metal swing and just in that moment a girl jumped in and hit me right in the face with the swing and then I had to get stitches across my eyebrow...

Grace Lo said...

Childhood memory . . .
I have a weird one. When I was around two, one day I decided for some reason to eat my bread by eating it completely straight around the crust, so it looked like someone used a knife to cut off the crust. Needless to say, I still eat my bread that way.

SweetMarie83 said...

I love this Making History project of Victoria's, it's such a cool idea. What an emotion memory - it actually made me tear up! Yours did, too, Evie, that must have been really scary.

My earliest childhood memory is just a flash from when I was two and we moved from my first house to my second house. I remember my mum carrying me from the house to the truck, and that's it, but I've always remembered that.

Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the awesome giveaway. :-)

BookWormInBarrie said...

My earliest memory is going to see "Who framed Roger rabbit?" at a movie theater, and I remember being terrified and hiding behind my Mom when the bad cartoon guy gets run over by the steam roller and starts talking in a really high pitched voice, I swore I would never see that movie again, which of course did not happen as it turned out to be my sisters favourite movie!

Julie Witt said...

What a traumatic memory! Unfortunately, I have a childhood that I have chosen not to remember, apparently, and the actual few memories I do have I don't dwell on! I do really want to read this book though because I love the thought of our stories never dying :)

Steph said...

My earliest & most vivid memory was being at a water park, in the wave pool, and some big fat man on an innertube knocked me over and I got trapped underneath him. I'm sure in actuality it wasn't very long at all, but it was scary! Thanks for the giveaway - I am DYING to read The Archived!!

Krystal Willingham said...

What's bad is I can always remember the bad traumatic stuff that happens to me. The earliest thing I remember is when a friend of mine stole something from me and wouldn't give it back and I was running after her. We were running down a hill in my back yard and I ended up slipping and falling down it, breaking my arm in two places. I was about 3ish or 4ish when this happened. I'm sure I have memories before then but that is the one that comes to mind.

Justine Vandale said...

I remember when my parents told me we were moving (I was 4) and I went and got grocery bags and packed all my stuff. I didn't realize that we weren't moving that second lol. Thanks for the awesome giveaway and for sharing your histories. Your book sounds so good. I will definitely pick it up when it comes out if I don't win it :)

Shelver506 said...

I remember going to the hospital room to meet my new brother. I remember waiting outside the door to be let in, and then going inside to meet the wrinkled thing. The biggest deal was being given a present from my new brother - a baby doll that I named Tiger. I was two, three months shy of my third birthday. That's as early as I go.

KikiD said...

My earliest childhood memory is drawing a picture on a get well card with my older sister for my twin sister when she was in the hospital.

Christa @ Hooked on Books said...

One of my earliest childhood memories is learning to swim at our family cottage. We had this big stone that extended out beside the dock and my dad would sit on the edge and hold me around the waist, making me kick my feet. It's no wonder that I absolutely love swimming! They started me young

nurmawati djuhawan said...

my vivid memory when i was a child when my mother and my father still together..that was a happy memory...

Mandee Wyrick said...

I want to read this so bad! Thanks for the giveaway!

My earliest childhood memory is playing at a playground in daycare in Virginia when I was really young. :D

Molli @ Once Upon a Prologue said...

My earliest memory...hmm. I don't recall a LOT before I was 5. I have this vague memory of my brother being born when I was 4 but I think my earliest and most vivid memories are of starting kindergarten and being just amazed at how BIG everything was.

Amazing giveaway, girl!

Bookish in a Box said...

I remember walking home from kindergarten in the snow...it doesn't snow much here so it definitely made an impression!

kaatxd said...

earliest memory? hmm, when I was in kindergarten and I had memorized the voltes 5 song!!! oh it was classic back then. I forgot it now though xD

JennH said...

embarrassingly it was falling down the stairs :o

BooksVzla said...

the synopsis is really interesting, I will participate.

earliest memory: When I was in kindergarten and started playing with my cousin and some girls mom and dad, while my mom was going

Anatea Oroz said...

Just playing on the playground with other children. I think I was two, because when I was almost 3 we moved to Croatia, so yeah.

Martina Koleva said...

I don't have a lot of childhood memories but one of them is when I was 7 or 8 and my neighbors, my brother and I were playing hide and seek, stupid of be because I'm terrified of the dark.. Needless to say, I was scared out of my mind when one of the neighbor kids jumped from the dark.. I still look at the spot he was hiding whenever I walk past it...

sweety white said...

My very earliest memory is when my brother born, I'm playing at my neighbor house and was call home and escort chaperone my mother to hospital.

-Lilian S

John said...

This is really worth reading, it has too much details in it and yet it is so simple to understand

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Lynn K. said...

I don't know about earliest but one of the most vivid is the memory of my uncle threatening to cut of my fingers if I touched the large peanut shaped coin box. It was made of ceramic and he probably didn't want me to break it... >.>

kaya said...

My earliest memory is my little sister's birth :D

erin said...

Thanks for a great post and giveaway! I remember the airport from when I left Korea to come to the USA :)

Anubha said...

My earliest childhood memory is of a trip to our religious place with my parents and maternal uncles and aunt it was super fun

Hannah said...

Hmm. I"m not sure right now. lol. But maybe I'd say getting up every saturday and watching this show called Zoom. It was great.

Roxana Zuziac said...

When I received my first puppy, I was 3 years old. Thank you for the giveaway!

Aly said...

When I was about 3 and found out that my favorite aunt was expecting, I asked if she needed another child when she had me :D

Andrea @The Bookish Babes said...

My earliest memory was watching a flood wash out our street from our front door. I was 2 1/2 or 3.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Jas Dela Cruz said...

When I was in my preparatory school.
A field trip with a swimming afterwards then Daddy arrived with his newly bought car :)

Marmaladelibby (aka Ange) said...

When I was around 4 I was attacked by a dog and I literally remember every detail from the day!

AmelArmeliana said...

Hi, this is an awesome giveaway.

I remembered my when I was about 4 or 5 years old and my parents entered me to a kindergarten and I rejected it. I cried almost every second and the teacher said would be better if I choose another school *big grin*

Thank u for this giveaway.

Sarah said...

I guess my earliest memory was when I was maybe 3 or 4. I had one of those little barbie jeeps and I would drive it up and down the street with my cat sitting in the passenger seat ^_^

sofiia said...

I remember me and my cousins playing all day long until my mom call me to take a shower. I used to hate when my mom called me for the shower :/

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