Tuesday, June 14, 2016

BLOG TOUR: Goldfish by Nat Luurtsema
Would You Rather Character Interview

Tour organized by Fierce Reads
Go HERE for the full schedule 

I had such a great time reading Goldfish by Nat Luurtsema!
This book was hilarious and over the top, and I couldn't stop reading it. I especially loved Lou's voice. (See my full thoughts HERE)

Today, I'm excited to have a visit from Louise Brown and her Aquarium Boys 


Welcome, Lou, Gabe, Roman and Pete! I hope you're as excited as I am to be playing a round of Would You Rather. Feel free to elaborate – even the guys (I know that’s hard for you)!

1) Would you rather never play OR play but always lose?

Lou – Never – losing is so hard, it’s like lemons on a paper cut.
Gabe – I don’t mind, I’m used to there being things I can’t do, I’m cool with it.
Roman – Never play, I don’t want to look stupid.
Pete – Never play, I don’t want to mess up my hair for nothing.

2) Would you rather have a rewind button OR a pause button in your life?

Lou – Rewind, to swim faster at the time trials!
Gabe – Pause the times when I’m well, because I’m ill so often.
Roman – Rewind to before I made a prat out of myself in front of thousands of people.
Pete – Same as Roman.

3) Would you rather give out bad advice OR receive bad advice?

Lou – I’m always on the receiving end of bad advice from my dad, I’m experienced at smiling and nodding an zoning him out.
Gabe – Receive! I'd feel awful if I gave bad advice and ruined someone’s life!
Roman – I don’t need anyone’s advice, I’d give it.
Pete – People who need advice are well whiny. BORING.

4) Would you rather always have to say everything on your mind OR never speak again?

Lou – I always DO say everything on my mind. I’m used to the awkwardness now.
Gabe – Never speak again, I suppose, if I can write instead?
Roman – I'd go with never speak again, and be the strong silent type.
Pete – I shouldn’t say exactly what I’m thinking. It’s 90% boobs.

5) Would you rather live in a house made entirely of glass you couldn’t cover OR a house that had no windows at all? (This sounds a lot like a metaphor for performance pools…)

Lou – Yes! A house of glass! Those performance pools are beautiful, even if I humiliate myself in them.
Gabe – If it’s made entirely of glass won’t everyone see me go to the toilet?
Roman – Same question as Gabe.
Pete – Same question as Gabe. I think the three of us will go for the windowless house thanks, and Lou can show everyone her bum if she wants to.

Thanks for stopping by guys! And good luck in your future endeavors. You all certainly entertained me.


About the Book: 

by Nat Luurtsema
Published: June 7, 2016 by Feiwel & Friends

Book Description: Lou Brown is one of the fastest swimmers in the county. She’s not boasting, she really is. So things are looking pretty rosy the day of the Olympic time-trials. With her best mate Hannah by her side, Lou lines up by the edge of the pool, snaps her goggles on and bends into her dive… 

Everything rests on this race. It’s Lou’s thing.

… or it was. She comes dead last and to top it all off Hannah sails through leaving a totally broken Lou behind.

Starting again is never easy, particularly when you’re the odd-one out in a family of insanely beautiful people and a school full of social groups way too intimidating to join. Where do you go from here? Finding a new thing turns out to be the biggest challenge Lou’s ever faced and opens up a whole new world of underwater somersaults, crazy talent shows, bitchy girls and a great big load of awkward boy chat. 

Lou Brown guides us through the utter humiliation of failure with honesty, sass and a keen sense of the ridiculous. This girl will not be beaten.

Find the Book: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository | Indiebound
See my thoughts on Goldfish HERE

About the Author: 

Nat Luurtsema is a BAFTA-nominated screenwriter, a BAFTA Rocliffe alumni, stand-up comic, author, actor and a third of sketch group Jigsaw.

She has just finished directing WYRDOES, a comedy feminist ‘Macbeth’, with backing from Film London, Film4 and the British Arts Council. It will be a part of the Shakespeare Lives worldwide tour, which will play to an audience of 500 million.

Nat plays Tallulah Bankhead in FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS, directed by Stephen Frears.

Nat is developing two feature films and adapting the novel Spilt Milk Black Coffee by Helen Cross, for Mighty Atom Entertainment.

Nat’s latest book is a Young Adult novel – GIRL OUT OF WATER – to be published June 2016 in the UK, Germany, France and Italy. It will simultaneously publish as GOLDFISH in USA.

Find the Author: Twitter | Website | Goodreads



Giveaway is for US residents only (Sorry, international readers!)
You must be at least 13 years old to enter
See my policies HERE

Win a finished copy of Goldfish


  1. If I could speak everything on my mind I would be so free! I'm such an introvert and hold so much in already! I wish I could say what I wanted! lol

  2. I'd definitely choose to speak everything on my mind. I don't think I could never speak again. I'm Italian, I like to talk.

  3. Gorgeous blog tour post Lauren :D I love it. <3 But ugh. Stop making me curious about this book, haha :D


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