The Theory of Everything Blog Tour + Giveaway

I’m so excited to have Kari Luna, author of The Theory of Everything, on the blog today! I’ve been excited to read this one every since I saw it in the catalog at the beginning of the year and I’ve just started it last night!


We’ve all done it. Ran with our hearts and made the ultimate mixtape for someone. Hoping what they felt while listening was even a fraction of what we felt while making it, right? Sophie Sophia in The Theory of Everything does that, too. Her father taught her about tapes, but she’s developed her own system for making a mix. Especially ones about love. And now? She’s passing it onto you, exclusively on the Perpetual Page Turner. May it help you make the most swoony-worthy tape, ever.


How To Make A Mixtape That Will Make Him or Her Melt Into A Massive Puddle 
by Sophie Sophia

1. Think about the object of your affection. Short? Tall? Wears the best Buddy Holly glasses? In love with Love and Rockets?

2. Do a reign-dance. This consists of running around in circles and flailing your arms. It’s a lot like a traditional rain dance, only this one brings in love.

3. Did you fall for number two? HA HA HA. That was a joke. Stop dancing and start putting those songs together.

4. Include tunes that make you swoon. It doesn’t matter whether it’s The Ramones or Thee Headcoatees, The Shins or Vampire Weekend. What matters is what the songs mean to you.

5. I would say think about the order, but on a tape like this? When you’re practically hypnotized by your feelings? You’ll know.

6. Deliver the tape, but act like it was something you threw together. You know, whatever. I like this mix and thought you might, too. Talk to ya later.

6. Wait for a sign. Birds singing, rainbow sparkles up and down your spine, that thing that lets you know they came. They listened. They melted.

8. Even if they weren’t meant to be yours, they know a great mix when they hear one. So feel good about putting love out into the world. And no matter what happens? Do it again. Crush, haze, heart swell, daze, it’s always worth it.



I’ve teamed up with Kari Luna to bring you guys an awesome giveaway! She had the CUTEST buttons and posters designed (seriously I’m in love with them!!) and I’ll be passing along my ARC of The Theory of Everything to go along with it!

1 Winner gets:

– poster
– buttons
– ARC of The Theory of Everything by Kari Luna

Contest Info:

– US Only
– Must be 13 years or older.
– No purchase necessary.
– Contest ends July 26.

To Enter:

Answer one of the following questions in the comments to be entered to win this super cute TTOE poster, button pack and ARC!

1.What song would you put on your swoon-worthy mixtape? Come on, tell us what song you think would get your guy/girl hook, line and sinker! I’d go with I Was Made For You by She & Him or Two Hearts Are Better Than One by Katie Herzig.


2. What is one of your favorite mixes you’ve ever made? You know I’ve been making lots of playlists lately but my favorite mix I ever made was YEARS ago when a friend of mine went through a break-up. I made THE MOST epic breakup playlist — it started out with pissed off songs, sad songs to cry to and then happy, upbeat “I will get over this” songs. It was pretty awesome.

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Join us for the last stop of the tour Monday, July 22nd at The Book Cellar!

The Theory of Everything by Kari Luna



One part Libba Bray’s GOING BOVINE, two parts String Theory, and three parts love story equals a whimsical novel that will change the way you think about the world.

Sophie Sophia is obsessed with music from the late eighties. She also has an eccentric physicist father who sometimes vanishes for days and sees things other people don’t see. But when he disappears for good and Sophie’s mom moves them from Brooklyn, New York, to Havencrest, Illinois, for a fresh start, things take a turn for the weird. Sophie starts seeing things, like marching band pandas, just like her dad.

Guided by Walt, her shaman panda, and her new (human) friend named Finny, Sophie is determined to find her father and figure out her visions, once and for all. So she travels back to where it began—New York City and NYU’s physics department. As she discovers more about her dad’s research on M-theory and her father himself, Sophie opens her eyes to the world’s infinite possibilities—and her heart to love.

Perfect for fans of Going Bovine, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and The Probability of Miracles.


About The Author:


Kari Luna is a teen novelist and whimsicologist. Her YA debut, The Theory of Everything, combines string theory, 80’s mixtapes and shaman pandas in one book without making you dizzy! Almost.  Watch the awesome video here: And find Kari, here: tweet: @wordette blog:

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About Jamie

Jamie is a 32 year old married lady (with a new baby!!) who is in denial that she's actually that old to be a married lady and a mom. When she's not reading you can find her doing Pilates followed by eating ice cream, belting out Hamilton (loud and offkey) and having adventures with her husband, daughter and rescue dog.


  1. One of the best mixes I ever made, was back before I had an ipod, and had to buy a bunch of cds to burn a mix cd. It was for my dad (who I never see) and had a ton of songs, about how he isn’t there for me, like For You from Staind and Father of Mine by Everclear. It was epic.

  2. Emma Wiley says:

    One song that would be on my swoon-mix would by “Such Great Heights” by Iron & Wine. While I love the Postal Service mix, the original is so slow and sweet. I first heard it at my brother’s wedding – it was the song for their first dance. I wanted to use it at my wedding, but it would have been a little too copy cat, so I opted for “Angel” by Jack Johnson, another song on my swoon-mix.

  3. Oooo, what about More Than Anyone by Gavin DeGraw or Junkie by 100 Monkeys?

  4. In answer to number one, I think I have to go with Oh Darling by the Beatles. 🙂

  5. I have made an embarrassingly large amount of mixes in my day, and I have to say, my favorites have to be the ones I make for long trips. I have to have a playlist, and they normally consist of songs that make me dance as I’m walking through the airport.

  6. Anything by Bruno Mars. I saw him in concert, definitely swoon worthy. Just The Way You Are or Marry You.

  7. Jacqueline Onyon says:

    When my husband and I first started talking, we were in a long distance relationship. We would send each other songs we really liked and wanted the other to hear. My favorite one I sent him would have to be Blinded by Third Eye Blind. It’s not a traditional love song, but it’s so emotional and turned out he loves it as much as I do.

  8. This sounds soooo cute!!! I so want to read this book, and .. I love this list:))

  9. I LOVE the song It’s Only You (Part II) by Salem Al Fakir. Jamie, you must listen to it! I would put it on any swoon-worthy mixtape. 🙂

  10. The best mix I’ve ever made would either be the deployment mix I made for when my hubby was deployed (angry, sad, happy, the works) or my son’s mix. Lots of incredible Disney jams mixed in with some Beatles, and other classic jams.

  11. Oh my gosh, I am like the mix tape (cd) queen amongst my friends. I’ve never made one for a boy, but I think almost every one of my friends has a mix cd from me chronicling some sort of story or feelings. I’m a HUGE music fan, so I have a lot of fun making mixes (I have tonnnnnns of playlists on my computer for different moods/people). My favorite mix that I’ve made is one that’s all about love. There are about 50 songs on it, and they’re all the songs that make me feel warm and fuzzy/remind me of the people I love.

  12. The song I’d definitely include into a mix for someone special would be Best Coast’s When I’m With You. It’s not a traditional love song but that’s what I like about it. It’s pop-ish and fun and cute! And the lyrics are so simple yet they still ring true!

  13. Better Together – Jack Johnson. It was our wedding song<3

  14. Love the drawings 🙂

  15. I had this favorite mix tape that I would play whenever I needed a jolt of energy. It was completely old school. Break my stride by Matthew Wilder, If love was a train by Michelle Shocked, Ship of Fools by World Party, Church of the Poison Mind by Culture Club and Girls on Film by Duran Duran are the ones I can remember. This mix tape always made my heart beat faster. I can’t wait to read this book.

  16. I’ve been following this whole blog tour because the lists areso amusing and I adore this one, especially step two. The Theory of Everything looks so cute and quirky, and the prizes being handed out are equally so.

    Because I can never think of any good songs when I am actively trying to do so, I would probably make an ironic mixtape of cheesy pop songs-both currently and formerly popular. You may think it would be a pain to listen to, but you would eventually start singing along.

  17. Julia Rain says:

    I think a swoon-worthy mix tape would be incomplete without Love Song by 311 (I like that version better). Also, AFI’s “On The Arrow”, “Adoration” by Mortal Love, “Juliet” by Emilie Autumn, “Waiting in Vain” by Annie Lennox, “Electric Blue” by The Cranberries, “The Ghost Woman and the Hunter” by Lacuna Coil, “All I Wanted” by Paramore, “You Made Me The Theif of Your Heart” by Sinnead O’Connor, “Don’t Leave Me Behind” by We Are The Fallen, “Like A Rose on the Grave of Love” by Xandria, “Memories” by Within Temptation and “Ghost Love Score” by Nightwish.

    Umm…I’ll stop now…

    And yes, my mix tapes are a bit more on the dark side…

  18. I would put Lonely No More by Rob Thomas!

  19. Patrice Behnstedt says:

    I burned CD’s for everyone at my wedding and gave them out some of our favorite romantic songs including an original tune by my husband. He sang the song as I walked down the aisle

  20. Answer to question 1: I’d have to go with Love Story by Taylor Swift. I’m not sure why, but I just would. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!