Saturday, August 23, 2008

My First Giveaway!!

I have posted a couple notices of book giveaways these past few weeks, and I decided that I want in on the fun!! Meaning, I am going to host my very first giveaway!! GO ME!!!! Gotta tell ya, this is pretty exciting!!!

An ARC (Advanced Readers Copy - unedited) of Love the One You're With by Emily Giffin!!!

From Publishers Weekly:

A chance encounter with an old flame in Giffin's bittersweet, sometimes mawkish fourth novel causes Ellen Dempsey to consider anew what could have been. Shortly after marrying Andy, Ellen runs into Leo, her intense first love. Leo, a moody writer, has secretly preoccupied Ellen ever since he broke her heart, so after seeing him again, Ellen wonders if her perfect life is truly what she wants or simply what she was expected to want. This scenario is complicated by Ellen's past: the early death of her mother and subsequent disintegration of her family have left Ellen insecure and saddled with unresolved feelings of guilt. These feelings intensify when Andy's career takes the newlyweds from Ellen's beloved New York City to suburban Atlanta. As Ellen's feelings of inadequacy and resentment grow, her marriage begins to crumble. The novel is sometimes bogged down by characters so rooted in type that they, and the story line, can only move in the most obvious trajectory. However, Giffin's self-aware narrator and focus on troubled relationships will satisfy those looking for a light women's lit fix.

I loved this book and thought it was a great read. If you have read and liked anything else by Emily Giffin (Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Baby Proof), then you will most likely enjoy this book!!

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post! That's it! Can you believe it? The contest will run until Tuesday, September 2nd, and I'll announce a winner on Wednesday, September 3rd. Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you (email address, blog link), or check back on Wednesday, Sept. 3 to see if you won!! Sorry - open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.

Good Luck!!!!!

56 comments:

MissRancher said...

Yay for giveaways!!!

Rebekah said...

This book sounds great! I can't wait to read it even if I don't win the Giveaway!
Pokeybear1 at NYCdotRRdotCom

Sarah said...

I just finished Baby Proofing and need to pick this up!

Jennifer said...

How exciting!!! I can't wait to see who wins :)

Rebekah (the_littleminx) said...

OOoh, I've been told I have to read this book. Please enter me.
Thanks!!

Rebekah

littleminx@cox.net

Carrie said...

It amazes me that you ever have time to read - and you always read the coolest stuff! I need to re-read Fried Green Tomatoes - but my mom still has it from 4 years ago.

Ruby (Mouth) said...

Looks like a great book.

Love your blog, by the way.

robin_titan said...

woo hoo!! i've heard so much of her books and they have been on my tbr list for the longest time i hope i win so i can finally read one of her books haha


lc_intocable at yahoo.com

Azull said...

Yeah another give away, and a book at that. I love to read too!

Vanessa said...

I love giveaways!! I have already read the other 3 books and loved them. I have been begging my sister to send me this book, and she hasn't. If I don't win this giveaway I'm going to have to use a little more force to get her to send me that book....or I can just go buy it at the store :)

Thanks "Miss Katie" ;)

hermeslyre said...

Count me in!

Janicu said...

Hi, would love to win this!
janicu [at] gmail [dot] com

linda9510 said...

Sounds amazing! Definitely sign me up as well!

linda9510[at]gmail.com

Stephanie said...

Me, Me, I want it!! I'm loving this giveaway stuff!

Jacks2583 said...

You got me to read Emily Giffin, and I love her now! :o)
Skye

Jess said...

WAHOOOOO a give away!! I'm super excited to read this one! way to go KS!!

Lisa said...

I haven't read this one yet but I love her others!

~Danialle said...

yay! i havent read any of her books, but have heard nothing but good things and ive been meaning to pick one up!

Mrs. Mets said...

I love me some books! Yay!

Gwendolyn said...

I've been wanting to read this one. Thanks for the chance!
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Christy said...

WOOHOO YRMFO! :D

Chrissy said...

I love Emily Griffen!

Mary said...

I've read all of her others and loved them all - sign me up!!! Thanks babe :)

Courtney said...

I love Emily Giffin! I'm halfway thru Baby Prrof right now

windycindy said...

Hello, I love the book's cover! I have read many good things about the book and the author. Please enter me in your drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Alyce said...

I would love to win this book!

kaitlin said...

how AWESOME!!!! Enter me! :)

Diana Dang said...

Please enter me!

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brainella said...

Cool! Pick me!

Amanda said...

Hi! Thanks for the giveaway! I've heard good things about this one! How exciting!

Janel said...

Count me in!

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Mary said...

i loved her other books and would love to get my hands on a oopy of the new one! enter me!

mab1224@gmail.com

Wendy said...

What a great book for a first giveaway! Sounds like a book right up my alley :) Please enter me !

judybrittle said...

This book sounds pretty good. Please enter me. Thank you so much!

Rebecca Hickman said...

I LOVE Emily Griffin! (Your blog is awesome, by the way.)

Rebecca
roxxyandjake.blogspot.com

daw212 said...

"Love the One You're With" sounds like a great beach read when those northeasters blow in. Could also be the title of a song...nah, noone would do that. Hope I win the book.

sweetsue said...

I have not read any of her books, but I love trying new authors!

blueviolet said...

I haven't read anything by this author before so it would be wonderful to win this. Thanks for the chance.
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

Archana said...

I read Something Borrowed by the same author and enjoyed it. Please enter me for this giveaway.

Archana
archuprabhu[at]hotmail[dot]com

Lisa said...

I came by from Amanda's blog- Enter me, please! I loved Something Borrowed, and like Something Blue. I have Baby Proof, but haven't quite made it there yet.

clutterbug said...

Thank you for the chance. I love to read.

Anita Yancey said...

I am extremely interested in this book, and would love to read it. Please enter me.
ayancey@dishmail.net

kaylee8 said...

What a fabulous end-of-summer read!

JenReg said...

This book sounds really, really good...I could really get into this book!

amyparsons1@yahoo.com said...

I would love to read this book.

tammydave1 said...

Leaving a comment like I am supposed to..and its before end of deadline.

AmandaSue said...

Sounds like a good read! Thanks for entering me.

Anne said...

Looks interesting. Hope I win!

Bree said...

I've read one of her books and would love to win another.

Heather said...

I've been hearing good things about this author and about this book! Thanks for this chance.

Yan said...

I would love to be entered! Looks amazing!

ylin.0621(at)yahoo(dot)com

klp1965 said...

PLEASE COUNT ME IN ON THIS AWESOME GIVEAWAY :)

cpullum said...

Wow you got me interested in reading it!!
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Audrey B said...

Thanks for the contest, this one sounds like a good read, would love to get the chance to win.

kerri69 said...

yay for you !!! i love to read and would love to enter

Swtlilchick said...

This book sounds wondereful.I like
reading books about women and
relationships.Please enter me and
thanks

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