Friday, May 22, 2015

Friday Five (18) and TWO GIVEAWAYS!


Happy Friday! Sometimes I like to talk about what I am currently into that is not necessarily book related. Here's what I have been up to/thinking about/enjoying lately. Let me know what you think! 

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1.  Memorial Day Weekend - It's the unofficial start of summer...my favorite time of the year! I'll be heading down the shore this weekend and I hope you guys enjoy some sunshine, some BBQ and good times this weekend. And more importantly, thank you to all the Veterans!



2.  Jenny Han Book Signing - My local independent bookstore, Chester County Book Company, is a stop on Jenny Han's tour for P.S. I Still Love You. How exciting is that? It's next Friday and I can't wait to go and meet Jenny Han, one of my favorite authors. The bookstore is also hosting a letter writing contest where you submit your own love letter, real or fictional, and Jenny Han as well as a panel of judges will select the best one. The winner will receive a free copy of her new book. How cute is that? Who else is excited for this book to come out?



3.  Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll - Every since I read Tara at Running 'N' Reading's review for this book as well as Reese Witherspoon's endorsement, I was intrigued. Plus, I found out the author grew up near me and attended a private school literally three miles from my house. There's been some mixed reviews for this book, but what I am loving are all the local references. I mean if you weren't familiar with the Main Line, a lot of these references would go right over your head. It's pretty crazy to read so much social commentary on an area I deal with every day. Have you read this book?



4. Bachelor - One of my favorite guilty pleasures is watching Bachelor/Bachelorette. Chris Harrison wrote a book: The Perfect Letter. Did anyone read it? Was is horrible or bad in a good way that would make it perfect for the beach?



5.  Two Giveaways - In honor of Memorial Day Weekend, I am giving away an ARC of The Guest Cottage by Nancy Thayer, the queen of beach reads.  If you missed my review, check it out here.  Thanks to Ballatine Books for this giveaway.  This book is the perfect beach read!

If adult fiction isn't your thing, check out my YA giveaway for three awesome books. Thanks to HarperTeen, I'm giving away a hardcover copy of King by Ellen Oh, Solitaire by Alice Oseman, and Until the Beginning by Amy Plum. 



The deadline for both giveaways is June 1, 2015. This is open to US readers only and please refer to my giveaway rules. Good luck!

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Thanks for visiting and if you celebrate Memorial Day, have a great holiday weekend!

6 comments:

  1. Chris Harrison wrote a BOOK?!? What? This is crazy! I had no idea! Oh, I'm definitely going to have to look this up!! I'm glad you're enjoying Luckiest Girl Alive; I thought it was good, even without understanding all the references - ha! I'm definitely hoping for The Guest Cottage; fingers crossed! Hope you have a wonderful loooooong weekend, Christina!!

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  2. Hahah! I know, right?! I am so curious about the book. I am definitely enjoying Luckiest Girl Alive. The narration is really compelling! Thanks for visiting, Tara, and I hope you have a great MDW!

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  3. Have fun at the Jenny Han event! So cool that you get to meet her!!! I am looking forward to the sequel with some trepidation...can't wait to read your review...

    I hadn't heard of Luckiest Girl Alive before but I hope it meets your expectations. I think it is fun to read a book set in an area you are familiar with and see all the references to places you've been. That's why I like picking up books set in Savannah, one of my favorite vacation destinations :)

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    1. Me too. I hope it doesn't disappoint!

      Yes, to Savannah! I love reading books when I adore the setting or am familiar with it....it only makes things that much more interesting for me. Thanks for visiting, Christina!

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  4. I've read Luckiest Girl Alive - really, really, really liked the writing but I felt like the story fell a little flat at times. I guess it maybe wasn't what I was expecting. I am so excited for new Jenny Han! The book releases a little later over here though - early June - so I still have a bit of a wait! Enjoy your weekend at the beach! :)

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    1. I really like the writing as well. I am enjoying it so far, but I can see what you mean regarding the pacing. I am so excited for the new Jenny Han as well. Enjoy your weekend too, Leanna! Thanks for visiting!

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