Wednesday, January 14, 2009

This One Is Mine review and GIVEAWAY!!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!! Congratulations to Valorie of Morbid Romantic for winning this book.

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Violet Parry is living the quintessential life of luxury in the Hollywood Hills with David, her rock-and-roll manager husband, and her darling toddler, Dot. She has the perfect life--except that she's deeply unhappy. David expects the world of Violet but gives little of himself in return. When she meets Teddy, a roguish small-time bass player, Violet comes alive, and soon she's risking everything for the chance to find herself again. Also in the picture are David's hilariously high-strung sister, Sally, on the prowl for a successful husband, and Jeremy, the ESPN sportscaster savant who falls into her trap. For all their recklessness, Violet and Sally will discover that David and Jeremy have a few surprises of their own. THIS ONE IS MINE is a compassionate and wickedly funny satire about our need for more--and the often disastrous choices we make in the name of happiness. (taken from the Hachette Book website)

MY REVIEW

I found this to be a fascinating book. I enjoyed Semple's writing style and I thought she did an amazing job of letting the reader into her character's lives. The story centres around a few incredibly self-centred people and I found it a little sad to realize there really ARE people like them in this world. The book contains a lot of humour though and relatively few obscenities. I did find the portrayal of Jeremy very intriguing- it is suggested that he has Asperger Syndrome, which as some of you know my six year old son has. It added an interesting twist to the story for me.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO WIN MY ADVANCE READING COPY OF THIS BOOK?

PLEASE NOTE that my ARC copy DOES have one massive mistake in it- about 30 pages are turned upside down! But that problem has been corrected in the final drafts of the book and it is easy to overlook in a free book!

SO if you don't mind that little imperfection and would like to read this book for yourself...

1. Leave me a comment here! That's it!

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I will choose a winner on January 29 th and you will have 48 hours to claim your prize or I will choose a new winner. Please leave me a way to contact you if you win! This giveaway is open to everyone everywhere.

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110 comments:

Stacie said...

Please count me in :)

Stacie said...

I've got your button.
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Stacie said...

I subscribe.

Stacie said...

I follow.

Stacie said...

I tweeted.
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MJ said...

I want it!

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I follow

Wrighty - said...

This sounds good! Upside down pages and all. Please include me and thanks for your contest!

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Wrighty - said...

I'm a follower.

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I've added this to my blog.

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sharon54220 said...

Wow!! Sounds like a great book. Please put me in.

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I am a follower.

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I subscribe.

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Belinda Y said...

This sounds like a fantastic read. Thanks for the giveaway!

Belinda Y said...

I'm a follower

moushka said...

I have Charlie Brown Books that on each side has a book cover and half of the book is one way and the other half is the other way so I am ok with a mixed up page book! LOL!

valerie2350 said...

i'd love to win

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Annie said...

I've certainly made a lot of bad choices in my life, it would be fun to read of someone else's lol

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I'm subscribed!


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I follow your blog!


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mindy said...

sounds great even with the slight imperfection thanks for the giveaway

Misty said...

count me in please. thank you.
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subscribed.
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got your button.
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mom2anutball said...

Please count me in!

liane66 said...

Thanks for the giveaway.
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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

You know if it's about rock and roll, I'm there! :D

I've got this posted at Win a Book, of course. Always fun to post books for you, Tara.

avalonne83 said...

Sound really great!
Please count me in. Thanks.

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carolsnotebook said...

Sounds great. Thanks for counting me in.
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Kat Bryan said...

I'd like to read it. Sounds interesting.

The Giveaway Diva said...

i am a follower!

The Giveaway Diva said...

i wouldn't mind the mistake at all!

Valorie said...

I would love a chance to be entered.

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

Valorie said...

I follow your blog.

Valorie said...

I have blogged about your contest:
http://morbid-romantic.net/2009/01/13/book-giveaways-01012-0118


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Valorie said...

Gave a Tweet here:
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Valorie said...

I subscribed (in Google Reader).

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Gwendolyn B. said...

I'd love to read this -- thanks for the chance!
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I'm a follower!
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Francine said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to read this book.

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I follow this blog.

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tetewa said...

I'd like to be included! tWarner419@aol.com

shoz said...

I would LOVE to win this book.

shoz said...

I follow your site

shoz said...

I need to start a blog don't I? Do you read these?

Skywaywaver said...

Don't you just love when books have huge mistakes like that? LOL
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Jackie B. said...

Sounds like a fun read. Throw my name in the hat.

Anita Yancey said...

Sounds like something I would like to read. Please enter me.
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SandyM204 said...

Would love to read this book. Please enter me.

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I follow!

Chelsea said...

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koopermom said...

Sounds like a GREAT read!

mindy said...

another good one thanks

Joey and Laura said...

I like the My First Songs in Spanish. I just started Homeschooling and it would be great for my little guys.

Lady Roxi said...

Love to have this.

Thanks,

eyeslikesugar said...

This looks awesome! I might buy this even if I don't win. :D Thank you for offering this giveaway!
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I also subscribed to your blog :)

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Susan said...

I would really like to read this. Thanks!

EllyBean said...

Me pick me! :)

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Kristi said...

Can never win too many books - Enter me please?

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I also am a new follower of your blog!

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Cheryl (Lucky Ladybug) said...

I'd love to read this :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

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Cheryl (Lucky Ladybug) said...

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Cheryl (Lucky Ladybug) said...

I blogged about the giveaway :
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I Tweeted the giveaway :
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taysmommy said...

I can totally handle flipping a book the wrong way for a few pages :)

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Erika Lynn said...

I love books! please enter me
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Erika Lynn said...

I am a follower
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Erika Lynn said...

I subscribed in google reader

Alicia said...

How cool! A flip book!

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

Nickolay said...

This looks like a good read. A few upside down pages doesn't bother me.

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Lady Christie said...

I really love book giveaways, upside down pages just makes things interesting

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Becky said...

I'm always on the lookout for a good book..and hey I can turn the book upside down and confuse the kids..score.

NMLady said...

A free book is a FREE book! I can easily turn the book around for those 30 pages!

ydsddd said...

Looks like a great book; hope I win!

AudreyO said...

I'd love to be entered. At least the pages are in the right order. I've seen them out of order..that's tough to read.

Hoping for a Miracle~~ said...

I always love a good book!! Sound like a fun read!

Thanks for the chance to win!

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I am following your blog.

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tatertot374 said...

THank you for the great giveaway.
I would love to win.
Thank you
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Jenna said...

Books! Gotta love em! Can't live without them. :) And I got a good giggle out of the upside down pages! Lol!
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Tammy said...

Sounds like a decent book. I don't even mind reading upside down every once in a while (lol!!)

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Melanie S said...

I could use something different and new to read, and this sounds intriguing. You know, I actually got really good at reading upside-down print when I used to waitress at a coffee shop (reading off the regular's newspapers from my side of the counter, lol). So I might not even turn the book around, ha.

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Diana D said...

Would like to read this. Thanks for having the wonderful giveaway.

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Becca said...

This book looks really good, thanks! sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

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Gretel said...

Love Books!

Miranda said...

I love to read

Trish said...

Sounds like a good book. And I think those 30 pages will make it even more interesting. :p
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Kelly said...

Sounds like a fascinating read! I'd love to win. :)

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Nicole said...

I've never read a book with upside pages. Hmmm.. interesting.

msrodeobrat said...

this looks like a good book

a real librarian said...

Thanks for the chance to win!!


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Bcteagirl said...

That sounds like an interesting read! I am an avid bookcrosser, read and release your books!

Godesseablu said...

That sounds even funnier that theres 30 pages turned upside down, I'll look silly reading this upside down. Thanks. Godesseablu@msn.com

Jenn said...

Sounds like a good book!

 
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