Monday, March 07, 2011

AFTER YOU by Julie Buxbaum

CONGRATS TO:
Books & Reviews Blogger
You have won AFTER YOU!
Please email me your full name and address so I can send you the copy of the book! Thanks everyone for participating and please continue to enter - there are lots more books to be won, including the grand prize of all 31+ books at the end of the month!




Book: After You
Author: Julie Buxbaum
Winner: Books & Reviews Blogger
Website: Juliebuxbaum.com

I first found out about Julie Buxbaum because she was written up in Redbook for her first book, The Opposite of Love, which you might be confused with the book The Opposite of Me, by Sarah Pekkanen, both fabulous books, both NEITHER being featured right now. Hahah, what a tease am I! But I remember reading about The Opposite of Love in Redbook and immediately tearing out the page because it was a book I HAD TO HAVE. Crazy enough, a couple of days later, I GET AN EMAIL FROM THE AUTHOR, JULIE BUXBAUM, and I seriously freaked out!

How did she know me?!?!?!

Another author, Allison Winn Scotch, who, if you don’t already know her (HOW DO YOU NOT ALREADY KNOW ALLISON??), you will get to read about her later here too! … anyway, does it sound like I’m amped up on caffeine here? …

Allison and Julie are friends and Allison suggested Julie contact me because I was already doing reviews and giveaways on MaNiC MoMMY back then and so Julie emailed me.

And did I want to share her debut book with my readers?

YES!!

And it just so happened that Julie was going to be doing a reading near me and I had to come meet her, so long story still long, but I’m telling it anyway, I went to meet Julie, and then we went out to dinner and had a great time and since then Julie has written another fabulous book, had a beautiful baby, moved to London, and is writing her third book.

After You is about Ellie and Lucy’s friendship and how far one will go to take care of a loved one when tragedy strikes. It’s about Lucy’s precocious 8-year-old daughter and it’s about marriage, a murder and the lengths one will go to take care of a friend, putting all things aside that used to be important. It’s about stepping away from everything you’ve ever known to find out what it is you’re most meant to need.

Here’s what Amazon says of the book:

The complexities of a friendship. The unexplored doubts of a marriage. And the redemptive power of literature ... Julie Buxbaum, the acclaimed author of The Opposite of Love, delivers a haunting, gloriously written novel about love, family, and the secrets we hide from each other--and ourselves.

Read the FIRST CHAPTER HERE. And you can always check out Julie's blog at: Julie's Got Writer's Blog. Yes, this is my subtle way of getting Julie back to blogging! : )

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Please leave a comment, and all those who do will qualify to win After You! I’ll draw the winner on March 9 and I will post the winner’s name at the TOP of this post, in the highlighted area.

Come back and read about each book every day in March. Choose the books you'd like to win. Enter for any or ALL the books. Each entry will count as an entry toward the grand prize of winning ALL 31+ books at the end of the month. You can win the book of the day and still qualify to win ALL the books at the end of the month!

PLEASE be specific with your name in the comment section, and IF YOUR NAME is listed as the winner, you must email me at stephanieelliot@gmail.com in order to claim your prize. Email me with your full name and address so I can have your book(s) sent to you.

Thanks, and GOOD LUCK! And come back tomorrow to see what book I’ll be giving away then too!

It’s MaNiC MoMMy’s March Madness Book-A-Day Giveaway! Read ALL the Rules and Details Here!

Sorry, only U.S. and Canadian residents only!

184 comments:

Melissa Braun said...

Sounds fantastic! My reding ist is getting longer and longer - thanks!!

Heidiopia said...

Julie rocks! She's fun to follow on twitter, too, and one talented mom. Great choice, Stephanie!

Missy B said...

Love this contest...what a great way to find out about so many books and authors!

Karen said...

This is very intriguing and is one that I'm definitely interested in reading! Thanks again for the contest...it has been fun checking these out every morning! :) ktmixon315

Anonymous said...

This sounds like my kind of book. Thanks for the great books you are giving away!

-Donna W.

Homestead Jen said...

The book sounds great, but I also love the way you two become friends! Thanks for sharing.

Lesley Davis, Esq said...

This is definitely going on my summer reading list.

IandSsmom said...

I love the cover of this book! So sweet! These are all just such great books!!

Debbie said...

This is going to be the best year of reading yet!!

Debydew110

Domesticated Gal said...

HOW have I not heard of these books before?? I'd say my chic-lit is seriously deficient, but I think this goes beyond that. At least now my grandma will have a nice long wish list from me for this year!

Sugar__Mama said...

every one of these books has sounded great! makes for a long reading list!

Angie McCraine Parks said...

Looks good!

Jen R said...

another one on my wishlist!

Jen Rabenstine

LizzybethDJ said...

This is going on my to read list! It would be even better to read it for free!

Tiffany Drew said...

I *loved* this book. I definitely recommend it! It was SO good :)

Sadie said...

Fingers Crossed!!!

Lindsay Elizabeth said...

At this rate I'll have enough "to read" books to last me all year!

Looking forward to reading this!

Margie said...

I'd love to read this book. Thanks for the opportunity.
Margie T

kathygold9778 said...

I look forward to coming to your site every morning to read about a new fab book...so much fun. Thanks again!

The Jagow Family said...

Another good read! I will win once...I just know it. :)

michelle jagow

Crystal said...

would LOVE to read!!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a terrific read! Would love to win it!
Jen Fee 9476

Krystal said...

I'm afraid to start the first chapter. I may not be able to wait to see if I win before I go get it. :)
Krystal Dyer

Ronit said...

Ooooh, I've read this. Excellent book! Ronit W

Jess said...

sounds good!
Jess Heady

Katy Finn said...

I could use a good book after the snow and ice we woke up to this morning!!

Kristin J said...

Thanks for all the giveaways!

Anonymous said...

This sounds so good, even if I dont win thanks for the great recommendations!
Angelini197

Sarah Lashua said...

I love stopping by here every morning to see what the new book of the day is!

Meredith said...

She is awesome! I can't wait to read this.
~MommyMer

Alli said...

Sounds like another great one. I agree with the first commenter...my reading list just keeps growing!! It's great!! :)
Alli M. Jones

val said...

even if i don't win i might get this book from the library!!

Nicole said...

Sounds like a great read.

Nicole Harper

StephRochelle said...

Read an excerpt. Gotta have more! I'll buy this whether I win or not!

Maggie D said...

It is very hard for me not to go to Amazon right now and add all 31 titles to my shopping cart!

Another one that looks great!

buttah said...

You are giving us such great reads to check out....I'm gonna be a busy girl for the whole year!
Buttah

Erin T. said...

I LOVED this book when I read it several months ago (because you had recommended it, of course) and while I don't need to own it again - I'm selfish that way. I want to be entered into the drawing at the end of the month!!

Keep 'em coming, Manic!

Anonymous said...

I def want to read this
K loeser

Kimmi said...

Sounds really intriguing.

Ready To Be A Momma said...

This one sounds great too! Your book picks are all going to be on my reading list!
qweska8402

Casey said...

I love that my summer reading list is filling out because of you!

Erin Goff said...

This has been on my "to read" list for a while. Would love to win!

Wendi from Louisiana said...

Murder reads are so yummy!!! Pick me, please!

Carie Casey said...

Sounds really good.

clynnc

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great read!
JillChMitch

Emma S. said...

The storyline sounds so intriguing.

BrendaBMarion said...

This book sounds great! I think once you have a child, you are surprised by the ferocity of your love and need to protect them at all costs!

Jenn3128 said...

This contest is wiping out my book budget!

Amy Nichole G said...

Ooh, this looks good!

Lauren Louise said...

I know you're not supposed to judge a book by the cover, but I love looking at covers. This one just looks so charming. I'm sure it's a great read!

Dulcibella said...

Another one that sounds right up my alley! I'm laughing at everyone saying the same thing - which is what I want to say as well. My "books-I-must-read" list is growing by the day.

Hawkzter said...

Another great book added to my list of things to read!

BethC said...

YES!!! I want this book!!!

jne said...

sounds great! -Jenni(fur) N.

Logan Collins said...

Love, friendship and murder...sounds like a great one

Daphne said...

I read the first chapter and love this book. Your selections are fantastic, and, as if I need to say it again, so is this contest!

Carly said...

Sounds in interesting. Thanks!


Carly Haynes

Melissa said...

Sounds great!
tmd636

Neckmeat said...

I want to read this...PICK ME! :)

jpetroroy said...

I love Julie's books. Would love win this one.

Lilianarenee said...

I would read this based on the cover alone.

Melissa said...

Would love to read this one! Melissa Rem

Rachael said...

Always love a good book about a strong friendship!

The Poty's said...

This book sounds great!

Jeffie Laura said...

Sounds great.

Amy said...

Ooooh, another good one!
amypackster

Anonymous said...

Hope to win this book! jennyfromthecube@yahoo.com

Erika Lundquist said...

Sounds like another good one to add to my reading list.

Melissa said...
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Melissa said...

I'd love to read this one. I've been wanting to for a while now.

Thanks!
Melissa Amster
mbamster0720 at gmail dot com

Mom'sLove said...

ohhhhh I have been wanting to read this one..
Aaammmaaannndddaaa
(still me)

Sherry Bercu said...

I am going to have to quit my job in order to keep up on my reading list:) Love finding new books to add to my list each day:)

jdstec said...

thank you for the opportunity to find out about all these books and authors.

equinn726 said...

Sounds like Julie's written another great book - would love to read this one!

LynnBelo said...

looks so great!!!

Germaine said...

Fun contest!

Julie Carroll said...

Now I need to check out her other books-sounds right up my alley . .

Shelly said...

Wow, this one sounds very intriguing...

Lizett34 said...

This book sounds like a good read. I am going to have to add it to my list.

Colleen Turner said...

I actually read this book and LOVED IT! It was one of my favorite reads last year. I would love to win a copy, though, to give out as a gift!
Colleen Turner

Denise said...

this contest is seriously awesome, and I have been interested in every book featured so far!

Sammi said...

Can't wait to read it!

LindsayK918 said...

Sounds amazing!

Anonymous said...

I really really want this one, too!!! This is on my to buy list! Hope I win!!!

Laura Kay
anovelreview

Tina Brannan said...

Sounds like a great read!!

AnnEliz said...

Yeah another book opportunity!!

Jana said...

Sounds like a great read! This is a fun contest!

Jana B

Christine in NJ said...

I read this FAB book (of course - per YOUR recommendation!) And I am SOOO happy to hear book #3 is in the works! Thanks MaNiC!

Christine

Anonymous said...

So much fun to do this everyday. I have soooo much reading to do!! patti col

smlata1027 said...

This is a great contest ~ After You is on my "to read" list!

Hubbardston said...

This one sounds great ~ Kirsten R.

Hope C. said...

Wow, sounds like a great book!

Melissa said...

This book sounds like a great read!

Melissa - jmmblack@comcast.net

keltban said...

I would love to win..SOUNDS Fantastic!!

Susan said...

I read the first chapter. What an amazing first chapter! I have got to read the rest. Hope I win!

Thanks!
Suzebomb - The Book Bag

Juliet Farmer said...

oooh...been wanting to read this one for a while now!

Amy said...

I want to win already!

-Snarky Mommy

M said...

I really want to read this one!!

Nan110 said...

sounds like a good book to read. Nancy

Ally said...

Another great looking book!
Ally N

Leah B said...

Sounds like a very interesting read! And this would be a new author to me.

Swishy said...

This is a great book (so is The Opposite of Me)! Definitely recommend checking it out!

Terri said...

I've actually read this one, so if I win, I'll be giving it to my friend Holly, who lead me to the Manic Mommy blog in the first place. Great book!

Terri M. in Phoenix

Bridget said...

That is very cool. I would like to win this.
Iambtinrb

Philadelphia said...

Would love to read this! I love checking in each day so that I can add to my reading list!

gun1not said...

Wow. I have a lot of reading to catch up on with this new blog (for me).

Amanda Skarsgard said...

The first chapter has me sucked in. I love finding new authors.

Amanda Leigh said...

This book has been on my Amazon wish list for awhile now. Here's hoping I'll win it!

- Amanda Leigh

Amy Risner said...

I've heard great things about Julie's book, I hope I win this one!

Julie said...

Thanks so much for all the lovely comments! And for those of you who already read After You, and enjoyed it, thanks so much for the kind words!

xoxo,
Julie Buxbaum

Ps--Steph you rock! I was just giggling remembering how my husband was terrified when I told him I was meeting a cool blogger I met on the internet for dinner. Hilarious!

Nicole Marie said...

Yes, please :)

NicoleMG from CT

Buffy Dee said...

Looks awesome!

Sarah S. said...

Very interested!

Sarah S.
sslinsky@hvc.rr.com

Michelle Croce said...

Thanks for the recommendation! Can't wait to read this - I'll definitely be coming back to this blog to find out about the other books.

karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read this fabulous novel :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

your invisible pixie said...

oooh.

Stephanie said...

Julie, I almost wrote that in my post about how you went out with me without knowing me!--remember how you had friends at the reading and they whispered to you before we went out ... they were scared for you for going out to dinner with a complete stranger?!?! Hahaha! I could have been an axe murderer! haha, my word verification is JIVER!

bloggerwife said...

I really enjoy good books about friendship. This looks like one of those! -Felicia D.

Bernadette said...

the reading list grows and grows

kristinrose said...

sign me up!

Kristi said...

This sounds like one that's going to make me cry. I love that I'm finding all these authors I didn't know thanks to you.

Kristi Marie W.

Michelle Mierczewski said...

I am not sure where to begin...so many great choices...too little time

Dani In Chicago said...

Did I enter this already? I almost forgot!

Dani Patarazzi
danisilvia223@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I just keep adding to my reading list! These books so far have sounded great!! RebeccaErin

My Two Army Brats said...

I want it!!

Dawn from CA said...

So many great books! I need another bookshelf to keep up. :)
Thanks again, Steph!

Lisa justus said...

Looks good to me! Keep the great recommendations coming.

Jen said...

ooo sounds good!! i would love to win!

Anne said...

Sounds like a wonderful read!

Anne Beth

Kristy said...

This sounds like the perfect book for me. :)

Anonymous said...

First chapter has me hooked!

Colbey Jones

Shelley said...

Another book I'd love to read!

Michelle said...

Michelle @ Honest & Truly! Loved loved LOVED The Opposite of Love. SO want to read another of hers. Hint hint ;)

Anonymous said...

Would love to win it! Pick me ;)

Sasse1Susan

Siobhan said...

This sounds like an amazing read!

Holly W said...

I love finding more authors everyday. Thanks again!

Dolly said...

Wow - sounds like a LOT going on!

Kate said...

I want to read this one, too!
-Katie-Kat

flashtheoutlaw said...

This is so on my reading list!

taylorj2112 said...

Everyday I look forward to checking in yonder what the book of te day is. As if my reading wish list wasn't long enough, you have helpped add to it. Can't wait to read this one!!!!!

Nearl said...

Sounds like a book that could make me cry and laugh, the key to a good book.

Anonymous said...

This sounds intriguing. I am getting lots of ideas from your blog for my reading list from authors I haven't tried before :)

fanficfan44

sarah frederick said...

Can't wait to read!

Croppergirl said...

I love a good "friendship" book. I hope I win!

Pamela Hoffman
croppergirl@tx.rr.com

Kristen said...

Thanks for all the great book ideas!

Taylor Morris said...

wow... sounds GREAT!

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Right up my alley!

libraryleslie said...

Sounds good!

CariL said...

Seriously...my workplace blocks your blog. Jerks! CariL

Laura said...

I would love to read this! I just became a fan of your blog thanks to the fabulous Jen Lancaster and her recommendations. I enjoy your book choices and would love to have this book!!

Anonymous said...

Have had her first book on my "to read" list for awhile.....now adding this one!

SPepper22

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this book giveaway month!
Pennygirl, Manitowoc

Anonymous said...

Not my typical read, but sounds interesting. TaraUB in IN

ChristineCet said...

Great post. Great pix.

Joelle said...

Love Julie Buxbaum! I have After You on my 2011 to read list. yay.

AisforRandom said...

yea for books.

Karen C. said...

This one's been on my "to read" list forever!

Amy said...

Can't wait to read it!
amypackster

Becki** said...

Hope I am not too late

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great book! If I don't win I'm gonna have to buy the book! :)
Valerie Gerardy

Tara S. said...

What an adorable cover!

Dawn Geske said...

Hope its not too late to get in on this. Looks like a great book.

Leslie said...

I love to discover new authors (or at least new to me)! Thanks for the blog. LeslieGC

Kas said...

I would love to win this one!

Kassie H.

crabbymommy said...

Sounds great!!! Can't wait to read it.

Books & Reviews said...

Must win this book! -anguerre

Nicole Marie said...

Sounds great :)

NicoleMG from CT

Katrina Swiney said...

From the cover to description -this one sounds great!!

Tyra said...

Sounds fantastic!

Tiffany said...

I have been dying to read this one! Thats all I can say and then pray I win! LOL ( :
Tiffany aka Cozy Reader

Ronda C. in B'ham said...

Hope it is not too late to enter for this one.

Eileen said...

I love Julie's writing!

kristin said...

My yearly to read list keeps growing with every day in March...

Kristin said...

This is on my list of books to read!

Dolly said...

I just wanted to say again how much I'm enjoying your blog, and this contest!

Christina said...

The Opposite of Love is on my list and now this one is too!

ChristinaL

Clarebear117 said...

*fingers crossed*

Jordan said...

I love having so many options to put on my TBR list :)

Brenda L B said...

I was intrigued by how much is going on in this book and how many different avenues it is taking. Total a read for me.

Brenda L B

gun1not said...

I love this blog. I'm going to have an amazing reading list for this summer.

RedDragon said...

Sounds like a great read! I am having fun checking in on your reviews of all these books.

BethC said...

I want this one!

amanda said...

Can't wait to check this out!

AmandaTX

Stephanie said...

THANK YOU ALL FOR COMMENTING! NO COMMENTS AFTER THIS COMMENT WILL QUALIFY FOR THIS BOOK! THANK YOU! CHECK OUT THE NEXT BOOKS OFFERED FOR THE BOOK-A-DAY GIVEAWAY! THANKS, MANIC MOMMY