Tuesday, May 29, 2012

THE ART OF FORGETTING by Camille Noe Pagan

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If you missed The Art of Forgetting when it came out in hard cover last year, you are in for a treat now. Last year when I read it, I cracked it open thinking I would take a sneak peek and suddenly I was on chapter six dying to know what was happening with the mystery behind Nathan, Marissa’s ex-love, and wondering about the brain injury that her best friend, Julia sustains. I read this book at a super-fast pace and couldn’t recommend it enough! Such a great read!

Back-of-the-book blurb:
Marissa Rogers never wanted to be an alpha; beta suited her just fine. Taking charge without taking credit had always paid off: vaulting her to senior editor at a glossy magazine; keeping the peace with her critical, weight-obsessed mother; and enjoying the benefits of being best friends with gorgeous, charismatic, absolutely alpha Julia Ferrar.

And then Julia gets hit by a cab. She survives with minor obvious injuries, but brain damage steals her memory and alters her personality, possibly forever. Suddenly, Marissa is thrown into the role of alpha friend. As Julia struggles to regain her memory- dredging up issues Marissa would rather forget, including the fact that Julia asked her to abandon the love of her life ten years ago- Marissa's own equilibrium is shaken.

To enter to win The Art of Forgetting, tell me something you’re always forgetting to do. I ALWAYS forget to be on time!

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99 comments:

ncsuloges said...

I always forget where my keys are and not to call my parents when I am stressed. When I was younger I always forgot not to drunk dial my exes. haha

lucy872 said...

I don't forget one particular thing, but it never fails that whenever I am trying to do something, I forget something upstairs in my house when I need it downstairs and vice versa. I must climb my stairs hundreds of times in a day!

absolutahnie said...

i'm with lucy872 - inevitably forgetting my book or my shoes or earrings in the bedroom when i'm trying to leave for work in the morning so it's up & down the stairs...!

Kristin from Lou said...

I won this book from another blog, so just leaving a comment to enter the entire June blast of books, thanks!

Carly said...

I always forgot something when I go to the grocery store or Target. Something always fails to make it to the list or I forget the list and wing it.

Carly H

Emma S. said...

I always forget where I put my phone. I also forget to go back and get my credit card when I open up a tab at the bar. Oops!

BrendaL71 said...

I forget things that are just not part of my daily routine. Whether's dropping something off on my way home from work or picking up a prescription that I may fill about every 2 - 3 months.

CAnative said...

If I have only a few items I need from the store and don't write a list I always forget an item. I remember teasing my mom about this....karma is a bitch!

Nicole

buttah said...

I forget EVERYTHING ALL THE TIME! If I don't write it down, or put it on a sticky note on my forehead, I am almost always likely to forget. Whether it's stopping by the bank, or picking something up at the store. If it is out of my normal daily routine, I'm a space cadet!

accidentalgypsy said...

I forget things all the time! If I'm in a hurry, I'll inevitably forget something and have to turn around and go get it. Even if I have a list at the grocery store, I'll get distracted and forget something on it, and I'm terrible about forgetting things my fiance asked me to do! :( Oops. lol

Juliet Farmer said...

there's no one thing i forget to do all the time, but last night for the first time ever i forgot to feed the dog her dinner! at about midnight she let me know not so subtly that i had forgotten. :)

jdstec said...

Yay!!! a month of books. I'm so excited. I forget where I leave my keys.

Bridget said...

When we go out to eat, I forget to take my pills when I get home. I always come home, feed the pets, give them their medicine and forget my own.

iambtinrb

Betsy said...

Sign me up!

Anonymous said...

I always forget to plug my phone in at the end of the day. I am thankful my hubby does it for me.

-Donna W.

Crystal said...

I forget where I leave my phone sometimes.

When it's actually in my hand. It happens more often than I'd care to admit. :)

crystal717

your invisible pixie said...

I always forget to bring things with me when I'm going someplace that I know I have something to bring. For instance, when I was going to my parent's house this weekend, I forgot to bring the box of clothes that I wanted my mom to give to her friend!

EKB said...

Vitamins!! I never can remember to take them. Ever.

keltban said...

I seem to forget my phone in the morning when I am going to work. I usually remember that I didn't throw it into my purse when I am halfway to work. If I don't set it next to my purse...I always forget to grab it.

Megan said...

I always forget to call someone after I'm told-you need to call this person. Whoops!
Eloisepeaches

Melissa said...

I always forget to put the yogurt back in the fridge in the morning and then I ruin the whole thing :(
-tmd636

Kimberly Pearlman said...

I'm always forgetting everything! I have a horrible memory & constantly am being reminded of things I should not forget. LOL oops!!!

Jeffie T said...

I'm always forgetting to put out the trash. I'm usually half way down the street before I notice all the green bins and have to go back.

Jonita said...

When I'm at the grocery store there is always one item on my mental list that I forget! I try to correct this by writing lists down, but sometimes I forget to do even that. :)

This book has been on my radar for a long time and I would love to win a copy!

Jonita (aka The Book Chick)

Lizett34 said...

I always seem to forget little details. For example, if I have to be somewhere at a certain time I can never remember the time, I have to end up asking someone multiple times.

Joelle said...

I always forget to take my meds in the morning. oops.

jobella

TinaB said...

I always forget at least one item when I go to the grocery store! I guess I need to start taking a list with me...but I always forget to make one!
Tina
Brannanflooring@aol.com

Katie said...

I always forget if I remembered to put down the garage door so I always double back around our loop to make sure!

Katie M. The Big 3-0 Shape-up!

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I always forget to make appointments Monday thru Friday during business hours.

Anonymous said...

to take my pills - whether prescription, vitamins or other supplements, I always forget. JillFay

Krystal said...

My son is fairly newly potty trained. I always forget to have him go potty before we leave the house. Thankfully no accidents yet!
kndyer

Jen said...

It's kind of ridiculous the amount of things I forget...no way I could narrow it down to just one thing! But it's turned me into the queen of list-making, so I guess that's not a bad thing!?!

jen
(jenknee1976@hotmail.com)

Melissa said...

I tend to forget to brush my kids teeth. I know, mother of the year over here! Mel Rem

Emily said...

in addition to always forgetting that it isnt a good idea to hit the snooze button 5 times in the morning, i am always forgetting to renew prescriptions before the last minute!

Emily116

Bev V said...

I always forget where I put my keys, if they aren't in the "normal" spot.
And if I don't make a list, I usually forget something at the grocery store!

Bev V. (shaggy552@gmail.com)

Anonymous said...

Whenever I go on vacation, I always forget something, but I've stopped stressing over it, I figure whatever it is, I can buy it wherever we're going :)

Bridget O'Neill said...

Oops, the previous post was me, forgot my email

bjoneill@hotmail.com

A.C. said...

My house doesn't get cell phone reception and I always forget to leave my phone in the window, the one spot that does!

ludy2288 said...

My life is full of sticky notes, especially at work, because I try to do too many things at once and always forget to do something.

Becki**** said...

I always forget to keep all the gadgets charged = SUCH A PAIN. And I always forget how old my Mother is because she LIED about it for most of my life, lol

susieqlaw said...

I forget my keys!

Susan B

jerigraff@gmail.com said...

I always forget to take my cell phone with me when I run to town. Luckily I remember in the drive way and not down the road.

Denise said...

I always forget to water the 1 plant I own. I have no idea how it's survived for 2 years...

-Denise F.

Sslinsky said...

I am always forgetting to complete some sort of paperwork or another, Oops!

Sarah

robynn78 said...

I always forget to just relax & take time for myself. Im a stay at home mom so I feel like I have to be doing something non stop to keep in line with how much my husband works, but forget that I should be able just to relax every so often

Autumn said...

I always forget to buy a couple of items whenever I go grocery shopping. My poor husband is at the store at least twice a week to pick up random stuff I need.

DaphneSFL said...

I always forget birthdays

betsy_blixt said...

I'm always forgetting to take my vitamins. I buy a bottle and think, I can do this. Then I forget almost every single day.

TaraUB said...

I can never remember where I put my car keys. I try to put them in the same place, but I forget where that is.

Ready To Be A Momma said...

I always forget to take my pills, such a bad thing to forget!
Qweska8402

Carol5814 said...

I always forget people's names the first time I meet them.

Melissa said...

I just forget little things I need to do and then they don't get done till last minute.

Melissa A from CLC

Margaret said...

I always forget something behind when grocery shopping. Always! Even with a list very annoying!

Margaret(Literary Chanteuse)

Corgi Lover said...

I am always forgetting where I left my glasses. I take them off for something and forget where I left them. Thankfully I have several back up pairs :-)

Anonymous said...

I always forget to take my allergy medicine!

Colbey J

*Amy R.* said...

I tend to walk into a room but forget what I was going there for

Jessica Meddick said...

I forget a lot of things! I've forgotten my ID at work numerous times which is really terrible because I can't get back on base without it. I'm trying to be better!

Thanks!
-Jessica Meddick
walkingcorpse11@hotmail.com

Kim W. said...

I always forget to bring my car keys outside with me when I go to leave. You'd think I'd be smart enough to put them in my purse when I get home so that the next time I go out, they are there. But nope! That would be too easy. So I get me, all our stuff, and my 2 kids all installed in the car, go to start it, and can't find my bloody keys!! Drives me crazy!

Marla W. said...

I ALWAYS forget how long it takes me to get ready in the morning and I continue to use snooze every morning (thus making me a little later than I'd like in getting out the door to work)!!! mdworley1 at gmail dot com

Dani In Chicago said...

I forget to take my vitamins in the morning. It messes things up.

Tiffany Drew said...

I am always forgetting something. So much so that I carry around post it notes with me and write things down as I remember them and tape the notes to my wall lol.

Karen said...

I forget to send thank you notes...sometimes. I don't mean to forget this...and here in the South...it is just tacky. I appreciate what others do for me...I just feel that if I have thanked you personally then I check that box and move on! Okay...FINE...I'm tacky. :) ktmixon315

Books & Reviews said...

I tend to forget to text people back. Opps! -AMG

Lilian said...

I ALWAYS forget to take my phone with me when I go out and I ALWAYS inevitably have to go back for it. *Sigh*

Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

Kristin said...

I don't forget anything specific but I do forget at least one thing everyday. Whether it's something at the grocery store or bringing something back to a friend or forgetting to call someone back, I lose track of it.

Kristin

Lisamarie said...

Every time I walk out my office door & talk to my employee I forget what or where I am doing/going.

Kayo said...

I kind of forget to make dinner...maybe its a subconscious thing. Since I have no children at home its easy to do!

Margie said...

I sometimes forget that I have books due at the library.

Carie Casey said...

I always forget to thaw something out for dinner.

Carie

Susan @ The Book Bag said...

This happened to me last night - again - I always forget to put a new garbage bag in the trash can when I take out the garbage. Then hubby goes to throw something away and - whoops - I forgot again! But if that's the worst, then big deal, right? Unless I am forgetting something......

equinn726 said...

I'm always forgetting where I put my keys and my sunglasses.

Luvschocolate said...

I always forget to take mt vitamin D and I have a deficiency ,I totally space about it.

JF15 said...

I always forget my shopping list at home! I get to the market and go crazy trying to remember what I had written down. Needless to say I never get it right and always come home with things I don't need and am missing things I am completely out of milk, oj etc.

Ally said...

I always forget something from the grocery store, even if it was on my list.
Ally N

faithspage said...

I'm terrible with names. Last semester the girl that sat next to me in 3 classes for 15 weeks, I had no idea what her name was.

Mumma23qts said...

I keep forgetting to keep in touch with old friends!

Mumma23qts said...

I forget to keep in touch with my old friends. ;)

Leslie said...

I cannot remember to refill a prescription to save my life. I can call it in, just not remember to stop. Usually have to go a day or two(three) without any before remembering to drive by and pickup. LeslieGC

Kelly said...

I always forget where I leave my phone and keys, my sisters are constantly making fun of me

BuffyDee said...

Forget to take care of myself

Leah B said...

I always forget to charge my phone - and it always ends up dead.

Kimmi said...

I always forget to turn the dryer off before I leave the house. One of these days, I'm going to burn the place down.

Sherry said...

I always forget where I put my phone and than i for get to charge it so I can't even call it from another phone to find it.

Mom'sLove said...

I'm not very good about bringing a lunch to work daily. I try to be, not good at it..
Amanda at
byacourt at g mail dot com

Kristen said...

I forget where I put my keys. :)

Nanette said...

I'm always forgetting where I set my coffee down. I used to laugh at my mother for doing the same...now it's MY turn. :)

~Nan

Kelleyc said...

I would forget everything if I didn't have my calendar on my fridge plus reminders in my phone! But the worst is forgetting where I put my keys and phone! I hate scrambling around looking for them in the morning!!!!

TinaPow said...

What don't I forget...it's something different everyday so I can't even be consisitent

Alice said...

I always forget me "green" bags to take to the grocery story.

Lindsay said...

Take my list with me to the grocery store!

Lindsay Elizabeth said...

I always forget if I've put my cell in my purse... and its almost always there!

Sharn3960 said...

I'm always forgetting where I put my cell phone down so I try and make sure that the ringer is on so I can call it from another phone to find it.

Erin G said...

I always forget things at the store - even if I have a list - because sometimes I forget to add things to the list!
erinaaron616 at bex dot net

EBrowning said...

There's nothing in particular that I always forget to do, but here lately I'll walk into a room to get something or do something and forget what that thing is. It's been happening more often than usual. I blame stress! :)

slm8803 said...

I always forget to shut the garage. Every evening my husband will say "did you shut the garage"? Ummm...nope!!

Anonymous said...

I always forget something or other when i 'm grocery shopping!

RebeccaEG

Terri said...

I get sidetracked easily, so I guess i always forget what I was actually doing in the first place.

Terri M.

feliciadel said...

I always walk out of the house and forget SOMEthing, a jacket, water bottle, phone. I am constantly going back in for one more thing!

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