Tuesday, October 23, 2012

FORGOTTEN by Catherine McKenzie! Two can win!

Congrats to winners:
Becki****







I'm so excited for Catherine McKenzie's newest book that is out THIS WEEK, and by the way, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Catherine TODAY!!

Her latest book is Forgotten which takes place partly in Africa, where Catherine has never been, but the main character is a lawyer, which Catherine really is, as well as an amazing author--one of my faves!

Unfortunately, this book has been 'forgotten' by me as you all know I've been facing some things at home I'd rather forget about -- haha, nice play on words on my part here. I haven't had the chance to read at all lately, but I couldn't NOT bring this book to YOU, and I'm dying to start reading it. I've loved Catherine's other books, SPIN and ARRANGED, and I know this one, once I get started reading it, will have me glued to the seat!

Here's what Forgotten is about:

Emma Tupper is a dedicated lawyer with a bright future. But when she takes a month-long leave of absence to go on an African vacation, she ends up facing unexpected consequences. After she falls ill and spends six months trapped in a remote village thanks to a devastating earthquake, Emma returns home to discover that her friends, boyfriend, and colleagues thought she was dead—and that her life has moved on without her.

As she struggles to re-create her old life, throwing herself into solving a big case for a client and trying to reclaim her beloved apartment from the handsome photographer who assumed her lease, everyone around her thinks she should take the opportunity to change. But is she willing to sacrifice her job, her relationships, and everything else she worked so hard to build?

In Forgotten, Catherine McKenzie tweaks a classic tale of discovering who we really are when everything that brings meaning to our lives is lost.

Read more on Forgotten on Catherine's website here: INFO ON FORGOTTEN.

Thanks to Catherine and her publisher, she's offering TWO copies of Forgotten so if you'd like a shot at winning, just tell me something that you are always forgetting! And not something lame like your keys!

PS... one of the Perks of Being a Wallflower winners have not contacted me yet...melisa TMD636 where are you? 

PSS... for those of you thinking of my son Luke who was diagnosed with epilepsy over the summer and has had grand mal seizures, (which is why the posting of books has been very sporadic), we are on day 23 of being seizure-free. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Life is almost getting back to normal. I hope to be getting back on track with lots more books soon!

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63 comments:

Tracey said...

I always forget, until the very last possible moment, to put salt in my pie dough mix.

lucy872 said...

I don't have a specific thing I always forget, but on a daily basis I walk into a room or go to do something and forget what I was going to do!

absolutahnie said...

it's good to see the update on luke! i'm sending more good thoughts your way... as for forgetting it's inevtiably my grocery list which i remember once i step foot in the market!

ncsuloges said...

Ok a funny one and a true one. I always forget where my keys and phone are especially on days when I am already running late. This one has gotten much better now that I am older but for quite a while, I would always forget not to drunk dial. Now I remember...most of the time. :)

Mary Jo Burke said...

I write grocery lists and leave them at home.

Sherry said...

Please I forget everything--hence the ADHD diagnose at 28---oh now I get it :) And did you know they make this watch so you can set reminders--and one of the reminders is to pick up kids--LOL at least this is one I do not forget--I would probably show up to pick him up even when I don't have to which would make it that I forget not to pick him up.

LeslieGC said...

I am always forgetting to pay my Verizon bill...I think I just don't want to be reminded of how freakin much we spend on cell phones! They never forget and send me a text every month...

susieqlaw said...

I am always forgetting my schedule especially on busy days! It takes a village!

TinaB said...

I always forget things at the grocery store. If i make a list before i go...i usually forget to take it with me!!
Glad your son is doing better!!
Brannanflooring@aol.com

EKB said...

ALWAYS forgetting to get bday gifts for my daughters kid parties...or get cards for friends...even though its in my planner...ugh... So glad to hear about your son! GREAT news and I hope it continues for you... LOVE Catherine's books so my fingers are crossed for this one!!!

Bev V said...

I have had to call my cell phone to be able to figure out where I left it. Lame, but that's all I can think of right now.

BrendaL71 said...

That's easy. My phone but always at home. I have my cell phone with me all the time and when I get home I'll usually have it in my hand but I'm doing so much, like getting the mail, changing out of my work clothes or washing my hands so I'll set it down somewhere and will lose it constantly. I may be on the bed under an shirt I just took off. I can spend a lot of time looking for my phone.

Marla W. said...

Happy to read about the seizure-free span - that is good news!

I always forget breakfast and/or lunch - I don't get up early enough to eat before leaving for work so I try to bring something for each and inevitably I forget one or the other EVERY day. Unless I get it all ready at night, which, of course, I'm usually too lazy to do :o)

Ally said...

My kids...just kidding. It's usually forgetting to take meat out to thaw for dinner.

Kristen said...

I never remember to check in for Southwest flights the day before and end up in the middle seats. :(

Glad your son is better!

Kristen27

Melissa said...

How about something I always think I'm forgetting? I always always think I forgot to close the garage door and circle back, only to realize it's actually closed. Nothing like wasting time and gas!

-tmd636
P.S. I emailed you, sorry!

Lilian said...

I always forget to take my wallet when I drive..and then freak out that thats the day I will be pulled over.

Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

Kristi said...

I'm always forgetting whether or not I've asked my husband a question. I constantly have a mental to-do list and usually that includes asking him about something or other. So a lot of the time I forget whether I actually had the conversation or not. I've just learned to preface every question with, "Did I already ask you this..."

I've been gone from BWM for a few months because I had my baby. But I've been keeping up with you on FB. So sorry about Luke but I'm glad that things are starting to look up!

aggiekristi04

GoGreen said...

I am always forgetting my umbrella somewhere.



Bonnie

Bridget said...

Either I forget my grocery list, or today thought I had it, but now can't find it. Or I forget to take the coupons, or worse, forget to give them to the cashier when I check out!
Glad Luke is doing better.

Iambtinrb

Lisamarie said...

If I don't start my conversation with my co-worker (pretty much almost yelling; thankgoodness we are the only two in our area)as I walk out of my office I will forget what I'm about to say!

Vivian said...

I'd forget almost everything, appointment wise, if it weren't programmed into my phone's calendar. I've actually missed doctor's appointments, picking up my parents for appointments, etc. until I started putting everything on my cellphone.

Jessica said...

I always forget to bring my grocery bags into the grocery store.

Thanks!
-Jessica M
walkingcorpse11@hotmail.com

Jeffie T said...

Whatever I REALLY need at the store is usually the one thing I forget. Then after I finally remember to buy it, I forget that I did and buy it again the next three trips to the store.

So glad your son is doing better!

Sharn3960 said...

Something I'm always forgetting... what I had for dinner the night before. It's crazy. I can remember 10yrs ago but not what I had for dinner yesterday.
sharn3960 AT comcast DOT net

Joan15 said...

Great news about Luke. Let's keep the good day coming.
What do I forget? How about almost everything. The day of the week, to put my rings and watch on before I go to work, to put gas in my car, what I went to the grocery store for. Oh my I am a mess. hahahah

Kayo said...

Its been more frequent, but I go downstairs to get something out of the freezer, and get sidetracked and dont bring ANYTHING upstairs. Arrgh!

Margie said...

We sometimes forget to bring along our own boxes and bags when we go grocery shopping.
Margie T

Luvschocolate said...

I always forget to pick up my kid

betsy_blixt said...

I am always forgetting to love myself.

Coleen said...

I always forget to use coupons at the grocery store!! Glad to here Luke is doing well!! My prayers are always with you and the fam!!

slm8803 said...

Every week I clip coupons...go grocery shopping, get to the checkout line and where are my dang coupons? Yep, at home on my desk!!!!

your invisible pixie said...

day 23! that's exciting! i hope he continues to do well!

and i LOVED arranged! I'm always forgetting to deposit checks I'm given...and also to pay attention to everything around me! whoops!

Na said...

I always forgot to use the coupons or let them expire accidently!

Thank you for the chance to read this book. I like the premise.

Cambonified[at]yahoo[dot]com

Margaret Literary Chanteuse said...

I'm always forgetting me. It's always the kids, husband etc. I forget me sometimes. I love Catherine's books and would love to read this one!

Margaret
singitm(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I keep forgetting my daughter's dance class! We keep completely forgetting to take her!

Colbey J

bluestarbrite Steph said...

I'm always forgetting everything these days. When you are pregnant, you start forgetting things. I'm waiting for that memory loss to return. I have so many things going on at work and with a 7 month old, that ideas and thoughts that enter my head are quickly forgotten.

Terri said...

I always forget to do things like call people back until it way too late at night to call.

Terri M.

Nanette said...

OMGosh! This book sounds amazing. I have been wanting to read Catherine's other two books and they are on my wish list.

One thing I ALWAYS forget is taking something out of the freezer for dinner. It's maddening and something I don't ever think I'll remember to do. Sigh....

Anyway, yay for day 23! That is GREAT! You are half way to your goal...awesome!

Have a good one, Steph!! :)

Nan

Anonymous said...

I always forget my badge to get me in the doors to work. I have to wait for someone to let me in and then beg my boss to loan me one for the day.

-Donna W.

buttah said...

I will forget ANYTHING that I don't write down, from groceries to friends' birthdays! So glad to hear things are going well with your little guy! Hope it continues!!

Juliet Farmer said...

names--i'm TERRIBLE with names, even with people i know fairly well!

Nicole said...

I will walk into a room with a specific purpose and then completely forget that purpose. So annoying!

Nicole

Susan @ The Book Bag said...

I always forget to take the cloth bags to the grocery store to reuse. I hate those darn plastic bags so you would think I would be a little better about remembering, wouldn't you? And even if I remember to put them in the car, I usually forget to take them into the store. grrrr!

Thanks for this awesome giveaway - I love Catherine and her books!

accidentalgypsy said...

I tend to forget anything and everything...only to remember it just when it's too late.

Call my mom? Nope, it's already after 10pm her time.

Get home from the grocery store? Damn, I forgot to pick up this or that.

My brother's birthday is tomorrow? Guess he'll have to be happy with a phone call and a late gift. :)

nancysbookshelf said...

I'm always forgetting names. I have run into a co-worker (who I know pretty well) at the mall and forgot her name! Embarrassing...

equinn726 said...

I am really bad at remembering to send birthday cards on time.

Kimberly Pearlman said...

I forget my phone charger @ home on a regular basis which means no music while I work...makes the days way too long! :(

Lizett34 said...

I seem to always forget the date. Mind you I sit at a desk with a calendar right in front of me at all times. Yet by the afternoon if you ask me the date I still have to check the calendar.

Denise said...

I always forget my reusable shopping bags in the car

-Denise F.

DaphneSFL said...

I change purses and wallets often, and, always ALWAYS forget to make sure I have my wallet, complete with drivers license, ATM, money, etc. in whatever bag I'm carrying for the day. I can't tell you how many times I've been at the grocery store w/a cart full of groceries, only to get up to the register and realize I have no wallet!

A.C. said...

I always forget to make a grocery list and I end up just going to the store and buying tons of stuff I don't need and nothing that I actually do!

faithspage said...

Names! I am terrible at remembering names.

Kelleyc said...

I feel like I forget pretty much anything if I dont write it down! Lol. Dance class, meeting, birthdays....must be on the calendar or they don't stand a chance!!!

So glad your son has been seizure free for so many days. Continued thoughts and prayers to your family.

Emma S. said...

I forget things all the time, which is why I am an obsessive-compulsive list maker, so I never forget anythings. I have several lists in my purse at the moment. It's slightly ridiculous. If I die suddenly, and someone goes through my purse, I think he/she will think I'm Rain Man or something.

Bridget O'Neill said...

I always forget to take meat out of the freezer for dinner. My poor husband eats a lot of spaghetti :)

Erin G said...

I loved Spin, and I have Arranged on my Kindle, but I keep forgetting it is there to read! Glad things are looking up for your family :)

jdstec said...

phone numbers

Becki**** said...

Even if I DO remember to bring the grocery list, I always forget to pick up one or two items that werent nearby when I happened to glance down at the list.

I NEVER forget a book to read however, lol.

Read Baby Read said...

I am always forgetting to turn the ringer off on my phone. Every day in class it rings. The students are now keeping a tally. 😁📖

Krystal said...

I always forget to call my grandma back. She'll call and leave me a message, I check it thinking I'll call her back in a little bit, but I always forget!

Soo glad to hear that you're having a good stretch of seizure-free time! Praying that stretch keeps going!

kndyer

Kimmi said...

I need to grab my flashdrive every morning to take to the office, but always wind up doubling back, in the car, to get it.

So glad to hear that your little one's improving. I think of your situation every time I log on to this site.

Corgi Lover said...

I'm always taking my glasses off and forgetting where I left them. I have three pairs because I think one pair is lost and get a new pair only to find the original pair.