Tuesday, February 26, 2013

ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell

By: Rainbow Rowell

Hi there! I'm back! You may remember I shared with you Rainbow Rowell's first book called Attachments that I absolutely fell in love with. Rainbow's next book Eleanor & Park came out first in the UK, which I immediately ordered because I wanted to read it so desperately and didn't want to wait for the US version. Well, lucky for you, the US version is out this week, and even luckier, I've got a copy for you to win here on Booking with Manic!

What I love most about Rainbow's writing is she brings you right up close and personal to the characters. You feel their every thought, wish for what they want, and hope they succeed, you seriously do! From the moment you meet the comic-book loving, cool, quiet and elusive Park and vibrant-yet-unsure Eleanor, you'll wait for big moments to happen. And they will, but it'll take time. You'll want to be along for that ride, I promise you! Here's a little snippet:

“Bono met his wife in high school,” Park says.

“So did Jerry Lee Lewis,” Eleanor answers.

“I’m not kidding,” he says.

“You should be,” she says, “we’re 16.”

“What about Romeo and Juliet?”

“Shallow, confused, then dead.”

“I love you,” Park says.

“Wherefore art thou,” Eleanor answers.

“I’m not kidding,” he says.

“You should be.”

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, Eleanor & Park is the story of two star-crossed misfits – smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love – and just how hard it pulled you under.

So, if you're up for your shot at winning a copy of Eleanor & Park, share with us a snippet of when a first love professed feelings for you. I remember being on a date when I was 16 and getting dropped off at home, and my then-boyfriend sitting in the car and telling me that he had three words he wanted to say to me, and then he said them. I was scared and unsure, and I think I might have said, "Thank you." A couple of days or a week later, I said it back. 

Funny enough, he and I are Facebook friends and he even commented on a post I put up just today!
So, share an interesting story (doesn't have to be an I-love-you tale), just something cute, silly, funny, endearing about a boyfriend from your high school days, and you'll be entered to win a copy of Eleanor & Park!

Thanks for stopping by, and I'll be posting more books soon, I promise! If you're new here, please read how we operate below! 


If you're new to Booking with Manic, thank you for stopping by! We love new readers! Some notes - If you're entering to win a book, please leave a comment on this post and use an identifying name when commenting. It's usually a great idea to include an email, which I will never give out to anyone else. You can only enter once please. You'll need to check back here in a few days to see if you've won the book -- I will either list the winner in a new post OR highlight the winner's name at the top of this post, or tell you where you can find the winner's name at the top of this post. I do NOT personally contact the winners. It is YOUR responsibility to come back to see if you've won. Most books are supplied directly through publishers, publicists and the authors. Winners will receive books directly from the publisher or author within 3 weeks from the time you provide me with your address, unless I send you the book (sometimes I will). Sorry, but we can only ship to U.S. and Canada so if you're from another country, thank you for coming by to read and discover new authors, but we can't send you a book. Any questions on how I run the blog or suggestions on who you would like to see featured, please email me at stephanieelliot[at]gmail.com. Thank you for your support!

Friday, February 01, 2013

Here I Go Again WINNER


Congrats to the winner of HERE I GO AGAIN! It was so great to see so many of you back here! I was overwhelmed to see so many familiar names - I can't even tell you how it made me feel! Thank you for coming back! And thank you to new readers who have come by. I hope you'll stick around to discover new books on Booking with Manic! And I loved reminiscing to all the old songs, and some not so old songs (talking to you YOU Bieber baby fans! LOL! Not hating on ya -- I've seen HIM in CONCERT! LOL!)

So, thanks for sticking around and trusting that I would be back, and I will have another book or two coming your way in the next week or so! 

In the meantime, I would love fo

b e a n t o w n p o l a r b e a r

who happens to remember fondly Nirvana, Counting Crows and Dave Matthews (I LOVE Counting Crows and DMB a TON -- saw DMB twice in concert and have a major thing for Adam Duritz!

Beantownpolarbear--please email me with HERE I GO AGAIN WINNER in the subject line and send me your full name and full address so we can get your book to you so you can start reading about Lissy Ryder's excellent adventures!

And thanks to Jen Lancaster for writing another AMAZING novel, and for her publisher for offering this giveaway for me to share with you all!

Thanks everyone and Happy Weekend!

PeaCe uP!