Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Life's a Beach and Princeton Library is living proof!

By Amy Bromberg

**Giveaway is now closed**

I’m SO excited to share some great news! Not sure if any of you have seen my tweets and Facebook posts about how Chick Lit Central is partnering up with the Princeton Public Library in hosting Beach Reads “Girls’ Night Out” on Friday June 7th at 6:30pm. This event will be the kick-off to their adult summer reading program that the library runs ever year. Summer is nearly here and it is time to start planning the list of what you plan to read. This event will definitely help you get your summer beach read list ready. A panel of authors, which I will be moderating, will talk about their latest books and share what they have on their summer readings lists.

The panel includes:
1. Author Priscille Sibley will discuss her debut The Promise of Stardust.
2. Novelist Christina Baker Kline will talk about her latest novel Orphan Train.
3. New York Times bestselling author Pamela Redmond will discuss her latest novel The Possibility of You.
4. TV writer and former TIME magazine staff writer Lisa Takeuchi Cullen will discuss her second book and first novel Pastors’ Wives.
5. Talking about her fifth novel, The Widow Waltz, will be author Sally Koslow.
6. Bestselling authors Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus (“The Nanny Diaries”) will discuss their latest novel Between You And Me.
7. Author Beatriz Williams will be talking about A Hundred Summers which will be released on May 30th.

Following the panelists’ discussions of their books and recommendations for summer “must reads,” the authors will sign their books that may be purchased at a Labyrinth Books booth at the event. Of course there will be yummy refreshments including cupcakes, sorbet and so much more! There will also be baskets including copies of the books along with some beach items will be raffled off during the event.

Thanks to the library we have TWO awesome giveaways to share with you. For those who unfortunately won’t be able to make it (if you don’t live local, etc.) you can enter to win two books of your choice signed by the authors, which will be mailed to the winner after the event (US only). For any of you who are thinking about coming, you can enter to win reserved front row seats for you and two friends on the night of the event, plus a book of your choice to be signed that night. You may enter one giveaway or the other. Just leave a comment saying which giveaway you want to enter.

For more information check out the event’s Pinterest board and the information about the event on the library’s website. For any and all additional information please feel free to call (609.924.9529 x220) or email Janie L Hermann.

How to enter the giveaways:
Please comment below and say which giveaway you're entering. (If you're able to attend the event, you may enter both.) Giveaways are:
  • TWO books of your choice from the list above (anyone from the US may enter)
  • Reserved front row seats to the event for yourself and two friends, plus ONE book of choice (for the winner only) to be signed that night. (Only enter if you are planning to attend)
Please include your e-mail address or another way to reach you if you win. Entries without contact information will NOT be counted.

Both giveaways end May 29th at midnight EST.


Book Mama said...

I love Pamela Redmond and didn't know she has a new book out!!! I'd love to win her book and The Pastor's Wife. Unfortunately I can't attend :(

Melissa said...

I would love to win two books of my choice!

Unknown said...

I wish I could attend, but I can't :(

I'd love to win Between You and Me and A Hundred Summers.


Anonymous said...

I would love to win two books!!! Can't wait to read A Hundred Summers!!!

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

Oh, how I wish I could attend! If I was local, I would be there!

I would love to enter and win two books. Choosing was hard, but I choose The Possibility of You (sounds so good!) and Orphan Train.

missamberljohnson at gmail dot com


Anonymous said...


Unknown said...

I's love to win two books of my choice.
kumquat8 at hotmail dot com

Linda Willimer said...

I would love to win Between You and Me and get front row tickets!!

Anonymous said...

I'd like to enter for the "win two books."


SuzyQ4PR at aol dot com

Karen said...

I'd love to win The Orphan Train and The Possibility of You

karen at rarich dot com

bn100 said...

Please enter me for TWO books of your choice. Thanks!

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

Karen said...

I would like to enter the giveaway for two books of my choice. (I regret I can't attend.)

Thank you.

Tiffany Drew said...

Please enter me for the two books of choice giveaway since I can't attend. But oh how I wish I could!!! Thank you :)


DD said...

I'd love to be a 'local' to be able to attend, but I'll settle for entering to win the books!

dawndennis66611 at yahoo dot com

Mrs Mommy Booknerd said...

TWO books of your choice from the list above

WannaBe said...

Two books of my choice would be great and just in time for summer reading!

Lynn said...

While I can't attend, I'd love to win some new books!! A Hundred Summers and Pastor's Wives both sound great!

Julie Campbell said...
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Julie Campbell said...

I would like to enter the two book giveaway. I choose "Between You and Me" and "The Widow Waltz". Thank you!

Preet said...

I wish I could be there! :(

Please enter me the contest two win two books of my choice.

To those attending, I hope you have a good time!


Hailey Fish said...

I'd like to enter to win two signed books: The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline and The Possibility of You by Pamela Redmond.

I wish I could attend but I have to work that night.

Poof...books! said...

Luv this program night, completely sad not to be able to attend so far away. Like a read come true to have these amazing authors in one room. Like to win the books.

rubynreba said...

Since I do not live local, I would like to enter for 2 books of my choice.

Unknown said...

I so wish I could come, but I unfortunately cannot.

I wish to enter the 'win two books' giveaway. I'd love to win and read Priscille Sibley's "The Promise of Stardust," and Sally Kozlow's "The Widow Waltz."

My email is

Chris said...

Fantastic giveaway! I wish I could attend the event, but I can't.

Two books (so hard to choose!)
The Widow Waltz
A Hundred Summers

Thanks for the chance to win!

Unknown said...

I will definitely be there. Books, seats it is all Great. Look foward to the Reads!!

Unknown said...

I would love to receive the 2 books or the front row seats! I will be attending the event!.

Thank you!

Nova said...

I wouldn't be able to attend but i am glad to have the chance to "win two books"...thanks.

Lisamarie said...

I wish I could attend!

I would like to enter the contest of choosing two autographed books.

The Promise of Stardust
The Possibility of You


Melissa said...

Thanks to everyone for participating in this giveaway. has chosen two winners from all entries with contact information.

Congrats to:

jhuelsebusch (two books of choice)

Beth Carnevale (tickets to event and one book of choice)