Friday, August 8, 2014

What's in the a giveaway

**Giveaway is now closed**

Melissa A:

The Story of Us by Dani Atkins from Head of Zeus

A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall from Swoon Reads

The Art of Adapting by Cassandra Dunn from Simon and Schuster

House of Wonder by Sarah Healy from Penguin

To See the Moon Again by Jamie Langston Turner from Penguin


Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella from Random House (Melissa A. got this too)

Season of the Dragonflies by Sarah Creech from HarperCollins

Sister, Mother, Husband, Dog: Etc. by Delia Ephron from Penguin


Animal Cracker by/from Andi Brown (e-book)

What could be in YOUR mail?

A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall

Sandy has one book for a lucky reader in the US or Canada! 

Lea and Gabe are in the same creative writing class. They get the same pop culture references, order the same Chinese food, and hang out in the same places. Unfortunately, Lea is reserved, Gabe has issues, and despite their initial mutual crush, it looks like they are never going to work things out.

But somehow even when nothing is going on, something is happening between them, and everyone can see it. Their creative writing teacher pushes them together. The baristas at the local Starbucks watch their relationship like a TV show. Their bus driver tells his wife about them. The waitress at the diner automatically seats them together. Even the squirrel who lives on the college green believes in their relationship.

How to win:
Tell us about a catalyst that led you to meet your significant other (ex. missing a train and having to get the next one, which led you to meet them) OR your favorite way that a couple got together in a TV show or movie (keep in mind there may be spoilers if you're reading the comments below).

One entry per person.

Entries without contact information (e-mail address, Twitter account, Facebook page, etc.) will NOT be counted (and we do NOT count "Google +" as contact information).

US/Canada only. Giveaway ends August 13th at midnight EST.


Bridget T. said...

Meet my husband in high school. We were both working on homecoming float. He for Spanish Club, me for French Club.

lbryant said...

I met my husband online. I was going to ignore his comment online but something told me to respond. We met and he turned out to be from the same town I'm from. 10 years later we are still VERY happily married with 2 kids. I'm glad I listened to my inner voice. Had I not responded, I may not have met him. (, Laura P. Bryant, @brya9386)

Anonymous said...

Met my boyfriend at the mall 10 years ago, unfortunately the relationship lasted only 3 years.
Becky Prazak

Kannah said...

I love the moment where one from a couple that is meant to be together meets in a way like one runs over the other and things explode then the other one helps picking up things then they slightly touches each other's hands then they both look into the eye with an unexpectedly electrifying magnet of attraction.

Email: mkannah (at) yahoo (dot) com
Twitter: @mkannah

Heather Foster said...

Ha ha ha! Well I was married to an airmen in the USAF and so I was with him in Oklahoma. Crazy long story short, things went bad fast so I divorced him. While still living in Oklahoma afterwards I went to a mutual friends house since he was the only friend I knew. There I met Jonathan who was the friends roommate. We dated and then lost touch and a few years later we found each other again, dated and got married! The end of August will be our one year anniversary!

Ro said...

Met my husband on a blind date. My friends felt sorry for me because I was not dating anyone and neither was he. Needless to say it was a success. We will be married 46 years in November.

Jen said...

I graduated college, my husband graduated from a different college and it was 1998. A huge company in our area was hiring as many people as they could for Y2K. We were placed in the same training class on July 6, 1998. We knew that day that we were going to be a couple. The next year, just four days shy of having met/being together for a year, we were married on July 2, 1999. We always say Y2K brought us together and love has kept us together. xoxo

susieqlaw said...

Sendsusanmail at gmail dot com

I have friends who met in home room in junior high school. They broke up when he did not ask her to the prom in high school. Years later, they finally got back together.

Kim W. said...

I was moving to a different city so James, a co-worker of ours, was moving in with my roommate to take my place. At the last minute, I decided not to move, and asked my roommate if it would be ok for me to keep living with her and James, who was scheduled to move in that weekend. There was an extra room so they both said SURE! And about a month later, James and I had a bit too much wine, ended up getting together, and 14 years and 2 kids later, we are still happily married!

Melanie Backus said...

I had never missed a Thanksgiving with my mother and daddy and my sophomore year of college I went home with a friend. Lo and behold, I met my future husband. Forty years ago this coming Thanksgiving.......what a fantastic life we have had!

mauback55 at gmail dot com

Janine said...
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Janine said...

Bad me. I met the brother first and dated him for a short while until he introduced me to his brother. We hit it off a lot better.

Jessica said...

I love when Jules and Grayson get together on Cougar Town when her son goes off to college and she realizes she's going to be all alone.

Wall-to-wall books said...

My husband and I were a blind date!
My girlfriend kept telling me she knew someone who was perfect for me and wanted to give him my number. I kept saying no, I was not ready (I had just gotten a divorce).
After several weeks of her asking me I finally gave in!

I agreed to pizza and a movie - four months later we were engaged - another four months later we were married!
After 20 years we are still very happily married! I guess my friend knew after all!

Linda Kish said...

My ex husband was a patient off mine in the hospital. I guess my TLC was exceptional. (Until it wasn't anymore)

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Susan T. said...

I met my last boyfriend when we were on the same floor of the dorms at University.

sueterendy at hotmail dot com

Kristina said...

My favorite is Iris & Miles get together in "The Holiday". When Miles (Jack Black) is playing a melody he wrote for Iris (Kate Winslet) and he says, "Iris, if you were a melody...I used only the good notes."...gets me everytime! I love that movie!

-Kristina Hammock

pascale said...

I met my husband at a gourmet market in Boston in college. It took us 2 breakups over 12 years to figure out we were meant for each other.

Milena said...

I met my husband at the bar/dance club when I went for a night out with my girlfriend. That evening I didn't even want to go out by my girlfriend dragged me out. She claimed all the credit for our meeting and subsequent marriage

Carl Scott said...

I was working at a theater in Nova Scotia when my wife applied for a job there from about Edmonton Alberta, 3000 miles away. There I was, peacefully hanging lights, when the most important person in my life walked up to the bottom of the ladder and said Hi. carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx

rubynreba said...

I had planned to spend a quiet Saturday night at home. I received a call from a friend that there was a guy up there who wanted to meet me. I went and the rest is history!!

bn100 said...

like how the couple in the proposal movie got together

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

TinaB said...

Met my husband while on vacation.

Anonymous said...

My husband and I worked next door to each other, he at a hardware store, me at a sewing factory. He started saying hi to me as I got off work and had to walk past the hardware store to get to the parking lot. Next thing i know he's asking me out. Married him a year and a half later! We celebrate 34 yrs of marriage in November! Linda W

Rhonda j g said...

We met on the phone through work. We talked on phone for a couple months, had our first date on May 2, 1997 and we're married May 1, 1999. Divorced 2002. Some things are just not meant to be! Happy now single and loving life!

Bookaholic said...
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Unknown said...

I met my husband when I went to a (male)friend's volleyball game, and he was on the team. He wasn't sure if my friend and I were dating or not, so I was the one who asked him out! My friend ended up being the best man at our wedding, and this September, we'll celebrate our 15th anniversary!!

Bonnie K. said...

I was visiting a quadriplegic gentleman that I used to help when I lived at the dorm. It was in the fall after I graduated and this young man walked in and said, "hi, remember me?" ( I met him briefly in the tv room the previous year). My friend set us up and we've been together since.

bluedawn95864 at gmail dot com

rhonda said...

Met my husband first day if school.I was student teaching he was lead teacher,6months we were
engaged.young love.vlomazowr@gmailcom

Melissa said...

Thanks for participating and sharing your "how we met" stories.
Here's mine.

Thanks to Sandy for sharing her book with our winner. chose one winner from all entries with contact info (one per person).

Congrats to Jen from House of Chaos!