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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Top Ten & Giveaway: The Art of Letting Go by Anna Bloom (Book Blitz)


Welcome to The Art of Letting Go Book Blitz. The Art of Letting Go by Anna Bloom is a new adult romance that sounds super awesome to me. Lilah McCannon sounds like an amazing characters with a wicked sense of humor. Enjoy Lilah's Top Ten of her favorite things and the amazing giveaway below.

The Art of Letting Go by Anna Bloom
(Uni Files #1)
Publication date: September 25th 2013
Genres: New Adult, Romance

Find It: GoodreadsAmazon
Summary
One year. One woman. One Diary. One question: can you ever stop history from repeating itself and if you could what would you do to stop it?

When Lilah McCannon realises at the age of twenty-five that history is going to repeat itself and she is going to become her mother—bored, drunk and wearing a twinset—there is only one thing to do: take drastic action.

Turning her back on her old life, Lilah’s plan is to enrol at university, get a degree and prove she is a grown-up.

As plans go, it is a good one. There are rules to follow: no alcohol, no cigarettes, no boys and no going home. But when Lilah meets the lead singer of a local band and finds herself unexpectedly falling in love, she realises her rules are not going to be the only things hard to keep.

With the academic year slipping by too quickly, Lilah faces a barrage of new challenges: will she ever make it up the Library stairs without having a heart attack? Can she handle a day on campus without drinking vodka? Will she ever manage to read a history book without falling asleep? And most importantly, can she become the grown-up that she desperately wants to be.

With her head and her heart pulling her in different directions can Lilah learn the hardest lesson that her first year of university has to teach her: The Art of Letting Go?
Lilah McCannon’s Top Ten

What makes Lilah McCannon tick? Apart from Ben Chambers that is! Here she is; a little get to know you from the girl herself. Let’s just hope she hasn’t been at the old Pinot when she answered the questions. . .

Favorite Colour? Blue. It used to be red but I have recently changed it.

Favorite Food? Ho-Fun noodles.  There is a place on the Old Brompton Road which makes the best Ho—Fun in the word. Sadly I cannot show my face in there at the moment.

Favorite Song? The Promise by Tracy Chapman – but sung much better by Benjamin Chambers. I find most things are.

Favorite book? Jane Austen’s Persuasion. I have to skip large chunks of text because it makes me cry. I still read it though, at least twice a year.

Favorite Film? This is a bit embarrassing but I don’t have one. Okay, um. Uh, definitely not Bambi. Can I think about this one?

Favorite TV Moment? Mr Darcy wet and in a shirt...Elizabeth Bennett looking like she is munching soap because she is  about to be caught snooping around his gigantic estate and has realised just how loaded he is and therefore will appear a money  grabbing bimbo...oh okay – just Mr Darcy in a wet shirt.

Favorite Childhood Memory? My Mum once got so drunk on gin over Christmas Lunch that she slid off her chair under the table. Dad picked her up eventually but only after we had taken numerous photo’s and Gemma our Golden Labrador had licked the brandy butter off her face.

Oh such fond memories.

Favorite bar/pub? The pub that smells of old farts on Putney High Street. At least it will be when they let me back in again.

Favorite flower?   Wild cornflowers.

Favorite Drink? Sorry, do you want me to narrow it down to one? Can I break it into categories?

White wine = A fun night out with the girls.

Bottles of beer = Boredom alleviation.

Sherry =Christmas breakfast.

Vodka =Extreme emotional situations.

Gin = For when vodka no longer works


Hold on! I’ve just thought of my favourite film. The Way We Were...

Why? You want to know why?

Because when I first watched it I thought about it every day for a week afterwards and  I knew  I never wanted to be a grown up.

 I also knew from the age of fifteen that I would never ever be able to let go of someone that I loved as much as Barbra loved Robert in that movie. That moment at the end where they bump into each other in the street and she brushes his hair out of his eyes nearly killed me.

It was the first time I ever swore in front of my mum because when they walked away from each other I screamed “What the fuck? Are they not going to get back together again?” at the telly.

Mum just gave me a Gin and Tonic to get over the shock.

There you go that’s me and my Top Ten
 

Author Links: Website | Goodreads | Twitter
 

Enter the giveaway below for a chance to win the ebooks
The Art of Letting Go and The Saving of Benjamin Chambers + a signed cover art postcard of both books. All prizes go to one winner. Open Internationally. The email used on rafflecopter is the email used if you win.





18 comments:

  1. Great post and giveaway! Thanks Jennifer :)

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

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  2. Great give-away, thanks for the chance to enter the competition.

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  3. I love characters with plans..something always go wrong..LOL I entered to win this one, thanks Jennifer :)

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    1. I agree! But it going wrong is the fun part!

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  4. I've been hearing a lot about this series. I'd love a chance to check it out myself!

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  5. I know I signed up for her book tour but with another organizer. I love the guest post, it will surely make reading the novel more personal.

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    1. I loved this top ten. I wanted to post an awesome excerpt, but I thought this was so much more fun.

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  6. It's always wonderful when you get to read a character profiling from the POV of the character. Reading through it, I think the author did a wonderful job in building up Lilah's background, and as a result she seems a lot more realistic. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway Jennifer! xx

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    1. I agree, I feel like I know this character already. Makes me want to read the book more.

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  7. This is so much fun! I love reading through the eyes of a character. I am now jamming Tracy Chapman because I've loved her since I was little. Though, Give Me One Reason was always my favorite. I think favorite TV moment had to be the best :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

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    1. hehe, I loved all her answers. I was cracking up.

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  8. I am keen to read more New Adult books, so thank you for the giveaway! x

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  9. Wow, love the book excerpt and interview. I have got to find out what happens to Lilah! Thanks for the giveaway!

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