Friday, March 20, 2009

Book Giveaway - Everyone is Beautiful by Katherine Center (ARC)

When Lanie Coates moves from Houston to Cambridge, Mass., with her musician husband, Peter, she loses her support system and quickly becomes overwhelmed by her three small boys and a self-image that's sagging both literally and figuratively. In this agreeable mom-lit entry from the author of The Bright Side of Disaster, Lanie, a former painter, finds beauty in everyone but herself, and especially adores Peter, even though the two of them seem to be drifting apart. The early chapters nearly sink beneath the weight of routine housekeeping details and scenes describing the children's bodily functions and fascination with their body parts, matters most parents have experienced, but which don't necessarily make for great fiction. However, as Lanie begins to find herself through a newfound passion for photography, the story gains traction, and the tension grows as her photography teacher turns out to be a smitten kitten.

Now on to the RULES ~~

  1. Open to residents of the US only.
  2. Post a comment here. You MUST LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS OR ACTIVE BLOG ADDRESS IN YOUR COMMENT. Any comment that DOES NOT INCLUDE this information WILL BE DELETED. I have to have a way to contact you if you win!!!!
  3. If you blog this contest and leave a link in your comment so I can check it out, you will receive an extra entry to the contest.

Contest open through March 27th. Winner will be announced on March 28th.

71 comments:

Tracee said...

No need to enter me as I already read this one, just wanted to let everyone else know how great it is!

Nicole said...

This sounds like a great book! I would love to read this one. Please enter me.

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Meredith said...

I really really want to read this!
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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

sounds great

bridget3420 said...

I'd like to be included. I really want to read this.

Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

I'd love to win this one. Thanks for the giveaway!

Bridget said...

Don't enter me in the contest. I've posted this on Win A Book.

5webs said...

I have something in common with the protagonist. I have three kids and everything is sagging too.
Alicia Webster
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mverno said...

love to be the winner mverno@roadrunner.com

olympianlady said...

Please enter me. Thanks!

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janehixon said...

sounds like a situation that we can all identify with at some point in our lives.......interesting read....

Alyce said...

I would like to be entered.
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rmc1ra said...

File this one under, "I can relate" would love to read.

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demmi said...

please enter me con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

MJ said...

This sounds really good. Thanks for the awesome giveaways!

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nfmgirl said...

It sounds like a very identifiable book for many of us. Please count me in. Thank you!

micaela6955/Michele P. said...

Please include me in the drawing, it sounds like something I would like to read.

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Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
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Susan said...

This looks like a fun read. Thanks!

Valorie said...

I'd love a chance to read.

And I blogged:
http://www.morbid-romantic.net/2009/03/16/book-giveaways-0316-0322/

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

Princess Golden Hair said...

this looks like a great book for my book club to read. thans for telling me about it

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js22 said...

sounds like a great book!
Thanks for the giveaway!

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tricialynn said...

I would love to read this book.

paulinerose said...

This sounds like an awesome book!!!!

AmandaSue said...

I'd love a chance to read this book, thanks.
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wanda flanagan said...

this souds awesome please enter me .

bleu said...

This looks like an interesting read. I hope to get my hands on it.

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Lady Roxi said...

Love to have this.

Thanks,

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Amber said...

Please enter me - it sounds like a great book and the cover is cute too.

Thanks for the giveaway :)
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Gwendolyn B. said...

I'd love to read this -- thank you for the chance to win a copy!
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tawnda said...

sounds good
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purplg8r said...

I would love to win a copy of this book! I blogged about the contest here

Sunnyvale said...

Sounds interesting, would like to read this.

darbyscloset said...

Love the premis of this book!!!
I'd love to read and review!!!
Thanks so much,
Darby
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nhertel85 said...

Count me in. Thanks!

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Janel said...

Please enter me. I've been through the sagging mommy stage!

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Kaye said...

Great cover! Please enter me in the drawing, sounds like a really good book.

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kalea_kane said...

Lori, I would love to win a copy of Everyone is Beautiful. I am a total fan of mom-lit. I love books I can relate to!

Thanks

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

Christina G. said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Christina G. said...

I blogged: http://extra-entries.blogspot.com/2009/03/loris-reading-corner-everyone-is.html

kalea_kane said...

Hi again, Lori.

I blogged about your giveaway here:

http://enroutetolife.blogspot.com/2009/03/nine-great-gives.html

Thank you again!

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

mmentor said...

i am in need of some entertainment

planetbooks said...

Please throw my name in the hat for this giveaway. Thank you!
~Karen

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minishoes said...

Sounds like a great read! thanks jacquecurl@gmail.com

Pam said...

Sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway!!

Tig said...

Wooo Hooo Make me a winner!

vboackle said...

i would really love to read this book.

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I love to read, and one can't have too many books! Thank you!

Sue said...

I love a great book. Thanks for sharing it!

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Marie said...

Sounds like a great book, I would love to read it!

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Nickolay said...

This sounds like a great read. Thanks for the chance

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Anita Yancey said...

Sounds like a book I'd like to read. Please enter me. Thanks!

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littlelatina said...

Love to read this

Becca said...

This book sounds really good, thanks! sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

Rachel said...

I would like to be entered in your giveaway. Thanks!!

Karen said...

Sounds like a great book.

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msrodeobrat said...

this book looks good.

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Smooshy said...

enter me!

Anonymous said...

I'd like to read this book. Thanks.
-Terra H.
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Jenn S. said...

I am always looking for a good book. This one sounds great.

Anonymous said...

Great book cover!

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chromiumman said...

love to win this

fly18grl21 said...

Looks like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Molly C. said...

Sounds like a great book.
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Jess Russell said...

I would love this book as I also moved into an area where I knew no one but my child's dad and his parents. I'd love to see how the main character handles her situation. Thanks for the chance to win.
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Anonymous said...

I'm not young, but I still remember all the struggles with little ones. It sounds like a really good book.

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May

blown96cobra said...

My best friend is moving away right now because her husband got relocated. I'd read this and pass it on to her. Thanks for a great giveaway!

darlanpaulsmamma said...

I am a read-aholic, please enter me in this.
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purango said...

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barbara said...

This book sounds really great!

lilyk said...

Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!

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