Some Winners…

Today, I want to congratulate all my winners over the last few weeks. It’s been a while since some of these giveaways ended. Sorry for the delay.

The winners of the 2 One Day by David Nicholls prize pack were

1.  Janel of Janel’s Jumble

2.  Linda B.



The winner of Becoming Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey is

Kathy of Bermudaonion




The winner of Solitaria by Genni Gunn is

Anna of Diary of an Eccentric




Congrats to everyone and happy reading.

Focus Features Giveaway: One Day by David Nicholls

Boy, have I got a prize pack for you!  One Day by David Nicholls (check out the reader’s guide) is hitting the theaters this month on August 19 through Focus Features, which if you may recall brought the stunning Pride & Prejudice with Matthew MacFayden as Mr. Darcy to life.  But I digress.

Here’s the synopsis:

Twenty years…two people. Directed by Lone Scherfig (director of “An Education,” Academy Award-nominated for Best Picture), the motion picture “One Day” is adapted for the screen by David Nicholls from his beloved bestselling novel One Day. After one day together – July 15th, 1988, their college graduation – Emma Morley (Academy Award nominee Anne Hathaway) and Dexter Mayhew (Jim Sturgess of “Across the Universe”) begin a friendship that will last a lifetime. She is a working-class girl of principle and ambition who dreams of making the world a better place.

He is a wealthy charmer who dreams that the world will be his playground. For the next two decades, key moments of their relationship are experienced over several July 15ths in their lives. Together and apart, we see Dex and Em through their friendship and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. Somewhere along their journey, these two people realize that what they are searching and hoping for has been there for them all along. As the true meaning of that one day back in 1988 is revealed, they come to terms with the nature of love and life itself.

The movie stars the phenomenal Anne Hathaway, along with  Jim Sturgess, Patricia Clarkson, Ken Stott, Romola Garai, and Rafe Spall .  If you love romantic dramas, this is for you.

Check out this video:

The prize pack for 2 U.S. winners includes:

  • *Autographed* copies of the book (movie tie-in edition, paperback, signed by David Nicholls)
  • Clear cosmetic case
  • Necklace
  • Moleskin Journal

Prizing values: $30.95 per pack

Giveaway provided by Focus Features

About the Author:

David Nicholls was born in Eastleigh, Hampshire, David Nicholls attended Toynbee Comprehensive School and Barton Peveril Sixth Form College prior to studying English Literature and Drama at the University of Bristol. Having graduated, and keen to pursue a career as an actor, he applied for and won a scholarship to study at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York. Following his studies there, he returned to London in 1991. There he worked in a number of bars and restaurants before finally earning an Equity card. He worked sporadically as an actor for the next eight years, appearing in plays at the Battersea Arts Centre, the Finborough, West Yorkshire Playhouse, and Birmingham Rep. In between jobs he worked as a bookseller at Waterstones, Notting Hill.

Mr. Nicholls is currently working on his fourth novel, as well as a feature film adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations.

To Enter the giveaway:

1. Leave a comment about what romantic drama you’ve recently either read or watched in movie form that you enjoyed or tell me what about romantic dramas makes you swoon?

2. For a second entry, become a follower of my blog or let me know if you are already.

3. For a third entry, “Like” the One Day Facebook page, and let me know.

4. For a fourth entry, enter the Good Reads One Day Sweepstakes and let me know you did.

5. Finally, for a fifth entry, Spread the word about the giveaway on Twitter, Facebook, or your own blog and let me know (leave a link).

Deadline is Aug. 16, 2011, at 11:59 PM EST.

Mailbox Monday #135

Mailbox Mondays (click the icon to check out the new blog) has gone on tour since Marcia at A Girl and Her Books, formerly The Printed Page passed the torch.  This month our host is A Sea of Books.  Kristi of The Story Siren continues to sponsor her In My Mailbox meme.  Both of these memes allow bloggers to share what books they receive in the mail or through other means over the past week.

Just be warned that these posts can increase your TBR piles and wish lists.

Here’s what I received this week:

1.  The Taker by Alma Katsu a win from TheBookTrib

2.  One Day by David Nicholls for review in Sept., but stay tuned for a giveaway in August.

3.  Kindle by Amazon, which I won from the Summer of Gomez event from Graham Parke

What did you receive this week?