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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Win a copy of Viola in the Spotlight by Adriana Trigiani!

Viola in the Spotlight (Viola, #2)


I am in the midst of a conundrum.

Viola is finally where she belongs—back home in Brooklyn, where there are no khakis or sherbet-colored sweaters and people actually think her yellow flats are cool. With two whole months of nothing to do but hang with her two best friends, Andrew and Caitlin, this is going to be the best break ever!
But her BFFAA, Andrew, has started acting weird around her, and a new boyfriend has her friend Caitlin ditching her every chance she gets. When Viola's roommates from Prefect Academy show up for a visit, she starts to wonder—is Brooklyn where she wants to stay? When a tragic event shakes everyone's world, Viola realizes it's not where she belongs that matters—it's who she's with that really counts.

Viola in Reel Life
In this heartwarming follow-up to bestselling author Adriana Trigiani's teen debut, Viola in Reel Life, Viola just may be ready to get out from behind her trusty video camera and take the starring role in her own life.

Adriana Trigiani is beloved by millions of readers around the world for her hilarious and heartwarming novels. She was raised in a small coal-mining town in southwest Virginia in a big Italian family. Trigiani chose her hometown for the setting and title of her debut novel, the critically acclaimed and bestselling Big Stone Gap, which was followed by the sequels Big Cherry Holler, Milk Glass Moon, and the fall 2006 release Home to Big Stone Gap. Lucia, Lucia, The Queen of the Big Time, and Rococo were all instant New York Times bestsellers Adriana also teamed up with her family for Cooking with My Sisters, which was cowritten by her sister Mary, with contributions from their sisters and mother. The cookbook-memoir features recipes and stories dating back a hundred years from both sides of their Italian-American family. Trigiani's novels have been translated and sold in over 30 countries around the world.

Viola in the Spotlight (Viola in Reel Life)
I have TWO finished copies of Viola in the Spotlight up for grabs courtesy of Harper Teen!

Leave me a comment (along with your email address).
Bonus entry if you answer the following question-
Is there anyplace you've ever lived that you are homesick for?

(Ex: I grew up in New Hampshire and I get really depressed living in Florida where there's no changing of the seasons or snow for Christmas. Sure don't miss shoveling the driveway though!)

Official Rules: Open to entrants age 13 years or older with a valid U.S. or Canadian mailing address. Contest ends at 5/28 midnight eastern standard time.


Chey said...

Lovely giveaway. :)

As for the question, I can't really answer that because I haven't left home. I haven't even traveled. Then again, I'm only (almost) 19 and I have quite a while to move out and get some traveling done. I know that since I've stayed in one place so long, I'm definitely going to miss it when that time comes and I have to move along.


Melissa said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I actually never lived anywhere but my hometown. I did stay in Louisiana for 3 weeks and immensely missed TEXAS.


Margaret said...

This looks really good! Thanks for the giveaway!
To answer the question yes Florida. I worked for Disney World and lived at Vista Way. The best year of my life! Who wouldn't miss being in Disney World everyday! I'm still in touch with all my international roommates and friends.


Bethie said...

I live about 20 minutes from where I grew up. So I really don't have anything to miss.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Kelly F. said...

Nope, I've never really lived anywhere else. I'm still in the same old place, but I would actually love to move to a new city sometime in my life.

Thanks for the giveaway

Blissfulrains said...

Thanks for the giveaway :D

Uhm, I've actually been living in the same place since I was born, so I'm not homesick/lonely for anywhere.


Brenda said...

I used to spend many weeks in the summer growing up at my Grandmothers up north. When ever I'm not able to visit for very long, I have to get in the car and go there as I miss it so much and her. The town of Lakeview is so small but so charming.

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Orchid said...

Yes! I have moved many times because I'm a military brat and I miss certain aspects of the different places I have lived.
I miss California's warm weather and being able to wear shorts and a tank top practically all year, Texas BBQ...umm, I don't really miss the other other places I have lived. :)

Thanks for the awesome contest.

The HAunting of Orchid Forsythia

StuckInBooks said...

Interesting. Going to check it out.


Jessica said...

Please enter me!

Answer to the question: I am an armybrat, so I grew up everywhere. I lived all over the country and outside the country. I think every place I've lived has a little piece of my heart, and I miss each one a little bit.


Martha Lawson said...

I have never lived more than 30 miles from where I grew up, so no there is nothing to be homesick for!!

I'd love to be entered to win this one, love her books!

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mamabunny13 said...

This sounds like a book I would enjoy reading. Thanks for the giveaway
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mamabunny13 said...

I lived in South Miami many years ago and I would love to go back.
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Tiffany Drew said...

I have lived in the same little town in New Hampshire my entire life (I'm 30), so I can't really say I have been homesick for a place. I can say that I am homesick for my first real house though. We lived there before my parents divorced and I have really good memories of that house. I hope to live there again one day.


Mona said...

Thanks for the giveaway :)
Sounds like a great read.

+1 I lived in Wisconsin for 35+ years before moving to Florida in 2009. Like yourself, I miss the change of seasons, my parents, and the community I grew up with.


Anonymous said...

I've moved around a lot, but no place has ever felt much like home except for where I live currently-- Michigan. So, luckily I don't particularly miss any state or any city (I especially don't miss Florida and it's perpetually hot weather)! But, I am homesick for a specific house which is about a half hour away from where I live now. It was the most perfect house ever on the most perfect piece of property ever, and I have the most perfect memories from that house filled with friends and good food. I'm homesick for that!

- Jackie

jacqueline.c.goodman AT gmail DOT com

Sierra Cullen.♥ said...

-Thanks for the giveaway!
I've felt homesick before. I've lived my whole life in Illionis and then I moved to Louisiana. It was a totally different climate and the environment was a huge contrast from Illionis. I was depressed, having to go through the long process if fitting in and getting used to Louisiana. I'm happy I moved back to Illinois though. :D


Margay said...

I have lived in 3 other states, but always come home to Massachusetts! But I do kind of miss Virginia.


Nicole said...

I loved the first one, my bookstore does not carry this one, so it would be great if I won, thanks so much for the giveaway!


Donna said...

I think I am homesick for the places I haven't lived. Please enter me in the give away. Donna

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!!

I am homesick for the beach. I grew up in Florida and loved evenings at the beach when I could really see how small I was compared to everything in front of me.


Ann Diana Dinh, said...

I love the cover of this book! It sounds really good too...

As for your question, I've only lived in Washington and I really like it here. The clean air and rain. Loves it!


Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

O please please please count me in :)


LuAnn said...

I grew up in the big city and now live in a small rural town. There are times I miss the hustle and bustle and I especially miss the culture. However, I'm not sure I'd ever want to live there again, but I do enjoy visiting.

Carol N Wong said...

I lived in Central and Southern Indiana and South Bend is in the North. I am very interested in the main character's impressions of the boarding school. Would love to read this book.


Carol N Wong said...

Yes, my heart aches for Brown County, including Nashville, IN. I now live in Northern Texas which is pretty flat. In Brown County, the hills twist, turn and roll with gorgeous autumn oranges, reds and yellows on the trees and roadside markets to buy enormous cantaloupes, sweet apples, cider and so much delicious produce. There is also folklore abundant and same draw that drew my great grandfather to that area. I have been back several times but I always miss it so much when I in Texas.


Hoot said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I used to live in Seattle Washington. I loved it there. You get all four seasons and there is so many different things to do. People who live there think they have done and seen everything but there is always something new to find or explor.

hootowl1978 at gmail dot com

Denise said...

I grew up in Long Beach, Ca and at times really miss the beach at night. I lived in the sun and now have an allergy to it so the night walking is really beautiful there. Of course times change and things are never the same, but the night is still beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to win the giveaway.

jenna said...

I just bought the first book in the series and can't wait to start it!


Tore said...

I have never really lived anywhere that I would be homesick for. There are places I went on vacation for I wouldn't mind going back to or places I would love to see. Like going to Niagra Falls on the Candian side. Going to Hawaii. Going to Verona Italy. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I grew up in south Texas on the beach and often feel homesick for living in a beach community. Now I only live about 300 miles from my hometown so it's easy for me to visit every now and then but sometimes you wish the beach was just out the window like it used to be! Thank you for the giveaway.

vanessanicole21 at yahoo dot com

Alicia said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

I live in Utah, but I grew up in New Mexico and find myself putting all of my book settings in New Mexico...homesick much? Yes. Especially since most of my family is still there. I miss my sisters too much and find myself wishing I was there all the time.


Khyla said...

Is there anyplace you've ever lived that you are homesick for?

Of course I was homesick to go back to Hawaii. I've spent one year to go to college in Nevada and let me tell you that i totally missed the sunshine Hawaii gave me.

thank you for the giveaway :)


Maureen said...

I would say that I am happy with where I live now.
mce1011 AT aol DOT com

Lisa R/alterlisa said...

Never really lived anywhere but in a small rural community. When we go on vacation, I always miss home. I like the slower, relaxed pace and though I like visiting different towns and places, "There's no place like home!".


alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

Jess (The Cozy Reader) said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

I've lived in only two other towns and I really don't miss either of them. I love living in a small town. I've been on vacation to Cape Cod and would LOVE to live there though. :)

Mozi Esmé said...

Would love to read and share with my nieces.

Janemaritz at yahoo dot com

hedgerhousehold said...

Thanks for the giveaway.
I was born and raised in St. Louis but have not lived there in over 12 years. There are times I miss it very much.
jenhedger at hotmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

No, no homesickness, but I'd love to have my mom's old door.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Ash said...

I tend to get really homesick for Arizona, where I spent a chunk of my childhood and almost every summer after we moved to California. I loved it there and though I love California now too I still get homesick occasionally.


AmandaSue said...

Thanks for the chance into this giveaway!

I'm homesick for FL there are so many beautiful scenery and beaches and stuff to do compared to WI

unforgetable_dreamer_always (at) hotmail (dot) com

Charleydog said...

I grew up on the Gaspe coast and sometimes I miss the ocean and clean air.


fredamans said...

I was born in Hamilton, Ontario and had to move at 12 to Nova Scotia with my parents. It was the hardest move I have made. Starting over, making new friends, learning new ways... it was too much. I was so utterly homesick for home I couldn't take it and left home young. I came right back to Hamilton, and have been home ever since. I can honestly say I won't ever leave again too.


hamna said...

This is interesting

I've lived in Jordan for a year and a half, like 5 years ago. That time, i really got homesick. I missed Canada because of my family there and i actually missed SCHOOL, since school in Jordan is much...harsher...for real. But i had a great time there!


karenk said...

thanks for the giveaway :)

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karenk said...

i enjoyed boston, mass :)

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kalea_kane said...

I used to live in Rhode Island, and although when I lived there I never thought I would miss it, I do. I miss being able to take a roadtrip for the weekend to the Cape or to New Hampshire. I miss the Bristol Fourth of July parade. I am happy where I am, but I would like to visit. Thank you for the giveaway.


kalea_kane said...

What a lovely giveaway. Thanks for the chances.


Krystal said...

I go to Disney Land regularly with my family, whenever I think of that place I get reminded of happiness, fun, family, exhilaration, and food :) edysicecreamlover18ATgmail.com

JHS. said...

The only place I ever really miss is the beach. I love the ocean and hope to one day own a retirement home right on the beach. I lived in Pismo Beach for awhile and when I return, I kick myself for moving back inland. But I love my house because I have lots of windows and a beautiful yard with big oak trees, private deck, etc. And I see the ocean when I make business trips to the coast or go on pleasure trips that are usually a beach destination. So I'm pretty content!


Helen Keeler said...

Yes I get homesick for my home town of Grass Valley, California. Were the dirk is like red clay and the trees are everywhere. Portland, Oregon where I now live is nothing like my home town.

Mary said...

I look forward to reading this book!


latanya said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

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Christina Andre said...

I used to live next to my grandparents when I was a kid, they had acres of woods and fields and it was so peaceful there.


Raven In A Blue Room said...

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

I grew up in Germany but I am not really homesick, but on occasion I miss good 'ole homecooked german food

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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Anonymous said...

I am slightly homesick for North Carolina because there's something about the air up there that makes you so happy and relaxed. Plus, it's gorgeous!

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travellingmomof2 said...

Roanoke VA. Heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains...the view of the Star, the chili of Texas Tavern, the train tracks. Just love it and miss it.

Dorothy said...

Sounds like a good book to read!

calgirl said...

Sounds like a great read.

I miss the sunshine of southern California and the aroma of eucalyptus trees.

Meredith said...

Looks like a great book, cute dog on the cover!

I used to live in small town Ohio and sometimes I think it would be nice to go back.

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Nancye said...

This sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance!

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Nancye said...

I still live in the city where I was born. I miss the house I lived in for my childhood. I have some really great memories growing up there.

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