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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The Elite Release & Giveaway!!

Sorry for the lack of updates—my computer actually crashed :( It was pretty crushing since I had quite a few files that had not been backed up on the hard drive, not to mention a few reviews that I had been working on and was about to post. So my updates may be a bit spotty for a bit until I can get my computer fixed!

But onto bigger and better things! A huge congratulations to the wonderful Jennifer Banash for the release of her new YA novel, The Elite! And for those of you who do not know what this fabulous book is about, go here for my review! And don’t forget to check out my interview with the talented and hilarious Ms. Banash here!

To celebrate the release of The Elite, Ms. Banash has most generously donated 2 copies of her book for a giveaway!
All you have to do to put your name in the hat for a chance to win is leave a comment with the usual:
- your name
- your e-mail
- and answer these 2 questions:
1. Which city would you most like to live in??
2. Who is your favorite designer?

(So some of you are probably wondering, what's with the random questions? Well, the queen bee and her posse in The Elite are fashion experts living in the city that never sleeps, NYC--so I'm curious, which city would you like to live in, given the chance? & Anyone have a favorite designer??)

For those of you who left a comment for my interview with Ms. Banash, you get an extra entry for this contest, if you wish to enter. Those people are:
- BooksandLove
- Chelsie
Thanks for commenting, guys! Everyone else is welcome to still comment on the interview, but sorry, only those 4 people are eligible for an extra ‘interview comment’ entry.

But if you’d like to post about this contest on your blog, myspace, etc, just send me the link and I’ll give you 2 extra entries!

Please enter by June 24th (midnight, EST)—winners will be announced June 25th.
Sorry, this contest is only open to those living in the US and Canada.

And don’t forget the Swan Kingdom giveaway is still going on as well!


Alea said...

My computer crashed this weekend so I know how you feel :( It's no fun.

I'd love to enter!


1. I would love to live in NYC, I was born on Long Island and would love to go back to New York.
2. I really like the season 1 winner of Project Runway, Jay. His line that won him the competition was so awesome!

Axa said...

Sometimes computers just suck.

-The city I would love to live in would have to be Rome or Venice. How cool would that be?
-I'm not sure I have a favorite designer. I'm only into clothes I can afford..haha....

Chelsie said...

- Chelsie
- 1. Which city would you most like to live in??
I would want to live in Miami, or somewhere in Florida because Florida seems like such a nice place to live.

2. Who is your favorite designer?
I'm going to follow Alea's lead and talk about Project Runway... Season... 2? 3? Whichever season had Michael in it, he was my favorite. He was awesome. But other than Project Runway, I don't really pay any attention to designers...

Chelsie said...

Oh crap, and I forgot to say that I'm adding your contest to my sidebar...

the story siren said...

I would love to win a copy of The Elite!!


1. I'm not sure what city I would want to live in.... I'd love to move to Hawaii!!
2. I don't have a favorite designer. I don't own any designer clothers..... If i had to pick i would say LAMB by Gwen Stafani!

i'll be posting about your contest on my blog tomorrow!

Words Speak Volumes said...


1. I would live in Star's Hollow. (hey, we never said it had to be a real place right?) I love the old village-y feel.
2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE D&G purses. I wish I could afford one.

Cyndi said...

Cyndi aka The Page Wanderer

Alright here goes:
1. Which city would you most like to live in?
I'd most like to live in New York City probably. It just seems like such a great place to be, there or LA , but a nice part of LA. ;]

2. Who is your favorite designer?
My favorite designer...I have to say that I don't have one. I wasn't raised with designer clothes and have only heard of them really or seen them in magazines, but to me they don't look all that special, so yeah. I honestly don't have a favorite designer.


RR2 said...

1. I would love to live in Australia.
2. I don't have a favourite designer. I'm too cheap...:D

Carolina said...

Yea I know how it feels like when your computer crashes. PLease enter me for the contest.

1. I would love to live in Boston or London. One of those two.
2. I don't have a favorite designer since I can't afford their clothes.

Betsy said...


1. I would love to live in London. I love British accents!

2. I really like Michael Kors. Great shirts and great handbags!

paperxxflowers said...

Hii! I'm going to blog about your contest here:
to get that out of the way first!

1. I'd love to live in Italy. Or Ireland. They both sound like awesome places.
2. I'm not much into fashion designers... I just wear clothes. lol

Meredith said...

I think I would like to live in Sydney, Australia or London, England for the international category. For the close to home catefory... Even though I live like 100 miles away from it, I think Sedona, AZ would be GREAT!

Favorite Designer is a toughie. I am not much of a fashionista. Anything that is cute, is good by me!

Heather said...

I'd love to enter this contest! Ah!

1) I really want to live in either Indianapolis (no particular reason other than John Green lives there), or in New York. I love New York...or maybe Sydney, Australia. I don't really know. Somewhere other than here.
2) My favorite designer is Versace...or Jimmy Choo. I'm not that crazy about labels, but anything by either I would buy if I had the money.

As you can probably tell, I'm an indecisive person.

Heather said...

Oh yeah, and I'm adding your contest to my sidebar!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

-I posted about it here:

Or go on this blog and click the Other Contests tab on the side! :)

Name: Lauren

1. I would LOVE to live in London. I've never been anywhere in England and would love to if I had to pick a city, it would be that.

2. I'm not that into clothes..and definitely not designer, unless I like the way it looks. That's all that matters to me..if it fits and I like it, not what name is on it. But then again, the price i probably couldn't afford it! HAH!
For guys, I like the Tony Hawk line. It just looks cool/casual..and for girls? I honestly don't know!


Liv said...

Thanks for having this awesome contest!
1. I think I'd like to live where I'm living right now. The Twin Cities, MN are both pretty large and you get all of the big city vibes but with some amount of quaint-ness and not as rushed of a feel.
2. Okay, and this isn't even a designer, but I'm going to be a total hick and say Target. Now before you guffaw, think about it. They actually have some decent clothes and at cheap prices too. I love the Isaac Mizrahi stuff from there. And you can't be a Minnesotan without loving Target; their headquarters are here for goodness sakes!

Liv said...


Christy said...

I would love a copy of The Elite!


1. I would love to live in Prague because some parts of it seems like you've traveled back in time while other parts are so modern.
2. I have to say Marc Jacobs because I love his flats.

Unknown said...

I'd love to win!

My favorite city is Zurich, so clean and such good hot chocolate, and my favorite designer (to look at, not to wear!) would be Yohji Yamamoto - more like art than clothes!

Lenore Appelhans said...

Cool contest :)

I am actually not that into big cities - but I would mind spending some time in NYC (never been!)

Favorite designers are those who design for Etro. Beautiful clothing!

lenoreva AT hotmail DOT com

Hillary said...

1. New York City. Because they have a GREAT H&M (which is my favorite store) and that's where Stacy & Clinton (from TLC's What Not To Wear) are.
2. Puma. Haha, that's so not a designer. I don't do designer stuff. H&M is my favorite place to get clothes, Puma is MY shoe store, and Abercrombie is good if I want to spend some money. Other then that, I have no answer.

Yeah, and I'd just like to say that Christian Siriano is my very favorite Project Runway winner. I loved his hair. 1. It was totally fierce! and 2. He looked like a parrot. Too bad he's gay... :(

Hillary said...

and I blogged about it here:

Liviania said...

inbedwithbooks AT yahoo DOT com

I would most like to live in Madrid.

My favorite designer is Betsey Johnson.

The Whirlwinds said...

Here goes...

Name: Aella Siofra

1. I would most love to live in Venice. The number one place to go before it sinks! Then again... Prague kind of fits that bill as well.

2. My favorite fashion designer is an easy one. Valentino. All the way. His dresses are incredible.

Good luck to everyone,
*Aella Siofra*

PS Once again, I've posted about this on the Maelstrom's myspace

Gretchen Alice said...


Vera Wang

books-a-lishious said...


I would love to live in NYC or London, although any city (the bigger the better and as long as I'm in downtown) works for me.
I don't really have a favorite designer because I never really wear designer clothes but I do love things from Charlotte Russe!

Sara said...

Sara Lindhult

1. Los Angeles - never been there, but always wanted to go there. I love the warm climate!
2. Hmm, I would have to say Caroline Ericsson. She's a friend of mine, only 18 years old but very talented. She makes beautiful clothes!

Unknown said...

I would love to win The Elite!!
It looks so awsome!!
- Lauren

1. I would love to live in LA because it seems like a fun place to be.
2. I don't have a favorite desiner because I'm too poor. (sadly)

Anonymous said...

That sounds like a good book. I'm definitely entering.


--I would love to live in Lueven, Belgium. I'm actually here for the summer and I'm really liking it so far.
--My favorite designer would have to be Amanda Bynes. She just came out with a line, Dear, and it's really amazing. I always get something when i shop her line.

Anonymous said...

And i posted about the contest on a myspace bulletin. Sorry the link is sooo long.

Lenore Appelhans said...

Hey - take my name out of the hat because I just won a copy. Maybe I can use all my extra entries for the next contest?!

Breanna said...

I thought I had commented already but I guess I didn't.

The city I'd most like to live in is New York City. I've always wanted to go there and it would be cool to live there.

And my favorite designer would have to be Amanda Bynes. I love her clothing like "Dear"

Thanks for this great giveaway!


Anonymous said...

1. New York City, or Hunting Beach, because I've been to both of those places and it was amazingly beautiful.
2. My favorite designer is Betsey Johnson, all her clothes are so strange, and wacky.

Abby O. said...

Abby O.

1. I'd love to live in Kyoto, Japan because the have a special kind of pocky there that I want to try and Kyoto seems like a REALLY nice place to live.
2. Hmmm, Linda Loudermilk. What can I say? I'm all for eco chic.

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