Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Everything Beautiful Began After by Simon Van Booy Review and Giveaway! - CLOSED!

I have just finished a wonderful book by Simon Van Booy entitled Everything Beautiful Began After! This book really drew me in! You should definitely add it to your summer reading list! I love the writing style of Simon Van Booy! He writes so poetically! This book has three main characters: Rebecca, George and Henry. The book is told from all three of their points of view, which adds a lot to the story. I would love to read more from this talented author!

Book Description:

Rebecca is young, lost, and beautiful. A gifted artist, she seeks solace and inspiration in the Mediterranean heat of Athens—trying to understand who she is and how she can love without fear.

George has come to Athens to learn ancient languages after growing up in New England boarding schools and Ivy League colleges. He has no close relationships with anyone and spends his days hunched over books or wandering the city in a drunken stupor.

Henry is in Athens to dig. An accomplished young archaeologist, he devotedly uncovers the city’s past as a way to escape his own, which holds a secret that not even his doting parents can talk about.

...And then, with a series of chance meetings, Rebecca, George, and Henry are suddenly in flight, their lives brighter and clearer than ever, as they fall headlong into a summer that will forever define them in the decades to come.


BUY IT:

You can purchase Everything Beautiful Began After by Simon Van Booy on Amazon!

WIN IT:

Thanks to the publisher, Harper Perennial, one lucky Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy reader will win a copy of Everything Beautiful Began After by Simon Van Booy! (US Residents Only)

You MUST be a follower of Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy via Google Friend Connect (located at the right) for your entry to count. And you MUST include your email address with each entry.

Mandatory Entry:

Follow Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy via Google Friend Connect. AND Visit Simon Van Booy's website and leave a comment of something you learned about him! (both combined = 1 entry)

That's all you have to do! But, if you'd like to receive extra entries you can:

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-Tweet this giveaway. (1 entry daily, include the link)

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-Post the Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy button (located at the right) on your blog. (5 entries, leave me a link)


Please include your email address with EACH entry. If you don't have your email attached to your comment, I won't be able to contact you if you win! Post a separate comment for each entry (if it says 3 entries, post 3 separate comments.)

This giveaway ends August 18, 2011 at 11:59 pm. Good luck!

* Lucky winner or winners will be selected through True Random Number Generator.* If your profile page does not show your email address, please include your email address in your comment. For example: adventuresofathriftymommy@gmail.com -- so that I may get in touch with you if you are selected as the giveaway winner. * Each giveaway winner has 48 hours to respond to my email about getting the awesome giveaway prize to him/her. If the winner does not reply to my email within 48 hours, I will choose another winner using the True Random Number Generator. * I do contact each winner via email

Disclosure: I received the products mentioned above for this review. No monetary compensation was received by me. This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours. Because I do not directly ship most giveaways from my home, I cannot be held liable for lost or not received products.

108 comments:

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I'm a follower and I it's amazing that his books have been translated into 13 languages. What an accomplishment!

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I follow you via GFC, and I learned that Simon grew up in rural Wales.

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gfc LisaMarie Simon grew up in Wales

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

Google Friends Connect - following you publicly as (Louis)

The author teaches at the School of Visual Arts and is involved in the Rutgers Early College Humanities program for young adults living in underserved communities.

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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I follow on GFC! He currently lives in NYC

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