Happy Book Day to You ~ the Series { Best Friends Forever }

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Winner is: Justine

Do you remember way back in December, I held a Happy Book Day Giveaway on my birthday? Well I enjoyed it so much (because books are my favorite thing), I thought I’d make it a weekly occasional occurrence. For the next several weeks you can count on a ‘Happy Book Day to You ~ the Series’ giveaway every Tuesday {maybe not, it’s summer}.

happy book day to you - best friends forever by jennifer weiner
Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner – I LOVED this book. It was touching and funny and a wee bit Judy Blume’ish.

Here’s the publisher’s synopsis of ‘Best Friends Forever

Addie Downs and Valerie Adler will be best friends forever. That’s what Addie believes after Valerie moves across the street when they’re both nine years old. But in the wake of betrayal during their teenage years, Val is swept into the popular crowd, while mousy, sullen Addie becomes her school’s scapegoat.

Flash-forward fifteen years. Valerie Adler has found a measure of fame and fortune working as the weathergirl at the local TV station. Addie Downs lives alone in her parents’ house in their small hometown of Pleasant Ridge, Illinois, caring for a troubled brother and trying to meet Prince Charming on the Internet. She’s just returned from Bad Date #6 when she opens her door to find her long-gone best friend standing there, a terrified look on her face and blood on the sleeve of her coat. “Something horrible has happened,” Val tells Addie, “and you’re the only one who can help.”

Best Friends Forever is a grand, hilarious, edge-of-your-seat adventure; a story about betrayal and loyalty, family history and small-town secrets. It’s about living through tragedy, finding love where you least expect it, and the ties that keep best friends together.

Some simple rules and things to remember:

1. This book is second hand. I’ve read it, I liked it and I am giving it to you. It may possibly have coffee rings or warped pages from sitting on my night stand. Call me cheap, or call me environmentally friendly, I’m not bothered either way.

2. Consider passing it forward when you are done, you could even have a giveaway! Remember, what goes around comes around.

3. You must come back here to see if you are the winner. I won’t track you down, if you wait to long … I might lend it to a friend or a neighbor and then YOU are out of luck. You need to email me with your address, once I receive it I will pop it in the mail to you at my convenience.

4. To be eligible to win, you need to leave a comment on this post. I’ll pick a winner sometime on Wednesday, August 5th, 2009.

5. Tell a friend—> this isn’t really a rule, but it would be really nice. wink –> think twitter, facebook, email.

MK xo
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**NOTE: this is not a paid advertisement — they’re my books and I am giving one of them away — because I am nice like that — just saying!**


Justine · July 28, 2009 at 11:02 pm

Please can I have the book. I have set myself a target of reading 20 books over this summer. I still need to read nine more. I know that you are a keen reader too. Howabout a trade? I can share some of the good books which I read so far?

Stephanie Diaz · July 28, 2009 at 11:32 pm

wanna test out my luck and read a good book. Hope you pick me!!


Tiph · July 29, 2009 at 8:18 am

(to be read at a Bookworm’s Anonymous meeting)

Hi, my name is Tiph. I have a problem with reading. I read obsessively and in exorbitant amounts. I’ve read more than 30 books in the past six months, and I forget to eat and sleep because of it.

But actually, I’m not that bothered by it. As a matter of fact, I’ve already started my next book, and I’ll be a bookworm all my life (I bet it’s in my genes, anyway), and there’s nothing you can do to stop me!

And that book you have there would be lovely, MK.
.-= Tiph´s last blog ..frustrated bear. with cupcakes. =-.

UPrinting · July 29, 2009 at 11:08 pm

Sounds interesting :) I always love reading stories about friendship and how even through times of hardships or trouble real friends still find comfort and help in each other.
Love your Happy Book Day Giveaway series! An excellent idea, I’m sure it will be well-received :)

Wisconsin Dells Hotels · July 30, 2009 at 3:52 pm

Tiph, I feel for you, but I do understand the way you feel about books. This one was pretty good, but it sure didn’t let me forget my midnight snacks.
.-= Wisconsin Dells Hotels´s last blog ..Wisconsin Dells Vacation During Hard Economic Times =-.

Justine · July 30, 2009 at 6:19 pm


I am getting to the end of my current book… it would make my day if I could read your book next? I love her other books and based on your review, I can’t wait to read this one too.

Safire · August 2, 2009 at 5:29 pm

This book looks like a lot of fun! I’m going to put on my list of titles to get around to. BTW…since March 20th, 2009 has already past, do you think you could pick a new end date?
.-= Safire´s last blog ..Sick Sunday =-.

Kait · August 4, 2009 at 5:17 am

Sounds like a good one!

ed hardy · August 4, 2009 at 7:31 am

Sounds like a good one!

Melissa · August 4, 2009 at 9:57 am

Long-time lurker, first-time poster. I love your blog! Whenever I check back and see a new post it seriously makes my work day better.



Christian · August 5, 2009 at 4:25 pm

I bought this book last month and I am halfway throught it. I must say it is a very nice story.

baby nursery bedding · August 6, 2009 at 7:36 pm

Looks like an interesting read. Looks like Jennifer is having one last signing for the year if anyone is interested from the area – Tuesday, August 20: Chatham, MA, Wequassett Inn Resort, 11 a.m.. (Tickets are $80, which includes lunch and a signed book.

Ottawa First Aid · August 18, 2009 at 10:17 pm

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    MommyKnows · August 22, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    @Ottawa – thanks for stopping by.

Ksenia · August 19, 2009 at 12:16 pm

i think i’m too late for a try, but i’d like to share my experience and why this book seems to be dear to me tho i haven’t read it yet (sorry my grammar mistakes, english isn’t my native language).
i have a best friend for 12 years now and we’ve shared a lot, experienced a lot too. and last autumn it’s changed when she got pregnant, while i cannot have kids, which makes me feel really sad. and tho we live far away from each other now, it really hurt me, so i make many mistakes since then, the worst is that i tried to cross her out of my life, but unsuccessfully. anyway, she’s now having a beautiful (i guess) baby girl, and the time spent without chatting with her made me feel only worse. and i apologized for the things i’ve done and said and i hope we will be friends again.
and i know that the book isn’t translated into russian (hopefully, yet is not), but i’d love to read it. maybe will find some shop which delivers to russia :) just wanted to thank you for the book review. it’s hard to find a great book you will enjoy. thank you once again…

Deane · August 20, 2009 at 1:41 pm

I’m so glad to have found this site. I’m always looking for good book recommendations.

Bijan Anjomi · September 9, 2009 at 11:09 am

it seems usual story…. i mean betrayal is a part pf daily routine life.. to whom we don’t cheat?
.-= Bijan Anjomi´s last blog ..Bijan Anjomi =-.

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