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Monday, October 3, 2011

GIVEAWAY + (review) What I Did For Love by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

  • What I Did For Love
  • by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Hardcover: 401 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow; 1 edition (January 27, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061351504
Susan Elizabeth Phillips is one of my all time favorite authors. I have to say that I read with my mood. And if the book doesn't match my mood, I enjoy it less. My first listen to this book on audio wasn't pretty. I couldn't stand Georgie York. I couldn't stand Bramwell, and I couldn't care less what happened to them. I find it hard to believe that a SEP book would not get my juices running, so I got  myself a paperback and read it. It's much better. I think sometimes the reader and I just don't see eye to eye on how a book should be read. This is a fun book. I have a much better time when I read the words for myself.

On that note, I'd like to do an all-over-the-world giveaway. $20 worth of books at Book Depository. If they deliver to your country for free, then you qualify. Drawing will be scheduled on October 27 (coz that's my 20th year anniversary).

That's not all. For every additional 40 entries, I will draw another winner for $20. Maximum winners of 5. I'll make this easy. Rafflescopter will help me sort your entries and pick winners.

From Amazon:
How did this happen? Georgie York, once the costar of America's favorite television sitcom, has been publicly abandoned by her famous husband, her film career has tanked, her father is driving her crazy, and her public image as a spunky heroine is taking a serious beating.
What should a down-on-her-luck actress do? Not go to Vegas . . . not run into her detestable former costar, dreamboat-from-hell Bramwell Shepard . . . and not get caught up in an ugly incident that leads to a calamitous elopement. Before she knows it, Georgie has a fake marriage, a fake husband, and maybe (or not) a fake sex life.
It's a paparazzi free-for-all, and Georgie's nonsupporting cast doesn't help. There's Bram's punk-nightmare housekeeper, Georgie's own pushy parent, a suck-up agent, an icy studio head with a private agenda, and her ex-husband's new wife, who can't get enough of doing good deeds and saving the world—the bitch. As for Georgie's leading man, Bram's giving the performance of his life, but he's never cared about anyone except himself, and it's not exactly clear why.
Two enemies find themselves working without a script in a town where the spotlight shines bright . . . and where the strongest emotions can wear startling disguises.


  1. Hello, Shoshana!

    Thank you for hosting this Giveaway! And I am the first entry!! How exciting!!
    If I was spending time on a deserted island - with or without the man you mention! - these are the 3 books I would bring:
    1) The Bible - The Jerusalem Bible Translation
    2) The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie
    3) The Holy Longing - by Ronald Rolheiser

    You can contact me at email address:

    madley (AT) cogeco (DOT) ca

    Have fun reading the entries!


  2. I would bring a Jane Austen novel, a Mark Twain novel and Gone with the Wind.

  3. Hmm,I would bring The Perfect Play, Changing The Game and Animal Attraction. :)

  4. 1. Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles
    2. Match Me If You Can by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    3. Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling

  5. HI new follower hoping you will follow me back at thks in advance xx

  6. My three would be any of Margaret Dickenson or Mary E Pearce books, good old fashioned fiction that you can easily escape into x

  7. 1. Pride and Prejudice
    2. Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks
    3. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell