Tuesday, July 7, 2009

HOW PERFECT IS THAT Blog Tour

GIVEAWAY NOW OVER
WINNERS ANNOUNCED SOON!
HOW PERFECT IS THAT
by Sarah Bird
BLOG TOUR AND GIVEAWAY

ABOUT THE BOOK:
This is the trade paperback version of Bird's highly acclaimed book HOW PERFECT IS THAT, featuring wanna be Texas socialite Blythe Young. After ten years at the top of the Austin social ladder, Blythe finds herself broke, divorced, and running from the IRS. Publishers Weekly called HOW PERFECT "a laugh-out loud addition to Bird's long line of dramedies" and Janet Fitch wrote that it "is a friend Twinkie of a book--crunchilly witty, creamy-hearted, and shockingly delicious."

WHEN YOU'RE PERFECT, YOU CAN'T FALTER...
Because if you do, the piranhas will get you. Blythe Young, Austin socialite, has two secrets she can't allow to escape: she's actually high-flying trailer trash, and her divorce left her penniless. Before becoming Mrs. Henry "Trey" Biggs-Dix III, Blythe owned the exclusive catering company Wretched Xcess, and for the second time she's determined to fake it 'til she makes it -- passing off warehouse club taquitos as Petites Tournedos Béarnaise à la Mexicaine and relying on her own private concoction of Stoli and pharmaceuticals as a substitute for sleep.
But then a blabber-mouthed accountant puts the IRS on Blythe's trail at a most unfortunate moment -- just when her catering staff turns vicious about missing pay, and a garden party of Austin belles sniffs out the Crisco in the pâté. There's no option except to cut and run. Blythe's been ducking calls from her friend Millie for over a decade, but now Millie is the only person with a heart big enough to take her in. So, just one step ahead of the law, Blythe sputters in on fumes of gas to the fleabag co-op boarding house at the University of Texas where the two met and that Millie still runs.
What do you do when you hit bottom? Sharing a bathroom again with anyone -- let alone computer geeks and white Rasta wannabes -- wasn't in Blythe's game plan. But in a time when both new and old money can turn into no money before you can say Jimmy Choo, Blythe's story is a morality tale for the new millennium as, with the help of her reluctant housemates, she faces down the crème de la crème of Austin society one last time, and by doing so finds the way out of her own ethical quagmire.

(from Amazon.com Description)


My friend Drey at DREY'S LIBRARY has a GREAT REVIEW and considering my world has fallen apart of late, I know you would enjoy reading her review. All the other blogs below also have posts and reviews and giveaways for HOW PERFECT IS THAT by Sarah Bird and I know you will enjoy reading them.

BOOKIN' WITH BINGO
is at least having
....A GIVEAWAY
!
FOR ONE COPY OF
HOW PERFECT IS THAT

This is an easy one. The rules are these:
U.S. Residents only this time
No P.O.Boxes, Please
Include your email address as well

+1 ENTRY: To enter just comment below and tell me one other Tour Stop you visited and something you found out about that site while there. (and NOT Drey's)
+1 MORE ENTRY: Comment on something you found out about the book after reading DREY'S review
ALL ENTRIES DUE BY 6 PM,
EST, JULY 15

HERE ARE THE OTHER SITES FEATURING THE BLOG TOUR:

Jenn’s Bookshelf: http://jennsbookshelf.blogspot.com/

All About {n}: www.bookwormygirl.blogspot.com

A Journey of Books: http://ajourneyofbooks.blogspot.com/

Readaholic: http://bridget3420.blogspot.com/

Book Soulmates: http://booksoulmates.blogspot.com/

Booking Mama: http://bookingmama.blogspot.com/

Bookin’ with “BINGO”: http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com/

My Guilty Pleasures: http://www.mgpblog.com/

Just Jennifer Reading: http://www.justjenniferreading.blogspot.com/

Wendy’s Minding Spot: http://mindingspot.blogspot.com/

Bella’s Novella: http://www.bellasnovella.com/

Living Life and Reading Books: http://ilovelovebooks.blogspot.com/

Book N Around: http://booknaround.blogspot.com/

The Eclectic Book Hoarder: http://eclecticbookhoarder.blogspot.com/

Pick of the Literate: http://bookrevues.blogspot.com/

Drey’s Library: http://dreyslibrary.blogspot.com/

The Epic Rat: http://epicrat.blogspot.com/

A Book Bloggers Diary: http://abookbloggersdiary.blogspot.com/

Horror and Fantasy Book Review: http://horrorandfantasybookreview.blogspot.com/

Find The Time To Read: http://www.findthetimetoread.blogspot.com/

Gaijin Mama: http://gaijinmama.wordpress.com/

Blog Business World: http://blogbusinessworld.blogspot.com/

Carolina Gal’s Literary Café: http://susansliterarycafe.blogspot.com/

My Book Views: http://my-book-views.blogspot.com/


Me, My Book and the Couch: http://memybookandthecouch.blogspot.com/

Joanne Huspek's Blog: http://joannehuspek.wordpress.com/

Power in the Blog: http://jesharris.wordpress.com/

Marta’s Meanderings: http://martasmeanderings.blogspot.com/










35 comments:

Kat Bryan said...

Bridget at Readaholic has a puppy named Reese and a lot of giveaways on her site.

winterset At peoplepc.com

tashiana said...

i'm not exactly sure what you mean but i really love the business of new york

I learned that drey wanted to backhand the character which was prtty funny and also for some reason the character goes to her college roomate for help.

tashiana said...

it looks like my comment didnt show so
i love new york because of its business and excitement
tashiluvsu@live.com

tashiana said...

oh now i c it needs approval lolz
well here's my second once since i just saw they need to be seperate

i learned that drey wants to backhand the character and she goes to her extremly nice college roomate for help
:D
tashiluvsu@live.com

(im such a ditz sometimes)

Sheila DeChantal said...

At Journey with books, I love their header.... I also seen the book on her sidebar, Annie's Ghost I think it was called. She is currently reading that and it looks good.

Great idea for signing up for the giveway! You know I follow you. :)

Have a great morning.....

bermudaonion said...

Sorry to hear your world has fallen apart - I hope things get better soon.

scottsgal said...

I stopped at Wendy's Minding Spot to read her review as well

msboatgal at aol.com

Debbie said...

I'm really sorry to hear about your world. I hope to come here and hear everything is doing well in the very near future. I'm worried about you.
I visited A World of Books and found out she has an "interesting" header with a fascinating woman's back on it.

MJ said...

I went to Carolina gal's site because it is new to me and I'm also a garolina Gal!!! ( Couldn't find which Caolina tho!)

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

MJ said...

This sounds like a fun summer read. I have a college son who also needs to learn about "choices defining who you are!"

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

Icedream said...

I read Wendy's blog, Wendy's Minding Spot and besides having a beautiful blog and an affinity for Winnie the Poo and Eeyore, she said this is the first Sarah Bird book she has read.

waitmantwillie at hotmail dot com

Icedream said...

I also read Drey's blog and I learned in her review she called Bird's book "a frothy little concoction" and that Bird has written 6 other books.

waitmantwillie at hotmail dot com

Icedream said...

On a side note, I hope things get better for you soon!

nfmgirl said...

I learned that Booking Mama liked this even more than A Summer Affair, and she was really drawn in by the "mystery".

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

nfmgirl said...

Sorry. You can ignore my last post. I got turned around on the books. THIS book, Booking Mama said, made her want to go call all of her girlfriends and tell all of them what they mean to her.

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

nfmgirl said...

From Drey's review I learned that Blythe's roommate Millie had a big heart.

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Misusedinnocence said...

I would love to read this. :)

misusedinnocence@aol.com

holdenj said...

I went to the Eclectic Book Hoarder because I loved the name of the blog and had never been there before. She had a great interview with the gal who wrote Eyes Like Stars...which I keep reading wonderful reviews of! Also, on Monday, her mailbox was full of books I would love to read!

Great way to help expand tour visits! Looks like Bird has a winnter.

JHolden955 (at) gmail (dot) com

Becca said...

I’d love to read this.
I stopped over at Pick of the Literate and found out that with names like Robert Asprin, Alan Dean Foster, and Jim Butcher on his list of favorite sci-fi/fantasy authors he seems to have good taste. I’ll have to try some of the other authors on the list that I haven’t had a chance to read yet.
thanks
rebecca.bradeen(at)verizon(dot)net

Becca said...

I also popped over to Drey’s Library and found out that although there are a few things in the book that don’t seem to be explained and it can be described as frothy it still gives a message about the choices you make defining who you are.
rebecca.bradeen(at)verizon(dot)net

Amy said...

The tour stop Bellas Novella is a blog hosted by two women Holly & Ashley. Holly used to be in film production but quit fortunately for us! :o)

This looks like a great book, thank you!

Amy
Aimala02@yahoo.com

Amy said...

I'm a follower of your blog at Google Reader.

Amy
Aimala02@yahoo.com

Lee said...

I stopped at Susans Literacy Cafe and found out that she is a member of of Navy for Moms

chinook92(at)gmail(dot)com

Lee said...

I found out that you want to smack Blythe upside the head! Thanks for this great giveaway and please count me in.

chinook92(at)gmail(dot)com

etirv said...

I want to win this book!
delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

etirv said...

I stopped by all about {n} and read her review of How Perfect is That!

Upper West Side Writer said...

I visited Readaholic and found out that she really liked the book--which just made me want it more! Thank you!

lesleymfan(at)gmail(dot)com

Upper West Side Writer said...

After reading Drey's review, I found out (which I found very interesting) that Sarah Bird, the author, often performs her material. As a fledgling writer, I applaud her guts. Thanks!

lesleymfan(at)gmail(dot)com

CherylS22 said...

I visited All About {n} & found out that Nely is a paralegal by day & a mommy by night. She has some nice giveaways on her blog.

Thanks!
megalon22 at yahoo dot com

CherylS22 said...

I learned that the book brought home the point that "the choices that you make ultimately define the person you are".

megalon22 at yahoo dot com

EllyBean said...

I stopped by Me, My Book and the Couch and learned she is listening to 50 Harbor Street by Debbie Macomber right now.

ellybean (at) connected2christ (dot) com
http://www.connected2christ.com

Glenn said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

glenn_pessano AT yahoo DOT com

Esme said...

Isalys at Book Soulmates has a delicious looking cookie sandwich on her blog.

chocolateandcroissants at yahoo dot com

Dina said...

I visited All About {n} and found out her name is Nely - a mommy and a paralegal! Entered several of her giveaways, too. aitmama (at) gmail (dot) com

DarcyO said...

Shon at Me, My Book and the Couch got her love of reading from her mother taking her to the library.

dlodden(at)frontiernet(dot)net

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