"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." —J. R. R. Tolkien

Thursday, October 25, 2012

DEAR TEEN ME Anthology Blog Tour and Giveaway

Not only am I excited to have contributed a letter to the DEAR TEEN ME anthology, I am also so happy to participate in the blog tour and offer up a giveaway.

DEAR TEEN ME edited by Miranda Kenneally and E. Kristin Anderson (Zest, October 30, 2012)


Well, it's a collection of letters a bunch of authors (like 70) have written to their teenaged selves. Like things they would change. Or advice they might offer. Or hope. Whatever the case, the letters are fantastic. This is the perfect book to read along with your teen and then use to help start those difficult conversations.



To help us celebrate the release of DEAR TEEN ME, today on the blog we have E. Kristin Anderson, one of the co-editors of the book. E. Kristin fell in love with the 80s, and much of this fascination helped inspire her idea for the book in the first place. So today, E. Kristin is offering up a top 10 list!



Bring On the Dancing Horses – Echo and the Bunnymen

Like a Prayer – Madonna

Uptown Girl – Billy Joel

The Metro – Berlin

I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers

White Wedding – Billy Idol

Drive – The Cars

Girlfriend In A Coma – The Smiths

Call Me – Blondie

Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns 'N' Roses


Now for the giveaway! 

This one is easy! All you have to do is...

1) Follow my blog
2) Leave a comment with your favorite 80s song!

Two things to note...

1) This giveaway is open until 12:01 am on November 3, 2012
2) Contest is US only!


Good luck! And don't forget I'm also giving away:

A SIGNED ARC of ORIGIN by Jessica Khoury (Razorbill, September 4, 2012)


Angela Brown said...

LOL! I recognized more songs from that list than I care to admit :-) Oh the 80's.

When I discovered Deer Teen me online, I discovered a wonderful log to lurk at and realize that I wasn't alone.

alicia marie said...

My favorites 80's song has got to be Love is a Battlefield! I love most of the songs on that list as well. I loved almost all madonna from the 80's : )

samantha35 said...

follow via gfc
favorite 80's song was girls girls girls


Carl Scott said...

I follow this blog by email: carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx

One of my favorite songs from the 80s, and there are many, was My Best Friend's Girl by The Cars.

Linda Kish said...

I am a GFC follower

I like Livin' on a Prayer

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Diana said...

Oh yes, Aha - Take on Me.
I follow GFC - Diana

Kristin Lenz said...

Fun - I can sing all of these songs! My favorite would be anything by Prince. Really looking forward to Dear Teen me!

Kayla Beck said...

GFC Kayla Beck
Favorite 80s Song: Listen to Your Heart by Roxette (it's late 80s but it counts)

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Beckey said...

I have a couple since I grew up in that era ...

Built this City on Rock N Roll

Following via GFC