Thursday, March 25, 2010

Review and Giveaway: This One is Mine by Maria Semple

About the Book:
This One Is Mine By Maria Semple

Violet Parry is living the quintessential life of luxury in the Hollywood Hills with David, her rock-and-roll manager husband, and her darling toddler, Dot. She has the perfect life--except that she's deeply unhappy. David expects the world of Violet but gives little of himself in return. When she meets Teddy, a roguish small-time bass player, Violet comes alive, and soon she's risking everything for the chance to find herself again. Also in the picture are David's hilariously high-strung sister, Sally, on the prowl for a successful husband, and Jeremy, the ESPN sportscaster savant who falls into her trap.
My Review:
Let's see what my thoughts on this one are...hmmm...
I thought it was interesting. This is the second book I review where the storyline is based around the wife's infidelity, so of course this is another one I had strong feelings about.
There were several things going on in this one which kept it interesting. It was a humorous novel about how really screwed up we all are. I don't feel like I can say too much without spoiling so many aspects of this book, so I'll keep it at this...It was a good read and I enjoyed it. I was very happy with the ending and would certainly read Maria's work again.
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Thanks to Valerie @ The Hachette Book Group I have 2 copies of this one to giveaway!
-if you would like to enter please leave a comment with your email addy
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-ends April 15th
**Review copy provided by Hatchette Book group.


  1. This sounds really good. Please enter me in the drawing.

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  2. Glad to hear you enjoyed the book! I know I would. It sounds really cool.

    Please enter me and thanks for the giveaway!


  3. Such a pretty cover. Please enter me for this. Thanks.

  4. I'd love to read this one. Please include me.

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  5. This one sounds interesting. I'd love a chance to read this one.

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  6. I would like to read this book

  7. Please enter me for this one. I've been reading good things about this one..

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  8. Please count me in.

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  9. please count me in...thanks :)

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  10. It's always nice to find humorous books to read.

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  11. This sounds good...I love books that look through the happy family motif into what is really going on!

  12. I'd love to enter! Thanks!

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  13. I would love to read this, please count me in.

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  14. madwoman-doing-cartwheelsApril 11, 2010 at 4:25 AM

    I'm open to giving this book a try. I added it to my TBR list in case I don't win but fingers crossed--hope i do.

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  15. Sounds great! And don't you love that cover?

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