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2 Days to Something, Maybe!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Something, Maybe is really and truly almost here--I'm going to scout bookstores today to see if I can find a copy. (I'll keep you posted!)

With only two days left, I want to talk about something Polo Pony asked, which was if I had a favorite scene in Something, Maybe. And as those of you who've watched the vlogs know, I most definitely *do* have a favorite scene!

It involves a window, kissing....and a geode. A tease:

"I wanted to talk to you. Wait, what are you holding?"

"A geode.

Yep, there really is a geode in my favorite scene, and I won't say more--or give away a geode--but I will give away a copy of Alyson Noel's Evermore AND a copy of Tina Ferraro's The ABCs of Kissing Boys if you tell me *your* favorite scene from a recent read by midnight tonight. Congrats to yesterday's winner, Kate, and I can't wait to read about your favorite scenes!

Only TWO days!!!!!


Blogger Adele said...

Well I have already been blessed by your graciousness but my favourite scene is from a certain E.Scott-a-thon book from my weekend.
I actually love when Dani spots the receipt in Greg's glove compartment. He's a sentimentalist, which made my heart melt.
Thanks for making my weekend all gushy with love :)

March 22, 2009 8:44 AM  
Blogger Pissenlit said...

Geode's are cool:)

Um, favourite scene from a recent read...okay, how 'bout this...

Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews...
Bran, a character who can teleport has, two times before, stolen(and then lost) some maps belonging to the shapeshifters. In this scene, he teleports into their compound(again), witty dialogue occurs, annoying the shapeshifters. Bran notices the monsterous creature the shapeshifters have managed to capture, he "helps" them by smiting it with his crossbow, thanks them for the maps and teleports away.

March 22, 2009 9:03 AM  
Blogger Bunny B said...

Mine's from Jodi Picoult's Change of Heart. When the Jewish attorney goes out with this handsome doctor, he says to her, "I'm Christian." And she got all worked up, when he in fact was telling her his name. I thought that was funny and cute :)

March 22, 2009 9:11 AM  
Blogger Janssen said...

I read Impossible by Nancy Werlin this week, and I LOVED the bit where, right at the kitchen table in front of her foster parents, Zach tells Lucy that he's not just her friend, but he's in love with her and always will be. Awwwwww.

March 22, 2009 10:05 AM  
OpenID iamzulma said...

hi elizabeth! a geode, huh? coooool!

favorite scene? ok, i'm reading oriana fallaci's "letter to a child never born" and i love this bit:

"Your arms are no longer confused protuberances nor fins, but wings. You've grown wings! I am overcome by the wish to caress them, to caress you. What's it like there in the egg?"

If you ever have a chance, this book is fabulous because it doesn't romanticize impending motherhood and carrying a child.

March 22, 2009 10:27 AM  
Blogger Thao said...

My favorite kiss scene from a recent read is the kiss in the rain of Alex and Brittany from Perfect Chemistry. I found it really sweet and sad at the same time, and I'm a sucker for rainy kisses so yeah.

Pictures pictures, I want pictures! : D

March 22, 2009 10:29 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

This isn't from a recent read but Sarah Dessen's The Truth About Forever sticks out in my mind when you mentioned favourite scene.

I love the part where Wes and Macy are playing their truth game and Macy asks Wes "If you could do anything right now, what would it be?" In which Wes responds with "Pass." Which is huge because the both of them both take the game so seriously (if you pass you lose) and because we all know what Wes really wanted to do in that moment.

My heart melts every time I think of it. ;)

March 22, 2009 10:46 AM  
Blogger Pretty said...

My favorite scene from a recent read is in Cassandra Clare's book City of Bones.

It's when Jace is thinking Clary is beautiful, but Clary doesn't know.

I thought that part was really sweet.


March 22, 2009 11:07 AM  
OpenID jessica-shea said...

I just read The Forest of Hands & Teeth, and my favorite scene was a moment when the protagonist Mary realizes that love might not be enough for her without the chance to follow her dreams and see what else is out there. It's so bittersweet.

March 22, 2009 11:08 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

my favorite scene from going too far was when meg realizes the policeman is not a forty year old married guy with kids that draw manga. He's actually 19 and was i her spanish class. It was so shocking and even now it's funny. :)

March 22, 2009 11:11 AM  
OpenID luckygirl1112 said...

Hmm... I really want to read Something, Maybe. My favorite part of a book was from Perfect You when Kate realizes that her and Will aren't that different after all and that she really does like him.

March 22, 2009 11:27 AM  
Blogger H said...

Michelle, I love that scene from The Truth about Forever too!

I've just finished Lock & Key and I love when Ruby is trying to run away and throws her bag over the wall into Nate's garden. Nice introduction.

March 22, 2009 11:48 AM  
Blogger Ann Diana Dinh, said...

One of my favorite scenes from a book I just read is when Jack (this super cute guy) kisses Schuyler (main character). It's just really cute because Jack has a twin sister named Mimi and they're somewhat intimately close (read the book to know what I mean) and she catches them kissing and it's just a scene that stays with you. This is all from the book Blue Bloods!


March 22, 2009 11:50 AM  
Blogger Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

I just got my copy of Something, Maybe in the mail yesterday! =D!! Super stoked to read it!

One of my favorite scenes from one of my all time favorite book would be from This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen. I loved it when Dexter finds the plasticware in Remy's truck and says to Remy, "You bought me plastic wear? You love me!"

March 22, 2009 11:53 AM  
OpenID runforamsterdam said...

my favorite scene was from My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult, which i finished on Friday.
when Sara shaves her head, and then Anna does, so Kate doesn't feel like a freak anymore.
it's so beautiful.


March 22, 2009 12:33 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Sweethearts by Sarah Zarr , my favorite scene was when Jenna and Cameron were all alone and started talking about there old memories and how much they misses each other.


March 22, 2009 12:59 PM  
Blogger bridget3420 said...

All these books sound awesome

March 22, 2009 1:29 PM  
Blogger Nikki said...

I never thought about how hard it would be to pick on favorite scene out of just one book, so hard to narrow it down!

In North of Beautiful when Terra goes to Jacob's school to give him her GPS coordinates.


March 22, 2009 1:47 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

I read If We Kiss by Rachel Vail awhile ago and there was this scene where the main characters crush tells her something along the lines of "i didn't care if i was the first person to kiss you, i just wanted to be the last." A bit cheesy? Yes. But cute as well.

March 22, 2009 2:32 PM  
Blogger deltay said...

A geode?! Intriguing ;)

Oh wow - a favourite scene... Hmm. Well, this isn't exactly that recent, but still, it's stuck with me. Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby has so many memorable scenes, but the ending lines:

"Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter — tomorrow we will run faster, stretch our arms out farther. … So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."

So lyrical, so beautiful, such eloquent phrasing - in short, just so inconceivably insightful and - wow.

March 22, 2009 2:36 PM  
Blogger cgrose said...

My favorite recent scene is in North of Beautiful, where Terra and her mother finally stand up to her father (I wanted to cheer. Yay!)
Actually, I went to Barnes & Noble yesterday, and lookie lookie, there was Something Maybe! I picked it up, along with about a hundred dollars worth of books. *pockets are lonely -- they miss their money*

March 22, 2009 2:48 PM  
Blogger katayoun said...

my favorite scene from sullivan's "the crown conspiracy" which i'm currently reading, is when they meet myron (who till now is just perfect) when they go to the monastry and spend the night and then the next day find out why they spent it where they did and what myron did for them. and how myron is rebuilding the library, or how he says goodbye, for now most anything with myron in them is pretty good.

March 22, 2009 4:32 PM  
Blogger A Literate Musician said...

I have checked three different stores, no one has it out yet. I might try B&N, they always set them out early. My favorite scene from Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist is the scene in the Indian restauraunt they visit. It's probably one of the best books I've read in months.

March 22, 2009 4:44 PM  
Blogger Hannah said...

Just finished reading Read My Lips by Terri Brown. I love the scene where Miller sticks up for Serena and gets in trouble, but doesn't want to tell anyone what he did or why!

March 22, 2009 6:34 PM  
Blogger TinaFerraro said...

Hi, Elizabeth! Thanks so much for including my most recent book in your giveaway, and I wish you all good things on the launch of your next book!

And as far as a favorite scene, I loved the scene in LET IT SNOW where the characters attempt to cross the icy creek...brrr...

March 22, 2009 6:39 PM  
Blogger books-a-lishious said...

My favorite scene from a recent scene is in frostbite by richelle mead, when Mason says to rose, "Hath-away, don't runaway!" every time i read it, i crack up!


March 22, 2009 7:58 PM  
Blogger Erika Lynn said...

i recently finished Audrey, Wait and I loved the scene where she was hiding in the bathroom and heard the record company people talking and she says "I thought this only happened in books and movies" made me laugh a lot.

March 22, 2009 10:29 PM  
Blogger Nora said...

just read "I Know It's Over" by ck kelly martin and I loved the scene where Sasha tells Nick she's pregnant and he reacts by being mean--so realistic but it's written so that we sympathize with them both.

March 22, 2009 10:45 PM  
Blogger Michelle Kuo said...

Right now I'm reading Sloppy Firsts by Megan Mccafferty and I loved the scene when the main character Jessica Darling finally stands up to her parents by yelling and cussing them out. It made me happy because her parents were frustrating me too!


March 22, 2009 11:17 PM  
Blogger Paradox said...

My favorite scene in a book I just finished (Epic by Conor Kostick) is when Erik and his friends become famous by slaying a dragon in the virtual reality game Epic and become the new owners of lots of virtual treasure!

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March 22, 2009 11:56 PM  
Blogger GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

I really can't wait to read Something Maybe now!:)

A favorite scene from a recent read? I recently read Eyes Like Stars (which was amazing!!!) I had lots of favorite scenes in that one, but one of my favorites is when Bertie decides to act out a play she's written about how she came to the theater. Lisa Mantchev does such a wonderful job writing and her descriptions and characters are perfect-I could see the entire play being acted out in front of me. Also, anything with the faries was good for a laugh and their appetites always made me smile.

March 23, 2009 12:03 AM  
Blogger Polo.Pony said...

I like this part in "Geek Charming" by Robin Palmer:

"Steven patted his own extra poundage. 'You know, Lola, some chicks dig a guy with a little extra junk in the trunk. More of us to love.' Lola stopped applying lip gloss and cringed, but I could see the slightest smile on her lips. Strangely enough, she seemed to have a soft spot for Steven, of all people."


March 23, 2009 12:19 AM  
Blogger sylvia said...

I don't know why but the last scene in Perfect You was really memorable and really, really sweet. The scene where Kate calls Will and Will's response was "I know", there was something reall sweet about it and I just can't take it off my head!


March 23, 2009 4:04 AM  

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