SO MUCH CLOSER giveaway!

Posted on Aug 20, 2011 in Uncategorized | 47 Comments

Can you believe summer is almost over? Say it ain’t so! I hope everybody’s been having a great summer and reading a ton of fun books. One of my fav reads this summer was So Much Closer by super fab author (and friend) Susane Colasanti. I read it over Memorial Day weekend on the beach and let me just say it’s perfection caught on paper (yes, I still read good ol’ fashioned books)!

From the publisher:

Scott Abrams is the love of Brooke’s life. He just doesn’t know it yet. So when Scott moves to New York City the summer before senior year, Brooke has no choice but to follow him. It’s her last chance to prove to him that they’re meant to be together.

But the city is full of surprises that Brooke never expected. Ever since a painful family trauma, she’s been closed off to her parents, to her friends, and even to herself. Now, inspired by the thrilling energy of the bustling and creative city around her, Brooke begins to discover a side of herself she never knew existed.

And as she finds out, in the city that never sleeps, love can appear around any corner…

One of my favorite things about Susane’s books is her ability to draw realistic characters who you can relate to. I’m also a believer in dreaming BIG, soulmates, looking up, and Knowing – all which are at the heart of So Much Closer. Plus, it has one of my favorite lines ever written: “Sometimes in the midst of all your boy drama, you just need a cupcake.” Preach it, Susane!

AND the title comes from one of my favorite Death Cab for Cutie songs, “Transatlanticism.” (Bragging time: Susane and I saw Death Cab recently in concert and they were ah-mazing!)

Check out this video if you want to hear Susane talk about the inspiration behind the book (if you look real closely, you’ll see my reflection in the window – oops, bad camerawoman!):

Susane has graciously agreed to giveaway not only a SIGNED copy of SO MUCH CLOSER, but she’ll PERSONALIZE it to the winner. How cool is that? All you have to do is comment below with your favorite lyric from a song, any song – your choice! (I’m having a hard time coming up with my favorite lyric. The line I most want someone to feel about me is from Snow Patrol’s “Chasing Cars” – “Those three words are said too much, they’re not enough.”)

Boring contest stuff: one winner will be chosen from random (US only please – sorry!) at 9pm EST on Sunday, August 21st (so I can then watch The Glee Project finale!). Please note, even though I have new spam blockers installed, I still approve comments so it may take a few hours for your comment to appear, but it will get approved!

UPDATE: It seems like my spam blocker is working a little TOO well. I can see that there are some people who have commented, but I can’t get to their comments. Please do not worry, I can see the names and e-mails of everybody so if your comment isn’t below, you’ll still be counted for the contest!

Good luck! XO, Elizabeth

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  1. Laura L.
    August 20, 2011

    “Night of the Hunter” by 30 Seconds to Mars

    “Honest to God I will break your heart. Tear you to pieces and rip you apart.”

  2. Sami Thomson
    August 20, 2011

    My favorite lyrics from a song is “Gray would be the color if i had a heart” – Something I Can Never Have by Nine Inch Nails

  3. Katie
    August 20, 2011

    “Awake” by Josh Groban

    “If I could keep these moments endless, If I could stop the winds of change …”

  4. Sherry Salach
    August 20, 2011

    “Remember all those times I was hoping for something, and shakin’ my head from all that I’ve done, but you never left me.”

    -“I would do anything for you” by Foster the People

  5. Kallie Ross
    August 20, 2011

    This is so hard… I am a music freak! But here goes…
    “Save some face, you know you’ve only got one
    Change your ways while you’re young”
    Smile Like You Mean It by The Killers

  6. Carolyn Borgen
    August 20, 2011

    “I like rock, I like soul, I like pop but I never liked disco” by Everclear! Love that line!!

  7. Kaycee
    August 20, 2011

    “Hey Jude” by The Beatles
    “The movement you need is on your shoulder.”

    • Elizabeth Eulberg
      August 20, 2011

      I think my favorite Beatles lyric is from “The End”: “And in the end, the love you take it equal to the love you make.”

  8. Aurora m.
    August 20, 2011

    Count me in!
    Song huh?……
    Ok I love……..EVANESCENCE
    ” When you cried I’d wipe away all of your tears
    When you’d scream I’d fight away all of your fears
    And I held your hand through all of these years
    But you still have
    All of me”

  9. Cindy Gates
    August 20, 2011

    Who’s gonna ride your wild horses?
    Who’s gonna drown in your blue sea?
    Who’s gonna taste your salt water kisses?
    Who’s gonna take the place of me?

    Wild Horses U2

    Ah…love it!

  10. Hannah Winden
    August 20, 2011

    There are so many good songs but this is my favorite lyric right now =)

    “Nothing lasts forever and we both know hearts can change. And it’s hard to hold a candle in the cold November rain.”

    November Rain by Guns N Roses

  11. Alejandra PérSan
    August 20, 2011

    There are so many song that I like, but I’ll go with the lyrics of….

    “So now I guess this is where we have to stand.
    Did you regret ever holding my hand?
    Never again, please don’t forget, don’t forget.”

    Don’t Forget by Demi Lovato

  12. Alyssa Pinto
    August 20, 2011

    My favorite lyric at the moment is from the song “Courage” by Orianthi!
    “Courage is when you’re afraid, But you keep on moving anyway.
    Courage is when you’re in pain, But you keep on living anyway.”

  13. Jeremy West
    August 20, 2011

    “Goodnight Moon” by Go Radio

    “So goodnight moon and goodnight you
    When you’re all that I think about
    All that I dream about
    How’d I ever breathe without, a goodnight kiss from goodnight you”

    Love it.

  14. Jessica Sheehan
    August 20, 2011

    Oooh, this is so hard!! So many songs to choose from. At this moment, this is my favorite:
    Despair can ravage you, if you turn your head around and look down the path that’s brought you here. Because what can you change? You’re a vessel now, sailing donw the waterways.
    It’s from a song by an indie rock band called Saves the Day.

  15. Kyle Deschanel
    August 20, 2011

    So many to choose from…but I’m gonna have to go with The Script- Exit Wounds. Such an emotional and vunerable song:

    “…It hurts so bad that I search my skin for the entry point where love went in and richoched and bounced around…’ <3

  16. Emory Taylor
    August 20, 2011

    “The time we shared, it was precious to me. But, all the while I was dreaming a revelry.” Revelry by Kings of Leon
    Such a great song and meaning!

  17. Sara Strayhall
    August 20, 2011

    “You fill up my senses like a night in the forest, like the mountains in springtime, like a walk in the rain, like a storm in the desert, like a sleepy blue ocean, you fill up my senses, come fill me again.” -Annie’s Song by John Denver

  18. Ally Potamianos
    August 20, 2011

    “Here’s a riddle for you, find the answer :there’s a reason for the world, you and I…..Did you learn anything? ?Cause in the world today
    You can’t live in a castle far away” – The Riddle, Five For Fighting

  19. Stephanie
    August 20, 2011

    “Made me learn a little bit faster, Made my skin a little bit thicker, Makes me that much smarter, So thanks for making me a fighter” – Fighter by Christina Aguilera

  20. Jenny Root
    August 20, 2011

    “Sometimes I feel like crying
    Laying down and dying
    That’s when I need you
    Laughing’s always easy, but sometimes I’m just scared you’ll leave me
    That’s when I feel emotional”
    Emotional, Diana DeGarmo

  21. Vanessa grant
    August 20, 2011

    I think I’m starting to see the love I need is inside of me.

    -saves the day

  22. Amanda Yancey
    August 20, 2011

    “Well, hot & heavy, pumpkin pie, chocolate candy, Jesus Christ
    There ain’t nothin’ please me more than you”

    Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes

  23. Samantha Crispyn
    August 20, 2011

    Mean by Taylor Swift

    Someday I’ll be living in a big ol’ city
    And all you’re ever going to be is mean
    Someday I’ll be big enough so you can’t hit me
    And all you’re ever going to be is mean

    No matter what you cant bring me down! 🙂

  24. Josh
    August 20, 2011

    I fell down
    The basement stairs
    ’cause I tripped on
    Your long blonde hair
    When I woke up
    I was paralized
    So I made a nest
    Out of christmas lights

    Stick and Carrot- Driftless Pony Club

  25. Tiffany
    August 20, 2011

    “Well, I’m willing to break myself
    To shake this hell from everything I touch
    I’m willing to bleed for days my… reds and grays
    So you don’t hurt so much

    Never again will we fire this gun
    No never again your the only one
    No never again but you’re already gone.”

    Break Myself by Something Corporate

  26. LisaILJ
    August 20, 2011

    But when I’m asleep
    I want somebody
    Who will put their arms around me
    And kiss me tenderly

    Depeche Mode–Somebody

  27. Allison
    August 21, 2011

    My favorite lyrics have been my favorite for a long long time:

    “Don’t try to fix me, I’m not broken.”


  28. tori portman
    August 21, 2011

    That you were Romeo, you were throwing pebbles
    And my daddy said stay away from Juliet
    And I was crying on the staircase
    Begging you please don’t go, and I said

    Romeo take me somewhere we can be alone
    I’ll be waiting all there’s left to do is run
    You’ll be the prince and I’ll be the princess
    It’s a love story baby just say yes

    love story – Taylor Swift <3
    my fav singer

  29. Alana M
    August 21, 2011

    If you never stop when you wave goodbye
    You just might find if you give it time
    You will wave hello again

    “Wheel” – John Mayer <3

  30. Maura J
    August 21, 2011

    This song saved my life by simple plan

    “you’ll never know what it means to me, that i’m not alone, that i’ll never have to be…”

  31. Melissa
    August 21, 2011

    “Don’t stop believing.”
    Don’t Stop Believing by Journey. ♫

  32. Bayleighb
    August 21, 2011

    I woke up in darkness
    sounded by silence
    oh where, where have I gone?

    I woke to reality
    losing its grip on me
    oh where, where have I gone?

    Alive Again-Matt Maher

  33. Ilana
    August 21, 2011

    “Now we’re cleaning the window between us two,
    Funny you do it once and then again and pretty soon,
    The fingerprints and dust,
    But I’ve begun to trust the view here.”
    Slow Pony Home by The Weepies

  34. Jennifer Jabaley
    August 21, 2011

    This is so hard, but I’m going with a classic 🙂
    “Though I know I’ll never lose affection
    for people and things that went before
    I know I’ll often stop and think about them
    In my life, I love you more.”
    -The Beatles

  35. Stephanie
    August 21, 2011

    “There isn’t much that I feel I need, a solid soul and the blood I bleed.”

    It’s from “My Girls” by Animal Collective <3

  36. Emily
    August 21, 2011

    “If they say life’s a dream, call this insomnia. Cuz this ain’t Wonderland, it damn sure ain’t Narnia”

    –The Other Side – Bruno Mars Ft. Cee-Lo Green & B.o.B

  37. Jessica Sheehan
    August 21, 2011

    “You are the light to my soul. You are my purpose…you’re everything.”


    I get chills every time I hear this song.

  38. Angela
    August 21, 2011

    “When you take that first step
    Into the unknown
    You know that he won’t let you go”


    Walk on the Water – Britt Nicole

  39. Aliya
    August 21, 2011

    This love is dificult but its real
    Dont be afraid we’ll make it out of this mess

    Love story- taylor swift

  40. Sundul Ahmed
    August 21, 2011

    “Today’s music aint got the same soul, I like that old time rock n roll!” -Bob Seger; Old time rock n roll

  41. Chancie K.
    August 21, 2011

    The line that always comes to mind when I think about my fave lyrics is:

    “Questions I can’t seem to find, to the answers I already have”

    City of Devils by Yellowcard

    The whole song has great lyrics but these always stood out!
    I connect to this song so much! Love it!

  42. April
    August 21, 2011

    Okay, I love love love DCFC, so I am picking another DC song as one of my favorite lyrics.

    “No longer easy on the eyes but these wrinkles masterfully disguise
    The youthful boy below who turned your way and saw
    Something he was not looking for: both a beginning and an end
    But now he lives inside someone he does not recognize
    When he catches his reflection on accident”

    Ohhh, man… good….I can so relate to this, this is exactly what you feel like when you are growing older.

    So glad you guys saw a great show recently!!! I am excited b/c I will be seeing them again in October!!!

  43. Kristina Sanders
    August 21, 2011

    “But tell me please, would you one time just let me be myself, so I can shine with my own light let me be myself”

    Let Me Be Myself -3 Doors Down

  44. Elizabeth Eulberg
    August 21, 2011

    Thank you all for participating! I loved reading all of your lyrics – you guys have excellent taste! Susane also read all of the comments as well (she was one of the people that got blocked by my spam filter). My apologies again to those who submitted comments, but didn’t show up here – I was able to see all of the people who submitted so you were counted.

    And the winner is… AURORA M. Congrats Aurora – I’ll be sending you an e-mail shortly!

  45. Cindy Bressman
    August 21, 2011

    Courage by Orianthi ft Lacey

    Courage is when you’re afraid,
    But you keep on moving anyway
    Courage is when you’re in pain,
    But you keep on living anyway
    It’s not how many times you’ve been
    knocked down
    It’s how many times you get back up

  46. Kalkidan Legesse
    August 25, 2011

    Impossible- Shontelle

    “I remember years ago
    someone told me I should take
    caution when it comes to love I did
    And you were strong and I was not
    My illusion, my mistake
    I was careless, I forgot, I did”