Thursday, August 28, 2008

A2A’s School Days Giveaways: Day 4

Tip of the Day: Check out the super cool group blog of the author’s who's book I’m giving away—Books, Boyz, Buzz.

*Congrats brooke!!! You are the winner of Deena’s giveaway! Please email us your mailing address (author2author DOT blog AT gmail DOT com).*

I was never homecoming queen (I know, I know, I’m shocked too! Hee hee) but I always loved the homecoming season. I never did like football but there was something super special about that homecoming football game, the parade, and the dance. It was all so thrilling. Maybe that’s why this book, Revenge of the Homecoming Queen, by Stephanie Hale caught my eye.

After I saw the super adorable cover, I flipped it over and found that it was about this girl, Aspen Brooks, who is so completely stunning and flawless and has it ALL that she just knows she will be the homecoming queen. Only something strange happens—it’s given to a skanky girl named Angel instead. Other bizarre things happen and there is a mystery to be solved. This book is incredibly cute and clever and I just know one of you lucky readers will love it.

Thinking about how perfect and put together Aspen is in the book leads me to my back to school memory which involves back to school clothes shopping. When I was in junior high the big thing was Guess Jeans. Anyone remember this little patch?

Well, really they could have just sold the patch because that is all anyone cared about—the patch on your butt had to be viewable at all times. I equate it to the Cs on today’s Coach purses. If everyone can’t tell your purse is a Coach well then there is no reason to carry it right? :-) Anyway, I wanted a pair of Guess Jeans SO bad but my mom wouldn’t let me get them. She was a super duper bargain shopper back then (still is) and would always find me something like whatever the fad was but in an off color or something. So I finally did get a pair of Guess Jeans (at a deep discount I’m sure!) but oh were they not cute. I wish I had a picture to share but you’ll have to use your imagination. Know the Mom jean look?

High waisted and pleats in front so you can’t tell if you’re coming or going? Uh, yeah. That was the style of jeans she bought me. And of course they weren’t denim color. No, they were peach! And the topper? No triangle on the butt! I was pretty ticked let me tell you (but I love you mom and I forgive you!). This pair had a little rectangle that said Guess way up by the belt. Completely defeating the purpose right?!

This may seem more tragic back to school memory to you then favorite back to school memory but it really isn’t to me. It actually makes me laugh thinking about my old must have back to school items over the years and comparing them to what I actually got. I wonder what Aspen Brooks would have said about me? Never mind, I don’t want to know! :-)

Don’t forget to comment to this entry by midnight EST (two entries if you blog about the contest and tell us) for a chance to win Revenge of the Homecoming Queen and learn more about the fabulous Aspen. (US only) Lisa will post the winner tomorrow.

Kristina, Miss Soon-to-Pub


Emily Marshall said...

It was all about Z. Cavaricci jeans when I started high school. And the cooler the embroidered logo on the butt, the better.

It's so funny to think about fashion fads, now.

Anonymous said...

Peach? PEACH?!

I had one pair of Guess jeans. Oh, how they were loved!

Then I furthered my fashionista status and got the Pepe jean jacket. Ooh.

stephhale said...

Dearest Kristina,

Thanks for giving away copies of my debut novel. The people that don't win copies should definitely go buy copies. What? I'm just saying. Although I think you are completely fabulous, it boggles my mind why you would write a book about coffee. I'm all about the hot chocolate. But you already knew that.
Aspen Brooks

Aspen -N- Rand 4eva!~

Anonymous said...

Enter me!!! Looks like an AMAZING book!

Ghost Girl (aka, Mary Ann) said...

Oh how funny, Tina! Yes, I do remember Guess jeans, and my mom would never buy me stuff like that. But I was more of a tomboy, so it didn't phase me too much. Although, I did luck into a pair at a garage sale!

What would Aspen have thought of me?! Yikes! I shudder to think...

Anonymous said...

Ooh, I want to be entered!

Ahhhh...Guess jeans. Yes, oh, yes, how I remember wanting those--thinking I needed them as much as I needed air or food. I never got them. My step-mom ended up buying me a pink jean jacket that resembed some of the ones I'd seen the other kids wearing (but they weren't pink and they were name-brand) and oh, how I remember the feeling. And no Guess jeans. Ever. It was a tragedy I remember to this day. :)

Anonymous said...

I would love to win, it sounds like a wonderful book!

Oh wow, I know how you feel. My mom was a huge discount, bargain shopper. Every time I wanted a shirt or pants she would ask me if I "really" wanted it. In the end, she guilt me out of every single clothing article I chose.


Chelsea said...

I would love to win this! I have the second book here, but haven't had a chance to read the first yet! Thanks for the contest.


Carrie Harris said...

Oh, yes. I remember Guess jeans. I did get a pair that were exactly what I wanted, but I got them about the same time that my hairdresser screwed up my spiral perm and gave me an afro instead, so my pleasure was short-lived!

Anonymous said...

ohhh, I really want to read this book! enter me please!!

yea, I love Homecoming too. Its so much fun, and, because I was on the HC committee and student council last year, a lot of work. At my school we dont have HC kings-just queens and princesses and its so much fun decorating floats, posters, setting up for the HC rally, etc. I've never went to homecoming so far, and i'm a junior right now so hopefully senior year!!
haha i totally know what you mean--whenever I go shopping with my mom, she goes straight to the clearance rack. sometimes we find cute stuff there but other times, yuck!! haha. and my mom loves high waisted jeans too...and i absolutely loate them. She's trying to tell me that high waisted jeans are coming back but I will refuse to wear them even if everyone else starts wearing them.

Grace L

Kristina Springer said...

Em- dh says Z. Cavaricci jeans were their big thing too.

Tammi- Unfortunately yes. Sigh.

Aspen- You rock! :-) And we can ease you into coffee-- maybe start with a nice cafe mocha.

Cathy-- There should be a support group for people like us that never got THE jeans.

Carrie--Oh my, I had a perm once in 7th grade. Yikes-- it was bad too.

All-- entering! Thanks for playing!