Monday, November 3, 2008

Contest: Perfect From Now On



In honor of Bookroomreview's Bloggy Book Carnival, I'm giving away one copy of the novel Perfect From Now On: How Indie Rock Saved My Life by John Sellers

Author John Sellers Website!

Summary: John Sellers was powerless to resist the call of indie rock—once he finally heard it. In this hilarious and revealing memoir, Sellers meticulously charts his transformation from a teenage headbanger rebelling against his Dylan-obsessed father to a thirtysomething fixated on the obscure Ohio band Guided By Voices. Along the way, he commemorates the deaths of Ian Curtis and Kurt Cobain, makes a pilgrimage inspired by the Smiths, and riffs on Pavement and the other raucous bands that have ruled college radio since the 1980s. Packed with compulsively constructed lists, ridiculous formulas, and embarrassing confessions, this is a book for anybody who thinks that corporate rock still sucks.


How To Enter:

One Entry: Leave a comment with your email or blog link so I can get ahold of you if you win....and say WHY YOU WANT TO READ THIS!

Extra Entry: Listen to EITHER ONE of these two bands (you don't have to listen to both) and let me know who you listened too and what you thought (whether you liked them or not):

The Remorse Code
Pluto Revolts

Obviously, you don't all have Myspace and therefore might not be able to add them, but if you listen to the music, like what you hear, and HAVE a Myspace, definitely think about adding them...and feel free to let them know we sent you their way!

Deadline: Saturday, November 8 at Midnight EASTERN time.

Click here to check out the host of this Carnival, as well as find more links for other book giveaways!

P.S. Don't forget to read/comment on the interview that author Stephanie Kuehnert did with musician Mike Ness from Social Distortion.

38 comments:

peacefrogirl14 said...

peacefrogirl14@aim.com

this book looks so good! it seems like something i can really connect to!

peacefrogirl14 said...

peacefrogirl14@aim.com

i listened to the second band
it was okay but not really my type of music
thanks for the recommendation though!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

peacefrogirl14: Glad you think so. I think it looks great too. Good luck in the contest!
No problem at all and thanks for letting me know what you thought.

-Lauren

AmandaK said...

I would love to read it because my husband can really connect to it- being in a band himself. I think we both could really enjoy it.

orchestratenoise0726[at]yahoo[dot]com

AmandaK said...

The Remorse Code is AWESOME!!!! I think they're becoming my new favorite band!

Pulto Revolts has a really unique sound- which is good! They have their own sound, which is something every band should have.

All in all, both bands are really cool! The next time I sign into Myspace, i'll be adding both to my friends list!

orchestratenoise0726[at]yahoo[dot]com

judybrittle said...

This sounds really good. Would love the chance to read it. Thank you!
judybrittle at aol dot com

judybrittle said...

I listened to both bands and they were both pretty good. I wouldn't say they were great but not bad.

robin_titan said...

I want to read this because it seems like a book I would enjoy I like books like these :D

I listened to the remorse code and I'm sorry but I didn't really like them I'm more into different kinds of music like Radiohead, Muse, Keane, and a lot of others including spanish music so I'm not saying they're bad it's just I personally don't really like that music :D sorry

tiff said...

i think i would like this book because i used to be a crazy punk rocker kid as a teen and also LOVE The Smiths!

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tiff said...

i listened to the two bands and to be honest, i like Pluto Revolts better than The Remorse Code. PR is more my type!

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Sandy said...

this is on sons reading list- does look pretty good- mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

sito50 said...

I enjoy reading memoirs and this one sounds interesting. I'd like an inside perspective on indie rock.

Cynthia said...

I like read memoirs. Thanks and have a great day!

Wendy aka Misswendiki said...

I think this book sounds interesting...I also find indie rock somehow compelling, even when I don't really like it...

kamewh said...

I would love to be entered!

Thank you for the giveaway!

kerin0874 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Book Spot said...

One, I love any book (okay, unless it's horrible) that has to do with bands/music...but I do love the Smiths...and Guided by Voices has that Buffy song that I'm totally blanking on but do love and it's set in a great point for music so yay--and the plot sounds awesome, too.

And I will try to listen to the bands later when I'm on my computer and can listen to things and all (assuming it doesn't hate *that* part of Myspace, too...

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Thanks for entering everyone! I'm glad some of you like some of the bands and if you didn't...quite alright! You still get an extra entry! :)

-Lauren

sarah said...

wow this book looks very interesting!

fertawert AT yahoo DOT com

sarah said...

i listened to the music and like the second band better than the first although both are really not my type of music.

fertawert AT yahoo DOT com

bookroomreviews said...

just wanted to say hi and thanks for participating in the carnival. I like how you incorporated listening to the music into your giveaway:)

sweetsue said...

I listened to The Remorse Code and sort of liked it. I listened to Pluto Revolts and did not care for it at all. I guess I am too old to appreciate it!
smchester at gmail dot com

Faerie Mom said...

My DH is in a band so we are very music oriented. I would love to read this one!

I listened to both bands, they both seem very talented but not my cup of tea. I liked the Pluto band better.

Jesica said...

Actually, I don't wanna read it. LOL But my husband would LOVE IT - just his style! - and I'd love the chance to win it for him. :)

thanks for the giveaway

blueviolet said...

What an incredibly unique and interesting book idea. I'd love to read it.
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

blueviolet said...

I listened to both of the bands and I LOVED The Remorse Code! The song Cornflower Blue is fantastic. Totally my kind of music.
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

windycindy said...

My husband and teenage son would really enjoy reading this book! They love music and eclectic bands. They are always going to various concerts. I a going to have them listen to the two bands! Please enter me in your delightful book giveaway drawing. Many thanks.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Liviania said...

I'd like to read this book because I'm a little obsessed with music and enjoy living in the head of someone who's a lot obsessed.

I'll try to listen to one of the band when my roomie isn't asleep.

toohotforturtle said...

Since I am originally from a small town in Ohio and I think corporate rock stinks, this is the perfect book for me.

toohotforturtle said...

I checked out Pluto Revolt. Interesting fusion of electronica and rock. I would listen to them again

Katie Stacey said...

I love memoirs and this one sounds great!

Sharon said...

looks great...thanks so much for entry!

Sheri S. said...

This book looks like fun - I'd love to entered!

Thanks!

bookopolis at live dot com

Diana Dang said...

I shall join! =)

rb said...

Looks like an interesting read..please enter me! I listened to The Remorse Code (interesting name) and they are really nice. :D

Deb said...

I'm entering because this sounds like something I'd really enjoy. My two favorite things - reading and music! Thanks for the giveaway!

Tammy OHagan said...


Pick Me! Pick Me! I would love to win a book. I need a new one and funds are tight right now!

My husbands favorite author is Stephen King. I have two favorites: James Patterson and Mary Higgins Clark.

I am currently reading WHAT YOUR 1ST GRADER NEEDS TO KNOW by E.D. HIRSCH



It's very kind of you to offer such a great giveaway, its rare that I see giveaways for people like us (avid readers).


Count me in too please.


Thanks
Tammy OHagan
tammyohagan ~~~ AT ~~~ westco ~~~ DOT ~~~ net

yadgirl said...

I'd like to read this because I love Indy Rock.

Jinxy and Me said...

I love memoirs and the music element makes it more interesting to me. Thanks for the giveaway!