Monday, July 3, 2006

10 little things about Jill Barnett


Dear Readers,

Trollop and I are very pleased to announce The Book Bitches’ very first raffle! YAYAYAY!!! On behalf of Jill Barnett, we are going to give away an autographed copy of her newest title The Days of Summer. Anyone can participate. All you have to do is leave a comment, telling us why you love Ms. Barnett. (TROLLOP, NO, FOR THE LAST TIME YOU CANNOT ENTER YOUR NAME!) For those who have yet to read this amazing author’s works, just tell us why you want to read her and which book of hers you’re going to start with. Trollop and I will then add all of the names to Excel and have it randomly choose one. Thanks everyone!

Now, as a preview of her interview (first part will be posted later, second part tomorrow morning), here are some little facts about Jill. :)

1. Favorite comfort food: Ice cream

2. Weirdest thing you like to eat: Fried okra

3. Favorite TV show and/or favorite movie: Grey’s Anatomy and American Idol

4. If you could wake up tomorrow in the body of someone else currently living, whom would you pick? Oprah

5. Things you never leave your house without: Sunglasses, water

6. Last movie you watched: Junebug

7. Man you think is too gorgeous for your peace of mind: George Clooney

8. Book you’re reading right now? Research: non fiction, Mama Drama

9. What one toiletry item could you never live without? Baby powder

10. Which famous person, now dead, do you wish you could have seen naked? Gregory Peck



25 comment(s):

Anonymous Vixen said...

I am so excited Ms. Barnett is here!

I love Ms. Barnett because when I'm reading her books I get carried away and feel like I'm part of the story. My favorite of her books is Sentimental Journey, it was my first JB book and I couldn't put it down. I fell in love with all of the characters. I've passed it on to several other people!

Love you're answers. George Clooney *sigh* I love him too!

I can't wait to see the rest of your interview!

7/03/2006 11:00:00 AM  

Blogger Isabella said...

Oh I love Jill Barnett! :D

I love Jill. My favorite book of hers is Dreaming. I love Richard! And of course Hellion, LOL. Jill makes me laugh and cry at the same time, and her stories never fail to touch me.

Looking forward to the interview!

7/03/2006 11:14:00 AM  

Anonymous Linka said...

Grey's Anatomy - great show, good taste, Ms. Barnett!

I have Ms. Barnett's Bewitching and Wicked on a reccomendation from Miss Harlot. I have yet to read them because my TBR pile is so huge and I'm currently studying for a competition. I'm definitely going to read Bewitching first!

7/03/2006 11:21:00 AM  

Blogger Harlot said...

Linka, i looove BEWITCHING. :D It's my fave Barnett book. And please, call me Harlot. Miss Harlot.. *gosh* :P

JB's book always make me laugh. Then after a while, they'll make me cry--but a good cry, you know the one you have when a story really gets to you. I love her witty dialogues and her oh so delightful characters. Not to mention their pets! LOL

7/03/2006 12:10:00 PM  

Blogger Petra said...

I too love Jill Barnett. :) Her stories keep me emotinally involve and I cry and I laugh and I feel for the characters' flight. Now my favorite's got to be Bewitching. Oh I so loved that book! Eversince, I've been looking forward to another of its sequel. (next to Dreaming :P)

Waiting for the interview!

7/03/2006 12:18:00 PM  

Blogger Petra said...

Oh yes! How could I forget the animals!

Weasel. LOL and Gus! :P

7/03/2006 12:19:00 PM  

Blogger kinky courtesan said...

I have never read any of her books.... but i'm interested... i love books, love free stuff.... love ice cream, Grey's Anatomy, sunglasses, george clooney, baby powder, and as weird as it is Gregory Peck.... now give me free books please..... :-)

7/03/2006 01:09:00 PM  

Blogger C Bradshaw said...

I too have yet to read Jill Barnett. But I remember Harlot and Trollop recommending her books before. I'll definitely try Bewitching. :)

7/03/2006 01:13:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jill is a wonderful and funny author.
Bewitching is my all time favorite.
I'm so glad she is back.

Karen K

7/03/2006 01:31:00 PM  

Blogger Jolie said...

I too have yet to read Ms. Barnett. But I looked Bewitching up at Amazon (since everyone seems to love it) and I'll definitely be getting that one. :)

Looking forward to the interview!

7/03/2006 01:32:00 PM  

Anonymous katharine said...

I too love Jill Barnett. Wicked is my favorite. JB has always been an autobuy author for me. It's been so long since her last book and she's sorely missed. Really glad she's back. :)

7/03/2006 02:29:00 PM  

Anonymous Tisty said...

I;ve yet to read Any of her books....but I'd like to start. Obviously, as I'm going to win this comp (NOT) I'll start with The days of summer and move on from there!

7/03/2006 03:11:00 PM  

Blogger Simi said...

Free books by good romance authors..Count me in!!!

I havent read any books yet,but just looked up Bewitching up, nice name ;), so i'll read that first!!lol

And i love Grey's Anatomy too and Clooney and Peck!! There, I have GOod taste too!!

Okay,there,I'm done!!

[i]Pick me me me me...pick me!!!![/i]
No pressure ;)

7/03/2006 03:22:00 PM  

Blogger Lorelei said...

I bought The Days of Summer last month. It was recommended to me by Amazon. Now I'm thinking I should move it up from my pile.

7/03/2006 03:49:00 PM  

Blogger Marg said...

I haven't read any of Jill's books either, though they certainly look interesting!

7/03/2006 04:40:00 PM  

Anonymous Lola Lovegood said...

I absolutely, positive adore Mrs. Barnett and her books. Waited for The Days of Summer forever; it couldn't come out fast enough for me!

I read it and loved it. Whoever wins it is in for a treat! =)

7/03/2006 04:54:00 PM  

Blogger Serendipity said...

I love Jill Barnett's book because they take me out of my couch and bring me inside the pages. Suddenly, it's not me flipping pages. It's me riding a horse, making an ass about myself with a guy I have a crush with making him fall off his horse.

It's about me receiving a most exciting kiss from a guy who'd realized he couldn't possibly live without me.

That's what Jill Barnett's book does to me. I have all of her books, both in original publication and the re-release. Love it! I don't think I can get rid of her book...I'd always want to have my JB collection in hand.

7/03/2006 05:03:00 PM  

Blogger Jordis said...

Oh I read the interview first before I saw this post. So basically will just repeat what I said on the other thread. LOL

I will definitely try Jill's books. I don't know yet which one I should start with. Any recs? I would love to win the book though. :P

7/03/2006 05:51:00 PM  

Blogger Jordis said...

Fried okra. That is weird. Love that! LOL

Did I mention I love Grey's Anatomy? I'm so waiting for the third season, the last one was really good. :D

7/03/2006 05:53:00 PM  

Blogger Harlot said...


LOL Sorry. :P I remember that time I almost killed my PC for downloading GA episodes because I couldn't wait--at the time they've been only showing Season 1 here when Season 2 was already over at the US! Grrr...

Oh, did i mention i love this show? :P

7/03/2006 07:59:00 PM  

Blogger C Bradshaw said...

I love Grey's Anatomy! Harlot, I think third season is coming this mid-September. You should write an article about it. ;)

7/03/2006 09:33:00 PM  

Blogger Danielle De Barbarac said...

Can I still join even if I already have a copy? LOL Great read! Very lucky whoever it is who will get the book.

Oh alright. I'm not joining. Don't want to be selfish. LOL. I would just like to say, for those who have yet to read Jill Barnett, also try her Wonderful, Wild, Wicked series. Really funny! :D

7/03/2006 10:58:00 PM  

Blogger Aggie said...

I haven't read any either but I'd love to if you can get them here in New Zealand. I'll ask at my local bookstore tomorrow.

7/04/2006 05:45:00 AM  

Anonymous Kandi said...

I haven't read any Ms. Barnett's books but I have heard from people (other than this site) that Bewitching is an excellent book and I should read it. Maybe that'll be the next book I pick up at the bookstore, unless of course I win this book and can start reading it right away! :)

Pick me!!!!! :)

7/04/2006 02:46:00 PM  

Anonymous april said...

Thanks for choosing my favorite author for your blog (and for the numerous reminders to come over here and read it). I really appreciate it. I think it was a good interview.

My sentimental favorite is Dreaming, but my favorite is Sentimental Journey.

I would say I love her because of the characters. Yes, the books are funny and quirky and unique, but I really loved those moments where the characters are real, generally the scenes where they're the lowest which probably says something about me. :) I love to see characters suffer for their happy ending.

I really liked The Days of Summer. California definitely played its own character. It's definitely different and had a lot of things going against it for me, but I ended up loving it. I also find the more I talk about it, the more I discover. It's just a book with a lot of layers and a little bit of everything. I love how nothing is wasted in a JB book. Everything has a purpose, every word is placed there for a reason.

7/05/2006 09:57:00 AM