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Penny is sick of boys and sick of dating, so she vows: No more. She’s had one too many bad dates, and has been hurt by one too many bad boys. It’s a personal choice…and soon everybody wants to know about it. It seems that Penny’s not the only girl who’s tired of the way girls change themselves (most of the time for the worse) in order to get their guys…or the way their guys don’t really care about them. Girls are soon thronging to The Lonely Hearts Club (named after Sgt. Pepper’s band), and Penny finds herself near legendary for her non-dating ways – which is too bad, since the leader of The Lonely Hearts Club has found a certain boy she can’t help but like…

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to have this contest! 🙂 It’s for the newly released The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg, which by the way, has been optioned for the big screen! Oh and the lovely Ms. Eulberg also happens to be the publicist of a certain bestselling author. I am giving away 3 copies of The Lonely Hearts Club!

To enter: Tell me about the time when you had your heart broken. Or if you’re not comfortable with sharing, tell me what you think are the best remedies to get over an ex.

You do NOT need to leave your email in the comments section as you already filled up the form before you comment.

For extra entries:
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+1 if you tweet about this giveaway and mention me (@readingthisbook)
+1 for every place you link to this giveaway: blog post, sidebar, Facebook, etc.

The giveaway is opened to USA only, sorry international readers but you can still enter my contest to win two signed copies of Monster Republic, and ends on 31st January 2010.

Scholastic interviews Elizabeth Eulberg!


Comments on: "The Lonely Heart’s Club giveaway!" (36)

  1. John and Mary said:

    A carton of Haagen Daaz and the A&E version of Pride and Prejudice can get you over a rough break up. 🙂

  2. I’ve never had a broken heart in the real snese though I have felt broken hearted after tryouts for this years school musical and not gotten in

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  3. My worst break up was with my first boyfriend. I was 12 at the time (now 19) and ironically I didn’t want to date him in the first place. Okay, well, I did but I just wouldn’t admit it to anyone. One of my friends who had had countless boyfriends before the 7th grade decided I needed a boyfriend, I didn’t agree, but she was determined. To make a long story short, she went through our entire gym class one Friday during free time and put a petition together to get me and the boy (Jeremy) to date. She told me if there were more yes’s than no’s I had to date Jeremy, if more no’s than yes’s I was free to remain boyfriendless. There were more yes’s. Jeremy and I dated for the entire summer after 7th grade and the first 3 weeks of 8th grade, then I found out he cheated on me. Well, I didn’t find out until after he broke up with me but still. And, what sucked the most was he couldn’t even break up with me himself, he had his best friend (and my best friends boyfriend) do it for him. Of course, he had the decency to do it a Monday morning right before class started so I got to go that entire day feeling like a loser and balling my eyes out when anyone mentioned anything about Jeremy.

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    I really hope I win one of the copies! I really want this book but I am WAYY too poor to buy books…being a poor college kid SUCKS.

  4. Hey I just wanted to let you know I awarded you on my blog 🙂

  5. Best remedies: Good friends, laughing, and wine (tubs of ice cream for those under 21)!

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  6. I dated someone for quite a bit and then one evening he called me and over the phone said”you’ll have a special place in my heart ” and hten hung up. That was the end of the relationship. It was 23 yrs ago but obviously still stuck with me. I am married now to a better man.

  7. I don’t date. I need to focus on my academics so that I can get into a good college.

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  8. Mary Ward said:

    I think the last time my heart was truly broken was in high school when the guy I adored picked another girl. They eventually married and divorced shortly afterward. He should have picked me!

  9. scottsgal said:

    A good cry then life back to normal as possible.

  10. wendy wallach said:

    the best remedy to get over an ex is a girls weekend!

  11. one blonde said:

    Best way to get over an ex is to go out with the girls!

  12. Julianne M said:

    I’m glad to see there are so many here that haven’t had their heart ripped out of their chest. I’m sorry to say that I’ve had it happen more than once. 1)High School love, found out he cheated w/ my best friend during our senior year. 2)College boyfriend who I dated thru my 20’s, were supposed to get married, he also cheated, never saw him again after the confrontation and breakup.

    I took a long “break” after #2, focused on me, what I could do different/better, got in great shape, focused on friends and family. When I got myself where I wanted to be, totally healthy inside and out, I found my hubby!

    Good luck, ladies, be strong and don’t settle!

  13. Best remedies: burn his things, or throw them out the window. call your girlfriends over for a makeover, then night out. laugh so much you cry and remember that you deserve much better bc he’s a jerk for breaking your heart in the first place. 🙂

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  14. I had my heart broken a few years back when my first love decided to move away to attend school and return to his hometown after finishing his enlistment in the military. It took years of hard work and positive thinking, but I finally moved forward! (And actually JUST saw him again this past weekend, if you can believe it… I blogged about it here!)

    Trusting in my family and friends to support me and remind me how great I am was what I really needed to stay positive. After getting in and out of other (wrong) relationships, I’ve focused on getting my career in order, getting in shape, concentrating on my writing and putting myself out there. Though I haven’t found The One yet, I know I’m well on my way — and my ex may not have a place in my future anymore. 🙂

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  15. sherieannb said:

    Oh dear I think every man I have known has always broke my heart. I am too easy on them treat them well, and then get walked all over. At the moment I keep my self at a distance and have a lodger/male friend live with me, this works well.
    follow you on twitter @sherieannb

  16. Danielle Graves said:

    When my ex cheated on me and left me after three years. It was with a friend and I knew about it before he came clean and was willing to put up with it but when he chose her over me it nearly killed me.

    Following on twitter and have RT’d (ikkle87)

  17. My high school boyfriend (into college) broke up with me and broke my heart. No gory details, I just never forgot that guy and the ending. Still sad about it to this day lol

  18. Bonnie M. said:

    Best remedies to get over an ex. Well one is writing. Writing, writing, and writing your heart and feelings out. For me it has really helped with numerous other hardships. So much better than keeping it inside.

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  19. I think the only way to get over a breakup, and I’m pretty sure a lot of people have already heard this, is to just know that if it doesn’t work out, then it’s all for the best and it’s his loss:)

  20. I think to get over a ex you need to do what make’s you happy and think maybe he’s not good enough for you and it’s just his loss

  21. The best way to get over a break up is to stay busy by hanging out with friends.

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  22. One of my best remedies to get over an ex is finding someone better! Or reading and chocolate.

  23. To get over an ex, you need your friends, family, chocolate and tissues 🙂

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  25. Angela Bailey said:

    I first had my heart broken when I was 16 by a boy and I told him if he didn’t want to be with me then I never wanted to see or talk to him ever again. He tried to call me about 6 months later and I refused to talk to him and It’s been almost 10 years now.

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  26. When I was 12 I liked an older boy. He was a friend of my big sister’s boyfriend, sixteen years old. In private, we kissed and held hands, but in front of his friends I didn’t exist. I remember the last time I let him hurt me. He’d upset me about something, and when I started to walk away he said, “Hey Lace, don’t go away mad.” And as soon as I started thinking, this is it, he’s really going to be my boyfriend, he added, “Just go away.” I did go away, and never went back.

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  29. Thanks for hosting this contest! One of the best ways to get over a heartbreak is to do something great for yourself – spend time with awesome girl friends, go on a shopping spree, enjoy a day at the spa, take a vacation, or indulge in a hobby you didn’t always have time for when spending so much time with your ex.

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  30. go to the movies and watch Meryl Streep. Her winning smile always cheers me up. Then call round to a girl friend’s and watch Friends all afternoon!sipping hot chocolate.
    tweeted @kohsamui14

  31. sunsurfdolphins said:

    The best way to get over a break up is a movie night with the girls–but not chick flicks. Action movies all the way. Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream helps also. 🙂

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  32. chocolate-need I say more?


  33. I really want to read this!

    Ways to get over an ex? Go out and do something for yourself that you have always wanted to but for whatever reason you havent – take that weekend vacation somewhere fun to get away for a few days, bungie jump…. have a girls weekend where you can dance, laugh a lot and be yourself. 🙂

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  34. I have heard so many great things about this book, I would love the chance to win a copy!

    Let’s see since I’ve been with the same guy since I was 15 so I guess i’ll say what I think would be good if I got my heart broken. I pint of my favorite ice cream, usually Mint Choco Chip, but sometimes it changes. My favorite books. Right now its the Mortal Instruments series, the vampire academy series and the harry potter series. ❤ them all! That's it, and maybe some snuggling with my puppy!

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    Thanks so much!


  35. Maritza Cardona said:

    When I was a teenager I used to hate my next-doo-neighbor. I really hated him. He also knew this. Everytime I used to hang out with his sister he used to make his mission to mortify me. Eventually I started to get even until we just stopped talking altogether. I got a job at his workplace when I started college and even though he kept teasing me we actually became good friends. We worked together and learned a lot about each other. Eventually we became really good friends and we did keep teasing each othr, but this time it was different. One day I realized that I actually had feelings for him and somehow I felt he had feelings for me. We used to spend every free time together and we would talk on the phone for hours. At night somtimes he would throw tiny rocks at my windo and I would go outside and talk to him in the front yard. It all came to a stop when the store closed. We wouldn’t talk as often and after a while even thoug he used to see me he acted as if I weren’t there. From being his close friend I became invisible. Later I found out he was going out with a girl who did not like me and asked him to stop being friends with me. This was my hardest broken heart experience. After crying my heart for a while (it always work) and listening to music I realized there wasn’t much I could do. I read more, talked to other friends (and realizd who my real friends were) and convinced myself that if he left behind our friendship it was worth nothing. He’s still my neighbor and we do say hi to each other from time to time. I wish things would be different but this experience taught me to be stronger , who my real friends are, you can always get lost in a good book and hot chocolate, and to realize that not everything ends like fairy tales but one should never stop hoping it will end that way.

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