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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Now I'm giving away As Young As We Feel by Melody Carlson!

To enter your name for a chance to win simply post a comment about someone in your classroom growing up who had the same name as you and if it was an issue. If so, how did you handle it? I'll select a winner with the Randomizer program next Sunday.

For me, there weren't that many Michelle's that I can recall until I was in high school and by then it was no biggie as we changed classes so we weren't in the same class for long. I do know a girl named Jessica whose situation was that there were so many Jessica's in her class she started going by the nickname OJ (for other Jessica). Cute, eh?

About the book:

Once upon a time in the little town on the Oregon coast, there were four Lindas—all in the same first-grade classroom. So they decided to go by their middle names. And form a club. And be friends forever. But that was 47 years and four lives ago. Now a class reunion has brought them all—the New York lawyer, the empty nester, the frustrated artist, and the aging starlet—together again in their old hometown, at a crossroads in their lives. They’re about to explore the invigorating reality that even the most eventful life has second acts…and there’s no statute of limitations on friendship.

My thoughts:

I have this book on my TBR pile but haven't had a chance to crack it open yet. The premise sounds cute, though.


Casey said...

This looks like a fun book! Thanks for the chance. :)

As for the name "Casey" I don't really have a hard time, except for when I sub at the preschool. There are a couple Caseys there and so when one is scolded, I am not sure if they are talking to me or someone else. :)


LuAnn said...

I've known very few people with the same name as I have! However, I did have a very good friend who I shared a birthday with.

reading_frenzy at yahoo dot com

Paris said...

Sounds like a great book!

justpeachy36 said...

My name was pretty common. So we had to use a middle initial to distinguish... It was never a really big problem for me.

Please enter me in the giveaway.

Holly said...

I didn't have many people with my name growing up and certainly none in my class, but when I went to Sr. High church camp, there was a girl who had my same first AND last name! Only difference was our middle names and her birthday was even a week or so after mine! It was so weird because the first year when we checked in we were giving cards with all of our info on it, and I looked at mine and said that it wasn't me.


lmreed said...

I grew up in a small town of only 400 people and had 14 classmates. Two of us were named Lisa.

Then, of all things, I married a man whose brother also married a Lisa, so we have the same first and last names.

I trained myself not to answer for the most part--although that has always annoyed people--because it can get embarrassing when they say "I didn't mean you!"

Unfortunately, now I tend to turn around any time I hear a child calling for "Mom". I can't win for losing. lol

Anonymous said...

I met a girl with my first name while in grade 11 or 12. She was a year older than me and connected very well as casual friends. I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.

Lela Fox said...

Well, my name was so unique it wasn't used much so it wasn't a problem.Lela Mae was not an easy one to confuse with another yet. But when I went to high school the Spanish teacher wanted to give us a name in Spanish close to ours. Well, there was no Lela Mae. So he just named me Maria. I'd love to try the book;it looks really good!


Nancye said...

My name is Nancye. You don't hear that a lot anymore, especially spelled like mine. I never had another student in my class with my name, just a teacher!

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Merry said...

I don't remember anyone sharing my name but we had a room full of Cathy's one year, so confusing!


Lindsey said...

This book looks really good and fun please enter me!
My name is very popular so I hear it quiet a lot I have three best fiends and there all sisters! And one of them her name is Lindsey!:) So It can get very confusing, and funny when someone says Lindsey and we both turn and they have to explain who there talking to!:)
And me and my Grandmother have the same B-day!:)
Thanks For the Chance to win!

Anonymous said...

other Priscilla's, are you kidding me?? l didnt go to school with Priscilla Presley that is for sure!! never ever have l run into that problem, in fact in my whole life l have only met a handful of other Priscilla's and 2 of them were named after me.. Percy

Katie Marie said...

Yes, I know another Katie and one time we both were together in a play. It was interesting, but the others finally figured out what to call us! :-) One was Katie H and the other (myself) Katie M! :-) And that is what we still go by! :-)


Katie M

Anonymous said...

there were two other 'karen's' in my issues as i recall.


Rebecca Orr said...

I didn't have any other Rebecca's in my class during highschool. But there where two in the grade above me. It was only confusing when we where all in the same room. Which actually happened a lot. It really wasn't too big of a deal for us. We thought we were pretty cool because all three of us are named Rebecca Lynn....but with three different spellings of Lynn (Lynne and Lyne). Thanks for the chance! bekki1820cb at gmail

Wendy said...

There was another Wendy (it was popular when I was growing up - but not since then.) I don't recall there being any issues about it at all.

Anita Yancey said...

When I was growing up no one in my class had the same name as I do, so it wasn't a problem. Sounds like a great book.


Edgy Inspirational Author said...

and the winner is... Wendy!


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