Spotlight Wednesday: ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS by Stephanie Perkins


I have not met a person who has not absolutely and completely adored ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS by Stephanie Perkins (and if you don't, well, I'm not sure I want to know you anyway). I was already a fan of Stephanie Perkin's blog (my daughter's are fascinated with her blue, Coraline hair) when I nabbed a coveted ARC of ANNA at ALA last year.

You know, there are some books that you just know are going to take you somewhere magical and romantic. I read this book on the car ride home after a visit to my ailing grandfather. ANNA significantly uplifted my mood, and for days after I'd think of a scene and smile. It's the perfect romance, with a fresh voice, hidden depth and real characters. I loved it so much, in fact, that dressed up like Anna and created this video*...


*special thanks to The Hubster. And the bakery that made that eclair. Chocolate INSIDE. Those French are genius.

23 comments:

Crystal said...

Pardon me while I channel Mr. Cassidy when I say I think I love you for this video.

I also LOVE ANNA and the fact that Etienne made me all swoony and filled with butterflies. I knew the second I read "Hogwarts" that I was going to love this book. SOO happy I have my own copy now!

Micol Ostow said...

An editor friend was JUST gushing about this the other day! I've downloaded and can't wait to read. If I start it in the next day I can say I read FRENCH KISS while in France! :)

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Anna became an instant all time favorite. I cannot wait to read it again!

This video was awesome! All the "definitely not Paris" parts had me rolling!

Lydia Sharp said...

It's on my list!

Lisa Schroeder said...

Oh, laughing so hard, Lindsey.

You paid that guy to be in the video, didn't you? I mean, what says Paris more than a big old guy in a cowboy hat!?

Lindsey Leavitt said...

Micol: You're really going to France? Oh. But do they have Le Slots there?
Lisa: NO! That guy just randomly walked by--the NFR is in town and it was the Wild West down there. I did one other much more take wherein I actually talk about the book more, but that guy was too priceless to cut.

jenniferpickrell said...

HAHA...awesome vid!

Denise Jaden said...

ROFL.
I asked for ANNA for Christmas, and now I can't, can't wait!

Kirsten Hubbard said...

I absolutely adored ANNA. Stephanie deserves every bit of the buzz she's getting.

And Lindsey, such a cute vid!

Sara said...

Ha, Lindsey! You totally fooled me. I thought you really were in Paris.

But seriously, I can't wait to read this book!

lkmadigan said...

NOT PARIS.

Hahahahahaha!

Claire Dawn said...

I loved this vid. And the book!!! Oh, the book. SWOON!

Sab H. said...

Too FUNNY!! LOVED this book!! EVERYONE should read it!

Melissa Walker said...

I loooved this book so much too. It's a universal fave. And your video? Adorable. I want a croissant. Now.

Connie Onnie said...

Oh what a great video, I love it for so many reasons. First because I love Anna & The French Kiss, second because I love Stephanie Perkins & third because I love Paris. I left for Europe from Las Vegas & actually got a picture of me in front of the fake Eiffel tower before I went. Also this profile pic of me is from a certain book store in Paris. :)

beth said...

*dies laughing*

Definitely not Paris.

Stephanie Perkins said...

I am freeeeaaaaaaking out.

THANK YOU, LINDSEY. Oh my STARS!!!

The guy in the hat! Your husband! *YOU*! You look beautiful, and you make a perfect Anna. Thank you for this wonderful, amazing, stupendous, fabulous video.

And thank you Contemps for blogging about my book! I am honored.

And a little flabbergasted.

And very, very happy.

St├ęphanie said...

I'm laughing so hard it's embarassing.
I was surprised! Because, actually, there is a lot of SNOW now in Paris. Which is rare. They closed the Eiffel Tower yesterday! Lot of snow, lot of stairs, lot a falls and head trauma. And there is not a big RESTAURANT on it. I was like: 'Where did they put that thing?!'
Have a great day! :D

Lisa_Gibson said...

I can't wait to read this! Awesome video.
Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

Jessica Love said...

This video totally made my day!

Aleeza said...

aww i love this video so much! the eiffel tower behind you is breathtaking. and your wardrobe's wondeful. :D

Aleeza said...

HAHA. i probably shouldve finished the whole vid before commenting! you totes had me fooled! PARIS--ha! *curses painfully slow internet speed for making videos load in EONS*

Adeeva Afsheen said...

Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)

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