Book Blitz - The Art of Letting Go by Anna Bloom

Release Date: September 25, 2013
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Links: Amazon / Goodreads
One year. One woman. One Diary. One question: can you ever stop history from repeating itself and if you could what would you do to stop it?

When Lilah McCannon realizes at the age of twenty-five that history is going to repeat itself and she is going to become her mother - bored, drunk and wearing twinset - there is only one thing to do: take drastic action.

Turning her back on her old life, Lilah's plan is to enroll at university, get a degree and prove she is a grown-up.

As plans go, it is a good one. There are rules to follow: no alcohol, no cigarettes, no boys and no going home. But when Lilah meets the lead singer of a local band and finds herself unexpectedly falling in love, she realizes her rules are not going to be the only things hard to keep.

With the academic year slipping by too quickly, Lilah faces a barrage of new challenges: will she ever make it up the Library stairs without having a heart attack? Can she handle a day on campus without drinking vodka? Will she ever manage to read a history without falling asleep? And most importantly, can she become the grown-up she desperately wants to be?

With her head and her heart pulling her in different directions, can Lilah learn the hardest lesson that her first year of university has to teach her: The Art of Letting Go?

Character Interview: Lilah McCannon
Lilah McCannon’s Top Ten

What makes Lilah McCannon tick? Apart from Ben Chambers that is! Here she is; a little get to know you from the girl herself. Let’s just hope she hasn’t been at the old Pinot when she answered the question…

Favorite Color? Blue. It used to be red but I have recently changed it.

Favorite Food? Ho-Fun noodles. There is a place on the Old Brompton Road which makes the best Ho—Fun in the word. Sadly I cannot show my face in there at the moment.

Favorite Song? The Promise by Tracy Chapman – but sung much better by Benjamin Chambers. I find most things are.

Favorite book? Jane Austen’s Persuasion. I have to skip large chunks of text because it makes me cry. I still read it though, at least twice a year.

Favorite Film? This is a bit embarrassing but I don’t have one. Okay, um. Uh, definitely not Bambi. Can I think about this one?

Favorite TV Moment? Mr Darcy wet and in a shirt...Elizabeth Bennett looking like she is munching soap because she is about to be caught snooping around his gigantic estate and has realised just how loaded he is and therefore will appear a money grabbing bimbo...oh okay – just Mr Darcy in a wet shirt.

Favorite Childhood Memory? My Mum once got so drunk on gin over Christmas Lunch that she slid off her chair under the table. Dad picked her up eventually but only after we had taken numerous photo’s and Gemma our Golden Labrador had licked the brandy butter off her face.

Favorite bar/pub? The pub that smells of old farts on Putney High Street. At least it will be when they let me back in again.

Favorite Flower? Wild cornflowers.

Favorite Drink? Sorry, do you want me to narrow it down to one? Can I break it into categories?
      White wine = A fun night out with the girls.
       Bottles of beer = Boredom alleviation.
      Vodka =Extreme emotional situations.
       Gin = For when vodka no longer works

Hold on! I’ve just thought of my favorite film. The Way We Were...

Why? You want to know why?

Because when I first watched it I thought about it every day for a week afterwards and I knew I never wanted to be a grown-up.
I also knew from the age of fifteen that I would never ever be able to let go of someone that I loved as much as Barbra loved Robert in that movie. That moment at the end where they bump into each other in the street and she brushes his hair out of his eyes nearly killed me. It was the first time I ever swore in front of my mum because when they walked away from each other I screamed “What the fuck? Are they not going to get back together again?” at the telly.
Mum just gave me a Gin and Tonic to get over the shock.

There you go that’s me and my Top Ten

About the author:
Anna Bloom is a contemporary romance writer who writes about life as it happens. Combining a busy schedule of looking after two small children whilst working in a local school and completing The Uni Files series. Anna's main aim in life is to create the perfect book which makes a reader laugh and cry at the same time, hopefully causing a convulsive (impossible to ignore) donkey noise. It's a work in progress! Anna spends a lot of time imagining kissing hot guys - all in the name of her art.
Author Links: Goodreads / Twitter / Website

Book Blitz Organized by: Xpresso Book Tours


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