Friday, May 1, 2009

YAY FOR YA SUMMER GIVEAWAY

I love summer. In fact, it's my absolute favorite season. Our barren, ghost resort town wakes up, the rides light up, the boardwalk fills with tourists, and the beaches are beautified. But, best of all, my extended family visits to vacation and we spend tons of fun summer time together. :) Love it. 
I also love a good beach read. So this time, I'm giving away five fun, summer novels (including mine) to kick back, relax, and enjoy - fellow Jersey girl Megan McCafferty's PERFECT FIFTHS, Terri Clark's SLEEPLESS, Haily Abbott's SUMMER BOYS, Aimee Friedman's SOUTH BEACH and a super new, signed ARC of CHANGE UP.
To enter to win these five super fabulous books, I need help with a novel I'm working on. What's your fave break up song? For some reason, most of my break ups happened during the summer. Hmm... :) I'm in desperate need of some fresh new songs and ideas. Not my usual, overplayed on my IPod nineties tunes. :) If you don't have a favorite break up song, what are your summer plans? 
One break up song that sticks out in my head (I'm going to date myself here, so don't laugh) is Aerosmith's WHAT IT TAKES. This song is wrapped around a summer break up memory of me hanging out the door of friend's parked car, a soccer field, a new boy, and this song blasting on the radio. :) 
I'm super psyched about my summer plans because I'm traveling to softball tournaments and NPF games to promote CHANGE UP, teaching a Teen Writer's Workshop, working on some exciting projects, and hanging out at the beach with Kaci and my hubby as much as I can. :) Yay, Summer! :) 
Here are the contest rules: 
1. To enter to win the above mentioned books, leave a comment mentioning your fave breakup song or summer events you're looking forward to. 
2. The contest ends on midnight, June 30th, 2009. The winner will be posted on July 1st, 2009. A family member or friend will pick the winner (including my dog at times). 
3. The contest is open to EVERYONE. Don't be shy my writing friends. 
4. If you post the contest on your blog, FACEBOOK, MySpace, or anywhere else, you automatically receive two entries. Last month's winner was a poster. 


Good luck, everyone!!  

114 comments:

NotNessie said...

What a great contest!

I can't really help you with the break up songs... I'm completely drawing a blank. But summer events I'm really looking forward to are taking my kids to the Canada Day parade and hitting the beach.

gypsyrover21(At)yahoo(dot)ca

Keri Mikulski said...

Hi, NotNessie! I'm with you on hitting the beach. And a parade is always a hit with my daughter. :) Enjoy!!

Dru said...

I'm looking forward to my upcoming cruise in July.

Keri Mikulski said...

Hi, Dru!! Have fun! I've never been on a cruise. :) Where to?

PJ Hoover said...

Songs:

Lady by Styx (sappy, I know)
Boys of Summer by Don Henley
Wish you Were here by Pink Floyd

That's all I can come up with on quick notice.

Summer plans? Trip to DC to visit the rents.

Big Plain V said...

It's not a break-up song, and this isn't a contest entry, but there's a certain song that's been trying to inspire a story for years: Boys of Summer by Don Henley.

Use it if you want, I'll probably never get around to it.

Kelly said...

I love that Aerosmith song (and Boys of Summer)!
How fun for you, Keri, to travel to softball tourneys! The girls will love your books!!
Now to break up songs:
I Don't Love You by My Chemical Romance
Almost Easy by Avenged Sevenfold (a come back to me song)
How's It Going to Be? by Third Eye Blind
Rest in Pieces by Saliva
The Kill by 30 Seconds to Mars
Can you tell I love these music questions?!

Anonymous said...

I never broke up with anyone. Met hubby, dated hubby, married hubby.

Summer plans--week at the Jersey Shore (Cape May)

Writing, reading, same old same old.

coll

Meredith said...

I love Forever & Always by Taylor Swift, There's More to Me Than You by Jessica Andrews, Who's Cryin Now, Reasons Why, What I Didn't Say, and Breakin' Up Is Hard To Do by Saving Jane for break-up songs. Also, for my summer plans, I will mostly be hanging out, swimming, reading, and playing with my niece.

~Meredith F.
rosesaremyfavorite at hotmail dot com

Katie said...

So Happy by Theory of a Deadman -if you're happy to be rid of the person.

bball11kt@sbcglobal.net

Keri Mikulski said...

Hi, PJ! Great list. :) Enjoy DC.. Are you from DC?? :)

Hi, Big Plain V! I think about that song every time it's on the radio too. What a great concept for a book. :) A man eater. :)

Wow, Thanks, Kelly!! You know your music. :)

Hey, Coll!! Make sure you stop and see me when you're in Cape May. :)

Hi, Meredith! Thanks for the list. I love Taylor Swift. :)

Hi, Katie! Thanks.. LOL. :)

Diana Dang said...

The summer event I'm looking forward to is my blog-o-versary! ;) And that's about it. Definitely not looking forward to summer school. Bleh.

And Did Ya by BoA is a great song about rejecting the guy that dumped you when he comes crawling back.

Diana Dang said...

And I have linked this to the side bar of my blog! =)

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Angela said...

Awesome contest!!!

umm for the break up songs...Get Out (Leave)-JoJo Over You-Daughtry

As for my summer plans...they consist of primarily just softball..practices tournaments and more practices...oh and getting my license!lol

emma said...

i dont really know if you'd classify it as a break up song, but stay with me bright eyes by something with numbers is a really good some when it comes to love and what not.

anyways.
summer is gone cuz im from aus but yehh beach and softball is the go in summer. :)

donnas said...

Paradise by the Dashboard Light by Meatloaf. Really I cant explain why except you do get to kind of yell at the end. Its also really the only song I like by him so its not something to be overplayed.

Charity said...

Someone already mentioned How's It Going to Be by Third Eye Blind. Love that song.

Other songs, off the top of my head:

Hate (I Really Don't Like You) by the Plain White T's and So What by Pink.

Beth said...

i think "how it gonna be" isnt so much a breakup song, since its just about friends...and "wish you were here" is about a band member that had mental problems. sorry, im picky like that :-), but u can assign w/e emotions u want to the songs u listen to, really.
ive never been in a break-up, but i was talking about break-up songs last night w/ my bro's gf and she mentioned avril lavigne's "when you're gone" and nickelback's "faraway". i think. and she's a pretty typical teen girl, in my opinion, so if it's for one of those type of novels that ur writing, keri, i would say those are pretty good recommendations...
my summer plans consist of working, volunteering at the hospital, getting up early every morning to go swimming w/ the school swim team, and annual events that u can always count on... not too fun, but itll pass the time.

Kaitlyn said...

Okay, my ALL TIME favorite break-up song (if it counts as one) must be...
Forever And Always by Taylor Swift.
Oh, and for the summer,
I'll be home reading books.
And walking my dog. :]
Sounds like heaven, am I right?!

George said...

I'm pretty sure i have a lot of favorite break up songs but the two that first come to mind are Over You by Daughtry and Picture to Burn by Taylor Swift.

To kick off summer vacation, im taking a trip to France!

bridget3420 said...

Another One Bites The Dust is my favorite break up song!

bjhoppper(at)me(dot)com

bridget3420 said...

Posted contest on my sidebar

http://bridget3420.blogspot.com

bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

purplg8r said...

Great contest...My favorite one is I Will Survive!

And I blogged about the contest here

Kate said...

Nice contest. I don't have a breakup song. I'm looking forward to just resting in the summer. I can lay in the sun, with the big, bad GCSEs over :)

katiepinn@googlemail.com

Kelly H-Y said...

I have no idea why ... but, Cutting Crew's "I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight" just popped into my head!
As for summer plans ... heading to the Oregon Coast to play on the beach!
Love Megan McCafferty's monthly feature in Health magazine .... haven't read her books yet, but am looking forward to it ... I'm sure they're awesome!

robin_titan said...

My fav breakup song is Not for all the love in the world by the thrills :D

dissectingperfection said...

When my friends and I were in college, and one of us would have a bad day, a bad date, or a relationship gone bad... there was only one cure:

TRIP TO THE DINER!!!

These trips were accompanied with greasy food, chocolate-y shakes and pies, and my very favorite, only 2 songs that could sum it all up -

"Since You've Been Gone" - Kelly Clarkson
&
"Time of Your Life (Good Riddance)" - Green Day

That's it. That's all we played, all night long, screamed along to on the ride there and back to our dorm, etc. To this day, these are my basic breakup anthems, because once you've screamed "I'M SO MOVING OOOOON, YEAH YEAH!" about three or four times in 5 minutes, there's nothing that can get you down! =D

There's a link to this contest on my sidebar at http://dissectingperfection.wordpress.com!

Thanks again Keri for another fantastic giveaway!

dissectingperfection said...

Oh shoot, forgot my email address:

mya.rooney@gmail.com

Thao said...

Great contest. I really love the question.

My favorite break up song is Dreaming With A Broken Heart by John Mayer, the lyrics are kind of vague but the way I take it, it's about a break up.

I linked your contest on my sidebar here:

http://serenehours.blogspot.com

Caryn Caldwell said...

Oh, fun! Okay, when I went through a bad breakup there were four songs that really helped. Note, this was years ago, when I was listening to a lot of country music - mostly because it fit my heart-done-been-broke mood. Hold on while I turn down my music; I never can think of other songs while something else is playing!

"I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor (of course!)

"Bye Bye (Baby)" by Jodi Messina

"Everybody Knows" by Trisha Yearwood

"She's Gonna Make It" by Garth Brooks

Polo.Pony said...

Thanks for the great contest!

Some of my favorite summer activities that I am looking forward to participating in are riding my horse, showing at the county fair, swimming in the lake, and lounging around reading books! I LOVE summer!

countrystars95@yahoo.com

Llehn said...

The summer activity that I am looking forward to is catching up on my reading list!

lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kitten22 said...

This looks awesome! Please enter me!

BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

My favorite breakup song is Aerosmith's Cryin'. I just love it!

I also tweeted about this.

adrienne said...

Luckily no break-ups in a long time, but I'm sure I liked listening to Love Stinks.
I'm looking forward to the kids being home for summer, and going to the beach.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

I must say, summer is my least favorite season. I guess just because it is so hot and humid. Then there are the mosquitos...

That's a great contest, but I don't have a breakup song. I didn't do a lot of breaking up. :)

beth said...

Hmmm...I've never had a break up song for myself, but if I did, I'd imagine it would be something loud and angry, like Bloc Party or Sugarcult. Personally, I also like Pink's new song, So What, as a break-up song.

I'll be linking on my website, too :)

Jenna said...

Very awesome contest! They all look like great summer reads!

The best breakup song (to me) is without a doubt You Oughta Know by Alanis Morisette. It's so empowering and cathcy. Love it.

Thanks for this great contest!

Jenna

jennapomme@yahoo.com

Honey Mommy said...

Love YA books! This summer I am looking forward to picnics in the park!

shelburns said...

My new fave break up song is Here Comes Goodbye by Rascal Flatts.

shelcows AT gmail DOT com

biblauragraphy said...

No question: best break-up song is "No Children" by the Mountain Goats. Preferably shouted along with a room full of other TMG fans. So over-the-top bitter that it's straight-up catharsis.

MJ said...

I'm OLD!! I love the song that says. "I want you, I need you, but there ain't no way I'm ever gonna love you, but don't be sad cause 2 outta 3 ain't bad!"

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

blackroze37yahoo.com said...

hmm there is quite a few, tainte love is one i would think of

shelburns said...

I blogged about this!

http://writeforareader.blogspot.com/2009/05/wednesday-wanderings-5609.html

Amy said...

I'm looking forward to swimming at the pool everday and drooling over cute guys:-D
-AMY
addictedtobooks1993@yahoo.com

mshersheysnerd said...

Great finally a summer giveaway with books that are actually on my summer reading lists!!!

I would have to say that my favorite breakup song is Leave/Get Out by Jojo. Even though it first came out about 3 or 4 years ago, I still really get into the song whenever i hear it on the radio.

mshersheyskiss408@yahoo.com

Carlene said...

I would love to enter your drawing. The best break up song is So What by Pink. I am looking forward to go to the beach on vacation.
Thanks
carlene
iluvreading@verizon.net

Kate at Read This Book! said...

My fave breakup song is Someone Wake Me Up by The Veronicas. But another fave is When It All Falls Apart also by The Veronicas. The Veronicas sing really awesome breakup songs.

Great contest! I linked it here: http://kerimikulski.blogspot.com/2009/05/yay-for-ya-summer-giveaway.html

-Kate at Read This Book!
kate.readthisbook (at) gmail (dot) com

Yan said...

Concerts. American Idol concert! :D Chilling outside and reading in the open space!

I posted this on my sidebar! :D

Kate at Read This Book! said...

Oh gosh I left the wrong url. Correct URL: http://readthisbook.wordpress.com/contests/

-Kate at Read This Book!

Vera said...

Fun books!

I love all the city carnivals that happen around here in the summer - lots of carnival junk food and fun rides!

vvperesk@gmail.com

Rainbow Twisted Lollipop said...
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Rainbow Twisted Lollipop said...

Sorry about that... I mispelled the singer's name. Anyways my favorite breakup song is It's Alright It's Ok by Ashley Tisdale.

Erica said...

Coming up blankk with the songs :P But as for summer events, I'm extremely hyped about Showchoir camps of america! I'm pretty sure I get to go this year... also I'm excited about Warped Tour :)

I added it to my sidebar :)
www.thebookcellarx.blogspot.com


Erica
thebookcellar@wi.rr.com

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gaby317 said...

For a breakup song, I think of James Taylor's Up on the Roof and Bob Marley's No Woman, No Cry.

I also am looking forward to just reading in the park and hopefully catching Shakespeare in the Park.

I'm posting a link to this contest on my blog's sidebar. Thank you!

gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

www.startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com

bookaholicgirl said...

This is an awesome contest! I'm so glad your doing this. I have put a link to your contest on my sidebar in my blog.

I don't really no much about break-up songs. As for summer events, I'm not going anywhere but I'm really looking forward to running my new blog that I created this morning. I'll have a lot of time to devote to it. I'm hoping to have run a contest before the summer is through.

nascargirl_4824(at)yahoo(dot)com

Summer said...

A summer song for me is Faded by SoulDecision. It played all the time on the radio while I was working at my summer job and I still LOVE it. Am I dating myself here?

Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to Summer Vacation!!!!! Guess who works in a school!
mel at skbphoto.com

Hillary said...

Band Camp! I would be excited for all the soccer games as well, but I tore my ACL. (So I can't) I'll get to go to all my sister's soccer tournaments. But mostly I'm just excited to sit around and read and not worry about waking up early or anything like that.

booklovergal12(at)hotmail(dot)com

ProdElektra said...

Amazing contest...sign me in if it's international!:D
Well, breakup songs for me would be...
Taylor Swift - White Horse
My Chemical Romance - I Don't Love You
Avril Lavigne - Happy Ending
Chris Daughtry - Over You
Vertical Horizon - Everything You Want

This summer, I'm looking forward to a lot of things, like learning sme programmingvolunteering at an institution for blind children and maybe...just maybe start learning German:D

Aspen said...

i really looking forward to sleeping on the beach and swimming in the ocean.

lovinfitch@aol.com

Melanie said...

Love Song sung and written by Sara Bareilles is really good, although not exactly a break up song. I'm REALLY looking forward to 2 weeks of summer camp! Only a week away!

Belinda M said...

"The Dance" by Garth Brooks. Even now I listen to it, it brings tears to my eyes.

We have no big plans for the summer. Just outtings around the city when I am on holidays this year. A trip to a few museums and the zoo.

Michele P. said...

I went to high school in the early 80's, and of course, suffered through my share of break ups along the way. Remember, these are 80's songs lol...which by today's standards seem quiet ancient. (or so my 16 yr old says)
Songs are:

I Want to Know What Love Is- Foreigner

I Miss You- Klymaxx

Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)- Phil Collins

Didn't We Almost Have It All - Whitney Houston

Hard to Say I'm Sorry - Chicago

Heartache Tonite - Eagles

Hold On To The Night & Endless Summer Nights - Richard Marx

Every Breath You Take - Police

Separate Ways - Journey

Missing You - John Waite

Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler

Please Don't Go - KC & the Sunshine Band

hope they provide some inspiration!
micaela6955 at msn dot com

Jessica said...

Taylor Swift's picture to burn or her unpublished I Heart ? both are great thanks for the contest!

linked to my sidebar at eatsleepdanceread.blogspot.com


readanddance@aol.com

Brooke Reviews said...

I'm looking forward to June 28th when my public speaking class is over! I enjoy listening to Rilo Kiley for some break up music.

bacarleton(at)gmail(dot)com

GirlwiththeBraids said...

Picture to Burn by Taylor Swift is a funny one. But I don't really know which song I would be in the mood for after a breakup (I've never had one).

-ReadingToMyself(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ashley said...

I would say "Don't Forget" by Demi Lovato is a good one if you're looking back on a relationship and the boy is acting like you weren't even a couple once upon a time.

As for summer events I'm looking forward to seeing a play in Toronto, visiting Marine Land for the first time since I was about 7 years old, and possibly visiting Canada's Wonderland. Besides that, the summer is just about a job search, because I've been unemployed for far too long.

Cindy said...

Awesome contests!! My summer plans are to watch tons of movies, read through some of my tbr pile of books, and to work on homework (summer classes yay). These books all look sooo good! enter me please!

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

Well, I'm late to the game, so lots of people have already mentioned these, but my faves to belt into a hairbrush are:
I will Survive-a must have!
Don't Speak by No Doubt
You Oughta Know by Alanis
And then if I'm feeling lonely and depressed, I listen to Dashboard. There's also Not Pretty Enough by Kasey Chambers if you really want to cry.

Carrie Harris said...

I used to like all of these depressing breakup songs, but now I think the best one is "Song for the Dumped" by Ben Folds Five. It makes me laugh every time. :)

Angela said...

My favorite summer events had to be camping. I can't wait!

Erika Lynn said...

these are great books! and this summer i am looking forward to moving to NC! I can't wait.
sports dot erikalynn at gmail dot com

cas2ajs said...

Favorite break-up song:
I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor, I believe. I know it's an old one but it's from my generation. I always loved it because it gave me the strength I needed to get through a break-up.

Cheryl S.

Ana Rodriguez said...

Umm ... I could probably list a few dozen break up songs since music is pretty much my life.

1. There's Us - Alexz Johnson
2. 2am - Alexz Johnson
3. Starts With Goodbye - Carrie Underwood
4. Free Fallin (Live) - John Mayer
5. 99 Times - Kate Voegele
6. Forever & Almost Always - Kate Voegele
7. Who You Are Without Me - Kate Voegele
8. I'm Gone, I'm Going - Lesley Roy
9. Sleep To Dream - Maria Mena
10. If You Wanted A Song ... - Mayday Parade
11. That's What You Get - Paramore
12. So What - Pink
13. Between The Lines - Sara Bareilles
14. Breathe - Taylor Swift
15. Tell Me Why - Taylor Swift
16. You're Not Sorry - Taylor Swift
17. Forever & Always - Taylor Swift
18. Picture To Burn - Taylor Swift
19. A Perfectly Good Heart - Taylor Swift
20. Shut Up And Let Me Go - The Ting Tings
21. This Is How It Feels - The Veronicas
22. Revenge is Sweeter - The Veronicas
23. Someone Wake Me up - The Veronicas

Brittany said...

Those are some exciting looking books. This summer I'm looking forward to the Summer Reading Program at my Library! I posted this contest in my sidebar, and on myspace.com/yalibrary

Megan said...

I am waiting for a lot of good summer book realeses. I think a lot of Taylor Swift songs are good for after a breakup.

Megan
bookworm8675309@yahoo.com

alyssa said...

break up songs arent my thing but summer events are post seaon softball district district softball states for softball vacations being me the field hockey summer conditioning :)

ProdElektra said...

oh oh please refer back to my post on May 19th I forgot to mention I blogged about you here:
http://prodelektric.blogspot.com/2009/06/giveaway-keri-mikulskis.html

kim said...

I used to always listen to Jewel's song --the one that goes "Dreams last for so long" when I was really sad about a breakup.

I posted about your contest on my blog too :)
http://butterflybookreviews.blogspot.com/2009/06/blogger-contests-for-june.html

bookbutterfly9@gmail.com

Steph said...

This is an awsome contest!

I met you last year at a softball tourneyment in Philly, where i was givin your book Screwball. I am a big time softball fan, love the sport and play for three teams. The book was amazing and I could relate to pretty much everything that occured. I can't wait to read your newest book Change Up! This summer I'll be down the shore as much as possible, but I will be playing softball everyweekend till about the end of July. My favorite break up song would have to be Say Goodbye - by Skillet.


softballgirlx4@rcn.com

Amanda v said...

My favorite summer event is the county fair!

amanda
catss99@yahoo.com

Ella Press said...

Cool giveaway!
My fav song is Don't Let me Stop You by Kelly Clarkson.

I Tweeted about this and posted it on my sidebar!

Thanks for the giveaway!
Ella

Amy said...

I don't know a break up song but I am looking forward to going to Paris in July.

I have put your contest in my sidebar.

A Reader said...

My favorite break up song is It Cuts Like a Knife by Bryan Adams.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lilibeth Ramos said...

I know this might seem kinda dorky but I'm going with this Potential Break Up Song by Aly & AJ, check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqpA5Acc8-c
I'll also be posting this contest on my side-bar: lilibethramos.blogspot.com

lilibethramos@live.com

MandyK said...

This summer I plan to go to Warp Tour on 7-24 and just hanging out at the beach =)

Mandy,
bratdownstairs@yahoo.com

Jamie Eyberg said...

I look forward to the local 4th of July spectaculars, and the Rodeo. Highlights of my Summers.

Jamie,
jeyberg74@gmail.com

Patti said...

Can't think of a song sorry. Favorite things I am looking forward to this summer - other than sleeping in LOL would be going to the park with my son.

budletsmom(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lynnette Labelle said...

My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion

Don't Speak by No Doubt

All Out of Love by Air Supply

Baby One More Time by Britney Spears

That's all I can think of right now...

Lynnette Labelle
http://lynnettelabelle.blogspot.com

Solvang Sherrie said...

The song that always comes to mind for me is "Happy Together" which isn't really a breakup song. But since it was "our song" it just killed me every time I heard it because we weren't happy anymore. We used to listen to the acapella version by The Nylons.

A good song when you're still mad is "I Hate Everything About You" by Ugly Kid Joe. Of course, now there's another song with the same name by Three Days Grace.

Cindy said...

Forgot to mention, posted on sidebar of blog +1

Cindy

Marie said...

I never actually broke up with anyone -- I met my husband and we married and that was that :-)

As far as summer plans -- anything to keep the kids busy and out of my hair -- lol. Actually we're having fun going to parks and museums and library events and hanging out at the pool!

marielay@gmail.com

RagDollVampGirl said...

Ummm... Fave Break-Up Song Is Hate (I Really Don't Like You) by The Plain White T's And I Also Like You're Not Sorry By Taylor Swift...

Summer Plans... Next Month Is A Hey Monday/Friday Night Boys Tour Coming To Town And My Sister and I Both Have Tickets With Our Names On Them!!!

And Then Of Course Summer Means Boys... CUTE Boys...xD

KailaEscobales(at)aol(dot)com

xoxo
RagDollVampGirl

towerofbooks said...

Great contest! Here are some of my favorite break up songs...I can't just pick one!

1. Tangerine - Led Zeppelin
2. Bitch Went Nuts - Ben Folds (a break up from a guy's perspective...may be slightly inappropriate)
3. Song of the Dumped - Ben Folds Five
4. Tiny Vessels - Death Cab for Cutie
5. Yesterday - The Beatles
6. For No One - The Beatles
7. The Ice is Getting Thinner - Death Cab for Cutie
8. Split Screen Sadness - John Mayer
9. Landslide Baby - Beulah
10. Heart of Glass - Blondie
12. Bright Eyes - Haligh, Haligh, A Lie, Haligh
13. Almost Lover - A Fine Frenzy
14. What Hurts the Most - Rascal Flatts
15. Breakin' Up - Rilo Kiley
16. Tim McGraw - Taylor Swift

I posted this on my sidebar (towerofbooks.wordpress.com)

towerofbooks(at)gmail(dot)com

brizmus said...

Breakup songs. . .that's hard.
I mostly just listen to viking metal like Amon Amarth when I'm going through a breakup, and I'm guessing that's not what you're looking for.
Yknow, I guess I'd have to say that my favorite breakup song is actually about breaking up:
If I HAD to pick, though, I guess I have two favorite breakup songs, both by the Unlovables and one actually about breakups.
The Unlovables - Feelin' All Emo (Since I Broke Up With You)
The Unlovables - Disaster

brizmus said...

oh, oops, forgot to mention - I'm going to work now, but I will be posting this in my blog as soon as I get home:
http://brizmus.blogspot.com

MissAttitude said...

fav breakup songs (thts like an oxymoron:): say goodbye-chris brown
i hate this part-pussycat dolls
takin back my love-enrique iglesias ft. ciara
big girls don't cry-Fergie
post-breakup song: so sick by ne-yo
we belong together-mariah carey
walk away-paula deAnda
hope this helps =)

Emily Mabbitt said...

Hey, I cant really help you on the break up songs but what Im looking forward to this summer is to go to the beach and read, read, and READ!!! I am in desperate need for a new book! So, please, please, PLEASE pick me!!!!!!

Emilyb3342@bellsouth.net

Emily Mabbitt said...

Oh, and I talked about your contest in Myspace, Facebook, and Gaiaonline! Oh, and Im a follower!!!

deltay said...

I'm really looking forward to sleeping in! No more getting up super early for school =)

lucidconspiracy at gmail dot com

austenfan said...

It's international, right? :)

For the breakup songs:

Too Much to Ask by Avril Lavigne
- The lyrics are so great! A lot of girls can definitely relate to it.

Better That We Break by Maroon 5
- I just love Maroon 5 - Adam Levine! :p

Summer has already passed here in our country, but if ever, I'd probably want to go to the beach with family and friends!

Oh, and I posted this on my sidebar:
http://fictiondoesitbetter.blogspot.com/

issa.mojica@gmail.com

Alexa said...

I don't know any good break up songs, but I'm looking forward to going to the beach and relaxing.

lovinfitch(at)aol(dot)com

Alexa said...

posted link on sidebar:
http://violeteyesroaming.blogspot.com/

lovinfitch(at)aol(dot)com

Collegiate Bookworm said...

I'm probably too late for this :( But I did want to mention my favorite break-up song because its one of my favorite all-round songs.
It's Adele's song "First Love". It's really short and simple, but beautiful.

Keri Mikulski said...

Hi, Diana! I love when the guy that dumped you when he comes crawling back.. Hee Hee. :) Thanks for the link.

Hi, Angela! Thanks. :) Yay! Softball. Have fun driving. :)

Hi, Emma! Thanks for the break up song suggestion. :) Beach and softball - sounds perfect!! :)

Hey, Donnas! Love PARADISE BY THE DASHBOARD LIGHTS! :)

Hey, Charity! Good ones.. Thanks!! :)

Hi, Beth! Sounds like a packed and fun summer. :) Thanks for the suggestions. :)

Hi, Kaitlyn! Love Taylor Swift. :) Reading books is heaven. :)

HI, George!! Hope you had a great time. :)

Hi, Bridget! Good one.

Hi, Purpleg8r! The classic!! :) Thanks for blogging.

Hi, Kate! Sounds perfect. :)

HI, Kelly! Now it's stuck in my head - hee hee.. :) I didn't know Megan had a monthly feature. I'm going to check it out. :) Thanks!

Keri Mikulski said...

Hi, Robin! I never heard of that one - I'm going to check it out. :)

Hi, Dissecting Perfection!! Yummy! Love diners. Thanks for the link!

HI, Thao! Thanks for the link. Good choice!

Hi, Caryn! Love I WILL SURVIVE!! :)

Hi, Polo.Pony! You're welcome. Sounds like a perfect summer. :)

Hi, Llehn! Me too. :)

Hi, Kitten22! Me too! Thanks for the tweet.

Hi, Adrienne! I second that!! Have fun. :)

Hi, Alyssa! It's always best to do the breaking up. :)

Hi, Beth! Thanks for the link. I agree - Love Pink's new song. :)

Hi, Jenna! Yes!! Great song. You're welcome. :)

Hi, Honey Mommy! Me to!! Have fun. :)

Hi, Shelburns! I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the suggestion and blogging.

Hi, Bibliaurgraphy! Thanks for the suggestion. I'll check it out. :)

Hi, Blackroze37! Love that one. :)

Hi, Amy!! Sounds like a perfect summer. :) Have fun.

Keri Mikulski said...

Hi, mshersheynerd! A goodie. Thanks for the compliment. :)

Hi, Carlene! I agree.. A goodie. :)

Hi, Kate at Read This Book! I'll have to check it out. Thanks so much for linking. :)

Hi, Yan! Have fun and thanks for the link. :)

Hi, Vera! Love carnivals! Have fun. :)

Hi, Rainbow Twisted Lollipop! I'll check it out. Thanks for the suggestion. :)

Hey, Erica! Have fun. I went to the Warped Tour many moons ago. :) Thanks for the link.

Hi, Gaby317! Love Bob Marley. :) Thanks for the link and have fun!

Hi, Bookaholic Girl! Thanks for the link. Have fun with your new blog!!

Hey, Summer!! No way. Love SOULDECISION. :)

Hi, Anonymous! Have fun!! ;)

Hi, Hillary! Feel better soon.. So sorry to hear about your knee. Have fun at band camp. :)

Hi, ProdElektra! Amazing list. :) Wow - sounds like a great summer. :)

Hi, Aspen! Total bliss. :)

Keri Mikulski said...

Hi, Melanie! Have fun at summer camp!! ;)

Hi, Belinda M! Sounds fun - have fun!! Thanks for the suggestion.

Hi, Michele P.! These songs were definitely on my break up tape (now I'm dating myself). :) Wow - some of my faves and a a prom theme. Nothing like belting out TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART. :) Definite inspiration.

Hi, Jessica! Love Taylor Swift. Thanks for the link. :)

Hi, Brooke Reviews! I'll have to check out Rilo. Enjoy your summer. :)

Hi, Girl with the Braids! You're lucky.. Love Taylor Swift.

Hi, Ashley! Have fun and good luck with your job search. :)

Hi, Cindy! Thanks.. Have fun! And good luck with your classes.

Hey, Green Bean Teen Queen! Great list!! Some of my faves. :)

Hey, Carrie! I'll check it out. :)

Hi, Angela! Have fun camping. :)

Hi, Erika! Wow! Good luck with your move. Enjoy!

Hi, Cheryl! Love that one - a definite break up classic that transcends generations. :)

Hi, Ana! Wow! Thanks for the list. And I recognize Kate Voegele from ONE TREE HILL. :) I'm printing the list and checking them out on ITunes. :)

Hi, Brittany! Thanks for the link and have fun. :)

Hi, Megan! Love her music.

Hi, Alyssa! Sounds like a perfect summer! Good luck! ;)

Keri Mikulski said...

Hi, Kim! I remember that one! Thanks for the link. :)

Hi, Steph! Thanks so much for your kind words about SCREWBALL... I loved the Philly tournament - I had a blast meeting everyone. :) Sounds like you have the perfect summer lined up! :)

Hi, Amanda! Have fun!! We have one here too. My daughter loves the horse rides. :)

Hi, Ella Press! Thanks for the tweet and the post!! And for the suggestion. :) Have a great summer.

Hi, Amy! Paris! Nice - have fun. :) Thanks for the link.

Hi, A Reader! Good one! :) You're welcome.

Hi, Lilibeth! It's not dorky at all. :) Thanks for the link and the suggestion. :)

Hi, Mandy K! Have fun!! Sounds like a blast. ;)

Hi, Jamie! Have fun!! ;)

Hi, Patti! Great stuff.. Enjoy!

Hi, Lynnette! Love Air Supply and No Doubt. :) Thanks for the list.

Hi, Solvang! Urgh - 'Our songs' can definitely hurt.. So sorry.. Sending hugs.

Hi, Marie! Wow - what a great love story!! ;) Have fun!!

Hi, RagDollVampGirl! Have fun!! Love Taylor Swift and Plain White Ts. :)

Hi, Tower of Books! Wow! Thanks for the list. I'll definitely check them out. And thanks for posting. Off to ITunes. :)

Keri Mikulski said...

Hi, Brizmus! Thanks for the post and the suggestions. There's nothing like metal after a break up. :)

Hi, MissAttitude! Thanks for the suggestions!! I'll definitely check them out. :)

Hi, Emily! Thanks for the links and for the follow! ;) The beach and books - sounds like the perfect summer.

Hi, Deltay! Yay for sleeping in. I second that one. :)

Hi, Austenfan! Great songs. Have a nice winter. :)

Hi, Alexa! Me too! Thanks for the link.

Hi, Collegiate Bookworm! I'll check it out. Thanks for the suggestion! :)

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