The Compulsive Reader: So Much Closer Blog Tour!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

So Much Closer Blog Tour!

Hey everyone!

Today I have Susane Colasanti, author of the recently released book So Much Closer, here on the blog today! You can click here to read my review.

Here's Susane!

Greetings, friendly neighbors! I’m stoked to share some of the inspiration for my fifth book, So Much Closer.

Realistic fiction is my thing. I like incorporating details inspired by my own experiences to make my books feel as realistic as possible. So Much Closer takes place in my neighborhood, the West Village. I had lots of fun including my fave New York City places and things in this book. For my blog tour, we thought it would be fun to share some of them with you. So here we go!

8. Charles Street

When I was 15 or 16, we were driving through the West Village. I didn't get to visit New York that often. But whenever I did, the amazing energy of this place would make me feel alive for days. I began to realize that New York was my true home. And when we drove past Charles Street, I took one look down it as we went by and thought, That’s my street.

The Village is known for its quaint cobblestone walkways and zigzaggy streets. Tourists come to absorb the charm. There are so many gorgeous streets here. But a few of them really stand out. Charles Street is one of them. Perry Street is another – that’s where Carrie Bradshaw’s building is in real life, one block over from Charles. In So Much Closer, Sadie goes out of her way not only to walk down Charles Street, but to walk down the prettiest side of it. I completely understand. There are certain streets I won’t walk down because they are not pretty enough. I will go out of my way to cross over to 5th Avenue instead of walking up 6th. It’s an energy thing.


Thanks so much, Susane!

Also, be sure to check out the trailer for So Much Closer, with some neat footage of the city!

Also, be sure to take a look at this awesome e-sample of all of Susane's books!

Susane Colasanti Sampler



MusicFan1 said...

All of Susane's books have been amazing but So Much Closer just has a certain charm to it. It has to be my favorite book of hers to date. Such a good read. I loved it and am now reading it for a second time!


Christi the Teen Librarian said...

Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite book by Susane so far is Something Like Fate.


In the Interest of Many Things said...

Wow, I can't wait for Susane's latest book. I love the sampler you've posted as well. This blog is very neat and clean which makes me want to come back again and again. Thank you "Compulsive Reader" for all your efforts. Congrats to Susane on what I'm sure is another great read!

kristina shields said...

I can't wait to read this book! I love several others that I have read and I know this one will be just as good!

Becky said...

I'd love to read this one!

Annie said...

Ooo, I've been hearing about this book & been wanting to read it.

Carly Reads said...

I've never read anything my Susane, but it sounds like I would love this book!

Devan @ Book Strings said...

The sampler is really cool. Thanks for posting it!

Jennie said...

I love Susane's books. This one sounds really cute!

Val said...

I've wanted this one seen the first time I saw the cover.


Unknown said...

Sweet Giveaway, count me in! I've never read any of her books but I've heard great things!

Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

Janssen said...

I think I might have read all of her other books (have I missed the one just before this? I'm not sure now. . . ). So clearly I'm a fan :)

Dawn M. said...

This makes me want to visit New York and the West Village. I love the idea of cobblestone walkways and zigzaggy streets in the middle of the city.

I've never read any of Susane's books but I'll be sure to look for them now. :0)

Jessy said...

I haven't read any of Suzanne's books, but it seems like I really need to! Thanks for the chance :D

traveler said...

I haven't read Susane's books but this feature has enticed me. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com