Being Friends With Boys Tour Stop and Giveaway

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June 29, 2012 by Heidi

Today it is my great pleasure to not only be talking about my thoughts on Being Friends With Boys, but to be hosting the final tour stop for Terra Elan McVoy and offering you a chance to win a copy!
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book cover of Being Friends With Boys by Tera Elan McVoyGoodreads|Amazon|Website|Twitter

Charlotte and Oliver have been friends forever. She knows that he, Abe, and Trip consider her to be one of the guys, and she likes it that way. She likes being the friend who keeps them all together. Likes offering a girl’s perspective on their love lives. Likes being the behind-the-scenes wordsmith who writes all the lyrics for the boys’ band. Char has a house full of stepsisters and a past full of backstabbing (female) ex-best friends, so for her, being friends with boys is refreshingly drama-free…until it isn’t any more.When a new boy enters the scene and makes Char feel like, well, a total girl…and two of her other friends have a falling out that may or may not be related to one of them deciding he possibly wants to be more than friends with Char…being friends with all these boys suddenly becomes a lot more complicated.

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A big welcome to Terra Elan McVoy, author of Being Friends With Boys!

Differences Between Being Friends With Boys and Being Friends With Girls

Ever since my novel, Being Friends With Boys was released, I’ve been asked a lot about friendships between guys and girls. Is it possible, for one thing (duh, yes), and how is being friends with boys different than being friends with girls. I happen to be very lucky to have had friendshipswith both guys and girls all through middle- and high school, and continue to have fantastic friendships with men (and women) to this day. Though I think the value and intensity of guy/girl friendships and girl/girl friendships are definitely equal, there certainly are some differences. Follow my blog tour to read a few of my thoughts on how being friends with boys isn’t quite the same as being friends with girls!

10.   You’ll gain a different perspective on everything. 
Being friends with boys doesn’t just mean going to different movies, and doing different things together. It means learning about and perceiving the world through a totally different lens—one you might not be able to see through if you didn’t spend genuine, quality time with someone walking around the world in a completely different body (and psychology) than you are.  Friendship across genders helps you understand humanity just a little bit more, and, ultimately, that can only help you understand yourself.

To check out the rest of Terra’s differences, visit the rest of the tour stops!

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I couldn’t agree with Terra more.  I’m certainly one of those girls who’s always made better connections with guys, and I definitely understand the world better because of it!  I love that guy friends don’t really care what you wear, how your hair looks, or if you put on make up.  I love that they get over things quickly, are laid back, and just downright fun to do things with.  Tell me, what do you love most about being friends with boys OR if you are a boy, what do you love most about being friends with girls?

Thanks to Lit Logistics, I have a finished hardcover copy (complete with adorable cover) to offer to one of you lucky readers!

Giveaway Rules:

  • Must be 13 years or older.
  • US only (sorry, I can’t afford international shipping at this time).
  • You have 48 hours to respond to my e-mail, or another winner will be chosen.
  • Winner will be chosen Saturday, July 7th.

Random.org has selected Catie as our winner!  Grats! =)

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16 comments »

  1. I’m dying to get my hands on a copy of this! Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. The fact that I can show up at work to say “hi” in my gym clothes and not care that I am smelly and that my hair looks like it hasn’t been washed in twelve days? Ohhh or the fact that they give the best advice ever because they don’t have all the drama and “girl feelings” (aka over analyzing) clouding their brains!! I can eat whatever I want around them and not feel fat…THEY LIKE FOOTBALL AS MUCH AS ME!! I could go on and on…

  3. carlrscott says:

    Thanks for asking the question in reverse. We guys tend to get left behind on book blogs sometimes. I enjoy being friends with girls because they’re not always trying to one-up you all the time. I also appreciate that they can talk about different topics than cars and sports. Sometimes I don’t think my male friends ever read a book or go to a movie that isn’t a shoot-em-up.

    • Heidi says:

      Ooooh, loving this, thanks for the insight! You’re right, guys do get kind of ‘forgotten’ on book blogs a lot, which is unfortunate, so I’m so glad you answered this! I know I’ve always had guy friends, but I never stopped to think much about why they liked hanging out with me as much as I like hanging out wiht them!

  4. Jasmine Rose says:

    I love the fact that they never expect anything from me (except, maybe, to understand dirty jokes :P) I mean, girls always want you to say the right thing and know how to use makeup.

  5. I like the possibility of something more than friends. I know that’s so typical, but I CAN’T HELP but want the two to end up together. And I love the closeness. Even the ones that are purely platonic. I love the sister/bro relationships that sometimes form and how they’d do anything for each other.

    I don’t have very many guy friends, so perhaps I’m a noob in this area.. xD

    • Heidi says:

      Hehe, that’s okay! I like that you know what you like about them in books though. I agree, the possibility of something more is always nice. Some of my best guy friends have started out as trying to date, and just gone to being friends, which is a bit backwards, but our relationships worked better that way!

  6. Hands down, my favorite thing about being friends with boys is the banter. I love how easily they make fun of each other and it always makes me laugh. Also, I like talking sports with them.

    • Heidi says:

      Yes! I love that you can give guys crap without (often) having to worry about how they’ll take it. I’m a huge sports fan as well, sometimes I like to think of myself as Jenny from The League (which if you like football/fantasy football, you should watch).

  7. I like that, in general, men tend to be more straightforward and direct. They generally don’t try to beat around the bush about things. I am quite a direct sort of person myself, so I really appreciate that. And this is a huge stereotype, but a lot more men will nerd out with me about fantasy/sci-fi. I don’t know too many female SFF fans in real life! I also love it when I have someone to turn to in absolute bewilderment when a girlfriend of mine is talking about her latest purse/shoe acquisition. I just don’t get that and I never will. I’d much rather spend my money on books and buy cheap clothes at the thrift store. :)

    • Heidi says:

      I’m with you on the spending! I kind of hate shopping…unless maybe it’s in a bookstore. 😛

      Also, YES about nerding out with guys. I’m lucky enough to have some SFF girlfriends, but guys are certainly more prevalent (this being typed as a have a g chat convo with a guy friend discussing SFF).

  8. Cari Bella says:

    My husband is my best friend. I enjoy his ability to cut out all the drama and get right down to the point. It makes life less complicated. :)

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