Saturday, June 19, 2010

Happy, Smiley, Happy News

It's not often I get exciting news before five in the morning (takes a lot to get me excited - that time of day), but this morning I did. One of my very favorite blogging writers posted pictures of herself with her newly arrived ARCs, and then she said I could borrow one.

Saying I'm excited to read her book would be a gross understatement, and even though it's not April Fool's and she's too nice to tease me, I'm having a hard time believing this is real. So, I'm not going to tell you who the author is. I will give you a clue (besides the clues I've already given). How many of you know who Maureen Johnson is? Check out this blurb she gave the book I'm hoping is already in the mail and on its way to moi.

"Very sly. Very funny. Very romantic. You should date this book."
— Maureen Johnson


My second bit of happy news is closely related; I've just been asked to beta read my favorite critter's manuscript. YAY! Which leads me into my third bit.

Enna Isilee of Squeaky Books also made me happy today by giving me an award for my book recommendation posts. Not just any award either - it's a brand spankin' new award that she created. Thanks, Enna Girl! :o)




Rules:
1. Thank who gave you the award and link to them
2. State what is is you look for in a blog
3. Give the award to 7 people whose blogs pertain most to you (be sure to let them know they won!)

What I look most for in a blog is a writer whose personality, humor, and WRITING make me wish they were published. I blog because I LOVE reading certain blogs. The author I mentioned above tops my list, but because her book actually comes out this year, I'm not going to give her the award. I'm only giving the award to bloggers who don't have book contracts (or even agents), but I wish they did. I'd pre-order their books in a heartbeat.


Krista
Adam
Jackee
Jenny
Amy
Julie
and Niki

There are more, but I'm only supposed to give the award to seven. It was hard to narrow it down. The bloggers I'm awarding may not be the most prolific bloggers out there, but they CAN write and are persistent. Do you have any blogging friends you'd love to see published?

Okay, Krista guessed right away, so I'm linking to a picture of Steph with her books (because she's adorable).

19 comments:

  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Myrna!

    Did Stephanie say you could share? :)

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  2. No, unfortunately, I have to mail it back as soon as I've finished.

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  3. Wow, I'm so honored, Myrna. Thank you!!

    Amy

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  4. You're welcome, Amy. I love reading your short stories.

    Thanks, Stina.

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  5. So cool that you get to read Anna! I am jealous!

    Shelley

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  6. I know, Shelley. I know.

    And I can't wait for your agent to sell "Nix the Naughty," so I can read it too. :o)

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  7. Congrats on the award, and how fun about the ARC! Enjoy!

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  8. More than the award, I love your kind words. I've never been more flattered to meet someone's blog award criteria :-)

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  9. Woohoo, congratulations for all of the good stuff. :)

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  10. Congrats on your award. And Steph looks so ecstatic in those pics! I would be, too.

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  11. Yay for good news! I was jumping up and down in front of my keyboard wanting to shout "Stephanie Perkins!" The pics of her with her lovely book are fantastic, and I'm so excited for you that you get to read an ARC. I can't wait until Anna officially debuts and I can read it. I may have to check out the bloggers you recognized with the brand spanking new award :)

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  12. Great news and thank you for the lovely new award :o) wow i feel honoured XX

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  13. Pretty great! Congratulations. And have fun with it...

    =)

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  14. Aww! Myrna, you just made my day. Between your lovely compliments and awards and your happy ARC news, I can't ditch the smile on my face. Thank you! Have a wonderful week, friend!

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  15. I love that you are so excited for other's writing! That's the best part about this writing community! :)

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  16. Esther VanderlaanJune 21, 2010 at 1:37 PM

    Congratulations to all the winners!!!!

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  17. It's so exciting getting something new to drool over - I mean read.

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  18. Congratulations on the award! You deserve it!

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