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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Less than two weeks till Something, Maybe!

In the book, Hannah does end up seeing her father, Jackson, in New York City. Here's a little bit about that:

I've always known Slaterville is one of those places you pass on the highway that looks like everywhere else, that there's nothing special about it, but I hadn't realized how slow it is. Everyone in the train station, with the exception of people like me, moves like they have somewhere to be, and they have to be there now.

And Jackson isn't here.

I try to ignore the small but miserable voice that starts howling inside me, one that's wailing at the unfairness of it all, of Jackson letting me down again. Of Jackson not loving me. I try to push away what's left of the little girl who once thought she was a princess, but it's hard.

Five years, and I still haven't managed to get rid of her.

And then I see an enormous guy, so tall he doesn't even seem human, holding a sign that says HANNAH.

I walk over to him slowly, and when I'm halfway there he says, "Hannah?"

"That's me," I say. "I guess Jackson sent you. One of his girlfriends' breasts spring a leak or something?"

The guy doesn't even crack a smile. "Mr. James is outside," he says. "Come with me, please."


There's more, of course, but now let's talk about you!

New York is one of my favorite places to visit--what's yours? Tell me your favorite place to go--or where you wish you could--by midnight tonight and you could win a copy of Suzanne Supplee's Artichoke's Heart! The usual rules apply: the winner will be picked at random, please remember to leave a way for me to contact you, only one entry per person, and yep, you can enter if you live overseas and/or if you've won something me from me before. Also, congrats to yesterday's winner, Adele!

And because I really miss sharing links, here's a few worth checking out:

Agent Nathan Bransford offers Ten Commandments for the Happy Writer

Great article about a great book, Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why, and the success it's found

And not at all about writing or publishing, but I can't not share this one: a fabulous article about--imo--*the* best couple on television--The Office's Jim and Pam and how the show has managed to make them even better now that they're together

32 Comments:

Blogger jocelyn said...

New York is wonderful! A place I wish I could go, though, is San Francisco. I've never been there but I've heard it's fantastic from everyone who has.

March 11, 2009 8:08 AM  
OpenID readthisbook said...

My fave place would be Australia! I love Gold Coast. It was so fun there! :) I love all the rides at Movie World. The shops there are pretty cool too.

I really want to go to NYC. It's a shopper's heaven there. And who knows? I might walk into a shop and spot Miley Cyrus! x)

March 11, 2009 9:05 AM  
Blogger Janssen said...

I love Boston. In fact, I'm moving there at the end of the summer. Yippee!

March 11, 2009 9:21 AM  
Blogger the epic rat said...

My favorite place to be is in Chino Hills, California, where my relatives are. I love those hills and seeing the mountains in the backdrop, but my absolute favorite sight is the city lights in the dark. It's like the night sky, but on ground. Soooo pretty!

March 11, 2009 9:34 AM  
Blogger Brigita said...

My favourite place is definitely NY. I only had a chance to visit it once, but I hope to go there again. Soon. Also, Australia seems full of awesome places to see.

March 11, 2009 10:05 AM  
Blogger Nikki said...

My favorite place to visit is the mountains of North Carolina. I really like to hike and there are so many good places to go.


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March 11, 2009 11:07 AM  
Blogger libraryem said...

I am a big fan of any beach.
I dream of sitting around with my feet in the sand, reading a slew of great novels!
What a day!!

March 11, 2009 11:08 AM  
Blogger Erika Lynn said...

my favorite place to go is a beach, any beach. I am addicted to sunshine so i love the beach in the summer

March 11, 2009 11:19 AM  
Blogger Brittani said...

My favorite place to go isn't even a city, although it's called the "city of books". My favorite place is Powell's Bookstore. I could live there, it's so amazing. It's book heaven. :)

If I could choose a place to travel to it would be Germany. I love the culture, food, and country.

- Brittani
poeticxheart@gmail.com

March 11, 2009 11:33 AM  
OpenID Naima said...

I went to Paris once and it was really cool! It did'nt get dark until around 10 O'clock at night! It was really fun, ans so pretty! So I'd definitely would like to go back there. *sigh* I miss the random rain! Hmmm... I really wish I could go to Japan. Hopefully one day! My brothers going to New York in a few days!

Naima :)


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March 11, 2009 11:35 AM  
Blogger H said...

My favourite place is Turkey. As well as great people and stuff to do, the scenery is amazing and the sky is unpolluted so you can see all the stars at night. It's beautiful.

March 11, 2009 11:54 AM  
Blogger Senfaye said...

My favorite place is California because I have never been anywhere else. It is so exciting only 13 more days!!!
-Senfaye :)

March 11, 2009 12:10 PM  
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March 11, 2009 12:11 PM  
Blogger Steph Su said...

Goodness. I love cities. All of them. I do. I'm particularly fond of New York and Boston. I live near Philly so I've been getting to know that as well, and I want to know DC as well!

March 11, 2009 12:17 PM  
OpenID biblauragraphy said...

I love visiting Capetown - and am very sad that my parents have moved back to the US and taken away my ready-made excuse to visit South Africa once a year! At least it means I get to see my family more than once a year...

twonickelsoradime - at - gmail

March 11, 2009 12:52 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

New York is fun, but I really really want to visit Chicago someday :)

March 11, 2009 3:01 PM  
Blogger toomuchtv said...

I do love NY, but my favorite place is Hollywood! Great weather and the chance that you'll turn the corner and run into a star? Awesome.

I ordered "Something, Maybe" today. YAY!

March 11, 2009 3:04 PM  
OpenID runforamsterdam said...

i've only been out of New England a few times,
and only to Florida.
i love Boston,
and i want to live their one day.

but i really really want to go to London. just walk around in England.
it looks so beautiful.

-robby
runningforamsterdam@hotmial.com

March 11, 2009 4:13 PM  
Blogger Nora said...

Hmmm...I tend to like to visit new places, there are so many that I want to see. Right now I really want to visit Argentina.

wishonstars13@hotmail.com

March 11, 2009 4:24 PM  
Blogger Diana Dang said...

I want to visit Japan so badly. There are times where I am actually down because I am unable to go!

March 11, 2009 4:25 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I've been to New York and it's amazing. However, my favourite place would have to be anything in Europe. I'm going to France and England this summer which I'm super excited about. :D


michelle_thebookjunkie@hotmail.com

March 11, 2009 4:28 PM  
Blogger Meredith said...

I love going to the Grand Canyon. It is just soo pretty and peaceful.

~Meredith
rosesaremyfavorite at hotmail dot com

March 11, 2009 4:34 PM  
Blogger Paradox said...

Do nonexistant (maybe) places count? Because if I could visit anywhere, I'd go to Atlantis. Or a distant planet.

paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

March 11, 2009 5:27 PM  
Blogger Cassandra said...

I love pretty much anywhere in Europe. It's sooo pretty there!

March 11, 2009 5:58 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Southern California. The ocean, Hollywood, the palm trees everywhere...love it down there.

March 11, 2009 7:49 PM  
Blogger Pretty said...

My favorite place to go is Las Vegas.
Even though it's really hot there, I like to go shopping and walking around. It's fun to see the attractions.

lalivex@hotmail.com

March 11, 2009 8:03 PM  
Blogger Melissa D said...

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March 11, 2009 9:17 PM  
Blogger scottsgal said...

Living near Chicago it's nice to have access to a big city, but my heart belongs in the Caribbean - where I'm the happiest!

msboatgal at aol dot com

March 11, 2009 9:23 PM  
OpenID xohkansascity said...

My very favorite place to visit is the small town my grandparents live, Dalhousie, New Brunswick. It's a small coastal town and I just adore it. It is pretty much heaven.



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March 11, 2009 10:58 PM  
Blogger pepsivanilla said...

My favorite place to go is Windsor, Connecticut where my grandparents live. I'm in Florida, so it's really nice to get a huge change of scenery and visit relatives :)

pepsivanilla14(at)hotmail(dot)com

March 12, 2009 12:29 AM  
Blogger Michelle Kuo said...

I use to live in southern California but I moved to WA a few years ago, so I always love to visit my hometown :) Also, if I could go ANYWHERE, I would love to visit Japan, it's been my dream to go there for a really long time!

michelle.kuool(at)yahoo(dot)com

March 12, 2009 2:31 AM  
Blogger katayoun said...

paris, and i could live in orsay or louvre if i must :)

March 12, 2009 3:27 AM  

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