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Thursday, April 16, 2009

You remember what today is, right?

Operation Teen Book Drop

YAY!

Also, I recently posted about Little Willow asking authors for their definitions of and thoughts about hope. She very kindly asked me to participate, and you can read what I think hope is and what makes me feel it here

And now for some links:

Agent Nathan Bransford posted all the queries he promised for Agent for A Day. You can check them all out here, and see what he's had to say so far about the whole thing in his recap #1 and recap #2 -- It's been fascinating to follow and see what people have to say, and I can't wait to see his final summary post, which should be up early next week.

Agent Jessica Faust on earning royalties--it's an informative post, but what really caught my eyes was something someone else had linked to--a comment from an author who has some interesting things to say.

Finally, a fascinating--and very funny--essay by a novelist about being married to another novelist (As a side note, Halfway House? Made of AWESOME!)

Okay, I guess that's it except....

You know what? I haven't given some books away in a while and I'm feeling the need to!

So I'm going to.

Wanna win an ARC of The Summer I Turned Pretty *and* What Would Emma Do?

Just tell me what you think hope is by midnight EST on Sunday, April 19th, and then I'll pick one name at random and that person will win both books!


P.S. Only ten days left to enter the Out Of This World contest!!!

24 Comments:

Blogger Little Willow said...

Thank YOU! :)

Hope is wonder and belief. Hope is trying and daring. Hope is happy.

The Summer I Turned Pretty is SO, so good, everyone. You MUST read it. It's poignant and sweet.

What Would Emma Do? is on my to-read list.

April 16, 2009 3:20 PM  
Blogger Krysten said...

Hope is continuing to have faith and to believe in something or someone because it's the right thing to do even when the circumstances look bleak.

April 16, 2009 3:39 PM  
Blogger bridget3420 said...

I agree with Krysten. Hope is believing.

April 16, 2009 5:48 PM  
OpenID runforamsterdam said...

ooh, i have to enter the contest!
i must get my sister and her camera pronto.

hope to me is knowing there is good people in the world.
hope is know that people care about you, that you are safe, and believing in your self.
hope is taking chances.
and even if you regret it after, at least you know you did something on impulse.

-robby
runningforamsterdam@hotmail.com

April 16, 2009 5:51 PM  
Blogger Pretty said...

Hope is believing in yourself. Hope is giving all you have. Hope is praying all would turn out good.

Those books sound so intriguing. I want to read them so bad.


lalivex@hotmail.com

April 16, 2009 6:45 PM  
Blogger Lalaland said...

Hope is believing that the unbelievable will come true.

April 16, 2009 7:27 PM  
Blogger Diana Dang said...

Hope is the glimpse of your future and desires that you hold onto, working and wishing for it to happen.

April 16, 2009 8:04 PM  
Blogger dreaming days away said...

hope is moving forward despite how you feel or the circumstances you are in. hope is believing in something bigger than yourself.

--ashley
faithfulbrowneyes at yahoo.com

April 16, 2009 9:39 PM  
Blogger Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Yay for rocking the drop! This was my first year in doing so and it was awesome!

Hope provides the strength we need to carry on in this world where bad things will always happen, but you also know with 'hope' there will always be good. It's faith and strength we all need for ourselves and others. Now hopefully that made some sense (no pun intended!)

Amber
sammyjones57(at)hotmail(dot)com

April 16, 2009 10:48 PM  
Blogger shelburns said...

I've been wanting to read both of these books!

Hope is believing. Hope is something you must hold on to when everything else seems to go wrong.

shelcows AT gmail DOT com

April 16, 2009 10:50 PM  
Blogger iamliterate said...

Hope is knowing that things can always change if you will them to.

April 16, 2009 11:11 PM  
Blogger Llehn said...

Hope is pushing on and not giving up no matter what the odds are.

Lesley
lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

April 17, 2009 12:43 AM  
Blogger Erika Lynn said...

hope is being able to find a silver lining even when things look pretty bad. hope is a positive feeling to keep you going.

April 17, 2009 12:46 AM  
Blogger Brittani said...

I feel that hope is something you long for and believe in. No matter what others say or do or think; you still believe in it. I feel that hope is alot like faith.

- Brittani
poeticxheart@gmail.com

April 17, 2009 12:50 AM  
Blogger Pissenlit said...

Yay for Operation Teen Book Drop!

Hope is "the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best".

What can I say? I'm a big fan of dictionaries...

April 17, 2009 3:45 AM  
Blogger Thao said...

Hope is something that keeps my dreams alive through worst circumstances. And will definitely be one of my children's name in the future.

April 17, 2009 4:13 AM  
Blogger GirlwiththeBraids said...

Hope

1 Definition: in particular cases, used as a name for a female

2 Definition: that warm, fuzzy feeling inside usually acquired by falling off your bike for the first time

April 17, 2009 9:13 AM  
Blogger Little Willow said...

And another:

Hope is within itself, too: holding on to that hope when others would say don't, can't, shouldn't, too late, too little, too much, and you say: I do, I can, I will, there's still time, there's still hope.

April 17, 2009 10:40 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

To me hope is believing that what ever you want will come true and that you have faith. You never give up on that dream because of hope. You try again and again because you have a bit of hope in you because you never know maybe one day your dream will come true. Hope lets you get threw the bad times in your life because your praying that everything will end up ok in the end and refuse to let the bad things win.

jenniferduttle@hotmail.com

April 17, 2009 7:02 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

hope is holding on when it seems impossible.
theodoragroger@yahoo.com

April 17, 2009 9:43 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Hope is believing in the impossible because without it, discoveries, technologies, works of art and prose would never be made.

-Jennifer
jt4xa@virginia.edu

April 19, 2009 12:43 AM  
Blogger ellie_enchanted said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Is the contest international? If so, I'd love to be entered.

April 19, 2009 12:04 PM  
Blogger Lane said...

Hope is going on when all has failed you. Hope is trying your best.

April 19, 2009 2:13 PM  
Blogger Alexa said...

Hope is what keeps you going when everything looks bleak. To steal the quote, that I have above my desk, hope is believing this -

It's never to late to be what you might have been.
Gorge Elliot.

April 19, 2009 2:58 PM  

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