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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Tonight I'll be reading from my new novel, Love You Hate You Miss You, at the Jefferson Market Branch of the New York Public Library--there's going to be loads of amazing authors there, and it starts at six pm--you can read all about it here and if you're in the area, I'd love to see you before I head back to DC!

I've also decided to share some of my BEA goodies--Ally Carter, who is so sweet and funny, very kindly autographed a copy of her upcoming book Don't Judge A Girl By Her Cover just for YOU (I'm anxiously waiting for amazon to let me know they've shipped my copy!) and I'm going to give that away PLUS an ARC of Geektastic, which contains stories by Holly Black, Libba Bray, Sara Zarr and other famous authors .

For your chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment by midnight EST this Friday, June 5th--and in your comment tell me one cool/interesting thing about where you live. For instance, did you know that in Washington DC there is no one building taller than the Washington Monument? (DC is a city of many large and long--but low--buildings!)

So tell me what's different/fun/interesting about where you live by this Friday at midnight and you could win Ally Carter's BRAND NEW book plus an ARC of Geektastic!

Hope to see some of you at the reading tonight and I have to share one thing I love about New York--and that's how there are always little hidden patches of green, gardens growing where you'd least expect them. (I had a picture but Blogger is being ornery this morning, which is when I'm actually writing this, and won't let me share)


OpenID luckygirl1112 said...

One interesting thing about where I live is the scentery. We live in the desert and the mountains are behind us and then the forest on the other side of that. It's a mix of all three.

June 03, 2009 2:25 PM  
Blogger Janssen said...

Austin is cool for many many reasons, but I love that it houses the largest urban colony of bats in North America. Watching 1.5 million bats come out from under the bridge over the river at dusk is just incredibly neat.

June 03, 2009 2:29 PM  
Blogger Summer said...

Pittsburgh has the second largest urban park in the US, second only to Central Park.

The Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh is the second tallest educational structure in the world, second to some place in Russia who beat it because of an antenna.

Pittsburgh has second place on lock.

June 03, 2009 2:40 PM  
Blogger Kathleen Elizabeth said...

Seattle is breaking record highs right now as we speak.

It is also the only city where you can walk past a Tully's, Starbucks, and Seattle's Best, and then turn the corner to find another Tully's, another Starbucks, and another Seattle's Best

One more interesting thing; Seattle's Best Coffee is not Seattle's best coffee. Neither is Starbucks. If you can find an independant coffee shop in seattle that serves coffee in giant white tea cup shaped mugs, then you've stumbled across Seattle's best coffee.

June 03, 2009 2:51 PM  
Blogger shelburns said...

I live in Conroe, TX and one thing that is interesting about where I live is that we have a great tourist spot, Lake Conroe. It is actually the reserve drinking water supply for the City of Houston. We have fun there in the summer, boating, fishing, tanning, swimming, etc.

shelcows AT gmail DOT com

June 03, 2009 2:54 PM  
Blogger Letter Garden said...

I live in a very small town in Bavaria/Germany. People here say it was the hometown of Snow White. We have some Snow White themed stores like Snow White perfumery or bakery.

June 03, 2009 3:23 PM  
Blogger Megg said...

Well, I live in central NJ, so we kinda have some of everything. Beach is close, but not close enough to cause damage. I'm also pretty much in between New York and Philadelphia (not to mention every other NJ city. Where not exactly the biggest state.)My town also boarders a millitary base and there is a pretty big mall and race track in my area which is great. And I live pretty close to Great Adventure amusment park.
And, interesting about my town specifically, we have a small muesum with a large arrowhead collection, donated by some guy from Ohio, and an even larger collection of dead stuffed birds. Which stands out, considering there isn't much wildlife around here.

June 03, 2009 3:24 PM  
Blogger Iryna said...

One day I hope to be an author of several published YA books so I was really excited to learn that the city I live in (Guelph, ON Canada) was also the home of famous poet John McCray (wrote Flander's Fields).

Thanks for the cool contest! I'm really looking forward to reading Ally Carter's new book even if I don't win!!

June 03, 2009 4:09 PM  
OpenID biblauragraphy said...

Dorchester, MA is the first place in the US where chocolate was refined. If you wanted chocolate before 1765, you'd have been out of luck!

June 03, 2009 4:17 PM  
Blogger Nora said...

I live in New Hampshire at the moment, but I grew up in northern california, and one of the first things I noticed about NH was the changing of the seasons. At home things turn gold and brown instead of green, but here there's a sunrise of colors on every tree in the fall. absolutely beautiful.


June 03, 2009 4:21 PM  
Blogger Liyana said...

In Singapore, there's the Singapore Flyer, the biggest ferris-wheel like contraption in the whole world.

June 03, 2009 4:55 PM  
Blogger Brittany said...

I have lived in New Hampshire all my life and recently moved up to Northern New Hampshire. Every drive I take I'm in danger of going off the road I'm always so busy staring at the mountains and the sky. Even though I have lived here my whole life I still think it's a very beautiful state. Anyways a fun fact is that there are 48 mountains in New Hampshire that are over 4,000 feet high. I hope one day to climb that all but *shrugs* that's a lot of walking.


June 03, 2009 5:02 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Jacksonville, FL is the largest city in the US, geographically speaking, and it is home to the St. John's River, the longest in FL and one of only two north flowing rivers in the US. Pretty cool, I think!

June 03, 2009 5:05 PM  
Blogger barbrafl said...

Hmm, something interesting about where I live? Let's see. Des Plaines, IL has a reconstruction of the first McDonald's restaurante, if that's anything interesting?

barbrafl737 (at) yahoo (dot) com

June 03, 2009 5:09 PM  
Blogger GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

Um, I live in Springfield MO, which I find incredibly boring after living in Chicago. (And yes I was in Chicago, not the suburbs) But Springfield is home to Brad Pitt, Lucas Gabreel, and Cashew Chicken-a weird Chinese food dish that I personally do not like. And we're only about 30 min. from Branson, so if you're looking for entertainers your grandma would enjoy, we're great for that!:) Seriously, I do really like Silver Dollar City, even if it is hokey and cheesy-I just ignore the country music and mullets.
greenbeanteenqueen at gmail dot com

June 03, 2009 5:16 PM  
Blogger B-Summers said...

I don't want to disclose where I love publicly to everyone, but it's one of the youngest cities in the country. Half of the population is under 35

June 03, 2009 5:19 PM  
Blogger Meredith said...

In Mesa, AZ there is a water park called Sunsplash. Back in the day--maybe the late 80s, early 90s-- they filmed a couple of scenes there for the movie Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. They filmed the most of the movie in the Phoenix area, but that is one place that I have actually been to that they filmed.

Also, a couple of years ago, they were adding onto a freeway close to where I live. Before it opened, Hollywood came a'knocking again. They used the freeway and a local campus for shots for the movie, The Kingdom. There were even some "explosions" on the freeway!

~Meredith F.
rosesaremyfavorite at hotmail dot com

June 03, 2009 5:24 PM  
Blogger Ann Diana Dinh, said...

I live in Lynnwood where we are breaking records with the weather right now. Let's see...Lynnwood is a pretty quiet place, but one of the things that people usually come here for is our mall. Alderwood Mall is a huge mall and I guess you could say that it's Lynnwood's pride and joy.

June 03, 2009 5:28 PM  
OpenID beloved411 said...

Somthing That amazingly Coool about The place I live is that I live by a McDonald's Museum It was acually the first Mcdonals build !!! and know there a museum and in the summer they bring the old fashion care and give you a tour of the inside there acually a sign that say .15 cent hamburgers !!!

Hey barbrafl Live were I live

June 03, 2009 5:33 PM  
OpenID blowingrain said...

I live in Miami, which is very diverse, and really, no other place like it. Everywhere you see, there will be a Hispanic. And you eventually learn that calling them 'Hispanics' are ok, but if you say that they're Cuban, when they're not, you seriously have to watch your back...
Miami was part of the Everglades National Park. It's really sad that they had to drain part of it to build Miami. That's why when it's pouring, it floods a lot. Oh, and it Biscayne National Park, so it's the only city to border two national parks.
It was considered to be the place to build Walt Disney World (I wished that really happened though...), but they chose Orlando.

June 03, 2009 6:07 PM  
Blogger Ellevator said...

Well, I live in Nanaimo, BC and every year we hold the Bathtub Races - yes, people put motors in bathtubs and race them.
It's all very exciting :)

June 03, 2009 6:57 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Well, I live in Bangor, ME and that's where Stephen King lives. He used to give out king sized candy bars during Halloween, which everyone loved.

June 03, 2009 7:02 PM  
Blogger Pretty said...

In the city where I live, we have a park called Mile Square Park that was created during World War II, by the military for use as an landing strip for aircraft training.


June 03, 2009 7:31 PM  
OpenID xohkansascity said...

I guess the cool thing about where I live, Cole Harbour Nova Scotia, is that Sidney Crosby (the hockey player--Pittsburgh Penguins) is from here. In fact, my best friend turned him down for a date in junior high!

June 03, 2009 7:37 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

I'm green with envy at all the people who got to go to BEA:-(
Anyhow...an interesting thing about my town is that it was rated the nicest place to live last year. I don't know if I agree, but I guess there's always that expression, "the grass is always greener on the other side."

June 03, 2009 7:55 PM  
OpenID trudeau1031 said...

There is very little interesting about living in MI. ummm... I live five minutes away from four libraries. I love it!

June 03, 2009 8:25 PM  
Blogger Llehn said...

Singapore is derived from the Malay words "Singa" which means lion and "Pura" which means "city". When the local founder first stepped off his boat and onto this new land, the lion was the first animal he saw so he named the country after it. (Imagine if he had seen a snake first!!!)

Betcha didn't know that :-)

June 03, 2009 8:41 PM  
Blogger Diana Dang said...

My area, Woodbridge, is full of awesome stores. Within walking distance, you can get to access to almost anything!

June 03, 2009 9:17 PM  
OpenID moonkeygirl101 said...

ummm not much bout where i live but my grandma lives by the original little ceasers


June 03, 2009 10:41 PM  
Blogger Shooting Stars Mag said...

I'm dying to read Geektastic. It sounds exactly like my kind of book. But let's see...something interesting about where I live? Well, I live in Kentucky and it's funny b/c the Cincinnati Airport is actually in Kentucky, did you know?

And my high school is in the middle of various towns. One way is more country, so I went to school with farmers and people with accents (well, noticable country accents) while others (like myself) lived more in a suburbish/country area and didn't have a southeren drawl.

I find both of these things cool. :)

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

June 03, 2009 11:48 PM  
Blogger Thao said...

I find the French structures in my city the coolest thing over here. They bring feelings of Western countries in the heart of an Asian country and I love looking at them. They give me inspiration.

June 04, 2009 2:10 AM  
Blogger Y. Bressani said...

One interesting thing about where I live is that the town is mid-point between Daytona and Orlando.

June 04, 2009 2:11 AM  
Blogger Brittani said...

Well, the most interesting thing about my town is Twilight was filmed there (Saint Helens, Oregon). Like the scenes from Port Angeles and the Swan house. It's actually quite cool. =D

- Brittani

June 04, 2009 2:45 AM  
Blogger H said...

Where I live (because of the old names) a gate is a street and a bar is a gate. So Keer Bar is actually a gate in the city walls. And smallgate is a street.

June 04, 2009 6:39 AM  
Blogger ellie_enchanted said...

I'm hoping the giveaway is international. Thanks!

Um... where I live, there's a... science institute? There, now isn't that interesting? XD
I know, not very.

My email: ellienchanted"gmail.com

June 04, 2009 10:31 AM  
Blogger Book Spot said...

Around here is where the most people get bitten by sharks per year, in the world. ((But they're itty, bitty sharks).


June 04, 2009 11:26 AM  
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June 04, 2009 1:24 PM  
Blogger Reading Rokz said...

Chevy Chase use to come to my town(Ipswich ma)every summer when he was a kid and stay in the Crane Estate, which is a HUGE, yet beautiful old castle like estate on the ocean(Google it sometime, you'll be impressed, I still am).


June 04, 2009 1:26 PM  
Blogger Erica said...

One interesting thing about where i live is my city's name. We're known as chocolate city, and we have like this huge festival all celebrating chocolate. plus we hvae a chocolate hall of fame, and other buildings like that.

All because we have nestle's... I think it's pretty amusing.

:) Erica

June 04, 2009 4:00 PM  
Blogger purplg8r said...

I live in Orlando, FL and official nickname of the city is “The City Beautiful,” although it is also known as “O-Town.”

June 04, 2009 5:04 PM  
Blogger dreaming days away said...

Memphis is a pretty interesting city... we've got really awesome barbeque! :) we've got graceland and elvis...and yet we've moved up to like the second most dangerous city in the country. that part is not so fun.

I like that I live out in the woods where its quiet and peaceful yet 15 minutes are malls and restraunts, and any place you could want to go.


faithfulbrowneyes at yahoo.com

June 04, 2009 8:55 PM  
Blogger soundistheword3 said...

So, even though Farmington, CT isn't the largest town, it's been pretty big in abolitionist history. We were not only referred to as "Connecticut's Grand Central Station" of the Underground Railroad, but what's now a little general store at one point housed many of the Africans from the Amistad while the townsfolk supported them as they awaited their famous trial.

June 04, 2009 9:31 PM  
Blogger soundistheword3 said...

I forgot (and there's no comment editing!): Kristin at dazdnconfusd@comcast.net

June 04, 2009 9:32 PM  
Blogger iamliterate said...

Oklahoma is home to the largest of McDonald's in the world. Broken Arrow is a suburb of Tulsa. It's pretty small, even if it does have one of the largest high schools in the country.

June 04, 2009 11:01 PM  
OpenID dial911ferme said...

I live in Pacifica, California.
Rob Schneider grew up here, went to one of the high schools in our town, and his mother lives here, so sometimes he is in Pacifica. Also, he buys food, at my friend's bakery.

-Alicia G.

June 04, 2009 11:28 PM  
Blogger Juanita said...

I live in Gainesville, FL - some interesting things about this town are that Gatorade was invented here, Less Than Jake and Sister Hazel are both from here, plus we have the Gators and Tim Tebow.

June 05, 2009 1:47 PM  
OpenID cocokiss457 said...

Although Richland is located in Washington, home to one of the wettest places in the US, it is a desert. It gets almost no rain in the summer so it's extremely dry over here. It also was the site of the building of the atomic bomb in WWII.
I'm radioactive! Haha

June 05, 2009 7:11 PM  
OpenID cocokiss457 said...

Oops, my name's Kristin and my email's sleepyhead_zzz@msn.com! Hahah.

June 05, 2009 7:12 PM  
Blogger teenybits said...

I live in Harrison, NJ. The only thing I find interesting is that Harrison is only one square mile long.

June 05, 2009 8:32 PM  
OpenID dissectingperfection said...

Well the most interesting thing about my former hometown of Northampton, MA is that it is the birthplace of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! =D

June 05, 2009 9:29 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

My town, Century, FL, was originally named "Teacup". That just sounds awesome!

"tea-CUP!" :D

June 05, 2009 11:51 PM  
Blogger alyssa_gonzales19 said...

One interesting thing about where i live is that it is the biggest city in texas with a population reachiing 3 million. Neil Armstrong said the name of where i live when he landed on the moon :DDD

June 06, 2009 12:20 AM  

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