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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wow, this has this been a long week. I can't believe it's only Wednesday. Actually, all of September seems to be just crawwwwwwwwwling by. So today I think it's time for some fun, and yep, that means:

CONTEST!

I've got an ARC of Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan--and I'm ready to give it away!

For your chance to win, all you have to do is this:

Tell me the *best* thing that's happened to you lately.

Yes, that's all you have to do! I could use some cheer and so I figure why not hear about yours--I know it'll make me smile!

Leave your comment about the best thing that's happened to you lately by this Friday, September 18th at midnight EST, and then I'll pick one name at random and that person will get the ARC of Leviathan! (Please note this contest is only open to US residents only)

88 Comments:

Blogger scott neumyer said...

My baby girl said "Dada" for the first time!!

September 16, 2009 12:06 PM  
Blogger loreleimarsh said...

I celebrated my 23rd birthday, my husband (unemployed for 4 months) has a job interview (finally), and I got 15 books last week between the library and bookstore!!

September 16, 2009 12:14 PM  
OpenID biblauragraphy said...

My awesome sister got the lead role in her high school play (Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor!) and had an editorial printed in the Washington Post on the same day. Hooray!

twonickelsoradime (at) gmail

September 16, 2009 12:15 PM  
Blogger Alexa said...

My baby boy rolled over for the first time.
I got to go to a book signing with Diana Peterfreund.
My husband brought home proper, UK cadburys chocolate.

Oh so much goodness lately :)

September 16, 2009 12:36 PM  
Blogger Kristin Miller said...

I scored an awesome lit. agent and cheered as buddies sold books left and right. :)

September 16, 2009 12:54 PM  
Blogger Nely said...

The best thing that's happened to me lately - well, my boss just left for vacation. Thus I've decided to take a "paid" vacation while at the office. *ninja*

Nely
nelaine[dot]sanchez@gmail.com

I would love to read Leviathan.

September 16, 2009 12:54 PM  
OpenID okbolover said...

best thing that happened to me?

I have the house to myself and boyfriend, finished a huge over 700 page novel, and finally found jeans that fit perfectly :)

sensitivemuse at gmail dot com

September 16, 2009 1:04 PM  
Blogger ColleenFL said...

I got The Lost Symbol from my library the day it came out (yesterday)and got to read it right away. After waiting so long for it to be published!

September 16, 2009 1:14 PM  
Blogger award said...

Best thing that's happened to me lately? Well, I got to keep my job as a teen librarian. That's pretty good! :)

September 16, 2009 1:29 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

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September 16, 2009 1:30 PM  
Blogger Meredith said...

I got accepted into a new program run by BYU-Idaho. I am so excited about this college experience!

~Meredith F.
rosesaremyfavorite at hotmail dot com

September 16, 2009 1:36 PM  
Blogger watersc said...

aside from hearing that there's an ARC of scott westerfeld's new book up for grabs, just had a visit from an old friend and was in town for my newest nephew's birth. oh, and recently celebrated my first full year as a professional librarian!

September 16, 2009 1:43 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

After have a huge swollen lymph node in my neck for almost six months, it's FINALLY going away!!! Finally got to read Catching Fire (amazing)! My niece came to stay with us from Colorado for two months!

lawest@me.com

September 16, 2009 1:48 PM  
Blogger Senfaye said...

The best thing that happened for me recently is... I had dinner with Michelle Zink, Kami Garcia, & Margaret Stohl! :D

Thanks for the contest!

-Senfaye
annieluvsmuffin@Gmail.com

September 16, 2009 1:49 PM  
Blogger ccqdesigns said...

Monday was my birthday and in the last week I have won 11 books and I would love to make it an even dozen with this great classic that i have never read!!!!

rebecca dot cox at charter dot net

September 16, 2009 2:05 PM  
Blogger californiameaghan said...

i got a promotion and got to see my best friend whom i havent seen in two years. great week!

meaghan_koci (at) yahoo (dot) com

September 16, 2009 2:55 PM  
Blogger Chelsie said...

The best thing for me is planning college visits in Chicago. I'm so excited!

<3 Chelsie
bookluverreviews@hotmail.com

September 16, 2009 3:02 PM  
Blogger Kelsey said...

I got a golden retriever. His name's Charlie and he's so cute(:

September 16, 2009 3:23 PM  
Blogger Mal said...

My older sister told me that if she has to, she'll save her own money to help send me to graduate school, no strings attached. So the best thing that's happened to me in a while is that my sister has shown me once again how it is possible to love someone unconditionally- with no questions asked...and no strings attached.

September 16, 2009 4:04 PM  
Blogger Barb said...

A long time friend who I hadn't talked to in over a year called today. We talked and scheduled a date and time for dinner next week. Fun!!!

bstilwell2 at comast dot net

September 16, 2009 4:39 PM  
Blogger Haley Mathiot said...

The best thing that's ever happened to me: i moved away from CA to NC--that's across the country!! i left my best friend from birth behind. six months later, he shows up at my house--he moved here too! him and his whole family. i'd never been so happy in my life. to this day, even though he lives a few hours away, he's my best (and only true) friend.

September 16, 2009 5:50 PM  
Blogger WhatBriReads said...

Ooh I knoww. All week long I've been thinking it's a day ahead of what it really is.

But the best thing that happened to me lately is that I made a new friend :) I've had no social life whatsoever for the past couple of years so this makes me really happy.

September 16, 2009 6:12 PM  
Blogger Addicted Book Reader said...

I turned 16 and got my permit!
adrienne2093(at)comcast(dot)net

September 16, 2009 6:27 PM  
Blogger Paradox said...

My best friend and I spend a lot of time discussing our plans for NaNoWriMo, talking about bookish things, etc. And I got a book in the mail that I really wanted to read.

paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

September 16, 2009 8:07 PM  
Blogger Cari said...

I ran 22 miles last week and didn't cry or need to be carried into the house afterward. :)

Cari
neohippy10 hotmail

September 16, 2009 10:02 PM  
Blogger luckygirl1112 said...

I just found out a guy I really like just broke up with his girlfriend. Bad for her, but good for me.

September 17, 2009 12:15 AM  
Blogger pepsivanilla said...

My boyfriend and I finally found time to go have dinner and see a movie, and just be together :) It's been awhile since our last actual date!

pepsivanilla14(at)hotmail(dot)com

September 17, 2009 12:32 AM  
Blogger Brigita said...

The best thing that's happened to me lately is that my boyfriend and I decided to get married in Australia! The planning of the events makes me quite happy too. ;)

September 17, 2009 1:33 AM  
Blogger vivalakay8 said...

i just started college and i have made a ton of friends so have. im having the time of my life

vivalakay9@yahoo.com

September 17, 2009 8:43 AM  
OpenID funnygirl1599 said...

I got my First boyfriend!


funnygirl599@comcast.net

September 17, 2009 9:41 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

My sister is having a baby! I am so flippin excited i wanted to scream! I will have three now! i am greatful for the other two...me and my sister Marcia are like two peas in a pod! AND i am the GODMOTHER! that totally made my whole day like totally turn around!

September 17, 2009 10:37 AM  
Blogger barbrafl said...

The best thing that's happened recently? In all honesty, it would have to be walking in to school yesterday, half asleep, when a car behind me drove past blasting "I Gotta Feeling" by Black Eyed Peas, it totally made my day :)

barbrafl737 (at) yahoo (dot) com

September 17, 2009 2:21 PM  
Blogger michelle said...

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September 17, 2009 5:45 PM  
Blogger michelle said...

I got an "A" on my first exam this semester!

blakem@xavier.edu

September 17, 2009 5:46 PM  
Blogger dreaming days away said...

Ohh my gosssh! I literally gasped out loud when I read you were giving away an ARC of Leviathon!! Scott Westerfeld is one of my all time favorite authors. :)

The best that happened to me lately... I got to see Metallica in concert on Monday and it was awesome!!

thanks for the contest..
ashley

faithfulbrowneyes at yahoo.com

September 17, 2009 6:04 PM  
Blogger iamliterate said...

I got an A on my first college paper.

September 17, 2009 6:18 PM  
OpenID ksutton said...

The best thing that's happened to me recently was... I bought Sims 3. I have a sick addiction, and that game pretty much rocks my world. So yep. That's it. Am I pathetic or what?

September 17, 2009 6:29 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

I started college this week! And it's all free.

katiesbookshelf@ymail.com

September 17, 2009 6:52 PM  
Blogger Megg said...

Woo!! The best thing that happened to me latly was that I... broke the school soccor-shooting record!!!! Most scores in a game!

The best part is that I had no clue my school even had this!

So Excited Right NoW

September 17, 2009 7:17 PM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

Saturday night I went to an awesome festival day of concerts with my best friends. After, we weren't ready for the fun to end, so we blasted some music from my friend's car and danced around in the parking lot. It was an amazing time!

September 17, 2009 7:49 PM  
Blogger sierra said...

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September 17, 2009 8:42 PM  
Blogger sierra said...

Today me and my best friend and my two other friends won the "archtype hero" campaigne in our English honors 1 class. The class took a vote and they thought our presentation was the best. I wrote the speech, so I feel really accomplished. :)

shilolove@gmail.com

September 17, 2009 8:44 PM  
Blogger Book Dragon said...

I don't think I can top "Dada" or some of the others.


Best thing? My husband is paying someone to come paint our bathroom tomorrow, oops, I mean later today.

I received a "do you want to review this book" email and was sure I lost out when I said yes, but not until January. Not only do I get the book, I get a second for a giveaway AND he said "It’s great to hear how comprehensive you are with your site" yea! Hope I like the book *snicker*

September 18, 2009 7:45 AM  
Blogger pirate penguin said...

the best thing that's happened to me lately is starting college. It's heaven compared to high school. :)

pancakesthepenguin(at)hotmail(dot)com

September 18, 2009 2:58 PM  
Blogger cait045 said...

I have to say starting classes in my college that I really like.

September 18, 2009 3:03 PM  
Blogger OfficiallyMRS said...

I got chosen to participate in an author's virtual tour!!

September 18, 2009 3:13 PM  
Blogger OfficiallyMRS said...

whoops, forgot my email
officiallymrs@gmail.com

September 18, 2009 3:14 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

Well I recently got my braces off, and I am SO happy! I've had them for four years, so I could barely even remember what I looked like without them in the first place.

booksobsession(at)gmail(dot)com

Thanks!

September 18, 2009 3:17 PM  
Blogger The Compulsive Reader said...

The best thing? Hm... I aced a test everyone said was super hard! That made me happy!

thecompulsivereader@gmail.com

September 18, 2009 3:47 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

Bestest thing—I recently signed with my dream agent!

September 18, 2009 4:16 PM  
Blogger Fuzzy said...

I finished the Chicago Triathlon. I was the 61st-slowest person out of 4300 to complete the Olympic distance, but, hey, I finished.

September 18, 2009 4:18 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

The best thing that's happened to me lately is my dentist found an infection in my tooth that's been there for 2+ years. Sounds like a bad thing, but it's actually good because I've been sick all that time and no one could figure out why. AFter they got rid of that infection, I've felt better than I have in years!

my address is amandagignac[at]gmail[dot]com

September 18, 2009 4:18 PM  
Blogger Josie said...

I reccently found out that my best friend is pregnant and I get to be the babies godmother!

josiebakerbooks@gmail.com

September 18, 2009 4:18 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I found out i could win an ARC Levithan.
That is just amazing.



and i realized that i've read fourty four books this year. ten of which are scott's.

September 18, 2009 4:19 PM  
Blogger OceanJamie said...

Was a bridesmaid in friend's wedding that I helped by also being the wedding planner for. Plus I also made the invites, programs, gives, etc. I basically got to help plan and organize her entire wedding with her.

September 18, 2009 4:26 PM  
Blogger NightDrive said...

My aunt flew into town from England and we went to the huntington library. I loved it there. I freaked out because there was a copy of the gutenburg bible and the 13th amendment. It just about amazed me that the document in front of me had changed the course of history. I definitely geeked out. And then the gardens...oh the gardens. It was enough to take my breath away. So amazing.

September 18, 2009 4:27 PM  
Blogger Christopher said...

Scott's Uglies Series has just arrived, I'm going to Six Flags today (tonight) and I move into my new apartment this weekend!

September 18, 2009 4:27 PM  
Blogger Maggi said...

I lost my full-time job. This is good only because my workplace is being affected by the G20 Summit (they have decided to stay open) and now I don't have to deal with crazy protesters and traffic and security issues. :)

...and my boss at my part time job said she could give me a few extra hours for now.

I refuse to let losing my full time job get me down because something better is around the corner. :)

September 18, 2009 4:28 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

I surprised my best friend with a musical soundtrack that she has been looking for - while riding in her car, I told her not to look at the cd for a second while I popped it in. Her reaction was priceless! She was completely surprised and we sang along to the songs for the rest of the day :)

September 18, 2009 4:31 PM  
Blogger J. Gray said...

I finished Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, and it was AWESOME!!! It's been too long since I've read a series this addicting, not since the Uglies series really! Katniss reminds me a lot of Tally, Peeta of Zane and Gale of David lol. : )

Brandi

BrandiJGray@Gmail.com

September 18, 2009 4:32 PM  
Blogger angelique_descartes said...

I just found out that I get to fly across the country next month to Arizona to help my sister move back home, and that I also get to go to a real zoo for the first time ever and maybe see the Grand Canyon while I'm out there.

September 18, 2009 4:33 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

I got a new puppy! :)

September 18, 2009 4:38 PM  
OpenID phoenixrune said...

Went to Walden Pond and geeked out Thoreau style and taught my parrot to fist bump. Also discovered clotted cream.

September 18, 2009 4:40 PM  
Blogger Wanetta said...

I have been unemployed since Feb of this year and have been getting bored and then these fantastic things happened.
1) I got a job!
2) I got to go away for a week to take a break from life and have a renewing of self to face the work world again
3) I love this job!

September 18, 2009 4:40 PM  
Blogger jayjayj625 said...

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September 18, 2009 4:46 PM  
Blogger jayjayj625 said...

I got accepted into a study abroad program my school has with Cambridge University!!

jejohnson(at)davidson(dot)edu

September 18, 2009 4:48 PM  
Blogger Krystina said...

Last night my friends and I went out to dinner at a crazy little chinese restaurnt. It sounds simple, but it was a lot of fun, and I had a really good time with my friends.
krystaw1@hotmail.com

September 18, 2009 4:51 PM  
Blogger eileensc said...

After years of roommates and the crazy that goes with that, I will be moving into a studio apartment next week ALL BY MYSELF! I am so excited!

eileensc (at) gmail (dot) com

September 18, 2009 5:08 PM  
Blogger gem said...

I found out that I'm the go-to-girl for advice among my friends.

September 18, 2009 5:08 PM  
Blogger Jessica Capelle said...

I got an honorable mention in a writing contest on my first book.

A publisher asked me to send in sample pages for review.

Good week :-)

jesscapelle at aol dot com

September 18, 2009 5:09 PM  
Blogger Caffeine said...

First thing that comes to mind- falling asleep last night after watching a marathon of X-Men: The Animated Series, having the most adventurous dream I've had in a while, involving Wolverine, Sabretooth, and a few I invented, some epic battles, crazy missions, and a really intense game of mutant hockey. It all ended with Wolverine asking me to homecoming. May have been a dream, still the best thing to happen to me in a LONG time.

My subconscious is cool.

September 18, 2009 5:11 PM  
OpenID trektone said...

I saw the musical, "American Idiot," based on the Green Day album. Fun!


Joey

trektone AT livejournal DOT com

September 18, 2009 5:21 PM  
Blogger Cory Clubb said...

Just wrote the first 1,000 words of my debut YA thriller and am loving it. I feel renewed as a writer.

September 18, 2009 5:35 PM  
Blogger Rosalie said...

I was hired to teach adult learners at a local community college. The first class went great!

rosalie.bluemonday[at]gmail[dot]com

September 18, 2009 5:45 PM  
Blogger californiameaghan said...

i got a promotion at work! yay!

meaghan_koci (at) yahoo (dot) com

September 18, 2009 6:22 PM  
OpenID lunathedestroyer said...

listening to Keane and watching the sun set.

strawberryprincessluna@earthlink.net

September 18, 2009 6:24 PM  
OpenID invisiblyme said...

We started an off-the-barre variation en-pointe in my ballet class... I'm fifteen years old with nearly-flat feet and in a class with girls four years younger than me, but it was still the best moment in the world.

September 18, 2009 6:37 PM  
Blogger Bri said...

I discovered "A Very Potter Musical". O_O It is amazing!! I can't get the songs out of my head. Look it up on Youtube!!!!! :D

September 18, 2009 7:24 PM  
OpenID phantomofarose said...

Winning a copy of Leviathan. -wink wink-

September 18, 2009 7:36 PM  
Blogger Jacquelyn said...

I celebrated my 16th birthday, got three books, and had a cake fight.

September 18, 2009 8:20 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Hmm, best thing that happened to me this week was..... finally getting over a cold that had bugging me for almost 5 days non-stop. :)

September 18, 2009 9:45 PM  
Blogger Bobina said...

I had just left my house when I saw a guy from high school, on whom I have a mildish crush, riding his freakishly long skateboard. As he crosses the street he wipes out on the grass, so when I got to the intersection I (uncharacteristically) waved at him. He smiled and have a sheepish wave back, with a look of mild confusion. Surprising people is my favorite. Really, that moment made my day.

beingbobina@gmail.com

September 18, 2009 9:53 PM  
Blogger Kay said...

Yesterday for the first time ever, my teacher admitted she was wrong. . I had done three assignments and turned them in but they had showed up as missing. As such, I was not supposed to pass the class. . . This would've meant missing my play! She showed me the three assignments today and stated she had lost them. As such, I am still in the play. Yeah, it isn't a lot, but I was practically crying with joy for justice in the world.

September 18, 2009 11:52 PM  
Blogger titania86 said...

Lots of great things have been happening! I got to meet (and hug) Johnny Depp, I've been making friends with some great authors, and I just celebrated my 10th anniversary with my boyfriend. :)

titania86[at]yahoo.com

September 19, 2009 2:04 AM  
Blogger HarryPotterBabe said...

I went to see Scott Westerfeld at the Melbourne Writer's Festival and he gave me a print of a piece of art from "Leviathan"!!!!!!!!

September 19, 2009 2:35 AM  
Blogger Dannie said...

my boyfriend said he loved me :)

September 19, 2009 3:18 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

I had a baby girl two weeks ago and she has brought me joy every day!

Megan
mearley@twinlakes.k12.in.us

September 19, 2009 6:48 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Epperson said...

I just had my first child! A baby boy on September 1st!

September 19, 2009 9:12 PM  

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