Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Somethings

Okay, quick question: Would it be lame if I had another blog just to list all the blogs I read? Maybe? Well, too bad. It's done. Will be revealed soon.

Something uber-awesome:

I got an ARC of HUSH, HUSH by Becca Fitzpatrick. I don't check the mail regularly in the summer, so it could have been there for days. Didn't matter. I devoured (yes, devoured) it in one day. It's just that good. If you like YA--or just good writing--you'll wanna pick up this book when it comes out in October.

Cover: amazing

Story: fantastic

Writing: well-done

Overall: Uber-Awesome (with caps)


Something funny: Yesterday's post was called "The Pants". When the comments showed up in my email, they made me snarf out loud. For instance, they looked like this: Lazy Writer - New Comment on The Pants.

It was hilarious. Ahem. Maybe you had to be there.


Something not so funny: The last part of my root canal is tomorrow.


Something worth mentioning: If you live in Utah, or near Utah, or are planning to come to Utah, UVU is having a conference in September. I'm all signed up and I'm going to wear a schweet critique group T-shirt. You won't want to miss it. The conference or the T-shirt.


Something I did I wish I wouldn't have: Ate key lime fudge. 'Nuff said.


What little something have you contributed to the world?

35 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Now I'm intrigued. Several people told me Hush Hush sounds like another Twilight. All hype, no substance (I happened to like Twilight, so this isn't necessary my opinion). But something tells me, Elana, you never gushed over Twilight, so maybe I'll have to give the book a chance after all.

christine said...

Can't wait to read it :D. Have a blast at the conference. SO SORRY about you root canal - no fun!

B.J. Anderson said...

That book looks really awesome! And I feel for you on the root canal thing. Ugh. And thanks for the info on the conference! I am going to have to consider this one. Have an awesome day and thanks for the laughs!
P.S. It's ok to eat the fudge.

Angie said...

I signed up for the Book Academy yesterday. I'm glad you'll be there.

Lady Glamis said...

OoO a conference!!! If it doesn't cost a ton, I might be able to go.

A blog for blogs. Wow, you're nuts. Just like me. :D

ElanaJ said...

Stina, this book has substance. Stuff happens. Stuff you wonder about. There are a few Twilight-esque moments, but seriously. This book is MUCH better. MUCH. BETTER. And I liked Twilight, so no one throw Coke cans, 'kay? Okay.

B.J. I hope you can come to the conference. Lady G - it's $40, which I thought was very reasonable for an all day conference with people like Brandon Sanderson and James Dashner and a few other big names. I hope you can come. I feel my worlds colliding though. It's gonna be so fun to see people I know, and people I want to meet! So everyone come!

Angie, I'm glad you'll be there, although I'm sure I'll see you before then. :-)

Scott said...

Another blog? Is it because Bejeweled Blitz was down this morning?

What little something have I contributed to the world?

An little bit of snark here and there! It just comes naturally, I don't know why. I think it's genetic.

Short story - talking w/my Mom last night and she mentioned that she told some people she had things to do because she didn't want to play bridge. I told her if they asked, to just tell them that she was expecting a phone call from her favorite child (me) and couldn't miss it! We both cackled over that one. So, you see, a bit of snark every now and then is a good thing.


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WindyA said...

I'm trying to get my crazy work schedule sorted out to get to the conference too. Here's hoping!

My contribution? Uh... is it bad that I'm coming up blank? Oh, wait, on advice from my 4-yo we now have a designated recycle bin for her to be in charge of. "Because recycling makes the Earth healthy."

Lazy Writer said...

It's official. I have to get that book. I've seen it all over blogs lately. And who said blogs don't help sell books?

Casey McCormick said...

Apparently I'm looking out for myself. I went to go add Hush, Hush to my Goodreads to-read list and it's already there. *Scratches head*

Sounds awesome!

Sorry about the root canal. Can't wait to see your blog for blogs.

the one who lives her words said...

You must know that I am green with envy right now! I want that book so bad. Why won't October just get here already?!

Lisa and Laura said...

Didn't you love Hush, Hush!? How about that Patch? H-O-T!!!

ElanaJ said...

Yeah Patch is made of *swoon*

And Scott, Bejeweled Blitz being down really set me on edge. And I found out last night when I couldn't do my nightly ritual of wasting four hours before bed. LOL.

Tess said...

maybe you could pass along that arc in a blog contest?? err...just an idea....

and, key lime fudge? ew. key lime pie = yum! fudge = yum! but, some things just shouldn't be combined.

thanks for the laughs -- good luck w/ the root canal-eek!

beth said...

*jealous*

Everyone seems to be getting this ARC!

Robin of My Two Blessings said...

I also received "Hush hush" and looking forward to reading it. A blog listing blogs. Hmm!

What little something have I contributed to the world?

My little something just turned 10 today. That's my contribution. :)

Lizzy said...

I've been meaning to read "Hush Hush" for a couple months, but I keep delaying b/c I read the first two chapters and was somewhat put off by the main character's personality. But I'll go back and keep reading. Particularly b/c her agent just asked me for a partial last night.. And I trust your judgement!

Catherine J Gardner said...

Another book to add to my ever growing list. Congrats on getting a copy of the ARC.

Icy Roses said...

I've always wanted to go to a conference! But a) I don't know where to find them, b) I somehow live far away from all the ones I know about and c) I have school.

Darn. One day...

Also, ew to the root canal.

Danyelle said...

I can't wait to read it. Am seriously considering mailing myself to you. That conference sounds like a lot of fun! So be warned if you get a medium-sized box with air holes. O:)

Melanie Avila said...

Ha, I just laughed out loud at your comment about the comments. I do that too.

Then I reread your comment and laughed again.

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

Oooh, the cover of that book is seriously creepy, when I first saw the pic on your page I thought you were going to be reviewing a horror movie instead of a book. Luckily, I can take scary on the page better than I can onstage - so I will definitely have to look into that one!

Sorry about the root canal that sounds seriously horrible:(

Jaime Theler said...

I've contributed 3 kids to the world, does that count?

And I'm in severe want over Hush Hush (I want, I want, I want). How about a book trade?? I got one you want, you've got one I want...

Katie Ganshert said...

Thanks for you kind words in your comment on my post today, Elana! I appreciate it!

Key lime fudge, ay? Never had it I ate a Klondike bar at 11:30 in the morning. Never a good idea. I'm addicted to sugar, especially the chocolaty kind.

No fun about the root canal! You know I feel ya, girl.

L.T. Elliot said...

That ARC makes me as green-eyes as one is likely to get. Well--so does crying (my eyes turn neon green when I cry). I guess you'll have to guess which one made them that way today!

Hilabeans said...

Hmm... Well, I didn't scream at my boss this morning. Oh. And I didn't ram my car into a gaggle of painfully slow-moving pedestrians. So, I guess my contribution for today is restraint.

Love your blog.

HHS

PS - At least the fudge wasn't chocolate. Blah.

Ryan said...

I want to receive neat ARC stuff. How do I get in on that?

ElanaJ said...

Jamie, I would totally switch with you...as soon as I get it back. I loaned it out already! (But my friend is super speedy, I think. Right, Christine??) It's seriously good. I think you'll like it.

Ryan, I *think* I got it because I signed up for free stuff from Simon & Schuster a while back. Although I do know Becca... a little bit. Apparently we've met and used to live in the same complex, but my swiss cheese brain cannot place when or anything. Le sigh.

And after Jamie (and then Tess cuz she lives so close too) read it, I'll totally do a blog contest and send it around the continental US and/or Canada! How fun would that be?? Fun, I think.

Hilabeans, no screaming and no chocolate. Check. :)

Danyelle, you're welcome anytime. Say, around September 24???

Abby said...

Hush, Hush looks so good! Can't wait. And just a little jealous. ;)

Sorry about the root canal. :( That sucks!

Thanks for the info on the UVU conference. We may be taking a trip up that way in the next month or so. Maybe I can plan it around that. :D

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Oooh, I'm sold. I'm definitely buying the book when it comes out. :D

Solvang Sherrie said...

Sorry about the root canal. I have to get my wisdom teeth removed and I'm not looking forward to it. But y' know, the key lime fudge before the root canal was probably not such a bad idea.

And what have I contributed to the world? Besides my children, my writing and my wit and wisdom? Ha! Well, today, nothing. I'll have to work on that...

Tami said...

Love your blog and can never tell you enough.

Sorry for the root canal. I've had several. Oooh how I HATE them! GOOD LUCK

disorderly said...

Key lime fudge? Somehow, that's frightening.

Speaking of frightening: Good luck with the root canal. You'll do fine. :-)

Terresa said...

Key lime fudge, blech! No, double blech!

Hush, hush sounds divine. The cover art is sublime. (hey, that almost rhymes!)

The UVU writers conference is on my radar, just not sure if I can make it...hoping to (I'll be driving from out of state).

Lea McKee said...

Hey there.
I also got an ARC of Hush, Hush, and I must say it was amazing! I loved it! I also devoured it in one sitting :]

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