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ala and dc and arc

This is a post of acronyms.

About ALA. Wow. Wow. Wow wow wow. It was amazing. It was a former English teacher’s dream. Famous authors + awesome librarians=heaven. I was only in DC for 26 hours but a lot happened during those hours. (A lot has happened since I returned home, too. The Boys are passing around the throw-up-stomach-flu. My favorite! Stomach flu+potty-training=a special kind of hell.)

But back to ALA.

My first event was the Penguin dinner, where I got to meet authors like Laurie Halse Anderson, John Green, and David Levithan. It was wonderful and a bit scary because we all had to give a three minute speech about our books to the 100 people at the dinner. Whew. I am glad that is over. Can you imagine? “I’m going to talk about my book at the same dinner in which Laurie Halse Anderson and John Green and David Levithan are going to talk about their books?”

I got scared again just thinking about it.

But they were also very nice. See pictures below. Please try to ignore how scary-excited I am in the picture with John Green. I’m sorry. I get scary-excited when I meet people I admire (my husband and I both love John Green’s books and have a long-standing “discussion” about which one the other should love most). Also ignore the shine on my face. DC is humid, people. I do not miss that about living back East. I like the weather like I like my Sprite cocktail–dry and crispy.


I am always floored by how generous and kind YA authors are to one another. This was another weekend in which I thought about how amazing this is. Melissa Marr wrote a blurb for Matched and I FINALLY got to meet her and she was wonderful too (and super funny).

The morning after the Penguin dinner, we had YA Coffee Klatch, which was basically speed dating nine tables of librarians, and I wanted to be betrothed immediately to all of them. Then I had a book signing at the Penguin Booth and it was awesome. So fun to meet people and to see them walk away with copies of MATCHED. It was so fun that I left my cell phone there and didn’t realize it until I was trying to call home to tell my husband when he could pick me up at the airport. Awesome! I like to leave an expensive electronic device in every city I visit. It’s my calling card. Next up: my laptop.

My beautiful, fun cousin Andrea came to the book signing (she is the one holding MATCHED in the first picture). Her incredibly nice husband came too and it kind of made the whole ALA for me. To have someone I’ve known and loved for years take that time to come hang out and be there for me was so nice. We got to go to lunch afterwards and it was perfect.

And. I may have left my cell phone in the Penguin booth, but I also accidentally walked away with a copy of MATCHED that Penguin had given me to use during the Coffee Klatch event. (Not only am I flaky, but I am also prone to thievery.) So. Another giveaway, perhaps?

Let’s do it. Just leave a comment. And if you are a follower you get double entries. This will be open until midnight MST next Tuesday, July 6th. I’m going to limit it to the USA…sorry about that. And if you have already won/obtained an ARC or don’t claim it by July 10th I will select a new number. πŸ™‚




+ comments (120)
  • Lena
    June 29, 2010

    YAY, how fun!

    I WANT MATCHED SO BAD, IT HURTS! Crap, I hate being first, lol. I guess someone has to be.

    I’m a follower πŸ™‚

    *crosses fingers*

    addicted2novels(at)gmail(dot)com



  • NatalieWhipple
    June 29, 2010

    What an amazing trip! Thanks for sharing:) Sign me up for the contestβ€”I’m still dying to read Matched.



  • nkrell
    June 29, 2010

    Too bad about the cell phone. Did you ever get it back?

    A friend of mine just dropped her iPhone in the pool at a swim meet. Apparently, if you leave it off, take out the sim card and put it in a bag of rice for three days, it’s as good as new. Who knew?

    I would LOVE to get a copy of Matched. I am already a follower on the blog AND on Twitter.



  • Amy Jo Lavin
    June 29, 2010

    Sounds like a great trip! I’d love a copy of MATCHED. (And I’m already a follower.) πŸ™‚



  • FrankieDianeMallis
    June 29, 2010

    Sounds like so much fun and ooooh! I so want to read MATCHED! Already following! πŸ™‚



  • Connie
    June 29, 2010

    Sounds like you had a fabulous time. I’m trying hard not to be jealous. πŸ™‚ And I’d love a copy of Matched. (I’m a follower.)



  • melissa@1lbr
    June 29, 2010

    Oh, how I long to go to ALA. I am really hoping to make it to the midwinter meeting. Sounds like you had a great time! And, of course, I’m hoping to win myself the ARC! (I’m a follower.)



  • Cara
    June 29, 2010

    Glad you had a good time! I would’ve been even worse if I’d met John Green, hyperventilating would’ve ensued. You seem calm to me!

    Lol, anyway I’d love to win Matched and I’m a follower. (c:



  • Lindsay
    June 29, 2010

    You look darling and all famous with those authors. I’m so happy for you, Ally! And, I’d love an ARC–even if it’s just for Justin to read so he can see why I’m so excited for you and for November 30.



  • Jada
    June 29, 2010

    Awesome!
    I can’t wait for Matched hope I win!

    (I am a follower)



  • KatieDoll
    June 29, 2010

    Oh gosh, so jealous that you met John Green! I’d be absolutely terrified and star struck at the same time.

    Ohh, and enter me please! I am a follower who is DYING to read Matched. πŸ™‚



  • Allyson B.
    June 29, 2010

    The ALA looks like so much fun (minus the humidity part – I am with you there).

    I am glad you had fun.



  • Jenn(BooksAtMidnight)
    June 29, 2010

    Lol, darn, I missed that cell phone. Glad it’s safe now! And I’m not entering the contest because I got a signed copy from you at ALA. I was just kinda blissed-out and super-excited the whole day, exactly how you look with John Green. πŸ˜€



  • Travis
    June 29, 2010

    Yay! I hope I win! I’m a follower as well.



  • Mollie
    June 29, 2010

    I’ve been a professional librarian for about 3 years now and have yet to make it to ALA. Someday, someday.



  • SuperReaderGirl
    June 29, 2010

    SO looking forward to MATCHED!! And I am a follower too. πŸ™‚ I think you’ll have a lot of entries. EVERYONE wants to read this book!!



  • ElizabethRyann
    June 29, 2010

    First off, congrats! It certainly looks like ALA was awesome.

    Secondly, I have basically been entering any contest I can find in order to win Matched, and I’m going to cross my fingers that this 17th time is finally the charm. The fact that it’s a copy you stole only adds that elusive mystique of famous jewel heists to the whole endeavor. But seriously, November is just way too long to wait! I have generously decided to cross the bridge of my impatience for the next book at a later date, though, no worries. Reading Matched early still seems like a swell idea. :^)

    I am a follower on Twitter, and now on your blog, and my email address is elizabethryann (at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks!



  • MissHavoc
    June 29, 2010

    yea! thank you!

    i am a follower

    misshavoc(at)hotmail(dot)com



  • Melissa Lane
    June 29, 2010

    I’m glad you had fun at ALA. I’d love to go one day:)

    Please sign me up for the contest. I can’t wait to read Matched!



  • Melissa Lane
    June 29, 2010

    Oh no, I forgot to mention that I’m already a follower!



  • Bookaholic(Jessica)
    June 29, 2010

    Sounds like such a great time πŸ™‚

    I’ve wanted Matched for sooo long! I’d love to enter to win.

    I’m a follower!
    totalbookaholic[at]hotmail[dot]com



  • celi.a
    June 29, 2010

    So glad you had fun at ALA! I was there, and I tried to get in your signing line, but at that point they were cutting it off. You were by far the most popular author I wanted to see…*le sigh*

    I’d love to get an ARC of Matched, though. I am a follower. Thanks!

    celialarsen(at)gmail(dot)com



  • ALA looks like fun! I hope you find your cell phone.

    I’d also love to enter to win an ARC of Matched.

    TheFictionEnthusiast@live.com



  • Susan Auten
    June 29, 2010

    I’m in! I live in Virginia and completely understand about the humidity. I’m covered in that shine all summer long.



  • Julie
    June 29, 2010

    I’m so jealous! I’ll get to a book event eventually!

    And the entire east coast is humid. I’m in New York and we’ve been dying lately.

    And I’m a follower!



  • CollegiateBookworm
    June 29, 2010

    Sorry about the cell phone!!

    ALA sounds so exciting! I’m thinking of becoming a librarian, so maybe I’ll be there in a few years.

    So happy you enjoyed the penguin dinner! The book community as a whole is so awesome!

    I’m a follower!



  • Samantha
    June 29, 2010

    1. This is my comment to try to procure a copy of your book!

    2. I’m totally a follower!

    3. I love how you comment back to so many of your blog followers. I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels the love. It’s awesome.

    4. Totally sent out another 7 queries. Got the first response today–a REQUEST! I am sooooo over those other agents. Unless they decide they want me. πŸ™‚



  • Enna Isilee
    June 29, 2010

    ooh!!! Oooh!! Me! Me!

    Is Laurie Halse a good speaker? I’m going to hear her in mid-July and I’m really excited!

    Oh, and I’m a follower. πŸ™‚



  • Lyanet
    June 29, 2010

    Great Giveaway!!!!



  • brandileigh2003
    June 29, 2010

    I would love a copy!
    brandileigh2003@yahoo.com
    I am a follower.



  • DaniSamson
    June 29, 2010

    I am dying to read Matched! It looks phenomenal! πŸ™‚

    I’m also a follower via blog & Twitter:) (@Danidlion)



  • Sara B. Larson
    June 29, 2010

    I’m glad you had so much fun! (Although that’s a bummer about your phone.) You look so cute!

    Well here goes… I hope I can win this time (ha ha). I’m already a follower of course.

    Good luck with poo-pee-puke hell. πŸ™



  • RemildaGraystone
    June 29, 2010

    You and your cousin look a lot alike. I wish I could’ve been there.

    I’m an old follower.

    Good luck to the other entrants!



  • Sara
    June 29, 2010

    Glad you had fun! A lot of people from my work got to go to ALA (we do work for libraries), but not me. I’m in accounting and apparently they don’t needs us there! πŸ˜‰

    I’m also a follower. πŸ™‚



  • Susan
    June 29, 2010

    Sounds like a blast!

    -Susan



  • SusanStehle
    June 29, 2010

    Ally–

    I think I would have been starstruck, too. I was in my pic with Laurie Halse Anderson a couple years back. Hey, I rather look goofy with an author than goofy with a dumb ol’ movie star. ;o)

    -Susan Stehle



  • Brooke
    June 29, 2010

    Ally,

    You look so beautiful in these pictures! I’m glad it was a wonderful few hours in DC. And I would love to win the ARC! I can’t wait to read it.

    Brooke



  • Red Boot Pearl
    June 29, 2010

    Sounds fun! Except for the potty training stomach flu…



  • Amy C
    June 29, 2010

    Here’s to hoping! I’ve heard great things about MATCHED and I want to see for myself πŸ˜€

    -Amy



  • BrittanyLandgrebe
    June 29, 2010

    Wowza! Can’t wait to read MATCHED. I loved meeting John Green too, he’s such a great guy and an awe-inspring author.

    (I iz a follower – I almost typed flower, I dunno. LOL)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    ^_^



  • Jake
    June 29, 2010

    woohoo double entries



  • Meredith
    June 29, 2010

    I would love to win Matched (:



  • Kim Miller
    June 29, 2010

    I want one!



  • BeckyWren
    June 29, 2010

    sign me up!



  • GrahamChops
    June 29, 2010

    Sign me up for that! I’ll totally put a plug for your book on my blog.



  • Jenny
    June 29, 2010

    I’ve heard such good things about this book, can’t wait to read! I’m a new follower:)



  • Rachel Elizabeth
    June 29, 2010

    This book looks really good πŸ™‚

    I’m a follower.

    Rachel Elizabeth



  • Cherylynne
    June 29, 2010

    I’m a follower now! I want it so badly! I’m so excited for you!

    Cherylynne



  • Catie S
    June 29, 2010

    Awesome! I’m a little bit jealous you got to meet Melissa Marr. I love her books & she seems so friendly on twitter & the Wicked Lovely Forum.

    I’ll cross my fingers & hope I win!

    I am a follower!



  • MIchelle M
    June 29, 2010

    Oohh! Very pretty, shiny cover! I’d love to read this one. And I’m very jealous about your ALA adventures. The former librarian in me is just getting all giddy hearing about your adventures πŸ˜‰ Thanks!



  • MarinaEng
    June 29, 2010

    MATCHED!

    I am a a follower =D



  • Angela
    June 29, 2010

    Ohmygosh YES I WANT AN ARC OF MATCHED!

    PS I am a follower



  • Sandy Shin
    June 29, 2010

    I’m glad you had a fun time at ALA — and got to meet John Green! I’m envious. :]



  • Heather Moore
    June 29, 2010

    Maybe you should check Ebay for your cell phone πŸ™‚

    Yes, I follow your blog. If you put me in the drawing and I happen to win an ARC, I won’t have to bribe someone who shall remain nameless. And I’ll put a review in my next newsletter that goes to 700 readers.

    I met Melissa Marr a couple of years ago. She’s great.

    Oh yeah, and in my current WIP, I’m using the name Elena for a main character. Just in case . . .



  • Emily M.
    June 29, 2010

    Sign me up too! I would love to win this one.



  • HollyThatcher
    June 29, 2010

    I’m a follower too. Oh, I want this so much!



  • Shar
    June 29, 2010

    the chances are slim, and luck isn’t usually on my side, but i have to at least try. sending some good vibes to the random number picker. πŸ™‚



  • M.J. Horton
    June 29, 2010

    Yay! Another chance!

    Thanks for the contest! Oh and I’m a follower on here and Twit. πŸ˜€



  • AlannahP.Javier
    June 29, 2010

    Awesooome! So nice to hear about your ALA experience :)! And you look great in that picture with John :P!!!!! Sign me up for the extra ARC! I’m a follower :D!



  • HeatherSmith
    June 30, 2010

    My favorite line from this post was, “Stomach flu+potty-training=a special kind of hell.” Made me laugh hard.

    Second favorite, “Not only am I flaky, but I am also prone to thievery.”

    Maybe that is why you are where you are?

    Looks like a fantastic time.



  • Gabrielle
    June 30, 2010

    It looks like you had a fantastic time! Oh and meeting John Green, David Leviathan, and Laurie Halse Anderson is such a great opportunity! I’m quite curious, did you get your phone back?

    I am a follower, might as well join this contest. Matched sounds very awesome, and the idea on how you got it is a very nice story ( watched BEA video, yep )



  • BaileyH.
    June 30, 2010

    I want to read Matched sooo bad! It sounds like it will be amazing! I am also a follower! =) Thanks for the contest!!!



  • LynseyNewton
    June 30, 2010

    ALA looked really good, am so jealous that I couldn’t go but I live in the UK. I’m a follower and i’d love to be entered to win because I don’t have a copy of your book πŸ™

    lynsey(AT)narrativelyspeaking(DOT)com



  • Libby
    June 30, 2010

    I feel a little bad trying to win your book (and taking away chances from other people)…but it would just be SO cool! So I am being selfish and leaving a comment. Your trip sounds amazing Al! Sorry about the stomach flu. What a terrible thing to come home too! πŸ™ I love that your calling card is leaving electronics behind.



  • E
    June 30, 2010

    Ooh, that sounded fun! Now I’m interested in going, myself…haha.
    I like the cover, too! πŸ˜€ Epic-looking.

    I’m not a follower, but I’m interested in winning an ARC of Matched.

    cerei(dot)chan(at)yahoo(dot)com.



  • SarahW
    June 30, 2010

    Want this book!! So badly. I am a follower too. Thank you for such an awesome post btw!

    riddikulus.sarah@gmail.com



  • Kalina Converse
    June 30, 2010

    Pick me, Pick me!



  • Liz
    July 1, 2010

    Hey Ally! I would love a copy of your next book. I was just telling some of my friends about you and “Matched” last night. They are excited to read it too.

    Oh, and I’m a follower.



  • Sylvia
    July 1, 2010

    ALA sounds amazing! I wish I could have gone!
    Thanks for this contest! I really really want to read Matched so I hope I win!:)

    I follow:D

    sylvia_uy4(at)yahoo(dot)com



  • shari
    July 1, 2010

    I would love to read it!!



  • Tasha
    July 1, 2010

    Sometimes, in my dreams, I’m living your life.

    SHHH – it’s a secret πŸ™‚

    I think Penguin needs to make a countdown to the release of Matched so I can put it on my blog and drive myself crazy with anticipation.

    Sometimes I’m masochistic like that.



  • Jana
    July 1, 2010

    This looks like such a good read! Enter me please!



  • I was so happy to meet you at your signing at ALA! I’m smiling looking at your pictures because I remember that shirt you were wearing πŸ˜€ I have a picture I took with you that I’d like to put up on my blog when I give away your book in a contest. Would that be alright? Is this the proper format to ask? Ha. I’m still working this stuff out. But seriously, I’ve already finished MATCHED and I’m delighted to say it was amazing. I was sucked in by that gorgeous cover, but even if it had been blank, the very first page was enough to have me riveted. I read it in non-stop in two days.

    Don’t enter me for your contest, though. I already have two copies, and I don’t want to be crazy greedy. I just wanted to say congratulations on the publication, and thanks for giving us MATCHED.



  • KarenYuan
    July 1, 2010

    Oh my goodness, YOU HAVE A BLOG!? My day is made πŸ˜€ So glad I was linked here, and definitely following!

    /prays to the contest deity



  • Kari
    July 1, 2010

    Matched has been on my wish list all summer–I would LOVE to win a copy!!

    I’m a follower, and I definitely don’t already have an ARC : )



  • I’m a follower and would LOVE to have a copy of your book. It was nice hearing you speak at the Utah Writer’s Conference, too, BTW!



  • AshlieAllison
    July 1, 2010

    Ally,

    You seriously rock! I am constantly amazed by you!! I can’t wait to get my hands on MATCHED!!!! SOOOO excited!!



  • SAO
    July 1, 2010

    Mentions of Matched keep popping up in my twitter feed. I’m pretty excited.



  • Jacob
    July 1, 2010

    I’ve always wanted to go to ALA. It sounds awesome!

    (I’m a follower)



  • JanvonHarz
    July 2, 2010

    ALA sounds awesome, love to go next year. I would also love to win a copy of ARC of Matched. I am now a follower



  • Theresa
    July 2, 2010

    Matched is on my Amazon wishlist. I’m a follower and I’m commenting. Good luck with the book launch.



  • Sarah
    July 2, 2010

    I would love to win a copy of Matched.

    Glad to hear you had a great time at ALA. I attended my first ALA last year in Chicago as a librarian and had a fabulous time. Also got to meet Laurie Halse Anderson and John Green… talk about some of the nicest people around.



  • ALA=I wanted to go. But I do get to go BEA in 2011! Hopefully I will see you there!



  • JessicaSkelly
    July 2, 2010

    I’m now a follower! πŸ™‚ I hope I win!

    chapterchicks@gmail.com



  • Melissa
    July 2, 2010

    Wow! I would love a copy. I saw you speak at BEA and the book sounded fascinating!



  • Lasha
    July 2, 2010

    Wow, sorry to hear you lost ur phone, thats narley. I think ur awesome and im totally sad i didnt get the chance to go to AlA, but you sound like you had a wonderful, fun time and a great time meeting many fun authors like john green!!! love him. thanks so much for the giveaway, i would love to win a copy of match. i would eat a whole jar of peanut butter and oreos and then do a back flip all to obtain a copy!!!! it would so make my week!!!

    Thanks,
    lasha



  • Lauren
    July 2, 2010

    Aw, that sucks about your cell phone. I hope you were able to get it back safe and sound. Also ALA sounds amazing! Anyhow, I would love to win a copy of Matched! I’m dying to read it. πŸ™‚ Oh, and I’m a follower of course.

    Lauren



  • Lea
    July 2, 2010

    Sounds like you had fun (except for leaving your cell phone by accident, hope you got it back!)

    Thanks for the contest!

    I’m a follower πŸ™‚



  • Alice
    July 2, 2010

    Oh my gosh. I’m literally in PAIN waiting for your book! Please enter me. I’m a follower, too. :)))))

    *crosses fingers, toes and eyes*

    alice.2.chan@hotmail.com



  • tore923
    July 2, 2010

    Please enter me in contest. Would love to read Matched. Thank you. Tore923@aol.com



  • MadeleineRex
    July 2, 2010

    I am a follower. πŸ˜€

    MATCHED looked wonderful to begin with, but after the incredible amount of “Oh my stinkin’ gosh this book is sorta kinda maybe definitely amazing” tweets (or at least tweets to that effect), I’m going crazy. πŸ˜€



  • Sarah
    July 2, 2010

    Your day sounded amazing! I only wish I could have met all those authors.
    Thanks for the contest! I’m a new follower. πŸ™‚

    Sarah L
    two_of_hearts_101 at yahoo dot com



  • Elie
    July 2, 2010

    Wow, I really want to read this.

    I am a follower!
    zenfoxflowerATyahooDOTcom



  • bclement412
    July 2, 2010

    i’m a follower! thanks for the contest πŸ˜€

    blackdiamond508 AT aol DOT com



  • Onge
    July 2, 2010

    I’m a follower.
    Matched looks like an awesome book. Can’t wait to read it!!



  • donnas
    July 2, 2010

    Sounds like fun.

    Thanks for the chance! Looking forward to reading it. I am a follower.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com



  • Julie
    July 3, 2010

    Oh, please, for the love of randomness, pick me.

    I follow, Ally, I really do.



  • McQuinn
    July 3, 2010

    I cannot wait to read Matched. I’ve heard so so many great things about it!

    Great giveaway!

    Email: mcquinn1010@gmail.com

    (Also, I’m a follower. :P)



  • McKenzie
    July 3, 2010

    Great giveaway! Thanks for hosting. :]



  • CassandraChu
    July 3, 2010

    Great giveaway! Thanks for hosting! I love dystopian novels, and I’ve been anticipating Match for a looong time! Plus the cover looks great!

    (I am a follower)

    cc932005[at]hotmail[dot]com



  • Karen_St_Louis
    July 3, 2010

    I went to college with David Levithan. He was a friend of friends. I’m trying to become a YA author too, and I always wonder if it would hurt me more than it would help me if he remembered who I was, because of certain things I did during those college years. (Sigh. If only I could re-do them…)

    I would love a copy of Matched.



  • Kathy
    July 4, 2010

    I was at ALA last week and was able to collect 40 or 50 fabulous ARCs for upcoming YA books. And I was lucky enough to get a copy of Matched. It was the first one I read. Trying to choose which one to start with was so tough, but that cover just kept calling to me. I started it at ALA and had just about finished it by the time by plane touched down in Boston the next day.

    I LOVED it, and obviously could barely put it down. I became a follower after reading it, and so don’t want to be greedy. I’m a YA Librarian (Cape Cod) and bring home the ARCs to start sharing with the local teens. I’ve already started talking it up to the kids here and after the holiday weekend when I’ll start passing it around to the kids one by one. It’s going to be huge!!

    Best



  • Kelee Hansen
    July 4, 2010

    Hi Ally,

    Congrats on your success.

    Kelee



  • SMSchmidt
    July 4, 2010

    Wow maybe someone’s will find the phone and tried to find you!

    Also I’m now a follower.



  • Savannah Parry Swanson
    July 4, 2010

    As I read through all of the comments, I realize that I don’t have a flying chance in you-know-where of winning the ARC, but hey, I will give it a shot. (I’m a follower too!)

    It is also very weird to see people address you as Ally. I don’t think I can ever know you as anything else but Mrs. Condie. πŸ™‚ I am so excited for you and all of the awesome things you have been doing lately! Congrats!

    Savannah



  • Melissa
    July 5, 2010

    Sounds like a fun time. I’d love to get the ARC, too. (I’m a follower, as well.)



  • Chandler Craig
    July 5, 2010

    I’ve been hearing great things about Matched! But I don’t blame you for going fangirl around those awesome authors. If I met Laurie Halse Anderson…I might die.



  • JenilynTolley
    July 5, 2010

    After hearing your first page at WIFYR, I want to read this even more!

    I’m a follower as well.



  • Wrighty
    July 5, 2010

    I can’t wait to read this! I just saw another 5 star review that was all praise. I’m really looking forward to it. Thanks so much for the giveaway! Congrats and best wishes!!

    +1 New follower

    5wrights1[at]verizon[dot]net



  • Mer
    July 5, 2010

    I’m a big fan of yours and a follower and am dying to read Matched! πŸ™‚



  • Stacey
    July 6, 2010

    Sigh out of over 100 applicants my chances are….slim! But I still would LOVE to get my hands on an ARC to review it!

    I’m so glad you had so much fun at ALA! I am like you, I get totally star struck around authors! I want to be one of you someday, and I know how much work you do and how incredibly smart and amazing you all are!



  • Tina Dudley
    July 6, 2010

    Sounds like a great book! Love the cover too. Thanks for the giveaway.



  • Gamila
    July 6, 2010

    I’d love to get my hands on this beautiful little book.

    Count me in for the drawing.



  • Hopey
    July 6, 2010

    I would absolutely love to have a copy of Matched! πŸ˜€



  • JanetJohnson
    July 6, 2010

    I would love a copy of Matched! So yeah, I’m in DC and WAY too humid.

    Very fun account of your adventure. I got nervous for you thinking about the 3 minute spiel.



  • typicalmemory-x
    July 6, 2010

    Following. πŸ™‚

    I would love an addition of Matched, well…Who wouldn’t?!
    Answer: A crazy person.



  • Diane
    July 6, 2010

    I was one of the librarians at that wonderful Penguin dinner. You were great, as were all the other authors who shared the meal with us and spoke. It was such a lovely night!

    I got a galley of Matched before the dinner. I have read it, and loved it! I can’t wait till it is officially is released and I can booktalk it to our teens–I am preparing a booktalk now! But…but…but…I am going to ask the question all the people above will start asking when they read it too. When is the next book due to come out? You do leave us hanging there at the end! I don’t think that is too much of a spoiler…



  • bookworm nicole
    July 6, 2010

    i would LOVE to win Matched!!! can’t wait to read it!!!



  • Connie Onnie
    July 6, 2010

    Yes please! I am a follower as well.



  • Emily
    July 7, 2010

    I would <3 Matched! I am so looking forward to reading it!

    I'm a follower! πŸ™‚

    Thanks!

    ebdye1(at)gmail




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