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April 10th, 2009 (06:53 pm)

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Hola!  I am running a contest for a signed Summer I Turned Pretty advanced reader's copy.  The book doesn't come out until May 5th, but this lucky winner will get a sneak peak ARC!  Ooh la la!  The lucky winner will also receive a mix tape USB, courtesy of moi, chock full of the music that inspired the book.  A book soundtrack if you will.  It looks a lot like this:
So here is the contest.  It is twofold.  

1.  In the comments section or via email, tell me your favorite thing(s) about summer-- by way of HAIKU!  For those who don't know, a haiku is a poem made up of three lines, of five, seven, and five syllables.  

2.  Spread the word about the contest on your own blog or tell a friend or something, and tell me all about your efforts when you submit your entry.  

for example: 


 bathing suit tan lines
 i do not mind them at all
 in fact i like them

I mentioned this contest on my blog ___!  (insert blog name here)

See how easy that was?  And it took all of two minutes.  You can do it too!  

You have until April 20th.  You can email me your summer haiku at jenny at jennyhanwrites dot com.  Or, leave it here in the comments.  I will publish the lucky winner's poem on this blog, or I won't, if maybe you are shy and don't want me to.  

Good luck, dear readers!  



Posted by: Lizie (lizie_muffy)
Posted at: April 11th, 2009 02:40 am (UTC)

bare feet and flip flops
laying in the grass at night
that is what i like

Posted by: lelah (lelah)
Posted at: April 11th, 2009 03:06 am (UTC)

warm sun on my face
inch my big toe in water
don't push me, you jerk!

Posted by: jenny han (jennyhan)
Posted at: April 11th, 2009 03:41 am (UTC)

don't forget part 2!
ps. nice haikus!

Posted by: lelah (lelah)
Posted at: April 11th, 2009 03:51 am (UTC)

Done and done!

Posted by: allegore.wordpress.com (ext_179004)
Posted at: April 12th, 2009 02:58 am (UTC)

What a great contest!

Here is my haiku...

Hazy blazing sun
A drip runs fast down my spine
and my iced tea glass

and I'm off to blurb your contest at www.allegore.wordpress.com


Posted by: lelah (lelah)
Posted at: April 11th, 2009 04:02 am (UTC)

Oh, duh, I posted a public entry about the promo on my LJ. And I am so telling my sister, she and I are way into YA.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: April 11th, 2009 11:36 am (UTC)
Here from Longstockings

My name is Alex and I am here from Longstockings. My blog is http://brainyandbeautiful.blogspot.com
My haiku:
Sun on bare shoulders
Bare feet in lush green grass
How I love summer

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: April 11th, 2009 11:38 am (UTC)
Re: Here from Longstockings

Alex from brainy and beautiful again. Oops! Second line only had 6 syllables. I fixed it

Sun on bare shoulders
Lush green grass tickles bare feet
How I love summer

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: April 11th, 2009 11:52 am (UTC)
Here from Longstockings

Alex of Brainy and Beautiful, again.
I mentioned the contest on my blog:

Posted by: modealapie.blogspot.com (ext_180583)
Posted at: April 11th, 2009 02:15 pm (UTC)

long bike rides with friends
bugs a-glow in clear glass jars
slurping otter pops

Great contest! I mentioned it on my blog, here: http://modealapie.blogspot.com/2009/04/summer-i-turned-pretty-contest.html

modealapie at gmail dotcom

Posted by: biblauragraphy.wordpress.com (ext_121626)
Posted at: April 11th, 2009 03:05 pm (UTC)

After a hot day
I reach into the freezer.
Cold popsicle - Yum.

I just told a couple of the teens here at my library. They love your title!

Posted by: serenehours.blogspot.com (ext_166090)
Posted at: April 11th, 2009 03:54 pm (UTC)

Please enter me. I'd love to read this book ^^

The time to get lazy
And have fun nicking my niece's icepops
That is what summer's about.

I linked this contest on my sidebar here: http://serenehours.blogspot.com

Posted by: serenehours.blogspot.com (ext_166090)
Posted at: April 11th, 2009 04:00 pm (UTC)

I just realized that my haiku didn't follow the rules : (

I fixed it, here:

Time to get lazy
And sneaking my niece's icepops
That's what it's about.


Posted by: rimasbookjournal.wordpress.com (ext_180594)
Posted at: April 11th, 2009 04:01 pm (UTC)

time out in warm sun
laying around with a book
doing what i love

yeah! it's slightly cheesy.
but i am not that great at writing poetry.(:

I posted about the contest.
Here's the link:



Posted by: We must be soulmates (tvwizard)
Posted at: April 11th, 2009 05:12 pm (UTC)

Friends and laughter come
I wish it was warmer, though
I live in Oregon

I just texted my friend Liz (W

Posted by: We must be soulmates (tvwizard)
Posted at: April 11th, 2009 05:15 pm (UTC)

Whoops! I pressed eneter on accident!

What I meant to say was:

I just texted my friend Liz (who is just as excited as me to see this book come out) that you were giving away a copy on your livejournal. She is uber excited!


Posted by: jenny han (jennyhan)
Posted at: April 11th, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC)

jenna, i love SKINS! and the last line of your haiku made me lol.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: April 11th, 2009 07:51 pm (UTC)

burnt skin bubbles dry
peal off in long see through sheets
like glue hands of yore



Posted by: lucidconspiracy.blogspot.com (ext_156327)
Posted at: April 12th, 2009 12:53 am (UTC)

Part 1:
The timeless feeling
is so surreal and abstract
like we don't exist.

Part 2:
I mentioned this on my blog, Lucid Conspiracy, on the sidebar :) Under the contests heading. lucidconspiracy[dot]blogspot[dot]com

Posted by: xxthedarkness (xxthedarkness)
Posted at: April 12th, 2009 01:37 am (UTC)

Part One:
sleeping in later
not having to go to school
this is what i like

Part Two:
Posted about it in the sidebar at my blog!

Posted by: area17.blogspot.com (ext_180684)
Posted at: April 12th, 2009 09:28 am (UTC)
summer haiku

visiting again
the glue remains of a heart
now three summers old

Good luck on your competition, excellent urban haiku, very Machi Tawara.


Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: April 12th, 2009 05:40 pm (UTC)
Haiku for you

Open book in hand
The warm sun on my sholders
Loving Jenny’s book

Sand between my toes
Sun setting over the lake
Waves rolling to shore

sorry I didn't know which one to enter!

Part two: I told my two friends that forward email nonstop so the word would likely get around.

Hannah G. from Chicago

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: April 13th, 2009 03:37 am (UTC)
In Which I Enter the Contest

The sand, lava hot.
Sandals, why did I leave you
Back on my beach towel?

and the link...


Posted by: sameyers (sameyers)
Posted at: April 13th, 2009 12:58 pm (UTC)

As the warm sun shines
Eyes close and muscles weaken
Melting energy

I mentioned this contest on my blog Susan's Thoughts and Ramblings.

Posted by: desirousofeverything.blogspot.com (desirousofeverything.blogspot.com)
Posted at: April 13th, 2009 04:00 pm (UTC)

Boots, I banish you
To the back of my closet!
Hello, flip flop love.

More haikus and talk about this contest at my blog http://desirousofeverything.blogspot.com/

Posted by: silvia (silviapi)
Posted at: April 14th, 2009 01:23 pm (UTC)

Let's see if this is correct:

Running trough the camps,
Dancing with the breeze and sun
and the birds’ nice chants

I posted about this in my sidebar --> www.silviapisyabooks.blogspot.com


Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: April 15th, 2009 11:08 pm (UTC)

This is a fun contest!

The romance novel
Perfect for summer sunshine
Lazy days to read.

I will post your link on my blog



Posted by: Lisa Schroeder, Author for Kids and Teens (lisa_schroeder)
Posted at: April 16th, 2009 01:49 am (UTC)
book love

I blogged about it here:


And here is my haiku:

The farmers market -
Strawberries and blueberries,
Flavors of summer.

Posted by: heatherkb (heatherkb)
Posted at: April 16th, 2009 03:19 pm (UTC)

Fun Contest!
Here's my haiku

My toes can be free
In bright sandals and flip-flops
Pedicures are near!

I bloggged about it here: http://heatherkb.livejournal.com


Posted by: SunJ (sunjun)
Posted at: April 18th, 2009 06:15 am (UTC)
Summer Back Home

Sticky humid nights,
cool Carolina breezes
washed down with sweet tea

Does Facebook count...?

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: April 18th, 2009 04:24 pm (UTC)
Good Bye in June

Good Bye in June

Watching the sunrise
on the sea's east horizon
before I fly home.

-Janet Tang
St. Louis, MO

This haiku is about my last day in Miami, Florida after living there for 2 years. Thanks!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: April 19th, 2009 08:38 pm (UTC)

1. cherry popsicles
and reading in the sunshine
till i fall asleep

2. blogged about it at perpetualives.blogspot.com.

crossing my fingers for luck! yippee!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: April 20th, 2009 08:22 pm (UTC)
Contest Entry!

Hello! My name is Grace,and this is my summer haiku entry:

a song on my lips
adventure in my pocket
my feet for dancing

email: graceaparker@bellsouth.net

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: April 21st, 2009 03:23 am (UTC)
haiku entry

Hi, Jenny. I just read SHUG a couple of weeks ago and really liked it. Looking forward to your new book. Here's my haiku:

all day at the beach
at night hot, red skin slathered
in sweet, cool lotion.

I posted about the contest on my blog, www.okiebookwoman.blogspot.com.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: April 21st, 2009 03:49 am (UTC)
Your clock is off

Hey, your computer clock must be off somehow. I posted my haiku on April 20th, not the 21st, at about 10:15 central time. Please consider my haiku, too. I'd love to win!


Posted by: book-splot.blogspot.com (book-splot.blogspot.com)
Posted at: April 21st, 2009 04:55 pm (UTC)

Love puppy splashes,
Strawberries and popsicles
And books read poolside

And unlike that last person, mine is on the 21st :( I had a brain skip or something (or the rain brought my migraine back & made me dumb) but I totally wrote this yesterday and had every intention of submitting it then, so .. . D:

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: March 4th, 2011 11:56 pm (UTC)

Heres mine:

The sea's cool mist
My shirt clings to my white back
Here we go again

Do you like it?

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: April 2nd, 2011 08:54 pm (UTC)
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