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June 12th, 2009 (09:39 am)

current mood: working

Happy rainy Friday!

1.  I am going to be doing signings in DC this weekend, on Saturday at 2pm at Aladdin's Lamp in Arlington and on Sunday at 2pm at Hooray for Books in Alexandria.  I hope to see you there!  

2.  I think I might need one of those shoe closets like Carrie Bradshaw has.  I've bought more shoes in the past week and a half than I have all year!  I have just never been a shoe girl.  This is because I am like Bambi in heels, can barely walk, and I am also not good with pain.  But I could not resist the shoes I bought.  I simply could not say no.  Nude 4.5 inch heels with a cross stitch along the bottom and down the heel, satin 5(!) inch platforms, and black sandals with a little heel and a little bow.  And beige gladiator flats that cut my big toe.  No more shoes for me.  

3.  I've rounded up all my edits from my editor and from my friends, and now I just have to dig in to this second draft.  Easier said than done!  I have a huge mountain of work ahead of me, and it's just so daunting.  I think I have written the beginning like, eight times.  For reals.  I like this most recent beginning, we'll see if it keeps.  Still no title.  Titles are HARD!  

4.  Last night, I dreamt that I met Prince Harry and Prince William.  They were in town, visiting as royals do.  I gave them a book of photography as a gift, and then I was really embarrassed because there was a section on Princess Diana's funeral.  Whoops!  Prince William didn't seem to mind though, he was very gracious, and I said, "Wow, you have really good manners.  It must be because you're a prince."  We really hit it off.  In the dream, he didn't have a receding hairline either.  

5.   I have to pack for my big DC trip, and as always, I am torn.  There is a gym, and I'd love to give it a whirl, but I just know that if I bring sneakers, I won't end up using them.  They'll just be one more thing in my fancy new travel bag.  (Another recent purchase.  I may not be a shoe girl, but I do like buying suitcases and weekend bags.)  My rule is, no more than two pairs of shoes--one nice, one casual.  I am actually a very light packer.  I can do a bookbag for a weekend.  When I go out for the day, I always check my bag to see if there is anything I can get rid of to make my load a little lighter--ie a lip gloss, a pen, etc.  

Have a great weekend, yall!


Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: June 24th, 2009 10:43 pm (UTC)

hi jenny. i sent you an email today. hope it was you and not some guy who checks it for you. if you did read it, its from Analisa. im guessing there arent many girls(i hope) that have that name so if you did get it, its from me!email me back!

Posted by: jenny han (jennyhan)
Posted at: July 7th, 2009 01:20 am (UTC)
Re: hello

If you havent heard back from me yet, I promise, it's coming! Just wayyyy behind on email.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: June 25th, 2009 04:11 am (UTC)
no subject really

hey jenny! i cant wait til the sequel!!! you should come to chicago!!! I would absolutey come to see you!!
katie =^D

Posted by: jenny han (jennyhan)
Posted at: July 7th, 2009 01:20 am (UTC)
Re: no subject really

If I ever make it to Chicago, I hope you'll come see me!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: June 25th, 2009 04:26 am (UTC)
oh yea...

Hi again...ok those shoes sound so cute! I hate shoes that hurt my feet too. Who needs shoes anyway?? That's a weird dream, I always have this continuous dream where I'm being chased by three people (always three) outside of my house and I fly away from them. You'll think of a great title! Ohh guess what? After I read The summer i turned pretty, I told my friends about it and their reading it too! yay! im so happy. im a HUGE reader, like i read a book a day (no joke! I have an awesome library that has the latest books!) What are some of your fav books??? And if someone is looking for something to read i have suggestions- anything by Sarah Dessen and these books called The Darkest Powers series. The first book is called The Summoning. Great book(s)! I dont know if you remember, Jenny, but i e-mailed you about a week ago. Thanks so much for replying!!! I appreciate it! :^D
ok I type too much.
Katie again

Posted by: jenny han (jennyhan)
Posted at: July 7th, 2009 01:21 am (UTC)
Re: oh yea...

thanks for telling your friends about Pretty! I love Sarah Dessen too! And are you talking about the LJ Smith books? Loooove those.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: June 25th, 2009 08:44 am (UTC)

hey, i don't want to ruin the book for anyone, so i'm going to be completely cryptic about my question about the end of TSITP. where are they going? as in, physically going, not "oh, what's next for them in this grand journey we call life" going. My email's danagrl52@yahoo.com, and I would love a response, although I recognize my chances are kind of slim. I'm reading shug now too, and I love it, but I do that thing where you go to book stores and read the books there instead of buy them because 1)the book stores have longer hours than libraries, 2)it's cheaper than buying the book, especially important because I'm broker than a flattened penny, 3)it's better for the environment, and 4)one of the librarians at my library is the daughter of satan, I swear. either that, or she really hates me because I had to answer my cell-phone inside the library one time.

the unfortunate side-effect of reading books at the store is that they don't let you take the book home with you when you need just a little more time to finish the book. which is to say, i like this book so much that it's driving me crazy not to be reading it RIGHT NOW. which is exactly how i felt about TSITP. so yeah. good job. i love your work. and I'm ashamed to say how old I am while reading a book that is usually found in the children's section, especially since I spend so much of my life trying to get people to take me seriously despite my (now not so) tender years. so, I lie and tell everyone I'm getting it for my cousin. But then I read it there, right in front of everyone, so they all know what's what. This is the sacrifice I make for your books. Feel loved.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: June 29th, 2009 09:37 pm (UTC)


I just read "Shug" at Barnes& Nobles( a lengthy two hours) and it's now my favorite book! The only part I sort of hate about it is that Mark turned out to be, well, sort of a half- ass conformist. Not entirely, but he's got some in him. Now, I hadn't heard of you since two hours ago, and only read a few of your previous blog posts, so here's my question: ARE YOU MAKING A SEQUEL TO SHUG? I really hope you are, after you finish off writing the sequel to TSITP ( I, at least, learned that from your posts), since I loved "Shug" so much... but I really like that Jack and Annemarie are sort of a thing, and I hope that he'll be in the (maybe? PLEASE)sequel, but he's going off to live with his dad. Hmmm... yeah, that's all I really have to say, but please write a sequel to "Shug"!

Thanks for reading my response!

Posted by: jenny han (jennyhan)
Posted at: July 7th, 2009 01:22 am (UTC)
Re: Shug

Sorry to say, no plans for a sequel to Shug! :( Really sorry, Emma!!

Posted by: peacebabe3033 (peacebabe3033)
Posted at: June 30th, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
The Summer I Turned Pretty

Now I have heard your making a sequel to Shug. Which is a book I haven't got around to read, but I will. I did read The Summer I Turned Pretty and I fell in love with that book, it is now one of my favorite top ten book that I have read. Everyone who knows me knows that i am a picky reader but I was not picky in this book! I read it in a day and LOVED the ending, but i still wanted to know more( In a good way ). I was going to ask, are you going to make a sequel for The Summer I Turned Pretty?

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: July 2nd, 2009 04:42 am (UTC)

Hello Jenny.
My name is Eleanor and I have just fallen victim of TSITP.
I started reading this book earlier today and didn't put it down until about an hour ago.
Let me rewind a bit.
Firstly, I have basically been stuck in my house because I was so fortunate to somehow rub poison ivy all over myself.
Secondly, since I basically have read everything in my house, and then some, I was able to convince my dearest mother to use her credit card and purchase a book for her miserable daughter. I really had to work at it because me mom is a little weird about doing that kind of thing online.
Thirdly, So I ordered the book and was expecting it in 2 to 3 business days. Unfortunately, I somehow missed the fine print that said it wouldn't be sent for 2 to 3 days. So I had to wait the entire weekend and then it didn't even get until today. You have no idea how happy I was to see the ups man.
Fourthly, I have this problem of not being able to put books down and enjoy it slowly. No. I always end up reading the entire book in a span of a couple hours. I can never read it in period so that I may savour it for a longer period of time.
Lastly(I Promise), I loved this book so incredibly much. I cracked up during it, cried a little, and really made a connection with the characters. I know when a book can make the reader feel that connection and experience the emotions a certain character is, then it is Gooooooooood.
P.S. ( I know I said ^that would be the last thing, but this will be!!) Don't you think a year is a little too long to make all of your fans wait for the second book? I'm just sayin', think about it.
Thank you.

-This message was brought to you by Eleanor Schmidt.-

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: July 6th, 2009 11:56 pm (UTC)


I LOVED TSITP! I can't wait to read the sequel but i am begging you to please publish it sooner please please please! :) I can't wait to find out where they go. I really look forward to reading Shug.

UR Loyal reader:)

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