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July 29th, 2009 (07:58 pm)
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Raise your hand if you can't believe it's already the end of July!  The end of July = end of summer, practically.  I've had a busy July so far-- I just got back from Virginia and North Carolina-- I went to a couple of weddings, did a couple of book signings.  It's good to be back in NYC, but I do miss home.  When I am in Richmond, I ride around with my sister and go to Target and the mall, and I walk my dog Jack, and I eat fried chicken and yellow cake.  I can't do any of those things here in NYC.  I could eat yellow cake, but it's not the same.  Here in NYC, I order Vietnamese sandwiches from Nicky's and bubble tea.  I eat sushi twice a day.  I meet friends for writing dates.  

Speaking of writing-- I took a mini-break while I was at home, but now I am back to work on my revision for Pretty 2.  But I do have good news to share.  I finally, finally have a title!  It's been soooo hard coming up with a good title for this sequel.  But at last, I have one that I actually like!  It will be called, IT'S NOT SUMMER WITHOUT YOU.  I hope you like it too!  

xoxo

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Posted by: Courtney Sheinmel (courtneywrites)
Posted at: July 30th, 2009 02:47 am (UTC)

Love it! Congrats on a great title!

Posted by: jenny han (jennyhan)
Posted at: August 6th, 2009 07:45 pm (UTC)

love your cover so much!

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Posted by: jenny han (jennyhan)
Posted at: August 6th, 2009 07:46 pm (UTC)

the good life... sigh.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: August 19th, 2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
The summer I turned perfect

The best book!!! I dont have words to describe how crazy i am
about this book. I read it in one day the cover seemed to pop
so I got it stayed up till 4 reading YOUR book then I dreamed
about it. I DO NOT like reading but when I read this book it
made me like reading PLEASE make more books so the World can
read these books. I like it because its young adult. Jenny Han
you are my inspiration. Make the world proud.

Posted by: jenny han (jennyhan)
Posted at: August 19th, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)
Re: The summer I turned perfect

You are just the sweetest! Thank you for saying such inspiring things. I hope you'll keep reading and that you like the sequel just as much!

Posted by: When am I not myself? (dac)
Posted at: July 30th, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC)

What about Shug? I haven't started reading TSITP yet (I'm just finishing up Sookie 1)

What's a writing date?

Posted by: jenny han (jennyhan)
Posted at: August 6th, 2009 07:46 pm (UTC)

No sequel for Shug-- and a writing date is when you meet up with a fellow writer and sit at a cafe and write. and write and write and write.

Posted by: When am I not myself? (dac)
Posted at: August 7th, 2009 02:16 am (UTC)

well, I just finished TSITP and it was great!

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Posted by: jenny han (jennyhan)
Posted at: August 6th, 2009 07:47 pm (UTC)

Hm, I don't want to give too much away... but I can say that the title can be interpreted in a number of ways. :)

Posted by: everydayreading.blogspot.com (ext_97949)
Posted at: August 2nd, 2009 04:56 am (UTC)

I love the title, and I can't WAIT for the book to come out! I just finished reading TSITP tonight and it's seeming like next spring is a very long way off.

Posted by: jenny han (jennyhan)
Posted at: August 6th, 2009 07:47 pm (UTC)

Aw! Thanks so so much!

Posted by: Hey Steff (heysteff)
Posted at: August 3rd, 2009 08:58 am (UTC)

Hey Jenny!
I absolutely love the Pretty Series. I can really relate to the story and it really is well written. I love the way it was told. Anyways my point is I really like the title. I love the way you incorporated the summer instead of the pretty because to me I thought the whole point of the story was way more than just being pretty, it was mostly about changing. I just love your whole summer theme. Oh and the actual hardcover book was really cute too. I just really liked it. Haha now i'm just going on and on. Well I just wanted to say the second pretty title is wonderful!
Oh and BTW
I really cant believe it's the end of July. :( For me it's as though summer is not summer. Do you get me? Hope you do! (laughin out loud) have an awesome rest of the summer.

Posted by: jenny han (jennyhan)
Posted at: August 6th, 2009 07:48 pm (UTC)

Thanks so much! You are adorable!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: August 3rd, 2009 05:25 pm (UTC)

that is a HOT HOT title. can't wait!

Posted by: jenny han (jennyhan)
Posted at: August 6th, 2009 07:48 pm (UTC)

thank you!

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Posted by: jenny han (jennyhan)
Posted at: August 6th, 2009 07:48 pm (UTC)

haha, I am very anxious about it too!

Posted by: ntmetamorphmagi (ntmetamorphmagi)
Posted at: August 5th, 2009 10:43 pm (UTC)

I REALLY REALLY REALLY like your title. Like a LOT!

And I love Belly and Conrad! <3!

The title is soo good! XD It makes the book sound so interesting XD I love it! I can't wait!!

Posted by: jenny han (jennyhan)
Posted at: August 6th, 2009 07:49 pm (UTC)

I love Belly and Conrad too!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: August 6th, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC)

LOVE IT!!!
-Katie

Posted by: jenny han (jennyhan)
Posted at: August 6th, 2009 07:49 pm (UTC)

thanks, Katie!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: August 11th, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)

Ahhh, so excited to find you have a blog. I just can't stop talking about TSITP. I read it in one sitting, and I was so sad when it ended that there wasn't more to read. I immediately reserved a copy of Shug, and again, read that in one day. I'm SO excited to hear that there's a sequel to TSITP, and I LOVE the title! I just gushed about your book on my blog: www.joyabad.blogspot.com. I'm a big fan.

Posted by: jenny han (jennyhan)
Posted at: August 12th, 2009 03:49 am (UTC)

AWW! That is so so nice. Thank you for saying such nice things about TSITP!!!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: August 18th, 2009 10:08 pm (UTC)
you don't know me, but i know u

today is the first time i read a book by u. but wat exactly is TSITP?

your best fan
mystery

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: August 18th, 2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
you r awesome

your books are the best!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: August 18th, 2009 10:03 pm (UTC)
Do you have a sequel?

do you have the sequel to Shug? I just read it today. It's really good. If you don't have one, I think it's a great idea to make one.

Your Best Fan

Posted by: jenny han (jennyhan)
Posted at: August 19th, 2009 03:18 am (UTC)
Re: Do you have a sequel?

Hi there! TSITP is short for The Summer I Turned Pretty, my newest book. Unfortunately, no plans to make a sequel for Shug-- but there will be one for TSITP!

Thanks for writing!
xoxo

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: August 22nd, 2009 11:15 pm (UTC)
no subject really

please write more! you haven't written in a month :(
-continuous reader, Katie

Posted by: jenny han (jennyhan)
Posted at: August 23rd, 2009 12:12 am (UTC)
Re: no subject really

I'm sorry Katie!! I promise to write more. I've just been super busy trying to get the sequel done in time. But I will be better!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: August 29th, 2009 02:38 pm (UTC)
boy names

for a boy name that ends in a

Joshua

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: September 19th, 2009 10:05 pm (UTC)
Old Times

Wow, is pretty much all I really have in mind right now. My name is Olivia and I have recently discovered my love of reading. This HUGE store full of random things in my town was having a book sale, so of course, I asked my mother to take me. As I scanned through the countless books and their covers, I came upon "TSITP". It was the only copy. As soon as I laid my eyes on it, I knew I had to have it(yes, i know i judged a book by its cover... oops!!!) Somehow, the cover reminded me of my life. I live in Alabama on a farm in the middle of nowhere as most people say, and I've grown up around my cousin (practical brother, lives across the pasture from my 'Nana') and his two best friends, that coincidentally live next door to my grandmother also. I used to spend every day of every summer riding four wheelers, swimming in the pond or pool, and drinking lemonade with these 3 boys. Now, as my cousin and the older of his two best friends are out of high school(my cousin's a senior, so you catch my drift), its just me and the boy that's my age left. The 3 boys used to treat me exactly like Belly, and reading "Pretty" brought back numerous memories of those summers. I wish everything could be how it used to be, but as we're getting older, its getting more awkward between us friends. Saying all that, I am so excited for "INSWY" and I will be counting up the days till the release. I hope it is just as good as the first book and fully relishes those childhood summers that we all know and love. Great job with all your success and GOD BLESS :) Your book has truly been an inspiration! All my prayers,

-Olivia (p.s. i even wrote a soundtrack to the book! i love yours more though! i have a career in the film acting business, and i love producing and starring in my own youtube videos. im planning on making a "teaser trailer" for how i would imagine TSITP as a movie! Belly is now a dream role of mine! thanks for the inspirations Jenny!)

Posted by: jenny han (jennyhan)
Posted at: October 17th, 2009 03:44 am (UTC)
Re: Old Times

Dear Olivia,

I'm sorry to respond to this so late! I've been on lockdown with my books. I'm so glad you liked TSITP and even gladder that you could relate to it. I would love to see your teaser trailer!! I'm so honored!

xoxo

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: October 25th, 2009 04:43 am (UTC)
Re: Old Times

jenny you are awesome!!! im following you on twittahhhh!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: September 21st, 2009 07:48 pm (UTC)

i just wanted to say that the summer i turned pretty was the best book i have ever read, and i have read a lot of books. also i cant wait for it's not summer without you! i hope there are even more after that!

Posted by: jenny han (jennyhan)
Posted at: October 17th, 2009 03:44 am (UTC)

thank you so much!!! the sequel will be out next spring!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: September 23rd, 2009 02:43 am (UTC)
: )

i know that this has nothing to do with anything, but your website is awesome!!! i luv luv luv your book Shug!!!! ican relate so well! i even look like shug! so if your ever thinking of making a movie...

shug luver

Posted by: jenny han (jennyhan)
Posted at: October 17th, 2009 03:45 am (UTC)
Re: : )

no movie in the works for Shug yet, but i'll keep you guys updated! and thank you so much for the compliments!

Posted by: Hey Steff (heysteff)
Posted at: October 15th, 2009 02:54 am (UTC)
Here's how I imagined Belly

Ms. Han where are you? I hope you're writing like crazy because I truly enjoy your books. I really can't wait for It's not summer without you, so i keep reading TSITP and came out drawing Belly when she meets Cam. I hope you like it. Thanks!

Posted by: jenny han (jennyhan)
Posted at: October 17th, 2009 03:45 am (UTC)
Re: Here's how I imagined Belly

This is ADORABLE! Thank you so much for sharing this with me. And yes, I have totally been writing like crazy! But I'm back and I promise to be better!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: January 9th, 2010 05:31 am (UTC)
Shug I looove!!!!!!!!!

Jenny, I cannot even BEGIN to tell you how much I love love love love love love the book Shug. I could relate, and boy is it a page turner!!! Not in a rude way, but you JUST HAVE TO MAKE A SEQUEL TO IT!!! I simply must know what happens between her and Jack; better yet her and Mark! I hope to be an author and you just inspire me so much! ;)

A BIG fan,
Lyric Shai

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: May 10th, 2010 08:45 pm (UTC)

I am a huge fan of your books!! :) i love the book the summer i turned pretty and its not summer with out you, i really wish you would make a new series, because its the best book i have read in like 4ever. At first i didnt like the book "the summer i turned pretty" but as soon as i get into a boook i cant stop reading. So jenny han, YOUR THE BEST AUTHOR and i hope you keep it up.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: June 18th, 2010 07:20 pm (UTC)
Amazing books

I love your books i finished shug in only a few hours and the summer i turned pretty in 2 days. I hope you make a sequel to shug I really want to know what happens with Mark!!!! Thanks for making amazing books! :)

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