Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tuesday Tidbits and a holiday giveaway!

In no particular order, except the first one:

  • If you're in the Houston area, come out this Saturday 12/17 to the Deerbrook Mall Barnes and Noble on 1960 East. I'll be signing with Chris Mandelski (The Sweetest Thing, Egmont) and possibly a few other YAHouston folks, from 2-4. Books, treats, swag... me. Please spread the word and come say hi!
  • Posting later this week about Mary Lindsey's launch party for her debut YA from Philomel, Shattered Souls at Blue Willow this past Saturday. I love debut launches. So much as happened to get the author to that point.
  • Lyla the puppy had her first obedience class. She is getting better at knowing her name and coming when called. She's good at sitting. Of course she also came home and regressed by peeing on my office floor while I was revising. Huge. Sigh.
  • In the guilty pleasure department: Still haven't broken my Real Housewives of Beverly Hills habit. I cannot tell you why. Still a fan of Top Chef. And I think White Collar is coming back... Plus those Hallmark Christmas movies. Loves me a happy ending. My favorites are A Mom for Christmas with Olivia Newton John as a mannequin come to life and The Christmas List about a perfume saleswoman who gets her Christmas list to come true. And in the non-Hallmarky category, The Holiday with Jude Law and Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz and Jack Black--- I love this movie and watch it every year.
And okay, since I'm feeling generous (don't forget to spread the word about that signing!!) and since I'm sooo excited about Anastasia Forever coming out in August (more on that in January!), here's a random Tuesday contest!

I just told you my two favorite Christmas movies above. Comment and tell me your favorite holiday movie and why (gotta do the why) and I'll put your name in the contest hat. Winner will get an autographed copy of HAUNTED. That way you'll be all caught up for Anastasia Forever. Contest is open until Friday 12/16.


donnas said...

I love Love Actually. I mean really look at that cast, how could you not. But aside from that its a group of great stories that are all separate but entwined and come together.

I also really like Fred Claus. Vince Vaughn is one of my favorites and I really enjoy the movie. Its fun and has some funny scenes and a great cast.

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Margay said...

Oh, how I love The Holiday! And the Grinch with Jim Carey.


Bee said...

Two of my fave Christmas movies would be The Polar Express and One Magic Christmas. Oh, and Love Actually. And Fred Claus. Christmas movies are hard to choose from. They always leave me with such warm tingly feelings. Like Home Alone :)

Jamie Duke :) said...

I hate to repeat, but Love Actually is a great movie! It always reminds me that love comes in different forms, changes and evolves, and is sometimes disappointing and sometimes exhilirating! My second movie would be Elf. Corny and silly but such a feel good one in the end!

Cory Putman Oakes said...

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - because nobody ever wants to be enrolled in the Jelly Of The Month Club! :-)

Emily said...

Definitely Elf and the Polar Express.

*waves to Joy*

Sarah said...

Holiday Inn. Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, and a great story of friends and romance. I never get sick of this movie.