Monday, June 8, 2009

So happy!!!!!!!!!!

How do I adore thee, Moonrat? Let me count the ways...

1. You always give out wise publishing advice.
2. You are always there to cheer me up and onward no matter how down I get.
3. You always make me laugh.
4. You always make me think.
5. You love to eat good food.
6. We get to eat good food... and lots of it.
7. You let Youngest use you as a horse, race car and jungle gym and pretended to enjoy it.
8. You let Angus tell you disgusting stories and laughed.
9. You talked to Oldest like a grown up and made her happy.
10. You got me the Catching Fire ARC!!!
11. You got me the Catching Fire ARC!!!
12. You got me the Catching Fire ARC!!!


It is so good!!! It is so awesome!!!! I had to beat Da Man off of my ARC and then made the same mistake I made with the first one. As I crawled into bed at 1AM, I told myself I would just take a quick peek at the first chapter. Didn't go to sleep until almost 5 AM. Tired but extremely happy!

Funny thing my kids said - Youngest who is completely enamored with Moonie asked if we could keep her. Oldest said "No, but Moonie can keep Youngest instead."

Moonie, my friend, you are the best! And next time we are in town, we will gorge ourselves silly once again!

Ok - Must go beat Da Man again as I want to read Catching Fire a few more times!!!


LarramieG said...

I KNEW someone would surprise you with the ARC. Kudos to Moonrat!

laughingwolf said...

nothing like a rat... and moonie sounds like a keeper :)

Rebecca Knight said...

Ah, HA! I wondered who gave you the hookup! ;) I'm so excited for this to come out, I could just die!

I'm so glad it's that good. SQEEEE!

Unknown said...

*must suppress jealousy*

Seriously--I'm really happy for you--and even happier that it sounds as if it is living up to its expectations!

Charles Gramlich said...

Wow, there's an endorsment for a book.

Anonymous said...

Seriously? I think I may refuse to read this book until the 3rd one is released. I can't handle series spread so far apart.

The one I reallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallly want is Cashore's FIRE.

But Moonie is /the best/ and if she gets Youngest, I want Oldest.

Catherine Vibert said...

I feel as if I've entered a secret room and everyone is speaking a different language and I am so clueless and ignorant so I become wallflower paper and stand back and watch until maybe, somehow, some way, it all starts to make sense and then just maybe I can say something intelligent that sounds like I know what I'm talking about because right now I feel like a total brainless ninny. ;-) But I think it has something to do with a book.

Rebecca Knight said...

Sorry to keep you in the dark, Catvibe!

Catching Fire is the sequel to the fabulously wonderfully amazing HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins. I read it this week, and rave about it here on my blog:

Seriously. It's one of the best books I've read in a long time. Only if you do pick it up, do it on the weekend.

You won't want to sleep until it's done.

Kimbra Kasch said...

This reminds me of an ice cream story. I'll have to post it - thanks for being my muse.

JenniferWriter said...

So jealous! I saw the line for the ARCs but had to work a booth. I'm really happy to hear that you loved Catching Fire, though. I'm glad it's worth the wait (though I'm not surprised).

Vivian Mahoney said...

Yay for good friends who pull through with goodies! Glad you're enjoying the read. I can't wait!

Stacy Nyikos said...

Oooh!!! That sounds like an awesome read. I'm so jealous!

Kate said...

You lucky person! I hope you enjoy it :D

Chris Eldin said...

I just finished Hunger Games and LOVED it!!!
Kudos on a great snag!! And always lots of love to Moonie...

Stuart Neville said...
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Stuart Neville said...

When I met Moonrat in NYC, I gave serious consideration to putting her in my suitcase and taking her home on the airplane with me.

In retrospect, it's probably best that I didn't. I wouldn't have been able to keep her in wine, no matter how cheap, and there isn't a karaoke place for miles around. It just wouldn't have worked.

tilaloy said...

Boy, am I jealous! Loved "Hunger Games." Read it overnight, because I couldn't stop reading. But I'm even more jealous that you know Moonrat personally.

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