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Title: The Year My Life Went Down the Loo
Post by: Galadriel on July 23, 2003, 12:00:38 pm

This book is so fab...I love it! It's about a girl who moves from Seattle to England for a year because of her father's job... It's by Katie Maxwell... I went to her site, katiemaxwell.com (http://katiemaxwell.com) to see when the new book would be out... Apparently this one isn't supposed to be out until September, but you can find a few early copies at Barnes and Nobles... Anyway. It says Katie loves getting email, so I wrote her a letter... She wrote back! ! Haha, I was sooo excited... Read it, read it! ;)

Hi Bridget!

Aw, many thanks for the lovely warm fuzzies about LOO. I'm so glad you liked it. I adore the Angus books, so you made a good choice there, too! I appreciate the e-mail! I always love to hear from readers, and yes, I'm sorry, the next Emily book won't be out until January. I just finished writing the third one last week, and that'll be out in April (I think...it may be May, I keep forgetting the pub date).
Bridget, Bridget, Bridget, you are positively psychic! Yes, indeed,
Emily does have a bit of a thing for Orli, and she goes into full
Legolass mode in THEY WEAR *WHAT* UNDER THEIR KILTS?, so you should get both an Emily and an Orlando fix at the same time. <g>
Now! This is very cool--because you're one of the first people to have
read LOO, I have a request for you. The books aren't really supposed to
be out until September 2nd, but my publisher made a special arrangement
with B&N to have them out a bit early, which is why you stumbled across
it. LOO is launching a new YA line called Smooch, and my publisher wants to get the word out about LOO and the other Smooch books (they will be out one a month after September). The manager of public relations, Leah Hultenschmidt, is inviting everyone who read and liked LOO to write a review of it to be put up on the brand new SMOOCH site (at www.smoochya.com). The Smooch site isn't up yet, but it will be going live between now and August 1st, and there will be a section for people to post reviews of the books on the message boards. There's also talk about forming a comittee of readers who will get books in advance, but I'm not sure if that's absolutely happening or not.
So, long story short (yeah, I know, too late!), if you'd like to write a
review of LOO to be put up on the Smooch site--no pressure here, feel free to say no--you're welcome to do so and either hold onto it until the message boards are live, or send it to me or Leah (her e-mail addy is lhulten@dorchesterpub.com).
Many thanks again for the nice comments about LOO. I had a great time
writing that book, and I'm always happy to hear when someone enjoys it.
Best,
Katie


*squeals* Ahhh.... I can't wait till the next book, coming out in January ....An Emily AND an Orli fix! Good God, this woman must be able to read minds.. Anyway. If you liked Angus, I definitely recommend this... Find it, read it! :-* :D

Title: Re:The Year My Life Went Down the Loo
Post by: geekyelf on July 23, 2003, 02:04:33 pm

Wow that is totally cool!!!! Yeah, i went on Amazon and it said it wasnt out yet! Did you get it at your book store?

OMG!! ORLANDO BLOOM!!!! :o

Title: Re:The Year My Life Went Down the Loo
Post by: Galadriel on July 23, 2003, 04:10:25 pm

I know, I know! !

Yeah...It was at Barnes and Nobles, I was mad because they didn't have the last Angus book except in hard cover, which was ten dollars more...My sister pointed it out to me, she was like "Get this one; it's British..."

Title: Re:The Year My Life Went Down the Loo
Post by: geekyelf on July 23, 2003, 04:44:19 pm

Yeah! I thought it might me at barnes and noble...I'll have to get my mom to take me tomorrow!

Wow you have a sister? Dont you have a brother too? Biiig familia! ;D

Title: Re:The Year My Life Went Down the Loo
Post by: Galadriel on July 23, 2003, 04:54:09 pm

Good, let me know if you find it...

Yeah. Two brothers...One sister...All younger than moi,

Title: Re:The Year My Life Went Down the Loo
Post by: geekyelf on July 23, 2003, 05:40:30 pm

wow, that must be great fun! I have a younger brother. Hes a pain in me arse! I also have an older bro and older sister but they moved out when I was like two so its not bad. ;D

Yes. Score! My mom said she'll take me to Barnes + Noble tomorrow! :D I'll definatly tell you if I find it! :)

Title: Re:The Year My Life Went Down the Loo
Post by: Galadriel on July 23, 2003, 07:42:31 pm

Great? Ahah...Yeah, I guess sometimes it's okay, but... :-X

Title: Re:The Year My Life Went Down the Loo
Post by: HerMajesty on July 23, 2003, 07:48:29 pm

Ohh, yay! That book sounds good..especially since it mentions Orlando Bloom (right?).. And you know I'm with you on lovin' those British books! ;D

I'm at the website right now and hopefully I'll be able to find the books tomorrow. I'm going to return some library books and go to B&N so maybe I'll have some luck :)

Title: Re:The Year My Life Went Down the Loo
Post by: Galadriel on July 23, 2003, 07:53:22 pm

Yes! Orlando.. *sigh* She told me (in the letter ^) that he WOULD be in it...Maybe not him personally, but Emily, the main character, would talk/think about him a lot, which is still awesome... :)

I hope you find it! I'm off to the bookstore tomorrow, too..Borders this time, because B&N didn't have the last Angus book... ::)

Title: Re:The Year My Life Went Down the Loo
Post by: geekyelf on July 24, 2003, 09:24:42 pm

Yeah Borders and B+N are the ones I go to...Waldens is ..eh..okay but they dont usually have wat I'm looking for. :)

Okay, my mum has promised to take me to the B+N tomorrow. She can't break a promise!!! And if she does I will bug her until the cows come home!!! COW! :D *ahem* Outburst! :P

Title: Re:The Year My Life Went Down the Loo
Post by: Galadriel on July 24, 2003, 09:49:44 pm

LoL... Hope she does take you this time. ;)

I still have to write the review for the author... ::) I was halfway done, and Microsoft Word froze on me...Yay.

Title: Re:The Year My Life Went Down the Loo
Post by: geekyelf on July 24, 2003, 09:54:33 pm

stupid Word. I hate when it does that. Arrggg. :-X

Title: Re:The Year My Life Went Down the Loo
Post by: Galadriel on July 24, 2003, 09:55:56 pm

Stupid thing is, it neverrr does that to me...Of course the one time I don't save, eh? My online diary always freezes up though, right in the middle of an especially long entry/survey...Yay. :-X

Title: Re:The Year My Life Went Down the Loo
Post by: geekyelf on July 24, 2003, 10:11:39 pm

Lol! I know! I hate when stuff like that happens. Like I'll be typing something especially long on here and then I'll click post and it will take forever and then finally say "Error" ...omg...ARG! Or I'll press backspace one to many times and it will spaz. ::)

Title: Re:The Year My Life Went Down the Loo
Post by: geekyelf on July 25, 2003, 10:24:05 pm

I got it!!!!! YAY!!! Its really good but..eh...my little brothers name is Aidan, erlack! :P

Title: Re:The Year My Life Went Down the Loo
Post by: geekyelf on July 28, 2003, 02:41:29 pm

dromgmksd!!!!Mkfgf!!kfmgkmK! !!kjnr dfgjnanKSAf djsj dsk ksfddkksf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D

OMG! She mentions LOTR!!!!!! OMG!!! COOL!!!! Viggo!!!! Does she mention Orli? Probably? Yeah? OMG!!!! ;D

Title: Re:The Year My Life Went Down the Loo
Post by: HerMajesty on July 28, 2003, 02:47:57 pm

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dromgmksd!!!!Mkfgf!!kfmgkmK! !!kjnr dfgjnanKSAf djsj dsk ksfddkksf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D

OMG! She mentions LOTR!!!!!! OMG!!! COOL!!!! Viggo!!!! Does she mention Orli? Probably? Yeah? OMG!!!! ;D
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LOL!!!

Man, I still haven't seen the book anywhere :P My library doesn't have the Angus, thongs..books in, either.

Title: Re:The Year My Life Went Down the Loo
Post by: geekyelf on July 28, 2003, 04:31:19 pm

Neither does mine. I had to go to the bookstore. But my library also sucks so...there you go. :)

The loo isnt in any book stores cept Barnes and Noble. ;D

Title: Re:The Year My Life Went Down the Loo
Post by: Elijah_Lover_812 on July 28, 2003, 09:40:45 pm

kewl,gatta check it out

Title: Re:The Year My Life Went Down the Loo
Post by: CrimsonRose on July 29, 2003, 09:56:56 am

sounds interesting! I loved the Angus books! I still have to read the fourth one! I will check these out. . .

Title: Re:The Year My Life Went Down the Loo
Post by: geekyelf on July 30, 2003, 10:30:36 am

wee I got an email back from the girl. I said that you reccomended tem to me G! And she sayd she member's you! Lol! I'm afraid of writing a review. Sounds scary. :o

Title: Re:The Year My Life Went Down the Loo
Post by: HerMajesty on July 30, 2003, 01:30:32 pm

That's cool!

Hrmm, I don't know if I want to go to Barnes & Nobles.. I like how they let your read their books while you're at the store, but I don't know if I want to do that and I don't know how much money I have lying around! Hmm.. maybe my mom will pay 8)

Title: Re:The Year My Life Went Down the Loo
Post by: geekyelf on July 30, 2003, 03:40:35 pm

Lol. I gotmy mom to pay...well..sorta. I said I had 'forgotten' my money and I would pay her back. Which I will...someday...when I'm famous and rich and have 7 bucks... :P

Title: Re:The Year My Life Went Down the Loo
Post by: HerMajesty on July 30, 2003, 08:19:12 pm

Lol!

I'm supposed to go to B&N tomorrow so hopefully I'll see it there.. I haven't decided if I'll buy it or not, but since you girls said it was good, I might as well :)

Title: Re:The Year My Life Went Down the Loo
Post by: geekyelf on July 31, 2003, 05:24:10 pm

Yes, you might as well! :)

It mentions Scotland too so...yeah! :P

Title: Re:The Year My Life Went Down the Loo
Post by: Galadriel on August 04, 2003, 09:24:15 am

LoL! Did she now? She's probably mad that I didn't write a review... I'll get it done one of these days. I'll just tell her I was on a holiday (which is mostly the truth...) ;) Glad you like it! !

And yeah, Mer, it does mention Scotland...Plus in her next book, Emily will be going there for a month for work-experience. ;)


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