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 Lament 1st Edition Signed Cover Flat Giveaway Information!

I have extended this one day since originally posted the info on tumblr, which is incredibly unreliable. MY BAD.

This is a Twitter-based giveaway.

So, here’s the deal.

I found eleven cover flats that I acquired back in the day when Maggie Stiefvater came to my high school and did a book talk, back before Shiver was big.

In this giveaway (the first of 3), I will be giving away three. For each giveaway, your entry will be promoting whichever link I want you to promote for each one.

This time around, I would like you to promote my youtube page for me.


In your twitter posts, use the hashtag “#LamentCoverFlat,” and then do a separate tweet for each form of promotion you did. So, if you promote it on facebook, post a screencapture or a link to the promotion (if your profile is public) with the hashtag. If you posted it in your livejournal, post another tweet with the link in the hash tag. Etc, etc. Just make sure I can see that you promoted the link I asked you to, and then each different website you use will count as a separate entry. Any social media network is game.

If you don’t use the hashtag, it will not count as an entry, as I am not a wizard (unfortunately) and can’t magically find entries that aren’t labeled.

Then, everything goes into a hat, and I pick the three winners completely at random. Then I’ll DM you on Twitter to get your mailing information, and will send them out as soon as I have all three addresses.

This contest will be closed for entries at 11:59PM on Monday, January 3rd, Eastern Standard Time.

This contest is closed to international orders, because I don’t know much about international shipping costs. I will research it more and potentially will open the next giveaway up to international bidders. Of course, if you’re willing to paypal me the cost of shipping over what the continental shipping is, then I will be more than happy to send you one.

If these giveaways get me a lot of followers on youtube/twitter/etc, then I might consider giving away a signed copy of one of Maggie’s books, as we have a stockpile in this house.


Hope this isn’t too confusing. Sorry it’s so wordy.
I'm feeling: sleepysleepy
15 January 2010 @ 10:28 am
 College is going to kill me.

I signed up for 17 credits.

This is a lot of homework.


24 December 2009 @ 03:15 pm
Septum Piercing:

Yes, the nose. Like a bullring. Except I don't have the money for an actual bullring, that's just the retainer.


It's the symbol for scorpio, cleverly disguised as a heart-vine thing. Designed just for me by a guy on deviantart.

You can find him here: cuba12.deviantart.com


Like icicles. Which there are plenty of, because of the blizzard we just had.

ANYWAY, that's the update. Peace out, kids.
I'm feeling: bouncybouncy
Tunage: flight of the conchords
It's been a busy as hell semester for me.

Here is what's been happening:

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I'm currently in: My basement
I'm feeling: accomplishedaccomplished
05 July 2009 @ 03:09 pm

Does anyone have Michael Scott's e-mail? As in the author of the series "The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel?"

I met him last fall and he signed my copies of "The Alchemyst" and "The Magician" and I wanted to e-mail him to try and get my copy of "The Sorceress" signed as well. He gave me his e-mail himself, after a 30 or 40 minute conversation, but I misplaced it.

If anyone can give that to me, it'd rock.

Posted via LiveJournal.app.

07 June 2009 @ 10:18 pm
So, I've worked 2 shifts at Starbucks now. It's not as bad as I thought it'd be.

Of course, there are literally 17 different manuals/activity books involved, but I like that they have their shit together and it's actually business-oriented, unlike the gift store which was "Hi, I'm your boss, and I'm a selfish idiot" oriented.

I have my work schedule through July 5th, which is pretty sweet. There are several instances where I have enough time off to take short trips, maybe to see my sister or in-state friends, or even go to NYC or VA beach. Like, I'm free from 6pm on June 22nd - 5pm on June 25th, and then 2pm on July 2nd to 4:30pm on July 4th. Sweet deal. I even got a couple of days off around my graduation (NEXT TUESDAY <33)

I don't like the whole training activity book parts, but I got to do "practice" today, aka making drinks, and it's pretty cool. Plus, I do get to work as a barista for some shifts among my training shifts depending on when they need people. Pretty cool. :)

I have the day off tomorrow to go to an "appointment" aka my job interview with the health department. I'd say I have a 50/50 chance of getting it, the not-getting-it part because I look so young. BUT, whether I get it or not, I intend to keep the Starbucks job and go to school VERY part time. I want to work full time regardless, whether I'm splitting it between two jobs or just rocking one.

Just an update.
I'm currently in: my basement
Tunage: Hot Patootie - Meatloaf - RHPS Soundtrack
18 May 2009 @ 08:08 pm
Have you ever met or known someone who has the same name as you (first and last) but is not a relative?
Funny story.

When I was like... 13, my sister, Stefanie (who was 17 at the time) needed to take her SAT, so we went and looked at the list to see where her room was, and right above her name was, "Souther, Jennifer L."

I was freaking out, because my name is Jennifer Lynne Souther. And I was like, "WTF, not a common name, did someone steal my identity?"

Literally, my family was freaking out. What are the odds?

Anyway. There's a girl in the area who has my name. Same middle name, too, but I think it might be spelled Lynn. What the hell?

ALSO, what's great is that you can search people at a website and see if they've gotten tickets, and if you search "Jennifer Souther," she has like 3 tickets. And if people search my name, they probably think it's me. But if you look at the ages at the time of the ticket, you can tell it's not me because I'm only 18 right now. HERE'S THE LINK



I found out today that I don't need any more oral surgeries or a root canal or anything, and I have a 93% in algebra right now :)

Oh, and I got the highest score out of all of my government teacher's classes on the chapter 18 test!

I'm currently in: my basement
I'm feeling: weirdweird
Tunage: Myth Busters
13 May 2009 @ 08:27 am

OMG, contest, you should go post this, ok? OK.


For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf--her wolf--is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human . . . until the cold makes him shift back again.

Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human--or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.

  1. One signed ARC of SHIVER
  2. Four signed copies of LAMENT
  3. And for each of the friends that you got to comment, a critique of the first 5 pages of any of their manuscripts!

The Rules:
  1. Link to the pre-order page (see below)
  2. Copy this thing and post it in your blog... Of course, don't leave MY username in there or anything... (AND CREDIT ME AS Jenniferohcious. With the H. Between the O and the C. Or Teenfan. Teenfan will work.)
  3. Leave a comment on Maggie's entry here. If the click doesn't work, cut and paste from here: http://m-stiefvater.livejournal.com/105279.html AND, tell her that I had you post it so she can tally it up :D
  4. If any one person gets 50 friends to post, Maggie will make it THREE copies of SHIVER and EIGHT copies of LAMENT!
  5. You must get at least five friends (THAT'S YOU!) to post this on their blogs to be entered.
  6. Contest runs from May 8-15 at 8PM EST.
Preorder it!
I'm currently in: Computer Graphics
I'm feeling: stressedstressed
Tunage: RHPS
No, really. I had to turn it in TODAY, and ONLY today, or else it was an automatic zero. And it's a 200 point paper. So... yeah, that was my priority this week. AND NOW THAT IT'S TURNED IN, BOOK REVIEWS!

The paper kept me from reading a lot, so I only have 3 books this week.

Thursday Reviews

The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling (with a little help from Albus Dumbledore):
Summary (From the Cover):
The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a Wizarding classic, first came to Muggle readers' attention in the book known as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Now, thanks to Hermione Granger's new translation from ancient runes, we present this stunning edition with an introduction, notes, and illustrations by J.K. Rowling, and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore. Never before have Muggles been privy to these richly imaginitive tales: "The Wizard and the Hopping Pot," "The Fountain of Fair Fortune," "The Warlock's Hairy Heart," "Babbitty Rabbitty and Her Cackling Stump," and of course, "The Tale of the Three Brothers." But not only are they the equal of the fairy tales we now know and love, reading them gives new insight into the world of Harry Potter.
Apparently this book is too cool for blurbs. J.K. Rowling is ABOVE blurbs. :P

How I Heard of It:
Well, duh... Who hasn't?

What I thought:
Not as good as I anticipated. Of course, any Potter fan must read it just because it's Potter related. And I'm glad I bought it, because of the whole charity aspect of the book... But It honestly wasn't all that good. I'm glad I didn't shell out for the collector's edition. With all of the criticism I've heard about Rowling's illustrations, however, I was surprised that they weren't all too horrible. There's a pretty decent one of a horse in there that's better than I could probably do. I mean, she's not an artist. Dont' expect her to be an artist. Not everyone can be as multi-talented as m_stiefvater ! (Yeah, I'm going to mention her as much as possible all the time.)

Would I Recommend This Book?:
Yes, I would, because I am a Harry Potter nerd, and therefore I love it even though it really didn't rock.

The Magician
by Michael Scott:
Summary (From the Cover):
  Ashes to Ashes...
     In the hands of Dr. John Dee and the Dark Elders, the book of Abraham the Mage could mean the destruction of the world as we know it. The most powerful book of all time, it holds the secret of eternal life -- a secret more dangerous than any one man could ever possess. And Dee is two pages away from the knowledge that would bring the Dark Elders into ultimate power.
     His only obstacle? Josh and Sophie Newman -- who are eight thousand miles away.

     After fleeing the Ojai, Nicholas, Sophie, Josh, and Scatty emerge in Paris. The City of Lights. Home to Nicholas Flamel. Only, this homecoming is anything but sweet.
ò Machiavelli, immortal author and celebrated art collector, lives in Paris and is working for Dee. He's in hot pursuit, and time is running out for Nicholas and Perenelle. Every day they spend without the book, they age one year: their magic becomes weaker and their bodies become more frail. For Flamel, the Prophecy is growing clearer and clearer. It's time for Sophie to learn the second elemental magic.
     Fire Magic.
     And there's only one man who can teach it to her: Flamel's old student the Compte de Saint Germain -- alchemyst, magician, and rock star.
     Josh and Sophie Newman are the world's only hope. If they don't turn on each other first.

"[A] riveting fantasy. While there is plenty here to send readers rushing to their encyclopedias... those who read the book at face value will simply be caught up in the enthralling story. A fabulous read."
- School Library Journal, Starred Review

"Scott offers a classic fantasy... that will put readers on the edge of their seats as they rush to the final page... [An] exhilarating fantasy."
- Booklist

"The juxtaposition of our reality with magic and myth is riveting... By the last page of this exhilarating journey, it's delightfully clear that the ending is merely the beginning."
- Kirkus Reviews
How I Heard of It:
I met Michael Scott back in September and bought this book, and the book before it, The Alchemyst, that day. He was cool. Autographed 'em for me. AWESOME.

What I thought:
I enjoy this series so far. Scott is really descriptive. Sometimes it gets on my nerves, but then I realize that the street names he includes and all of those other details help it be believable. I like how much mythology is included, but then again, the "about the author" on the back claim that Mr. Scott is "an authority on mythology and folklore," so I guess it's to be expected. My mom really liked these books, too. They're middle grade. Pretty good.

Would I Recommend This Book?:
Yes, definitely. It's cool in a way that isn't quite like Harry Potter, but would probably be enjoyed by Potter fans.

Dearly Devoted Dexter by Jeff Lindsay:
Summary (From the Cover):
     Life's tough for Dexter Morgan. It's not easy being the world's only serial killer with a conscience, especially when you work for the Miami police. To avoid suspicion, Dexter's had to slip deep into disguise: spending time with his girlfriend and her kids, slowly becoming the world's first serial killing couch potato.
     Then a particularly nasty psychopath starts cutting a trail through Miami -- a killer whose twisted techniques leave even Dexter speechless. When his sister Deborah, a tough-as-nails cop, is drawn into the case, it becomes clear that Dexter will have to come out of hiding and hunt the monster down. Unless, of course, the killer finds him first...

"Morbidly funny."
- Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

"Creepily over the top... snappier than ever."
- The Oregonian

"Like a breath of fresh air blowing across all of crime-novel conventions, there is Dexter."
- The Denver Post

How I Heard of It:
I saw the first season of the TV show, and then after my friend piratenolan loaned me his copy of the first book, I decided to purchase the whole series.

What I thought:
This book was so much better than the first! Of course, that is to be expected once your debut is over with, right? Lindsay has a writing style that almost reminds me of A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick. Lindsay is learning how to make the book flow better, and the "killer" (but not quite) really interested me in this one.

Would I Recommend This Book?:
Most definitely.

Next on the "To Be Read"  List:

Dexter in the Dark by Jeff Lindsay (Currently reading)
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Vampire  Academy by Richelle Mead (I started it around Christmas, but I still can't remember where I put it)
Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbins
Batman Hush 1 and 2 by Jeff Loeb and Jim Lee

An Edgar Allan Poe collection I'm borrowing from Anne

To Be Purchased:
I don't know right now, but I'm always open for recommendations! Comment here to give me some!

I'm currently in: my dad's office
I'm feeling: hungryhungry
Tunage: Inner City Pressure by Flight of the Conchords
19 January 2009 @ 11:30 am

It's Edgar Allan Poe's 200th birthday! YAY!

And, this year, in honor of it, there was a new USPS postage stamp released!
(and, this picture doesn't do it justice. It's GORGEOUS!)

The first day ceremony was in Richmond, VA on January 16th, and I attended because, as a philatelist and Poe fan, I practically had to. What was awesome is that my mom let me miss school to go on her school's field trip (she works at Edgar Allan Poe Middle School) to the ceremony as a chaperone, because their chorus was singing The Star Spangled Banner and doing the honor guard. We also went to the Poe museum, but I didn't get to go on the tour yet, because there was a mini-emergency that I had to help with. But anyway, mom said we can go back and it'll be awesome.

Anyway, I have some photos from the ceremony and stuff.

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Oh, at the gift shop of the Poe museum, I got a bookmark, a keychain, some goodies to send to gryffindormom in an extremely overdue care package, a Poe tote bag (which is now lovingly my "purse"), and this awesome mother effer.

Feel free to call me a nerd. :D


The end.
I'm currently in: my living room.
I'm feeling: crankycranky