Thursday, August 6, 2009


Yes!!! I got it just a couple hours ago! Can you honestly believe it? Because I sure can't. But it's true!!! See? Here's the proof that I have it! Look at how happy I am!!! ^_^
And yes, my ARC is presently sitting in my lap, just waiting to be read. Oh, I'm just so happy to have it now! The mailman sure took his time with this baby. ~,~ It was almost torture waiting for it!... Oh, alright, I was exaggerating there. ^,~

Man, I wasn't even expecting it when I went out to get the mail... Well, I mean I was, since I was going out to get it, but I wasn't getting my hopes up too much. When I pulled the package out of our box and spotted James Dashner's name in the corner there... *Whooo!* I just squealed with delight before literally shooting like a bullet back into the house.

(Another detail: it was drizzling just a little bit at the time. It wasn't too much, but you could say that I rushed inside that quickly partly so there wouldn't be a chance of getting my precious copy wet, and partly because I was so excited to show the book off to my family!)
Wow, what a way to celebrate publishing my 100th blog post ever! So special! This is probably one of the best things to ever happen to me while using Blogger! Hey, can you believe how many exclamation marks I'm using in this entire post?! It's insane, it's crazy!!!

Okay, okay. I'll try to calm down now.

Let me just say that I'm really grateful to all the people out there who have supported me here, on my blog, right from the start. Or as close to the start as they could possibly get. I've formed lots of unique* friendships on Blogger that I couldn't possibly have made anywhere else. In fact, I've probably made more friends now than at any other point in my life! I hope these friendships will continue for a long time to come, and I hope that in the future I will be worthy enough to meet most of you in physical form someday.
* ^_~

You all know who you are. The order doesn't really matter. You're all really good friends to me anyways.
If you need me, I'll be in my room... with the door locked... reading and reading until my head flys off or my brain melts. Or until I fall asleep. (Which is probably the likliest thing that's bound to happen, I think. Don't you?)

(By the way, I'm hoping that most of you listed here will do me the honor of commenting here. Do not disappoint me. ^,~)


Rainy said...

Happy 100th! I bet you're already half-way through the book, right? Thanks for including me in your list :) Okay you can go back to reading now. . .

Q said...

What?! I was a measley THIRD on the list?? I'm offended!

Kidding. Really.

numberonedashnerfan said...

What im not even on the list!!!!!!!!!!!

Magenta said...

Thanks Rainy. ^_^ No, I'm not halfway yet, just finished 5 chapters. But thanks for being supportive.

Q, I said that the list isn't in any particular order. =P

And thanks for commenting here, # 1. Please don't be offended that you didn't make my list. I don't know everyone from Dashner's blog.

Alright, anyone else who comments afterwards, don't pay any attention to my list of friends. You know why it's there? Because each name is actually a link to each person's site. I thought it would be a good idea for everyone to get together like that. Okay, so no more qualms about being what position you are or are not.

Deb said...

Congrats on your ARC! Now you'll have to post a nice review when it's finished. Happy Reading!

J.N. Future Author said...

^,^ You are the bomb Bettina! ^.~ One of my closest friends! on a very limited list of friends!

I'm surprised your sister has not mounted an attack against your room to steal the book! I sure would have! ^.^

But congratz again!!!!! ^.^ I can not wait to hear from you! James is one cool dude, and his books are even cooler!

~Talk to yah later!

The Funny one said...

Hey sister, it's me. I just wanted to set the record straight and say that I wouldn't dream of mounting an attack and stealing your ARC. It's not as valuable to me as it is to you, but I'm sure it must be a great story for you to be so excited about it.

So cool how you have so many friends Bettina!

Laura said...

Magenta- thanks for including me on your list. I feel the same way about making friendships on blogs that would be so unlikely any other way.

Now I'm trying to win a copy of Maze Runner on Dashner's blog. Wish me luck. Luck like yours.

Sooo, have you read Alvor yet?

Magenta said...

Wow, I'm glad that so many people that were on my list showed up. Even a couple who weren't on it at all!

Thanks Deb. By now I've finished my ARC and wrote a nice, juicy review for Maze Runner. (Well, maybe it's not juicy, because I made sure there weren't spoilers, but it is a glowing one. =P) Here it is:
Sorry you weren't on my list, but I don't know you that well yet. Who knows? Maybe you'll be my friend too.

No Jacoby, you're the bomb, just for saying that! Like my sis said below, she isn't that sneaky and plotting. Thanks for being the first to comment my review, though! (I'll email you later to tell you what I really thought of it...)

My sister, ladies and gents... gotta love her! Thanks for commenting, Annette. You're not on the list, but you don't have to be. You're my best friend ever, and no one can ever take your place. (No offense to everyone else. What? She's my twin sister and I love her!)

You're so nice, Laura. I hope you get that ARC from James. Trust me, you will not regret it. And sorry, I haven't read Alvor yet, but I'm still looking for it. In fact, I'm gonna enter in Dave's contest for it, when he posts it. Ooh, I hope I win another free book!

Dave said...

Better late than never! Thanks for all of your support. I'm sad you didn't like Alvor, but its quite alright! HAPPY BDAY!!!!

That trip to Israel is a great one. I didn't go on it, but my younger brother did and he loved it. (About 10 yrs ago). I hope you are still able to see posts here as I thought I'd get a whole bunch of thoughts in on it. I've been "MIA" a bit also. Had to take care of some personal things that are almost done.

Well, most important is to wish you and your mysterious twin that we have never seen a pic of (are you identical?) A HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Hope to hear from you soon!

Dave and of course the rest of The Lateiner Gang