Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

What better excuse to start blogging than the paperback release of Nothing Like You?! Hello, Paperback! In stores today! Happy birthday, book! Again!


So! What to expect from me blogging? Posts about writing, the process, the thrills and spills of publication? Long, thoughtful essays on essay-ish topics?? Photos of food, stray cats, blades of grass??

No. No. And possibly!

Look to this blog for a wee window into my non-writing life! Discover just how shallow i really am! Books aside, what do i love? Clothes! I will bore you with endless photos of clog platforms and vintage 90s florals. And television! Perhaps, in future posts, i’ll talk about my psycho obsession with Kara “Starbuck” Thrace from Battlestar Galactica, or how Effy Stonem from the British TV series Skins inspires me to line my eyes with kohl, wear black, not talk, behave insanely, and stay out all night.

So much to look forward to, reader (okay, who, truly, is reading this blog? My dad? An ex-best friend??! Some boy i adored many years ago, who, crippled by anxiety and shyness, couldn’t bring himself to love me back?? Hello, ol’ friend! Enjoy! I’ll probably embarrass myself on a weekly basis).

So! In honor of me blogging & the paperback release of my book and all that, i’m giving away two signed copies of Nothing Like You! If you want one, leave a comment with your email addy below, & next Tuesday, the 10th, I will pick two winners at random.

Leaving you with the promo clip from Skins series 4, because i mentioned it earlier and because this show makes me want to scream and tear out my hair, it’s so good. The track is ‘I Knew’ by Lightening Dust. Wunderbar.

  1. Chloe
    Aug 03 / 10

    Yay blogging! Congrats on the paperback release 🙂

  2. Jen
    Aug 03 / 10

    Hurray for paperback and pretty, pretty, cover.

  3. Kelly
    Aug 03 / 10

    The blog looks great, Lau!

  4. Mandy
    Aug 03 / 10

    Congratulations Lauren! Can’t wait to read it!

  5. Shari
    Aug 03 / 10

    Congrats on the paperback release! Beautiful cover… 🙂

  6. Agent Jen
    Aug 03 / 10

    Lauren, Your blog is going to help me be as hip and cool as you are. Finally! I can’t wait!

  7. Bev
    Aug 07 / 10

    Ok, I am TOTALLY intrigued! And that SKINS trailer has got me hooked!
    Great new cover, Lauren and I will go twitter about NLY right now!

  8. Ant
    Aug 09 / 10

    Hooray for paperback releases! I found you through Hannah Moskowitz’s twitter…and your books sound very intriguing! I’m a bit of a YA geek (writer/reader) and can’t wait to read EITHER of your books, even if I don’t win a signed copy 🙂 Congrats on the release!

  9. Lauren Strasnick
    Aug 09 / 10

    Thanks everyone! & Ant, welcome!

  10. Steph
    Aug 09 / 10

    I loved Nothing Like You and the paperback cover is great. And the Mixtape for Nothing Like You is amazing!

  11. Lauren Strasnick
    Aug 10 / 10

    Ah, Steph, you love the NLY Mixtape! You’ve made my night.