A few weeks ago, Lauren Oliver suggested we all head to Fire Island. It was a weekend packed with brainstorming, winding plot discussions (and winding trails… we almost got lost trying to buy dinner!), wine and, of course, the beach! Other than a few Internet issues and some minor sunburns, the weekend was an unqualified success!
Check out all our photos and tell us what your favorite (or least favorite!) part of “beaching-it” is.
Lexa, Rhoda and Angela on the ferry to Fire Island!
We found a shortcut!
Beth, Angela, Lexa and Lauren relaxing on the beach
This weekend was SO HOT in New York City and only something really spectacular could make me leave my air conditioned apartment– the chance to watch PLL writer Lauren Morrill in a roller derby match!!!
Guys, roller derby is SO COOL. If you’ve never heard of roller derby before, rent Whip It right now. It involves kick ass strong girls in skates with awesome names like Mona Mour (that’s Lauren’s derby name!).
Manhattan Mayhem warming up
Lauren plays for the the Wicked Pissahs, who took on the Manhattan Mayhem this past Saturday at Hunter College. After that match, she ALSO played for the Boston Blackouts against the Bronx Gridlock. She is so tough, I would have been exhausted!!!
Here’s a picture of me geeking out with Lauren/Mona! Not Pictured: The MONA MOUR, MI AMOR sign we made for her. You can learn more about Lauren Morrill by checking out her blog. Her debut novel, Meant to Be, comes out October 2012!
We <3 PLL + Roller Derby!
Question: What goes perfect with summer?
Answer: Reading on the beach!
We have some sexy new Paper Lantern Lit tote bags! Enter our contest and you could win one of 6 PLL tote bags stocked with a selection of new and upcoming titles. Or you could be one of 5 lucky winners of an empty tote for you to carry your books to the beach in style!
Grand Prize #1
Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn’t Have)
The Day Before
Grand Prize #2
Die For Me
2nd Prize #1
Legend - Signed ARC
Glow - ARC
The Space Between - ARC
2nd Prize #2
Ashes - Signed ARC
Shattered Souls - ARC
The Probability of Miracles - ARC
3rd Prize #1
The Taker - ARC
Where It Began - ARC
3rd Prize #2
Shelter - ARC
Dark Eden - ARC
5 Runners Up will win an empty PLL Tote!
1) You MUST submit a comment on this post to be entered. Whatever you’re feeling.
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Do all three and you’ll be entered three times. Easy peasy! Contest ends 11:59pm July 15 and winners will be announced July 16. Good luck!
UPDATE: CONTEST IS INTERNATIONAL.