Happy Friday, reading, writing

Happy Friday #3 – Anna and the French Kiss and other stories…

Yay! It´s already the third edition of “Happy Friday” 🙂 Looking forward to know what made you happy this week? Did you write more than expected? Did you read something amazing? Did you help another writer/reader? Did you enjoy quality time with your loved ones? 

* I finished my first draft!: I am still super excited about this, even though I am now seriously thinking about the best way to tackle the editing process…(and the query :D)…

* Anna and the French Kiss

After diving into several YA contemporary romance novels and loving them, I thought I should dig into the ones I heard so many good reviews about and had not yet read. That is when Anna and the French Kiss comes in. And gosh I´m glad I did!

Awwwww….I had a lot of heart melting moments reading the story of Anna. The voice caught me right at the beginning, right after the first few lines…I actually stopped reading and thought “Wow, I already love the voice”. I mean, I could hear and see Anna from the get go and in just a few sentences!  The story itself wrapped me around its little finger. On top of the love story, the friendships, the first times, I could also see Paris, the streets I know and miss.

I also now read Lola and The Boy Next Door...and let´s just say I cannot wait for Isla and The Happily Ever After

* YA Book club

Tracey announced a yearlong YA Book Club 😀 and I´m quite excited to have joined. It´s starting in February and I am looking forward to discuss the books here and on the blogs of the other YA Book Clubbers 😀 And….I have the badge with the link on the sidebar if you want to take a look and maybe join as well.

* ChangeWriteNow

We´re in our 3rd week and it´s getting a tad easier to fit in the work-outs in the morning…The ladies of my team are still as supportive as ever 😀 oh if you´re not on Twitter or do not check the #ChangeWriteNow you can see a weekly wrap-up here

So tell me any happy stories this week? (anything that made you smile to  is a happy story :-))


18 thoughts on “Happy Friday #3 – Anna and the French Kiss and other stories…”

  1. ChangeWriteNow is brilliant! I really wish I had known about it sooner so that I could join 😦 but good luck and congrats on finishing your draft! That is a great accomplishment.

    1. Thanks…I started the revisions and it´s quite a task but I´m loving it! Oh and I think they might do another round of ChangeWriteNow starting in March 😀

  2. That’s quite a compliment if ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS can make you miss Paris! Either the author’s also French (which I don’t think she is), or she knows Paris and conveyed it convincingly.

    I don’t recall if I’ve congratulated you for finishing your first draft… even if I have, congratulations again, Elodie!! 🙂

    1. Thanks Colin 😀
      I love it when I can read a book that really shows the streets of a city i know and I can imagine walking with the characters 🙂

  3. Congrats on finishing your first draft! Big accomplishment 🙂 I’ve been scouring Goodreads and other sites looking for other books that might feel similar to ANNA and LOLA. I think I’ve found some that look appealing (although some aren’t due out for a bit 😦 ).

    P.S. I love your Happy Fridays – the world needs more Happy!

    1. Thanks Jaime 😀 I´ll let you know if I come across another book that gives me the butterflies like Anna and Lola did 🙂
      Glad you like the Happy Fridays 🙂

    1. Thanks Tarah 🙂 Looking forward to know what you think of Anna…I just started revisions on the first draft, can´t wait to send it to you once I´m done (I changed some things towards the middle so I have to adjust the beginning :D)

    1. Thanks Lu 🙂 (and thanks for the follow on Twitter :-)). I´ll definitely do the 11 things blog post soon (probably by the end of January…:D)

  4. Congrats on finishing your first draft. I’ve been meaning to check out Anna and the French Kiss. Glad to hear you liked it

  5. ELODIE. I finally read Anna and the French Kiss this week. TWICE. What took me so long?! I read Lola right when it came out but hadn’t read Anna yet. Etienne — oh, talk about swoon. Fo’ shiz.

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