Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Unexpected geek moment

Have you guys noticed how often some names you hear everyday are found in books?  Like Kelsy or Chelsea, right?  Well, this was a huge surprise to me today.

Oh.  My.  God.

My name is in a book.

For the lead character, too.

*is flabbergasted*

It was an incredibly weird, exciting, awkward, and shocking moment for me seeing my name in Madigan Reads review of Trickster's Girl.

 
To fully understand why this is so shocking to me is easy to explain.  One, my mother made up my name when she was twelve years old.  Two, everyone as far back as I can remember has butchered my name horrifically growing up.

I can only hope people will start to pronounce my name correctly now and that the book is actually good when I read it.  (laughs)

I have to get myself a copy A.S.A.P.  


~Kelsa

10 comments:

  1. THat is awesome. I would be so excited. Even though I have a pretty common name Amber, I have only seen it in a few books as small side characters. I would be super excited like you are.

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  2. It really is, especially when you never expect to find a book to share the leads name with in the first place. :)

    I just hope the book is good. But until I put a dent in the others I just bought, this one is gonna have to be on the back burner. *sigh*

    ~Kelsa

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  3. LOL! Congrats on seeing your name in a book. I don't think I've ever read a book or known someone with your name before. It's too bad too, because your name is very pretty.

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  4. Thank you so much! :3

    This has made my boring day so much cooler.

    ~Kelsa

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  5. Okay so here's how I think you pronounce your name Kell (like the first part of Kelly) suh almost like you were going to say sun but left off the n. Anywhere close. Because with all this emailing we're doing, I need to know how to say your name. Heather isn't hard. There's only one way to say it though you wouldn't believe the way people like to try to shorten it.

    Heather

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  6. Yes! That's it! :D

    I'm going to have to use that when I explain my name to people in person, cause that was dead on. LOL

    Trying to shorten peoples names just because you can is freaking annoying to me. The only person I ever let get away with calling me Kel or Kels was a boy I liked in 4th grade. I put my put down after that one. (laughs)

    ~Kelsa

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  7. That's really exciting! I always get excited when I see my name used as well, except that doesn't happen often because Jenny isn't all that interesting of a name for a character:) You're not alone in your excitement, I would have had a geek moment too!

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  8. Pish posh! Your name is pretty (and easier to pronounce). That's a WIN in my book. ;)

    ~Kelsa

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  9. I don't think I've ever seen MY name in a book.
    But, famed YA writer L.K. Madigan passed away this week and it has been weird to see my Twitter feed filled with messages that say, "R.I.P. Madigan"
    Also strange, but cool I met another gal named Madigan who is ALSO a librarian... What are the chances?
    I'm glad my review tickled you... Even though I probably sounded more lukewarm than I intended. It's a great book, especially if you like "travel quest" types of stories.

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  10. Yeah, when I saw title's on other people's blogs saying "Madigan will be missed," I stopped by your blog a couple of times to be safe. It worried me quite a bit.

    That is pretty awesome to find another Librarian with the same name as you. :) That would be my newest buddy if I ever found someone who liked the same stuff as me with the same name. But I'd probably start to think it was a out to replace me like in the movies or something else really silly like that. Haha. =)

    ~Kelsa

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~Kelsa

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