Wednesday, August 1, 2012
YA Highway RTW: It's Kind of a Funny Story
Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.
This weeks topic: what is the best book you read in July?
Embarrassing story time. At the beginning of the month I read Cinder by Marissa Meyer. It was an audiobook, but I like reading along and seeing words so I bought the ebook as well. Sorry, I'm weird like that. I listened and read all night long and well into the morning. That's right I had no sleep. And it was a Sunday. Yeah... I finally finished sometime that day. HOLY CLIFFHANGER BATMAN! I could not stop thinking about it. What was I supposed to do until next year when Scarlet come out.
If you couldn't tell by my lack of sleep and plunge into despair, I loved that book. Every chapter there were twist and turns, I fell in love with the characters. And the plot, I love fairy tale retelling, but this was more than just a fairy tale. It was something deeper than "once upon a time" and "happily every after." You're just going to have to read it to understand. Check out the summery here if my words intrigued you.
I basically described Cinder to my family like this. "IT'S CINDERELLA WITH ROBOTS!!!" And yes, I shouted it every time. But it's not really Cinderella with "robots" Cinder is actually a cyborg and they have androids. But still.
Now here's the embarrassing part. I wrote an email. A fan email. Am I ashamed of it? No. Will this come back to haunt me one day? Possibly. The email was kind of insane. I wrote it at one in the morning. Twenty Four hours with no sleep is one thing, I mean I'm in college so I do it all the time. But going twenty-four hours without sleep because of a book. It does something to you..
A couple weeks later she responded. I had a total fangirl moment and then went back to read the email. Yeah, it was really crazy. Seriously, I questioned my own sanity. I did however give her several chances to stop reading. But she read it and her response was super nice and not totally creeped out.
All right the story's out. Now it's your turn. Have you every written a crazy fan letter to an author or celebrity? Did they respond? Let me know in the comments.
Here are the links to Marissa's website and twitter.