How To Build A Girl readalong: The Intro

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Hi guys!! *waves*

It has been too long since I’ve been able to do a readalong, so when I saw Emily’s post about this pre-pub readalong for Caitlin Moran’s new novel, I begged and pleaded to join in (really, I mentioned that if I spot opened up I’d love to join, and Emily hooked me up with a e-galley, because she’s super awesome).

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Most of you are familiar enough with me, but for any newbies joining – Hi, I’m Sarah, I read and blog stuff. Take a look around if that strikes your fancy. The only Caitlin Moran book I’ve read before is How to Be a Woman, which I admit I didn’t love. I had some issues with it, BUT I did like Moran’s writing style. She’s funny and sarcastic and angry, and that’s something I can always get on board with. I have been meaning to pick up Moranthology, but never got around to it. (Okay actually I forgot about it, and I just went to Amazon to make sure I had the title right, and it’s only $1.99 on the Kindle, so I’m getting that now and I’ll read it soonish.) Anyways, I was excited to hear that she had a novel coming out and I’m really glad that I’ll get to read it with ya’ll!

Sooo… not much else to ramble on about, I’m afraid. I hope the book is good, I’m sure the conversations and blog posts will be brilliant. I need to go GIF-hunting, because I’ve been MIA for so long and I need to re-stock and that seems like a good way to spend a couple hours. I’d like to thank Emily for getting us together on this readalong, as well as the folks at HarperCollins.

For anyone interested in pre-ordering the hardcover of How to Build a Girl, (it comes out in September), visit Odyssey Bookshop and get it done! I’m off to start reading this now (AKA after work), because I’m impatient.

 

bye bye

 

~Sarah

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8 comments

  1. Spending time stocking up on gifs, yes, important. I need to do that. Or figure out a way to work in all of the ridiculous gifs I have but haven’t used yet.

    Also YAY for picking up Moranthology which I loooove love love. And it’s so easy to pick up, read a couple columns, put down for awhile, pick up again.

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  2. Hmm, my GIF stockpile is getting low as well. Well, not low exactly (I think I have about 200 saved on Picasa) but about half of them are Harry Potter related from our last readalong.

    Though if Harry Potter GIFs aren’t appropriate to How to Build a Girl, I may not like this book very much.

    Ahh, I’m rambling already – it really is readalong time! 🙂

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  3. Oo, hey, love the blog makeover! Looks great, lady.

    I wonder if our GIFs will tend to a theme, this time around. What kind of British YA GIFable things are there out there? Thus is the glory of the internet: we will find out.

    I really very much lots liked Moranthology – I hope you like it! I second what Alley said: read it in bits between or with other books. I read it during a readathon and didn’t feel like I got the most out of it, yah know?

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  4. I sooo need to stockpile gifs. I didn’t even include any in my intro post (FAIL) because I was typing it at work (shhhh) so I am really going to have to up my game next week!

    SO EXCITED I CAN’T STAND IT!

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  5. Yay for getting to take part! And yay for Moranthology being so cheap! I already have it as a physical book but now I kinda want to buy the e-version as well, who can resist those prices!

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