As some of you may have noticed, The Heir came out last week. Since this is very exciting, I thought I might share how I came about reading The Selection in the first place…
Once upon a time, a girl went to visit the library. Now, this was a very good library, and the young adult selection was very good. This girl had gone to the library to look at all the pretty books, to see if any caught her eye.
As she scanned the shelves (in alphabetical order, of course), she came up to the Cs. Here she saw a book with a pretty blue dress on the cover. “Say,” said the girl, “I believe I saw that book on Goodreads. I think my sister desires to read it.”
And so the girl grabbed the book and continued browsing.
Sometime later, she returned home with her books. “This is a very pretty cover” she thought to herself, looking at the book with the blue dress. “I may just read it myself.”
And so she read the book titled ‘The Selection’. As did her sister, and together they fangirled.
Some more time passed, but before it was time to return the book to the library, the girl gave the book to her mother. “You will enjoy this” she insisted.
Two days later, her mother opened her bedroom door, threw the book at the girl and shouted “You didn’t tell me it was a series! How long until the next book comes out?”
“Only a few weeks,” the girl replied, glad that she had already investigated this.
“Good,” replied the mother, “I need to know what happens.”
And so it came to pass that the girl bought The Selection. And when the sequel came out, she bought that, too. And there was much fangirling, and a great desire to discover how the series ended.
And so, when the final book was released, there was much rejoicing, and admiration of the pretty dress.
Months passed, and suddenly there was an announcement…there would be another book!
And so there was more rejoicing and fangirling.
When the new book was finally released, the girls mother read it eagerly, while the girl waited for a lull in her studies, so that she too may share in the joy of the new book.
Ok, I feel like I need to mention that I did not intentionally set about writing it like that…it just happened.
But, yes, that is the story.
Renee Bookboyfriends said:
ha ha that is a lovely story! I really appreciate this story. You should write story posts more often! Thanks for sharing and I’m glad you’re excited for The Heir and hopefully you get to read it soon!
I should also add that I really wish my local library had a good YA section but NO! They decided they need to fill it up with cookbooks from the 80s.
Oh, goodness, I don’t think I could write any more…I mean, most of my other book stories are literally “I saw the book on goodreads, so I read it, and it was awesome”…
But, hey, if you give my ideas…
Haha, cookbooks. I’m so happy with my library, it has such an amazing and large selection 🙂
Kara @ Diary of a Teen Writer said:
Hahah love this post .> And I’m glad I did as I LOVE this series, and am so excited to dive into The Heir.
Mum gave The Heir back to me the other night saying “It CAN’T END THERE! Now I have to wait for the next one…when does it come out?”
So, now I just need to find the time to read it…along with the 20 or so other books that I’ve bought but not yet read…
Loved that. XD That’s about how I pick out books too. “Oh this looks nice/familiar/etc.”
Haha that’s so cute how you, your sister and mome all love the series and fangirl together! 🙂