|I'm even wearing pink. I match my blog :-)|
I was incredibly fortunate to go to a signing with Meg Cabot on Monday.
I first picked up a Meg Cabot novel in 2001 shortly before The Princess Diaries movie came out. I adored The Princess Diaries. The main character Mia is funny, nerdy, awkward and a Princess. She's the teen we all were (or are) but also gets to be something every girl dreams about being at least once in her life. I continued to read and enjoy the series (until it became a little too silly for my taste).
It's funny...I've never considered myself a diehard Meg Cabot fan. I've generally liked but usually haven't loved her books. But I checked my booklist on Goodreads. I've read thirteen Meg Cabot novels! By sheer number alone, I suppose I am a diehard fan.
Meg was a star on Monday night. She spoke for a long time, talking about her books, her life, and answering questions. She definitely has her schtick down. Her stories were silly and outlandish and guaranteed to get laughs. At times I thought it was almost a little too rehearsed, but regardless, I laughed tons and two days later, am still regaling my husband and parents with her stories.
|Don't you think that's a great dress?|
I also had the great opportunity to meet Liz from Consumed By Books. We both showed up over an hour early to the signing and sat next to each other in the front row. The hour passed super fast as we chatted about books and blogs that we love. It's so fun to meet bloggers in real life!
I bought one copy of The Princess Diaries and had Meg sign it. When I went up to her, I told her that there was a Frida Kahlo book right behind her (you'll understand the significance if you've read her Airhead series). Meg laughed. I also asked her where she got her gorgeous dress. It was a Kate Spade dress - maybe I can find it on eBay. Still drooling over it.
As much as I would love a signed copy of The Princess Diaries, I don't feel like I need it. The experience of the signing was enough fun for me. Plus, since I'm moving in a month, I'd rather not add another book to my pile. In fact, I'll probably have more books to giveaway soon.
If you're not already familiar with The Princess Diaries, here's the synopsis: