Thursday, July 14, 2011

Giveaway: SIGNED Meg Cabot The Princess Diaries!!!!

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:



She's just a New York City girl living with her artist mom…

News flash: Dad is prince of Genovia. (So that's why a limo always meets her at the airport!)
Downer: Dad can't have any more kids. (So no heir to the throne.)
Shock of the century: Like it or not, Mia is prime princess material.
The worst part: Princess lessons from her dreaded grandmere, the dowager princess of Genovia, who thinks Mia has a thing or two to learn before she steps up to the throne.
Well, her father can lecture her until he's royal-blue in the face about her princessly duty no— way is she moving to Genovia and leaving Manhattan behind. But what's a girl to do when her name is PRINCESS AMELIA MIGNONETTE GRIMALDI THERMOPOLIS RENALDO? (courtesy of Goodreads)

24 comments:

  1. Wow, you're so lucky! I've read quite alot of books by Meg Cabot. I am definitely a diehard fan, haha! I would love to meet Meg, she seems like a nice person, plus she has an awesome accent! xD

    I really enjoyed reading the Princess Diaries series, Mia was awesome! Actually, I think it was the first book series I ever read! :o

    I'm currently reading one of her new novels - Overbite the second book in the Insatiable series, you should defintly check it out - it's about vampires! :)

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  2. I'm outside the US/Canada so can't enter, but I just wanted to drop by and say how cool it is that you got to meet the author!

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  3. Never read The Princess Diaries, but loved the movies.

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  4. Sounds like you had a wonderful time at the book signing. I've yet to make it to a book signing and it's something I really want to do.

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  5. I am going to go see Meg Tonight..even more excited now that I read your little piece on it!

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  6. Thanks so much for the giveaway. Love the pictures!

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  7. Wow great giveaway! I can't believe I haven't read this book yet! (But I have seen the movie.) I know what you mean about book signings though. I have one this weekend with Maggie Stiefvater and I too will have a signed book up for grabs after that!

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  8. Look at how cute you are Alison! You do match your blog:) This sounds like it was a blast, I definitely want to hear some of her stories that have you laughing 2 days later! She's one author I would love to meet:)

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  9. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I'm glad you had a nice time at the signing :) Meg sounds fabulous.

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  10. Sounds like so much fun! And that is definitely a great dress.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!! =)

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  12. Wow--you lucky girl, you! I do really like Meg Cabot (like you, I haven't loved everything she's written but I do like most of her books) and would love to meet her IRL. She seems like such a cool, normal person. Yay for getting to hear her speak!
    Happy reading,
    Mary @ Book Swarm

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  13. Sounds like you had a great time! :)

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  14. I'm not entering, but what an amazing experience, Alison! Meg Cabot is a genius, for sure :)

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  15. I had to enter. You know why? Because I've never read a Meg Cabot novel. Don't hate! I did love the Princess Diaries movie though! That counts for something, right? RIGHT?

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  16. Awesome giveaway! I'd love to win this novel. :D

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  17. haha. i had no freckin' clue you lived in MN too? I live like right next to that B&N too. R u going to the Andrea Cremer signing in 2 weeks? Be nice to meet ya..=DDDDDD

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  18. I love the experience of attending signing too! Such fun.

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  19. I'd love to go to a signing with Meg Cabot!! Thanks for the giveaway :o)

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  20. Oh, you lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky thing you! I am officially very jealous!
    I'm glad you had fun, and I know everyone must be thankful for the giveaway! :D

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  21. Oh that looked like so much fun! I haven't gotten a chance to go to a Meg Cabot signing yet, but I hope to change that soon.

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  22. This is so incredibly exciting. Meg Cabot would be one of my top authors to meet. She seems so cool and down to earth!

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  23. Thanks for this awesome giveaway! I LOVED The Princess Diaries growing up! Meg Cabot is one of my all-time fav authors!!

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