Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Publish Date: September 10, 2013
Publisher: St. Martin's Press

*I saw this on two friends' WoWs last week. I am now obsessed with this book. It sounds absolutely perfect!

A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love.

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . .

But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

Or will she just go on living inside somebody else’s fiction?

32 comments :

  1. I really want to read this one too! I love that it include the fanfiction angle. I'm really hoping I get to read this one. Great pick!

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  2. I love the cover and the story sounds fantastic, too!

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  3. Great pick! I stumbled actoss this only like a month back, and I instantly thought "YES, I have to have this!" Thanks for sharing
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  4. What a fun sounding book! I can totally see why you are now obsessed!

    Come and see what we've got up this week on Harlie's Books. See ya there!

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  5. Been seeing this author's books a lot lately! Hope you enjoy this one once you read it!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  6. I still need to read Eleanor & Park but this sounds adorable. I think it's going to be at BEA

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  7. great choice. I so want to read this book. Here is mine. http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2013/05/waiting-on-wednesday-57-and-www.html

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  8. I kid you not when I say that I am absolutely in LOVE with the sound of this one. It looks so fun, refreshing and cute!

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  9. Oh wow, this has definitely hit the blogosphere by storm! I definitely want to read this book now!

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  10. I've seen this book around a lot! It sounds really good. :) I may have to check it out when it's released. :)

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  11. Haven't heard of this one, but looks good. Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi at Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  12. Did you see that it's on NetGalley? (I don't know if your WoW picks mean that you want to have them or just books that you're going to get around to reading.) I was one of the few people who wasn't over-the-moon for E&P, but I'm going to give Rowell another try!

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  13. Oh, ouch! I'd be devastated if my twin(!) sister told me she didn't want to be roommates!

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  14. This sounds like a fun read. I shall be adding it to my ever-growing TBR list :)
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  15. I've seen this one around but haven't really ever taken the time to read the blurb. MISTAKE! This does sound awesome Alison, and is definitely going on my list. Damn all these fantastic WoWs, they're rough on the bank account. So worth it though:)

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  16. I know, this sounds amazing! I was approved for it on Netgalley, and oh my gosh, I want to read it right this minute. But I'm trying to wait a little closer to the release date.

    I'm also hoping to get my hands on Rowell's Attachments soon. I put a hold on it, but it hasn't come into my library yet. I hope soon, though!

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  17. I'm excited for this one, too. I love books that take place at college and I'm curious to see how fanfic is handled. Great pick!
    Natflix&Books' WoW

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  18. YESSSSS!! I CAN'T WAIT TO READ THIS ONE!!!

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  19. This sounds awesome! I have heard so many great things about Rowell's Eleanor and Park (which I am on the waiting list for at the library). The fanfiction aspect really intrigues me. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. I can't wait either!! AYE! It is on netgalley right now if you are interested. Also not sure if I told you but Rainbow Rowell will be doing a Q&A with my book club on May 15th and you are welcome to stop by and chat with her before then!! Here is the link http://www.goodreads.com/topic/group_folder/172811?group_id=3551

    Angie
    Angela's Anxious Life

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  21. I love the sound of this one! I still have pick up Eleanor and Park too. Heard great things about that book.

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  22. This seems like such an awesome read - since I'm such a fangirl myself. :) Great pick!

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  23. Awesome pick! This sounds like it will be an adorable read.

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  24. Ohmigosh that looks sooo good(:
    Check out my WOW: http://www.nobentspines.blogspot.com/

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  25. I cannot wait for this book!! It sounds so amazing. I was really into fanfiction in when I was a teen. Great pick :)

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  26. This is one I'm eager to read, too. :) It sounds like such a great book, and I think so many readers (and people who love any fandom) can relate to Cath! Here's hoping September gets here soon! :)

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  27. I just got the first book Eleanor and Park. I gotta read this if this book is coming out.

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  28. I was just getting ready to let you know this book is on Netgalley right now, but Steph Su already did, lol. :) I just requested this book from there a couple days ago! I still need to read Eleanor and Park, too. This looks like it's going to be awesome. I'm reading it no matter what! :D

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  29. I'm so excited for this book! I was lucky enough to get approved on Netgalley and can't wait for the approaching month of September so I can read and review it.

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