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lisa_schroeder confessed a deep, dark secret today.

If she can admit her shortcomings with courage and grace, so can I.

Please do your best to understand, and forgive.

I have never read a Meg Cabot book.


I know!

I do read her blog – I LOVE her combination of wry humor and no-nonsense opinions.

How can I call myself a writer of teen fiction, yet never have read the Queen?

I beg your (and her) pardon.

And I humbly request recommendations: which Meg Cabot should I start with?

And I challenge you: publicly admit which author you should have read, but have not.

Then we can all begin to heal.

And read.

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Nov. 21st, 2007 08:51 pm (UTC)
Well, I read first of The Princess Diaries, and that's it. I've heard great things about Avalon High. I want to read that one. Someday. I love that you are asking for confessions. Heal and read. Yes! :)
Nov. 21st, 2007 08:58 pm (UTC)
Never read them either. ;-)
Nov. 21st, 2007 09:19 pm (UTC)
I never have either!!! Ha.
Nov. 21st, 2007 09:42 pm (UTC)
I've read The Queen of Babble (for adults, with penetration - and yeah, that refers to the characters, not to the mental acuity of the readers). And that's it. M gobbles the Princess Diaries (and Avalon High) like candy. I can't be bothered.
Nov. 21st, 2007 10:26 pm (UTC)
Nor have I. The Maud (daughter) says very good things about the Mediator series, as do her bookaholic friends.

Now I'm going over to Lisa's place to beat her up about Jane Austen. Byeeee!
Nov. 21st, 2007 11:51 pm (UTC)
The penultimate book in the Mediator series is really good; but I didn't care for the last one. The first few Princess Diaries books are fun, but after that they start to blend together.

I just read Pants on Fire; it was enjoyable. Um, and Avalon High is a contemporary take on the King Arthur myth, if you're into that.

I don't know that it really matters *which* book you read. They're pretty consistent/similar: heavy on voice, light on actual events. (I've read most of her YAs.)

And I challenge you: publicly admit which author you should have read, but have not.

Aw, I don't believe in that. ^.^ Everyone should just read what they want.
Nov. 23rd, 2007 04:12 am (UTC)
Thanks for the recs.

Nov. 22nd, 2007 01:47 am (UTC)
I haven't read a lot of popular YA. Meg Cabot certainly included. Someday I'll be near a real library...
or at least a bookstore other than Walmart.
Nov. 22nd, 2007 05:21 am (UTC)
tee-hee...I started PRINCESS DIARIES, but discovered I wasn't that fond of the book (though I loved the movies) -- but I did make it through AVALON HIGH, and I enjoyed it (although the narrative style of constant teenager chatter -- in her brain -- drove me crazy).
Nov. 22nd, 2007 05:35 am (UTC)
You're still cool. Lisa on the other hand...
Nov. 22nd, 2007 03:49 pm (UTC)
Hey! Who do you--

Ah, who am I kidding. I know, I know! Why do you think I hang out with you? I'm learning cool from you!
Nov. 22nd, 2007 02:29 pm (UTC)
Me either...
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