Monday, 7 July 2014
How To Build A Girl: How To Build A Bridge To My Heart
I didn't know who Caitlin Moran was until the lovely Frances got excited at me this one day because Caitlin's first book was coming out in a couple of weeks. I'm not immune to Frances-recommendations, nor to her shoving books in my face and telling me to read them, and so I read How To Be A Woman, and it was spectacular.
By the time Moranthology came out, I was hanging on Moran's every word on twitter, reading all her columns whenever The Times pesky paywall came down, and even got tickets for two events she was doing to promote her book. At one of these, I MET HER AND IT WAS GREAT and, let's face it, I would probably marry her if I could (a platonic marriage of amazingness, obviously).
Somewhere along the way I've also read The Chronicles of Narmo, the novel Moran wrote when she was 15 and ridiculously precocious, but this basically brings us to this readalong. I am SO EXCITED to be reading Caitlin along with some tremendous ladies, but on the flip side of this, I can't believe I've had the book in my possession for a couple of weeks now and haven't actually read it (let's face it, I've read some of it. It's amazing. But shhhh...)
But anyway! Those dark days of longing are over now, and I can't wait to read the things the glorious Caitlin has to tell, nor can I wait to squeal about it with everyone starting next week. SO EXCITED.
(ps you can definitely follow along with us over at Emily's blog, we'll be posting weekly. And I will be screeching A LOT.
pps If you're an American, you can definitely preorder this book here. And if you're an Englisher, you can probably find it in most bookshops because I'm pretty sure it's out now.)
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READY TO BEGIN AW YEAHReplyDelete
AW YEAH INDEED.Delete
RIGHT YOU MET HER!! I forgot. This is extra exciting.ReplyDelete
IT WAS AWESOME EVEN THOUGH I WAS ALL SILENT AND WEEEEIRD hahaha. Ah, Caitlin.Delete
Oooh, I totally forgot that you got to meet her. So jealous now. This is gonna be totally awesome (sung to the tune of the Harry Potter musical, natch).ReplyDelete
This is going to be too awesome to handle! Thank you again for hostinggggg lovely lady!Delete
I just bought the book at Tesco, having found out about the readalong THIS MORNING about ten minutes before we set off. Don't know if I'm actually posting and shizzle because... well, frankly I'm shit at posting right now... but I'm going to read it anyway! I read the excerpt and the big interview in The Times Magazine last week, it was really good. :)ReplyDelete
Reading is good. Reading is what we're all here for! Did you also read the Guardian article Caitlin wrote, because that was reaaaaally good. CAITLINNNNN!Delete
I didn't know this was happening! Totally would have joined in - I have all those Waterstone's giftcards I could have used to buy the book and everything! Never mind, I will read all of your readalong posts and... well, let's face it, probably buy it anyway :-pReplyDelete
I wholly support your buying it, Bex! Just do iiiiiiit! You can just readalong with the readalong and it'll be awesommmme!Delete
You are my Frances in terms of introducing me to Moran, and I THANK YOU FOR IT. My life had improved muchly.ReplyDelete
Awwwww, I am really enjoying everyone going 'I think Laura read this and said I had to read it so I did' because THAT IS MY AIM IN LIFE. I also make people read a lot of Stephen King, AS YOU KNOW!Delete
CANNOT see a Stephen King book without thinking, "Laura's probably read that already. I should really read him at some point." And then I feel GUILT. You should be very pleased with yourself.Delete
I cannot believe you met her! Did you squish her face? I would have totally squished her face. And given her many many hugs. You know, I'm not actually that weird...ReplyDelete
ANYWAY, let's get this feminist party started :D
I didn't squish her face! I sort of went all quiet and a bit mumbly and aghhh, I love her so much! It was awesome though :)Delete
FEMINIST PARTIES ARE THE BEST PARTIES.
"a platonic marriage of amazingness" Ahahaha YES TO THISReplyDelete
You may need to explain some of the English-ness of the book to us uncultured Americans. I'm counting on you
How to build a bridge to my heart INDEED.ReplyDelete
My bloglovin feed was full of posts about this readalong, and then the next day it happened to fall off the shelves at home and came home with me. I'll definitely be joining in... though I need to get round to writing an introductory post.ReplyDelete