Inspiration From The Distant Past

Inspiration From The Distant Past
Found note in an old book... warms the cockles of my bookish heart...

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Princess Diaries- Meg Cabot.

This is my answer to Jillian's top ten. This week, top ten YA books. I know there are supposed to be a list of ten here, but there are ten in the series, so that counts, right?

I picked up the first book in The Princess Diaries series while I was in a Korean airport. Having read all the books I packed, I was in desperate need of a new one. That book happened to be the only one in the bookstore that was pink and not in Korean gobbeldygook. I started reading it as soon as we took off, and found myself completely uninterested in everything in it. I handed it to Mum. A minute later, tears of laughter were streaming down her face. Confused, I snatched it back and had another read. Nothing. I resorted back to my Gameboy for the the rest of the flight, enviously watching my hysterical Mum.

Three years later, I pick it up unwillingly, remembering the Korean flight incident. And get no sleep for three days after. Since that day, I have been hooked on the series. It follows the diary of a young girl who finds out unexpectedly that she is a princess from her controlling grandmother. I won't say anymore, as tempted as I am, so I don't spoil it.

There are ten books in the series, and after number seven, it gets a bit erm .... inappropriate for about my age and down. (twelve, if you don't already know.)

Just be prepared, if you are my age, to not get any homework done for a week, or, if you are Mums, starving children.

4 comments:

  1. Izzy! I too loved the Princess Diaries series! Have you watched the Disney movie adaptation with Ann Hathaway? It's a bit different, but I still loved it :)

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  2. I haven't read the book but I love the movie. I did know there was a book but not ten! I must read the first one and see how it compares.

    What a great bookish anecdote, Izzy. Thanks for sharing! And isn't it funny how books can grow on a person after awhile...

    :o)

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  3. It sounds in this case like the person grew into the book!

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  4. Hi! Top10Picks:Young Adults' Mr. Linky had a bit of a technical problem and erased all our links!! :/ If you don't mind linking again, please do so over here. Thanks sooo much and sorry for the trouble.

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