Friday, January 3, 2014

Friday Memes: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Happy Friday everybody!!
Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

This week I am spotlighting Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I pulled this one from my TBR mountain because I have heard such good things about it. Here is the description:
In Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl, 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?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?
There was a boy in her room.
Friday 56:
"So our narrator is gay...," he said. "And he's named after me..."

"I love love stories," Cath said.

Nick nodded his head a few more times.

And then they both started laughing. 


  1. Grest choice! I LOVED that book. Read it with my ears and the narrator did a spectacular job. Just have to find the time and energy to review it! Enjoy!


  2. I haven' t read this one yet, but I am currently reading Eleanore & Park (and having mixed feelings about it). But, I'll be putting Fangirl on my TBR list.

  3. Ok the 56 grabbed me.... I mean I have it wishlisted anyways but that is a funny snippet.

  4. I've heard good things about this book too. Sounds like it would be fun.
    Here's the link to my Friday post: A GOOD HOME.

  5. I've already got this one on my wishlist! Hopefully I'll be able to find it at my library soon!

  6. I keep seeing Fangirl so much. I hope you enjoy it.

    THANKS for sharing.

    Please stop by for a giveaway on my blog if you like. The link to the giveaway is in my Book Beginnings post.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  7. I can't wait to read this. I loved Eleanor & Park!

    Linking from Friday 56,
    Ricki Jill


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