19 Mar 2013

Guest post; Marissa Meyer

How I became a Bookaholic
by Marissa Meyer.

Is it possible to be born a bookaholic? Because I can’t remember a time when that term didn’t apply to me. In fact, though I have no memory of it, I’m told that my favorite “toy” when I was still in the cradle was a lamb-shaped book with squishy covers. A book! But of course it was!

Some of my earliest true memories are of my brother and I climbing into my parents’ king-size bed on either side of my Mom and cuddling against her as she read “Black Beauty” and “The Legends of King Arthur” and a great many Dr. Seuss books—how I felt for the Sneeches! How I understood Yertle the Turtle! How I despised those goons who only walked North and South and wouldn’t compromise when their paths collided! (My four-year-old self questioned, why doesn’t one just go under the other?)

I don’t remember learning to read. At some point it seems that I simply could. And I did. I hungered for stories the way some kids hunger for cardboard forts or chocolate chip cookies. (Okay, I hungered for those things too… but only so I could eat cookies in my fort while enjoying a great book.)

Perhaps what enticed me most about books is that they were an infinite gift. There were always more stories to read, more adventures to explore, more characters to befriend. I could slip into Narnia one day and fight dragons on Mt. Doom the next and then become a pioneer on the prairie or a pirate on Treasure Island, and on and on and on. Books never grew tiresome, and I never ran out of them.

To this day, both the great blessing and the great curse of being a Bookaholic seems to be that there are always, always more stories to fall in love with.

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
The Lunar chronicles book two

This is not the fairytale you remember.
But it’s one you won’t forget.

Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. The police have closed her case. The only person Scarlet can turn to is Wolf, a street fighter she does not trust, but they are drawn to each other.

Meanwhile, in New Beijing, Cinder will become the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive – when she breaks out of prison to stay one step ahead of vicious Queen Levana.

As Scarlet and Wolf expose one mystery, they encounter Cinder and a new one unravels. Together they must challenge the evil queen, who will stop at nothing to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner . . .

About the author
Marissa Meyer lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her fiancé and their two cats. Marissa enjoys road-tripping, wine-tasting, and hunting for priceless treasures at antique shops. 

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1 comment:

  1. I loved this guest post! I always had books in my life growing up & I thought that was normal, but most people in my school thought I was the weird one! *sigh* it doesn't bother me because they are the ones that are seriously missing out & I always feel like I know secrets that others don't.

    Yes - I think bookaholics are born but you can definitely make a bookaholic if you give them the right books to start them off.

    Thanks for sharing! :)


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