oh lizzie nichols…

First off, I’m a fan of Meg Cabot. I love the funny details she gets into her stories, and her way of telling them with flair. I know my main character is safe, I know she’ll be ok, and in a world of uncertainty I need that in my everyday reads.

A few years back I picked up queen of babble and loved it. Lizzie Nichols (main character) introduced me to chocolate bars on fresh french bread, and the story was sweet and I’ve re-read it a few times. Now, the second came out (I was surprised to see a second one!) and I HATED IT. Honestly. I get that stories have to have drama and such… but it tore apart the fairytale land that I set up in my head in the first book. Now since I do adore Meg Cabot, and I just (finally) read and loved the boy next door , so faith in Meg restored I decided to give the newest in the queen of babble series a shot. (queen of babble gets hitched)

and I actually liked it. Also, I think my problem with book #2 is that I did NOT know it was set up as a trilogy when I started #1. Had I known that I would have had different expectations. Know what I mean? Honestly I could live without knowing about books #2 and #3, but I do like where she got Lizzie’s world by the end of the book. So we’re good again Meg. Keep on writing, and I’ll keep reading.

I do want to know how Meg Cabot writes so freaking much though. I understand she’s not writing books that are super heavy or needing extensive research, but really. Does she dictate in the car? Have a full staff of assistants? Whatever it is… dang. It inspires me to get off my rear and DO a bit more in general!

So that’s where I’m off to. This girl has some SCARY messes to clean up… and a big picture deadline to meet!

6 thoughts on “oh lizzie nichols…”

  1. I felt the same way about the second book. I didn’t hate it, but it got on my nerves. The third book is on my birthday list (7/16) and I hope that it will show up in my mailbox 🙂 Glad to hear it’s not terrible.

  2. I love to hear about a new author! Thanks for sharing. I especially love when they have written several books in a series. Sometimes its hard to let the characters go. One of my favorite authors is Anita Shreve. I don’t even read what the story is about. if she wrote it, I’m reading it! (just in case you’re looking for a new author, too.)

  3. Oh I love Meg Cabot and I have read so many of her books – including the Queen of Babble. I haven’t read #2 or #3 in this series yet…but I am still anxious too. This is my daughter’s favorite author, amongst a great many.

  4. May I have read anything by Meg Cabot but i will check her out now. . . thanks for sharing!

  5. May I have read anything by Meg Cabot but i will check her out now. . . thanks for sharing!

  6. I’ll have to check out the new one – I didn’t realize there was a number 3. I like listening to these on CD. I also recently found that there is another in the heather wells series by m.c. I don’t know if there are 3 or 4 now – have to check.

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