Shannon Hale Mania

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 |

I have a confession. It's quite possible that I have an addiction to Shannon Hale's writing. Not too serious, but a few friends have shown concern. Ha! And the fact that she is releasing not one, but TWO books this year has gotten me so keyed up that I want to share a little of the excitement with you!

A few weeks ago, Shannon released The Actor and the Housewife, which (to my great displeasure) has not arrived on order from the library yet. {The library, you ask? If this is a true addiction, why not go buy it? Well, my dear readers, I actually DID see it in the bookstore (before it's release date, might I add) but was feeling overly confident of my local library's abilities to get new books out to their-practically panting- readers.} Essentially, it's the story of a very famous British actor becoming friends with an average American housewife. In one of Shannon's previous books, Austenland, she gave the dedication to Colin Firth, saying, "You're a really great guy, but I'm married, so I think we should just be friends." (Gotta love that sense of humor!)She has brought her fantasy of being a companion-nothing more- of Mr. Firth's to life in this book. Based on Enna Isilee's wonderful review on Squeaky Books, I can hardly wait to get my hands on it!

In September, Forest Born, the fourth book in the Bayern series, will be released! I got hooked on Shannon because of the first installment, The Goose Girl, a retelling of the Grimm's fairy tale. Shannon weaves magic into her writing- I haven't got a clue how she does it, but I love getting wrapped up in her stories.

Well, now I can barely contain myself! Next time you're at the bookstore or the library, look for Shannon Hale!

<3 Cate


KD said...

These both sound good. I have only read one shannon hale book, princess acadamy. Which was pretty good :D

I'll definitly will look for more shannon hale books the next time im at the bookstore.

Simply_Megan said...

I love Shannon Hale! She's such a great writer. I can't wait to read The Actor and the Housewife.

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