The intrepid Emily over at As the Crow Flies (and Reads!) is hosting a pre-publication readalong of Caitlin Moran's upcoming novel, How to Build a Girl. Emily is living every English major's dream, a dream exacerbated by You've Got Mail,
|Oh, Shop Around the Corner.|
*"You'll Be in my Heart" plays softly in the distance*
and selling books at the Odyssey Bookshop. I hope you twirl in there on the daily, Em. Anywhat, with the book selling comes super fancy perks like being able to host a readalong for a book that ISN'T EVEN OUT YET. YEAH. (I know reading ARCs is old hat for a lot of you, but for me this is, like, a brand new hat. A still in the box, new-hat-smell smelling hat.) Because Emily is amazing, she's hooking us up with advanced copies of How to Build a Girl and bringing us together to read in tandem.
This week is the introductory post, and next week we'll start readalonging in earnest. To that end, hello! I'm Kayleigh. I'm a copy editor living in northeastern British Columbia and I have a lot of feelings about the Oxford comma, Harry Potter, and BBC's Sherlock. It's likely that all of these things will make an appearance during the course of this readalong.
Caitlin Moran, by the by, is also a Sherlock fan.
She wrote about the life-ruining masterpiece of a show in the only book of hers I've read so far: Moranthology, a collection of articles she's written over the years. I loved Moranthology and followed her on Twitter because of it, which is how I learned that Louise Brealey (who plays Molly Hooper
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in Sherlock) will be reading the audiobook version of How to Build a Girl. IT'S ALL COMING TOGETHER. All this to say, I find Moran hilarious and am really looking forward to seeing how her humour translates to fiction.
To those of you I've known for a while: hello and I've missed you and please allow me to kiss your noses.
To those of you who are new: hello and let me know if I can get you anything and we'll work up to the nose kissing thing.