For the past ten days the CHCC Bookish Joy Blog Fest has been taking place and to close it today we have a special guest post from the awesome Chloe Seager, author of the ‘Emma Nash’ series. If you haven’t read them yet then please go and read them – once you’ve read this of course. It’s one of my favourite series ever!
When I was asked to write a letter to my favourite fictional character or favourite author as part of the CHCC YA Fest blog tour, I ummed and ahhed over who to choose for weeks. Picking favourites is always hard for me! Then over Christmas I was staying at my Mum’s and I happened to find a bag of my old diaries, stuffed at the back of my wardrobe, and I found that eleven-year-old me had already written this blog for me — fifteen years ago.
On Friday 3rd Jan 2003, I wrote a list of ‘Ten Women I Admire Most – With Reasons.’
First on the list was my Mum, then the suffragettes (spelled ‘suffrajettes’ – close) and in third and fourth spots were fictional character Mia Thermopolis and author Meg Cabot. It reads as follows:
3. Mia Thermopolis
Reasons Mia – Mia is a vegetarian, a passionate believer in wanting to save the world from pollution, hunger………. She doesn’t let Lana Weinberger, lack of breasts, large feet, algebra teacher and Mum dating, plus a series of more problems stop her from caring and changing other people’s problems. She writes faithfully in her journal every day and has inspired me to do the same, as well as inspiring me to write, read more and become a better, more environmental person.
4. Meg Cabot
Reasons Meg – Meg wrote books the Mia is in, The Princess Diaries, therefore she created Mia, the person I admire sooo much.
I remember reading those books over and over and clearly, they helped inspire my love of reading in a big way. A big, belated thanks from twenty-six-year-old me to Mia and Meg!
Thank you Chloe for being our surprise guest on CHCC Bookish Joy Blog Fest. That wraps up our blog tour. It’s been so much fun and brought me joy reading each blogger’s post. I hope everyone has also enjoyed reading them. Thank you so much to everyone whom took part! You’re amazing!
If you haven’t read them all yet, here’s the list of blogger’s involved. And don’t forget there’s a 10% off tickets code YAFEST10 which lasts until 28th February for all you lovely readers. Hope to see you all at CHCC YA Fest on 12 May.