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Meg Cabot

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About this author

Librarian note: AKA Jenny Carroll (1-800-Where-R-You series), AKA Patricia Cabot (historical romance novels).

Meg Cabot was born on February 1, 1967, during the Chinese astrological year of the Fire Horse, a notoriously unlucky sign. Fortunately she grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, where few people were aware of the stigma of being a fire horse -- at least until Meg became a teenager, when she flunked freshman Algebra twice, then decided to cut her own bangs. After six years as an undergrad at Indiana University, Meg moved to New York City (in the middle of a sanitation worker strike) to pursue a career as an illustrator, at which she failed miserably, forcing her to turn to her favorite hobby--writing novels--for emotional succor. She worke...more

1. Meg’s written over 80 books whichhave been published in 38 countries, including the US, UK, Brazil, France, Germany, Poland, and Japan, among many others.

2. She has over 25 million books in print.

3. Meg was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2008 (it runs in her family), which is sad because most of her favorite foods have gluten in them.


4. But don’t feel sorry for her because many of Meg’s...

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This heroine could completely rocked my world when I was 12.
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Everytime I travel I think of this great book and wish "Flingers" existed.
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This book rocked my world in 8th grade. Plus, dragons!
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In 4th grade all I wanted to be was Princess Eilonwy from The Black Cauldron.
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Edward Eager's Half Magic was 1 of my favorite comfort books as a kid and I can still quote from it.
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“Write the kind of story you would like to read. People will give you all sorts of advice about writing, but if you are not writing something you like, no one else will like it either.”
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“The fact is, I love him. He's the boy I want and one day he'll be MINE.”
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“Unrequited love is all right in books and things, but in real life, it completely sucks”
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The 2nd annual Nothing but Reading Challenges' Best 'DRESS'ed Cover Poll. (2012 edition.)

Help us pick out the best DRESSed cover of 2012. If you don't see one of your favorites please feel free to add it. Just make sure you add it to the right dress category and that the cover came out in 2012. We have six categories:

- Red Click here to get to the Poll.
- White Click here to get to the Poll.
- Blue Click here to get to the Poll.
- Purple/Pink Click here to get to the Poll.
- Black/Miscellaneous Click here to get to the Poll.
- Yellow/Gold/Orange Click here to get to the Poll.

Each category has it's own poll and we'll pick the top 3 from each to go in a finally poll to determine which cover had the most beautiful dress. Enjoy!

The colors for this round are Black and other Miscellaneous colors:

  34 votes, 26.8%

  21 votes, 16.5%

  11 votes, 8.7%

  10 votes, 7.9%

  10 votes, 7.9%

  10 votes, 7.9%

  9 votes, 7.1%

  6 votes, 4.7%

  5 votes, 3.9%

  4 votes, 3.1%

  1 vote, 0.8%

  1 vote, 0.8%

Darkness before Dawn by J.A. London (write-in)
  1 vote, 0.8%

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  0 votes, 0.0%


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message 39: by Yeshel

Yeshel Moreno Just pop out on my facebook newsfeed that you will be releasing "The Diaries of a Middle School Princess". I'm so excited! :)

Hijacked Fangirl Thank you for adding me!! :))) I love your books! Especially the Princess Diaries and Airhead series and Avalon High!

Ananya~Fantasy bookworm~ Thanks for adding me!! I really loved your books. Especially the mediator series and the Princess Diaries. I hope you write more books!!

message 36: by Kitty

Kitty Are you gonna write anymore ya books?

message 35: by Josie

Josie White Hey Meg! I love your Allie Finkle series and The Princess Diaries series! I have written you twice before but you probably don't remember. Mine was the one that was sent with a little pink envelope for you to write back. I still have your letters posted on my wall.

readevil thank you for adding me meg! love ur books!! ur awesome!!!

message 33: by Tatiana

Tatiana Thanks for adding me. I love pretty much every book of yours that I've read.

message 32: by Anne

Anne I love your books and you're gorgeous!

message 31: by Wendy

Wendy Stanphill Loved the live chat tonight! Thanks for answering my question!

message 30: by Wendy

Wendy Stanphill Thank you for accepting my request. I love reading your work. The 1800 series is one of my favorite!

message 29: by Merin

Merin Thank you for accepting my request. I really love reading your books. :)

Lilly920 Thank you for accepting my friend request! I've read your books way back in High School and still continue to enjoy your other books! I have great childhood reading memories thanks to you! Please continue producing wonderful books!

The Mockingjay aka L I just finished the Mediator and Princess Diary! I love your books!

message 26: by Jada

Jada Thank you for accepting! Me and my friends love your books! From Abandon to Jinx to The Princess Diaries! Thank you! xo

message 25: by Jasmin

Jasmin Thank you sooo much for acceptin my friend request :) Love your Susannah books so much!!!

Stephanie Cook Hello there Meg! I just wanted to stop by and say Hello! I hope you are having a wonderful new year so far! I can't wait to see what you are doing this year! Talk to you later! :)

message 23: by Natalie

Natalie Thanks you for accepting me. Princess in Pink from your series was the first international book i read :)

Orinthia Lee Thank you for accepting me as your friend :D

message 21: by Tiffany

Tiffany Blews Thank you for adding me!
You were my first favorite author ever. The first author I ever really liked and all of your books mean so much to me. :)

message 20: by Madog

Madog Hi I'm your friend on good reads!

Chantelle Thanks for adding me! I love Abandon and Underworld!

message 18: by Minal

Minal Hey thank you for adding me!

message 17: by Shivika

Shivika You are the best author ever!!!!!!!
I am a huge fan of all your books-especially The Mediator and Airhead and Vanished.
Please make a 7th Mediator book.

message 16: by Jen

Jen Thank you so much for the add! I'm a big fan!

message 15: by Vicki

Vicki You are AHHHHHMAZING! I ♥ your Abandon Trilogy....cant wait for the last one

message 14: by Giselle

Giselle at BO-OK NERD Canada Hello Meg! Thank you for adding me as a friend :) I have been such a fan of your work ever since I was a teen. Keep on doing what you do best :D

message 13: by Pamela

Pamela Hey Meg...Thanks for accepting my friend request. Can't wait to read your latest sounds really interesting!!!

message 12: by kristel

kristel hi thanks for accepting my friend request :)

Elizabeth Thank you for adding me as a friend! *waves to you and Henrietta*

message 10: by Lindsey

Lindsey Wilkinson Thx for adding me as your friend!It means alot!

message 9: by Naomi

Naomi Insatiable is only coming out in the uk in the next few months! I feel like I've been waiting ages to read it! Thanks for accepting me :D

Sheryl thanks so much for accepting me....

message 7: by Laini

Laini So, out of all the book you have written, which one is your favorite?

message 6: by Hara

Hara Totes love you :D

Akdiligence OMg. Meg Cabot. You are so awesome. I've read practically all your adult books. I'm always checking your website to see what new books you have. Thank you for adding me.

anieva Is this really Meg, or is it a fan? Wouldn't Meg have more than 76 friends? In any case, thanks for adding. And, Merry Christmas.

Nicole I must say, you are my favorite author. I've been reading your books since I was in middle school. :]

message 2: by BookLover (last edited Aug 16, 2011 02:04PM)

BookLover Reem-alicious OMG!!! I love your only 12 but i love the Princess Diares and The Allie Finkle Rules For Girls...the way you write makes me wonder how a person could think so brillantly!!May you write many more books,that I shall read.By The way are you Meg Cabot like are you really her.

message 1: by Amy

Amy Thank you so much for the friendship add! :)

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