One day, while waiting for her daughter to finish her karate lesson, Natalie learned something really exciting from a friend at the karate studio. The girl had been at the bookstore, browsing the YA section, and saw a quote from I'd So Rather Be Reading in one of the books! Needless to say, Natalie was thrilled! What was troublesome, though, was that our source could not remember exactly which book contained the quote.
After calling me with the news, and much squealing from both of us, we decided that one of us simply HAD to visit the bookstore to find that quote! We had not been contacted about being quoted so this came as a total surprise. And what a great surprise it was! (Incidentally, has this ever happened to you? Have you ever been quoted without knowing about it?)
The next day, me, my mom (who was even more excited than we were) and my baby were at Books a Million shortly after it opened. All we knew was that the book containing our quote was on a table featuring popular YA books. After going through several possibilities, I picked up Switched by Amanda Hocking. This was a book I read at the end of 2010, one I bought for myself, and reviewed on the site without thinking my review would be read by any authors or publishers. Read my original review here. I opened the book, to find our quote listed second on the very first page of the book! Here's what was quoted:
Switched is paranormal YA with a fresh twist. It has a more deliberate pace than other YA fantasy...and more emotional thrills. I really appreciated the realistic development of the love story, and the characters feel well developed. Recommended.-----I'd So Rather Be ReadingI've been quoted before, but never in a USA Today Bestselling Author's book! I am just so thrilled, and proud of all the work we've put into I'd So Rather Be Reading. Natalie and I want to thank Amanda Hocking, St. Martin's Griffin, and most of all, our readers for your continued support. Thank you!