Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Happy (Belated) Anniversary to 'The Host'!

March 2013 may seem far off in the distance, but there is a little something for Host fans to celebrate. Four years ago (on Sunday) The Host hit bookstore shelves.

The Host debuted at #1 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers lists. The novel was also named one of Amazon's "Best Books of May" and was well received by Publisher's Weekly and School Library Journal among others. 

I will admit that I was one of those fans who rushed out to get The Host the moment the bookstore opened and spent the day devouring all 600+ pages. The blog's re-read is only my third time reading the novel and I am enjoying taking it slowly, chapter by chapter. 

Were you lined up out side the bookstore or eagerly waiting for an Amazon package four years ago? What made you decide to pick up The Host? How many times have you read it over the years?

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