How I Met My Book is a series in which you introduce your readers to a book on your shelf and share all about how it came to be there. I first discovered this series on The Book Dutchesses and decided to incorporate it here on my blog.
Today’s story is short and sweet and it is proof that the book community and fangirls are some of the best people to interact with.
The Wall of Winnipeg and Me is one of my all-time favorite books, and Mariana Zapata is one of my all-time favorite authors.
So, how did I come across this book? The short answer? Flamethrowers.
No, not the weapon (well, I guess it kind of is to Joshua), I’m talking about the red lipstick that Lucy wears in The Hating Game. You see, Sally Thorne’s Facebook Fan Group is called Sally Thorne’s Flamethrowers, and the second I finished The Hating Game, please believe I joined that group.
As you might anticipate, one of the most frequently asked questions in that group is “I NEED MORE BOOKS LIKE THE HATING GAME!” And the #1 response to that question? The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata.
I kept seeing this rec over and over again and I finally gave in and bought the book. I devoured it in a day, then I bought the audiobook and listened to it in a day and I’ve been listening to it periodically for over a year now.
I’ve probably reread it about 15 times.