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Modifié : Juil 23, 2012, 7:12pm

So it seems that Americans may have lost that extraordinary creative zap that they once had in the realm of children's story's and literature. I personally am honestly bored with most of these new age books that I pick up. I can only imagine how the children feel. I guess that is why most of them that I meet with do not really even like to read. I figure that the last good author went out with Dr. Seuss. If you think and keep your eyes open, however, you might just be able to read between the lines and see through the mud! The shining gold in the bottom is where the outstanding choice lies!

Modifié : Juil 23, 2012, 7:33pm

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New age meaning any that are produced in this politically correct, anti individualist new age that has been thrust upon us all, in that the work is an obvious repression of true intellect and free thought born out of some predetermined fear of offense! Such ideology tends to stifle/repress really good creative work that flows from the honest heart! Good old Dr Seuss and company did not have to deal with such petty fears and repressions! To bad for today's kids that most Author's today are so bloody intimidated.

Mai 14, 2012, 10:00pm

I don't think most current children's books can be categorized as new age, which has a very distinctive meaning.

Also, fair warning that some people are likely to consider your second post (and hence this thread) as self-promotion, and flag it as such. For myself, even if I didn't consider this self-promotion, I'm not inclined to read books published by authors whose posts are full of typos and spelling errors.

Mai 14, 2012, 10:51pm

I just wonder how many recently published children's books the poster has actually read, if he or she is capable of tarring them all with such a broad brush.

Mai 14, 2012, 11:03pm

Funny, I meet lots of children who like to read.

Juin 27, 2012, 12:08pm

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Juil 23, 2012, 7:29pm

What was the justification for flagging this statement so many times? Sounded to me like the person knew what they were speaking of. What is the problem?

Juil 23, 2012, 8:01pm

Self promotion is frowned upon here

Juil 23, 2012, 9:42pm

^Dowless, self-promotion is not just frowned upon here, it's not permitted on LibraryThing except in the places specifically set aside for that purpose. That's also why your post was flagged in this thread and in another recent thread about children's books. If LT didn't have these rules, these discussion threads would likely degenerate into nothing but authors plugging their own works, which isn't what most of us come for.

The two groups in which self-promotion is allowed are:

Also, here is a page that explains how authors can use LibraryThing:

And here are the terms of service, which prohibit advertising and promotion:

I hope you understand. Best of luck with your work!

Juil 23, 2012, 10:34pm

Yea, guess yr right. Good marketing means connecting people with product desire with the product. People here just don't desire anybody's product, is what I am seeing.

Juil 23, 2012, 10:39pm

You're wrong. We do desire lots of product. We just don't want it clogging up our conversations.

Juil 23, 2012, 10:53pm

I read a lot of children's books. I'm perfectly capable of choosing them on my own without having authors advertise their own stuff in my face everywhere I go. Especially when their "advertisement" consists mainly of criticizing all the other children's books out there.

Modifié : Juil 24, 2012, 7:47am

Could not have put it better MerryMary!