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Have you read Hundred Doors by Tom LaFarge? Did you think it was as good or better than Crimson Bears?
"I am reading Because of Winn Dixie"
Have you seen the film?
Next up I will be reading Louise Rennison's book, Dancing in my Nuddy-Pants. I love her books because they ALWAYS make me laugh.
After this I will probably go back to crime for a while, or maybe some more adult fantasy. I do have a few Diana Wynne Jones books waiting for me. I think The Magicians of Caprona is next in line by her, unless I go for Deep Secret instead. So far my favorite book by her is Dark Lord of Derkholm and the sequel Year of the Griffin, but they may not be properly children's fiction. I tag them as 'young adult' at least.
"Next up I will be reading Louise Rennison's book, Dancing in my Nuddy-Pants. I love her books because they ALWAYS make me laugh."
What other books by Louise Rennison have you read?
Glad to have you here.
I agree with Robert A. Heinlein. I write for children and I feel obligated to write well in a way that I don't if I am writing for adults.
I noticed that quite a few posts on this thread have been flagged. I've asked one of the moderators to remove these flags. I think someone might have been trying to add a post and forgot to log in first and, without a "Post a message" link to click on, the flag might have been clicked instead. Hopefully, these flags will disappear.
And if you like audio, I actually recommend listening to it - Simon Jones does a wonderful job with the characters, particularly Bartimaeus, his voice is just perfect.
Also just finished Gail Carson Levine's latest, Fairest. It's no Ella Enchanted, but definitely worth the read.
I;ve got Wintersmith waiting for me.
On my way out of a paper review this morning, I noticed we were having a book sale! .25-.50 a book is justification for buying 10 books with my laundry money, right? Anyway, two of the books are Understood Betsy and Just So Stories, which I'm looking forward to reading.
Did you enjoy reading the Just-So Stories? Kipling told these bedtime stories to his daughter Josephine (Effie), who died at the age of six.
If you were wondering about the title of the stories, “Just-So”, this quote explains how they were named:
“…in the evening there were stories meant to put Effie to sleep, and you were not allowed to alter those by one single little word. They had to be told just so; or Effie would wake up and put back the missing sentence. ”
It helps me, as a writer, to understand the importance of listening to the listener -- even if the listener is a child!
Hope you enjoyed the books!
"I am not a friend, and I am not a servant. I am the Cat who walks by himself, and I wish to come into your cave."
And I carried Understood Betsy around with me everywhere, reading it whenever I got a chance. Absolutely delightful story!
The Third Reich in Power (and I know I'll have to dig for the first volume and wait for the third one), and Building Extreme PCs. Just finished Catilina's Riddle
Are these books for children? I don't believe so. Perhaps you should go to the group where you list what you are currently reading, don't you think so?
This is only for children's fiction...
However, I am pleased, impressed and delighted that so many members used the touchstones whenever they mentioned a children's book.
I think the members here are a great group of people who never cease to amaze me by their friendliness and willingness to help other members.
I am an adminstrator of a Children's Fiction forum, moderator of another Children's Fiction board and moderator of several boards on the WritingWise forum for published and unpublished authors, songwriters and illustrators.
This group is by far the most rewarding of all these forums.
Please continue posting and sharing your reading habits -- whatever you read.
Got Fangs? is also interesting because it continues along with a story line that I was introduced to in MacAlister's vampire romance books. I'm not sure if she wrote the YA books first, or the romance ones.
Anyone else excited for next week's release of the next Traveling Pants book?
I used to wonder why Curtis didn't get the Newbery for this book, but it turned out he was up against Holes by Louis Sachar (not a Brief History of Time, which came up with the Touchstones ... grrr!). Okay, I'll concede that was a really good book too, and another one I was reluctant to read, thinking it was gonna be a, ew, boy book. Wrong again!
Most of it seemed a poor imitation of A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett (my favorite book as a child), an impression confirmed by an amazon.com review I read later, and the rest was larded with improbabilities.
Saying that, a kid who thinks she's in the wrong family might find it riveting: "What's this? A whole boarding school full of girls of famous people who aren't allowed to let anyone know? Maybe that's what's going on! I'm the illegitimate child of ... of Brad Pitt being raised in this stifling middle-class home!"
Is there a better choice for a Rinaldi read?
By Wayne Madsen. It's a younger, up and coming Potter.
My favorite read-aloud right now is Grumblebunny by Bob Hartman. The little bunnies beg for an audience.
I hope that you had fun reading!
A further message to 'message 66', for all lovers of Rosemary Sutcliff's work.
I seek comment and even help from readers and fans. Especially those of you knowledgeable about historical fiction for children and young adults. I am a relative and fan of Rosemary Sutcliff. Stimulated by the coming film of The Eagle of the Ninth - in September this year 2010 - I am interested in gathering information about what people enjoy about her work, thoughts about favourite titles (with reasons) and any leads to interesting material related to her. This is in part because I am developing a blog-based website about her and her work, for anyone who is interested in or enthused about her. And frankly for myself!
I am an amateur at this, and it is a labour of love not work. I would like to create something which at least some people use, and of course would be delighted if I made it such that lots of people visited used it and were informed, entertained and enthused by it - and of course contributed. So I would welcome any advice about www.rosemarysutcliff.wordpress.com and any relevant contributions.
I am also trying to build a comprehensive library of Rosemary Sutcliff's books here on Library Thing, with all editions and all translations. And with the right cover attached to the right book and edition and translation, which seems rather tricky. Again all contributions and advice (and reviews) very welcome.
Can you help? And anyway what is your favourite Rosemary Sutcliff book and why? Are there any your really do not like, and why? Me - I love them all, my critical faculties dulled by the family relationship although I have tried to be a little discriminating in my ratings on this site; and if appropriate can you cross post this request on relevant groups or other blogs? And forward to fans you know?