While You Were Out

January 6th, 2009

Or not “you” so much as “me,” but in any case, the following links came to me over the holidays, and I wanted to share! First, this review of Let it Snow by Jocelyn over at Teen Book Review. To quote: “Maureen Johnson can always be counted on for hilarity and cheer! I loved it. I laughed out loud. In Target.”

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Crossing over

March 17th, 2008

There’s a pretty interesting blog over on Publishers Weekly about SciFi and Fantasy authors being marketed as teen fiction, and vice versa. The blogger makes a pretty good point that in this regard, buying books on the internet has a clear advantage, as you can search for “YA fiction,” or “SciFi”, or the author’s name, and find everything they write, not just what’s shelved in one spot in a bricks and mortar bookstore.

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This bugs me: James Patterson

February 20th, 2008

After the other week’s brouhaha about the NY Times review putting down the entire genre of sci fi and fantasy for young readers, along comes an article about James Patterson’s Maximum Ride series. I have to tell you, readers, this just makes my blood boil.

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