Someone Doesn’t Get It

October 5th, 2009

A second late-night post, because this columnist at the Washington Times just doesn’t get it. You may have seen this article linked on Twitter, but if you haven’t, I advise you to take a moment to get worked up by reading it. Following is my response, which I emailed directly to the author, as well […]

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Another YA brouhaha

July 22nd, 2008

There’s another brohaha brewing on the interwebs about Margo Rabb’s essay in The New York Times about her book being labeled as YA, and the assumed stigma that comes along with it, quoting a number of writers of both adult and children’s books. Justine Larbalestier wrote about the “stigma”, disagreeing with many of the points Rabb raised. I think it’s telling that she picked authors like James Patterson to quote, which seems an easy agreement to her point, especially since the Times has written before about Patterson’s horror at the sales of his books when they were shelved only in the teen section.

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Kirkus gives us some love, take some away

April 30th, 2008
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n very typical fashion, the professional review journal Kirkus throws Maureen Johnson’s SUITE SCARLETT a backhanded compliment.

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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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