Tour my bookshelves!
On Friday, Publishing Perspectives posted a very silly piece bemoaning an imaginary lack of ‘regular kid lit’ (via half a dozen tweeters, I think the first I saw was @elockhart’s). I mean. SERIOUSLY. It’s called contemporary YA, and anyone who goes into a library or a bookstore or even just spends half an hour looking at book blogs is sure to stumble across it. Jim at YA Contemporary has even made a quite long list of recommendations.
I love seeing desk setups, so ‘Our Writing Spaces’ at Author Allsorts was right up my street. I am jealous of those with desks by windows. My desk is in the corner of my room, surrounded by wall.
I really enjoyed this interview with Marilyn Kaye at Chicklish, about her new book Gloss. I’m all for more historical fiction set in the latter half of the 20th Century!
If only I could have read ‘Things I learnt at university’ at So Many Books, So Little Time, before I finished my degrees! I completely agree with the point about making the most of all that time! I also liked Sophie’s list of underrated reads. I would also nominate Holly Black’s Modern Faerie Tale series!Onto my favourite reviews, as I have quite a few!
Readaraptor‘s review of Stray by Monica Hesse, went straight into my wishlist folder. It’s a really unique sounding book, and I haven’t seen any other reviews.
I also loved Magan at Rather Be Reading‘s enthusiasm for When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney and Jo at weartheoldcoat’s love for The Vast Fields of Ordinary, by Nick Burd. Ultraviolet by R. J. Anderson has been on my wishlist for years and Jo of Once Upon a Bookcase’s review has encouraged me to hurry up and read it!
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