We all have a book we return to again and again. Some people re-read A Christmas Carol every December, some have tattered, falling-apart copies of Harry Potter. I’ve read Moby-Dick, The Great Gatsby, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and The Elfstones of Shannara three times each, but nothing compares to the countless number of times I read […]
You guys. YOU GUYS. Here’s the story. Her new novel, “Go Set a Watchman” is one she wrote in the 50s and put aside. Wow.
When someone asks me what all the hullaballoo about YA is these days, I don’t start by talking about Twilight or The Hunger Games, I talk about how there is Literature, with a capital L, being written for young readers, books that are both accessible and fun to read but full of meaning, beautiful prose […]
Over at io9, Esther Inglis-Arkell ranked ten classic YA books she wished were turned into movies. I wasn’t actually familiar with those, but it definitely got me thinking. Which book do you wish were turned into a movie? This is a tricky, tricky choice for me. On the one hand, classics like The Great Gatsby […]
Happy fiftieth birthday to Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which was originally published in 1964. To celebrate, Penguin has a new paperback edition plus a golden ticket sweepstakes. It’s hard to imagine a book that was more influential for me than Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and all of Roald Dahl’s books for that matter, […]
There are two types of readers and two types of readers only. One type has several different books going. They might have one on their nightstand and one in their backpack, another stashed at work for lunchtime reading and who knows where else. I don’t understand these people. They have a wild book love life. […]