Chuck Wendig’s latest young adult novel, Atlanta Burns, is causing a bit of a stir around the interwebs.
Welcome to this week’s adventures climbing the cliffs of insanity. This week, I dove into the Gender Through Comics Course online course being given by Christina Blanch, a good friend made a richly deserved visit to the New York Times bestseller list, and I finally added Chunky the macarnivore to my stuffed animal collection.
Hello. My name is Patricia and I’m the mother of a 9-year-old reluctant reader. “Hi Patricia!” I have to say…I don’t have the most happy-motherly thoughts about having a son who doesn’t enjoy reading the way I did when I was younger. In fact, last week I had received a note from my oldest son’s teacher about how far behind he is on his Accelerated
Recently, an article on dark themes in young adult books in the Wall Street Journal rocked the YA community–and not in a good way. Rebuttals are popping up everywhere on blogs run by YA authors, book bloggers, and YA readers (teens and adults alike). The hashtag #yasaves was trending worldwide on twitter over the weekend. Read it. It will make you cry. Contemporary fiction for
I’ve been a fan of John Scalzi’s blog, Whatever, for a while now. In fact, I’d been reading and enjoying posts there for quite some time before it hit me like a slap to the head: I hadn’t actually read any of the man’s books. What in the world was wrong with me? I set out to remedy the situation, and boy, am I glad.