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Oh, El Deafo is another great one! I'm sure she'll love it as much as Real Friends. Also, I love this milestone. :D I hope it's still a while before she gets to the "can't sleep because of scary book" milestone, though.
Love this--it's fascinating to read about those milestones! Also, love the new blog design (probably not new, but it's been a tough few months for visiting blogs...). Clean and simple!
Those are great! I particularly enjoyed The Fifth Wave and its sequel. Very exciting and suspenseful sci-fi.
Resolutions are always interesting for me, because I'm never sure whether to go for the more inspirational, general, overarching ideas for the year, or a list of more concrete and specific goals. However, tomorrow during our writing group we're going to share some of our writing resolutions--and I do have a few of those! :)
Thanks for posting my review! :)
I loved this post! Everyone's recap is slightly different and reminds me of great moments I forgot to mention myself. :) I'm going to love looking at these over the course of the next week. Also, thanks for posting the group photos! Those are wonderful.
Thank you so much for the plug, Jen! :) I'm so glad you enjoyed the book. And you hit it right on the head re: diverse characters. I don't always want to write "about" ethnicity, but I also tend to put my characters into a diverse world that reflects the one I grew up in, and I hope it's one that will feel familiar to a lot of readers. I really am thrilled--I always feel so happy when someone really "gets" what I'm trying to do. Thank you!
This is a great idea for a post--roundup of Twitter links. I may steal it. :) I hadn't realized EL Konigsburg died. From the Mixed-Up Files was a huge childhood favorite of mine.
Fascinating discussion, Jen. I don't have too much to add, but I'd love it if there were some way that I, as a blogger, could get my reviews to more readers who might find them helpful--speaking as someone on the other side of the equation. Other than really doing a push on the Children's Book Reviews wiki, I'm not sure what the answer is!
JUMPER was interesting. My mom lent it to me a while back, and I think I read it and the sequel. As I recall, it wasn't originally a YA necessarily...is that right? I'm not sure. BUT. I do agree with you about Hayden Christiansen. I did not see the movie.
<3 this post. :) Wish I could have been at Kidlitcon this year!
Congrats and WOW!! That's awesome news!
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Amy, thanks!!
Toggle Commented Oct 8, 2012 on Some Lists Need Love! at Cybils
Cool. I love crows. Weirdly, it looks like a colored pencil drawing. I've never quite been able to master the watercolor monoprint. How did you get such detailed lines?
Toggle Commented Aug 2, 2012 on Crow at Amy Haney Art
This was one of the first Lois Duncan books I read. Her books were the only really scary ones I actually enjoyed as a kid! (I have a low tolerance for scary...) Stranger With My Face gave me major nightmares, though. :)
Nice job, Jen!! I'm in awe. :) I wish I could have fit in more reading time.
I need to get my copy of this one! I can't wait to read the final version--we saw various early iterations in our writing group, but it's fun to compare with the published result.
OH NO THERE IS AN INSTANCE OF PROFANITY IN MY NOVEL. Oh mah gracious. *Faints* I'll have to agree with all the commenters: I learned my first curse words from my parents, and/or ex-Navy grandfather. (Not that he actually cursed like a sailor, but I like the idea...)
That is awesomesauce. I may have to attempt it.
Toggle Commented Apr 24, 2012 on Bigger on the inside... at bookshelves of doom
Awesome. I'm Krumpet Huggledeen, District 9, killed by...wait for it...JEALOUSY.
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2012 on The Hunger Names. at bookshelves of doom
I've always really liked the humor in his writing voice. Glad he's got a new one out!
They all look slightly creepy, like aliens.
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2012 on The Composites. at bookshelves of doom
Congrats to all the winners! As always, it was a treat and a privilege to be involved as a judge. I can't wait to read the ones I haven't yet, especially Stupid Fast and Nerd Camp.
Toggle Commented Feb 14, 2012 on The 2011 Cybils Awards at Cybils
Thanks for the links. Those were both well worth a read. As I posted to Nora's blog, one of the best gifts my husband ever gave me was getting us a dishwasher. It has paid for itself in saved time about a million times over. But the DVR's good, too. I'm envious of your ability to structure your time so effectively on a day to day basis, including the all-important rest time. I need to get better at that...once I recover from the emotional flu. :)
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2012 on Trapping The Wild Time Monster at GWENDA BOND
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WOO HOO!! Happy dance! :) :)
Toggle Commented Jan 30, 2012 on Book Deal News (!!!) at GWENDA BOND
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