Monday, September 17, 2007

Let's talk about books

Do we ever talk about anything else?

I am currently in the middle of my "award-winning middle grade" education. I kinda skipped over that area when I was a kid, since, by the time I was old enough to appreciate the award winners and had read all of the Ramonas and Fudges, I was jumping to adult books. I still read YA and middle grade but I really missed out on a big chunk. So I'm going back and reading what I missed. Right now I'm on hiatus as I read a few urgent manuscripts and get through some of the submission pile, but my next venture is The Giver, followed by Holes.

What is everyone else reading? I want to know.


Amanda said...

Both of those are really great.

Right now I'm reading Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. I like it!

"e" said...

Have you read HATCHET by Gary Paulsen yet? Or WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS by Wilson Rawls? Both are classics, gotta luv 'em!
Elizabeth O. Dulemba

Melissa W. said...

I am reading Permanent Rose by Hilary McKay. If you like quirky BritLit, you will love McKay's Casson family books.

Sara Z. said...

If you read Where the Red Fern Grows, be sure to have a case of Kleenex handy.

I recommend The Truth about Mary Rose by Marilyn Sachs for a classic, great MG. Actually any Marilyn Sachs is good stuff.

Maria Mercado said...

Have you read Nancy Farmer's books? I LOOOVE Nancy Farmer, especially, House of the Scorpion (Sci-Fi-ish, but not the space kind). Also, The Ear, The Eye and the Arm and Peter Dickinson's The Kin are FANTASTIC. The last thing I read was a manuscript, but I'm itching to pick up another book.

The Giver is one of my favorites.

alvina said...

I'm reading A ROOM ON LORELEI STREET right now.

And I'm putting my copy of ENDER'S GAME in my bag now to bring to you at work.

Mermaid Tales said...

hello hello!
i'm reading Story of a Girl...duhhh

and Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman

and for school---The House of Mirth by Edith Warton