Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Summer, Writers and Readers!

Well happy 4th of July, those of you who celebrate! At casa kidlit we have friends staying. That means double the number of girls practicing Katy Perry's "Firework" for a relatively impromptu backyard concert performance of same later today, and double the number of boys in pyjamas playing video games and ignoring the early morning dance party.

I haven't been very active blogging lately, which is not a sign that I'm any less opinionated than I was... Just been happily writing, really.

But I've also caught up a bit on reading. I was woefully remiss in not having read John Green's YA blockbuster The Fault in Our Stars. That oversight has been remedied and I enjoyed the read. I'm now back in my post-apocalyptic groove though with Karen Thompson Walker's The Age of Miracles. I'm still in the thick of it, but love the writing style.

If you are looking for two engrossing 2012 YA reads, look no further!


  1. Both titles have Shakespearean origins, methinks. Any Shakespeare connection in the plots?

  2. Fie, much use is made of Shakespeare at points in Green's novel. Up to this point in Thompson Walker's not really. She has referred to middle school years as the age of miracles instead...

  3. I loved, loved, loved The Fault in Our Stars. John Green has written two of the most memorable characters ever in Augustus Waters and Hazel Grace. I'll give The Age of Miracles a look-see.

    As always, I love visiting your blog.

  4. I've been hearing about The Age of Miracles a lot lately on NPR. It is next on my list (and my kids).

  5. Ebeth,
    I'm about half way through and thoroughly enjoying it. Post-apocalyptic is a genre I love, but in this case it's the writing style. I'm rationing myself! Highly recommend.