Monday, February 28, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Go Fug Yourself, have written a YA novel. The ladies have managed to keep their site consistently funny, writing from the point of view of voices as distinct as Jennifer Lopez and that guy behind J. Lo in the picture who can’t believe what she is wearing, and often letting their internal monologues spill onto the page to hilarious effect.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
“don’t listen to [their] own filters.” In other words, they imagine something outlandish and ignore the voice that says that their idea is silly or impossible. James Kennedy, author of the delightful and moving novel The Order of the Odd Fish, proves that he has an abundance of this talent. His novel is populated with stylish talking cockroaches, octopi that can be ridden like horses, and an order of knights whose mission is to be wrong in interesting ways. And that’s only a brief sampling.
Friday, February 4, 2011
E. Lockhart’s blog about an upset that has taken place in the online YA community. Bitch magazine apparently posted a list of 100 feminist YA books, and then removed three because they were deemed inappropriate. (So really a more accurate title for this post would have been “Deleted by Bitch” or “Pulled From the List by Bitch,” but neither has that snappy alliterative flavor of the current, possibly misleading, certainly inflammatory post title.) Well whenever I see anything deemed inappropriate for any reason, it piques my interest (I imagine most people are the same. So I immediately added the books in question to my library queue.