Blog Posts Tagged ‘Suzanne Collins’

fall book bonanza

August 28th, 2010

Boy, oh, boy has it been a bumper crop of amazing books this fall. I’ve been lucky enough to read some of them ahead of time and now I’m going to list some of my favorites of the season in this epic fall book review—AND GIVEAWAY—post. I’ll start light and move on to dark. By […]

let us into the sandbox

August 10th, 2010

On Sunday, the New York Times Book Review ran a back-page essay called The Kids’ Books Are Alright and it announced  that ADULTS  ARE READING YOUNG-ADULT LITERATURE!!!  I should stop here and say that the essay by Pamela Paul was well written and had a lot of very interesting reporting and statistics and also shed […]

excuse me, but my vagina is getting in the way of my writing

September 13th, 2009

So, last night, as part of the Brooklyn Book Festival, which I hope you’ll all go to today if you’re in the area, I went to a Literary Event and got a little hot under the collar. Or, should I say, under the corset. Before I start, I should say that part of the event […]

how is this for restraint?

June 17th, 2009

I have in my possession a copy of Catching Fire. Yes, that is right, Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. One of those highly coveted advanced reading copies. Even the hilarious promotional letter that comes with the book begins: “Dear Very Deserving, Very Lucky Reader.” I feel deserving and lucky. But, I am not reading the […]

the 3 days later and suckily non-visual bea roundup

June 1st, 2009

Q: What’s dumber than a writer without a pen? A: A blogger who leaves her digital camera at home instead of bringing it to BEA where she could take pictures of the fancy Penguin booth and her first BEA signing (swarming with people, not empty like I’d feared, Yay!) and her Penguin Peeps (I heart […]

i don’t know how he does it

February 28th, 2009

Let us take a moment to admire the wonder that is David Levithan. If you read YA, David somehow touches your life. Maybe you’ve read the books he’s written all by himself, like Boy Meets Boy or ones he has co-authored , perhaps one of then ones he’s written with Rachel Cohn, like  an obscure […]