Tag: discuss among yourselves

Children’s Book Awards: Love Them or Hate Them?

Children’s Book Awards: Love Them or Hate Them?

Lynn and Cindy: ‘Tis the season! No, we don’t mean Christmas or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, or even New Year’s. It’s the season of awards and award speculation. Most publications’ year-end lists are already in, and now the next big event is only days away. ALA Midwinter 2016 is early this year and the points and counterpoints […]

The Mysterious Unreliable Character

The Mysterious Unreliable Character

Cindy and Lynn: Teens either love or hate novels with unreliable narrators. There are a growing number of these characters and often it is in the teen years that readers first experience this mysterious type of narration. The response is either delight at the novelty of it and the surprise, or intense anger at being […]

Timing is Everything

Timing is Everything

Cindy: There are times when life’s events make for great reading. I’ve posted here about selecting fiction books set in places where I am traveling, like when I read Turtle in Paradise while I was on spring break in Florida a few years ago. But, there are other times when the coincidences are troubling…even painful. I was […]

Hunger Games…

Hunger Games…

Cindy: I finally scraped together a couple of free hours with my husband in town so we could go see The Hunger Games movie. I’ve long since gotten over expecting movies based on books to live up to my standards, but I have to admit that this one fared well. Within the obvious limitations of […]