- Quickquick ones today, as I am busy bee. (Yes, I know I'm failing miserably at BEDA, but I have blogged MORE, so that's something, right?) And owe people stuff, especially e-mails.
- Margo Rabb interviews Sherman Alexie, and we find out his YA novel Radioactive Love Song is delayed for now. (Here's hoping it gets finished sometime, because it sounds most excellent.) I think Flight could be packaged as YA as is–would be great to pair with Slaughterhouse-Five in the classroom, too.
- I've never even heard of John Christopher's The Death of Grass, apparently now back in print, but must check it out based on this recommendation.
- Chris Lehmann on his time at NY Magazine. (Via Maud.)
- Arthur Slade on his experience using Facebook ads to promote his new novel. I hope we see more of these kinds of posts. Very useful.
- The tweets from the Romantic Times conference are great fun to observe so far. Jason Pinter posts his entries from attending the 2007 one.
- Writing about teen sex at the Sydney Morning Herald blog.
- Editorial Anonymous with a typically good post on reviews–good ones can help, bad ones don't hurt.
- Mary at the already-dynamite KidLit.com with a post about the importance of remembering that characters have pasts and futures in addition to presents.
- Andrew Wheeler's response to Jonathan Karp's PW piece.
- Want to live in this treehouse, someday. But the dogs would hate it.
2 thoughts on “Hangovers”
The Death of Grass was published in the US as No Blade of Grass. While it is darker than John Wyndham, I thought it was still part of the “cozy catastrophe” school. I might have to reread it to see. (Though I thought if I ever reread one of these, it would be The Day of the Triffids.)
I absolutely adored Christopher’s The White Mountains as a child. Will have to check out The Death of Grass.
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