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January 03, 2010



You've NEVER read Rebecca until NOW? Whoa, wait a minute, how is that POSSIBLE? Gah, now you have to read her other books! I love Frenchman's Creek with a passion. You will, too.

I've been dying to read Going Bovine. I just hate hardcover so bad I don't have it yet. *sad face* Thanks for the recommends! I've been needing some new fodder to chow through. ;)

Happy New Year. ^_^


Have you read The Haunting of Hill House? One of the best ghost stories ever. A bit like Turn of the Screw.

Thank you for posting about your favorite reads!

L.T. Elliot

Thanks for sharing this. I now have several books to pick up! I love the way you talked about why you liked each one. All such honest, thoughtful mini-reviews.

Megan J.

Thanks for the list! I have Going Bovine on hold at the library already, as well as The Magician's Elephant. Now I've added Day of the Pelican as well.

Rebecca is one of my favorite books. I read it for the first time in high school, and I've enjoyed it many times since. I also enjoyed the 1940 film version with Joan Fontaine and Laurence Olivier!


A couple of fun books I read this year were The Runaway Princess and its sequel, The Runaway Dragon. Easy reading, but with a lot of heart and depth. Very good for the young, tweener set.

Shannon Morris

Thanks so much for the recommendations! My problem is now that I have to buy a new bookcase to hold everything- because, you know, I have to own everything (books at least). My old bookcase crashed to the floor twice over the holidays as I tried to stuff my favorites, unsuccessfully, onto the shelves. It has now been demoted to a CD case. My poor lonely books are just stacked next to the desk awaiting a new home. Thanks to you I have to buy an even bigger one! Yeah!!!! Maybe I'll be buying an even bigger house one of these days to house my library! Can't wait to read these recs. Just finished The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society. Not exactly YA but amazing! Highly recommend it. And a bigger bookshelf.....

Miss Erin

"She writes like Gene Kelly dances." - I absolutely love that phrase.

Rebecca is on my 2010 reading list, coincidentally. :)


Read a fun and moving book last year called 'The Actor and the Housewife'. I don't know how many times I laughed out loud. Got nervous toward the end, wasn't sure what you were going to do, then I breathed a sigh of relief.
Just finished 'Wintergirls'; very interesting book.

Myrna Foster

I love Kate DiCamillo's writing too.

I posted part of a fuzzy picture of us at your Forest Born release party, and I'm giving away a copy of Calamity Jack on my blog. I wish we could drive up again this weekend.


I can't wait to read Going Bovine; it sounds interesting. (And I love Rebecca--it's one of my all-time faves) :D


I can't get the fuzzy picture to stay up, and, for some reason, the above link doesn't go to my blog. The blog is http://myrnafoster.blogspot.com


She writes like Gene Kelly dances? I'M SOLD!!!!


Thanks for the suggestions! I've been trying to get ahold of Going Bovine for a while now.
I love Kate DiCamillo and Katherine Paterson. And I've heard a lot about Rebecca, so I should probably just hurry up and read it.

Je Reve

THanks for the suggestions!


Last night I was drawing a picture of Finn and Enna, and I needed a model for Finn, so I found a black-and-white headshot of Ben Barnes (Prince Caspian.) I can't believe how much he looks like Razo! Or he could be Finn... Anyways, here's the link, if you're interested: http://www.mannythemovieguy.com/images/ben_barnes.jpg.

Heather Zahn Gardner

Here is my post about the launch. So fun to meet all of you!

M. W. C.

I have been DYING to read GOING BOVINE, but couldn't find it ANYWHERE. I'll have to bribe somebody to get it for me now that I know for a fact it's really good. Lovely Suggestions. :)

I also LUH-UVE the little pictures beside each comment. So cute! I hope I get the first blue one.

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