Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Summer Blog Blast Tour

A Summer Blog Blast Tour got started on Monday, so I'm well behind on reading for that. I'm never able to keep up with these sorts of things, let alone catch up. But I'll point you to whatever posts I manage to hit.

For instance, I have read Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast's interview with David Almond. Almond wrote Skellig, which I remember fondly from my first 48 Hour Book Challenge.

And I have a whole new take on Laurie Halse Anderson as a result of reading Writing and Ruminating's interview with her. I think of Speak and Prom when I think of Anderson, but Writing and Ruminating focused on her historical novels and historical nonfiction, which includes two picture books. Anderson appears to have an incredible work ethic, so I must hate her. But I'm also going to have go out and read some of her historical books.

1 comment:

Tricia said...

I LOVED the David Almond interview. I also enjoyed the one with Laurie Halse Anderson. I'm one of the few people on the planet who hasn't read Speak, but I have read her historical fiction. In fact, my preservice teachers all read Fever 1793 for class and love it. The background information is such a helpful and important piece of the book.