Monday, January 02, 2012

Odds And Ends At Oz And Ends

My next stop on my very, very slow tour of NESCBWI member blogs is Oz and Ends, J.L. Bell's highly intelligent ruminations on children's literature, comic books, graphic novels, and a number of other things, including, of course, The Wizard of Oz. I had been following this blog for years, and just skimming the last few posts makes me very sorry I haven't been able to get to it these last four months.

On New Year's Eve, John did a post on the Wimsey sequels written by Jill Paton Walsh. I read the first of them years ago and never pursued the rest. Even though I hate Harriet Vane and the way she sucked the energy out of the Peter Wimsey stories, after reading what John had to say about them, I may have to read the rest of the sequels. I may have mentioned here in the past my fantasy of a contemporary Wimsey sequel in which one of Bantor's granddaughters is one of Wimsey's grandsons' or even great-grandsons' superior at Scotland Yard. I would so love to see that.

Then a couple of days earlier John wrote about a Salon article I just saw today. Now I have to go back and read the article more carefully as well as the commentary at Oz and Ends.

Oh, my gosh! Still earlier, he wrote about a Bartimaeus graphic novel.

Truly, I have been missing so much.

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