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.