This review of the new Alice McKinley book made me laugh like a loon AND get all nostalgic. Now I want to go back and re-read the series. And then get caught up.
Speaking of books that are maddening AND wonderful... this blogger is running a Nancy Drew challenge next year. She's challenging people to read all 56 of the original books (well, the yellow versions) in a year. As the challenge allows for skipping those we've already read, I'd only need to read 46, which sounds so much more do-able than 56. I'm still debating.
As I didn't run a Big Read this month, I'm thinking about running one in January. And I'm thinking about making it Wilkie Collins' Woman in White, in honor of its 150th anniversary. This was the article that inspired me. Sound fun?
TBRT #2 is almost ready to print and will ship next week. Readers of TBRT #1 will be familiar with some of the names in the line up -- but there'll be plenty of new discoveries as well.
Volume 1, Number 2 begins in high summer and ends with a snowfall. More specifically, you'll find:
a period piece about raking blueberries and taking chances, the realization that any friendship is not necessarily good friendship, an Aiken-esque fantasy, a modern tribute to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, a story about grief and lemon meringue pie, a pizza delivery guy who has an experience straight out of a pulp-horror magazine, and the dangers of actually speaking to your long-term crush.
As always, if you're interested in submitting, check out the guidelines, and if you have thoughts about the stories, suggestions, ideas about you'd like to see TBRT do in the future or anything else -- write to email@example.com.
I've read zero. Solace of the Road is currently in my TBR pile, as isThe Knife of Never Letting Go (I know, I KNOW! But obviously I'm not going to read Ask/Answer until I read Knife). I did read a Mary Hoffman book ages ago, and I wasn't a fan, but I'll give her another try. I haven't heard anything about the Perera.