I am an audiobook fanatic. Mostly I stick to sci-fi, fantasy, and other things that could never happen. There are a few books that I liked, but I’ve only truly learned to adore since I became a dog person. Sometimes all a book needs is a dog glad-handing to take it from entertaining to completely delightful.
It’s been a while since I wrote about the children’s and YA literature that captures my fancy, but recently I was asked a question that inspired me. Our own Mini Belle told me she was on a quest to find books with strong female protagonists that weren’t ultimately love stories.
Diana Wynne Jones has become one of my favorite authors, but I avoided her for years. The problem is that her books are not very blurb-friendly. I don’t know how many times I picked up one of her books, read the back and thought “Meh, maybe next time.” Then came the wonderful day I decided […]
I love love love Terry Pratchett. I want to say that I love all his books, but in truth I am a Discworld freak. Most of his Discworld books are for adults, not that teens don’t enjoy them but there have been only five specifically written for younger audiences.