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Jul. 4th, 2008

Happy 4th of July to my American friends!

I have gone back into busy mode over here, between doing my second round of editorial revisions on GUTG and apartment hunting and trying to keep up with all the regular parts of my life. So this blog may be a little quiet for a little while longer.

In the meantime... I have a book store gift card to spend. So please feel free to recommend to me your "Book(s) every person on the planet absolutely must read". Any genre, any age group, old, new, it's all good! As long as it's brilliant. I don't ask for much. ;)



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Jul. 4th, 2008 03:55 pm (UTC)
Just to switch things up from fiction, esp. YA - which seems to consume my every waking and sleeping moment - if you have not read Bill Bryson, I recommend it. Now. Get thee to the bookstore. He writes travel memoirs mostly and they're all hysterically funny. I'd recommend "In a Sunburned Country" more than any other. Not only do you learn about Australia, but you laugh your butt off. Serious belly laughs.
Jul. 4th, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC)
Dude, did you hear back from your editor?
Jul. 4th, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC)
I did! All is well and revisions are well underway. :)
Jul. 4th, 2008 04:28 pm (UTC)
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher. YA fantasy, and Teh Awesome.
Jul. 4th, 2008 06:00 pm (UTC)
GENERATION DEAD by Daniel Waters. Great YA debut. :)
Jul. 4th, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC)
Wake, by Lisa McMann was very good -- I couldn't put it down! Right now I'm reading The Secret Life of Sparrow Delaney, by...someone ;) But it's also very good.
Jul. 5th, 2008 01:57 am (UTC)
Well, since your journal puts me in a YA frame of mind, A Wrinkle in Time is an absolute must-read (though I suspect you've read it already!), and I just picked up The Witch of Blackbird Pond from my current favorite used book store a few days ago, and I think that's worth reading (but that has to be taken with a grain of salt, since I don't think I've re-read it since high school, or maybe a summer off during college). :)
Jul. 5th, 2008 06:43 am (UTC)
I second WAKE! I just finished it (in two sittings) and it was sooo good, really unique premise, and FUNNY too!
Jul. 5th, 2008 12:16 pm (UTC)
If you're into really brilliant plots and have a lot of time on your hands, read the Night's Dawn trilogy by Peter f. Hamilton. It's a space opera, but don't hold that against it.
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My Books

Earth & Sky
(Earth & Sky #1, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2014

The Clouded Sky
(Earth & Sky #2, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015

A Sky Unbroken
(Earth & Sky #3, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015

The Way We Fall
(Fallen World #1, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2012

The Lives We Lost
(Fallen World #2, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2013

The Worlds We Make
(Fallen World #3, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2014

Those Who Lived: Fallen World Stories
(Fallen World #3.5, apocalyptic YA)
self pubbed, 2014

Give Up the Ghost
(paranormal YA)
Henry Holt, 2009

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