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Tuesday, December 28, 2004



A girl after my own heart! I've actually read the first one when we bought it for my daughter a while ago...it was okay...very dark. The movie was awesome. We saw it on christmas day! My favorite kids books have to be the Harry Potter series...they're just incredible. There's a book by Karen Hesse called "the music of dolphins" which my daughters and I loved. So many books, so little time! oxox, tracy


Hehe, I always read teen and young adult fiction, for two reasons. 1, I think that the authors are so much more imaginative than people who write for adults, even more so than adult sci-fi/fantasy. Also, I think when I write, that is the age group I have in mind (usually).

I am sorry I have not posted in ages, I hope you had a happy happy new year, and I am so glad to hear that your ML is being released from the hospital!


Thanks for all the tips! I am always on the lookout for books to use with my ESL students and the Lemony Snicket books sound perfect...plus I, too, love reading my nieces' and nephew's books when I visit. So refreshing!


don't apologize for reading "kids" books! i think you should be able to read -anything- you want to without blushing about it. i read tons of kids lit because they are fun and smart. what better way to be a role model for the kids in your life than to be excited about reading the books they might be interested in?


I'm glad that your MIL is getting out of the hospital! One of my good friends works in the King County Library system and she reads tons of kids books--in fact, she prefers them many times to adult lit. Our younger daughter just went to see the movie and loved it. (wish I could get her interested in reading)


The *very moment* the new Harry Potter release date was announced, I pre-ordered it from Amazon! I adore those books. Haven't read the Lemony Snicket books, though. I'd never even heard of them until the movie came out! I also hear that "The Life of Pi" is excellent, and it's considered a kids' book (probably older kids, though). Currenly reading "The Summer Guest" -- not a kids' book -- and it's wonderful.


Hi there! Love the fact that you call this Violet is my colour since my name IS Violette.........violet in english! Anyways i was looking around to see if you had a link site up.....if you do would you like to swap links?


Glad to hear your MIL is doing better. I, too, LOVE to read...but haven't read many kids' books. I'll have to start browsing the children's section in the library...because I'm sure I'm missing out! :)


Ooh! Hooray for Lemony Snicket! I have the first few books, and have borrowed several from my friend who has them all. My favorite thing that he does (as a writer) is use and explain all sorts of vocabulary. Have fun reading!


go for it! It's such fun to read a book 'like a kid', as I like to say - I notice you've read the new Philip Roth. What did you think? I am in the middle of it right now, and talk about DEPRESSING. I thought I had prepared myself for it! It's also my first Roth experience, so I'd love to hear your thoughts!


I love children's lit too, and when I take my kids to the library to get books for them, I often find books in "their" section that I'm interested in reading too! The latest is the Chrestomanci books by Diana Wynne Jones. They're a lot of fun and just as good as the Harry Potter books IMO. I hope she continues to write more books in the series.

I haven't read any of the Lemony Snicket books yet, but plan to one day. I, also, think that that is a very cool pen name!

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