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As much as I love young adult fiction, a steady diet of one thing is bad, and so I’ve found myself reading a lot of adult fiction during the late winter and spring. At first I told myself that it was because I had “homework” for Booktopia 2012, which I recently attended in Manchester, VT. Me being me, I did feel compelled to read the latest books by all of the authors in attendance, and I did start some of the back catalogue as well. However, as I look at my nightstand, desk, coffee table, and pretty much any flat surface that holds books in my house, I realize that I’m still grabbing adult fiction. This is not Booktopia’s fault. I recently read Marisa de los Santos’ newest book and A Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve – neither author attended Booktopia. So why am I grabbing adult and leaving YA to sit collecting dust?
Posted in Schmidt's Pick, Series Tagged as: Booktopia 2012, Insurgent, Mortal Instruments, Series, YA Lit, YA Literature, young adult lit, young adult literature
Not a Title in Sight
It’s the end of January. I’m down to the final days of the month, and I have a problem. In the grand scheme of things, it’s not a big problem – it’s probably not even a problem at all. But in the world of my classroom, it’s a problem of monumental proportions. It could derail the reading we have going on. I have no Schmidt’s Pick title for February. None. I’m empty. Dry. Barren.
Posted in Independent Reading/SSR/Reader's Workshop Tagged as: A Northern Light, Airborn, Cassandra Clare, Independent Reading, Infernal Devices, James Dashner, Jennifer Donnelly, kenneth oppel, Maze Runner, Michael Scott, Mortal Instruments, Nancy Werlin, suzanne collins, The Alchemyst, The Christopher Killer, The Hunger Games, The Killer's Cousin, YA Lit, YA Literature, young adult literature