In my various hours of wandering through book blogs far and wide, I’ve come across some pretty fantastic posts lately, so I thought I would spotlight my favorites. Hopefully I can make this a semi-regular feature, although my laziness will test the bounds of my determination to do so, so stay tuned for now.
- Earlier this year, Chachic hosted a wonderful week dedicated to Megan Whalen Turner’s The Queen’s Thief series. All of the posts are insightful and fun and make the urge to run to my bookshelf and reread the whole series nearly unbearable. Best of all, MWT herself made an appearance.
- The Final Battle in the YA Fantasy Showdown was a delightful bit of wordplay between Howl from Diana Wynne Jones’s Castle series and Gen from Megan Whalen Turner’s The Queen’s Thief series. I know that these two ladies were mutually inspired by the other’s writing, so it’s wonderful to see what a meeting between these two unreliable characters might have been like.
- While I’ve yet to get my hands on a copy of Kristin Cashore’s Bitterblue, this series of letters among Bitterblue, Katsa, Po, Raffin and Giddon set post-Graceling whets my appetite and makes me want to reread the first two in the Seven Kingdoms series.
- Justin Gustainis recently wrote a pithy post about the tenable distinction between urban fantasy, paranormal, horror, and all the supernatural genres that fall in between.
- After reading Cath Crowley’s Graffiti Moon earlier this year, I immediately went in search of all of the fabulously described pieces of art that pepper Lucy and Ed’s narrations. Luckily, Adele at Persnickety Snark had already managed to track them all down.
- Sarah Addison Allen posted an essay on her website that lets us know that, just as we fall in love with books, books fall in love with us too.
- There’s been much written about the recent scandal that rocked the book blogging community, and I believe that Nafiza at Bibliopilic Monologues says quite eloquently what many of us are thinking.
- And finally, Flavorwire has some Extremely Silly Photos of Extremely Serious Writers doing decidedly unserious things.