So I found this:
Skulduggery is just so cool. I think these books would make great films. There are some really cool casting ideas out there, and some of them overlap, I saw a couple of picks for David Tennant as the man himself and I’ve got to say I think that could really work.
Who do you think would be good?
Hey lovely readers. I have a fun gift for you. I have a copy of the wonderful WILDLIFE by Fiona Wood to give away.
This is a beautiful tale of growing up and surviving high school.
So what do you need to do to win this?
Leave a comment stating the title of one of your favourite coming of age tales and why. The winner will be selected at random.
The competition closes June 2nd 2013.
So I did what I do occasionally and I spent some time watching vlogbrothers clips
And I found one dealing with The Fault in Our Stars and the fact it maybe become a movie sometimes soon.
For some reason it won’t let me embed the right clip but go here
John Green says he is ‘Cautiously optimistic’, we shall wait and see. Until then if you haven’t checked out the book, what are you doing sitting here reading this… get thee to a bookshop (brick and mortar or electronic) and do yourself a favour, get a copy of The Fault in Our Stars.
Okay it is that time of the year again where anyone and everyone puts together lists of their top picks of the past year. I am going to be no different, I will, however, not be doing a top 10. What I have put here are the ones that really stood out, but truthfully I had many wonderful reading experiences this year just about gone, and I did limit this list to those books published in 2012.
Let me start with the youngest first and believe me there were so many really cool picture books this past year but here are a few that stood out.
The Snorgh and the Sailor : Will Buckingham and Thomas Docherty
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore : William Joyce
I Love You Little Monster : Andreae Giles and Jess Mikhail
Plant a Kiss : Amy Rosenthal and Peter H Reynolds
What Does Daddy Do? : Rachel Bright
Fiction 4 – 9 years.
Secret of the Swords : Frances Watts and Gregory Rogers
Hey Jack! series : by Sally Rippin
Billie B Brown series by Sally Rippin
Fiction 8 – 12
Floors : Patrick Carmen
Summer’s Dream : Cathy Cassidy
Dork Diaries series : Rachel Renee Russell
Young Adult Fiction
Stormdancer : Jay Kristoff
The Fault in Our Stars : John Green
Team Human : Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan
Some days you just need to find something that causes you to think, or just makes you laugh. At various times this man has made me do both, sometimes at the same time.
If you have not checked out the VLog Brothers do so. Here is a snippet:
(Just so this post has something booky in it): I’ll actually put it out here and say Fault In Our Stars is most probably going to make my top picks of the year too
April 2013 sees the release of Lili Wilkinson’s next book, The ZigZag Effect.
Lili’s books are fun and engaging and I am looking forward to this next one.
Now moving into the next part of the Q&A I have to tell you this comes with a spoiler alert about character development in the later books.
Wish it didn’t take so long to get these edited and uploaded for you but bear with me I will endeavour to get the rest up over the weekend.
So I finally got it up, the first part anyway. I will just keep posting in manageable sections until I have done all the footage.
The sound isn’t brilliant, it is better than I thought at one point I did think I may have to transcribe it for you, fortunately not.