28
DEC
2011

Winding down 2011: Class of 2011 Superlatives, part 2

This post is part of the Class of 2011 Superlatives Blogfest, hosted by Katy Upperman, Jessica Love, Tracey Neithercott, and Alison Miller. Up today: the head of the class (or: characters that stand out from the crowd). I had way too much fun making the graphics that went with...
27
DEC
2011

Best of 2011: YA girls & boys

This post is part of Sarah Enni‘s Best of 2011 Blog Circus. Up today: the top five girls and boys to grace the pages of YA in 2011. I think dimensional, realized, layered characters are a big deal. If I am unable to connect with a character while reading, the book will...
27
DEC
2011

Winding down 2011: Class of 2011 Superlatives, part 1

This post is part of the Class of 2011 Superlatives Blogfest, hosted by Katy Upperman, Jessica Love, Tracey Neithercott, and Alison Miller. Up today: the head of the class (or: books that came out on top in their genre). I had way too much fun making the graphics that went with...
26
DEC
2011

Best of 2011: Music to write to

This post is part of Sarah Enni‘s Best of 2011 Blog Circus. Up today: the best music released in 2011 (complete album or single track) to write to. I’m sticking to single tracks, mostly because it is very rare that I find an entire album fitting for writing. I’m...
22
DEC
2011

Winding down 2011: a year in photos

Words aren’t really necessary for this post. Click the image to see it in its full-size glory.   And a quick reminder: I’ll be offline for much of the upcoming holiday week, but I have a ton of end-of-year posts pre-drafted. I’ll be slow to respond to any...
14
DEC
2011

Winding down 2011

The year has almost come to a close. (How did this happen?) This time next week I’ll likely be headed to visit family and friends, meaning I’ll be spending a lot less time online checking emails, tweeting incessantly, and updating the blog. I want to host one last...