November 13, 2008

Put On Your Bermuda Shorts: It's the WBBT!

Historical fiction.
It's all over the place lately. Today's Tollbooth has a great thoughtful little piece about why we choose it, what it gives us, and what well-written historical fiction gives us, it's well worth a read.

Finished with that? Okay. Check out BookBoot's historical fiction review of Gilbert & Sullivan Set Me Free. Ooh, some good stuff there, and the NY Times article from 1914 is just the icing on the very tasty cake. I liked historical fiction when I was a kid, but only as something "safe" to read for book reports. Oh, wow am I finding a new love for it now. So, shoo. Go. Read.

Granted, the weather isn't cooperating.
At home today it's a balmy 79 degrees under blue California skies. However! This does NOT stop the party! Oh, no! It simply makes it a party with iced tea rather than the piping-hot-in-bone-china variety.

What am I going on about?

The 2008 Winter Blog Blast Tour is upon us! And Wonderland is excited to bring you some of our favorite authors -- including the fabulous:

Elizabeth Wein - bell ringing, plane-flying Nebula-nominated woman of many cities -- on Monday,

D.M. Cornish - the cartooning, doodling, world-spinning writing man from Down Under -- on Tuesday,

M.T. Anderson - who is giving new levels of cool to the name Tobias, and a whole new meaning to "historical fiction" -- on Wednesday,

John David Anderson - the father of three-year old twins who still managed to write a fabulous Cybil-nominated fantasy novel -- on Thursday.

...and that's just OUR little corner of the Universe. Louis Sachar, Tony DiTerlizzi, Ally Carter, John Green, Brandon Mull -- and so many more -- don't miss the full schedule and running daily round-up (posted this Friday) at Chasing Ray.

Cold or not, the fun starts next week!


Anonymous said...

I saw M.T. Anderson speak here in Rochester a month or so ago. He's kind of dreamy, what with writing such good books and being all smart and self-deprecating and funny. I'd like to be like that when I grow up.

Sarah Stevenson said...

We were totally awestruck interviewing him (at least I was!).