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!