I hope everyone who celebrates it had a good Thanksgiving. Yesterday I dined in the company of, among others, a high school freshman who declared her absolute allegiance to Kristin Cashore. We are both looking forward to Bitterblue. She also bragged about having read Ayn Rand, but I put that little notion in its place when I found out she only meant Anthem. Amateur.
What have you been reading? I just finished Massie’s Catherine the Great and wrote a little thing about it for Library Journal, forthcoming. So I’m browsing Nicholas and Alexander but fearful of stepping on adolescent feelings. Also have Stephenson’s Reamde on audio; the Audible.com introducer calls it ReAMde but the narrator says REAMde, which makes much more sense. And books on our Fanfare discussion list, for which we make final choices Monday.
Now we are going to have lunch with movie director Andy Davis (Holes, The Fugitive, A Perfect Murder) who is an old friend of Richard’s. I’m going to ask him to write something for our upcoming special issue on children’s books in other media. I wonder if he has seen Hugo yet–it sounds really good.