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  •  I think I was in the wrong rhythm (1+ / 0-)
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    when I tried to read Harry Potter. I haven't even been able to warm up to the movies.

    The other two sound fascinating and I'm adding them to my reading list. I hope you will consider my invitation upstream to team up with me in offering this series and/or write a diary or two for it. I can tell your knowledge base of young adult books far exceeds mine.

    As to genre/type/style, two of my favorite adult authors are Barbara Kingsolver and Christopher Moore. But I'm very eclectic in my reading.

    •  Harry Potter was written to read aloud (1+ / 0-)
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      You might also enjoy trying the audiobook versions. They're wonderfully read.

      For that matter, there's been a true renaissance of children's audiobooks read by actors, giving them a life beyond what they had on the page. Some I have loved this way are A Series of Unfortunate Events read by Tim Curry and Henry Huggins read by Neil Patrick Harris.

      Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

      by elfling on Thu Apr 07, 2011 at 12:32:30 PM PDT

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      •  Great suggestions for my next roadtrip. (1+ / 0-)
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        Adult books are usually too long but YA books might be the right length. It's great to hear that good recordings are being made. Struggling readers definitely benefit from listening to a book while they read along.

        I'll keep the Harry Potter in mind but my objections were more from my literary background studying fairy tales. I read Harry Potter over a decade ago, so I'd have to reread it to be specific about what didn't work. But something made me intensely dislike the book, so I don't have high hopes even if it's read aloud.

        BTW do you have any suggestions for non-fiction for YA?

    •  So a good way to get me going, it seems (2+ / 0-)
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      is to ask me questions. :-)

      Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

      by elfling on Thu Apr 07, 2011 at 12:33:22 PM PDT

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