June 14th, 2005

passiflora - cara_chapel

Young Adult notes

Recently finished a re-read of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, to refresh my memory for the movie. After that climactic cemetery scene, I couldn't help thinking we need a new bumper sticker: "Fear Lord Voldemort's expository dialogue skills!" ...But seriously, I enjoyed the book very much, and will re-read Book 5 next (only seems right, with Book 6 so near its release date).

As I've said before, it's a good sign for my choice of writing material lately that I actually enjoy reading teen lit. (Or it's a sign that I have a low IQ; you decide.) Will take other suggestions of Young Adult fiction for my reading list, so as to Get To Know The Industry. Modern/new books, preferably. And, yes, I've already read the His Dark Materials trilogy. Good stuff.

Unrelated postscript: There's an eight-foot-tall foxglove* in our backyard. Do you suppose the state fair has a foxglove category? 'Cause I think I could win the blue ribbon.

*Digitalis sp. Source of the heart medication of the same name. Poisonous. Do not eat.