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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A little update

 on yesterday's review of Except the Queen---

Katherine Langrish at Seven Miles of Steel Thistles mentioned in her comment that she has a guest post featuring Jane Yolen.  You might want to visit!

Katherine's blog is one of my favorites because of her fairy tale and fantasy reflections.  Her blog is as good or better than some of the books I've read about fairy tales, fantasy, and folk tales.  She ponders recurring themes, characters, plots, examines types of witches, discusses children's fantasy, considers other worlds, and interviews some of the best authors in the business.

Katherine is herself an author of YA fantasy, and I've enjoyed two of her books: Troll Fell and Troll Blood.  I read them last year for Carl's Once Upon a Time Challenge.  Kirkus has selected her The Shadow Hunt as one of the 2010 Best Books for Children and ALA has nominated it for Best Fiction for Young Adults 2011 list.

If you are thinking about participating in Carl's Once Upon a Time Challenge this year, I recommend you visit Katherine's blog to discover some good titles.  I'm planning on reading The Shadow Hunt by Langrish and need to begin gathering other titles. 


  1. Oh, thanks! Both the blog and the author sound right up my alley. :)

  2. Kailana - I agree that both are right up your alley! Have fun!

  3. Thanks for sharing. I will have to visit, sounds very good.

  4. Caroline - The interview with Jane Yolen is very interesting, but I enjoy reading anything about fairy tales, K.'s blog is full of good stuff!