inkpop Fundamentals: May 13, 2010
Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on May 13, 2010
★The best of the best In the world of literature, everyone’s a critic; and everyone has their own list of favorites that made their childhood fun. For me it was Louise Fitzhugh’s Harriet the Spy and Roald Dahl’s Matilda. Perhaps for you it was C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Britain’s The Guardian has compiled a list of the Best Children’s Books Ever; the ones they feel will spark the literary bug in young/middle readers. Did your favorites make the list? The Guardian.
★Quench your thirst with…‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Since its debut as a role-playing game in 1974, and its modifications in 1997 to make it more modern, Dungeons & Dragons has been a leader in allowing players to embark on an adventure-filled voyage set in a fantasy world that triggers imagination and problem-solving. Now the lifelike form of entertainment has stepped out of the gaming world and entered reality via the Limited Edition Dungeons & Dragons Spellcasting Soda from Jones Soda Co. The beverage comes in six D&D-inspired flavors – Dwarven Draught, Bigby’s Crushing Thirst Destroyer, Potion of Healing, Illithid Brain Juice, Sneak Attack, and Eldritch Blast. Despite the fact that a six-pack costs $10.99, and a twelve-pack costs $18.99, all flavors are backordered until the end of May. Pop Candy.
★What do editors really want? Laura Rennert, a Senior Agent at Andrea Brown Literary Agency, knows books. During her time holding such a position, she has sent author Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver to the New York Times Childrens Bestseller List, and worked with countless children’s/YA authors. Thus, she is highly-qualified in providing young writers with a little information about their chosen craft; and her number one tip is that what editors really want right now is…smart boy books – novels starring male characters with the ability to appeal to girls as well as boys. Mediabistro.
Over to you…what book got you hooked on reading as a child? What book (s) do you feel should have been included and why? Are you a fan of Dungeons & Dragons? Will you be buying the limited-edition beverage – why or why not? What “smart boy books” have you read in the past? Have you, or would you, ever try writing one yourself?
Share your thoughts in the comments section!
Erika (aka inkpoperika)
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