So. Here are some books I’m waiting to read: Neil Gaiman’s Graveyard Book (Fall); Diana Wynne Jones’ House of Many Ways — sequel to Howl’s Moving Castle (June); Kate Thompson’s The Last of the High Kings — sequel to The New Policeman (May); Rick Riordan’s The Battle of the Labyrinth — the 4th book of Percy Jackson (May); Tamora Pierce’s Bloodhound — the 2nd book in the Legend of Beka Cooper series; and for the longest time, George .R.R. Martin’s Dances with Dragons — the 5th book in his Song of Ice and Fire series. Hmm… these are ALL fantasies. I guess my taste remains the same.
In the meantime, I’m reading for the Notables, looking for good middle and lower grade titles and great picture books. Another fun thing that I’m doing is to advise a senior project: a young writer is working on her fantasy novel and I’m slowly entering (one chapter at a time, commenting and editing) a world rich with history and magical happenings. It’s a lot more fun than I had anticipated!