An introduction.

February 26, 2015 § 2 Comments

J/YA Books

I had big plans for this blog.

I was going to become an expert in children’s and young adult literature before I ever gave out so much as a tweet on the subject. I was going to be the most well-read children’s lit blogger, with an apt comparison and a sophisticated critique ready for every book review and a list of appropriate books for every occasion.

The more I thought about it, however, the more I realized that it would take me years to build up that kind of knowledge, and besides, I just don’t have that kind of memory.  (I will probably forget what this post is about – twice – before I finish typing it.)

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So instead of being a catalog of expert recommendations and keen insights into trends, this will be more of a chronicle of my experiences as I (hopefully) grow (slowly) into an aficionado.  I find I learn best when I share my new knowledge.  I would also love to join the broader conversations about YA/children’s literature; discussing texts with my classmates is the one thing I miss about school.

You can expect to see reflections on young adult and children’s literature in general, reviews of the books I read, observations on literature and book-related topics, and my early attempts at recommendation and criticism.  I will share articles and websites and other resources I find interesting and useful.  I hope to badger some of my friends and family into writing guest posts about what they’ve read and what they think about it.  I will also be joining Booktube and posting those videos here.

I welcome all your comments and suggestions and questions! 

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