Monday Mashups for 3 Mar 2014

Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

My Musing:

So I confess: I’ve been reading the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. I know they’re kid’s books, and I started reading them as part of research for my writing; but I honestly really like them. They’re actually making me snicker and tee-hee out loud. I even feel compelled to read parts of the book to my husband so he can laugh with me. I’ve not had a book do that in a long time. (What happened to fun, happy books anyway? When did everything have to be so dang serious?) Anyway, I’m sort of a slow reader, so I don’t get through books really quick unless I’m hooked. (Books like The Shining or Hunger Games.) It’s just clever and cute and really grasps the voice of a middle school boy. Anyway, I have just been getting books from the library for my Kindle to save cash (because there are plenty of slightly older books that I need to read.) However, I did stop and check out the Diary of a Wimpy Kid display at Asda that they have for World Book Day (6 March).

It’s sort of embarrassing when I mention these kinds of books and people say, “Oh my kids really like this too.” But I guess that’s good, because I know what kinds of books kids want to read and that will help me write good books for kids, and it will help me choose good books for kids at school too.

I confess: I’ve watched the movies too.

 

Happy Reading and Happy Monday!

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3 thoughts on “Monday Mashups for 3 Mar 2014

  1. bookmammal March 3, 2014 / 7:09 pm

    Don’t apologize! Everyone needs a brain break once in awhile. Plus–there’s a lot of great kids literature out there. And I can’t think of any better way for a writer to do research than to read other books written for your audience!

  2. Gigi Ann March 3, 2014 / 8:47 pm

    I think we all have to be a ‘kid at heart’ once in awhile. I downloaded some books I loved when I was a youngster a few weeks ago. Since I am a bit older then you, you may never have heard of it. A blogger asked if I remember correctly, what was our favorite book when we were young. Mine was about “Uncle Wiggily” a rabbit who always gave good advice to children. But the stories were always fun to read.

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