Members have written to tell us about the books that are currently on their bedside tables. I’m in the midst of five books, so it’s good to gather more titles. Who knows when I’ll run out of something to read? (Is that the ground level question of the bookaholic?)
From Laura Purdie Salas:
After Ever After, by Jordan Sonnenblick, and loved it as much or maybe even more than Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie. They’re both heart-expanding books!
Just starting to read an ARC of The Seventh Level, Jody Feldman’s newest. Can’t wait. I really enjoyed her Gollywhopper Games.
From Marya Ashworth, aspiring writer:
I’m currently reading Red Pyramid â€” the Kane Chronicles, by Rick Riordan, and I’m loving it!Â It’s filled with ancient Egyptology, full of action and wonderful new characters.
[Ed: After years of guessing, Mr. Riordan’s last name rhymes with “fire-den.” Thanks to Nancy Caffoe, bookseller extraordinaire, for this tip.]
Both Liza Ketchum and Kitty Baker are reading City of Cannibals by Ricki Thompson. Liza writes:
I stayed up much too late last night reading Ricki Thompson’s compelling City of Cannibals.Â I’ve heard Ricki read from this novel in the past, but holding it in my hands, and becoming immersed in this world that is so unknown to meâ€”even though I’ve studied British historyâ€”is an amazing experience. I’m halfway through and can’t wait to find out what will happen to Dell and her puppetâ€”and the Brown Boy. Hooray, Ricki!
Kitty Baker, a frequent contributor to our magazine, is reading City of Cannibals as well:
A very unique story set in an historical time when Henry VIII was setting up his own church and having Anne Boleynâ€™s head conveniently removed, the shockwaves from which were reverberating through England and its Roman Catholic clergy.
How about you? What’s on your bedside table? Members, please send us an e‑mail and we’ll feature your current children’s or YA reading material in an upcoming journal posting.