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by Susan Quinn
December 19th, 2009, 7:56 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Keeping Boys Reading
Replies: 46
Views: 10765

Re: Keeping Boys Reading

Nick - with book-lovers (and tuckers!) like you, perhaps the book is not dead after all. Thank Heaven! And with your friends already early adapting . . . this is my secret hope for the future of books. That the e-pocalyse will actually turn out to be a revival. Perhaps all those teens reading at hom...
by Susan Quinn
December 19th, 2009, 3:01 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Keeping Boys Reading
Replies: 46
Views: 10765

Re: Keeping Boys Reading

Casnow - I've got two lists going: MG (ages 8-12) and YA (ages 13+). I'll have to check out Dirk Pitt - I hadn't heard of those before. Your suggestion of Robert Ludlum begs a question I've been thinking about. When I was young, I was (still!) female, but I read a lot of science fiction. There was n...
by Susan Quinn
December 19th, 2009, 12:00 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Keeping Boys Reading
Replies: 46
Views: 10765

Re: Keeping Boys Reading

Trini - I'll have to check out the Cherub series, I hadn't heard of those before - thanks! Nick - It is so interesting to me to hear you say that, in your school, mostly boys are reading. That's awesome! And you are right that the vast majority of people simply don't read books anymore, something th...
by Susan Quinn
December 18th, 2009, 7:42 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Keeping Boys Reading
Replies: 46
Views: 10765

Re: Keeping Boys Reading

What a great idea! I always chastise my boys not to read in the dark, but maybe I should rethink! We do have reading time before bedtime. For my youngest, that's still our reading time together, but the older two banish me from the room, so they can read silently, and more quickly. Having an early K...
by Susan Quinn
December 17th, 2009, 3:34 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Keeping Boys Reading
Replies: 46
Views: 10765

Re: Keeping Boys Reading

Laurie - thanks for the great suggestions! I need to put Holes on my TBR list!
by Susan Quinn
December 17th, 2009, 2:09 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Keeping Boys Reading
Replies: 46
Views: 10765

Keeping Boys Reading

I strongly believe that children will only continue to read if good books, books they will love , are made available to them. It's the job of parents, teachers and librarians everywhere to get those books into their hands, but it's not an easy task, especially as those children get older, and especi...
by Susan Quinn
December 8th, 2009, 1:19 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 231105

Re: Ask Nathan

Nathan - the dust cleared in a hurry, and the place is looking great! Question: My first novel is MG, my second YA, and I'm thinking about writing another MG. Other than my obvious difficulty in settling on an age range, what do you think I should do when shopping for an agent (hopefully in the New ...
by Susan Quinn
December 7th, 2009, 2:00 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How many projects do you work on at once?
Replies: 38
Views: 10903

Re: How many projects do you work on at once?

I used to write just one project at a time, even if I had other ideas lurking in the background. But now that I have a WIP that is going through beta readers and revisions, I find myself hopping back and forth between projects - and liking that better. There are different things to like about each s...
by Susan Quinn
December 7th, 2009, 1:54 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing. What's your favorite part? Your Hardest Lesson?
Replies: 37
Views: 8449

Re: Writing. What's your favorite part? Your Hardest Lesson?

Favorite part: The writing itself. The raw creative power of it is thrilling.

Hardest part: Letting go - letting the writing sit, lay fallow and get some distance from it, so I can do a proper job of editing when I come back. I usually have to write something else in-between, just to stay happy.
by Susan Quinn
December 7th, 2009, 1:48 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Post Your Favourites
Replies: 24
Views: 8037

Re: Post Your Favourites

I just recently posted a list, gathered from blog readers of the awesome Natalie Whipple , about books to Keep Boys Reading . It's a selection of MG and YA books that readers found their boys enjoying, and about the importance of getting good books into kids hands , so their reading doesn't fall off...
by Susan Quinn
December 7th, 2009, 1:36 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The New Website
Replies: 23
Views: 6548

Re: The New Website

Love the new website!

Your relentless drive for efficiency has achieved another WIN!

Erm, not quite sure this should come under procrastination. Ah, yes, because I'm procrastinating . . . off to dig through the Forums.