While Elizabeth and I take a week off from blogging during our usual store vacation post-New Year’s, we wanted to point readers in the direction of four of our favorite blog posts that still merit comment. So, read and enjoy.
In looking back over the past year of blogging, some stand out to me. Elizabeth’s post, What You Wish They Knew, was among one of my favorites for its view of the bookselling world from many angles.
Another was my post about Young Adult Authors Against Bullying, not so much for this one post, but for all the great things Carrie Jones and Megan Kelley Hall have done since I posted this. These two women have generated a lively and necessary discussion about bullying, and an anthology about bullies and bullying called Dear Bully: 70 Authors Authors Tell Their Stories. Pretty powerful stuff, indeed.
The third blog that still resonates is How We Can Save the Picture Book. This post was a wee bit ahead of the New York Times article decrying the end of the picture book, and it still makes me mad that folks think this gorgeous, vitally important genre is at an end.
Another post I loved was Elizabeth’s The Season of Windblown Hair- Or the Zeitgeist of Book Covers, which shows how some of the book jackets this past year were shockingly similar.
I’d like to thank all of our readers over the past year for being so wonderful. Your comments have been insightful, thought-provoking, and humorous. Have a great week and we’ll be back to live blogging next week.