Wednesday, September 2, 2020

#IWSG September: I WISH!



 

Remember, the question is optional!!! 


September 2 question - If you could choose one author, living or dead, to be your beta partner, who would it be and why?



 
My awesome co-hosts for the September 2 posting of the IWSG are PJ Colando, J Lenni Dorner, Deniz Bevan, Kim Lajevardi, Natalie Aguirre, and Louise - Fundy Blue!


If I could choose one author to be my beta partner, I'd pick one of the best young adult novelists of our time, Jonathan Stroud. (I wish!)
Lockwood & Co. has seven books in this series. So, if you're looking for binge-worthy books, I've got you've covered. He writes these supernatural thrillers set in an alternate London where ghosts appear from dusk until dawn. Kids are employed as ghost hunters, because only the children can see the problem. Sounds cliche, but they're one of kind, I promise you that. 

His use of vivid and realistic descriptions in characters and settings take you away from this world and transports you to another. (You won't want to leave!) These page-turners will have you up at night, reading until the very end. 




Please don't ask me how many times I've read this series. I hope all is well in your world. School is starting next week. This librarian can't wait to read to all of her kiddos! 



27 comments:

  1. The series sounds fun. Most schools are doing distance learning here, which everyone knows just doesn't work. Enjoy reading to your kids.

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    1. You're right! I hope we last awhile with "in person"school.

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  2. I'll have to check that series out, thanks for highlighting.

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  3. I've heard of the author but never read any of his books. Have fun with the kids!

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  4. Kids as ghost hunters? I love that!

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  5. I will definitely check out this series. I really enjoyed his Bartimaeus series.

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    1. I haven't read his other series! I will get on that.

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  6. Though I have heard about Jonathan Stroud, I haven't read any of his books.

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  7. I am enjoying this month's question. Jonathan Stroud is another author I didn't know about.
    Have a great month of September.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

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  8. I haven't read these - although I did have them in my classroom!

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    1. It's an older series, but I still keep them in my library.

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  9. Sounds like a great series. Just proves that it's not the idea, it's the execution.

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  10. I haven't read those, but that's a great cover! Sounds like a good pick. Have fun reading to the kids.

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  11. Good luck as you return to school, Jennifer. One of the things I miss most about teaching is reading aloud to my second and third grade kiddos! Stroud's books sound wonderful ~ books I would have enjoyed reading to my kiddos. Fingers crossed that you will stay safe and healthy!

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  12. I think I want to check out this writer. I never read him before.

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  13. Hope all goes well when school starts! I will have to keep this author in mind as it does sound very interesting!

    Anne from annehiga.com

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  14. Ooh, I haven't read Stroud yet! Will add him to my wishlist!

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