Hello, the Internets!
I know, I have been terrible updating. It’s that well-known internet truism that the longer you go without updating, the harder it is to update, even when you have things to say. Even when you have a lot of ideas about a lot of books on the list of books you wanted to talk about! It’s self-fulfilling prophecy. Plus, work takes a lot of time! As do very important naps. And I had to catch up on TV- have you watched Revenge? It’s pretty great.
But WordPress sends you a yearly review of your progress, and that’s depressing, especially when you have SO MUCH YOU MEANT TO SAY.
And that starts now.
There are two ways to say what’s happening tomorrow:
(1) I’m hanging out with a few friends to geek out about children’s lit
(2) I’ll be recording a conversation with New York Times bestselling author Kristin Cashore, professor at the Simmons College Center for the Study of Children’s Literature Deborah Kaplan, and professional children’s literature critic Rebecca Rabinowitz (and me!), where we deconstruct the feminism in E. Lockhart’s The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks and whether Frankie’s journey can be read as a success or a failure.
Both of which are technically true, it’s just that one sounds way more impressive.
I’m- for some loose definitions of the term- moderating, but it’s generally going to be a fun discussion (clearly influenced by all four of us having masters in CHL from Simmons), which I’ll then write up and post here. If you have any questions or points you’d like us to cover, please feel free to leave it in a comment or tweet me (@yasubscription), and I’ll do my best to bring them up during the
free-for-all serious academic debate
(For context, we started conceptualizing this discussion in the comments of a post here in February of last year as a potential “point-counterpoint” post. It has possibly grown a tiny bit since then.)