Yay or nay? Do you only read adult fiction or do you stray into the kiddie section for nostalgia or to pick up light reads?
Oh my gosh I LOVE Trixie Belden! I've never met anyone else who has read the series. i only have one or two that I picked up at a used book store to keep for my kids to read someday. I'd love the whole series. I also loved the Super Fudge series. I haven't read either since I was a kid. Oh, and Mrs. Piggle Wiggle.drenee said:Absolutly love to read the kiddie stuff for nostalgia and just because they can be great books. I've been klicking for availability for the Trixie Beldon series like crazy. I want to get the Fudge books so I can read them to my grandson in a couple of years. I can enjoy them again with him like I did with my kids.
oops!! maybe I should make mention that I've also read the Princess Diaries series, All-American Girl, the Mediator Series, Twilight, Nancy Drew, Breaking Glass,....and several others. The ones I listed above are the one I liked the most and have out on my bookshelves. Amelia Atwater-Rhodes introduced me to my fascination in the supernatural. My friends say that I only display my cheery side, but indulge my darker side with rock music and books to control the other Mitsy. lol.meljackson said:VA, some of yours frightened the young adult in me!
nebulinda said:I just bought Coraline by Neil Gaiman last night. Neil Gaiman is awesome, and the movie coming out is directed by Tim Burton, who is also awesome. I can't see the movie without reading the book first.
I mostly read kids/YA if I'm in the mood for something light and easy. After reading a chunk of The Whiskey Rebels, where I have to look up a word on every page, and they go on about the stock market, I really enjoy some children's fantasy.
nebulinda said:Coraline was the first book I read on my Kindle. One of my friends works for Laika and worked on the animation for the movie- it sounds amazing!
I have Artemis Fowl and tried twice to read it... I just couldn't get into it. Oh! I forgot about my other all time favorites:
LOVED this series. If you've seen the movie, you should still read the book as it's MUCH better than the movie.
Mikuto, you should read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. It's available on Kindle. It's marketed here in the States as a Young Adult book, but it's marketed as an Adult book in Zusak's native Australia. It's a FANTASTIC book!Mikuto said:I'm just curious to see what people think mostly. The only new young adult/kid's fiction I've picked up in years for reasons other than Nostalgia is the Harry Potter series. Well there's Eragon but the less said about that the better. I think it's because I started reading adult fiction in 6th grade that I never gave a second look back at the "kiddie" stuff, but it looks like there's a decent assortment of stuff out there.