Day 3, and my Spidey Sense is tingling. Must be some more good posts about Venom and Song out there on the tour.
Never Send a Grownup to Do a Kid’s Job: Jason Joyner turned over the review to his 10-year-old son, at least in part because Jason couldn’t get the book away from him. You have an interesting five or six years ahead of you, my friend.
It’s always important to get feedback from a book’s intended audience. We review a lot of YA books on the Tour, and sometimes it seems like we’re talking more about whether we should allow our kids to read such and such a book rather than how a child of a certain age might respond to its story and message. Rebecca Miller also discusses such pitfalls of writing and reviewing for the younger reader in her Day 2 post.
Of course, some of us have less trouble projecting ourselves into a pre-teen state of mind than others. *cue music* Ohhhh, who lives in a pineapple under the sea….
Extra, Extra, Read All About It: Kristi Kercher provides a cool list of highlights from Venom and Song that made me want to read the whole book. Kristi, there’s a publisher out there somewhere in desperate need of a writer with a flair for gripping back-cover copy. Here’s hoping they find you.
Friends Don’t Let Friends Buy Book 2 Before Book 1: Nissa at The Lina Lamont Fan Club strongly recommends reading Curse of the Spider King before tackling Venom and Song. Why? Oh, please…you think I’m just going to tell you? Read the post, slacker. She also supports the trend toward electronic preview samples, and I think she’s absolutely right.
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars: No, it’s not represented in Steve Trower’s lineup of spider-themed songs in tribute to this month’s feature, though there is a David Bowie track from a different album in there.
Okay, I think I’ve slung enough webs for one Tour. See you again next month, as we review The Skin Map, by Stephen Lawhead, hopefully spider-free. Excelsior!!!
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