Fuse #8

Sunday, January 14, 2007


Beats working.
Apparently Scholar's Blog (who informs us that Philip Pullman just won the Freedom of Oxford) had a fantasy meme a little while ago of 50 children's books of her own. Many are fantasy, so I did okay.

The regular rules (as described by Big A little a):
Since anyone can make a blog, it's good to fill out memes of this sort, if only to show your kidlit credentials. Mark the selections you have read in bold. If you liked it, add a star [*] in front of the title, if you didn't, give it a minus [-]. Then, put the total number of books you've read in the subject line.

31 for me.

The Chronicles of Prydain - Alexander, Lloyd
*Carrie's War - Bawden, Nina
Death of a Ghost - Butler, Charles
Ender's Game - Card, Orson Scott
Summerland - Chabon, Michael
King of Shadows - Cooper, Susan
The Dark is Rising sequence - Cooper, Susan
Stonestruck - Cresswell, Helen
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Dahl, Roald
Matilda - Dahl, Roald
Ingo - Dunmore, Helen
*The Sea of Trolls - Farmer, Nancy
Madame Doubtfire - Fine, Anne
Corbenic - Fisher, Catherine
Inkheart - Funke, Cornelia
-The Thief Lord - Funke, Cornelia
The Owl Service - Garner, Alan
Happy Kid! - Gauthier, Gail
-Stormbreaker - Horowitz, Anthony
Whale Rider - Ihimaera, Witi
Finn Family Moomintroll - Jansson, Tove
*Fire and Hemlock - Jones, Diana Wynne
The Phantom Tollbooth - Juster, Norton
The Sheep Pig - King Smith, Dick
Stig of the Dump - King, Clive
A Wizard of Earthsea - Le Guin, Ursula
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader - Lewis, C S

The House at Norham Gardens - Lively, Penelope
Goodnight Mister Tom - Magorian, Michelle
*The Changeover - Mahy, Margaret
The Stones are Hatching - McCaughrean, Geraldine
The White Darkness - McCaughrean, Geraldine
*Beauty - McKinley, Robin
Sabriel - Nix, Garth
The Borrowers - Norton, Mary
Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH - O'Brien, Robert
Z for Zachariah - O'Brien, Robert

A Dog So Small - Pearce, Philippa
*Life As We Knew It - Pfeffer, Susan Beth
*A Hat Full of Sky - Pratchett, Terry
*His Dark Materials sequence - Pullman, Philip
-How I Live Now - Rosoff, Meg
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Rowling, J K
*Holes - Sachar, Louis
The Foreshadowing - Sedgwick, Marcus
Marianne Dreams - Storr, Catherine
When the Siren Wailed - Streatfield, Noel
*The Bartimaeus Trilogy - Stroud, Jonathan
The Hobbit - Tolkien, J R R
Charlotte's Web - White, E B

More Nancy Farmer! More, I say! And more Diana Wynne Jones! Perhaps I should make a list of my 50 favorites. Which, now that I think of it, is like ranking your best friends. Painful and irresistible. Hrm.

Thanks to Big A little a for the link.

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At 12:38 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Megan Whalen Turner. And Peter Dickinson.

Can you tell I'm becoming addicted to your blog? (So much less lonely than writing that second book all by one's self. . .)

At 2:17 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My score was shameful on this one.

At 4:22 PM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

I should be doing writing as well. If you feel unproductive, imagine how I'm doing. Post-Newbery there's gonna have to be some shaking up going on around here.


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