Thursday, January 22, 2015


Shef's reading a series now called The 39 Clues.  It's a mystery adventure type thing, and it keeps us turning the pages. When he finished the first book and procured the second, I noticed it had a different author.  Turns out there are like eleven different well-known children's authors who write books in the series.  It starts with Rick Riordan.

How does that work, do you think?  Do the people at Scholastic decide the story arc, and then just tell the individual book author what happens in his/her section of the story?  I met an author once who worked like this on a couple of things.  It seemed kind of fun to me.  Maybe that's what the authors think, too?

This leads me to a reading update.  I'm up to 3 books of 52 Books Plus in 2015.  The best so far?  And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini.  Believe it or not, this was my first Khaled Hosseini book.  The guy is a genius who speaks multiple languages and writes like a dream.  I'm a fan.

1 comment:

LH said...

I haven't read that Hosseini book, but I'll put it on my list. His first two were exceptional.

I like that young adult author's blog. Neat stuff.