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Alone on a Wide Wide Sea by Michael Morpurgo
Babymouse Burns Rubber by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
Babymouse Cupcake Tycoon by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
Bite Me by Christopher Moore
Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
Bumped by Megan McCafferty
Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett
Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve
A Fine and Private Place by Peter S. Beagle
For Biddle's Sake by Gail Carson Levine
Fullmetal Alchemist 03 by Hiromu Arakawa
Fullmetal Alchemist 04 by Hiromu Arakawa
Ghostopolis by Doug TenNaple
The Green Ripper by John D. MacDonald
The Lost Elephants of Kenyisha by Ken Altabef
Mercury by Hope Larson
Meanwhile by Jason Shiga
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart
The Night at the Museum by Milan Trenc
The Odyssey (All Action Classics 03) by Homer and Tim Mucci
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
Queer Phenomenology by Sara Ahmed
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
Tuesday by David Wiesner
Twin Spica 01 by Kou Yaginuma
Twin Spica 02 by Kou Yaginuma
Urgent 2nd Class by Nick Bantock
The Way They Wove the Spells in Sippulgar by Robert Silverberg
West Coast Journeys by Caroline C. Leighton
Writers of the Future by Charles Oberndorf

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Canadian Book Challenge 5
Twenty-four Years of Reading
Why YA Matters to Me

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



Comments for Writers of the Future

Writers of the Future: 06/12/11

FSFIn the far future when the Earth is no more and paper books are no more and the bandwidth for reading is sucked up to the point that people have to wait in line for their turn to experience the next immersive story line, fans will still be fans and authors won't always know how to react to them just as today. That's the basis of the "Writers of the Future" by Charles Oberndorf.

The story is told over the course of this fan's life and how he grows from being a reader to a writer. Most of the time while I was reading the story I was thinking about my own reading experiences, both as a fan and as a reader.

How immersive and interactive should fiction be? That's a debate on the sidelines right now especially with books being linked to websites. I don't think things will turn out as dire as envisioned in "Writers of the Future" but it's still a thought provoking story.

Five stars

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