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Harry Potter, Hunger games, Games of Thrones, cool movies like inception, great books just as The Notebook, Gone with the wind and Jane Austen. TV shows : BBC Sherlock, the big bang theory and Dr. House.
Last night I finished reading Bridget Zinn’s excellent novel Poison.
Poison is silly and funny and features both a bad-ass heroine and some excellent kissing as well as first-rate pig and dog characters. I suppose Poison is a book for kids and teens, in the Harry Potter sense, but one is never too old to live inside another world for a while, and this book really did transport me.
Poison’s author, Bridget Zinn, died in 2011 of colon cancer. She was 32. It was a huge loss for kid lit—although I didn’t know how huge until I read this excellent first (and sadly last) novel.
These days publishers depend a lot on authors to market their own work. You’ve gotta tweet and tumbl and facebook and pinterest and set up school visits and signings and attend festivals. Sadly, Bridget isn’t here to share her excellent book, but I hope it still finds the many readers it deserves. Check it out.
“My local library branch started doing this “Blind Date with a Book” thing, thought you guys might like it. The shelf was full when we got there, but was like this as we were leaving. The books are wrapped in paper and have different designs on them, and then a few words vaguely describing the subject matter of the book. Things like “Drama”, “Plot Twists”, “espionage”, etc. The only thing exposed on the book is the barcode that you use to scan the book out. I thought it was a pretty cool idea.”
“Harry witnessed Professor McGonagall walking right past Peeves, who was determinedly loosening a crystal chandelier, and could have sworn he heard her tell the poltergeist out of the corner of her mouth, ‘It unscrews the other way.’”