Guess what! I’m a guest over on Picture Me Reading today, where I join Alisa and Aidan during their Book Club Extra audio discussion. I’m a huge fan of both Alisa’s Picture Me Reading blog where she illustrates her book reviews and Aidan’s Chair With A Panda blog where he reviews Doctor Who television episodes, movies, and tie-in books.
This week we discuss Memorable Monsters and I picked some dark books to talk about. Listen as Alisa discusses Jabberwocky and Benedict Cumberbatch, Aiden asks for a weirder monster than a Pink Poodle, and I bring the Dark Side.
Below are our picks and links to reviews, audio discussions, and a poem reading. A lot of links, a lot of fun, you can now waste your whole morning here.
Alisa: The Farm by Emily McKay (review and audio discussion), Coraline by Neil Gaiman (Alisa has a wonderful discussion about the lessons from Coraline), and Alice Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll (Alisa has highlighted this poem before on her blog, she has also discussed the book before when we talked about awesome ways into fantasy lands, and you can listen to Benedict Cumberbatch read The Jabberwocky).
Aidan: Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor (review and audio discussion), Splintered by A.G. Howard (review and audio discussion), and DW: Mad Dogs and Englishmen (a Doctor Who book from the 8th Doctor era about pink poodles, perhaps they look like this?).
Me: Child of Fire by Harry Connolly, Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane, and Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning (I talk about the entire series in my review of the last book Shadowfever, but there are some spoilers).