Emily Lloyd-Jones @em_llojo[thread about teen girls & YA]
So a few years ago, I was on a panel of booksellers. It was about trying techniques to sell YA to an adult market. And throughout discussions of what we were going to talk about, one thing came up again and again.
SparkNotes @SparkNotesDarcy when Bingley forces him to attend the Meryton ball pic.twitter.com/szSg3X19G1
Graphic Novels: I’d love classics reimagined with SparkNotes Twitter energy 😂 Would also love nonfiction w/Drunk History vibe! #MSWL
Emma Theriault 🌹🕰🕯 @eltheriaultMy friend lives in a house built in the early 1900s and her nearly three-year-old son has two “imaginary friends” named Francine and Harold and I don’t know how to break it to her that those are definitely ghosts.
I mean, I think this would make an adorable children’s book—like a modern-day Casper the Friendly Ghost but I’d want an 8- or 9-year-old protagonist. #MSWL
rather than scream more, this is a good opportunity to say that I'd love to work on a book of deeply researched cultural criticism about taste, the value of art, and how both are historically and intrinsically wrapped up in the erasure of disenfranchised voices. #MSWL
Not sure exactly what form this would take but here’s a #mswl item a colleague and I were talking about: writing that tangles with how children of immigrants/people who immigrate as children can end up feeling caught between countries and cultures, not feeling at home anywhere
One time I posted a link to my MSWL Pinterest board, and someone tweeted back, "I love CIRCUS MIRANDUS too!"
I was like: um, what? That book is not on the list. I've never even heard of it!
But guess what? I just read it...
And. WOW. Now it IS on my #MSWL! ✨🎪