Voicemail: Tim Low relays some suggestions for YA books that aren't "dumbed down", and Darcy recommends The Secret Life of Bees, the Ember series, and a new series by R. A. Salvatore; Shane in Sydney lets us know that Aussie chain Angus & Robertson now has a POD machine located in the stores, for people to get reasonably priced copies of out-of-print novels; Mari from Michigan sends her thanks for C2C leading her to investigate e-books, which has led to a research paper topic for her; Trampas adds to the discussion about "dumbed down" YA books with a comment on the later removal of sex scenes; Trampas reflects on "getting unplugged", and suggests that writing itself is his way of unplugging.
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More Voicemail: Sandy from MD tells us what books and movies inspire her 14-yr-old; Tim Low enjoys hanging out in Second Life and likes to surprise everyone by not knowing what his wife and daughter are going to dress his avatar up in; Trampas asks if the guys can talk more about writing in different subgenres; Jason recommends avoiding Baby Einstein and seeking out "Dora the Explorer" for younger kids, and "Avatar: The Last Airbender" for older kids and adults; Tim Low has a suggestion for all the new writers listening to C2C: do a lot of research before you start writing for kids, because many of the issues are still the same; Anna lets Mike Stackpole know how to let Amazon know that they've got incorrect data on the books he's has written, so Delicious Library will be correct; Jason from AK also loves Delicious Library and tells us how to connect it to Address Book to track loaned items; Gary in Atlanta gives us LibraryThing.com as a free option for those who can't use Delicious Library; Trampas gives us 2 books that fall into the "fail" category of technical execution; Halley enjoyed the Joe Abercrombie interview, and comments on the special "Paperback Dreams" on PBS, and the loss of all the locally owned bookstores in his area of Philadelphia.
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