Thursday, November 8, 2007

Westerfeld's blog!


Hiya Rattlers!
I was just messing around looking at author's websites, and I wanted to strongly urge you Uglies series fans to go to his blog and see what he has to say; it's a highly entertaining look at an author's day-to-day living. It seems a bunch of people sent him pics of their Specials-inspired Halloween costumes (mostly involving elaborate face "tattoos") that are worth perusing. Check it out!

I'm off to a conference in Denver tomorrow and Saturday; hopefully I'll return Monday with some neat-o ideas to share with you. I'll be checking in as time allows, but with me or without me, do carry on your conversations. I love your chatting!

:)
Mrs. P

7 comments:

soccergirl23 said...

Are they that good? I haven't read any of the books but I see many people reading them. The titles and front covers creep me out to much. I know they say that you don't judge a book by it's cover but you know, I usually not creeped out by this book!

Mrs. Pulley said...

Hi soccergirl23!
Sorry it took me so long to respond; it's been a crazy week. The books are fun brain candy-- they aren't going to change the world or anything, but they are entertaining, for sure. The latest one is getting mixed reviews, but I finished it quickly and found it amusing! They really aren't creepy at all, I don't think... does anyone out there find them creepy?

:)
Mrs. P

seshan student said...

oh my this book was one of the best out of the seriese i'm sad there wasn't to much love in it. and that they kinda just left you hangin gin parts. i love them and they diffently doh't creep me out

Anonymous said...

Is this a series for guys as well? I heard it was just for girls, but they sound interesting.

Mrs. Pulley said...

Hi anonymous,

That's a really good question! When I've booktalked this series to classes, I've encouraged guys to read them, too. The ones who have really enjoyed them, but I think it's a hard sell due to the cover art. Very girlie. The fact that there is a female protagonist telling the story first person doesn't help. However, the ideas presented and the action involved will interest guys as well as girls, so I really wish they hadn't limited the presentation of the books (mostly by cover art) to girls. I say, slap a paper bag over the cover and read away!

Birch, where are you? I know you've read and enjoyed these books-- back me up here!
:)
Mrs. P

blue wolves and mushrooms said...

i really enjoyed the series, but i thought Pretties was a little, um, flat. my favotite is probably Specials, i havent read Extras though... the cover art is a little creepy, but...

cheers! ciao!

analie sevin

Mrs. Pulley said...

I would be interested to hear what you think about Extras, Analie-- I liked it! I think it's an interesting commentary on today's celebrity-crazy culture where Britney Spears, Paris Hilton and the like are all people seem to really be interested in.

If you give it a go, let me know!
:)
Mrs. P