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August 26, 2009: Sci-Fi, Fantasy & A Child’s Imagination, open chat 2

The transcript below covers the complete #litchat conversation on August 26, 2009. The order appears sequentially from the first post to the final post. Topic was open discussion Sci-Fi, Fantasy and a Child’s Imagination. Moderated by J.T. Oldfield (@bibliofreakblog).

bibliofreakblog let me know if you have any questions you want me to pose for #litchat regarding sci-fi/fantasy & child’s imagination. -12:51 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog I’ve logged into tweetchat for #litchat. Say hi if you’re here! #litchat -1:00 PM Aug 26th, 2009
inkyelbows #litchat on NOW, host: @bibliofreakblog. Topic: SF/fantasy & a child’s imagination. Twitterchat tips: http://bit.ly/writerchats -1:01 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog For clarification @latta was supposed to host for @litchat today, but had something come up. That’s why you’re stuck w/ me again. #litchat -1:03 PM Aug 26th, 2009
LexxClarke evening litchat tweeps! #litchat -1:03 PM Aug 26th, 2009
BookingIt OK, I can participate until borrowed baby wakes up. I’m guessing 5 minutes :-). #litchat -1:03 PM Aug 26th, 2009
debbieohi Hi Biblio- I’m here, but will have to mostly lurk. Working on a non-fiction article with an impending deadline. #litchat -1:03 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @BookingIt you borrowed a baby? #litchat -1:03 PM Aug 26th, 2009
mgbuehrlen My first #litchat, let’s do it! #litchat -1:03 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @mgbuehrlen welcome. We get a little nuts, but *try* to stay on topic. #litchat -1:04 PM Aug 26th, 2009
LexxClarke we love you though @bibliofreakblog #litchat -1:05 PM Aug 26th, 2009
BookingIt @bibliofreakblog I borrow twins about once a week. Mom gets to sleep. I get a baby fix, and am happy to return them at the end. πŸ™‚ #litchat -1:05 PM Aug 26th, 2009
mgbuehrlen @bibliofreakblog That’s cool, I’m ready. #kidlitchat prepared me, I hope. #litchat -1:05 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @debbieohi lurking is O.K., but I must warn that we can be very distracting and will likely lure you in. #litchat -1:05 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @BookingIt the return is always the best part. πŸ™‚ #litchat -1:06 PM Aug 26th, 2009
debbieohi @bibliofreakblog No…must…resist… (LOL) #litchat -1:06 PM Aug 26th, 2009
llunalila Will try to get to #litchat but kid is still awake & asking for help on preparing a timetable. Will pop in & out whenever I can -1:06 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog this week’s topic, if you recall from Monday, and my incessant tweeting, is sci-fi/fantasy & a child’s imagination. #litchat -1:06 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @llunalila good to have you if/when you can. #litchat -1:07 PM Aug 26th, 2009
BookingIt @bibliofreakblog Yep, 5 hours a week is as much as I want :-). #litchat -1:07 PM Aug 26th, 2009
TheNewAuthor @bibliofreakblog It’s good to see you running the show again. #litchat -1:07 PM Aug 26th, 2009
BookingIt @bibliofreakblog I missed Monday’s chat. Sounds like an interesting topic! #litchat -1:07 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @BookingIt remind me to tell you about my 100 Fridays after #litchat #litchat -1:07 PM Aug 26th, 2009
scgreen And the first question is? #litchat -1:08 PM Aug 26th, 2009
TheNewAuthor drum roll please #litchat -1:09 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog Q1: why do certain ppl (e.g. religious groups) boycott/censor some sci-fi/fantasy books for kids? #litchat -1:09 PM Aug 26th, 2009
TheNewAuthor Oh this is a good one – let the debate begin #litchat -1:10 PM Aug 26th, 2009
mciddangelo @bibliofreakblog Q1: because anything that promotes thinking outside their beliefs is abhorrent. It usually follows fanaticism. #litchat -1:11 PM Aug 26th, 2009
scgreen Q1: book haters… I mean, conflicts w/ religious views. #litchat -1:11 PM Aug 26th, 2009
llunalila @bibliofreakblog Q1. Are they afraid that kids can’t distinguish btw/ fantasy & reality? Kids are more intelligent than that #litchat -1:11 PM Aug 26th, 2009
BookingIt @bibliofreakblog I think it is mixed. Some honestly want to protect kids from what they see as evil (witchcraft) #litchat -1:11 PM Aug 26th, 2009
Chrisbookarama Q1: Fear of a hidden message? #litchat -1:11 PM Aug 26th, 2009
BookingIt @bibliofreakblog For others, it is fear– anything different is scary. Some just want the power of control. #litchat -1:12 PM Aug 26th, 2009
Chrisbookarama @llunalila Yes, I agree with that! #litchat -1:12 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog re Q1, I think that even ppl who are very religious but open minded, are afraid that their kids are too impressionable. #litchat -1:12 PM Aug 26th, 2009
FindBooksToRead @BookingIt Back to belief does not equal thinking #litchat -1:13 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog RT @llunalila Are they afraid that kids can’t distinguish btw/ fantasy & reality? Kids are more intelligent than that #litchat -1:13 PM Aug 26th, 2009
mgbuehrlen @bibliofreakblog I think every person has a viewpoint on what kids should/should not read. Could be a # of things: politics even. #litchat -1:13 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog I mean, a very small percentage actually think that HP should be banned because kids might practice magic, right… #litchat -1:14 PM Aug 26th, 2009
FindBooksToRead @Chrisbookarama fear of anything “they” do not understand or agree with #litchat -1:14 PM Aug 26th, 2009
mgbuehrlen @bibliofreakblog Take that book they took off bookstore shelves b/c it was racist. It goes against our culture, our beliefs. #litchat -1:14 PM Aug 26th, 2009
mciddangelo Q1: religion is often closed-minded; art demands open-mindedness. they are opposite poles #litchat -1:15 PM Aug 26th, 2009
TheNewAuthor first, “religious groups” is a rather broad term – many want to make sure their kids can understand and act on. #litchat -1:15 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog despite what @rebeccawoodhead would have us believe, there aren’t really witches/wizards in England. #litchat -1:15 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @mgbuehrlen that’d definitely true. The list of banned/challenged books in schools is very long. #litchat -1:15 PM Aug 26th, 2009
scgreen Maybe they’re worried their kids will get moral message from someone other than JC, like a wizard. #litchat -1:16 PM Aug 26th, 2009
LexxClarke @bibliofreakblog not just HP, Philip Pullman’s trilogy has also come under fire #litchat -1:16 PM Aug 26th, 2009
BookingIt @FindBooksToRead I occasionally think, if I lived in world with that rigid rules, how would I behave? I have sympathy (don’t agree) #litchat -1:16 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @TheNewAuthor I totally agree. I used religious groups as an example, but there are other types of groups that hate on spec fic. #litchat -1:16 PM Aug 26th, 2009
rebeccawoodhead @bibliofreakblog oy! Make sure I’m not skulking before you besmirch me #litchat -1:16 PM Aug 26th, 2009
mciddangelo @bibliofreakblog I won’t say that; there are active pagan groups whose members call each other those titles #litchat -1:16 PM Aug 26th, 2009
LexxClarke @scgreen miracles = magic? #litchat -1:17 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @rebeccawoodhead I told you I’d get you to come in. #litchat -1:17 PM Aug 26th, 2009
BookingIt I had case where daughter got book from library I wanted to discuss w/ her first. Still support library having it & her reading it, #litchat -1:17 PM Aug 26th, 2009
BookingIt But had a little more sympathy after that. Again, still don’t agree with banning! #litchat -1:18 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @mciddangelo O.K., the titles…but the actual magic…dragons, etc? #litchat -1:18 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @BookingIt It’s all about parents knowing what their kids read (or play/watch/ect.) and deciding themselves. #litchat -1:18 PM Aug 26th, 2009
BNBookClubs @bibliofreakblog In many cases, people who support banning books haven’t actually read them, their fears based on misinformation #litchat -1:19 PM Aug 26th, 2009
scgreen I think we’re the wrong crowd to ask why there are book haters. #litchat -1:19 PM Aug 26th, 2009
rebeccawoodhead only in for a few mins. Hi everyone. Honestly… I make one comment about Harry Potter being a biography… #litchat -1:19 PM Aug 26th, 2009
mciddangelo @bibliofreakblog in re to dragons and elves, no – but there are spiritualists who believe in magic as any other w/faith in God #litchat -1:19 PM Aug 26th, 2009
mgbuehrlen I also think it comes down to whether or not parents are actively educating their children, not just letting them read whatever. #litchat -1:19 PM Aug 26th, 2009
BookingIt My daughter was 7, book ws American Girl book about escaping from slavery. I thought she should be prepared 1st, didn’t get chance. #litchat -1:20 PM Aug 26th, 2009
LexxClarke How about LOTR though? fantasy certainly but JRRT was trying to create a mythological setting w/ Christian morals #litchat -1:20 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog Too true RT @scgreen I think we’re the wrong crowd to ask why there are book haters. #litchat -1:20 PM Aug 26th, 2009
rebeccawoodhead @bibliofreakblog um… yep there are people like that in England. With all that stuff. Lots of them. #litchat -1:20 PM Aug 26th, 2009
mgbuehrlen RT @BNBookClubs In many cases, people who support banning books havent actually read them, fears based on misinformation << agree! #litchat -1:20 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @mciddangelo agreed. I was referring to the wand-type of magic, but you reminded me of something… #litchat -1:20 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bookaliciouspam @BookingIt You don’t agree with banning but what about reshelving a Ya book? #litchat -1:21 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @BNBookClubs welcome to #litchat! #litchat -1:21 PM Aug 26th, 2009
BookingIt @bibliofreakblog Yup, and that’s why they want the books out of libraries, since they can’t decide if child can check out book :-(. #litchat -1:21 PM Aug 26th, 2009
scgreen Every parent has the right to monitor their kids’ reading, but to subject the rest of society to it. That’s wrong. #litchat #litchat -1:21 PM Aug 26th, 2009
LexxClarke @BNBookClubs see Catholic Church’s Index of Banned books… #litchat -1:21 PM Aug 26th, 2009
mgbuehrlen @LexxClarke Did he actively try to do that? Or did he just write something within his own belief system? #litchat -1:22 PM Aug 26th, 2009
Chrisbookarama @scgreen That’s true. Just because we’re parents, doesn’t put us all in the same club. #litchat -1:22 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @mciddangelo …I think that it is “those” types…who see blurred lines between magic/miracles, spirituality/unknown… #litchat -1:23 PM Aug 26th, 2009
BNBookClubs @LexxClarke Exactly. Or look at what happened with The Satanic Verses (which isn’t fantasy, but same point) #litchat -1:23 PM Aug 26th, 2009
LexxClarke @mgbuehrlen definite Christian ideology though? #litchat -1:23 PM Aug 26th, 2009
mciddangelo wicca? druids? taoists? We live in modrn occult world. Religious grps argu man have faith/God, not in himself (magic) #litchat -1:23 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog Some of what tweeps are saying reminds me of Q2… #litchat -1:23 PM Aug 26th, 2009
Chrisbookarama @bibliofreakblog Bring it on! #litchat -1:24 PM Aug 26th, 2009
mgbuehrlen @LexxClarke True. #litchat -1:24 PM Aug 26th, 2009
mgbuehrlen @scgreen Agreed. #litchat -1:24 PM Aug 26th, 2009
rebeccawoodhead maybe some people want books banned for children because those years are ‘formative’ rather than ‘reflective’ #litchat -1:24 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog Q2: are there certain elements of sci-fantasy that should be kept out of, or are inappropriate for MG/YA? #litchat -1:25 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @mciddangelo lol, based on what you just said, you could call Ayn Rand a Wicca. #litchat -1:25 PM Aug 26th, 2009
rebeccawoodhead when you’re an adult you can choose to shelve your beliefs in a virtual sense to understand a book without actually shelving them. #litchat -1:26 PM Aug 26th, 2009
mgbuehrlen @rebeccawoodhead: I think you’ve hit the head. #litchat -1:26 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog I’m seeing some tweeps from the blogosphere new to #litchat. Thanks for coming! #litchat -1:26 PM Aug 26th, 2009
scgreen @rebeccawoodhead That would be my argument for not banning them. #litchat -1:26 PM Aug 26th, 2009
mciddangelo RT @bibliofreakblog: lol, based on what you just said, you could call Ayn Rand a Wicca. <an atheist, most likely> #litchat -1:27 PM Aug 26th, 2009
TheNewAuthor @scgreen but that would be my argument for parental direction #litchat -1:27 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @mciddangelo well, you said magic is faith in man…sounded like Howard Roarke to me! #litchat -1:27 PM Aug 26th, 2009
mitaliperkins RT @inkyelbows #litchat NOW, host: @bibliofreakblog. Topic: SF/fantasy & a child’s imagination. Twitterchat tips: http://bit.ly/writerchats -1:27 PM Aug 26th, 2009
llunalila @bibliofreakblog Q2. Not different from any other MG or YA in other genres really. Just think of what can they read #litchat -1:28 PM Aug 26th, 2009
rebeccawoodhead @scgreen why? To make sure that kids don’t form clear views/ethics in childhood you mean? #litchat -1:28 PM Aug 26th, 2009
Chrisbookarama @bibliofreakblog I’m not sure of all elements of sci-fantasy since I rarely read it. #litchat -1:28 PM Aug 26th, 2009
scgreen Q2: I think that should be for each individual parent to decide. #litchat -1:28 PM Aug 26th, 2009
mciddangelo Q2: ony adult content. violence, sex, gratuitous drug use. #litchat -1:29 PM Aug 26th, 2009
LexxClarke re Q2 I think it depends on what the author is aiming to achieve by including the theme #litchat -1:29 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @Chrisbookarama it’s just like any other story, but with plots that involve stuff that can’t really happen in real life. #litchat -1:29 PM Aug 26th, 2009
BookingIt baby is awake, I don’t know if I’ll be able to participate more, hope so! #litchat -1:29 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bookaliciouspam That last tweet should have included #litchat hash -1:29 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog YES!!! RT @scgreen Q2: I think that should be for each individual parent to decide #litchat -1:30 PM Aug 26th, 2009
smolderingink re Q2- kept out of? No, fantasy and science fiction are genres of exploration, of saying things we couldn’t otherwise #litchat -1:30 PM Aug 26th, 2009
scgreen @TheNewAuthor Why are parents so keen on place their responsibilities on others (i.e. gov’t, watch boards, etc.)? #litchat -1:30 PM Aug 26th, 2009
mciddangelo @bibliofreakblog to believe that man can bring about his own destiny is magic, IMHO #litchat -1:30 PM Aug 26th, 2009
chrisjwatts @BNBookClubs Have you seen the documentary on the Satanic Verses? After that I could actually see why they were complaining #litchat -1:30 PM Aug 26th, 2009
LexxClarke @bibliofreakblog but they can have equally strong morality as ‘real’ lit #litchat -1:30 PM Aug 26th, 2009
Chrisbookarama @mciddangelo I’d agree with that. A tween can’t see an R rated movie on their own. #litchat -1:30 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @bookaliciouspam you can log into tweetchat to help you follow the convo. #litchat -1:31 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @LexxClarke no question there! #litchat -1:31 PM Aug 26th, 2009
LexxClarke @scgreen easier and s/o to blame if things go wrong #litchat -1:31 PM Aug 26th, 2009
BookingIt @bookaliciouspam I have much less sympathy to issues with teens than kids (and I don’t support banning for them, just sympathize!) #litchat -1:31 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @BookingIt that lasted longer than you though it would, at least! #litchat -1:32 PM Aug 26th, 2009
smolderingink I agree with @scgreen and want to add that such decisions should be based on emotional stage of development of the child. Q2 #litchat -1:32 PM Aug 26th, 2009
BookingIt @bookaliciouspam Since YA/Adult is often an artificial boundary anyway, reshelving doesn’t bother me too much in practice. #litchat -1:32 PM Aug 26th, 2009
LexxClarke @smolderingink yes emotional maturity can be v diff to phys maturity #litchat -1:33 PM Aug 26th, 2009
BNBookClubs @bibliofreakblog Q2: Absolutely not! No genre should have any content “kept out” as a rule. Indiv. readers make indiv. choices. #litchat -1:33 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @LexxClarke @scgreen because we let the tv be the babysitter so often,we don’t want to take the time to screen. #litchat -1:33 PM Aug 26th, 2009
Chrisbookarama I read a lot of Stephen King when I was a late teen though. hmm… I think I wasn’t damaged by the violence. #litchat -1:33 PM Aug 26th, 2009
TheNewAuthor @scgreen In many places the parents have lost the right to discipline and teach their children so they blame others. #litchat -1:33 PM Aug 26th, 2009
rebeccawoodhead I think teen years are an important bridge. Parenting should be sufficient to ease off a bit by then. The most morally empowering #litchat -1:33 PM Aug 26th, 2009
scgreen RT @smolderingink: …No, fantasy and science fiction are genres of exploration, of saying things we couldn’t otherwise #litchat True. -1:34 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @smolderingink a 12 year old is different than a 14 yo, is different than a 16 yo #litchat -1:34 PM Aug 26th, 2009
rebeccawoodhead thing my mother said to me as a teen was ‘you’ve been raised with morals. I trust you to make the right choices’ – self-censorship. #litchat -1:34 PM Aug 26th, 2009
scgreen @LexxClarke Ah, yes. It’s so much easier when you can blame someone else. #litchat -1:34 PM Aug 26th, 2009
Chrisbookarama @rebeccawoodhead Teens are much different than little kids. They are practically adults (hopefully!) #litchat -1:34 PM Aug 26th, 2009
LexxClarke @bibliofreakblog @scgreen yup, then it’s the TV’s fault….. #litchat -1:35 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog RT @BNBookClubs Q2: Absolutely not! No genre should have any content “kept out” as a rule. Indiv. readers make indiv. choices. #litchat -1:35 PM Aug 26th, 2009
rebeccawoodhead @Chrisbookarama exactly my point. Thanks. #litchat -1:35 PM Aug 26th, 2009
LexxClarke @rebeccawoodhead self-censorship, only sensible kind! #litchat -1:35 PM Aug 26th, 2009
smolderingink @LexxClarke my parents protected me from some materials bc I was easily frightened as a kid. I think they made the right decision #litchat -1:35 PM Aug 26th, 2009
AndreaGardner Hi All, sorry I’m late. It looks like an interesting topic. #litchat #litchat -1:36 PM Aug 26th, 2009
TheNewAuthor @Chrisbookarama It all depends on how they were raised before those years. When hormones kick in its a new game all together. #litchat -1:36 PM Aug 26th, 2009
scgreen @bibliofreakblog I have to disagree w/ that blanket statement. #litchat -1:36 PM Aug 26th, 2009
LexxClarke @smolderingink that’s good parenting rather than censorship IMHO #litchat -1:36 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @Chrisbookarama yeah, King definitely isn’t writing w/ kids in mind. Though my husband read him a lot, too, as a teen. #litchat -1:36 PM Aug 26th, 2009
Chrisbookarama @smolderingink Yes, my niece wouldn’t read about vampires. She’s easily spooked. #litchat -1:37 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @AndreaGardner jump on in! #litchat -1:37 PM Aug 26th, 2009
smolderingink @bibliofreakblog absolutely, and as a new mom it’s something I have already been thinking about. know your kids! #litchat -1:37 PM Aug 26th, 2009
rebeccawoodhead @TheNewAuthor I think that’s why my mum’s approach worked. If she’d tried to control me I would have been such a rebel. She’s smart #litchat -1:38 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @scgreen I just mean that I was at dif stages at 12, 14, 16…I think kids make big leaps year to year. #litchat -1:38 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @LexxClarke you can block it in tweetchat. #litchat -1:38 PM Aug 26th, 2009
Chrisbookarama @TheNewAuthor Which is probably why some of them go wild once they get out on their own. #litchat -1:39 PM Aug 26th, 2009
TheNewAuthor @rebeccawoodhead If you don’t get things ingrained when young you can forget it when they are teenagers. #litchat -1:39 PM Aug 26th, 2009
jbaddorf There’s a lot of critisism for the parents here. With a 6yo that reads constantly, I can’t pre-read everything for her. #litchat -1:39 PM Aug 26th, 2009
abookinhand Hi…trying to catch a little of #litchat before I leave work. -1:39 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog On the other hand, some sci-fi/fant books are so enduring, they can’t be stopped, which leads me to Q3… #litchat -1:40 PM Aug 26th, 2009
TheNewAuthor @Chrisbookarama Absolutely! #litchat -1:40 PM Aug 26th, 2009
smolderingink @Chrisbookarama ha, when I snuck Stephen King out of the library @ 12 I had to sleep with the closet light on! #litchat -1:40 PM Aug 26th, 2009
rebeccawoodhead @TheNewAuthor absolutely. Mum was really strict right up until I was a teen, then she just said ‘off you go, I’ve done my bit’. #litchat -1:40 PM Aug 26th, 2009
scgreen @bibliofreakblog but only on an individual basis. i know 13 yo more mature than some 15 yo #litchat -1:40 PM Aug 26th, 2009
LexxClarke Whilst censorship in sci-fantasy might be a prob, children are enc to read ‘the classics’ and some of them are terrifying! #litchat -1:40 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bookaliciouspam @jbaddorf Then you have to trust her decisions and the morals you instilled in her as a parent. reshelving banning isnt fair. #litchat -1:40 PM Aug 26th, 2009
Chrisbookarama @jbaddorf I wouldn’t be able to read everything my kid reads either. My mom didn’t. #litchat -1:40 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog Q3: what are some sci-fi/fant books that are timeless, and what is it about them that makes them so enduring? #litchat -1:40 PM Aug 26th, 2009
abookinhand good discussion #litchat -1:41 PM Aug 26th, 2009
Chrisbookarama @smolderingink lol! I did that too. #litchat -1:41 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bookaliciouspam @bibliofreakblog Lord of the Rings and 1984 are good examples of timeless sci-fi and fantasy. #litchat -1:41 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @scgreen absolutely. Within their own age groups, there are vast differences in maturity. #litchat -1:41 PM Aug 26th, 2009
mciddangelo @jbaddorf whn I ws 7, I found attic full of books, read them. they weren’t all child, but they expanded my mind and made me good #litchat -1:41 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @abookinhand glad you could make it. #litchat -1:42 PM Aug 26th, 2009
AndreaGardner So true. My 12 yr old is NOTHING like his sister was at that age -RT @scgreen: @bibliofreakblog but only on an individual basis. #litchat -1:42 PM Aug 26th, 2009
rebeccawoodhead @LexxClarke the classics? What about fairy tales? Terrifying! #litchat -1:42 PM Aug 26th, 2009
TheNewAuthor The books are to many but the titles by Terry Brooks are really good. #litchat -1:42 PM Aug 26th, 2009
scgreen RT @bookaliciouspam: @bibliofreakblog Lord of the Rings and 1984 are good examples of timeless sci-fi and fantasy. #litchat Agreed. -1:42 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @bookaliciouspam what makes them that way? #litchat -1:42 PM Aug 26th, 2009
LexxClarke re Q3 Philip K Dick’s ‘Do Androids dreams of electric sheep’ led to ‘Bladerunner’ modern noir – cf. Strangers on a Train/Psycho #litchat -1:42 PM Aug 26th, 2009
scgreen Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card #litchat -1:43 PM Aug 26th, 2009
chrisjwatts The Hobbit was the first set book when I first started secondary school, certainly a classic #litchat -1:43 PM Aug 26th, 2009
llunalila RT @LexxClarke: Whilst censorship in sci-fantasy might be a prob, kids’re enc to read classics’ & some of them are terrifying! #litchat AGR -1:43 PM Aug 26th, 2009
abookinhand I think if we always try to have discussions with our children about difficult subjects there’s no need for censorship #litchat -1:43 PM Aug 26th, 2009
LexxClarke @rebeccawoodhead totally! Grimm’s fairy tales are horrific! #litchat -1:43 PM Aug 26th, 2009
AndreaGardner Q3: Chronicles of Narnia #litchat -1:43 PM Aug 26th, 2009
jbaddorf .@bookaliciouspam How many morals can parents instill by the age of 6? I wasn’t mature enough to make those decisions then. #litchat -1:43 PM Aug 26th, 2009
smolderingink Q3 YA- The Chronicles of Narnia is old-fashioned yet timeless. I think Susan Cooper’s Dark is Rising is an underrated classic #litchat -1:43 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @chrisjwatts IMO, Tolkein is the Godfather of modern fantasy. #litchat -1:44 PM Aug 26th, 2009
abookinhand @bibliofreakblog thanks! #litchat -1:44 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bookaliciouspam @bibliofreakblog LOTR is pure fantastical illusion with a complicated plot that doesnt get old, transends time. 1984 predictions. #litchat -1:44 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @smolderingink I ❀ Chronicles of Narnia! #litchat -1:44 PM Aug 26th, 2009
Chrisbookarama @rebeccawoodhead Fairy tales are sooo violent! I edited a few for my girl when she was really little. “They lived HEA! The end!” #litchat -1:44 PM Aug 26th, 2009
LexxClarke RT @AndreaGardner: Q3: Chronicles of Narnia || classic good v. evil :o) #litchat -1:44 PM Aug 26th, 2009
rebeccawoodhead @bibliofreakblog yep #litchat -1:44 PM Aug 26th, 2009
jbaddorf .@Chrisbookarama Neither did mine, but I did have to select age appropriate titles πŸ™‚ #litchat -1:44 PM Aug 26th, 2009
thebookaddict Joining in late…what are we discussing today? #litchat -1:44 PM Aug 26th, 2009
BNBookClubs Q3 – 1984, Brave New World, Enders Game, Memoirs of a Survivor, Neuromancer, The Illustrated Man.. all timeless in their own way #litchat -1:45 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @smoldering ink and, it has all the Christian morals a religious fanatic could hope for… #litchat -1:45 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bookaliciouspam @jbaddorf So if you do not have time, or don’t trust why should other children and parents have to look to diff shelves? #litchat -1:45 PM Aug 26th, 2009
TheNewAuthor Sword of Shannara – Truth is the main weapon and it has all the elements of a really good book #litchat -1:45 PM Aug 26th, 2009
abookinhand each person/child has a different level of maturity. explanation corresponds. #litchat better to have discussion then try to figure it out. -1:45 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @thebookaddict sci-fi/fantasy & kid’s imaginations. Q3 is what are your fav titles, why? #litchat -1:46 PM Aug 26th, 2009
mciddangelo Q3 : Wizard of Oz. #litchat -1:46 PM Aug 26th, 2009
rebeccawoodhead @Chrisbookarama lol! They’re meant to scare – to introduce fear to kids in a safe setting. Actually, maybe that changes the debate #litchat -1:46 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bookaliciouspam @jbaddorf I have a 6 yr old also, she doesn’t try to read YA…anything that is for that age should be fine anyway. #litchat -1:46 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @Chrisbookarama LOL, I’ve done that w/ my nieces, nephews. #litchat -1:46 PM Aug 26th, 2009
thebookaddict I read the Prydain Chronicles (The Black Cauldron, etc.) when I was a kid…one of my 1st exposures to fantasy fict. I loved them! #litchat -1:47 PM Aug 26th, 2009
jbaddorf @bookaliciouspam Just curious, do you have children? #litchat -1:47 PM Aug 26th, 2009
Chrisbookarama @rebeccawoodhead Yeah, but that Queen in Snow White- yikes! Hearts in boxes? A little gruesome. lol! #litchat -1:47 PM Aug 26th, 2009
rebeccawoodhead maybe sci-fi/f for older children/young adults serves same purpose as fairy tales for young kids but on diff level #litchat -1:47 PM Aug 26th, 2009
smolderingink @bibliofreakblog that it does- but the nice thing about morals, esp. as a kid reader, is that you can take them or leave them #litchat -1:47 PM Aug 26th, 2009
chrisjwatts These days Terry Pratchett has to be added to that list, if your visiting Egypt I’d certainly recommend Pyramids, adds a new slant #litchat -1:48 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bellamcguire Joining in for #litchat a little late today. The Chronicles of Chrestomanci always feel like timeless classic fantasy to me. -1:48 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog I just can’t talk about fantasy w/out gushing about Robert Jordan’s WoT…great writing/character development make it timeless IMO #litchat -1:48 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @smolderingink or they sneak in there w/out you realizing it. #litchat -1:48 PM Aug 26th, 2009
rebeccawoodhead @Chrisbookarama totally gruesome – but then you’re tucked into bed and everything’s fine… or is it? #litchat -1:48 PM Aug 26th, 2009
abookinhand @rebeccawoodhead that makes sense #litchat -1:49 PM Aug 26th, 2009
llunalila Alice in Wonderland was really scaring to me, but loved it anyway. Same as Other turn of screw, which I read at 13 w/ dad #litchat -1:49 PM Aug 26th, 2009
thebookaddict I also really liked The Martian Chronicles by Bradbury at that age. #litchat -1:49 PM Aug 26th, 2009
TheNewAuthor @bibliofreakblog Robert Jordan’s WOT is GREAT #litchat -1:49 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bookaliciouspam When you read your kids fairy tales did you use the PC new versions or did you read the scary versions. like Little Red..? #litchat -1:49 PM Aug 26th, 2009
abookinhand I agree. I’d have to say Alice is one of my fav’s as well as Wizard of Oz. many others, too many to list #litchat -1:50 PM Aug 26th, 2009
jbaddorf @bookaliciouspam Sorry, just saw your reply. #litchat -1:50 PM Aug 26th, 2009
TheNewAuthor I would place Raymond Fiest right there with them too. #litchat -1:50 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @TheNewAuthor I refuse to read series until they’re completed ever since he passed away. #litchat -1:50 PM Aug 26th, 2009
rebeccawoodhead PC versions? Political Correctness is way scarier than any book #litchat -1:50 PM Aug 26th, 2009
kashicat @thebookaddict I really loved the Prydain Chronicles. But I had my love of Celtic myth already predisposing me to love them. #litchat -1:50 PM Aug 26th, 2009
debbieohi @thebookaddict I loved Ray Bradbury’s work around then, too! R Is For Rocket, etc. I have his autograph. πŸ™‚ #litchat -1:50 PM Aug 26th, 2009
smolderingink Q3 the Harper Hall Trilogy is a great one for preteens, especially girls. #litchat -1:51 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @bookaliciouspam I think inbetween…woodchopper kills wolf, but grandma was tied up in the closet. #litchat -1:51 PM Aug 26th, 2009
abookinhand I always read the scary versions. the classics. #litchat never thought not to. -1:51 PM Aug 26th, 2009
BNBookClubs Many of the best and truly timeless books – scifi or not – challenge dogmatic thinking. This is another major cause of censorship #litchat -1:51 PM Aug 26th, 2009
thebookaddict @debbieohi Something Wicked this Way Comes is a good one too. #litchat -1:51 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @rebeccawoodhead ever read the politically incorrect bedtimes stories? #litchat -1:51 PM Aug 26th, 2009
abookinhand They never really scared me as a child because I knew it was just a story. movies tended to scare me much more #litchat -1:51 PM Aug 26th, 2009
debbieohi Enders’ Game by Orson Scott Card is one of my regular re-reads. Didn’t enjoy the sequels as much. #litchat -1:52 PM Aug 26th, 2009
jbaddorf RT @ChrisbookaramaFairy tales are sooo violent! I edited a few for my girl #litchat < I did that, until they could read and called me on it! -1:52 PM Aug 26th, 2009
TheNewAuthor @bibliofreakblog Yea, I can’t blame you for that… #litchat -1:52 PM Aug 26th, 2009
debbieohi @thebookaddict Loved Something Wicked! #litchat -1:52 PM Aug 26th, 2009
abookinhand @debbieohi How could I forget Ray Bradbury. big fan. #litchat -1:52 PM Aug 26th, 2009
scgreen I used to read HP to my son while he was still in the womb. #litchat -1:52 PM Aug 26th, 2009
smolderingink Well, historically fairy tales were originally written for adults, not children. (Altho the bloody originals are better imho) #litchat -1:52 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bookaliciouspam @abookinhand @bibliofreakblog I read the scary classics and my Mother got upset. Addie enjoyed the drama. #litchat -1:53 PM Aug 26th, 2009
thebookaddict A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle….another great one. #litchat -1:53 PM Aug 26th, 2009
rebeccawoodhead @bibliofreakblog did you see my last tweet? πŸ™‚ No way would I do that to our cultural heritage. Original scary all the way. #litchat -1:53 PM Aug 26th, 2009
SigSeattle RT @LexxClarke: re Do Androids dreams of electric sheep I loved that one #litchat -1:53 PM Aug 26th, 2009
smolderingink @scgreen I had my mom read some HP to me while i was in labor- good distraction #litchat -1:53 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @rebeccawoodhead no, it’s a comedy book… #litchat -1:53 PM Aug 26th, 2009
llunalila Another great classic is Roald Dhal. Loved Mathilda, James & Giant Peach, The Witches.. A bit scaring but great! #litchat -1:53 PM Aug 26th, 2009
rebeccawoodhead @bibliofreakblog mind you, I’m a medievalist so I’m a bit passionate about that. #litchat -1:54 PM Aug 26th, 2009
thebookaddict @scgreen My boys are 6 1/2 & 8 and I’ll probably start reading them Harry Potter this year. #litchat -1:54 PM Aug 26th, 2009
debbieohi @abookinhand Reading Bradbury’s “Dandelion Wine” was the first book to make me truly aware of writing style. #litchat -1:54 PM Aug 26th, 2009
abookinhand @bookaliciouspam lol, my mother had me reading outloud to her when I was four and yes, it was the scary versions #litchat -1:54 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog We are nearing the end, but I’ll throw one last question out there… #litchat -1:54 PM Aug 26th, 2009
jbaddorf @bibliofreakblog #litchat My hubby LOVES Robert Jordan. Do you know when his last book comes out? -1:54 PM Aug 26th, 2009
smolderingink RT @thebookaddict thebookaddict A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle….another great one. #litchat fabulous book! -1:54 PM Aug 26th, 2009
debbieohi @thebookaddict A WRINKLE IN TIME! Yes, that has always been one of my favourites. #litchat -1:54 PM Aug 26th, 2009
llunalila @thebookaddict I’ve read the whole HP set to my 9 y.o. & she was so happy about it. I cried more than her #litchat -1:55 PM Aug 26th, 2009
thebookaddict @rebeccawoodhead I agree…the originals are better and we should read what was originally written. #litchat -1:55 PM Aug 26th, 2009
BNBookClubs @chrisjwatts Haven’t seen documentary, but I read the book, and many protesters had problems with things that weren’t really in it. #litchat -1:55 PM Aug 26th, 2009
rebeccawoodhead @bibliofreakblog oh – yes – I thought you meant in general. Yes, I did read extracts. πŸ™‚ #litchat -1:55 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog Q4: What elements make for a really good sci-fi/fantasy book? #litchat -1:55 PM Aug 26th, 2009
abookinhand @debbieohi That’s my favorite. I saw the play version once and was mesmerized. I met Ray Bradbury @Vromans #litchat -1:55 PM Aug 26th, 2009
debbieohi @thebookaddict Just saw your tweet about the Prydain Chronicles. Sounds like you & I could have been reading buddies back then. πŸ™‚ #litchat -1:55 PM Aug 26th, 2009
rebeccawoodhead @bibliofreakblog #litchat -1:56 PM Aug 26th, 2009
abookinhand A Wrinkle in Time. Great book!! #litchat -1:56 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @jbaddorf RJ died last year, so someone else is finishing it. the “last” book will be 3 books…first of them due out this fall. #litchat -1:56 PM Aug 26th, 2009
TwinkleChar RT @TwinkleChar: @debbieohi Oh! Dandelion Wine. YAY Dandelion Wine! Also, his book Zen & Art of Writing is awesome. #litchat -1:56 PM Aug 26th, 2009
scgreen @thebookaddict Wrinkle in Time started my reading frenzy as a kid #litchat -1:56 PM Aug 26th, 2009
thebookaddict @debbieohi Bradbury’s writing style is spectacular! #litchat -1:56 PM Aug 26th, 2009
TheNewAuthor Believable setting and characters with plots and action providing the fantasy twist #litchat -1:56 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bookaliciouspam @bibliofreakblog Content that is believable but still fantastical! #litchat -1:56 PM Aug 26th, 2009
rebeccawoodhead @bibliofreakblog too tired to be playing in the litchat sandbox tonight – keep mis-reading stuff πŸ˜› #litchat -1:56 PM Aug 26th, 2009
abookinhand @BiblioBrat so true. i was raised by parents who let me ask questions and who weren’t afraid to answer . very lucky. #litchat -1:56 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @TwinkleChar @debbiohi I read Dandelion Wine for a book report in 6th grade. #litchat -1:57 PM Aug 26th, 2009
abookinhand @bibliofreakblog definitely good against evil. #litchat -1:57 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @rebeccawoodhead yeah, it’s nice that it falls in early afternoon for me…though it will suck when/if i get a real job. #litchat -1:57 PM Aug 26th, 2009
smolderingink Q4: Well-rounded, complex characters. Fast moving plot. Engrossing world. Fascinating, clearly thought-out science or magic #litchat -1:57 PM Aug 26th, 2009
thebookaddict @debbieohi It sure does! Wonder if we have similar tastes now? =) #litchat -1:57 PM Aug 26th, 2009
TwinkleChar @abookinhand Had to follow the one who said, “I met Ray Bradbury.” #litchat -1:58 PM Aug 26th, 2009
mciddangelo Q4: comprehensiveness. lol #litchat -1:58 PM Aug 26th, 2009
LexxClarke @abookinhand raised by Catholic parents, still encouraged to read Lady Chatterly though #litchat -1:58 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog Re Q4: for me, like any book, it’s all about writing and characters. #litchat -1:58 PM Aug 26th, 2009
abookinhand RT @bookaliciouspam: @bibliofreakblog Content that is believable but still fantastical! #litchat [yes!!] -1:58 PM Aug 26th, 2009
TheNewAuthor A hero you can connect with and a villain you really despise #litchat -1:58 PM Aug 26th, 2009
scgreen Q4: the scifi/fant element has to be integral to the story. #litchat -1:58 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @abookinhand can there be a gray area? #litchat -1:58 PM Aug 26th, 2009
debbieohi @bibliofreakblog re: Dandelion Wine. I STILL get excited when I buy new running shoes. πŸ˜€ #litchat -1:58 PM Aug 26th, 2009
thebookaddict a young hero/heroine who prevails over evil after a difficult trial or journey. #litchat -1:58 PM Aug 26th, 2009
TwinkleChar @thebookaddict #litchat Read Ray’s book Zen & Art of Writing? -1:58 PM Aug 26th, 2009
abookinhand @TwinkleChar why thank you! #litchat -1:59 PM Aug 26th, 2009
LexxClarke Q4 characters that you can connect with and a plot line that seems real in surreal setings #litchat -1:59 PM Aug 26th, 2009
debbieohi I agree @bibliofreakblog; what makes a good sf/fantasy book overlaps with what makes a good book. #litchat -1:59 PM Aug 26th, 2009
gamwyn Something that takes you to a different place, with compelling characters and emotional truths. #litchat -1:59 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @smolderingink funny because some people get sick of all of the rules that come with sci-fi/fantasy worlds. #litchat -1:59 PM Aug 26th, 2009
AndreaGardner Content that allows you to dream fantastic dreams. Q4 #litchat -1:59 PM Aug 26th, 2009
mizwrite RT @thebookaddict: a young hero/heroine who prevails over evil after a difficult trial or journey. #litchat (and w/o help from parents!) -1:59 PM Aug 26th, 2009
rebeccawoodhead I’ve actually written in this genre – not put it out for public use tho – strong character, moral issues, strong plot, friendship.. #litchat -1:59 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bookaliciouspam Q4 Take Uglies for instance. A world that was destroyed by oil dependancy, governments controlling pop with brain surgery. #litchat -2:00 PM Aug 26th, 2009
thebookaddict @TwinkleChar Own it and have read it! Great! #litchat -2:00 PM Aug 26th, 2009
abookinhand @LexxClarke Yes! that’s awesome. That’s the way it should be, don’t you think? #litchat -2:00 PM Aug 26th, 2009
TwinkleChar @debbieohi #litchat ME TOO, with the running shoe excitement. That scene … Oh, that SCENE! -2:00 PM Aug 26th, 2009
LexxClarke @rebeccawoodhead friendships and they way chars rel to each other is really imp IMO #litchat -2:00 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog I think that a fallible hero makes it seem more real…even when magic or out space is involved. #litchat -2:00 PM Aug 26th, 2009
chrisjwatts Q4 Satire, a lot of Terry Pratchett books poke fun at the real world #litchat -2:01 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @bookaliciouspam so it should be logical. #litchat -2:01 PM Aug 26th, 2009
abookinhand @bibliofreakblog what do you mean? #litchat -2:01 PM Aug 26th, 2009
rebeccawoodhead I think there needs to be a ‘timeless’ element to it whether it’s set in past, present or future and speak 2 core of some challenge #litchat -2:01 PM Aug 26th, 2009
LexxClarke RT @abookinhand: Yes! thats awesome. Thats the way it should be, dont you think? || Oh yes! #litchat -2:01 PM Aug 26th, 2009
jbaddorf Back to work! Good #litchat . -2:01 PM Aug 26th, 2009
thebookaddict @LexxClarke yeah, I agree. That’s what I like about HP, the strong friendship dynamic. #litchat -2:01 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @gamwyn emotional truths–heroes can’t always be perfect. #litchat -2:02 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bookaliciouspam @bibliofreakblog There should be some relatable material, something that you fear can actually happen in our world now. #litchat -2:02 PM Aug 26th, 2009
abookinhand @bibliofreakblog yet anything can happen… #litchat -2:02 PM Aug 26th, 2009
debbieohi @TwinkleChar The running shoe store scene is one of my favourites in the book. #litchat -2:02 PM Aug 26th, 2009
debbieohi @thebookaddict re: Similar tastes – We should compare later. πŸ™‚ #litchat -2:02 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @abookinhand in the good vs. evil…can there be a gray area, or is it black and white? #litchat -2:02 PM Aug 26th, 2009
smolderingink @bibliofreakblog how the science/magic works doesn’t have to be spelled out. But the author should follow basic rules of logic #litchat -2:02 PM Aug 26th, 2009
LexxClarke @thebookaddict I think that is what sets HP apart, we all crave that strong a bond of friendship #litchat -2:03 PM Aug 26th, 2009
BNBookClubs @bibliofreakblog Real characters, original setting, above all a thought provoking new look at a concept. #litchat -2:03 PM Aug 26th, 2009
abookinhand @bibliofreakblog a gray area? #litchat -2:03 PM Aug 26th, 2009
debbieohi @TwinkleChar Also loved his R Is For Rocket / S Is For Space stories. I even wrote a song based on “The Rocket Man.” πŸ™‚ #litchat -2:03 PM Aug 26th, 2009
gamwyn @bibliofreakblog I agree! Who wants to read about perfect people? Boring! #litchat -2:03 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @jbaddorf nice having you! #litchat -2:03 PM Aug 26th, 2009
rebeccawoodhead @bibliofreakblog that’s true – fallible hero. My hero goes off the straight and narrow in a big way, friends have to pull him back #litchat -2:03 PM Aug 26th, 2009
debbieohi @gamwyn Agreed. Perfect people ARE boring! #litchat -2:03 PM Aug 26th, 2009
smolderingink RT good one! @gamwyn Something that takes you to a different place, with compelling characters and emotional truths. #litchat -2:04 PM Aug 26th, 2009
LexxClarke RT @bibliofreakblog: @abookinhand in the good vs. evil…can there be a gray area, or is it black and white? || life does y nt fic? #litchat -2:04 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bookaliciouspam I also think Bran Hambric coming soon has the potential to become a timeless middle grade fantasy novel. #litchat -2:04 PM Aug 26th, 2009
abookinhand Well, for me, I like gray areas, it keeps things interesting. if it’s too black and white it can be boring. #litchat what do you think? -2:04 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @bookaliciouspam ::rubs hands together:: you give me ideas for my own book…(the one I’ve written three pages of)…. #litchat -2:04 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @abookinhand within the confines of that world’s reality. #litchat -2:04 PM Aug 26th, 2009
rebeccawoodhead @bibliofreakblog grey’s more interesting. Nice if character pushes boundaries and is pulled back/makes decision to pull back #litchat -2:04 PM Aug 26th, 2009
LexxClarke @rebeccawoodhead fallible hero – Macbeth?? #litchat -2:04 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bookaliciouspam @bibliofreakblog you got 3 pages! I have one paragraph LOL. #litchat -2:05 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @BNBookClubs gotta have something new to it, otherwise who would want to read it? #litchat -2:05 PM Aug 26th, 2009
smolderingink @gamwyn perfect people are more of a fantasy than unicorns (and waaaaaay less interesting) #litchat -2:05 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bookaliciouspam @LexxClarke fallible hero achilles! #litchat -2:05 PM Aug 26th, 2009
llunalila RT @debbieohi: @gamwyn Agreed. Perfect people ARE boring! #litchat AGREE COMPLETELY -2:05 PM Aug 26th, 2009
SigSeattle in the good vs. evil…can there be a gray area, or is it black and white? |I have read both kinds of books and liked both kinds #litchat -2:05 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @smolderingink some subtly…don’t talk down to the reader. #litchat -2:05 PM Aug 26th, 2009
abookinhand @bibliofreakblog of course. πŸ™‚ #litchat -2:05 PM Aug 26th, 2009
LexxClarke @bibliofreakblog contemplating writing fiction now….. #litchat -2:05 PM Aug 26th, 2009
rebeccawoodhead @LexxClarke don’t say that word! Twitter will go down – you mean ‘The Scottish Tweep’ #litchat -2:06 PM Aug 26th, 2009
thebookaddict @bibliofreakblog I know how you feel. I’m about at that point with my book as well =) #litchat -2:06 PM Aug 26th, 2009
chrisjwatts Interesting thought, can a book be so bad that it’s good? I’m thinking of Dan Brown full of plot holes #litchat -2:06 PM Aug 26th, 2009
LexxClarke RT @bookaliciouspam: @LexxClarke fallible hero achilles! || totally! #litchat -2:06 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @rebeccawoodhead some of my fav characters in books/tv are totally screwed up! #litchat -2:06 PM Aug 26th, 2009
debbieohi @smolderingink @gamwyn Though I suppose because Perfect People are so boring, that IS a flaw. πŸ™‚ #litchat -2:06 PM Aug 26th, 2009
abookinhand @bibliofreakblog I have a couple of pages for something new myself. you guys inspire me. #litchat -2:06 PM Aug 26th, 2009
scgreen Nice chatting. Time to get back to work before someone realizes I’m not. #litchat -2:06 PM Aug 26th, 2009
rebeccawoodhead Love the Scottish Play. #litchat -2:06 PM Aug 26th, 2009
LexxClarke flawed characters are more believable #litchat -2:06 PM Aug 26th, 2009
TwinkleChar RT @smolderingink: @gamwyn perfect people are more of a fantasy than unicorns (and waaaaaay less interesting) #litchat -2:07 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog RT @bookaliciouspam @bibliofreakblog you got 3 pages! I have one paragraph LOL. #litchat -2:07 PM Aug 26th, 2009
gamwyn Very true! πŸ™‚ RT @debbieohi: @smolderingink @gamwyn Though I suppose because Perfect People are so boring, that IS a flaw. πŸ™‚ #litchat -2:07 PM Aug 26th, 2009
abookinhand RT @LexxClarke: flawed characters are more believable #litchat {i agree} -2:07 PM Aug 26th, 2009
debbieohi @bibliofreakblog Ok, you were right. I’m getting way too distracted from my article. Must…go…back…to…work… #litchat -2:07 PM Aug 26th, 2009
smolderingink @abookinhand oh yes, give me some of that newfangled moral ambiguity. Make me root for the villain while I despise him! #litchat -2:07 PM Aug 26th, 2009
LexxClarke @rebeccawoodhead my favourite Shakespeare play #litchat -2:08 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @LexxClarke instead of haikus? LOL #litchat -2:08 PM Aug 26th, 2009
rebeccawoodhead @bibliofreakblog some of my fave characters in real life are totally screwed up πŸ™‚ #litchat -2:08 PM Aug 26th, 2009
debbieohi Nice chatting with you all! Thanks for hosting, @bibliofreakblog! #litchat -2:08 PM Aug 26th, 2009
LexxClarke @debbieohi but work isn’t as fun!! #litchat -2:08 PM Aug 26th, 2009
rebeccawoodhead @smolderingink love writing like that! #litchat -2:08 PM Aug 26th, 2009
LexxClarke @bibliofreakblog as well as!! #litchat -2:08 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @chrisjwatts the problem w/ Da Vinci Code is that it’s just bad writing….well, one of the problems. #litchat -2:08 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @debbieohi thanks for coming! #litchat -2:08 PM Aug 26th, 2009
abookinhand @smolderingink absolutely, why not? it makes us think. always a good thing. :)) #litchat -2:09 PM Aug 26th, 2009
smolderingink @scgreen *waves* bye SC! Can’t believe we actually managed to be in the same chat on the same day! #litchat -2:09 PM Aug 26th, 2009
gamwyn @smolderingink I love me an interesting shades-of-gray villain!! #litchat -2:09 PM Aug 26th, 2009
abookinhand Thanks for the fun chat!!! #litchat -2:09 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @abookinhand aaaaaw, schucks. (we better be in your acknowledgements!) #litchat -2:09 PM Aug 26th, 2009
rebeccawoodhead @LexxClarke prob mine too. Lady M’s a corker too – gets some great lines. #litchat -2:09 PM Aug 26th, 2009
thebookaddict Thanks for the chat! Any advance notice on Friday’s chat i.e. what will be discussed? #litchat -2:09 PM Aug 26th, 2009
AndreaGardner Interesting chat, albeit short for me. Hope to see you all on Friday. #litchat -2:10 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bookaliciouspam Thanks for my first chat thi was fun πŸ˜€ see you Friday. #litchat -2:10 PM Aug 26th, 2009
abookinhand @bibliofreakblog haha, yeah in x years when I finish. sure! I’ll put all of you on your own thank you page! wish me luck #litchat -2:10 PM Aug 26th, 2009
rebeccawoodhead @bibliofreakblog well done. Well handled again and twitter didn’t fall over this time either! Signing off tweetchat now. Bye tweeps #litchat -2:10 PM Aug 26th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @smolderingink @abookinhand forget rooting…make me *want* the villain while I despise him. #litchat -2:10 PM Aug 26th, 2009
BNBookClubs @bibliofreakblog Thanks for leading a great discussion! #litchat -2:10 PM Aug 26th, 2009
llunalila Enjoyed #litchat w/ some kiddo interruptions but managed to be around for a while. Thank you all & special tx to host @bibliofreakblog -2:11 PM Aug 26th, 2009

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