Many, many years ago when I started this blog, I used to regularly do a "Jessica Recommends" blog where I listed all my most recently read books that I've liked. Most of you will not remember this, due to the fact that pretty much no one read this blog before I ever had a book out! (Don't feel bad, reading random people's blogs is not that interesting.) But I feel that lately I have been lapse in recommending books, and so let me through a couple out there.
Out of the Wild, by Sarah Beth Durst (the sequel to Into the Wild, which I also cannot recommend enough)
The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain, by Peter Sis
Angle of Repose, by Wallace Stegner
Wizards at War, by Diane Duane
Suite Scarlett, by Maureen Johnson
And I'm currently reading The Black Tattoo, by Sam Enthoven, and really enjoying it.
Actually, I'd just like to take this opportunity to endorse anything by Maureen Johnson. Maybe I shouldn't since I've only read three of her books, but I'm guessing from those three that all her books are phenomenal. I have LOVED Devilish, Suite Scarlett, and 13 Little Blue Envelopes, and look forward to reading her three others, The Bermudez Triangle, The Keys to the Golden Firebird, and Girl at Sea.
And now for the World's Most Frequently Asked Question!
I bet you were thinking it was: What is the answer to life, the universe, and everything? But we all know the answer to that is 42. That was settled years ago. (Thanks, Douglas Adams!)
Judging from the emails I get daily, the World's Most Frequently Asked Question is:
Will you write another dragon book?
The answer is: Yes.
Also, the rough draft is done. Finished. You may email me your plot ideas all you like, but I'm afraid I do not need them. Also, you may speculate away, but I'm afraid I will not be giving out any spoilers. I will not tell you if there is a wedding, any dragon eggs hatching, or any major deaths.
All right, now I feel bad.
Here's your hint: