Jessica Day George

Monday, July 28, 2008

Jessica Recommends. . . . Plus: the World's Most Frequently Asked Question!

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.

Jessica Recommends:

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:



Anonymous said...

I expect you mean Wizards at War, not Ward. :)

Anonymous said...

Yep, thanks, Marny!

Anonymous said...

I'm offended! lol Not really, but I did real your blog before you were published. :D Thanks for the recommendations. I've found some of my favorite books from your lists.

Anonymous said...

Well, of course there's another dragon book. We knew you wouldn't leave us hanging like you did at the end of the second.

Anonymous said...

HI! this is anna, i know Jeni, you sister in law?
i loved dragon flight, and so did my cousin, and today she finished it, and we were talking, and the mention of a book three came up. we thought it'd be fun, but what was left to cover? well, i am so very, very happy to hear of this next dragon book!
it will be well recived my my family, let me assure you. my mother's about to begin dragon flight. incidentily, the same book that about 3 of my cousins and one aunt battled over reading first.
i look forward to reading any and all of your books!

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy to see you have a new book coming out. I have loved each of your others (esp. Sun and Moon). Please keep writing. I can't wait for the next dragon book, as well.

Anonymous said...

Very cool! And great recommendations. :)

Anonymous said...

Wow Jessica. Thanks for the book recommends. I just checked out her blog and bios, and Maureen Johnson and her books look like something that I would read. Thanks for the recommends!

Anonymous said...

Oh, you have a following here in Berkeley. We are all excited when we hear that there might be a 3rd book coming out. Keep the good stuff coming!!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love the dragon slippers series! I can't wait for the 3rd one to come out!

Anonymous said...

how many dragon books are u going to do. maybe when ur finished with the seiries u can do unicorn books ps if u do the name of the first book could be called unicorns shoe oh and please never email me.