March 21st, 2007

Sam & Dean Gen

Supernatural Gen Fiction: In Parallel, Unrevealed

Title: In Parallel, Unrevealed
Author: HalfshellVenus
Characters: Dean, John, Sam (Gen)
Rating: PG
Spoilers: Up through mid-Season 2.
Summary: Lives upon lives pass by, sensed, gone, and renewed.
Author's Notes: Written for spn_outsidepov, where I chose the POV of Dean's amulet. I started this months ago for a 60_minute_fics prompt of "Inanimate POV," but couldn't make it go anywhere in its original context. Changing the approach finally did the job.

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Recs: Kids' Books

Recommendations in Children's Books, as promised!

Remember when you were a kid, and occasionally someone would shove a Newberry Award-winning book at you that you were "supposed" to like and didn't? These aren't those books.

These are books children actually enjoy, as opposed to ones that grown-ups somehow think they should. I just finished reading one of the former type to my son-- "Afternoon of the Elves," which turned out to be less about elves and more about social-worker-type problems. Just because a book is about children does not mean it's for children. I also remember being nagged again and again to read "The Earthsea Trilogy," and not ever getting hooked by it. I liked it as an adult (along with most other works by Ursula K. LeGuin), but as a child? The books are very grim and dry.

Well. These recommendations are not only for parents or aunts and uncles-- many of these stories are a good read for adults as well.

I'm trying to gauge the categories and ages. My kids were both early readers, and Christopher in particular likes complex stories-- the books he brought to preschool would never get read to the group, and I finally had to tell him that they had "too much story" for the other kids.

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I hope to add to these as time goes on. Hope you found something fun in there!