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A Big Hello from Susan Thomsen

Posted by Susan T. on September 17, 2009 at 8:16 AM in Introductions
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Greetings, Booklights readers! What fun it is to be visiting here over the next few weeks. I love talking about books and reading. Here's a little bio:

Susan Thomsen writes about children's books at her blog, Chicken Spaghetti, which she named after a favorite Southern casserole. Once upon a time she worked at The New Yorker in the Goings On About Town section, and later reviewed New York theater for an online city guide. She is the author of Elvis: A Tribute to the King, a gift book in the shape of a record. A member of the Authors Guild and PEN American Center, Susan lives in Connecticut with her husband, 10-year-old son, and various pets, including an orange tabby cat, two chickens, and a garter snake named Snakey. Her latest favorite children's book is The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County, and she is thrilled to be guest-blogging for Booklights.

What's your latest favorite kids' book?

17 Comments

KellyF writes...

Favorite recent read has to be ALL THE WORLD by Liz Garton Scanlon, illustrated by Marla Frazee.

Susan T.Author Profile Page writes...

Ooh, I like that one, too, Kelly. A beautiful and happy picture book!

Gina writes...

Welcome, Susan! We're so glad to have you here. My favorite recent read is Chasing Fire -- couldn't put it down.

Susan T.Author Profile Page writes...

Those kinds of books are the best!

Thanks for inviting me over to Booklights, Gina. It's great to be here.

Terry writes...

Hi Susan, I'm so glad we're in *class* together. I always wondered where your name Chicken Spaghetti came from! My favorite recent read is probably 14 Cows for America, though we read Keep On! The Story of Matthew Henson the other night and I can't stop thinking about that one, either!

Susan T.Author Profile Page writes...

I'm adding 14 COWS and KEEP ON! to my library list right now. What an interesting life Matthew Henson led. I look forward to reading more. Thanks, Terry!

Pam writes...

My favorite? Like all time, absolute favorite? Too hard! I'll go with The Hobbit.

Oh, and welcome!

Susan T.Author Profile Page writes...

I just placed THE HOBBIT face out at a school library display, Pam! (I'm a volunteer shelver, marketer, and checker-out at the kiddo's school.)

Thanks for the welcome. It's a pleasure to be here with y'all.

Carolyn writes...

My favorite childrens book.... Ramona the Pest. I remember my Mother in Law suggesting I read it to my children. I was quite taken aback by her idea, thinking she was insulting my two favorite people. To this day, I still laugh about the book.

Susan T.Author Profile Page writes...

Carolyn, that is funny about Ramona and your mother-in-law. Ramona is such a hoot, and I think those books have had a tremendous influence on both young readers and authors. Think of all the scamps that followed in Ramona's wake.

Susan writes...

Welcome, Susan! I always wondered where the name of your blog came from too. My favorite recent book would have to be A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker.

Susan T.Author Profile Page writes...

Susan, not only do we share the same first name but we also share a love for A VISITOR FOR BEAR! What a fun book.

Jen Robinson writes...

Welcome, Susan! It's great to have you here. And I share that love of A Visitor for Bear with both Susans. Absolutely.

My most recent favorite (as in, books that I was wowed by and gushed over) is Fire by Kristin Cashore (I know, unfair, since it's not available yet - but it's only a couple more weeks until publication).

Susan T.Author Profile Page writes...

Hi, Jen! I'll be on the lookout for Fire.

Dawn writes...

So you're the face behind Chicken Spaghetti! I'm glad you'll be here at Booklights.

My favorite picture book is currently How I Learned Geography, by Uri Shulevitz.

Best wishes!

Susan T.Author Profile Page writes...

Our library list grows: now I've added How I Learned Geography! Thank you. Sounds perfect for the kiddo who's studying geography as we speak.

Bookmark writes...

Welcome, Susan! It's great to have you here. And I share that love of A Visitor for Bear with both Susans. Absolutely.

My most recent favorite (as in, books that I was wowed by and gushed over) is Fire by Kristin Cashore (I know, unfair, since it's not available yet - but it's only a couple more weeks until publication).

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