Traits of an immoral character

Today, as part of the Make Believe blog tour, I’m over at the wonderful Lori Freeland’s blog where I talk about morality in fiction and the traits of an immoral villain.  Please stop by and say hi and leave your comments.

Today, I hope to finish reading Artemis Fowl – The Last Guardian. I have to say I absolutely love these MG/YA books.  If you’re into MG/YA and haven’t read them, you should.  There’s lots of action mixed with some wonderful fantasy.  They’re funny, enjoyable stories filled with “Agile prose, rapid-fire dialogue, and wise-acre humor…” ~ Publisher’s Weekly.  Completely magical and an example of great MG/YA writing.  Eoin Colfer rocks my world, and rates right up there with Rick Riordan and Terry Pratchett.

After that, I have a very intriguing book to read, The Midas Tree, by Lesley Phillips. I received the book in the mail today from the author, and I can’t wait to read this one.  Look for a review coming soon.

After that one, I have Nikolas & Company – The Merman and the Moon Forgotten.  I received this months ago from the author and haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but I will do so soon.  Look for a review on this romping MG read as well.

That’s what I have going on today.  What is happening in your world?  Are you reading any good books you’d like to tell everyone about?  I’d love to hear from you.

Quote of the day:

“It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”
– Theodore Roosevelt