Wishlist Wednesday #69 (1/2/13)
Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it’s entirely up to you), that we can’t wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.
So You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duane
Published July 1st 2003 by Harcourt Children’s Books (first published 1983)
Something stopped Nita’s hand as it ran along the bookshelf. She looked and found that one of the books had a loose thread at the top of its spine. It was one of those So You Want to Be a … books, a series on careers. So You Want to Be a Pilot, and a Scientist … a Writer.
But this one said, So You Want to Be a Wizard.
I don’t believe this, Nina thought. She shut the book and stood there holding it in her hand, confused, amazed, suspicious–and delighted. If it was a joke, it was a great one. If it wasn’t…?
I will freely admit to being a big old dork. I have the dork membership card, the hat, and I know the secret handshake. As such, middle grade fantasy books hold a special place in my heart. I believe I found this book by a website suggestion when I was looking for Diana Wynne Jones books. Imagine my frustration when I couldn’t find the bloody thing in the library. Being a cheap sucker, I refuse to order it from Amazon. That costs money and I like my money to stay right where it is; in the bank. So, I spend my time irritating my local library into buying a new copy. There is something poetic about a 29 year old demanding access to a children’s book. It annoys me that books published in the 80’s are gotten rid of when they fall apart but then are not replaced with a newer copy in a timely manner. I have the same problem with Diana Wynne Jones’ books too.