Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Judy Blume Interview

Shriek now in horror as I admit I have never read a book by Judy Blume. My son has Freckle Juice on his bookshelf, so I'll get to one soon, but I've not read the stuff everyone talks about, like Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret (which came out when I was 5), Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, or Blubber.

Scary admission aside, I do know a good interview when I read one. The Guardian writes about Judy's Blume's Lessons in Love as she approaches her 70th birthday. Once you're done with the article, head on over and check out her blog.

I guess now I'll need to pick up a title or two. Which one, dear readers, should I start with?


  1. Ha, Ha, Ha... I just thought about when I was younger and I always tried to do Freckle Juice for a book report. I must of liked it, for I think I did a book report on it every year just like Leigh Botts in Dear Mr. Henshaw.
    But I know I also really thought Super-Fudge and Fudge-a-mania were quite funny around the age of 3rd or 4th grade.

  2. Oh, you have to read "Are you there, God?" just for its historic significance, don't you think? And, for that matter, Forever, for the same reason.

  3. I remember Blume's issue books best: _Blubber_ and _Iggie's House_.

  4. Judy Blume has a blog?

    I vote for Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.

  5. I never read any Judy Blume books until I was a school librarian. I've read the Fudge books and Blubber (because someone was thinking of protesting it at another library and so that was the book I wanted to read right away!) I've never read Margaret or Deenie or Forever... One of these days.