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A Requiem for Rose’s Blog February 29, 2012

Posted by ccbooks in Nerd Line.

There was a time (quite awhile ago now) where many conversations between me and Ana would go something like this:

“Is it up yet? Did you see?”

“Yes! Have you read it?”

“No!! Is it funny? Did she write about Tom?”

“No…but it’s funny!”

This of course, was the golden age of Rose’s Blog. For the uninitiated, Rose Casson is a character in the Casson family series by Hilary McKay (see the earlier post Which Casson Family Book is the Best?). New books about the Cassons have been few and far between the last few years, but for awhile McKay would have a blog post on her website each month, ostensibly coming from Rose and talking about the latest friends and family drama. Ana and I checked the page obsessively, arguing about what a certain line meant for Rose and her best friend (read: Crush) Tom, who lived all the way in America and was less than reliable.

No more, sadly.

There was a post on McKay’s website recently informing the world that Rose was no longer blogging. Instead, like so many, she has moved to Twitter.

I have nothing against Twitter. I went to the feed for @RoseCasson, but it just wasn’t the same. 140 characters isn’t really enough for Rose, who can talk in run-on sentences for ages about her family, her artwork and why she hates reading. 140 characters makes Rose seem…dare I say it…normal. 

So if I had a glass of Pimms and lemonade, or something else suitably British, I would raise it to Rose’s Blog, for giving us lots of laughs and all those further details about where the story goes after the book is finished.



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