Talk:Judy Blume

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Plagarism accusation[edit]

begin statement: "Did you know that one of her best selling books (Double Fudge), was accused of plagarisn." The statement is uncited and should be added to a different subsection of the article. Additionally, I did several searches for this accusation and couldn't find record of it (not that this means an accusation doesn't exist, but I merely can't find it). Further, an accusation is completely different from fact. I would think if a serious accusation was made and taken to court, a famous author like Blume would have made a vigorous defense.

That's sensible enough. It was probably vandalism anyway (it was done by an anonymous author, which most vandals are). -- THE GREAT GAVINI {T|C|#} 19:12, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

I don't think Blume plagiarizes anyone. Her writing is so apallingly awful there's no way it could be copied from anyone else.

inappropriately stated comment[edit]

"Blume is Jewish" may be correct but it shouldnt be a paragraph of it's own. I removed it.

Someone seems to be adding a lot of "___ is Jewish" in awkward places in articles. It's a wonderful thing, sure, but can we come up with a more standardized way to express someone's ethnic and religious affiliations in the opening bit of the article? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 75.73.48.43 (talk) 18:14, 6 January 2007 (UTC).

Questions?[edit]

"at one time a regular target" of censors? Several of her books are still among the most often banned ... If no one has a strong opinion, I think I'll take out the "at one time".

Also - and this is probably a question of opinion - but I never thought of her books as specifically feminist (no more than expected of any modern female author). Does she really belong in "feminist authors" category?

Add Bio?[edit]

http://www.judyblume.com/jb-bio.html

Add somewhat of a rough Bio? Other authors seem to have it. There you can mention the Jewish bits, etc. --Hitsuji Kinno 07:55, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

Bibliography[edit]

Very odd that the bibliography section is just a link to separate wiki entry that is just a table of the books she wrote. Why does it need to be on a separate wiki? Shouldn't the two be combined? Or is it the standard template for authors? --71.121.14.132 (talk) 21:51, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

Cleanup[edit]

It made me sad to see Judy Blume's entry looking so crap so I've done my best to help...I deleted quite a bit of information from the 'Career' section as it was very un-encylopaedic, so this could probably be added to a lot. I also added a 'Censorship' heading as I felt this was a significant enough area to warrant its own section, but it still needs loads of work on references and style I reckon. But overall, an improvement, I think? RhiannonAmelie (talk) 22:23, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

Broken Link[edit]

The link for the ALA most banned books in 1996 is broken. I propose we erase it and replace it with http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/frequentlychallenged/challengedbydecade/1990_1999/index.cfm or http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/frequentlychallenged/challengedbydecade/1990_2000.cfm. Ebnielsen (talk) 20:38, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

  • I replaced it with a live link already. UnitAnode 20:50, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

Dear Judy.[edit]

Dear Judy Blume

I Have Read Almost All Of Your Middle Grade Books I Only Have To Read Then Again, Maybe I Won't And Here's to You, Rachel Robinson, My Favourite Books Are Just As Long As We're Together ,And , Are You There God It's Me Margret

I Just Love Your Books Please Write More Because If You Don't I Will Have No More Books To Read

Your The Best Judy Write More Books

Love Your Biggest Fan Ruby (11)

P.S. I Read Blubber,Are You There God It's Me Margret,It's Not The End Of The World, In One Day My Mum Says I Am Crazy, But It Is Because You Books Are Amazing !! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ruby...202! (talkcontribs) 22:48, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

Dear Judy,

I think your books are absolute and unadulterated crap.

love, Heather — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.23.105.146 (talk) 06:04, 14 May 2013 (UTC)

Outline[edit]

Up for review Your instructor has asked me to look at the outlines for changes that you plan to make to this article. It appears that you have yet to create an outline on this talk page, so it's not possible for me to provide feedback. Please bear in mind that I will be happy to help you, but I can't do that if you don't make any effort yourself. Pacing yourself is key to this assignment and since semester is mostly over, you really need to ensure that you're keeping up with project. —Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 05:28, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

Suggestions for Improvements[edit]

Sources:

The article cites primary source, Blume’s own blog, when could use secondary sources. However, the page does a good job of citing lots of secondary sources and contains a long list of peer-reviewed sources. Citations are clear throughout the article.

Structure:

Sections flow really well. The only section that I might move would be further reading. Maybe switch it with references?

Writing and Grammar:

The article could definitely use some proofreading. There are various grammatical errors throughout each section, mostly fixable with a read-through of the article. Also, there is heavy usage of passive voice. Sentence variation would also go a long way with the article.

Good work overall! Best of luck. Grapefr00t (talk) 18:38, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

Room for Improvement 2[edit]

Sources:

As stated in the first improvement section, the article uses several sources directly from the author. But I did not see many sources which were from academic journals or writing. But it seemed like sources were cited correctly.

Structure:

The basic outline of the structure seemed to be logical. My only thought is maybe the introductory paragraph should be revised. The information about the themes and novels seem like they could go in there own section. Other than adding more information and developing the article I think the basic structure is sound.

Grammar:

I saw small grammatical errors that needed to be changed, but nothing that can not be easily corrected. As I went throughout the article I thought that a lot of the sentences were fairly well written, but maybe the ideas needed to be developed more. Further development might also help the coherency of the article.

Best of Luck!!! Bookworm1989 (talk) 05:26, 10 April 2012 (UTC)Bookworm1989