Sunday, October 9, 2016

A Week in Which My Mailbox is Full and I Read a Lot of Books


What Arrived Last Week



Lots of goodies in my mailbox this week: Poetry for Kids: Emily Dickinson; Hap-pea All Year; The 15th Anniversary Edition of The Bread Baker's Apprentice; Be Light Like a Bird; The Power of Meaning; Paths to Happiness; and The Night Gardener.



What I Read (or Re-read) Last Week




I read (or re-read) all of these books in the last couple of weeks so I would have some great books to nominate for the Cybils Awards. I actually started fifteen others, but these were the ones I liked best out of all the possibilities I requested from my library: My Book of Birds, La Madre Goose, The Reader, Les Miserables: BabyLit, Bubonic Panic, Bad Girls of Fashion, and Kid Beowulf. No reviews yet, but soon, I hope.




Nominate Your Favorite Children and YA Books 
for the Cybils Awards Now!

Have you read some wonderful children's books this year? Fabulous YA books? Did you know that anyone can nominate a wonderful children's book or a fabulous YA book for the Cybils Awards? The details about nominating are here, and the guidelines for each category are here, but basically the book you nominate must be published in the US or Canada between Oct. 16, 2015 and Oct. 15, 2016. You can nominate one book per category. The categories are Audiobooks, Board Books, Early Chapter Books, Easy Readers, Elementary Nonfiction, Elementary/Middle Grade Graphic Novels, Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction, Fiction Picture Books, Juvenile Nonfiction, Middle Grade Fiction, Middle Grade Nonfiction, Poetry, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Graphic Novels, Young Adult Nonfiction, and Young Adult Speculative Fiction. (If you are an author or a publisher, please wait until after October 15 to nominate your book.) 

It's easy to nominate a favorite children's or YA book published in the last year. Go here and nominate away!



So that's it for the week from here. I anticipate diving into the Cybils nominees full force next week. 


What are you reading today?


What is the Sunday SalonImagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them,and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book. Click here to join the Salon.

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news and recap the past week.

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page. We share books that we found in our mailboxes last week. 
 It is now being hosted here.


Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews in which you can share the books you've acquired.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from! I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is now being hosted at The Book Date.


19 comments:

  1. Wow, a stack of new arrivals there Deb and a wide array as well! Someone else commented on the lack of nominations for the Cybils so I hope more arrive soon!

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    1. It's a little slow...we only have sixty nominees so far for the fiction picture books. That doesn't really sound slow, though, does it?

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  2. OOoh very nice! Those are all totally new to me ones! Hope you enjoy them all!

    Here's my STS post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  3. I think it would be so fun to nominate for the Cybils, though I'm not very good about reading books the year they are published. I'm impressed by people who are able to keep track of all the books coming out, but I guess it must be easier if you're working in a library or a book store.

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    1. I went through my Goodreads list of books read for the last year and found a lot of my nominees. I am sure you could, too.

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  4. That cover for The Night Gardener is so darn cute. I have a love of trees and...so darn cute. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental My Sunday Memes

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  5. That's a lot of new books! I hope you enjoy them all :) Going to check out the Cybils. I've read some really good books that deserve an award ;)
    My Sunday Post

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  6. That is a full mailbox! The Bread Baker's Apprentice is a cookbook I've had my eye on for awhile but have yet to buy it. I love baking bread. The Night Gardener looks lovely as well. Have a great week!

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  7. Lots of pretty books! Enjoy, and thanks for sharing. I do love a full mailbox, but my books generally trickle in...or come via download.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  8. Ooooh! The Night Gardener looks so good! I've had my eye on that for awhile. The Reader also really sounds interesting and I've heard a lot about it! Thanks for the award info too! Have a great week :D

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  9. Cannot wait to see your thoughts on the Reader. I listened to last month and will be sharing my review later this month. The Night Gardener has such a pretty cover! Happy reading!

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  10. I love bookish mail and you have a nice selection. I think Night Gardener looks fun. I saw the Cybils award over at Got My Book, and it got me thinking if I had read any that would qualify. I'll have to take a look.

    Have a great week Deb!

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  11. I want to read the Emily Dickinson book. So many of the children's books sum up a writer's life and works in one skinny picture book. And the illustrators help make this possible. An old book A Man Called Thoreau comes to mind. If I were voting, I'd nominate True and Nellie and Enormous Smallness. I enjoyed these two children's books as much as any "grownup" book I read this year.

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  12. So many lovely books in your mail this week. I checked up on The Bread Baker's Apprentice and I think I'll put it on my Christmas wish list.

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  13. A very full mail box and interesting about anyone being able to nominate a Cybil nominee.

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  14. All of these are new to me. I am curious about The Reader which has an intriguing cover. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  15. Lots of books read, and some great sounding incoming mail. I love the artwork on The Night Gardener cover. I hope you enjoy your upcoming reads. Have a great week!

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  16. Thanks for all the info on the Cybils - I am going to have a look at my favourites for this year and make sure they have been nominated. :)

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