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 Salon? Imagine 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.