The Cybils Mega-Read Begins
It begins. Public nominations have closed, and author and publisher nominations are open. We are looking at 146 fiction picture book/board book nominations currently, and I've managed to locate and read 54 of these. Whew. I always forget what a huge endeavor this is. Exhausting. But wonderfully fun.
Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-thon is Coming!
Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-thon is coming up on Saturday, October 22, 2016. Could you read for 24 hours straight? How much could you read? Could you win some prizes? Play some book-ish games? Sign up now here. I'll be co-hosting from 2-4 pm CST, so I hope you'll stop in and say hello.
What Arrived in My Mailbox This Week
Two new board books, Wee Gallery Jungle and Wee Gallery Farm, along with two MG speculative fiction books, A Guide to the Other Side (the main characters are ghosts!) and Children of Exile (a a new trilogy by that wonderful writer Margaret Peterson Haddix) and a new picture book, An Excessive Alphabet (by the team that brought us Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs) all arrived in my mailbox this week.
What I Read This Week
I finished Commonwealth just in time for tomorrow night's author event with Ann Patchett in Houston and I finished Train to Crystal City just in time for this Tuesday's book club event. And I read Paths to Happiness and The Power of Meaning cover to cover, so the next time you see me I should be radiating both Happiness and Meaning. Reviews coming soon.
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.