Nominate Your Favorite Children's Books and YA Books for the Cybils!
It's time to nominate your favorite children's books and YA books for the Cybils Awards! Nominations open at 12:01 am on October 1, 2017 PST. Nominations will remain open to anyone who would like to nominate a great books published in the last year until October 15. Publishers and authors can then nominate books from October 16 to October 25. Nominate away here!
My Busy Week
I've been looney-tune crazy-busy this week, seeing my (normal!) 34 classes a week (the entire school!) for library lessons about fiction and nonfiction, as well as readying our team of 2017 Cybils Fiction Picture Book and Board Book panelists and judges for our upcoming huge task of reading and reviewing 200+ books nominated.
I did manage to finally finish the latest Sue Grafton mystery (she's up to Y is for Yesterday...leaving only Z, I suppose) and the very, very quirky new book, Sourdough, by the author of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore.
I got a lot of wonderful books in my mailbox this week:
Windows by Julia Denos
Night Creepers by Linda Stanek
Living Things and Nonliving Things: A Compare and Contrast Book by Kevin Kurtz
Animal Tails by Mary Holland
Cao Chong Weighs an Elephant by Songju Ma Daemicke
Children of Refuge by Margaret Peterson Haddix
The Longest Books I've Ever Read
Thank you, Helen from Helen's Book Blog, for tagging me to complete The Longest Book Tag! This tag was created by Ditsha @ Betwitchingly Paranoid.
1. Make a list of five of the longest books you’ve read.
2. Select two of the longest books on your TBR.
4. Tag others.
Five of the longest books I've read...
Goodreads will sort your books by number of pages, it turns out. That's nice. I've read 137 books that have 500 pages or more. Here are the five longest books I've read:
Lord of the Rings (trilogy)...1,216 pages
The Stand...1,153 pages
Hawaii by James Michener...1,136 pages
Gone With the Wind...1,037 pages
The Pillars of the Earth...973 pages
The longest books in my TBR pile are...
Any Human Heart by William Boyd...480 pages
The Eight by Katherine Neville...598 pages
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara...720 pages
Tag You're It
If you are reading this post, and you'd like to be tagged, then consider yourself tagged.
So that's my week. What was your week like? What are you reading now?
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.