It's December, and my Cybils reading frenzy has shifted into full throttle. The mail carrier and UPS driver and Fed Ex guy know me by name and now follow my blog (apparently they are all big readers...who knew?) My husband's a bit worried about our house seems to be sinking on the side of my reading room. And by this afternoon I should hit 300 Cybils fiction picture book and board book nominees read!
As you might imagine, my non-Cybils reading has suffered a little. I'm currently reading the same six books I was reading last week:
I'm also busily writing up reviews for my Cybils books. I hope to post my favorite twenty-five books, along with reviews, just after the short lists are announced. I don't know how this can be, as you might think authors and illustrators might run out of new ideas for books, but I think this year there are more amazing fiction picture books than I've ever read in one year.
We visited Mexico in my school library this week. My library assistant went to Mexico City over Thanksgiving break and she shared stories of the jaguar in Mayan mythology along with tales of how she climbed (crawled, at one point) to the top of the pyramids. I read the old Mexican folktale, The Legend of the Poinsettia by Tomie de Paola. It was a satisfying 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.