January 01, 2009

Happy 2009! Woot!

The LIST is out!

Once again, I'm *so glad* we chose last year to divide the Science Fiction/Fantasy nominations for the Cybils into MG and YA books -- it's so much easier that way to narrow down the great stuff. (Okay, maybe "so much easier" was an overly optimistic thing to say. Maybe just "more reasonable" is closer to the truth. Or something.) I offer my sincere and enthused congratulations to all the Cybils nomination teams, but especially the SFF -- it's a hard job, people, but you're the ones who determine my reading choices for the rest of the year! Yay for you!

As a Cybils judge, it's my joy to get to hunker down and do the REALLY tough work -- narrowing down eleven fabulous books to ...one in each category. Just one.


Meanwhile, Charlotte's posted the books she's looking forward to reading in 2009. Re: Sacred Scars, the sequel to Skin Hunger -- oh, MY yes. Cannot WAIT for that.

And speaking of Charlotte, just for commenting one day on her blog, I won a copy of Stowaway! By R.A. Salvatore and Geno Salvatore, The Stowaway: Stone of Tymora, Volume I (Mirrorstone 2008, 287 pp) is a MG adventure fantasy, which I've been looking forward to reading. What a great entrance to 2009! I've won something on the first day. And I used to never win anything.

Happy New Year!


Jules at 7-Imp said...

Can't wait to linger over the Cybils list longer a bit later...I hope this post means you're feeling better, too. I love how you dropped off a poem this morning when you stopped by 7-Imp. It's wonderful. Thank you.

Happy New Year to you and Sarah.

Shelli said...

Thanks to all cybil judges that read all those books over holidays!

Anonymous said...

I hope you enjoy our shortlist! I can't wait to see what you guys pick--and I don't envy you having to pick just one winner! It was hard enough narrowing a shortlist :).

Good luck, and happy reading!