February 24, 2009

TBR = To Be Read or To Be Reviewed

Today I found myself at my local library with my friend Stella, who is president of Friends of the Library, and I had the opportunity to get introduced to our YA and Children's librarians. W00t! I told them all about the Cybils and got enthusiastic permission to bring in Cybils promo stuff as it becomes available, so that was exciting. I also e-mailed them a link to Kidlitosphere Central as it seemed they were not yet in tune with our fabulous community. I felt really good about being able to make personal contact.

Anyway, I also went in looking for books (of course), and I checked out five that I'm really excited about reading:

  • Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris by Robin LaFevers
  • House of Dance by Beth Kephart
  • Cybele's Secret by Juliet Marillier
  • The Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones by Helen Hemphill
  • Playing with Fire by Derek Landy

Three of them are sequels to books I read on the FSF nominating panel for last year's Cybils. However, before I get knee-deep in new reading, I'm going to need to start posting some reviews...maybe starting today, maybe starting tomorrow. Books I gotta review include:

  • Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
  • Ten Cents a Dance by Christine Fletcher
  • I Know It's Over by C.K. Kelly Martin
  • Thaw by Monica Roe
  • Sweethearts by Sara Zarr
  • Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

As you can see, my TBReviewed pile includes (nearly) all of the YA Cybils finalists, which I can catch up on posting about now that we're past the "blackout dates" of the judging period. Expect them to gradually appear here over the coming weeks!

3 comments:

Becky said...

I'm looking forward to those reviews! Some of those books are my favorites.

Beth Kephart said...

Wow.

Thank you. I was happily reading along about your happy library day, then stumbled upon, well, you know.

I think I'm going to go back to bed now and dream happy things.

tanita s. davis said...

Wowza, your whole "read" list needs to come and visit me. And a new Derek Landy!!!?!?

*sigh* You don't know how I MISS American libraries...