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!


Becky said...

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

Beth Kephart said...


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...