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!