Ow! Ow, ow! OW!
I got my eyes dilated today so computers are NOT my friend, and I have a total migraine, but I have to squeal anyway that the ALA Awards are out. I am excited about the Printz Award winner,(which I REALLY enjoyed, but I have to admit that I thought that Sherman Alexie would rate in here somewhere...?) and I am excited about the Newbery -- haven't read it yet, but I've heard SUCH good things!! Boy, can my blogosphere friends pick 'em -- thank you, everybody who have read these books and talked them up and have made me want to read them too (but again: we talked about Sherman Alexie... I guess they figured the National Book Award was enough? Too bad). But I'm even more excited that two books chosen for the SF/F Cybils list and a book I absolutely ADORED this year has won an Printz Honor. A big yahoo for Dreamquake, but three huge unexpected shrieks for newcomer A.M. Jenkins' Repossessed, one of the sharpest and funniest bits of SF/F I've read this year.
I'll be back when the headache fades.