Updates and Apologies :)
So generally speaking I have been extra super quiet lately. Which is not like me at all, I have not been tweeting or even utilizing facebook all that much. Generally the excuse is that life has gotten in the way. Our furniture arrived from the movers in November and so for the past two months we have been moving in and unpacking. Which has been a nightmare, our new house is very small and we have to think about our priorities and what we need versus what we have. I mean I don’ t know that we need a Belgian waffle maker but I really miss Belgium and occasionally I need a Liege waffle! (not often though!)
In the book world I have not really been doing a lot of reading either, which bothers me I look at my stack of books to read and I feel an acute twinge of guilt.
Another thing that has been consuming all of my time, aside from work, is my participation as a second round judge for the Cybils.
We have been diligently working to determine the winners in the Easy Reader and the Early Chapter book category. Which was as difficult as I anticipated, being given a short list selected by the first round judges meant that we had the best of the best to choose from and they were all so good! The fact that we came to a decision at all is a miracle because it is really hard to narrow the field to a single winner in each category. All of my co-judges were so well read and passionate in the field of youth literature that I have come away with an immense respect for all of them.
So now everyone has a few days left before the winners are announced. I am sitting with my knowledge of the winners and I hope everyone loves them as much as we did.
I will be posting reviews of all the short listed titles from each category following the announcement.
In the mean time I am taking my new found free time to read
A Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Happy Reading Everyone!