Monday, January 7, 2008

Housekeeping

Nope, not the Marilynne Robinson book, but just some random bits and pieces that relate to life on the blog.

1. I know we have yet to start discussing this month's book (I'm knee-deep in reviews right now, but intend to read the book this weekend), but can we start throwing out ideas for February's choice? Once we have a small selection of titles, I think I can create a poll feature on this and we can vote. So start listing books you want to see us talk about!

2. Be sure to always scroll down to see what posts you might have missed. Jess asks us what we think about Jon Scieszka being appointed the first US Ambassador for Young People's Literature. In another post, I ask that you list your predictions for the upcoming ALA awards. Come on, especially you TCBS people--we do this every year! I'm curious to know what people think/hope will win.

3. Speaking of those awards, they are announced on Monday, January 14. Last year I was signed into the live broadcast, somehow got locked out, and angrily hit the refresh button on my computer, hoping to see them posted. I got the list from Erica first. If anyone sees the list and has time to paste it onto here, please do so, then we can discuss the awards.

4. Please feel free to post anything at all you want to on here! Post about what you're reading, what you're writing, what's bothering you, what you're excited about, what you look forward to, anything! Pass this link on to other people you know who might be interested in talking about YA books in general or reading along with us.

6 comments:

ericalina said...

how about Thirteen Reasons Why for our next book?

Amanda said...

erica, i want to read that one, too. good suggestion!

Cassandra Mortmain said...

We could also be trite and agree to read whatever wins the Printz award- unless everyone else will already have read it, or something.

kc said...

i'm up for any of the award-winners, as i've read NONE of them...

Jess said...

I'm all for the award-winners too!

Julie said...

Ditto on the award winners! Read about them in the paper this morning. (AKA the moment I realized I knew far less than I thought about children's/YA books...)