If you have been reading my blog for a year or more, you’ll know that many years I have served as a panelist for the Cybils awards. This is a great deal of fun, allowing me to read lots of new books and discuss them with other book-minded people every year. Last year I wasn’t able to participate because of planning KidLitCon, and I missed it a great deal. If you are a book blogger, bookstagrammer, booktuber, or tweet about books for kids and teens… you, too could apply to volunteer for the Cybils Awards! And what better way to spend the fall and/or winter than diving into piles of reading?
Whether or not you’re able to be a judge this year, nominations will be opening up to the public October 1. Now is the time to figure out which books you might want to nominate!
In other news, my library has re-opened to the public in a “Grab and Go” phase. Our new protocols are of necessity much more labor intensive than previously, and I had quite a bit of work that I wasn’t able to do remotely, so I have been struggling to find time for writing book reviews. But our patrons are so happy to see us, and I am happy to see them and my co-workers, even if we are all staying distant and wearing masks. I’m hoping that as we settle into new routines, things will even out and I will have more time and brain space for writing book reviews. I have lots of books I want to share with you!