Category Archives: Lists

12 more Cybils titles I loved

One of the things I love about the Cybils awards are the many books I get to try that I wouldn’t get around to otherwise.  One of the hardest parts is making a shortlist of only seven books, because I … Continue reading

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Cybils Finalists Announced!

Happy 2019! The 2018 Cybils finalists have been announced! Here are the titles that my panel selected for the Middle Grade Speculative Fiction category: Inkling by Kenneth Oppel Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano Nevermoor: The … Continue reading

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Hopeful Cybils Books

We’re halfway through the public nominating phase of the Cybils awards.  It makes me very nervous, as the first rush of nominations has slowed down, but there are still so many good books that haven’t yet been nominated.  Just looking … Continue reading

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#SummerSoLit final round-up

My blogging friend Akilah at the Englishist invited me to participate in this summer reading bingo.  I thought I’d give it a try, even though I’ve had a lot of personal stuff going on this summer and have been much … Continue reading

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May + June Challenge Update

#SummerSoLit Bingo Challenge: My friend Akilah at the Englishist is co-hosting a summer reading challenge going from the Summer Solstice through the Fall Equinox.  I must admit that real life is being tough right now and I haven’t been out … Continue reading

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2018 Diversity Reading Challenge Update

This year I’m participating in the Diversity Reading Challenge hosted by Pam at an Unconventional Librarian.  I’m really enjoying the way it encourages me to diversify my diversity, as it were.  I’m leaving the ones I’d read at my last update … Continue reading

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MLA Spring Institute

Last week, I got to go to the Michigan Library Association’s Spring Institute for the first time.  I’ve never been before because it’s specifically for youth and teen librarians, and I’m officially an adult librarian – someone has to stay … Continue reading

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2018 Diversity Reading Challenge Update

This year I’m participating in the Diversity Reading Challenge hosted by Pam at an Unconventional Librarian.  It’s a really great way to help me make sure my reading is well-rounded!  Here’s what I’ve read so far this year: Written by … Continue reading

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2017 Diverse Reading

Here’s a summary of my diverse reading from mid-October 16 to the end of December 2017.  This was peak Cybils reading period, which is why I have just two books here that aren’t middle grade speculative fiction.  Following is a … Continue reading

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2017 in Review: the Books

Finally, I found a some time to go through the books I read in 2017 and pull together my top-rated books.  This is everything I read rated 9 and above.  The only thing I’ve cut in the interests of your … Continue reading

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