Category Archives: Challenges

Cybils Judges Announced!

I’ve mentioned before how much I love the Cybils awards.  Not only is it super fun to be a judge and do a deep dive into recent books in the category, but I use the finalist lists all the time … Continue reading

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Cybils Call for Judges

Can you feel that fall is just around the corner?  Fall is now Cybils time for me – time to get a list of books that other fans of books for young readers have nominated and curl up with a … 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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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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Diverse Reading Round-up Fall 2017

It looks like I missed the last couple of my planned diverse reading round-ups – the last one I could find was my March and April Diverse Reading.  Here’s what I’ve read since then, with links to reviews if I’ve … Continue reading

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March and April Diverse Reading

This year, my goal was to try harder not just to read diverse books, but to focus on reviewing books by #ownvoices authors, specifically for Naz’s challenge at Read Diverse Books.  And while I think I’m doing pretty well with … Continue reading

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2016 by the Numbers

A few years ago now I started trying to count things like how many books I read in a year, what age range I was reading for, and how well I was succeeding at reading more diversely.  This has lead … Continue reading

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Diversity on the Shelf Year-End Summary

December was my last chance to meet my personal goal for reading 60 books by authors of color this year for the Diversity on the Shelf 2016 Challenge.I needed four more and look – I’m making it! Continue reading

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