Monthly Archives: October 2013

Cybils Nominations Are Open!

The Cybils are a blogger-driven book award, and I’ve been fortunate to be a judge1 for the past few years. Between now and October 15, YOU can nominate books published during the last year (beginning in October of last year) for consideration in all sorts of children’s literature areas. It’s fantastic to see what people have been reading and loving, and I’ve read great things from publishers large and small. I love seeing the wide range of what can be, for my area, young adult speculative fiction, so please don’t hesitate to nominate whatever you think breaks the mold (and is eligible for this year–see the site for complete rules). As I read and review, my Blogger will feed into the home page of this site–or you could visit your local library and read along….

1. Really, a panelist, but you get the gist.

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Filed under Fantasy, MG, Picture Books, Reading, SF and SpecFic, Uncategorized, YA

Blogging Autopilot

October marks the beginning of a lot of AFK time for me, though it’s sort of a welcome relief from too-much-K in the last few weeks. I usually write posts ahead and then schedule them for later, but I wanted to note that I won’t be around to moderate comments–or fix anything that I’ve messed up–for the first part of the month. Instead, I’ll be busy at Sirens, one of the best parts of the year, where fabulous people come together to discuss women in fantasy in a conference/retreat setting.In the meantime, I’ve got a bunch of interesting links, news, and so on queued up, and a folder in my email with dozens more. It’s been a good season for handy links, and I can’t wait to share them.

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Filed under Conferences, Events, Travel