Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Cybils Judges - Including Me!

YOU GUYS.

I'm pleased as heck to share the news that I've been picked to be a Round 1 judge for the Cybils in the YA Speculative Fiction category.

What does that mean, exactly?

It means that from the beginning of the nomination period on October 1st, through the selections of the finalists that go live on New Year's Day, I'll be reading YA  fantasy and sci fi until my eyeballs fall out. I'll be stalking my library catalog, I'll be hunting down books at the store, I'll be stalking the ebook sales. 

But Bibliovore, I hear you say. Isn't that what you do anyway?

Yes, but I get to discuss and debate them with my fellow Round 1 judges! Honestly, that's why I love doing this. You can take the girl out of the English courses, but you can't take the English courses out of the girl. Right around Christmas, we'll be picking 5-7 finalists that will be sent on to Round 2. And then we'll all collapse in a heap and wait, oh, maybe about two hours before going to find another book to read.

These fellow judges are:

Sheila Ruth
Wands and Worlds
@sheilaruth

Karen Jensen
Teen Librarian’s Toolbox
@tlt16

Kim Baccellia
Kim Baccellia
@ixtumea

Allie Jones
In Bed With Books
@wearedevilcow

Kathy Burnette
The Brain Lair
@thebrainlair

Kimberly Francisco
Stacked Books
@kimberlymarief

I look forward to working with you! Congratulations to all the judges in all the categories and both rounds.

Pull together your nominations right now, folks, because I expect to have some awesome books to read come October! And since each book can only be nominated once, grab some backups, just to make sure that your favorites all get their day in front of a judge's eyeballs.

6 comments:

Sheila Ruth said...

This is an awesome post! You really captured the Cybils experience. I look forward to working with you again! No Candy Crush when you're supposed to be reading, though... :)

Jenny @ Reading the End said...

How exciting! Sounds like you're in for a fun and hectic time!

Bibliovore said...

Sheila - happy to be a part of it! I'm beyond Candy Crush - my new game of choice is called Fallen London and only lets you have twenty turns at a time, so it's perfect for brain breaks.

Jenny - thanks! I'm looking forward to it.

Kim Baccellia said...

Can't wait to work with all of you guys! This will be fun!

Sheila Ruth said...

Ah, ok. Fallen London sounds perfect, then. I was just remembering Kidlitcon last year...

Melissa Fox said...

Woot!!! Maybe we can get the YAckers to read some of these books to help you out... :-D