Friday, January 11, 2013

Stuff I've Missed

Mind, you haven't missed it, because there are people living in caves in the Marianas Trench who've blogged about some of this stuff. But if I don't write about this, they'll take away my kidlit blogger card.
  • Cybils! On the the 1st, the Cybils finalists were announced. And because they're awesome, the Cybils team already has a printable PDF for teachers, parents, and librarians of the finalists. I'm a second-round judge for the YA category. Did you see the list that my fabulous fellow judges and I get to choose from? It has Code Name Verity AND I Hunt Killers. Seriously, guys, this is gonna be hard.
  • Comment Challenge! It starts today, y'all. MotherReader and Lee Wind are running their famous Comment Challenge once again, because they're awesome like that. Never done it before? It works like this: Sign up. Pledge to comment at least 5 comments a day for 21 days, from 1/11 to 1/31. (That is so 21 days. Shup.) Watch as other people visit your blog and comment too. Sound good? Hop over to Lee's blog to sign up.
  • ALA Youth Media awards! Otherwise known as the Newbery, the Caldecott, and an increasing boatload of others. They're still a little over two weeks away, (January 28th), which means the kidlit community is progressing through the frothing-at-the-mouth stage of speculation on the winners and headed full tilt toward the uncontrollable twitches and vague death threats. (Probable actual quote: "If Wonder doesn't win something, I will BURN THINGS.") Me? I have no opinions. No, honestly. I'm still reading stuff from 2011, guys. I have no idea. I haven't even read Wonder. I just get up for the webcast at ridiculous hours of the morning for the Twitter party.
Okay, that's enough. Over and out, folks. Over and out.


sprite said...

I don't envy you having to narrow down our list of seven to a single Cybils winner. We all had favorites and we all had titles we liked significantly less. You have your work cut out for you.

Sylvia Liu said...

I love it when the Caldecotts are announced and I rush over to the library to check every last one of them out. Glad I found your blog on the Mother Reader challenge.

Melissa said...

CODE NAME VERITY! (Seriously. That needs to win. Not that I'm influencing you in any way.)

And, I'm sad: this year I have to work, so while I'll probably be able to listen to the webcast, I think I'm going to miss the Twitter party. Bummer.

Beth said...

Where is the printable list of Cybils finalists? I couldn't find it on their site, which doesn't mean it isn't prominently there. I spend the year reading all the finalists, and I had to cobble together a master list for myself.

This means I have to hide in a sack in February so I miss the winners.

Bibliovore said...

Beth, I found it here:

It's really nicely put together, too. That's an ambitious project! I always add a bunch of finalists to my reading list, but not all of them.

Lori Norman said...

Thanks for this post. I was happy to learn about the Cybils and followed your link. Now I have more books to read and love.

MotherReader said...

Thanks for the Comment Challenge mention! I keep forgetting about the upcoming ALA awards, and wonder where I would ever, ever read about the results. You know, except for every single kidlit blog. ;)