Back to School
I remember a long time ago, when my sons were in school, I was talking to a teacher at the high school in our town. It was summer and the high school campus was silent. The teacher said to me, "I love summer. I get so much done without all those students here."
But that's the point, isn't it? The students.
What I Finished This Week
The downside of Back to School is my reading. I read a Book-a-Day this summer, easily. Last week I finished nothing. I'm a bit sad about that. But I know my reading will pick up in a few weeks.
The call will go out Monday, August 21, at 9:30 am PDT. The volunteer application will be open until September 11. If you love children's books or YA books, and you love to write about the books you read on your blog, we'd love to have you on our Cybils team. I've been a judge for the last ten years and I must say that the reading is huge, daunting at times. But every year I am thrilled to find so many exemplary books that the decision about which is best is incredibly difficult. I hope you will apply. Keep watching here.
What Arrived in the Mail and What I'm Reading Now
I plan to finish and review most of these this afternoon.
What are you reading today?
What is the Sunday Salon? Imagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them,and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book. Click here to join the Salon.
The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news and recap the past week.
Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page. We share books that we found in our mailboxes last week.
It is now being hosted here.
Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews in which you can share the books you've acquired.
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from! I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is now being hosted at The Book Date.