I love looking at year-end book lists. Sometimes I discover an overlooked gem, others a passionate recommendation from a trusted source may prompt me to pick up a book I’d decided wouldn’t be to my taste. While I didn’t read as many new releases as I would have liked to, I did read quite a… Continue reading Top Ten Favorite 2015 Young Adult Books
May is my favorite month, probably because my birthday is in it and it’s spring and school gets out and everyone just seems more cheerful. I had a really good month. I was a little sad I didn’t get to go to BEA, but my brother flew in from LA to surprise me for my… Continue reading Rewind: May 2015
I need to catch up on reviews, but don’t want to bother with individual posts. So this is a round up of lots of titles I’ve been reading recently. These are the young adult fiction titles, and I’ll do similar round ups for graphic novels and adult fiction I’ve been reading soonish.
April was a conference and professional development heavy month for me. LPL hosted our regional library organization’s Readers’ Advisory Unconference, and in addition to get to listen to an inspiring keynote from Stephanie Anderson, I also facilitated two session on readers’ advisory and social media. I presented at a workshop on Readers’ Advisory LGBTQ titles… Continue reading Rewind: April 2015
I feel like I’ve been neglecting this blog the last month. I took a continuing education class through YALSA on critically evaluating young adult literature, which was a great refresher for critical literary analysis and an overview of how YALSA awards committees work, and really helpful. But it meant I was doing discussion posts and… Continue reading Rewind: March 2015