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Hello to ALA Friends & A Few Notes

Welcome and hello to those of you who have found my blog after meeting me at ALA Midwinter this past weekend! Take a look around, leave a comment and let me know what you think.

I'm still unpacking (you should have seen my office at work today-it looked like a tornado came through!) and am back to a long to-do list (both at home and work) so I'll start up with reviews again bright and early Monday morning.

As I mentioned earlier, I'm taking an Adult Lit class this semester so I'll be reading more adult fiction this year than I have in year's past. I'm thinking of making a weekly (or bi-weekly) feature to review these titles. I'm trying to read off the Alex Awards list so I can read adult titles with teen appeal. Should I post reviews or not? I want to know what you think!

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  1. Yes! Please post reviews of the adult books you read too.

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  2. I'd love to see your adult reviews, I'm always looking for things to read if I take a break from YA.

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  3. Yes, post them please! There are many on the Alex list I really want to read so it will be nice to have someone help me weed them out!

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  4. Yes, please post reviews! I'm trying to read more Alex Awards this year too. I'm currently reading The Radleys and am very happy with my choice. I can see definite teen appeal!

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  5. I struggle with that too! I am a teen librarian, but do a lot of adult reference and readers advisory so I have to read adult and teen books. In the past I have not posted adult reviews on my teen blog, but maybe I should reconsider that. I would definitely appreciate review of the Alex winners.

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  7. I am always interested in your opinions on books, whatever the genre.

    Shelley

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  8. I would love to see the reviews! Have you decided which ones you are going to read yet?

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  9. Please post your reviews. I have a couple of kids at my library that think reading YA is beneath them (I really don't get it since I'm an adult and I read YA.) So I always try to have a good array of adult books that I know I can reccommend.

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Hello! My name is Sarah and I am a Youth Services Manager who works with kids, tweens and teens. I love being asked about great books to read! I started my blog in 2008 as a way to keep track of what I've been reading and to use a reference tool for reader's advisory and it's grown into much more than I could have ever anticipated. In addition to book reviews, I also enjoy posting audiobook reviews, booklists and my adventures in being a librarian. 2017 Library Journal Mover and Shaker Committees: 2021 Newbery Committee 2018 Odyssey Committee 2016 Caldecott Award 2013 Michael L. Printz Committee- Fabulous Films Committee I have also served on the Cybils, Missouri State Library Association Readers Selection Lists, and as an Audies judge. Presentations :  I have offered various presentations at local, state and national libraries and conferences. Topics have included:  What's New in Children's & Teen Literature Engaging Teens in Reader's Advisory Gee