2013 was a crazy year for me in my book life! In January I finished up my term on the 2013 Printz Committee. It was an amazing experience and I loved every minute of it. It was a ton of work, exhausting, and so much fun! I loved celebrating with our authors at annual and it was so amazing to listen to their speeches and know that I was part of the committee that honored their books! After Printz, I was an Audies judge which was a great way to take a break from committee work and listen to audiobooks. I fell into the after committee reading slump but at the same time I started reviewing for Booklist and AudioFile, which kept me reading. And at the end of the year (unless I finish some books on New Year's Eve, which is highly possible!) even with a reading slump, I read 125 (chapter and audio) books and 155 picture books this year, so I guess it wasn't much of a reading slump after all! Even though there were a lot of books I missed that I wanted to read
A Children's, Tween and Teen Librarian's thoughts on books, reading and adventures in the library.