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Monday, November 19, 2012

Break!

1 Book 1 School Battle of the Book
I know, I know. The blog has been strangely quiet! I did my FIRST presentation (outside of my school) on One Book, One School at the Indiana Library Federation Annual Conference! So glad it's over.  That took some time as I do not like speaking in front of people! But, we had a great turnout and things went well! Special shout out to @libraryfanatic and @gopherlibrarian.  I enjoyed hanging out with them again!

I'm getting a blog makeover soon and have been thinking about what I want to do with the blog.  What types of information would be useful to people as they look for books to read.  There are MANY bloggers out there and quite a few are teacher-librarians.  So what can I add that isn't already being said somewhere?

Book News
National Book Awards - Goblin Secrets by William Alexander won the Young People's Literature Division
nationalbook.org
I haven't read ANY of these yet but I'm happy to note that I have almost all of them here to read soon.

Goodreads Mock Printz - Reading Ask The Passengers by AS King and The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

I'm happy to note that I finished The Raven Boys and will get to ATP before the end of the month.  I'm wondering if this group has reached the end of it's time since SLJ came out with Someday My Printz Will Come and it offers a more detailed forum for discussion?

Oh, and it was The Amazing Dancer's 17th Birthday this week!!! She's growing right up!

So, I've just been laying low but I will be back soon. In the meantime, tell me what you are looking for in a book/library related blog! 

14 comments:

  1. I loved Ask the passengers and will have to check out the Mock Printz on Good reads.

    I look for short insightful book reviews plus conversation relevant to librarians-cutting edge and unique.

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    1. I had started a new blog for our school where I thought I'd do more librarian -type stuff but I felt like it was cutting me in half. I will bring it back to this blog. Thanks for reminding me of that.

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  2. I love your book reviews and would love more book reviews by middle school kids. Lists of what they like/librarians like by genre would also be really helpful as I find my 7th grader tends to read the same type of books and we are always desperately looking for more good books.

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    1. I lost 5 student reviewers - 2 to their own blogs and 3 to school work. I have one working with me now and will try to recruit more. I think I can convince a couple of my 6th grade clubbers to write.

      I LOVE LISTS! Don't know why I don't do more. Will do.

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  3. Oh Ms. B, I'm so happy for you!! It's so exciting that you're spreading the word about One Book, One School, which is something I SO miss from Discovery. I'm sure the presentation was totally awesome and that you blew everyone away with it.

    As for what I'd like to see on the blog, I want to see YOU. What do you want to talk about? What do you want to share to the world? Do that. Do what makes you feel good.

    Enjoy your break and I can't wait to see what you're going to do with the blog! Whatever it is, I'm sure it's going to be fantastic.

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    1. Awww.... I love this young lady and I've never met her. I agree... do what makes it YOU.

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    2. One of things I miss about you Aneeqah, your support! You are why I am still in this!

      I'm so happy to hear you loved One book One School! That validates all we do to make it happen! I'm excited that we are including an author visit this year!!

      I do feel like I've been missing from my blog. Even in my reviews. Time to make things more personal!

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  4. Your presentation was awesome: So many great ideas! I got Ask the Passengers this weekend at NCTE and am looking forward to reading it. I enjoy everything you post here, so I say post what you feel like sharing! You always inspire me. :)

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    1. Thanks Sherry! Do you know I see you more than I see some of the librarians near me?

      Thanks for your kind words and I look forward to seeing you in June for ALA. Though we should try to find one of those 1/2 way meeting places and do an Indiana Tweetup!

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  5. I look for SHORT book reviews. I actually don't read the reviews that just go on and on and on.... :)

    Shannon
    http://www.irunreadteach.wordpress.com

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    1. I struggle with this a lot! I want to include helpful information but not every book I write about needs so much! I need to feel it's ok to post just what I'm thinking about a book and not always a long, involved commentary!

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  6. I MISS ONE BOOK ONE SCHOOL!!!!!!! I wish we did that the three years I was there! But two is better then none:) I hope other schools do it! Its a great/fun way to read.
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving.. and I cant believe she is 17!!!!!! Where does time go!1

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    1. I wish we had done it sooner too! I would love to convince the high school to do something similar and keep it fun! I am going to present to our feeder school principals next - keep your fingers crossed!

      You guys all grow up so fast! Every time I see you, I'm amazed. Where DOES the time go????

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  7. Aneeqah always has the best answers that make you smile!! You gotta lover her!

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Thanks for chatting! I love comments and look forward to reading yours! I may not reply right away, but I am listening! Keep reading and don't forget to be awesome!

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