Serving on the Notables

So. Some of you might know that this year (and next and who knows…) I have been reading as a Member of the ALSC Notable Children’s Books Committee, along with ten other VERY diligent and VERY intelligent and extremely knowledgeable and generous members!

So, the question I have been asked most is: How could you possibly read these many books? (Yup, we’ve each received already around 1000 titles and that’s just the first half of the year’s submission.) The short and quick answer is, “I can’t!” So, I read as much as my slow pace allows, and then rely heavily on other members who read faster and have better radars to best books for recommendations. Without them, and without the current responsibility, I wouldn’t have read the excellent survival story/mystery Leepike Ridge or what I am currently reading and definitely enjoying, Does My Head Look Big In This?

I am totally enjoying this experience, although of course, overwhelmed, as well. More to report another day.

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