Cybils Young Adult Fiction Nominations
Carnival of Children's Literature: Thanksgiving Edition

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you out there in the kidlitosphere (American friends, anyway, who actually celebrate Thanksgiving), and to all of you who are kind enough to read this blog! Mheir and I will be spending a rare Thanksgiving at home (he's on call this weekend). It will be our first time cooking our own turkey (we are brining it right now, and I've already made pies). While we're sad not to be with the friends in San Luis Obispo who we usually spend Thanksgiving with, and not to be with family, we're kind of looking forward to having a quiet weekend to ourselves (as the call requirements allow). We'll be together, and that's what really counts. Plus we plan to drink a very nice bottle of wine, and talk on the phone a lot.

I also have hopes of getting some reading done this weekend, after weeks of having travel, work, and Cybils-related tasks eating into my reading time. I'm halfway through the very impressive Sold, and have several other excellent choices in my "to read" stack.

I wish you all a wonderful holiday weekend! And, for those of you on the Cybils YA fiction nominating committee, I hope for your sake that you'll find time to read - because you have a lot of books on your list...

I'm particularly thankful this year that my brother Dana is safely back from his National Guard year in Kuwait. Happy Thanksgiving to all!