I have realized, thanks in part to my on-line book groups, that I really want to read non-fiction this year. I usually like to read to escape, and I still want some of that — how else to explain my curiosity about Heat Wave and Naked Heat or my desire to read Rick Riordan’s Tres Navarre series; I usually don’t go in for mysteries, either! — but, I think I’m going to try and read more non-fiction. Maybe I’ll even learn something.
In other news, it’s time for two of my favorite bloggy events. First is Nerds Heart YA: the celebration of unsung and unmainstream (I know: not a word) YA books. The nomination form is up and running. Click through for guidelines, etc., but please nominate something. The more, the merrier.
And last, but definitely not least, the Undead Poll for the Battle of the Kids Books is open. The point is to vote for the book that is likely to die in an early round so it can be judged alongside the other two finalists. The problem, for me at least: I’m horrid at predicting these sorts of things! Do I vote for a book I love? Or do I get strategic (bad idea, really) and try and figure out what will get eliminated but which deserves to be considered? And should I lobby (Bartimaeus! Gen!) for a particular book? Decisions, decisions. You have until March 6th to vote.
Additionally, the judges will be announced on Tuesday; I’ve always found that the most fun part of this whole “competition” is reading what the judges have to say about the books. It will most definitely prove to be tons of fun.