Friday, January 2, 2009

What? No!!!!!

It snowed last night.


I remember reading in bed and then falling asleep to the amazing sound of pounding rain. I love it when rain fully commits to raining and just goes for it.

This is what happened all day yesterday. I could hear it coming down on the roof, the windows and even the street. It was that loud. Wonderful.

I remember waking up sometime during the night and realizing the rain had stopped and feeling a bit sad. Of course the reason I couldn't hear rain anymore was because it was snowing. Ugh.

If snow keeps these kids from going back to school on Monday I will buy a snow plow* and personally plow every street on the bus route myself.

Now, for a bit of book news.

The Cybils are awards given by children's and young adult literary bloggers each year. The finalists for 2008 have just been announced which is good news for you.


Because, if you enjoy reading kid lit, or know a kid who needs a few good book recommendations, then the Cybils list of finalists is a dragon's hoard of good book suggestions.

Categories include:

Easy Readers
Fantasy and Science Fiction
Fiction Picture Books
Graphic Novels
Middle Grade Fiction
Non-Fiction MG and YA
Non-Fiction Picture Books
Young Adult Fiction

I found a few books to add to my library request list. I'll have to wait a few weeks to make the requests until I work through the tall pile I have on my nightstand.

*Yes, I realize this would totally blow my New Year's goal to save money.

1 comment:

Senia said...

I see no one was brave enough to comment, perhaps because they didn't want to be the one to push you over the edge.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for clear skies and sunshine (or even rain) tomorrow.

Although the snowflakes this evening were beautiful... ;-)