Happy new year! I’ve enjoyed having the month of January off, but am ready to get back to work! I’ve started reading 2017 books, and will start reviewing them tomorrow morning.
Thank you for all your messages! I got many emails and comments, and it was gratifying to hear how many people out there are using the reviews on this blog to choose books for kids, whether it’s for a library, classroom, or family.
As many suggested, I may slow down the pace, possibly taking a day or two off each week, and going on an occasional vacation.
What did I read in January? I finished up some 2016 books, like Slacker by Gordon Korman, I Am Jazz by Jazz Jennings, and Life in Motion by Misty Copeland. I was planning on posting reviews of these, but I spilled water on my laptop, and am pretty sure the reviews I wrote are gone. I recommend all three, although read I Am Jazz first if you’re planning to put it in a school library.
While I was gone, ALA announced all its award winners. What did you think? I was pretty happy overall, although I was disappointed The Wild Robot and Some Writer! didn’t get any recognition.
Well, onto 2017! I do enjoy hearing from you, so feel free to comment or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) any time.