Today is the announcement of the Cybils 2011 winners! See all the winners here. The Fiction Picture Book winner is Me…Jane by Patrick McDonnell. It’s not the one of the seven I personally would have chosen (although, I’m glad I didn’t have to try to make that call!) and yet it is a fantastic book.

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It’s time for another tour with¬† The Classics Circuit! Sign up is open for a late August blogosphere tour celebrating Steinbeck. I had the opportunity to pull together the introductory page about John Steinbeck’s writings. One of my favorite books is East of Eden, which I’ve read twice. I have also read Of Mice and

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(I apologize for the double post today. I thought I could post this tomorrow but apparently, it needs to be up tonight in order to count for the swap.) Welcome to the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop! The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop is hosted by Leeswammes here. Between now and Wednesday, June 29th, you can hop

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I’m in for the Sixth Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge, sponsored by Mother Reader! I’m always awful at these readathons because the day of the readathon is always rather booked up for me. This one might just work because it is for 48 hours! Starting today, Friday June 3, at 7 a.m. and going until

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I’m probably the last BEA attendee to post a retrospective, but here it is anyway! My husband and I spent some days sightseeing in NYC once Book Expo America and the Book Blogger Convention were over. I did the standard touristy things, like the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. We took a twilight boat

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A great piece of literature does not try to coerce you to believe it or to agree with it. A great piece of literature simply is. (Madeleine L’Engle, A Circle of Quiet, page 201) The strongest, most authentic motive for deep reading … is the search for a difficult pleasure. (Harold Bloom, How to Read

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