2012 - New Beginnings

I've been an avid follower of many blogs for several years and a voracious reader my entire life. Since joining Twitter, I've made connections, developed a PLN, and found many new blogs of fellow librarians and teachers. Now, I've added even more blogs to my Google Reader thanks to the #nerdybookclub. With all of the many reading challenges being posted for this new year, it seemed like it might be a good idea for me to have a place to join in the fun. So, here it is: the debut of my blog.

My 2012 Reading Goals: to read 112 books (up one whole book from last year!)

The Lemme Library has challenged many of us to participate in Book Talk Tuesday. I will do my best to join in and look forward to finding new book reviews to use with my students!

The Brain Lair has issued a Printz of the Past challenge:  to read all the Printz winners and honor books from the past 11 years.  I'm in for the winners...we'll see about the honor books!

The #nerdbery challenge to read all the past Newbery award winners and Honor books is a great one, but it really doesn't interest me. I do my best to read the winning book each year and have for many years but my TBR pile just won't allow me to go back to 1922 and start there! I AM enjoying reading tweets from John Schu and Colby Sharp who are co-sponsoring the challenge and are already on to the second book! Best of luck to all who are participating in this challenge!

Books I will be reading in 2012:
3. the rest of the 2011-2012 Rosie list and 2012-2013 list
5. titles nominated for the 2013-2014 Eliot Rosewater list (beginning in the late spring/summer)
6. Printz Award Winners from the past 11 years
6. sequels to favorite books (INSURGENT! PANDEMONIUM!)
7. new books in my middle/high school library

I think that will keep me plenty busy this year! :)


  1. Lots of great challenges there! I'm also a middle school librarian, so I've added your new blog to my Google Reader. Looking forward to reading your posts!


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