For book award fanatics, there's no question that fall is right around the corner. Not only are the fall books streaming in from publishers, but bloggers have cranked up their engines and have started circling the course. At Heavy Medal, Nina and Jonathan have gotten their toes wet with some fun, kvetchy posts about too-long books and Over-praised Fantasies with Too Many Capital Letters, plus the expected discussion about Okay for Now's flaws in an otherwise amazing book. Betsy has given us her fall predictions for both Newbery and Caldecott, adding to my need-to-read list.
That said, it may be time to toss those notebooks away and focus on Newbery and Printz-eligible titles for the remainder of the year. Oh, but first I've got to read The Magician King by Lev Grossman! And Vernor Vinge's The Children of the Sky...
Hmm, this may be another year when I end up not having yet read the Newbery winner, ignominious as that is.