Sunday, November 12, 2006

Cybils F/SF weekly wrapup: 11/5/06 - 11/12/06

It's been a busy week for the Cybils nominating committee for fantasy and science fiction. We're up to 65 nominations and reading as fast as we can. While we can't possibly review every book we're reading for the awards—it's going to be hard enough getting them all read—the nominating committee is enjoying reviewing some of the books read. Here's a wrapup of book reviews from the F/SF nominating committee for the last week. Note: these reviews don't necessarily reflect how the books will fare in committee, so don't study them too hard looking for clues about which books will make the short list. We're looking at specific criteria for the awards, and in many cases we look at a book differently for a review than in evaluating it for the awards.

Gail Gauthier wins the award for the most books read and the most books reviewed this week. This week she's reviewed:


...and that's only a fraction of the books she's read! The woman is a reading machine!

Miss Erin also reviewed Gideon the Cutpurse, by Linda Buckley-Archer

Kim Baccellia reviewed The Prophet of Yonwood by Jeanne DuPrau

Finally, I reviewed these books:

If you haven't nominated anything yet, you only have about a week left, so get busy! First read the rules and the FAQ then go nominate!

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6 comments:

Michele said...

I'm so ashamed - I'm on the committee and I've not even posted one review (mind you, I've only received a handful of the books so far !)

Sheila said...

No need to be ashamed, Michele. You've been busy this week, not to mention that it was your birthday. You read quite a bit yourself, so I have no doubt that you'll burn through some nominations.

Michele said...

Well I've read 10 of the nominated books earlier in the year, so it's not as if I've not read anything at all. I'm almost done reading the second of the newer books to be nominated. ABoth of those will be reviewed tomorrow, all things being equal!

And at least my review of The Lurkers was the Cybils Review of the Day when the Cybils site was mentioned in PW !!

Erin said...

Thanks for linking me. :-)

Oh, FYI though, I've read eleven books in the past twelve days...although I admit a few at the beginning weren't nominees. But still... :-D

Jen Robinson said...

I'm humbled, Sheila. The YA committee is posting reviews like crazy, but have I linked to them? Sadly, no. It's a great idea, though, and one that I will borrow if I can find a little time tomorrow. Thanks!

Sheila said...

Sorry about that, Erin! I didn't realize that you'd read that many. You're obviously no slouch in the reading department, either. I'm priviledged to work with such great people on the F/SF committee.

Thanks for your kind words, Jen. I think we're all learning from each other during this process! It's been hectic but a lot of fun. I'm glad we're doing this.