Saturday, November 25, 2006

Wow, I thought we had it tough.

Thanks to Gail Gauthier, I discovered this fascinating post that Linda Sue Park wrote about being a panelist for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature. I found it especially interesting, since I'm involved in reading books for the Cybils Awards. But our 87 books my category seems paltry compared to the 280 books Park and the other panelists had to read for the National Book Awards. And they read them all!

3 comments:

Michele said...

OK, so they all read all 280 books - but they didn't read all of them in a mere 2 months as we are trying to do with our 87 !! It's worth bearing that in mind...

Sheila said...

Yes, that's a good point. Next year we plan to start earlier!

Michele said...

So I should hope !! Even so, I'm still volunteering for the Judging Committee as they've got it comparatively easy ! ;-D