"Outside a dog a book is man's best friend, inside a dog it is too dark to read!" -Groucho Marx========="The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid." -Jane Austen========="I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book."-JK Rowling========"I spend a lot of time reading." -Bill Gates=========“Ahhh. Bed, book, kitten, sandwich. All one needed in life, really.” -Jacqueline Kelly=========

Monday, September 8, 2014

Project 50 Pages


I dropped by the public library today and picked up six YA books that we are considering for our Mock Printz Workshop. With the demands of a new school year on me right now there is no way that I'll be able to read all six of these additional books plus the two I have sitting around home already before the selection committee meets at the end of the month. So, it is time to instigate Project 50 Pages. I commit to read 50 pages of the books then evaluate and grade them as to their worthiness to be selected for our Mock Printz list of books.

List of books:

  • This One Summer by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki
  • Starbird Murphy and the World Outside by Karen Finneyfrock
  • Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern
  • The True Tale of Monster Billy Dean Telt By Hisself by David Almond
  • The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson
  • A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman
  • She is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick*
  • The Here and Now by Ann Brashares


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