It has been an incredibly long time since I last posted on this blog. In my last post, I was in the middle of my self-imposed summer reading. That deadline was extended until I got a full-time job and…surprise! I did! Which is why I quit posting and reading. Oops. Sometimes life gets in the way, right?
So where am I now? I am in the Chicago Tribune giving preschoolers a lesson in finance. I am in Chicago working for an incredible library system doing something I never expected. I am a storytime factory. Most days, I get up and I go to a school and sing, read and play with preschoolers I’ll only meet 3 times. I read some really fantastic books (like Ella Sarah Gets Dressed by Margaret Chodos-Irvine and Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems). Kids say ridiculous things about money. It’s wonderful, but it is also exhausting.
I am lucky because I still get to read lots of fancy new YA books and I get to share those thoughts with some of my YA crazy colleagues. But I miss putting up my own thoughts online and sending them out onto the Internet all by themselves. Also, it’s my favorite time of year: time for School Library Journal’s Battle of the Books!
SLJ BotB is a time to geek out on children’s and YA lit. It’s my time. Come back tomorrow for more! Because tonight, I am taking the night off from everything except my bowl of pasta, my glass of wine and posting about the best bracket-ed competition in March.