So glad to see that folks are busy reading our contenders. As of February 9th Holly Mueller had read about half of the contenders. Bet she’s farther along now! Leila over at Bookshelves of Doom‘s read four as of a few days ago.
Then there is Book Nut whose book pile here has her fretting:
My TBR pile was actually under control. And then the SLJ BoB crew announced their lineup and my pile exploded.
As for Katie over at Book Love, she’s catching up and thinking about the final three.
When I first saw the 2013 Contenders, I was dismayed to learn that I had only read ONE out of SIXTEEN. That is shameful, book lovers. But then I just hurried up and requested the rest from my lovely local library, and now I’ve got four down (with twelve to go… yikes!).
Mrs. F-B thinks that:
It’s gonna be a tough year, folks! Several that I loved are on the list. Now I NEED to finish Bomb right away and Titanic. I’m enjoying it much more this second time around. Glad my arm was twisted to try it again.
And here’s loyal BoB follower Liz Burns who will be posting about the daily battles and more. Yay!
I find it a lot of fun, both because of the randomness in which the books go up against each other, and also because of what the judges select and how they come to a determination of which book “wins”.
These days it seems much of the reaction is happening over at Twitter.
@brandymuses VOTE in the #sljbob Undead poll http://blogs.slj.com/battleofthebooks/2013/02/28/who-do-you-want-in-the-finale-the-undead-poll-is-open/ …. More specifically, vote for Code Name Verity.
- Jennifer Jazwinski
@Bkwrm7 Voted in the Undead Poll! Code Name Verity all the way! Although I fear The Fault in our Stars will run away with it. #sljbob
- Lerner Books
@LernerBooks Now that we know whom to bribe, extra psyched for @sljournal‘s Battle of the Kids’ Books w/ NO CRYSTAL STAIR. http://ow.ly/i8zt2 #sljbob
- Lee & Low Books
@LEEandLOW The only Final Four I care about –> RT @HornBook: Battle of the Kids’ Books brackets and judges announced! http://ow.ly/i8zt2 #sljbob
- Shelley Diaz
@sdiaz101 I just voted in the @SLJsBoB Undead poll! Can you guess which title I voted for? Clue: “Kiss me, …!”http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/laura-z/2013-slj-bob-undead-poll/ … #sljbob
- Reads for Keeps
@reads4keeps Reading SERAPHINA for #sljbob, and every time a character says “All in ard,” all I can think of is the Arthur dance: A-A-R-D-V-A-R-K!
- Shoshana Flax
@ShoshanaFlax So one #sljbob round will be gloriously lyrical. Or just hilarious, like Thanha Lai’s bio: http://blogs.slj.com/battleofthebooks/2013/02/15/2013-judge-thanhha-lai/ …
- Bank Street Library
@BankStreetLib Congrats to latest #sljbob judge, Bank Street alum Adam Gidwitz. We are one happy library! http://blogs.slj.com/battleofthebooks/2013/02/12/2013-judge-adam-gidwitz/ … @AdamGidwitz @SLJsBoB