Jonathan and I have put up posts now for half of the titles on our shortlist, and we hope you’ll continue to post on Sir Gawain, The Money We’ll Save, The Penderwicks, A Monster Calls, Heart & Soul, and Amelia Lost, as you catch up (or your thoughts do). We’ll continue to post on the other titles, and start to make some more comparisons over the next few weeks. The week of January 10th will be the online voting here (details to come). And on Monday January 16th we’ll have the in-person discussion and voting in Oakland CA. If you want to be part of the in-person discussion, don’t forget to email me; I’ll send out specific location/time information by email.
If you’d like us to follow your Mock discussions/results, let us know in the comments here.
And though we hope you’re reading our shortlist titles over the holidays, and getting serious, this is the time of year I tend to start ditching responsibility. It’s dark out, there’s my chair and throw, and I’d really like to curl up and read…?
So here’s one more game for the weekend: Picture your chair, your throw, your cozy fire and gloomy weather, and a stocking with one Newbery winner or honor in it. You have nothing to do all day but read it. Which one is it? (Or, if it is decidedly a particular title that did not win the Newbery in it’s year: make a case for it here.)
Mine… (this is harder than I thought! Usually would be THE DARK IS RISING, but I need a few more years to between reads to appreciate it properly…) is THE THIEF.