This week I’m celebrating all readers and book lovers.
What a great week it was indeed with the Youth Media Awards! There’s not a lot of things that’s going to make me want to wake up at 5am willingly but I wanted to watch the live announcements. Hearing the excitement from the audience were wonderful. And, if other viewers were like me, they were clapping when favorite titles won.
That morning continued with a work breakfast with my boss who had just gotten back from the American Booksellers Association’s Winter Institute. Over coffee and German pancakes, we talked about the surprises of the book awards. None of our picks won! We also discussed some exciting things we’ll be doing in the bookstore in the upcoming months.
I’m also excited that we have a first selection for the book club I’m trying to get going- this year’s Newbery winner Kate DiCamillo’s Flora & Ulysses. Young @ Heart is a children’s literature book club for adults.
What are you celebrating this week?