|me & my hunny|
I'm coming to the realization, with less than a fortnight remaining until 2012 gets underway, that I'm not going to be completing many more books, so I suppose it's time to begin wrapping up my 2011 reads and looking forward to 2012. I love looking at my year-end stats, but hopefully you all won't be too overwhelmed with my ruminations in the next week or so!
A big thing for me right now is the Indie Lit Awards. The nominations close at the end of the year, and will be followed by some fun reading--some of the best books of 2011! I can tell you, as the director of the Fiction category, that the short list (at least for the Fiction category) is still rather undecided, so if you had a favorite read published in 2011, nominate it! Get your friends and family to nominate it too...anything can happen! You have more influence than you may think--whether your favorite title was big or small this year, your votes are needed. The form is simple and quick too, so it won't even take much time. :)
Press Here by Herve Tullet. This is not your traditional kid's book, it's interactive, it's fun, it's surprising. My 7 year-old was delighted with it. Half-way through reading it she looked up with a smile on her face and said "I like this book!" My 10 year-old read it next. She smiled and said with a grin, "This is enjoyable!" Even my 13 & 15 year-old boys liked it, smiling and following all the instructions, remarking on how funny it was. I ended up buying 3 copies: 2 to give away, and one to keep. Fun stuff here!
Enjoy your final days of 2011, and happy holidays to all! You'll be hearing from me again soon...get ready for those year-end lists! :)