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Amulet 8: Supernova by Kazu Kibuishi
Baddawi by Leila Abdelrazaq
The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden
Bluecrowne by Kate Milford
Bluff and Bran and the Snowdrift by Meg Rutherford
Cloudette by Tom Lichtenheld
The Doughnut Fix by Jessie Janowitz
Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
Echo's Sister by Paul Mosier
Elementary, She Read by Vicki Delany
Foe by Iain Reid
Hold The Cream Cheese, Kill The Lox by Sharon Kahn
Holiday Grind by Cleo Coyle
How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford
Lavender Lies by Susan Wittig Albert
The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars Part Two by Michael Dante DiMartino and Irene Koh
Louisiana's Way Home by Kate DiCamillo
Lowriders Blast from the Past by Cathy Camper and Raul III
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty
No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen
Once Upon a Spine by Kate Carlisle
The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
Personal Demons by Nimue Brown
The Reader by Traci Chee
Secret Coders 4: Robots & Repeats by Gene Luen Yang
Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Sodom Road Exit by Amber Dawn
The Shadow Cipher by Laura Ruby
24 Hours in Nowhere by Dusti Bowling

Miscellaneous
Cybils Update (November 06)
Cybils Update (November 13)
Cybils Update (November 20)
Cybils Update (November 27)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (November 05)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (November 12)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (November 19)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (November 26)
October 2018 Sources
October 2018 Summary

Road Essays
FFCC99: FF99CC and FF9999: orphans in the wildlands by maze and labyrinth
FF9933: orphan wildlands blue highway
From 00CC33 to 33CCCC: a road narrative analysis of Haunting of Hill House, book and Netflix television series
A Map to the Road Narrative Spectrum
Road Narrative Update for October 2018
The three faces of Eleanor

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2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish



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Cybils Update (November 13): 11/13/18

Cybils update

The first two publishers copies arrived today. I'm not in full eat-sleep-breath Cybils mode.

The Numbers:

  • Nominations: 132
  • Read: 37
  • Currently reading: 4
  • On hand: 29

What I read last week:

  • Soof by Sarah Weeks; personal collection
  • Like Vanessa by Tami Charles; library book
  • Wild Blues by Beth Kephart; personal collection
  • Class action by by Steven B. Frank; library book
  • The Button War by Avi; library book
  • Where the Watermelons Grow by Cindy Baldwin; personal collection
  • Hope in the holler by Lisa Lewis Tyre; library book
  • Wonderland by Barbara O'Connor; library book
  • Everything else in the universe by Tracy Holczer; library book

Currently reading:

  • So Done by Paula Chase; personal collection
  • The Law of Finders Keepers by Sheila Turnage; personal collection
  • The Bigfoot Files by Linday Eager; personal collection
  • The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave; personal collection

What's on hand:

  1. Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech; library book
  2. Smack dab in the middle of maybe by Jo Watson Hackl; library book
  3. The Penderwicks at Last by Jeanne Birdsall; personal collection
  4. Amal unbound by Aisha Saeed; library book
  5. Boy bites bug by Rebecca Petruck; library book
  6. Escape from Aleppo by N.H. Senzai; library book
  7. The Parker inheritance Varian Johnson; library book
  8. There's no base like home by Jessica Mendoza and Alana Mendoza Dusan and Ruth McNally (illustrations); library book
  9. The night diary by Veera Hiranandani; library book
  10. Out of left field by Ellen Klages; library book
  11. Bringing me back by Beth Vrabel; library book
  12. Ivy Aberdeen's letter to the world by Ashley Herring Blake; library book
  13. Merci Surez changes gears by Meg Medina; library book
  14. P.S. I miss you by Jen Petro-Roy; library book
  15. Secret sisters of the salty sea by Lynne Rae Perkins; library book
  16. The truth as told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor; library book
  17. Betty before X by Ilyasah Shabazz with Rene Watson; library book
  18. Lions & liars by Kate Beasley and Dan Santat (illustrations); library book
  19. Nowhere boy by Katherine Marsh; library book
  20. One true way by Shannon Hitchcock; library book
  21. The science of breakable things by Tae Keller; library book
  22. The season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon; library book
  23. Property of the Rebel Librarian by Allison Varnes; publisher copy
  24. Im Your Shoes by Donna Gephart; publisher copy
  25. Best buds under frogs by Leslie Patricelli; library book
  26. Breakout by Kate Messner; library book
  27. Memphis, Martin, and the mountaintop by Alice Faye Duncan; library book
  28. Playing Atari with Saddam Hussein by Jennifer Roy and Ali Fadhil; library book
  29. Resistance by Jennifer A. Nielsen

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