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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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Cybils Update (November 27): 11/27/18

Cybils update

Thanksgiving week kept me busy and I didn't get as many books read as I would have liked. My group has decided to meet online to make our shortlist. I'm debating if I should post two more updates before we meet. Regardless, the shortlists will be announced on January 1st.

The Numbers:

  • Nominations: 132
  • Read: 60
  • Currently reading: 4
  • On hand: 32
  • Samples on iPhone: 39

What I read last week:

  • Out of left field by Ellen Klages; library book
  • Snow Lane by Josie Angelini; ebook
  • Bringing me back by Beth Vrabel; library book
  • Ivy Aberdeen's letter to the world by Ashley Herring Blake; library book
  • Merci Surez changes gears by Meg Medina; library book
  • Skylark and Wallcreeper by Anne O'Brien Carelli; publisher copy
  • The truth as told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor; library book
  • The Law of Finders Keepers by Sheila Turnage; personal collection
  • Secret sisters of the salty sea by Lynne Rae Perkins; library book
  • Lions & liars by Kate Beasley and Dan Santat (illustrations); library book

Currently reading:

  • The Bigfoot Files by Linday Eager; personal collection
  • The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave; personal collection
  • Everlasting Nora by Marie Miranda Cruz; personal collection
  • P.S. I miss you by Jen Petro-Roy; library book

What's on hand:

  1. Betty before X by Ilyasah Shabazz with Rene Watson; library book
  2. One true way by Shannon Hitchcock; library book
  3. The science of breakable things by Tae Keller; library book
  4. The season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon; library book
  5. Property of the Rebel Librarian by Allison Varnes; publisher copy
  6. Im Your Shoes by Donna Gephart; publisher copy
  7. Breakout by Kate Messner; library book
  8. Playing Atari with Saddam Hussein by Jennifer Roy and Ali Fadhil; library book
  9. Resistance by Jennifer A. Nielsen; library book / publisher copy
  10. Grenade by Alan Gratz; library book / publisher copy
  11. Me, Frida, and the secret of the peacock ring by Angela Cervantes; library book
  12. My year in the middle by Lila Quintero Weaver; library book
  13. Samantha Spinner and the super-secret plans Russell Ginns and Barbara Fisinger; library book
  14. Squirm by Carl Hiaasen; library book
  15. My Deal with the Universe by Deborah Kerbel; publisher copy
  16. Once Upon a Princess by Christine Marciniak; publisher copy
  17. Return to Mystery Mesa by George Goldthwaite; publisher copy
  18. The Lake of Fire by Donald Willerton; publisher copy
  19. The Bookshop Girl by Sylvia Bishop and Poly Bernatene; publisher copy
  20. Daphne Definitely Doesn't Do Drama by Tami Charles; publisher copy
  21. Copyboy by Vince Vawter; publisher copy
  22. The Dollar Kids by Jennifer Richard Jacobson; publisher copy
  23. Smart Cookie by Elly Swartz; publisher copy
  24. From You to Me by K. A. Holt; publisher copy
  25. Cruise Bully by Lawrence W. Baxter; publisher copy
  26. Revenge of the Teacher's Pets by Jennifer Ziegler; library book
  27. Cilla Lee-Jenkins: This Book Is a Classic by Susan Tan and Dana Wulfekotte; library book
  28. Skyward: The Story of Female Pilots in WWII by Sally Deng; publisher copy
  29. The Girl with More Than One Heart by Laura Geringer Bass; publisher copy
  30. Swallow's Dance by Wendy Orr; publisher copy
  31. My Life as a Diamond by Jenny Manzer; publisher copy

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