The first month of 2018 is behind us! I did a lot of excellent reading in January, thanks in part to having to read the Cybils middle grade speculative fiction shortlist 😛 I returned to university on January 3 after a couple of fun filled weeks back at home with my family for the holidays. Now that I’m back in the thick of it re: readings and assignments, I’ll be cutting back my posting schedule for the next two months. My reading likely won’t take a hit, though, as I’m taking a course on children’s literature and a course on young adult literature (finally, back in my academic happy space, lol).
- Our Appointment with Life: Sutra on Knowing the Better Way to Live Alone by Thích Nhất Hạnh
- The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden
- Last Day on Mars by Kevin Emerson
- Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire
- Miss Ellicott’s School for the Magically Minded by Sage Blackwood
- Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh
- A Properly Unhaunted Place by William Alexander
- The Last One by Alexandra Oliva
- Feed by MT Anderson
- A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge
- Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Colthurst
- Yours Sincerely, Giraffe by Megumi Iwasa and Jun Takabatake
- Wednesdays in the Tower by Jessica Day George
- The Castle Behind Thorns by Merrie Haskell
- The Cybils 2017 finalists were announced on January 1.
- I reflected on the year past and the year to come in my annual year end wrap up.
- I wrote about books I didn’t get to in 2017 for Top 10 Tuesday.
- Ash and I discussed The Last One by Alexandra Oliva for Family Reads.
Shared on Twitter
important thread! https://t.co/w4v4EYTQU2
— Jenna 🧜🏻♀️🐚💦 (@fallingletters) January 4, 2018
— Jenna 🧜🏻♀️🐚💦 (@fallingletters) January 12, 2018
I am still shy about doing this, though at times I would like to. Let’s make this practice more common! https://t.co/HA5TrWJiyt
— Jenna 🧜🏻♀️🐚💦 (@fallingletters) January 13, 2018
Thrilled to share the official cover reveal for @zettaelliott‘s DRAGONS IN A BAG – learn more about the book (Magic! In! Brooklyn!) and see the whole GORGEOUS cover here: https://t.co/gWkpZW7hP7 pic.twitter.com/FVHfM59GTX
— jennifer “scotchmallow” laughran (@literaticat) January 22, 2018
— Jenna 🧜🏻♀️🐚💦 (@fallingletters) January 24, 2018
This is definitely going to be a highlight of autumn reading! ♥️ https://t.co/PvU3YI9FSa
— Jenna 🧜🏻♀️🐚💦 (@fallingletters) January 26, 2018
— Jenna 🧜🏻♀️🐚💦 (@fallingletters) January 27, 2018
A8: Yes, because poverty/class differences play a huge role in kids’ lives that shouldn’t be ignored. #readyourworld
— Jenna 🧜🏻♀️🐚💦 (@fallingletters) January 28, 2018
How public libraries are reinventing themselves for the 21st century: Coding workshops. 3D printers. And books. Far from extinct, today’s public library is about access to technology as much as to knowledge | @macleans https://t.co/deRGFuZv58 pic.twitter.com/w7bDEwzBar
— Canada Council (@CanadaCouncil) January 28, 2018
Today we’d like to wish @katherenav a very happy birthday! Katherena is an award-winning Métis poet, short-story writer, novelist, filmmaker, teacher, and powerful Indigenous voice from Treaty 1 Territory. Connect with her work at the library: https://t.co/5kduDN9b6m pic.twitter.com/ivB02DxtV1
— Wpg Public Library (@wpglibrary) January 29, 2018
Upcoming in February
- 14 Feb. – Cybils 2017 winners announced!
- 23 Feb. – Release date of Annihilation, a film based on the first book in Jeff Vandermeer’s Southern Reach trilogy. My sister and I discussed the book for our first Family Reads together, and we’re looking forward to discussing the adaptation.
- 28 Feb.– Publication of Why Indigenous Literatures Matter by Daniel Heath Justice
What books, or bookish events, are you looking forward to this month?