Unfinished Business: Books to Be Read – and Books to Be Blogged About

BookendsCindy: Summer might have a few more official weeks left in her, but I am back to work full time tomorrow and the students arrive after Labor Day. It’s my annual day of making lists of what I need to do—and stacks of what I need to read! Here’s a stack of books that still need to be written up for the blog (there are more, but my stacks are all over the house). This doesn’t include the many more that still need to be read. More summer, please?

IMG_8123Weighing in at 1.2 lbs. and 642 pages is the fabulous book I am currently reading: Daniel Kraus’ The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch: Volume One: At the Edge of Empire. Given that it is almost as thick as my to-be-blogged stack of books, do you think I could get a couple more days reprieve on that back-to-school thing? Yeah, I didn’t think so. But no more whining! I need to get to school and decorate some bulletin boards so I can come home and spend my last afternoon of summer in my favorite way: reading.

More summer, please?

Lynn: Even though I’m retired from the library, I am feeling the same angst. How can it be the last day of August and my to-review stacks are so huge? My woodworker husband built me a beautiful book cart for books waiting to be written about and it is packed! You’d think that with three posts a week, we’d be caught up. It’s all the fault of the authors and publishers for producing so many enticing and wonderful books!

OK, as Cindy says, enough whining. Welcome back to school, all you librarians and teachers reading this. May the force (of reading and great books) be with you!



About the Author:

Cindy Dobrez and Lynn Rutan are Booklist reviewers and middle-school librarians who have chaired both ALA’s Best Books for Young Adults and the Michael L. Printz Award for YA Literature committees. Follow Bookends on Twitter at @BookendsBlog. You can also find Cindy at @cdobrez and Lynn at @482april.

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