Where I’ve Been

It’s true that I haven’t posted much here lately. Not because I haven’t been reading…I have. But because lots of things have been going on in my life. I started a new job yesterday as Assistant to the Director of the Rochester Public Library & Monroe County Library System, which meant I spent the last month cleaning out 11 years of stuff at my old job, setting up the new Director there, and saying goodbye to people who have become my family. At the same time, I’ve been neck deep in the judging of the CYBIL Award for YA Fiction. The five finalists — The Book Thief, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Play List, Rules of Survival, Hattie Big Sky, and A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life — in the YA category are all fabulous books and you should read every one of them. I can’t tell you where we’re at in deliberations, but we’re close.

I’ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes from Norah in Nick & Norah’s Infinite Play List

The mosh pit never lies.

2 thoughts on “Where I’ve Been”

  1. Hi jen…

    Thanks. It’s a big change for sure, but one I’m looking forward to.

    The Cybils judging has been a blast! So many good books to choose from!


  2. Congratulations on the new job, Patty! Sounds like quite a big change.

    I’ve been following the Cybils debate with interest, and think that you all are doing an amazing job!


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