Just in case you didn’t know, the 2012 Cybils have been taking nominations since Monday. Exciting stuff! If you haven’t submitted your picks yet, now would be a good time to scan the nominations lists to see which of your favourites of the last year have not yet been put forward for consideration. The lists are already looking tremendous. Getting awfully excited about Teen Sci-Fi Fantasy. It has been a good, good year in my category, that’s for sure.
And I might as well put a little plug in for a book that has already been nominated in the Middle Grade Fantasy category, one that I am enjoying hugely at this moment. I’m nearly halfway through The Spindlers, by Lauren Oliver, and I’m forcing myself to slow down so that it lasts longer. It’s a wonderful, absorbing yarn. Here’s Lauren Oliver talking about how the idea for the book took shape:
Go forth! Nominate! Read the nominated books! Hooray for the Cybils!