OK, it's just recently (like last night) occurred to me that May is nearly outta here, and with the arrival of June comes the end of the Book Awards II Reading Challenge. Which means I've really got to get serious if I'm going to complete the challenge on time. I've read seven of the ten books required, although I haven't gotten all the reviews written yet (one more thing for the to-do list). Still have three books to go, so this week I'll be reading these books for BAII:
- Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. Robert C. O'Brien (winner, 1972 Newbery Medal)
- To Dance with the White Dog. Terry Kay (winner, 1991 Outstanding Author of the Year, Southeastern Library Association)
- Vanessa and Virginia. Susan Sellers (2007 New Writing Partnership Arts Council Award, UK)
And if that's not enough to keep me busy (!!!???), I really need to get back to Ninni Holmqvist's The Unit which I started but put aside a couple of weeks ago. I received it through Library Thing's Early Reviewer program, so I really do feel obligated to read and review it. And it's not that I don't want to – it's just that for some reason, May has been a very slow reading month for me. Must be spring fever. And all those NBA playoff games could have something to do with it, too, I suppose.
But at least I finished one book last week: Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons. I read it for the Southern Reading Challenge, and absolutely loved it. I'll try to get a review up today or tomorrow, but for the moment I'll just say if you haven't already discovered this wonderful little novel, you should do it now.