Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I'm Back!

Okay, so I've been back from my trip for a few days now.  But I've been so busy my poor little blog has been neglected.  Which brings me to my other big news...

I got a job! 

Okay, so I've had a job.  But working freelance is not the same as working a real-time, 9 to 5 job with benefits.  So I'm excited (and a little nervous).  I start on Monday so this week has been spent running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to get everything ready for next week. 

So, what's coming up at the Shady Glade?  Well, the big news of course is the book battle.   Our Round 1 judges are burning through the 80+ books on the longlist like reading pros.  They'll be submitting their top 10 lists at the end of the month, and the shortlist (and brackets) will be announced shortly after that. 

In the meantime, I hope to be doing some review roundups of longlist titles in the meantime.  So definitely keep an eye out for that.  And I sent out emails to the Round 1 judges today for our Meet the Judges feature this year so as soon as I get enough responses I'll be posting some of those.  (By the way, if you're a Round 1 judge and you didn't get an email from me, please let me know). 

And I got some other ideas boiling around in the background too, so keep an eye out for those.  It kind of depends on how things go in the next couple weeks, so things might be a little crazy for a little longer, but hopefully won't take too long to straighten out. 

Ah, it's good to be back!


Anonymous said...

So glad you're back! Super happy for you on your new "real" job. I challenged my daughter to look over the long list, find at least 5 books that roused her interest and put them in my Amazon cart. So good

Alyssa said...

Haha, that's great! Now I'm super curious as to which 5 she chose. :)

fredamans said...

Welcome back and congrats n the new job!