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Monday Misdirection

I’m trying to develop a theme for each day on my blog here, because that way I won’t agonize over what to write and instead end up writing nothing.  If I have a schedule, a routine, if you will, updates should be much more frequent.  (Very honestly, the day job has me wanting to avoid the computer.  It’s just that teaching makes me tired, and often looking at a computer feels like more work.  When I was in college, this never would have been a problem, and computers WERE my job, then.)

Because I take a musical theatre dance class on Monday nights, Mondays are a bit lean on writing time for me.  Because of this, I’m going to make Monday Misdirection my theme.  All this means is that on Monday I will post links I’ve collected over the past little bit (probably about a week or so).  Then I’ll post them here.  It’s misdirection, because it looks like I’m posting, but really I’m just directing you elsewhere.

On with the show:

Over at The Cybils, things are heating up.  Last week, they welcomed us to the 2007 Cybils.  This week, they’re profiling their volunteers.  There are five profiles up now, and more to come.  Nominations open a week from today, and anyone can nominate books published in English in 2007 – one nomination per category, please.

The September issue of The Edge of the Forest is now online.  This month you’ll find a feature article on the portrayal of Baba Yaga in Western literature, an interview with Barnstormers author and former teacher Phil Bildner, reviews of all shapes and sizes, and much more.

Hispanic Heritage Month began on September 15, and Scholastic is providing a Hispanic Heritage Booklist at their website.  They’ve also included a lesson plan, unit plan, an online activity, and a list of other resources.

Teen Read Week is October 14 – 20 and is being sponsored by ALA and YALSA.  In conjunction with YALSA, the Readergirlz are hosting an event called 31 Flavorite Authors for Teens; the Readergirlz will be hosting a different author chat each day for the month of October.  I hope they’ll have transcripts; I’ll probably miss some of the chats but would love to read them all!  I’m especially excited about Rachel Cohn.  You can read more about the event at the Readergirlz website.

That’s all I’ve got for this Monday Misdirection, but it’s only stuff I’ve put together today.  As the week goes on, I’m sure I’ll collect more, so stay tuned for next week!

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