Because I have such vast swathes of free time these days, I agreed to be on the first round judging panel for the YA science fiction and fantasy division in this year's Cybils, the children's and young adult bloggers' literary awards. (You may laugh at me now.) I'm excited to be involved with the Cybils again; they seem to just keep improving the process every year. For instance, you should go over there--when you're entering your nominations, perhaps, due by midnight Oct. 15--and check out the constantly updating, attractively-displayed lists of what's been nominated so far in each category. These awards take truly amazing, cooperative feats of love and admin, not to mention vast amounts of work. Kudos to all involved.
My fellow first-round judges on the YA SFF panel are:
Panelists (Round I Judges), Teen/YA:
This is going to be FUN. And, as I hoped, I already see several books I've been meaning to read but haven't gotten around to on our nom list. Go add your suggestions.