Go AWOL for a week and miss posting about the latest cover issue altogether–that'll teach me. But, of course, the fight to prevent this from happening again continues. So I'll just throw out a couple of links, in case you have been in a coma: Justine's a good place to start (as always, because she has pointers to good posts too) and Liz has a thoughtful new post just up today (again with lots of great links included).
Awards season is wrapping up, with the release of the Best Books for YA lists. Congratulations to all those included. Many of these are among my favorites of the year, and others are still on my TBR list. And you might also be interested in the Alex Awards list, which selects adult books of particular interest to teens.