2011 YA Bloggers Book Battle

You know I completely forgot to mention to you all that I was lucky and was chosen as one of the Round 1 judges for the 2011 YA Bloggers Book Battle.  What is this all about?  Here’s a little blurb from our gracious host Alyssa from The Shady Glade:

“So what is the YA Bloggers Book Battle?

Well, it started as a crazy idea in 2010. The idea took off and before you know it, I was in the midst of organizing an epic book battle.

The YA Bloggers Book Battle is a bracket-style judging contest. Our 2010 theme featured the best debut work of 2009 (and a little of 2010). This year for 2011 blog readers have chosen the battle theme as the Best Overlooked Book.

Here’s how it will work:

People will have a chance to nominate a book of their choice to take place in the battle. After nominations close, the books will be narrowed down by our lovely Round 1 judges. Books that make the cut will be fit into brackets for Round 2 Judges to read. 

Starting in early May, each Round 2 judging panel will read the two books in their bracket and choose a winner. One will move on, one will not. It will all come down to two books in a epic book battle to choose the best!

Tentative Timeline:
Close of nominations: April 5th
Announcement of Longlist: April 7th
Round 1 Judging period: Present-April 30th
Announcement of Shortlist: May 3rd
Start of Round 2 Judging: May 8th
Announcement Posts for Round 2 brackets : Beginning May 22nd

Updates will periodically be posted here, so if you don’t follow the blog, you can bookmark this page and periodically check back to see what’s new.”

The list is quite long and somehow I’ve already managed to check off quite a few.  I’ve been reviewing the list and have created my “GOTO Library” list.  Hoping to get there tomorrow and pick up a handful of books to read over the Easter weekend!

So stick around and see how Battle plays out!

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