One month down
This is my view today, almost one month into 2013. The flowers were my reward for reaching my latest writing goal, and behind them you can see a few pages from a draft that I’ve been revising. Today, everything feels slow–the words come slowly, it takes extra-long for the teapot to whistle, I plod from office to kitchen and back–and I can’t help but daydream about spring.
In the meantime, I’ve been spending a lot of time with other people’s books, too. The American Library Association announced its 2013 youth media awards Monday, including the Newbery Medal and Printz Award. You can find the full list here. I’ve been adding a bunch of the honorees to my reading list. I finished Printz Award-winner In Darkness yesterday (it was so good, and something I never would have picked up otherwise), and Splendors and Glooms is up next. What’s on your reading list lately?