Smackdown Books 2017

Arlene's smackdown17 book montage

The Memory of Things
Hour of the Bees
The Gospel Truth
Ultraman, Vol. 1
The Bunker Diary
Trouble Is a Friend of Mine
Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy
The Hired Girl
An Ember in the Ashes
The Porcupine of Truth
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans
Goodbye Stranger
Beautiful Blue World
The Blackthorn Key
All American Boys

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Round One - The Wrap Up and Round Two - What do I get?

Arlene and I want to start off saying thank you so much to our bloggers for doing a masterful and on time job with round one. What happened you ask?

Two biggies the Newberry and the National Book Award failed to move on to round two. Arlene and Dia's choices made it. VOYAs perfect 10s did not. Two and 1/2 graphic novels continue to battle it out (the 1/2 is for Wonderstruck) but 1 and 1/2 go head to head in the next round. We loved the tough choices whether it was putting forward the best of the blah or cutting out a book that you did love. Some of you had an easier time...but round two is coming up.

Round Two:

Tales Dark and Grimm vs Beauty Queens (I'm weeping already)
A Monster Calls vs Yummy
Split vs The Mostly True Story of Jack
Mangaman vs Wonderstruck (Good luck Kenilworth!)
Okay for Now vs Conspiracy of Kings
Freak Observer vs Wither
Every You Every Me vs Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin
Revolution vs Guantanomo Boy

Who gets what will be emailed to bloggers today books will be sent out ASAP. Please feel free to comment on blogs posted - next due date FEBRUARY 6th.

SMACK on in 2012!

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