Thursday, January 8, 2009

National Delurking Week!

This just in from MotherReader: It is National Delurking Week!

All you lurkers (and I know you're out there), I encourage you to reveal yourself - drop me a comment and say hello. I promise I am a very nice person. :)

And if you can't think of anything to say, I'll steal the idea from Pam and invite you to share your favorite book of 2008 or your favorite book or author from when you were a kid or your kid or student's favorite book. The possibilities are endless!

Also, this is another opportunity to say thanks for reading my blog. :D

(Coincidentally, it is also my 2-year anniversary of being a children's librarian! So you could also say "Happy anniversary" if you can't think of anything else to say.)

ETA: Thanks for all the kind comments, everyone! I'm really enjoying hearing from y'all and hearing what your favorite books have been!

30 comments:

Laura said...

Lurker here! Boston-area Children's Librarian. And my favorite book of '08, after much deliberation, is Madapple by Christina Meldrum. Ask me again in ten minutes and it will probably be something else.

mamele said...

Lurker! NYC public school parent, school library volunteer, daughter of MLS-mom, columnist for The Forward newspaper who sometimes writes about children's books. My faves last year were In a Blue Room (picture) and Brooklyn Bridge (chapter). My daughters' faves were A Visitor for Bear (the 4-yr-old) and The Magic Half (the 7-yr-old). love your blog!

eclecticobsessions said...

And yet another lurker! Happy anniversary!

Mary Ann Scheuer said...

Lurker here! I'm a librarian at a K-8 independent school in Oakland, CA. I've started a blog for parents looking for good books. I really enjoy your blog. Masterpiece was one of my enjoyable reads this fall - I also think kids will have fun with it. My favorite reads this year were The Lightning Thief and Peter & the Starcatchers. My favorite audiobook this year was Savvy. thanks for all the great ideas!

Jen Robinson said...

Not a lurker, but I wanted to say Happy Anniversary.

My favorite YA title of 2008 was probably The Hunger Games (though Graceling and Jenna Fox were also EXCELLENT).

Molly B. said...

I'm not really a lurker--I only added you to my RSS feed a few days ago and just haven't commented on anything yet. :-)

My favorite book as a child was Harriet the Spy. My niece borrowed my best copy of it (the orange paperback--a Dell Yearling, I think--with Louise Fitzhugh's drawing of Harriet on the front cover) when she was 10. She's 24 now, and hasn't returned it yet. :-) My son's current favorite is Arnold Lobel's Mouse Tales--also my copy, which I begged for in first grade after the school librarian read it to my class. Just another reason I continue to believe that books tie people together, generation after generation.

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

Yes, I'm a lurker here - Happy Anniversary! Great blog, too!

Favorites from my childhood: The Little White Horse, Harriet the Spy and any Nancy Drew.

Favorite from 2008? I made a list of my top 13 on my blog if anyone wants to peek. SO hard to just choose one because last year saw so many fabulous books!

In November I just sold a 3 book deal to Scholastic so I'm hoping you might have room to review me sometime in 2010!!!! ;-D

Renay said...

Only a lurker because of time! TIME. Why isn't there more of it?

Happy anniversary! :D

My favorite 2008 title is probably Paper Towns by John Green, because I am predictable!

K Hensler said...

I'm a new lurker! Happy Anniversary and Thanks for all the great information. I really enjoy your blog.

K Hensler

SAH said...

Coming out of lurkdom and wishing you a happy anniversary. I enjoy reading your blog.

Amy said...

Happy Anniversary Abby! I'm a mother and a big fan of your blog! My favorite book of 2008 was The Caulder Game by Blue Balliet. When I was young I was a very weird teenager who loved anything and everthing by Mary Stewart.(still do!)

Kaitlyn said...

I think I've commented once or twice before (and one time I won a contest!), but I will delurk anyway!

My name is Kaitlyn, I live in New Jersey and am hoping to get my MLS sometime in the near future (or the distant future, since I probably won't be able to afford it until the economy takes an upswing).

My favorite book of 2008 is hard! I loved Judy Blundell's What I Saw and How I Lied and Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games and David Levithan's How They Met. Or maybe Kelly Link's Pretty Monsters. Or the second of Derek Landy's Skulduggery Pleasant series.

It's hard to choose! (My favorite picture book, hands down, was David Gordon's Smitten, however!)

My favorite books as a child (which wasn't all that long ago!) were The Phantom Tollbooth, The Westing Game, and Bunnicula, all of which I read to nearly the point of memorization ;D

Katie said...

I think I've commented to you before, but if not, I'm here to delurk myself!

ttulizzy said...

Delurking! Great blog, I have enjoyed it greatly! Thanks!

Kristi(e) said...

Not quite a lurker, since I just found your blog when trying to freshen up my RSS feeds. Let us pretend I would have lurked for about seven and a half months before making a comment, just because it's fun to pretend.

I am a series reader and for as long as I could remember I've gotten obsessed with a series, reading and rereading it until I just couldn't anymore. My all-time favorite series is Harry Potter--I've read them all an unnatural amount of times. As a kid I was very much into the BSC and Fear Street. In 2008 my time was heavily consumed with The Sisters Grimm, Twilight saga and my all-time favorite of 2008 (despite coming out years and years ago) was Animorphs. I look forward to lurking and commenting in the future!

CaroTheLibrarian said...

I may have commented before, but I'm Caroline, a school librarian working in Sunderland in the UK.

Favourite book of last year - probably The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

More info about other stuff I read: carothelibrarian.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

Not really a lurker, but Happy Anniversary. And I'm glad you started blogging... :)

Terry said...

I'm a lurking but loyal reader. Happy blogiversary.

Darcie said...

I am a lurker! Happy Anniversary!! My favorite YA book last year was Life As We Knew it. I am sure you have read it. By the way - I have a 2 year old that I think is going to be a librarian...she comes home and acts like she is checking out books on the cat scratching post AND when we go to reading hour she sits with the librarian and acts like she is reading books to the kids- it's hillarious!!

Mo said...

I lurk as well. I'm applying to library school. =)
Happy Anniversary Abby!!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I thought I'd take this opportunity to delurk. My name is Monica and I'm a Children's librarian too. I've been reading your blog for about a year and have really enjoyed it!

My favorite book from the past year was "The True Meaning of Smekday" by Adam Rex. Possibly the funniest book I've ever read. I just finished "Hunger Games" and really enjoyed that, as well.

Deanna H. said...

Not a lurker--some favorites of 2008:

all time-Hunger Games
historical fiction-Uprising & Chains
funniest-Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Non-fict.-Writing Magic by Gail Carson Levine

Happy Anniversary!

Mama Monkey said...

Wow! You are getting loads of comments! :-) I've commented before, but I'll re-introduce myself. I am a home schooling mom in Virginia. My favorite book of 2008 ... maybe A Thousand Splendid Suns.

librarian pirate said...

Lurker here! I am a new children's librarian in the Chicagoland area ... sound familiar? (: Aside from the amazing book reviews, great craft ideas, etc. - I love following your blog/twitter because it is so similar to me. When you twitter about the horrible storm, I can look out the window and sigh. Earlier today you twittered about spirited children? I think the Chicagoland area is full of them today! Thank you for making my days brighter. (:

librarian pirate said...

OH! And favorite books of the year: Diamond Willow by Helen Frost, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (that man makes my heart go pitter pat), Chalice by Robin McKinley, Graceling by Kristin Cashore, etc. I became a librarian because I love books - to such an extent that my coworkers tease me about it! It's hard for me NOT to like a book ... so I'd really like to answer the "favorite book of the year" question with "all of them!"

Susan said...

Not a lurker since first time, but nice blog and Happy Anniversary! Fave books lately: The True Meaning of Smekday and How to Heal a Broken Wing and Truck, Stuck.

Belle @ MsBookish said...

Not a lurker - I think I've commented before :) - but happy anniversary! I can't ever choose a favorite book (I find I tend to love them all afterwards, even the ones that I didn't like very much) but childhood favorites include Emily of New Moon, Anne of Green Gables, Betsy & Tacy, A Wrinkle in Time and the Alfred Hitchcock & the Three Investigator series.

Bird Nerd said...

Hm... I think my favorite children's book of 2008 was Waiting for Normal. My favorite adult book was Marley & Me. :)

gabidenise said...

Hi Abby,
I have actually been following your blog for a while now. I am a Library Associate in Florida and I am semi-proud to admit that I've been a lurker. Thank you for all you have done on your blog. It's been amazing and inspiring to follow what you're reading. . . THANKS!!!!
Gabidenise

Anonymous said...

Lurker...been semi-retired from school library about the same amount of time that you have been working. Now I am part-time at public library reference desk. My friend, who taught English while I was teaching library, told me about your blog.