Nothing big or scary...just a little something that might interest you...
In April, I rolled off of the Texas Maverick Graphic Novel Reading Committee (under the umbrella of the Young Adult Round Table and Texas Library Association). It marked the first time in 6 years I wasn't required (because I chose to serve on the committees) to read things that would appeal to my students. Since then, I've gone "hog wild" reading whatever I want. Which is still a lot of YA literature, but fewer graphic novels. I've also picked up several things that are marketed towards adults that would likely see limited interest in YA collections. For example, I LOVE novels set in Tudor England...but can't name one high school kid at my school who would devour them the way I do.
The thing is, I can't review those books here because they don't fit into the scope that I've put together for Mean Old Library Teacher. So, because I suspect that at least a few of you also read other things, I've started a second review blog.
The Other Stuff I Read is still in its infancy, but I'll work with it as much as I do this one. Often, books that I label "Adult for YA" or "YA for Adult" because they'd have crossover appeal will be reviewed on both blogs. While it won't always happen, I'll try to make some pointed comments on those crossover books that explain why I'm posting it to each blog (like...why I think that it'd be great for adults but it's a YA book).
As always, I'm looking for anyone who'd love to review along with me...either here at Mean Old Library Teacher, or on The Other Stuff I read. Feel free to comment here, or contact me at meanoldlibraryteacer at gmail dot com if you'd like to join the team.