I Become a Cybils Judge | Sunday Summary #21

The CYBILS Awards have added an Audiobook category this year, and I will be a Round 1 Panelist.


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The Good: The car is fixed, and it only cost me $40.


As stated above, the CYBILS Awards have added an Audiobook category (click here to see the other judges). For this first year, it will be limited to Middle Grade books; if it goes well, they may add YA next year. I confess that I am more than a bit intimidated by the prospect of all that listening. But I really want the Audiobook category to get off to a good start. It will be interesting, as I will probably be reading more non-SFF books than I have in quite awhile. Nominations for all categories open to the public on 10/1. Authors/Publishers can submit additional books after the nomination period ends.

Cybils 2016

The Bad: Once I got the notification that I had been selected as a judge, I began working on getting my ducks in a row. This cut into my blog time. / I didn't get the car fixed until Friday, so I had to deal with it most of the week. / It was Migraine week again (usually I enjoy being a woman, but sometimes I just want a break from hormones).


Still Seeking: Twitters to follow (if you post about SciFi & Fantasy, Audiobooks, or other interesting discussion stuff - let me know). Goodreads tips (I haven't gotten any)

On GMB: Last week


I pretty much dropped out of this part way through the week. My total for the two weeks = 7 books.


On GMB: Coming Up

    • MON: Seeking Suggestions: Shifters | My Musings
    • TUE: Going Postal | Review - ★★★★★ Fantasy
    • WED: New Audiobook Releases
    • THU: Slow Dance in Purgatory | Review - ★★★★ YA Paranormal
    • SAT: Castle Hangnail | Review + Author Interview - ★★★★ MG Fantasy
    • SUN: Sunday Summary #22

For the month of October, I will be participating in Blog Ahead. My super ambitious goal is to write all the reviews & discussions I will need for the rest of year (this will allow me to focus on CYBILS listening in Nov/Dec). Watch this space for progress updates. (Click the image to go to sign-up.)


"This challenge it's all about getting ahead and giving yourself a blogging buffer.It's amazing how much having extra scheduled posts can make during emergencies, vacations or just when dealing plain ol' blogging slumps. It can really cut the stress during every day blogging as well :) "


Also coming up: Virtual Fantasy Con (10/3-10/16 on Facebook) / SF Month (Nov)

Exploring Cyberspace

"I’ve also discovered I don’t need NetGalley to blog. I’ve been able to keep my bookshelf fully stocked with books, new and old. (I’m not going to run out any time soon.) Plus my fellow bookworms and author friends alert me to awesome deals on Amazon and other sites, I’m able to find electronic books at a good price."

Reading: Update

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I re-listened to the following in preparation for upcoming reviews:

Buy | +GR


I read/listened to the following for the first time:


Acquired: From the Library

Buy | +GR


Acquired: Freebies

(Hover over cover to read description)

Disclaimer: Unless otherwise noted, I have not read these books and thus can't give content warnings.

Note: these books may or may not still be free (please verify before purchasing).


All the Kindle books I acquired that have Audible versions available.

"Buy" | +GR

WS* = $1.99

"Buy" | +GR

WS* = $3.99

"Buy" | +GR

WS* = $1.99

"Buy" | +GR

WS* = $1.99

"Buy" | +GR

WS* = $2.99


Some of the other Kindle books I acquired.


*Whispersync price (subject to change). Must purchase Audible version after obtaining a Kindle copy to get the discount.

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