As I'm looking at the new school year starting, I'm also thinking about my blog. Here's why.
As I've always said my blog reviews middle grade books (MG), but I have a waaaaaaaaaaay different definition of middle grade than the publishing industry. I want to try to explain it.
That means the type of books I'm looking at just widened by a ton.
- Way more diversity of what I read and review. It may seemed very unfocused to you, but for mean it will be my job :)
- You'll see more clear marking of what books are for what ages. I may label a book YMG (young middle grade) or OYA (old young adult), so you know where it falls. Just typing this now makes me realize I should create a four label system and put it in my sidebar. Using baby owls to older owls would be cute. Hmmmmmmmmmmm :-D Maybe I could even get a boy owl to mark a book "guy friendly".
- I might be asking you for more help when it comes to finding books. Especially as I navigate the younger crowd. I have NEVER taught anyone younger than 12!!
- And you may see fewer posts. I try to post every day, but as I'm learning this new job I may not have the time,
Thanks for sticking with The O.W.L. As excited as I am about my new job, I'm also excited about what it means I can bring to my blog. It's going to be a fantastic year!!!
To kick this off - can you tell me:
a great MG book you've read lately?
or What cute labels would you give to the different levels of books I'll review?
or Your sympothy for going from teaching one prep to 4!
or Good luck!
And maybe, just maybe I'll pick a responder and give them a prize. What is that prize? IDK we'll see!