I know it’s a little early to be thinking about the 2011 Newbery but I have been. And I proudly proclaim that can I check off at least one of the “possible’s” on my list. (Most librarians could probably say they’ve checked off a lot more.)
Lois Lowry wrote a fairy tale. The same woman who struck fear in my heart both between the pages of The Giver and Number the Stars has written a story about a princess, a chambermaid, three horrible suitors and a schoolmaster. I loved it! It was the perfect escape after hours of studying every formula I could for the Math section of the GRE as well as cramming my brain full of as many new vocab words as I could. Whew.
How did I do on the GRE, you ask? Well, I am happy with my verbal score, have yet to find out about my essay score and basically bombed the Math.
It was not pretty. I’m probably going to have to take it again this summer but in the meantime I am plugging ahead and applying anyway. This undertaking has been, so far, a whirlwind and I am trying to find my footing amidst the essays, reference requests and the reality that grades really did matter in college. Despite all the frustration/anxiety I am really, really excited!!!!
Even if I don’t get into grad school for the fall, I have every hope that I will eventually worm my way in and go on to become the best librarian anyone has ever seen. And….who makes up the Newbery committee you ask???? Oh, yes. Librarians do.
p.s. sorry pictures are so dark and backwards. our camera battery is dead and rather than wait for it to charge i took the pictures on the mac and am now trying to publish this while at work on a break. brighter more forward pictures soon to come!