This weekend turned into a FOUR day weekend due to snow and it was thrilling. On Saturday night I gathered together with my fellow Cybils Judges and we had a quick (30 min!) gchat about the nominees in our category, Middle Grade Fiction. I’m told that 30 mins is a quick decision time compared to other years so that’s exciting. I like it when people agree. Someone in our group said they thought it may have been quicker this year (a lot of the judges were repeat offenders) because none of us felt super strongly about the books. I could agree with this. I felt super strongly that one should NOT be the winner but I enjoyed all the others. I will be posting reviews of all 5 books once they make the announcement on the day of l-o-v-e (2/14).