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Last weekend, I was in Dallas at a convention where there was a more than two-hour panel in which teens talked about 120 books that were being considered for a list of the 2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults. A group of more than 70 teens discussed the books that they liked --- and those that they did not. Many of the presenters gave excellent reasons for their defense for or against a book. I found myself thinking of all of you as I listened to them. Such a great afternoon of book conversation and lively commentary!

It was such fun to be in Dallas on Monday morning when the American Library Association (ALA) announced their winners of some of the biggest book awards of the year. The announcements were made beginning at 7:45AM, and many of the folks I saw on the line waiting to get into the ceremony were fortified with caffeinated beverages.