So here’s what we’ve come across this week. Let us know if we’ve overlooked your post and we’ll be sure to add it on. (We will announce the t-shirt winners tomorrow.)
Laura championed Fire fiercely here and here, Her thoughts about that match and others from this week are here, here, and here. Last year’s judge, Roger Sutton wondered about the first match. Woo-hoo! Liz B has posts on Match 1, Match 2, Match 3, Match 4, and Match 5. And Lori Calabrese weighed in too. The Book Lair did her picks. Jen Funk Weber’s got her picks all laid out. YA Book Junkie is enjoying this. Yukari Watanabe wrote that she has been “…broadcasting the Battle in Japanese for Japanese ‘English book lovers (Yousho Fans).’ I did it last year and it became so popular, I had to do it again this year.” Check it out here. Paper Tigers is spreading the word. Eric Carpenter is paying close attention here, here, and here. Wow. One of our loyal commenters, Sondy, gracefully notes that her predictions are not coming to pass. She writes, “I am enjoying, despite my disappointment in the choices so far, that there is no criteria given to the judges.” Marge Loch-Wouters has sage advice. The grand Fuse#8 considered the battle to date and gave her opinion as to what will happen next. And the Everdeen Sisters (aka Summer Ogata and Lauren Downey) are back!