Waking Brain Cells Turns 12!


I’ve been blogging about kids books for 12 years as of today!

I was an early blogger, the strange librarian wandering ALA Exhibit booths and talking about blogging and getting lots of blank looks from publishers. That has certainly changed! And I am happy to see that blogging, particularly blogs that review books, have reached a new level of respectability from publishers and readers alike. We change the conversation at times, bring diversity to the forefront, discuss hard topics, insist on progress being made.

So thank you everyone. Thank you readers for following my blog and reading my reviews and my rants alike. Thank you publishers for the books you send and the respect you show. Thank you librarians for all you do for your communities but mostly for being a voice for reading and literacy always.

I am so proud to have been part of the flourishing blogging community for 12 years. Thank you for including me with such openness and kindness.

17 thoughts on “Waking Brain Cells Turns 12!

  1. Happy Birthday! I follow more than 20 child lit blogs daily and your posts are at the top of my list. Thanks for the wonderful information.


  2. Congratulations, Tasha! You do such an exemplary job of keeping us informed concerning new books. I love getting your posts in my email, and look forward to every one of them. With best wishes for great success over the next 12 years!


  3. You were the first blog we read when we started blogging in 2005 — and indeed, it was a landscape with tumbleweeds and the odd cricket. How times have changed. Happy blogversary!


  4. Congratulations and happy Blog Birthday! You’ve contributed so much to the kidlit world, and you’ve always been an inspiration to me. I’m glad that you’re still going strong after 12 years!


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