I received the complete lot of books for judging today. 70 entries, 7 weeks til The Decision is due.
Luka very kindly helped me unpack the books:
I've judged this award once before, and I remember the stack of books was pretty tall, but I don't remember it being THIS TALL:
It's 138cm of books. Yes, I'm in my pyjamas. It's 7pm, aren't you in your pyjamas?
I'm also 179cm tall, which is pretty tall for a woman (or a man for that matter, but even more so for a woman) so having a stack of books come up past my boobs is kind of scary. Some of my friends only come up to my boobs. I'm not scared of them, though. That's different.
Looking back, in 2008 the stack was this tall:
I was about 3 weeks pregnant there, though I didn't know it yet. Aw.
There were 65 entries that year. Though there are only 5 more entries this year, it feels like a big difference in stack height.
Oh hey, but I'm wearing the same socks today!
Are books getting longer? Am I getting shorter? Can I get through 70 books in the next 7 weeks?