Yes, I am always behind on my blog reading. While I'm trying to catch up on all I've missed, I can help you do the same.
What I missed and you may have, too:
Some talk about what used to be called Monster Blood Tattoo at Oz and Ends.
Laura Hillenbrand isn't a children's writer, but what she has to overcome in order to write makes my whining about work seem like, well, whining. Whenever I read about her (and she had a very good essay a few years ago describing her early years with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), I'm able to buck up and get on with it for a while. Link by way of Chasing Ray.
A Holiday Readathon was held earlier this month. Link from The Children's War.
The entire Winter Blog Blast Tour happened without me.
I came really late to a discussion of skimming at Read Roger. (Should one either bother commenting at a nearly two-week old post? Is it too much like trying to prolong a conversation at a party that everyone else has lost interest in?)
This list brings me up to December 8 in my blog reader--for the lit blog category. I'm still in November for two of the others.