Thanks so much to Miss K at Devour Books for describing her experience as a first-round Cybils judge. I think I'm going to send a link to her post for all judging applicants. It gives a nice overview of the work involved, but also the rewards. Though, on a side note, we can never promise a load of books -- that's up to the publishers. So pull up a corner of the rug at Barnes & Noble, maybe next to Miss K, and read on, future judges!