Monday, November 26, 2012

MMGM Links (11/26)

STILL in the deadline cave--and starting to feel like I'm never getting out. *cries* But here are your MMGM links!


-Barbara Watson is talking about... *blush* KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES. (Eee!) Click HERE to see what her daughter thought. 
- Sue Heavenrich joins the MMGM fun with a feature on DON'T FEED THE BOY. Click HERE to welcome her to the group. 
- Dorine White is shivering for THE COLOR OF BONES. Click HERE to see what she thought.  
- Brennan & Meyrick Murphy are caught up in THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET. Click HERE to see what these two middle grader's thought.   
- Andrea Mack is soaring for FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX. Click HERE to learn why she thinks its worth a read 
- Flash, the Feline Extraordinaire, (and Professional Mews to Cindy Strandvold) recommends KATERINA'S WISH. Click HERE to see what he thought.     
- Susan Olson is has some LINKS ABOUT DYSLEXIA. Click HERE to see what that's all about. 
- Laurisa Reyes has an interview with  Hans Bauer and Catherine Masicola--plus a GIVEAWAY of FISHTALE! Click HERE for details. 
- The Mundie Moms are always part of the MMGM fun (YAY!). Click HERE to see their newest recommendations. And if you aren't also following their Mundie Kids site, get thee over THERE and check out all the awesome!
- The lovely Shannon O'Donnell always has an MMGM ready for you! Click HERE to see what she's featuring this week!

- Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time! 
- Pam Torres always has an MMGM up on her blog. Click HERE to see what she's spotlighting this week. 
- Michelle Isenhoff is always part of the MMGM fun. Click HERE to see what she's talking about today.
- Joanne Fritz always has an MMGM for you. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week.   

If you would like to join in the MMGM fun, all you have to do is blog about a middle grade book you love (contests, author interviews and whatnot also count--but are most definitely not required) and email me the title of the book you're featuring and a link to your blog at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com. (Make sure you put MMGM or Marvelous Middle Grade Monday in the subject line so I see it)

NOTE: I used to not have a cut-off time for adding links to the post, but with how insane my schedule is right now, if you don't email me by Sunday evening (usually around 11pm PST is when I put the links together) I can't guarantee I'll have a chance to add you. BUT, you are welcome to add your link in the comments on this post so people can find you!


*Please note: these posts are not a reflection of my own opinions on the books featured. Each blogger is responsible for their own MMGM content and I do not pre-screen posts ahead of time, nor do I control what books they choose. I simply assemble the list based on the links that are emailed to me ahead of time

Monday, November 19, 2012

MMGM Links (11/19)

Once again I have no MMGM for you--and I KNOW I've kinda dropped off the planet blogging-wise. SORRY! This deadline is basically killing me. But I will always do my best to assemble the links, so here you go!
- Dorine White is shivering for THE UNDERTAKERS--QUEEN OF THE DEAD. Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Rosi Hollingbeck is cheering for THE AMAZING HARRY KELLAR--with a signed book GIVEAWAY. Click HERE for details.   
- Michael Gettel-Gilmarten is championing THE DOWNSIDE OF BEING UP. Click HERE to see what he thinks 
- Brennan & Meyrick Murphy are sold on DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE THIRD WHEEL. Click HERE to see what these two middle grader's thought.   
- Andrea Mack is featuring RACING HOME . Click HERE to learn why she thinks its worth a read 
- Flash, the Feline Extraordinaire, (and Professional Mews to Cindy Strandvold) recommends CAPTURE THE FLAG. Click HERE to see what he thought.     
- Susan Olson is caught up in THE INFINITY RING, BOOK ONE: A MUTINY IN TIME. Click HERE to see why. 
- Michelle Mason is spreading the love for ZORA AND ME. Click HERE to see her review 
- Melanie Conklin is wondering at WONDER. Click HERE to see why she thinks you should be too.  
- Laurisa Reyes is reviewing MICHAEL VEY Click HERE to see what she thinks. 
- Danika Dinsmore is feeling OKAY FOR NOW. Click HERE for her review. 
- Joanne Fritz always has an MMGM for you. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week.  
- The Mundie Moms are always part of the MMGM fun (YAY!). Click HERE to see their newest recommendations. And if you aren't also following their Mundie Kids site, get thee over THERE and check out all the awesome!
- The lovely Shannon O'Donnell always has an MMGM ready for you! Click HERE to see what she's featuring this week!

- Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time! 
- Pam Torres always has an MMGM up on her blog. Click HERE to see what she's spotlighting this week. 
- Michelle Isenhoff is always part of the MMGM fun. Click HERE to see what she's talking about today.
If you would like to join in the MMGM fun, all you have to do is blog about a middle grade book you love (contests, author interviews and whatnot also count--but are most definitely not required) and email me the title of the book you're featuring and a link to your blog at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com. (Make sure you put MMGM or Marvelous Middle Grade Monday in the subject line so I see it)

NOTE: I used to not have a cut-off time for adding links to the post, but with how insane my schedule is right now, if you don't email me by Sunday evening (usually around 11pm PST is when I put the links together) I can't guarantee I'll have a chance to add you. BUT, you are welcome to add your link in the comments on this post so people can find you!


*Please note: these posts are not a reflection of my own opinions on the books featured. Each blogger is responsible for their own MMGM content and I do not pre-screen posts ahead of time, nor do I control what books they choose. I simply assemble the list based on the links that are emailed to me ahead of time

Monday, November 12, 2012

MMGM Links (11/12)

Still buried under deadlines--SORRY--but here's all the MMGM links:
- Dorine White is championing for THE YOUNG HEALER. Click HERE to see what she thought.   
- Andrea Mack is singing praises for THE HUMMING ROOM. Click HERE to learn why she thinks its worth a read.    
- Annie McMahon is cheering for THE CHILDREN OF MIDIAN. Click HERE for her feature. 
- Susan Olson is rooting for MAX QUICK: THE POCKET AND THE PENDANT. Click HERE to see why.  
- Jennifer Rumberger is featuring two series: CLEMENTINE and IVY + BEAN--with a DOUBLE GIVEAWAY. Click HERE to enter. 
- Faith Hough is ALSO singing praises for THE HUMMING ROOM (not surprised--I loved this book). Click HERE for her thoughts. 
- Flash, the Feline Extraordinaire, (and Professional Mews to Cindy Strandvold) recommends THE GENIUS FILES: MISSION UNSTOPPABLE. Click HERE to see what he thought.    
 - Brennan & Meyrick Murphy are gushing about THE GODDESS GIRLS: GIRL GAMES. Click HERE to see what these two middle grader's thought.  
- Barbara Watson is wishing for KATERINA'S WISH. Click HERE to see why.  
- Michelle Mason is loving the BFG. Click HERE to see why she loves this classic. 
- Laurisa Reyes has an interview with author Arefa Tehsin! Click HERE for all the fun.  
- Rosi Hollingbeck is shouting out for TOBY GOLD AND THE SECRET FORTUNE--with a signed book GIVEAWAY. Click HERE for details.  
- Heidi Grange is heaping on the praise for GRAVEDIGGERS: MOUNTAIN OF BONE. Click HERE to learn more about it. 
- Joanne Fritz always has an MMGM for you. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week.  
- The Mundie Moms are always part of the MMGM fun (YAY!). Click HERE to see their newest recommendations. And if you aren't also following their Mundie Kids site, get thee over THERE and check out all the awesome!
- The lovely Shannon O'Donnell always has an MMGM ready for you! Click HERE to see what she's featuring this week!

- Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time! 
- Pam Torres always has an MMGM up on her blog. Click HERE to see what she's spotlighting this week. 
- Michelle Isenhoff is always part of the MMGM fun. Click HERE to see what she's talking about today.

If you would like to join in the MMGM fun, all you have to do is blog about a middle grade book you love (contests, author interviews and whatnot also count--but are most definitely not required) and email me the title of the book you're featuring and a link to your blog at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com. (Make sure you put MMGM or Marvelous Middle Grade Monday in the subject line so I see it)

NOTE: I used to not have a cut-off time for adding links to the post, but with how insane my schedule is right now, if you don't email me by Sunday evening (usually around 11pm PST is when I put the links together) I can't guarantee I'll have a chance to add you. BUT, you are welcome to add your link in the comments on this post so people can find you!


*Please note: these posts are not a reflection of my own opinions on the books featured. Each blogger is responsible for their own MMGM content and I do not pre-screen posts ahead of time, nor do I control what books they choose. I simply assemble the list based on the links that are emailed to me ahead of time

Friday, November 9, 2012

ALL THE THINGS!

Wow--is it Friday already???? WHERE DID THE WEEK GO??????????

Oh wait, I know where my week went:


Those, my friends, are copyedits for KEEPER 2. A.k.a: the most tedious and tiring part of my job multiplied by the longest book I've ever written. End result = *flail* *whimper*

(you'll also note the boxes and empty bookshelves in the background. Yes, I moved, and still have yet to unpack pretty much ANYTHING. Except those flowers and placemats on the table, strangely enough. I mean really, who needs dishes and pots and pans when there are decorative accents? One must have priorities!)

I also had a school and store visit this week (so much fun! Though sooooo exhausting).

And... I'm still trying to crank out a TON of new words on LTSF 2 in order to make my starting-to-feel-impossible deadline.

None of which I'm telling you to complain. These are all very happy things. BUT, they are also very time consuming things so they kept me away from blogging and twitter and facebook and all the other ways I usually like to connect with you guys. And they will probably continue to keep me away for the majority of this month. SORRY.

I promise things will get back to normal (ish) soon and that I will catch up on email and mailings (if you're waiting on a prize I promise, it IS coming. As soon as I unearth it from the leaning tower of boxes). Thank you so so so so SO much for bearing with me in the meantime.

Also: I have been TOTALLY remiss in mentioning a super-awesome event I'll be at this Saturday. If you live in SoCal you DON'T want to miss out. It's called YA In the Sun and there are some seriously cool authors who will be there (plus one awkward, giggly blonde). Check out the list:

Josephine Angelini
Leigh Bardugo
Jennifer Bosworth
Jessica Brody
Debra Driza
Cynthia Hand
Nancy Holder
Kirsten Hubbard
Suzanne Lazear
Marie Lu
Sarah Maas
Gretchen McNeil
Shannon Messenger
Tone Milazzo
Cindy Pon
Andrew Smith
Barrie Summy
McCormick Templeman
Greg VanEekhout
Kiersten White

I mean.... WOW, right? The universe seriously might explode from all that awesome. And there will be signings and LOTS of mix/mingle time, plus raffles and all kinds of other fun things (we even have a live band!) So if you live in SoCal COME HANG OUT WITH US. Here's the event details--hope to see you there!

YA In The Sun
Saturday, November 10
2:30-4:30 pm
Encinitas Library
540 Cornish Drive
Encinitas, CA
(760) 753-7376


Monday, November 5, 2012

MMGM Links (11/5)

Okay, I know it's been a few weeks since I've had an MMGM for you, but with dual deadlines coming up and a few more events it *may* be a little bit longer before I'm back on track. But I'm still going to try to assemble the links every week. Just... bear with me!

And here's where you can find the other awesome MMGMs: 
- Jessica at Book Sake is raving about THE NECROMANCER.  Click HERE to see why. 
- Natalie Aguirre is featuring THE SPINDLERS--with an "Ask the Expert" interview and a GIVEAWAY. Click HERE to read more.
- Susan Olson is featuring her top ten time travel books. Click HERE to see what they are. 
- Andrea Mack is cheering for CAMO GIRL. Click HERE to learn why she thinks its worth a read.   
- Flash, the Feline Extraordinaire, (and Professional Mews to Cindy Strandvold) recommends WONDER. Click HERE to see what he thought.    
- Alex Baugh joins the MMGM fun with KIZZY ANN STAMPS. Click HERE for all the fun.  
- Laurisa Reyes has an interview with author Kassy Tyler--with a GIVEAWAY! Click HERE for details. 
- Barbara Watson is gushing about TRUE COLORS--with a GIVEAWAY! Click HERE to enter.  
- Akossiwa Ketoglo is enraptured with THE UNWANTEDS. Click HERE for her review 
- Dorine White is struck by FOG. Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Joanne Fritz always has an MMGM for you. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week.  
- The Mundie Moms are always part of the MMGM fun (YAY!). Click HERE to see their newest recommendations. And if you aren't also following their Mundie Kids site, get thee over THERE and check out all the awesome!
- The lovely Shannon O'Donnell always has an MMGM ready for you! Click HERE to see what she's featuring this week!

- Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time! 
- Pam Torres always has an MMGM up on her blog. Click HERE to see what she's spotlighting this week. 
- Michelle Isenhoff is always part of the MMGM fun. Click HERE to see what she's talking about today.

If you would like to join in the MMGM fun, all you have to do is blog about a middle grade book you love (contests, author interviews and whatnot also count--but are most definitely not required) and email me the title of the book you're featuring and a link to your blog at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com. (Make sure you put MMGM or Marvelous Middle Grade Monday in the subject line so I see it)

NOTE: I used to not have a cut-off time for adding links to the post, but with how insane my schedule is right now, if you don't email me by Sunday evening (usually around 11pm PST is when I put the links together) I can't guarantee I'll have a chance to add you. BUT, you are welcome to add your link in the comments on this post so people can find you!


*Please note: these posts are not a reflection of my own opinions on the books featured. Each blogger is responsible for their own MMGM content and I do not pre-screen posts ahead of time, nor do I control what books they choose. I simply assemble the list based on the links that are emailed to me ahead of time