Monday, December 2, 2013

MMGM Links (12/2/13)

Yes, I'm STILL in the deadline cave (and yes, I do realize how much I sound like a broken record). But. BUT.  I've FINALLY hit that section I like to call the home stretch. There's still a ways to go (my books are LONG, so my 'home stretch' is LONG, accordingly), but the end might actually be in sight. Maybe. Hopefully. So I have been writing like a crazy woman trying to get there. I'm telling you guys, KEEPER #3 is officially the hardest book I've ever written. But I will not let it defeat me!

ANYWAY, if you can't tell by that rambling, it's like... 2am right now and my brain is FRIED from a loooooooooooooong night of drafting. So I am putting together the MMGM links and hoping they're right. But they might not be. Apologies in advance.

Also, if you missed it, I'm hosting a very special giveaway--and today is the last day to take part! Free swag packs will be sent to EVERYONE who buys one of my books before midnight tonight and fills out the form on my blog. Full details are HERE--and remember, time is almost up so you'd better act quickly if you want to take advantage

Okay--on to MMGM!!!!
- Rosi Hollinbeck is cheering for CARRYING MASON--with a GIVEAWAY. Click HERE for details
- Julie DeGuia is raving about MOCKINGBIRD. Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Birdie Reader is singing praises for A TALE DARK AND GRIMM. Click HERE to see why.  
- Andrea Mack is shining a light on SURE SIGNS OF CRAZY. Click HERE to see her review.  
Jennifer at 5 Minutes for Books is featuring 4 novels about kids with interesting jobs. Click HERE to see what they are.   
- Dorine White has chills for ICEFALL. Click HERE to see why.  
- Michael Gettel-Gilmarten is dishing about all things DIARY OF A WIMPY KID related. Click HERE for all the fun.
- Greg Pattridge has all the feels for LIAR AND SPY. Click HERE to see why.
Jennifer at 5 Minutes for Books is featuring I FUNNY--with a GIVEAWAY. Click HERE for details.     
- Media Sharif is captivated with ONE CRAZY SUMMER. Click HERE to read her review.   
- Jennifer Rumberger always has an awesome MMGM feature on her blog. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week.   
- Pam Torres always has an MMGM up on her blog. Click HERE to see what she's spotlighting this week.
- Deb Marshall is a MMGM regular. Click HERE to see what she's featuring this week. 
- 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!   

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 it gets sorted accurately) You MUST email me your link by Sunday evening in order to be included in the list of links. (usually before 11pm PST is safe--but if I'm traveling it can vary. When in doubt, send early!)

If you miss the cutoff, you are welcome to add your link in the comments on this post so people can find you, but I will not have time to update the post. Same goes for typos/errors on my part. I do my best to build the links correctly, but sometimes deadline-brain gets the best of me, and I'm sorry if it does. For those wondering why I don't use a Linky-widget instead, it's a simple matter of internet safety. The only way I can ensure that all the links lead to safe, appropriate places for someone of any age is if I build them myself. It's not a perfect system, but it allows me to keep better control.

Thank you so much for being a part of this awesome meme, and spreading the middle grade love!

*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 reviews 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.


  1. I love this post!!! My students have a review of Long Shadows by Erin Hunter up on their blog. The link is below. Can't wait to read all the review links above!

    Long Shadows

  2. Thanks, as always, for doing this, Shannon. Good luck with your deadline.


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