Monday, October 28, 2013

MMGM Links (10/28/13)

Home again--though only briefly! I still have one last trip--to Arizona, for an awesome program called Club Read--and then I get a few months home. Which is especially awesome because--if you don't follow me on Istagram, Facebook, or Twitter--you might not have seen that my husband and I added a new member to our family this weekend:


ISN'T SHE PRECIOUS?????

We named her Melody Pond (anyone a fellow Whovian?) and she pretty much wins the prize for cutest, sweetest kitten ever. So I can't wait to be home with her (though I'm not sure how I'll get any writing done when there's so much kitten-cuteness to be enjoyed!!!)

But right--you're here for MMGM. Once again, all I have for you are links. But hopefully they're at least right:
- Natalie Aguirre (who I recently got to meet--yay!) is featuring EXILE (Keeper of the Lost Cities #2)--with a GIVEAWAY (which includes a copy of EXILE and a copy of LET THE SKY FALL!) Click HERE for all the details. 
- Melissa Gaynor with Sweet on Books joins the MMGM fun with a feature on ESCAPE FROM MR. LIMONCELLO'S LIBRARY. Click HERE to see what she thought.
- Mark Baker is caught up in MAGIC MARKS THE SPOT. Click HERE to see what he thought.  
- Jennifer at 5 Minutes for Books has a roundup of short middle grade books that pack a punch. Click HERE for all the fun! 
- Greg Pattridge is crazy for RULES Click HERE for his review.  
- Janet Smart is sharing three spooky reads for the season. Click HERE to see what they are. 
- Kim Aippersbach is highlighting THE WELLS BEQUEST. Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Jennifer Rumberger is dishing about COUNTING BY SEVENS. Click HERE to see why. 
- Dorine White is cheering for MICKEY PRICE: JOURNEY TO OBLIVION. Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- 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.

Monday, October 21, 2013

MMGM Links (10/21/13)

Greetings from St. Louis!!!  I'm on midwest time, so I may miss some of the MMGM links that come in later. But I managed to put together what I found in my inbox.

Also, if you live in St. Louis (or near there) don't forget, I still have two more upcoming events, one tonight and one tomorrow. Here's the deets:


October 21st
6:00pm

Barnes & Noble

113 West County Center

Des Peres, Missouri 63131


October 22nd
7:00pm


1301 Olive St.

Saint Louis, Missouri 63103
*With Michael Buckley*


I also have a San Diego signing right after I get back (and since it's sorta the EXILE Launch party--just a few weeks late--I'll even have cupcakes!):

October 24th
7:00 pm
Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd 
San Diego, CA 92111


Okay, on to the links!
- Michelle Mason (who I get to meet tonight--eee!) is featuring EXILE (Keeper of the Lost Cities #2)--with a SIGNED BOOK GIVEAWAY! Click HERE for all the deets.
- Gina Carey is gushing about--double EEE--KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES--ALSO with a giveaway. Click HERE to learn more.
(*pauses to give a big squishy hug to both of them. Thank you so much for the awesome support!*) 
- Birdie Reader is singing praises for COUNTING BY 7S. Click HERE to read her review. 
- Jennifer at 5 Minutes for Books is highlighting some middle grade books with a boy main character--with a GIVEAWAY. Click HERE for all the fun!
- Michael Gettel-Gilmartin is cheering for MISTER MAX: THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS. Click HERE to see what he thought.  
- Natalie Lorenzi's heart is soaring for THE ART OF FLYING. Click HERE for her review.
- Jennifer Rumberger is championing DON'T FEED THE BOY. Click HERE to see why.
- Media Sharif is taken with THE LEMONADE CRIME. Click HERE to read her feature. 
- Greg Pattridge is out of his mind for OUT OF MY MIND. Click HERE to see why.  
- Andrea Mack is showcasing CIRCLE OF CRANES. Click HERE for her review. 
- Barbara Watson (who I just recently got to meet in person in Minneapolis!) is tangled up in A TANGLE OF KNOTS. Click HERE for her feature. 
- Dorine White is enchanted with THE LAST ENCHANTER. Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Julie DeGuia has all the feels for JUDY MOODY AND THE BAD LUCK CHARM. Click HERE to see why. 
- Laurisa White Reyes is soaring for WORDS WITH WINGS. Click HERE to read her review. 
- 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.
- 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.

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.

Monday, October 14, 2013

MMGM Links (10/14/13)

Finally home from the first leg of my EXILE tour!!!

I'm struggling to catch up on everything before I leave again in three days, so I don't have an MMGM for you. But I do have links!

Also,  if you live in St. Louis and haven't checked my events page, here's where you can find me:


October 19th
Less Than Three Conference
Spencer Road Branch Library
427 Spencer Rd.
St. Peters, MO 63376


October 21st
6:00pm
Barnes & Noble
113 West County Center
Des Peres, Missouri 63131



October 22nd
7:00pm
1301 Olive St.
Saint Louis, Missouri 63103
*With Michael Buckley*


I also have a local event next week, right after I get back:


October 24th
7:00 pm

Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego

7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd 
San Diego, CA 92111



And don't forget, the last day to enter my EXILE launch celebration giveaway is TOMORROW. So if you haven't entered yet, get thee over HERE.

Phew--I think that's it for all the updates. Okay, onto the links (and warning: I'm battling some serious jet-lag here, so sorry in advance if I messed any of these up)
- Mark Baker is sharing his 5 star review for--*MEEP*--EXILE (Keeper of the Lost Cities #2). Click HERE to read more. 
- Mrs. Heise is part of THE REAL BOY blog tour, with an interview between author Anne Ursu and her editor, Jordan Brown. Click HERE for all the fun.
- Xander's back with a feature on REBELS OF THE KASBAH. Click HERE to see what he thought. 
- Birdie Reader is singing praises for HOUSE OF HADES. Click HERE to read why. 
- Jennifer at 5 Minutes for Books is sharing SURE SIGNS OF CRAZY. Click HERE to see what she thought.
- Janet Smart has all the feels for THE TIGER RISING. Click HERE to read her review. 
- Sheri Larsen is cheering for TWERP. Click HERE to see why.  
- Rosi Hollinbeck is hosting a stop on THE LAST ENCHANTER blog tour--with a giveaway! Click HERE for details.  
- Michael Gettel-Gilmartin is telling THE WHOLE STORY OF HALF A GIRL. Click HERE to see what he thought. 
- Dorine White has an interview with author BK Bostick. Click HERE for all the fun. 
- Media Sharif has chills for GRAVE IMAGES. Click HERE to read her feature. 
- Greg Pattridge is caught up in RUNAWAY TWIN. Click HERE to see why. 
- Jennifer Rumberger is gushing about DUKE. Click HERE to see her review. 
- Laurisa White Reyes is highlighting THE OTHER SIDE OF FREE. Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- 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.
- 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.

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