Monday, January 13, 2014

MMGM Links (1/13/14)

Sorry, still no MMGM this week. I've been on a YA Contemp reading kick (after drafting I like to read stuff that's the complete opposite of what I just wrote, to fill the well with something new and different) so I haven't been reading much middle grade.

But I'm about to enter the revision cave, so then I'll hopefully be reading middle grade again.  In the meantime, here's the MMGM links for the week:

Oh--wait. Actually, in case you missed it, I should mention that I'm doing a special LET THE SKY FALL GIVEAWAY. You can find all the details HERE.

Okay, NOW on to the MMGM links:
- Daniel Johnston is caught up in THE MAZE OF BONES. Click HERE to see his review. 
- Suzanne Warr is spotlighting AS IF BEING 12 3/4 ISN'T HARD ENOUGH, MY MOTHER IS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. Click HERE to see what she thought.  
- Mark Baker is discovering NEW LANDS. Click HERE to read his review. 
- Birdie Reader is singing praises for THE GREAT WALL OF LUCY WU. Click HERE to see why.
- Greg Pattridge is spending the day on a ROAD TRIP. Click HERE to see what he thought. 
- Annie McMahon is highlighting STRYKER. Click HERE to read her feature.  
- Barbara Watson is HIDING OUT AT THE PANCAKE PALACE. Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Roseanne Parry is going ROGUE. Click HERE to see her review.  
- Michelle Mason is loving I SO DON'T DO MYSTERIES. Click HERE to see why.
- Andrea Mack has feels for AFTER IRIS. Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing, and GIVING AWAY, THE GOST IN THE GLASS HOUSE. Click HERE for details.
- Dorine White has a huge box of middle grade ARCs she's GIVING AWAY. Click HERE to enter
- Laurisa White Reyes is spotlighting TIME TRAPPED. Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Julie DeGuia is highlighting three Andrew Clements books. Click HERE to see what they are. 
- Xander is swept up in THE HUNT FOR THE WELL HIDDEN TREASURE. Click HERE to see his review. 
- 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!   
- Jennifer Rumberger always has an awesome MMGM feature on her blog. 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 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. The key to reading YA is to find the rare one that can also be read by middle grade students without shocking them! Thanks for hosting MMGM!

  2. Thanks for the link! And I think it's a great idea to read something different than what you've been immersed in for so long.


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