Monday, February 1, 2016

MMGM Links (2/1/16)

Okay, seriously HOW IS IT ALREADY FEBRUARY????  AND HOW AM I STILL WRESTLING SO MANY DEADLINES???

Ahem.

Sorry. Just seriously, where is the pause button? Or the TARDIS??? Or my genie with three wishes????

Ahem again.

Anyway, before I get to the links, I have one quick, exciting piece of news: it was announced today that Keeper of the Lost Cities is nominated for the California Young Readers Medal, which is just... such an amazing honor. The two books it's nominated with sound amazing (and have now been added to my TBR pile) so I'm sure it'll be some stiff competition. But regardless of how it all works out next year, when all the votes are cast, it's seriously such an incredible thing to have my book on this list and to get this kind of support. So thank you California. Thank you thank you thank you!

And...that's enough Shannon-gushing. On to MMGM!

- Reading Violet joins the MMGM fun with a feature on ADVENTURE OF NANNY PIGGINS. Click HERE to welcome them to the group.  
- Deb Marshall is back, with a feature on 8th GRADE SUPERZERO. Click HERE to read her review. 
- Sonora at Destined 4 Weirdness is sweet on A MANGO SHAPED SPACE.  Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Sue Kooky is gushing about THIS JOURNAL BELONGS TO RATCHET. Click HERE to find her review.  
- Jess at the Reading Nook is spreading some good luck for JUST MY LUCK. Click HERE to find her review. 
- Suzanne Warr things GILDED is golden. Click HERE to see why. 
- Michael Gettel-Gilmarten is teaching everyone that MURDER IS BAD MANNERS. Click HERE to see what he thought. 
- Cindy at Cindy Reads A Lot is feeling LOST IN THE SUN. Click HERE for her review.
 - Susan Olson is championing FLIGHT TO FREEDOM: NICHOLAS FLUX AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD. Click HERE to see why. 
- Patricia Tilton is glad to have found THE KEY TO EXTRAORDINARY. Click HERE to see what she liked about it. 
- Greg Pattridge is cheering for RUBY LEE & ME.  Click HERE to read his thoughts. 
- Rosi Hollenbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--MY SECRET GUIDE TO PARIS. Click HERE for all the fun. 
- The Mundie Moms are always huge supporters of middle grade. Click HERE for their Mundie Kids site. 
- Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time! 
- 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 on a Monday (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--and please don't forget to say what book you're featuring) You MUST email me your link by Sunday evening in order to be included in the list of links for the coming Monday. (usually before 11pm PST is safe--but if I'm traveling it can vary. When in doubt, send early!) (Also make sure the post you send me is a new post, not one from earlier in the week. I try to keep the content fresh)

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. 

7 comments:

  1. Congrats on the nomination, Shannon! Keeper really deserves it! (I'm in the process of re-reading all of them) Thanks for the MMGM's too! :-) <3

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  2. Congratulations on the nomination, Shannon. I'm not surprised.

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  3. Congratulations on the nomination. You are in some pretty heady company! Good luck to you. Thanks for always doing the links.

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  4. Congrats on the nomination! (Not that we're surprised) :) Thanks for the links!

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  5. Woo!! You deserve that nomination, so happy for you! :)

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  6. I'M STILL DO HAPPY ABOUT LODESTAR AND I FOUND THAT TILTE SUNDAY I AM READY TO BURST WITH EXCITEMENT I WANT TO SAY MORE BUT I'M AFRAID I WILL SPOIL STUFF FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVEN'T READ NEVERSEEN YET SO I'LL JUST KEEP QUIET AND HOPE FOR THE BEST!!!! :D :D

    -Esme

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