Monday, February 29, 2016

MMGM Links (2/29/16)

Hooray for having an extra day this year (can I get like 100 more of them, Universe????) Yep, still drowning in deadlines, so I don't have much time for an update. But I did want to quickly say: come back this Wednesday (3/2/16) if you want to see the cover for LODESTAR! (yes, you will FINALLY get to see the cover. I know you've been waiting oh-so-impatiently. And I think it's safe to say YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE IT!!)

But enough about that. On to the MMGM links:

- Katelyn at Cupcake Katelyn Books is joining the fun with a feature on... *blush* KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES. Click HERE to welcome her to the group.  
- Biana Grace is ALSO joining the MMGM group and is featuring EVERBLAZE (Keeper of the Lost Cities #3) *blushes brighter*. Click HERE to welcome her to the group as well. 
- Cindy at Cindy Reads A Lot is inviting everyone to love YOU'RE INVITED. Click HERE to see what she thought.  
- Sonora at Destined for Weirdness is showcasing THE GIRL WHO COULD NOT DREAM. Click HERE to see why. 
- Suzanne Warr is cheering for NANNY X RETURNS and sharing some happy news . Click HERE to read more. 
- Susan Olson is spreading some love for DANGER IN ANCIENT ROME (RANGER IN TIME #2). Click HERE to see why. 
- Greg Pattridge is feeling peaceful for PAX. Click HERE to see what he thought. 
- Reading Violet is raving about SWITCH. Click HERE to see why. 
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--AVENGING THE OWL. Click HERE for details.  
- Natalie Aguirre at Literary Rambles is interviewing author Melanie Conklin and her agent, Peter Knapp--with a very special GIVEAWAY. Click HERE for all the fun. 
- Michael Gettel-Gilmartin is hunting down THE BLACKTHORN KEY. Click HERE to see why. 
- Faith Hough is interviewing author Roseanne Parry about THE TURN OF THE TIDE. Click HERE to read more.  
- Katie at Story Time Secrets is shouting out about ME & MIRANDA MULLALY. Click HERE to see what she thought.  
- Patricia Tilton is spreading some love for THE QUESTION OF MIRACLES. Click HERE to see why. 
- Kim Aippersbach has chills for THE FOG DIVER. Click HERE to read her review.  
- Dorine White is raving about ALCATRAZ VS THE EVIL LIBRARIANS. Click HERE to see what she has to say.  
- Jess at the Reading Nook is championing MISSION MUMBAI. Click HERE to see why. 
- 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. 
- The Mundie Moms are always huge supporters of middle grade. Click HERE for their Mundie Kids site.

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. 

16 comments:

  1. Yay - the cover of Lodestar! Hurray!

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  2. EEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeee I CAN"T WAIT!!!! THANK YOU SHANNON!!

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  3. Here's my post for MMGM! Thanks, Shannon! And WHOOP on that cover!
    http://www.readwritetell.com/2016/02/marvelous-middle-grade-monday-far-from.html

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  4. I look forward to the cover reveal!

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  5. Thanks for doing the thanks for doing the MMGM links, as always! I can't wait to see who is on the cover! EEEEEEP!!!!!

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  6. SQUEEE!!!!!!!!!!!! I'M SO EXCITED TO SEE THE COVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *gasps for breath* Oh, and thanks for MMGM! :-p

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  7. Most anticipated day of the week: WEDNESDAY!!!!

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  8. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP YESS I'M SO EXCITED!!! SQUEEEEE I CAN'T WAIT FOR WENSDAY I CAN GARENTEE YOU I WON'T STOP THINKING ABOUT THIS!!!!! CAN'T WAIT TILL THE BOOK!!! let me catch my breath.... SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE OK SORRT I COULDN'T HELO MYSELF

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  9. Wow! So many participants this week! Thanks for doing this as always, Shannon. Can't wait for Wednesday.

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  10. I'm so excited for Wednesday! Thanks for doing MMGM!
    - Vi Tiger

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  11. Hello! EEEK! I can't believe you have a blog! Pleeeeeeeease respond, I love you SO Much! Keep of the Lost cities is so good and you are the greatest author ever! (Althogh, you may be a tad bit evil...Two Words: Keefe. Neverseen.) YOU ARE SO AMAZING! I have read all the Keeper of the Lost Cities and I finished them in 1 week! I can't wait for November to come! Please respond, I love you so much!
    -Samantha, 11 years old, 5th grade

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  12. Yay!! I actually squealed when I read we get the cover reveal! Thanks for the links Shannon!

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  13. When is the cover reveal going to be posted today? Because it's not here yet :'(
    Thanks! Ur awesome! (and my favorite author ever!) :D
    -Jennifer

    P.S. Even though your books are geared more towards ages 10-12, I'm 14 and still love them!

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  15. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn?

    Lodestar, come to me baby!

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  16. WHEN WILL THE COVER BE POSTED?!?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!! I MUST SEEEEEE!!!!!!

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