Monday, September 25, 2017

MMGM Links (9/25/17)

In case you missed it last week, most of the Nightfall Tour Dates have been announced, so if you haven't seen them, make sure you check my events page HERE (and when I have the details on the final things still being confirmed I will let you know). And now, on to MMGM!

- Mark Baker is getting LOST BENEATH MANHATTAN. Click HERE to see why. 
- Children's Books Heal is spotlighting REFUGEE. Click HERE to see what she thought.
- Greg Pattridge is cheering for SUPERSTAR. Click HERE for his review.  
Times Travel Times Two is spreading some love for HERE AND THEN. Click HERE to see why.
- Rosi Hollingbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--HEARTWOOD HOTEL #2: THE GREATEST GIFT. Click HERE for details. 
- Completely Full Bookshelf is recommending TUESDAYS AT THE CASTLE. Click HERE to see why.  
- Boys Rule! Boys Read! has a truly epic read for you. Click HERE to see what it is.
- Bookish Ambition is feeling THREE TIMES LUCKY. Click HERE to find their feature.  
- Middle Grade Mafioso is championing ELLRAY JAMES, THE RECESS KING. Click HERE to see what he thought.  
- Randomly Reading sees no reason to BAN THIS BOOK. Click HERE to see why.  
- Andrea Mack is sweet on THE DRAGON WITH A CHOCOLATE HEART. Click HERE to read her review.   
- Jess at the Reading Nook is sharing EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NIGHTMARES! AND HOW TO DEFEAT THEM. Click HERE to see what she thought.  
- Sally's Bookshelf is rooting for THE ENEMY. Click HERE to see why.    
- Dorine White wants everyone to STEP UP TO THE PLATE. Click HERE to find her feature.  
- Sue Kooky is singing praises for EVERY SOUL HAS A STAR. 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.  
- Shannon O'Donnell is back--and planning a weekly MMGM again. 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.

Monday, September 18, 2017

MMGM Links (9/18/17)

Before I get to MMGM, I have a quick update. I've posted most of the NIGHTFALL tour stops on my events page, and I thought I'd post them here as well.

I'm saying "most" because there are still a couple of things that might get added (and no, that doesn't mean you can request where those stops will be. For one thing, I never have control over where I'll be heading. But also, the things are already in the works, I'm just waiting for confirmation).

I'm also still waiting to find out which of the events will be ticketed (pretty sure Changing Hands, the Launch Party at the Grove, and Keplers will be doing tickets or wristbands) so I will update with that info as soon as I have it. In the meantime, if you have any questions about any of the events, you should contact the store directly. Phone numbers are listed with each event. And I promise I'll have a longer post with more information about how the events will work. I just wanted to at least share the information I have since I know many of you have been waiting for it.

Nightfall Tour

PHOENIX, AZ
Monday, November 6 
(yes, you can get the book a day early!)
7:00 PM 
6428 So. McClintock
Tempe, AZ 85283 
480-730-0205


LOS ANGELES, CA
Tuesday, November 7
Official Launch Party
7:00 PM 
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036 
323-525-0270


PORTLAND, OR
Wednesday, November 8
6:00 PM 
12000 SE 82nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97266 
503-786-3464


SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Thursday, November 9
KEPLER'S BOOKS
7:00 PM 
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
650-324-4321


SEATTLE, WA
Friday, November 10
6:00 PM  
4326 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
800.335.7323


RICHMOND, VA
Monday, November 13
5:00 PM 
3003 W. Cary Road.
Richmond, VA 23221 
804-353-675 


WASHINGTON D.C.
Tuesday, November 14
6:30 PM  
1555 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-548-4092


WINSTON-SALEM, NC
Wednesday, November 15
5:30 PM 
634 West Fourth Street #110
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
336-747-147


SOUTHERN PINES, NC
Thursday, November 16
4:00 PM 
140 NW Broad Street
Southern Pines, NC 28387
910-692-3211


RALEIGH-DURHAM, NC
Friday, November 17
7:00 PM 
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
919.828.1588


MONTCLAIR, CA
Friday, December 8
5183 N Montclair Plaza Ln
Montclair, CA 91763
909-399-1966



Okay, on to MMGM!

- Justin Talks Books is chatting about SUPERFUDGE. Click HERE to see why. 
- Children's Books Heal is spotlighting WISH. Click HERE to see what she thought.
- Greg Pattridge is cheering for CALEB AND KIT. Click HERE for his review.  
- Times Travel Times Two is spreading some love for CAN I GET THERE BY CANDLELIGHT. Click HERE to see why.
- Rosi Hollingbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--A BABYSITTER'S GUIDE TO MONSTER HUNTING. Click HERE for details. 
- Completely Full Bookshelf is recommending THE GRAVEYARD BOOK. Click HERE to see why.  
- Boys Rule! Boys Read! is sharing some more quick reads. Click HERE to see what they are.  
- Suzanne Warr is spreading some love for MARI'S HOPE. Click HERE to find her feature. 
- Shannon O'Donnell is back--and planning a weekly MMGM again. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week. 
- 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.

Monday, September 11, 2017

MMGM Links (9/11/17)

Having a bit of a hectic day, so I'm diving straight into the MMGM links. But now that we're less than 2 months from NIGHTFALL's release, I should start having a ton of important updates soon, so keep an eye out for that!

- The Children's War is featuring THE WAR I FINALLY ONE. Click HERE to see why. 
- Children's Books Heal is singing praises for SAVED BY THE BOATS--with a signed book GIVEAWAY! Click HERE for details.
- Greg Pattridge is spotlighting THINGS THAT SURPRISE YOU. Click HERE for his review.  
- Jess at the Reading Nook is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--THE DREADFUL TALE OF PROSPER REDDING. Click HERE to learn more.
- Rosi Hollingbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--BRAVE RED, SMART FROG. Click HERE for details. 
- Dorine White is giving away some MONSTER HIGH books. Click HERE for details. 
- Sally's Bookshelf is sharing CONFESSIONS FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S KID. Click HERE to find her feature.  
- Completely Full Bookshelf is recommending HEARTBEAT. Click HERE to see why.  
- Bookish Ambition is highlighting A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS. Click HERE to see what they thought.  
- Suzanne Warr is spreading some love for PENNY FROM HEAVEN. Click HERE to find her feature. 
- Jenni Enzor is cheering for MARI'S HOPE. Click HERE to read her review.
- The Mundie Moms are always huge supporters of middle grade. Click HERE for their Mundie Kids site. 
- Shannon O'Donnell is back--and planning a weekly MMGM again. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week. 
- 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.

Monday, September 4, 2017

MMGM Links (9/4/17)

Hope everyone is enjoying their three day weekend!

One quick note before I get to the MMGM links. Tomorrow I'll be revealing the first of the new KEEPER art on my social media, so make sure you check my Instagram (or Twitter or Facebook) so you don't miss it!

And now, on to MMGM
- Charis Rae joins the MMGM fun with a feature on THE GIRL WHO COULD SEE. Click HERE to welcome her to the group. 
- Children's Books Heal is singing praises for A TIME TO DANCE--with a signed book GIVEAWAY! Click HERE for details.
- Greg Pattridge is spotlighting THE WARDEN'S DAUGHTER. Click HERE for his review.  
- Jess at the Reading Nook has chills for THE STONE COLD AGE. Click HERE to see why.
- Sally's Bookshelf is discovering BUG GIRL. Click HERE to find her review. 
- Dorine White is championing KAT GREENE COMES CLEAN. Click HERE to see why.   
- Sue Kooky is raving about THE DARKNESS OF DRAGONS. Click HERE to find her feature.  
- Boys Rule! Boys Read! is gushing about REALM BREAKER. Click HERE to see why. 
- 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. 
- Shannon O'Donnell is back--and planning a weekly MMGM again. Click HERE to see what she's talking about 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 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.