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

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

Tuesday, November 7
Official Launch Party
7:00 PM 
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036 

Wednesday, November 8
6:00 PM 
12000 SE 82nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97266 

Thursday, November 9
7:00 PM 
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025

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

Monday, November 13
5:00 PM 
3003 W. Cary Road.
Richmond, VA 23221 

Tuesday, November 14
6:30 PM  
1555 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314

Wednesday, November 15
5:30 PM 
634 West Fourth Street #110
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Thursday, November 16
4:00 PM 
140 NW Broad Street
Southern Pines, NC 28387

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

Friday, December 8
5183 N Montclair Plaza Ln
Montclair, CA 91763

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.


  1. Wow! So exciting you'll be coming to Raleigh! I can't wait to tell my daughter and her friends--they'll be soo thrilled!

  2. I wish u were coming to Texas but it's okay, KOTLC is my fav book series of all time, can't wait to read Nightfall!!!!!!!

  3. Thanks, Shannon. Good luck with your tour. It's a lot of work!

  4. Oh my god so excited, do you just do USA or Canada too? No matter either way, love your books so much!! I finished lodestar last week and am dying for Nightfall?! I can't wait! Thanks soo much!

  5. AHHHH you're coming to Raleigh!?! I live near there! I'm so asking my mom if I can go! :D :D :D
    Most crazily, ~Olive


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