Monday, October 16, 2017

MMGM Links (10/16/17)

A few quick updates:

- I've been getting LOTS of questions about the NIGHTFALL tour, so I did my best to cover them HERE.

- If you don't feel like clicking that post--but are planning to come to the LA Launch Party--there's been a slight correction for how that event is going to work. The Grove apparently does their wristband system differently than other B&Ns, and doesn't allow people to reserve them until the day of the event. They're also requiring that you buy a copy of NIGHTFALL in order to get a wristband (and you'll need a wristband in order to enter the signing line). But don't worry, they've assured me that they will not run out of books--and are extremely efficient with the signing line--so no one is going to have any problems attending the event, getting a copy, or getting their book signed in a reasonable amount of time!

- I know many of you are SUPER eager for the pre-order giveaway, and it *should* be launching this week. Not totally sure which day yet, so check back here often.

And now, on to MMGM!
- Middle Grade Mafioso is talking about MY BRIGADISTA YEAR. Click HERE to see why.
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--ESME DOOLEY AND THE KIRKKOMAKI CIRCUS.  Click HERE to learn more.
- Bookish Ambition is telling THE WHOLE STORY OF HALF A GIRL. Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Children's Books Heal is spotlighting OVERBOARD: SURVIVOR DIARIES. Click HERE to see what she thought.
- Greg Pattridge sees nothing loser-ish about THE LOSER'S CLUB. Click HERE for his review.  
- Completely Full Bookshelf is championing THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE. Click HERE to see why.
- Suzanne Warr is sweet on EMMA ON THIN ICING. Click HERE to read her review.
- Literary Rambles has a guest post from author Karina Yan Glaser and agent Ginger Clark--with a book and query critique GIVEAWAY! Click HERE for details.
- Dorine White is featuring--and GIVING AWAY--TRUTH OR DARE. Click HERE for details.
- 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.

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