Monday, October 2, 2017

MMGM Links (10/2/17)

Sorry in advance if I missed some of you. I have to be up at 4am to catch a flight to a bookseller event (not a public event in case you're wondering why it wasn't on my website). So I'm putting the links together much earlier than normal so I can hopefully get a *little* sleep. If you didn't make the cut, feel free to leave your link in the comments (and hopefully everyone will make sure to check the comments to find those links).

Also, I have a few quick updates on the NIGHTFALL tour. For those planning to come to the Changing Hands event, the Grove Launch Party, or the Kepler's event, they will be doing tickets/wristbands/RSVPs. The time for the Kepler's event has also changed to accommodate the crowd. So here is the most current info for each of those events:

Monday, November 6 
(yes, you can get the book a day early!)
7:00 PM 
6428 So. McClintock
Tempe, AZ 85283 
*This event is ticketed. Purchase of NIGHTFALL comes with 2 event tickets and 1 swag pack*

Tuesday, November 7
Official Launch Party
7:00 PM 
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036 
**This event is doing wristbands. Purchase of NIGHTFALL is required for a wristband. Call to reserve yours**

Thursday, November 9
6:00 PM* 
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
 **RSVP by clicking HERE. RSVPing is free, but a purchase of NIGHTFALL is required for the signing line*
(*time has changed from original posting)

And if you're wondering about any of the other events, I recommend calling the store directly (all the info is on the events page of my website) because it's possible their rules have changed. The author is always the last to know. 

Okay, now, on to MMGM!
- Sydne Gernatt joins the MMGM fun with a review on CRY OF THE ICEMARK. Click HERE to welcome her to the group.  
- YA Sleuth is also joining the MMGM fun with a feature on THE SECRET FILES OF FAIRDAY MORROW. Click HERE to check it out.  
- Suzanne Warr is spotlighting CHARLIE SMALL, GORILLA CITY. Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Children's Books Heal is spotlighting SAYING GOOD-BYE TO LONDON. Click HERE to see what she thought.
- Greg Pattridge is raving about TOTO: THE DOG GONE AMAZING STORY OF THE WIZARD OF OZ. Click HERE for his review.  
Times Travel Times Two is spreading some love for A HANDFUL OF TIME. Click HERE to see why.
- Melissa Roske is interviewing author Supriya Kelkar. Click HERE for all the fun. 
- The Shannon Messenger Fan Club is talking up FORTUNE FALLS. Click HERE to see what they thought.  
- Dorine White is featuring THE WORLD'S GREATEST MACHINE. Click HERE to find her feature. 
- Bookish Ambition is recommending THE WIZARD'S TEST . 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.


  1. Joanne Roberts, your link doesn't show.

    1. Thanks, somehow the post was marked as September instead of October. Here's the correct link.


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