Monday, October 21, 2013

MMGM Links (10/21/13)

Greetings from St. Louis!!!  I'm on midwest time, so I may miss some of the MMGM links that come in later. But I managed to put together what I found in my inbox.

Also, if you live in St. Louis (or near there) don't forget, I still have two more upcoming events, one tonight and one tomorrow. Here's the deets:

October 21st

Barnes & Noble

113 West County Center

Des Peres, Missouri 63131

October 22nd

1301 Olive St.

Saint Louis, Missouri 63103
*With Michael Buckley*

I also have a San Diego signing right after I get back (and since it's sorta the EXILE Launch party--just a few weeks late--I'll even have cupcakes!):

October 24th
7:00 pm
Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd 
San Diego, CA 92111

Okay, on to the links!
- Michelle Mason (who I get to meet tonight--eee!) is featuring EXILE (Keeper of the Lost Cities #2)--with a SIGNED BOOK GIVEAWAY! Click HERE for all the deets.
- Gina Carey is gushing about--double EEE--KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES--ALSO with a giveaway. Click HERE to learn more.
(*pauses to give a big squishy hug to both of them. Thank you so much for the awesome support!*) 
- Birdie Reader is singing praises for COUNTING BY 7S. Click HERE to read her review. 
- Jennifer at 5 Minutes for Books is highlighting some middle grade books with a boy main character--with a GIVEAWAY. Click HERE for all the fun!
- Michael Gettel-Gilmartin is cheering for MISTER MAX: THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS. Click HERE to see what he thought.  
- Natalie Lorenzi's heart is soaring for THE ART OF FLYING. Click HERE for her review.
- Jennifer Rumberger is championing DON'T FEED THE BOY. Click HERE to see why.
- Media Sharif is taken with THE LEMONADE CRIME. Click HERE to read her feature. 
- Greg Pattridge is out of his mind for OUT OF MY MIND. Click HERE to see why.  
- Andrea Mack is showcasing CIRCLE OF CRANES. Click HERE for her review. 
- Barbara Watson (who I just recently got to meet in person in Minneapolis!) is tangled up in A TANGLE OF KNOTS. Click HERE for her feature. 
- Dorine White is enchanted with THE LAST ENCHANTER. Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Julie DeGuia has all the feels for JUDY MOODY AND THE BAD LUCK CHARM. Click HERE to see why. 
- Laurisa White Reyes is soaring for WORDS WITH WINGS. Click HERE to read her review. 
- Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time! 
- Pam Torres always has an MMGM up on her blog. Click HERE to see what she's spotlighting this week.
- Deb Marshall is a MMGM regular. Click HERE to see what she's featuring this week. 
- Joanne Fritz always has an MMGM for you. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week. 
- The Mundie Moms are always part of the MMGM fun (YAY!). Click HERE to see their newest recommendations. And if you aren't also following their Mundie Kids site, get thee over THERE and check out all the awesome!    
- The lovely Shannon O'Donnell always has an MMGM ready for you! Click HERE to see what she's featuring 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 (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) You MUST email me your link by Sunday evening in order to be included in the list of links. (usually before 11pm PST is safe--but if I'm traveling it can vary. When in doubt, send early!)

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. Thanks so much for taking the time to gather these links.

  2. Thanks for the awesome middle grade book recommendations. I look forward to all the recommendations every Monday. Let's keep the middle grade conversation going!

  3. Soo glad I found you! I've been participating in MMGM every week for a couple months, but didn't know there was a formal place where I could join in the fun! lol Here's my spotlight on Lexi Connor's first 'B Magical' book complete with my cats comments. ;)

    Have fun in St Louis, Shannon! My hubby is from there and we have family and friends in the area, so I'll spread the word about your events!

  4. Thanks, as always, Shannon, for getting all this together. I guess my email didn't get to you in time. This week I am reviewing Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein, and I am giving away a copy of Never Say Die by Will Hobbs. Please stop by, everyone.


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