Monday, August 10, 2015

MMGM Links (8/10/15)

I'm currently juggling not one but TWO deadlines, so to say my brain's a bit mushy is a total understatement.

BUT, somehow I still managed to put together a quick giveaway to celebrate the release of EVERBLAZE in paperback (details HERE) and I made an attempt at this week's MMGM links!

- Mark Baker is drawn to IT'S A MAGICAL WORLD. Click HERE to read his review. 
- Jess at the Reading Nook has an interview with author SE Grove. Click HERE for all the fun.
- Dorine White is reviewing THE GLASS SENTENCE--with a GIVEAWAY. Click HERE for details. 
- Cindy at Cindy Reads is seeing stars for STARGIRL. Click HERE to see why.
- Greg Pattridge is highlighting THE BLOOD GUARD. Click HERE to read his feature.   
- Laurisa White Reyes is feeling good about THE GOOD LITTLE BOOK. Click HERE to see why.   
- Susan Uhlig has two features--UNUSUAL CHICKENS FOR THE EXCEPTIONAL POULTRY FARMER and CASTLE HANGNAIL. Click HERE for her thoughts. 
- Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time!
- The Mundie Moms are always huge supporters of middle grade. Click HERE for their Mundie Kids site.   
- 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) 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. Thanks, Shannon. Good luck with those deadlines.

  2. Have we mentioned lately that you're awesome? Because you are! Best of luck juggling it all!


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