Monday, July 17, 2017

MMGM Links (7/17/17)

Pulling ANOTHER all nighter (but maybe the last one!!!) trying to finish NIGHTFALL. So throwing the MMGM links together super fast (sorry if any are a mess!):
- Mark Baker is reviewing DISNEY AT LAST. Click HERE to see what he thought. 
- Reading Violet is spreading some love for THE TEST. Click HERE to see why.
- Randomly Reading is discussing THE UNEXPECTED LIFE OF OLIVER CROMWELL PITTS.  Click HERE to find their feature.
- Literary Rambles has a guest post from author Corabel Shofner--and a GIVEAWAY. Click HERE to learn more.
- Greg Pattridge has all the dirt on DIRT. Click HERE to read his review.  
- Jess at the Reading Nook is highlighting BABY MOUSE: LIGHTS, CAMERA, MIDDLE SCHOOL! Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Susan Uhlig has a double feature. To read her review of CARRYING MASON, go HERE. And for her review on MONSTER, HUMAN, OTHER go HERE.  
- Completely Full Bookshelf is recommending FROM THE MIXED-UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER. Click HERE to see why.
- Andrea Mack is feeling SPACED OUT. Click HERE to find her review.
- Time Travel Times Two is spotlighting ONE WAY OR ANOTHER. Click HERE for all the fun.  
- Bookish Ambition is featuring CITY OF EMBER. Click HERE to see what they thought.    
- The Shannon Messenger Fan Club is spreading some love for BRACED. Click HERE for their review. 
- 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. You have been working so hard on Nighfall and I wanted to say thanks for all the time you put into your books to make them the best they can be. Good job! You are doing amazing and it will be done soon!

    1. I agree, You deserve a big, giant, gargantuan fan hug! Thx 4 all that you do!

  2. Saw on Twitter you finished the first draft of Nightfall. A major congrats to you, and best wishes for the editing drama. XD You're books are amazing, and I successfully got one of my friends hooked on KOTLC. (she's halfway through the second and she got the first one yesterday). Keep being amazing!!!


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