Monday, December 30, 2013

MMGM Links (12/30/13)

Kind of a light week, but there's still a few  MMGMers out there. Here's all the links:
- Daniel Johnston joins the MMGM fun with a feature on UNCLE TOM'S CABIN. Click HERE to welcome him to the group. 
- Rosi Hollinbeck is cheering for TURN LEFT AT THE COW--with a GIVEAWAY. Click HERE for details
- Greg Pattridge has a list of his favorites of the year. Click HERE to see what they are.  
- Medeia Sharif is singing praises for CINDERELLA SMITH. Click HERE to see why. 
- Jess at Reading Nook has a special guest post from author Laurel Snyder plus a review of SEVEN STORIES UP. Click HERE for all the fun.  
- Dorine White has feels for THE INVISIBLE ORDER. Click HERE to see her review. 
- Jennifer Rumberger always has an awesome MMGM feature on her blog. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week.   
- 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.
- 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 (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.

Monday, December 23, 2013

MMGM Links (12/23/13)

Just got home from a MUCH needed vacation after turning in K33P3R, so once again I have no MMGM for you guys. Hoping to get a bit more regular in the new year. In the meantime, here are the links:
- Jennifer at 5 Minutes features three books from Orca Limelights about artistically inclined kids. Click HERE to see what they are. 
- Rosi Hollinbeck has a last minute shopping list of minute middle grade reads--with a GIVEAWAY. Click HERE for details
- Xander is remembering the amazing Ned Vizzini. Click HERE to read more. 
- Greg Pattridge is feeling OKAY FOR NOW. Click HERE to read his review. 
- Jennifer Rumberger always has an awesome MMGM feature on her blog. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week.   
- 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.
- 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 (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.

Monday, December 16, 2013

DONE!!!!!!! (And MMGM Links for 12/16/13)

Okay, it's 2am and I have just drafted for 17 hours--straight. So I might be a little loopy (and a lot weepy) but it's all okay because I finally typed the two words I thought I was never going to type again:



Yes--K33P3R is DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Well, except for all the revision it needs--that draft is a hot mess.)
(BUT WE ARE NOT THINKING ABOUT THAT RIGHT NOW!!!!!)


Anyway, needless to say, my brain is SHOT right now. I'm not even sure if I'm typing real words right now. So it's highly possible these links are a mess. But... here's the MMGM fun:
- Jennifer at 5 Minutes for books shares sports themed books that aren't just for sporty kids. Click HERE to see what they are. 
- Rosi Hollinbeck is shining a light on GLORY BE and YANKEE GIRL--with a GIVEAWAY. Click HERE for details
- Birdie Reader is spotlighting for THE BULLY BOOK. Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Dorine White is in stitches over SEW ZOEY. Click HERE to read her review. 
- Mark Baker is cheering for CLASH OF THE CLASS CLOWNS. Click HERE to see why.  
- Kim Aippersbach has two features for you, on THE DARK IS RISING and CHRONICLES OF PRYDAIN. Click HERE to read her reviews.
- Michael Gettel-Gilmarten is singing praises for A SONG FOR BIJOU. Click HERE to see why. 
 - Media Sharif is spreading some love for ODD, WEIRD, & LITTLE. Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Shari Larsen is highlighting HOW TO SURVIVE ANCIENT SPELLS AND CRAZY KINGS. Click HERE to read her feature. 
- Natalie Aguirre has a guest post from author Anna Stanizewski on marketing a series--with a GIVEAWAY!!!  Click HERE for details.
- Jennifer Rumberger always has an awesome MMGM feature on her blog. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week.   
- 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.
- 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 (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.

Monday, December 9, 2013

MMGM Links (12/9/13)

Another week in the deadline cave (its starting to smell in here, guys. Whiiiiiiiiiiine), but it's close now. I CAN FEEL IT.

So I'm throwing together the links again and getting back to some serious writing. On to MMGM!!!!
- Jess Huang joins the MMGM fun with a feature on THE LOST KINGDOM. Click HERE to welcome her to the group. 
- Rosi Hollinbeck is shining a light on DARK OF THE MOON--with a GIVEAWAY. Click HERE for details
- Xander is back with a feature on RED RAIN. Click HERE to see what this middle grade reader thought. 
- Dorine White is cheering for CASSANDRA THE LUCKY. Click HERE to read her review. 
- Barbara Watson spies THE WIG IN THE WINDOW. Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Kim Aippersbach has an MMGM feature for you. Click HERE to see what it is. 
- Fleur Bradley is caught up in FALLOUT. Click HERE to see why. 
 - Greg Pattridge is raving about WHEN YOU REACH ME. Click HERE to see his review.
- Jennifer Rumberger always has an awesome MMGM feature on her blog. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week.   
- 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.
- 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 (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.