AN MMGM 2nd Anniversary Celebration

A few notes before the celebration begins… 1) The winner of Carter Roy’s two book BLOOD GUARD series is  CINDY TRAN. You can check her review blog out at Cindy Reads A Lot.  Congratulations! I’ll get those out to you this week.

2) Take a look at  Author Kevin Gerard’s Kick Starter campaign for his fourth Diego Dragon’s book. Good luck with this, Kevin!


With that complete, the time has come to celebrate my two years in Shannon Messenger’s Marvelous Middle Grade Monday! Yes, for 24 months I’ve been posting reviews, but it’s also my 3 year blogging anniversary! Thanks to all of you who stop by either once in a while or every week. I couldn’t keep this up without you.

Let’s kick off this celebration with a double giveaway. I have a stack of books  for two separate lucky winners. One stack has six books with female protagonists and the other has six books with with male protagonists. All are like new, only once read. But that’s not all… each stack comes with its very own $15 Starbucks gift card! You’ll be the envy of everyone with your stash of books in one hand and favorite drink in the other.

FEMALE PROTAGONIST STACK (Three hardbacks and three paperbacks)


MALE PROTAGONIST STACK (Four hardbacks and two paperbacks)


So how do you enter??? It’s easy. Just state your favorite book(s) read since last summer (MG or otherwise). For each book you list, up to a maximum of five books, you will get an entry for each one. wheel

My faithful visitors are also getting bonus entries. For every 10 comments you’ve made on this blog from last August through this past Friday, I’ll throw in another entry.

On Sunday, August 30th at 5 PM EDT, I’ll throw all the names into this shiny wheel. The first name chosen will get their choice of stacks. The second name chosen will receive the remaining one.

Good Luck and thank you to Shannon for hosting and putting together the MMGM links each week!


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31 Responses to AN MMGM 2nd Anniversary Celebration

  1. Happy Anniversary and good luck to everyone who enters.

  2. hembrey860 says:

    Hi 🙂 SInce last summer the best books I have read are Treasure Island. Tom Sawyer. Heidi. Anne of Green Gables, and Out of Africa.
    I have read a lot of other books besides classics but it’s hard to come across a good one.
    Thanks 🙂

  3. Congrats on your anniversary. I always enjoy seeing what you’re reading.

  4. marytkincaid says:

    I just discovered the Middle Grade Bloggers, and I am happy to say that I’ve merrily joined the group. It’s exciting to find people who are promoting my genre. Don’t know what it is about having a ten year old emotional approach to the world of words that sets us apart, but here we are. So grateful to be a part and to have found you. Thanks.


    • Thanks for searching me out. Middle Grade books are rather addicting. So much fun to read, much harder to write, but both very fulfilling. You’ll find many great recommendations here and with other middle grade bloggers. I hope to see you again!

  5. Kevin Gerard says:

    Thanks for the push, Greg. Happy anniversary!

  6. And you’ve done a marvelous job! I’m not entering your giveaway, but just wanted to stop by and say congratulations!

  7. Congratulations on three years of blogging and two years with Middle Grade Monday. I always enjoy visiting reading your thoughtful reviews on Monday. I’ve read many MG books this year, including A Handful of Stars. And, I’m reading Lost in the Sun right now. Five favorites: Stella by Sarlight, Keeper of the Lost Cities: Everblaze, The Guardian Herd: Stormbound, Rain Reign, and The War That Saved My Life.

  8. Joanne Fritz says:

    Congrats on your two years in MMGM and three years blogging! I joined MMGM in November 2010 and started blogging the year before that. Hard to believe, really. Thanks for always stopping by my blog.

    How generous of you to have a giveaway, but since I own quite a few of those books already, please let others win.

  9. I have enjoyed Jim Gaffigan’s Food a Love Story, his other book Dad is Fat, Has Anyone Seen My Pants? by Sarah Colonna, Life as I Blow it by her as well..and Amy Poehler’s book Yes Please

  10. Cindy Tran says:

    Congrats, Greg! (And thanks for the two books. I’m dying for them to arrive.)


  11. Congratulations to you, Greg. That’s great. I always think I won’t enter the giveaways and then I see some books I really, really want to read. The female protagonist stack is just too tempting. So here is my list since last summer — all MG. Fish in a Tree, Moonpenny Island, Winterfrost, Finding the Worm, Courage for Beginners. Thanks for the chance to win.

  12. cleemckenzie says:

    Great way to celebrate your two years! Congratulations. It’s easy for me name my favorite Marcelo in the Real World and Boy Toy in the YA world. The Secret Files of Fairday Marrow and Joshua and the Lightning Rod in the MG world. I’d love to have those books with boys at their center. Thanks so much for this beautiful offer.

  13. Kayleen says:

    A few of the books I’ve enjoyed are Sky Raiders, Keeper of the Lost Cities, the Half Upon a Time trilogy, Resistance, and the Narnia books.

  14. Jess@Fairday says:

    Congrats on 3 years blogging! Yeah!

    How lucky for us that you are doing such an awesome giveaway.

    My 5 MG favorites from the past year:
    A Snicker of Magic
    Joshua and the Lighting Road
    The Timelock Disaster
    Dragon Rider
    Night Bird

    Happy reading! 🙂

    • Woops- Didn’t finish commenting before I posted. 🙂

      Congrats on 3 years blogging! Yeah! I always enjoy reading the Middle Grade Monday posts.

      How lucky for us that you are doing such an awesome giveaway. Thanks so much! Looks like a lot of great books and I have only read one of them!

      My 5 MG favorites from the past year:
      A Snicker of Magic
      Joshua and the Lighting Road
      The Timelock Disaster
      Dragon Rider
      Night Bird

      Happy reading! 🙂

      • I’ve read four of your choices with only Dragon Rider left to go. As noted above I have your novel on my TBR list. Thanks for stopping by and entering the giveaway. Good luck!

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