An ALWAYS in the MIDDLE Celebration


Earlier this month I published my 1,000th post! It’s been 8 years, over 600 reviews and I’ve made connections to  the most wonderful group of bloggers, authors, and middle graders. I am truly blessed to have such a platform.

A celebration is in order and thanks to the pandemic it’s bigger than ever. Each May I always donate 20-30 books to the local library to use in their Middle Grade Summer Reading Program. Kids sign up and receive a free book. Well, things are still closed around here and the library does not want any donations.

So… I gently wiped each cover and set them in three ten-book piles, soon to be boxed up for three lucky winners in my biggest giveaway ever. Each stack has a selection of hardbacks, paperbacks, and ARC’s. You can share them with friends and family or keep the ten books yourself for a full summer of reading!


If you’ve made a comment this year on any post, you’re already entered. Add to your entries with one more comment below (U.S. Addresses only). Winners will be announced on June 7th.

Thank you to all. May the next 8 years begin!

About Greg Pattridge

Climbing another mountain...always striving to reach the next peak in my life and career.
This entry was posted in Giveaways, Middle Grade News, Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

16 Responses to An ALWAYS in the MIDDLE Celebration

  1. Antoinette Truglio Martin says:

    Wow! Big accomplishment ! Thank you for all you do.

  2. Congratulations! 1000 posts is quite an accomplishment.

  3. 1K blog posts definitely deserves a shout-out. Congratulations, Greg! As a MG author and blogger, I appreciate all of your hard work to feature our new books and to organize our post links into a weekly directory. Thanks for the opportunity to win a stack of your PPBs. Take care, and here’s to another great eight. :0}

  4. Matt Sweeney says:

    Congratulations on 1,000! That’s quite an ordeal. I’m happy to be here to see it.

  5. Wow, congratulations! I’m always so impressed by your productivity in reading and reviewing!

  6. CONGRATULATIONS Greg! That is HUGE! Be well 🙂

  7. Congratulations, Greg! How very generous! I am in the same position as you, especially with PBs. I had planned on donating to a library in need in southern Ohio, but I don’t know if they’ll want books now. And, I always gave to our Children’s Hospital — same thing!

  8. Danielle Hammelef says:

    I enjoy your posts very much and makes my TBR grow. I wish I could also share/donate books, but we are still closed dow until mid-June right now anyway. I have so many books checked out too. Thank you for this chance and for sharing your books with us!

  9. I don’t need any books, but congratulations! Eight years. Isn’t it fun to look back at what you were reading? In just a few years, you can tell students what you were reading when they were born! Sending you virtual 🍰 cake!

  10. lisasimons12 says:

    Congratulations! Here’s to another 8+!

  11. Diane says:

    Congratulations. I don’t comment too often but always check out your twice weekly posts. Thanks for all the great recommendations.

  12. Bri Johnson says:

    Congrats!!! And what a great giveaway. Thanks for all the great reviews, I always check to see which book I want to read next!!

  13. Wow, that’s amazing. Congrats on 1,000 posts! And thank you for continuing MMGM.

  14. Congrats! That’s wonderful! So sad the library can’t take the books now.

  15. Congratulations. That is quite a milestone. I will pass on the giveaway. I am just buried in books.

Place your thoughts here with a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.