Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Playing nicely in the sandbox

I'd like to thank Iron Man Guy (sorry- it was early!) Carl at Boys Read Boys Rule! for giving me a Liebster Blog Award. I love to get these, (growing up, I didn't get trophies just for participating!) but I feel a bit odd giving them, as if they are some horrid chain letter. I have to remember that blogs don't exist in a vacuum, and blogs that I look like might be unknown to my readers, who might benefit from them.

The Liebster is awarded to blogs with less than 200 followers. (Which I hope is the case with these-- that widget is blocked at school!) It's an opportunity to shine the light on fantastic blogs and their authors in an effort to build readership.

1. Thank the giver of the award and link back to them.
2. Give the Liebster to five bloggers and let them know with a comment to their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award onto your blog.
4. Have faith your followers will spread the love to other bloggers.

I would like to pass the award on to the following bloggers:

From the Mixed-Up Files of Middle-Grade Authors
This site has great interviews and a round-up of releases of middle grade titles.

The Kiddosphere @ Fauquier
Lots of good middle grade book reviews.

Ms. O Reads Books
Book reviews and a little bit about library happenings.

BC Booktalks
I like all the books reviewed here-- I just wish there were more!

Mr. Ripley's Enchanted Books
Always taunting me with great new books, mainly adventure and fantasy, that are out in the UK but necessarily here.

Hope everyone finds a new source of great books by visiting different blogs!


  1. I just happened upon From the Mixed Up Files blog this week when author Rosanne Parry sent me a note and told me she'd had an entry there. She was at our state conference last weekend along with lots of otehr great authors. Have you got Hereville by Barry Deutsch? You MUST get it. It's brilliant. A graphic novel (and I don't even like GNs). And if you ever get a chance to hear Matt de la Peña speak, GO. He's amazing. Marla Frazee was there and Nick Bruel and also Matt Holm and David Slater. They were all fab. I was really happy b/c I was in charge of that part of the conference. Anyway, congrats on your blog award. No one deserves it more than you!


  2. Mrs. FB is right--no one deserves it more than you! (BTW, it's Iron GUY Carl. I wanted to call myself Iron Man but some comic book company had beat me to it)