(formerly The Accidental Novelist) Middle Grade Monday Sound Off

(Some subscribers might not recognize my new blog title when posts drop into their inboxes, so I may have to keep letting readers know it’s still me! I’m just feeling less accidental these days)

I do not have an MGM post today. Not due to Thanksgiving, but due to my husband’s 50th birthday. And I’m not so much recovering as pining for the beachfront view we just left in Gibsons, a lovely town on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast, where we spent 3 days staring at the water.

Also, I’ve been reading very little MG/YA fiction lately. I’ve switched over to poetry and more literary adult / speculative fiction for a while. I wanted to get back to my roots and also expand my insight, vocabulary, and creative toolbox. Maybe it’s a bit like being a mother who spends all her time with her young children and craves a little adult conversation. (Finished Cloud Atlas and right now I am with China Mieville’s Perdido Street Station – both of which will challenge you if that’s what you’re looking for. And increase your vocabulary.)

And in case you are looking for you Middle Grade fiction fix, here are those bloggers who did post today:

-Barbara Watson reviews KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES.  HERE

– Sue Heavenrich joins MMGM with a feature on DON’T FEED THE BOY. Click HERE.

– Dorine White on THE COLOR OF BONES. Click HERE to see what she thought.

– Brennan & Meyrick Murphy on THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET. Click HERE to see what these two middle grader’s thought.
– Andrea Mack on FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX. Click HERE to learn why she thinks its worth a read
– Flash, the Feline Extraordinaire, (and Professional Mews to Cindy Strandvold) recommends KATERINA’S WISH. Click HERE .
– Susan Olson has some LINKS ABOUT DYSLEXIA. Click HERE to see what that’s all about.
– Laurisa Reyes has an interview with  Hans Bauer and Catherine Masicola–plus a GIVEAWAY of FISHTALE! Click HERE for details.
– Click HERE to see The Mundie Moms newest recommendations.
– Shannon O’Donnell always has an MMGM ready. Click HERE to see what she’s featuring this week.
– Karen Yingling also has some MMGM recommend-ations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked.
– Pam Torres is good for an MMGM post. Click HERE to see what she’s spotlighting this week.
-Click HERE to see what Michelle Isenhoff is talking about today.
– Joanne Fritz’s post can be found HERE.
Author Shannon Whitney Messenger hosts Middle Grade Monday’s every week.
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 Shannon Whitney Messenger 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)
DEADLINE to be listed on Shannon’s site on Monday morning is 11 pm EST on SUNDAY night. If you miss the deadline, you can always add your link in the comment section.

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