Sunday, August 22, 2010

.....*pokes head out, squints*.....


It's been awhile.

I'm coming back to blogging the first week of September. But I thought I'd do a soft return post. I'm getting things ready for that first week of blogging; have my giveaways all lined up (and there WILL be great stuff up for grabs! I've missed the excitement and the winning and the community), and some posts in mind. But I could use a bit of help.

I haven't read any blogs for 6 months. I work at a bookstore, but haven't been as up-to-date on my teen reads. So I missed an entire summer of books! And summer, even if you're not still in school, is THE time for reading.

I need guest posts about your fave book this summer. I'll post them the first week of September. Let me know what I missed, what needs to be on my TBR pile for the Fall. What's been out, what have you read, what's the best of the season? I just need a few lines about what made that read so great.

(All guest bloggers will have their name entered 10 times per giveaway, during my "Edge of Seventeen Returns! -- With Booty!" book giveaway week)

Some other cool things I'll be doing in September include being the first stop for Plain Kate's blog tour, a new YA title by Erin Bow published by Arthur A. Levine, an imprint of Scholastic. It's been getting a lot of buzz -- and I hope to amp that buzz because Plain Kate is great.

And I'm travelling in late September for the "Smart Chicks Kick it Tour", where a line-up of awesome lady authors tour mostly the States but then show up in Brampton, which is close to me. My travelling companion is my blogger BF Kiirstin, from A Book A Week.

Glad to be back.



D Swizzle said...

I could always use another excuse to talk about how awesomesauce the Hunger Games is :)

Hit me up:

Marge in Chehalis, WA said...

Hey Mandy! Been missing your blog and awesome book reviews! Hope your summer has been wonderful.

I saw you won an award a couple months ago on WordsWorth's other blog. Way to go, you deserve it!

Can hardly wait to hear your take on Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, The Scorch Trials by James Dashner, and Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick...

Donna Gambale said...

Glad to see you back!!!

Mandy said...

Thanks, guys. I'm happy to be back and re-connect with the community. It's great to hear from you!

Thanks for the kind words, Marge. :)


Unknown said...

*pokes blog, finds it springy*

Sweeeeet! I am excited you are back. We can do a joint post on the field trip! We could even... take pictures.

I haven't really read any new books over the summer at all, though. Just old books. If you want a guest post on the awesomeness of Shel Silverstein and Anna Dewdney for reading aloud to groups, though... I might just be your woman.

Katie said...


I missed you and your blog, and your wonderfully funny, thoughtful reviews.

(As you can see...I've been pretty much in hiding all summer long, haha.)

If you haven't read "Matched" by Ally Condie (out in November), you absolutely must. It's fabulous.

Samantha R. said...

Oh gosh, so many good books this summer! There's Sea by Heidi R. Kling, Forget You by Jennifer Echols, Stolen by Lucy Christopher, LINGER, obligatory Mockingjay :), ahhhhh, so many!

If you're still looking for guest bloggers, I can totally do it! :)

Samantha R. said...

Oh crap, didn't leave my email: sameripley @ gmail . com

Anonymous said...

It's good to see you're back! I've missed reading your posts. I took a brief blogging/reading hiatus as well. I'll be getting back into the saddle around the last week of Sept.


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