Hello friends! We have to apologize for being a bit quiet around here recently. Between trips and jobs and such, we’ve been a little busy offline, but we haven’t forgotten you! We have a box of summer-themed books to give away, but first, some Midnight Garden news and updates.
Kate and I did a fun podcast with Matt Debenham from What Are You Reading? We chat about balancing our responsibilities as bloggers, sex in YA, middle grade books and movies, and sooo much more. Matt owns a gorgeous house (that used to be a church) on Prince Edward Island as well, so Anne fans can listen to my trying to be cool while internally jumping up and down with excitement.
I just got back from Portland, and I can’t wait to share some of the bookish adventures I experienced.
Kim has started working in her local library! She’s already spreading her love of Sarah J. Maas to more people. She’s also headed to BEA this month, so be sure to say hi to her if you’re going. If you’re nice, she might give you one of our pretty blog bookmarks, too. :)
Kate is swanning about in Paris, where she wrote her last fabulous review. We’re hoping she comes back with lots of photos and stories we can all swoon over.
We’re also sad to report that K has decided she’s too busy to blog any longer, so after two years we’re saying goodbye to her. I still reread some of her reviews because sometimes they’re just as beautiful and moving as the books she’s written about, so we’re going to miss her a great deal. She’ll still be around on Twitter and GoodReads, so it’s just goodbye in an official capacity, though! Tonya will be taking over hosting our monthly discussions again as well.
Since we’re down a couple of reviewers and trying to do some behind the scenes stuff, we’re woefully behind on responding to comments and visiting our blog friends, but hopefully we’ll be back on track soon.
Also, that semi-secret project we told you about that we’re working on with some authors? We’re releasing that in June, so look for that then.
Don’t forget to enter to win the two awesome L.M. Montgomery sets! We hope you’ll join us for this month’s classic YA readalong A Wrinkle in Time as well; we’ll be discussing the book here on Friday, May 30th, 2014.
Plus we’re announcing our next TMG blog tour soon as well!
Other links of note:
Our friends over at Great Imaginations are inviting you to submit praise of your fellow bloggers to their “Burn Book!” Such a cute idea, and a great way to promote a positive atmosphere in the blogging community.
Author C.J. Redwine is also asking for donations of books appropriate for an 8-year-old who will be bedridden for six weeks following surgery. I’m sending off 10 middle grade books to him along with some swag, and I hope you’ll contact her if you are also able to help.
Box of Summer YA Giveaway
We also thought it’d be fun to share a box of vacation-y YA books with you to get you started on the summer season! The books all have beach/lake settings that will definitely put you in the mood for flip flops and bathing suits and ice cream. I’m ready to lie around and read in the sun, aren’t you?
The box includes:
The links will take you to GoodReads, where you can learn more about each book.
All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form and leave a comment below telling us why you’re excited to read any of these titles. One US or Canadian resident (aged 18 and older, or 13 and older with parental permission) will win all four books. See entry form for complete rules. Good luck!
Our thanks to Macmillan Teen, Penguin Teen, and Disney*Hyperion, who provided the advance and finished copies for this giveaway.