Monday, September 3, 2012

MMGM Winner! And a little Randomness

First let me announce the winner of Sleuth or Dare #1: Partners in Crime.

Natalie Dias Lorenzi who commented as bibliolinks.

Yay Natalie! And a coinkidink that I just finished her book Flying the Dragon yesterday and let me tell you, it was AWESOME!


I will be back next week with a new MMGM, interview with author Stephanie Barden and a two book giveaway!


And now for a little randomness. The first thing is a repost. I like to reply to my commenters via e-mail and sometimes that is not possible because there is no e-mail connected to their blog account. Sad face...

Blog Education

Not everyone has an e-mail connected to their blog account. So when I try to reply to a comment via e-mail sometimes it goes to a address. I have sent many e-mails to this address before I realized I should check first. So if you would like to add an e-mail to your account here is what you need to do... in Blogger anyway.
  1. Go to Dashboard
  2. Go to Edit Profile
  3. Look in Privacy section
  4. Check the box that says "show my email address"
  5. Go to Identity section, and enter an email address
  6. Click Save Profile
I got this information from Julie Musil's blog. If you would like to see that info first hand, see her

Reading Now

Son #1 (age 10, 5th grade) - This kid has read four books in the six days. Granted, three of them have a 4th grade AR level, but still.
  1. NERDS: M is for Mama's Boy by Michael Buckley - The first book in this series won the 2012 Sasquatch Award from the WLMA (Washington Library Media Associaton).
  2. Flight of the Phoenix from the Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist series by R.L. LaFevers - This book was also a nominee for the 2012 Sasquatch Award and while he didn't read it last year, picked it up at the library this past week and has read the first three in the series very quickly and is just starting the fourth.
Daughter #1 (age 8, 3rd grade) - She is not reading any new books right now, but has instead concentrated on taking her AR tests for books she read over the summer. I believe she has taken five tests for a total fo 25 AR points in the first four days of school. She was pretty proud!
  1. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate - This was one that I read out loud to the kids (again my son couldn't wait and finished it without us!) and my daughter really enjoyed it. When we were reading the acknowledgements I remembered a tweet about (the real) Ivan passing away at Zoo Atlanta and she had a good perspective saying "he was old, it was his time."


  1. I LOVED The One and Only Ivan. I think it might be in the running for a Newbery.

  2. Hooray! So glad that I won Sleuth or Dare #1 and that you enjoyed Flying the Dragon, Julie. :-) My email is nlorenzi (at) earthlink (dot) net.

    1. Natalie - Put your book in the mail on Thursday of this week. Hope you enjoy it and can share it with the student at your school!

  3. Since I blog at wordpress I just make a note to stop by and see if there is a reply waiting for me.
    blogger hates wordpress. :(

    PS: any chance you would be willing to remove the captcha? you know the robot that wants visitors to prove they are humans. (if not, that's ok I will still stop by)

    1. Hey Akoss! You are the first person to mention that captcha(?) thing so I didn't even realize it was turned on. I have turned it off, but if I start getting any spam I'm blamming you! :-)

      Thanks for stopping by!

    2. Ok, I will take the blame. ;)