Thursday, August 19, 2010

September Spectacular!

September Reading Challenge is being hosted by Steph at The Thoughts of a Book Junky.       
Click to sign-up.

  • It will start September 1st and go on through September 30th.
  • There will be a 5 book reading challenge, ( one book a week) that you will have to read. Which books? Any 5 you want. Its your choice... Easy huh. At the end of that week you will post your review on your blog and add your link to the Mr. Linky at the bottom. ( If you don't have a blog you can either post a comment, letting everyone know what you think about the book or sent me an email with your review) * Sep first starts on a Wednesday so you can start your first book on Sunday the 29th if you want.
  • At the end of each week a giveaway will be posted. That's 5 giveaways!! The only thing you have to do to enter is, link your review on that weeks Mr. Linky. Plus get an extra entry if you add the September Spectacular button to your post or sidebar! ( Open Internationally)
I am planning to read:
Manifest by Artist C. Arthur
Werelove Dusk Conspiracy by J.D. Hollyfield
and Falling, fly by Skyler White
The Hunted of 2060 by Ami Rebecca Blackwelder
The Holy Reaper by Mark Sherony

Literary Road Trip - belated post #2

I agreed to participate in the Literary Road Trip and I have fallen terribly behind - my apologies.
I featured Lois McMaster-Bujold in June and had planned for Will Weaver to be the July feature 
and Jane Yolen to be featured in August.  
Because I am behind I am featuring Will Weaver and Jane Yolen here in August!!!
I will post Jane Yolen before the end of the month.

So without further delay:  
I present Will Weaver - Minnesota author! (clip below is from Fantastic Fiction)

Will Weaver writes fiction for adults and young adults. He was born in Northern Minnesota in 1950 and grew up on a dairy farm. His novels and short stories have earned the praises of reviewers from coast-to-coast for their unflinching realism. The New York Times Book Review called A Gravestone Made of Wheat, "a graceful collection, one that views America's heartland with a candid but charitable eye." 
Formerly an English professor at Bemidji State University, Mr. Weaver lives in Northern Minnesota, a region he writes from and loves. He is an avid outdoorsman, and enjoys hunting, fishing, canoeing and hiking with his family and friends.

If you follow my blog, you know I work in a high school media center - so getting kids to read is my job.  I love it, but it is sometimes a challenge.  There was one boy at my school who I couldn't get to read.  He would check out a book for a class if he had to - usually didn't even open it much less read it - then one day he checked out Full Service by Will Weaver.  It took him awhile but he read it cover to cover.  He bragged until the day he graduated that it was the only book he read in high school. 
 Thanks so much Mr. Weaver!
You can find a list of books by Will Weaver at Fantastic Fiction or click on his name above to go to his site.