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Wayfarer Wrap

June 29th, 2010 · 2 Comments

OK we have two final posts for the Wayfarer tour.

So that ends our tour. We had 12 bloggers sign up and 11 bloggers post.

We ended up with 21 posts, including…

2 reviews of Spell Hunter:

  1. The Hungry Readers
  2. Becky’s Book Review

10 reviews of Wayfarer:

  1. A Christian Worldview of Fiction
  2. Book Cellar
  3. Homeschool Buzz
  4. Whispers of Dawn
  5. The Hungry Readers
  6. My Own Little Corner of the World (here and here)
  7. Reading is My Superpower
  8. Book Crumbs
  9. Becky’s Book Review
  10. Homespun Light

and 4 interviews with RJ Anderson:

  1. Fireside Musings (part one, and part two, and part three)
  2. Book Crumbs
  3. My Own Little Corner of the World
  4. The Hungry Readers

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Wayfarer ~ RJ Anderson

June 25th, 2010 · Comments Off

We’re coming to the end of the Wayfarer tour. Ever since Technorati quit doing their “most popular books” page, it hasn’t mattered so much that we all post in a three-day window. If we can spread the word to bloggers about the books we tour, knowing that each blogger has a sphere of influence in the real world as well as on the Internet, it doesn’t really matter if we do it over three days or a week or even two weeks.

So that was my thinking behind letting this tour ride for a bit.

But here it is Friday already, so here are the posts that I haven’t linked to so far.

OK that’s all I have for today. I will be back Monday to link to at least one more post, I think. Maybe three more. We shall see.

Thanks!

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Wayfarer ~ More Links

June 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off

Day Two links for the Wayfarer tour:

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Wayfarer ~ Day One

June 21st, 2010 · 2 Comments

Book lovers know the joy that comes with finding a new favorite author.

How many times have we closed a beloved new book and felt a little fear that the author may not be able to give us another book to enjoy as much as we enjoyed the first. How many times have we bought the next book in the series hoping that the world and the characters in the second book will transport us the way the first book did, and more than a little afraid that it won’t be, because what could measure up to the first meeting we had with a wonderful character?

And what a relief to find that the first book wasn’t a fluke.

That was my happy experience with Wayfarer, by RJ Anderson. I’m looking forward to what everyone else thought of the book.

Here are the posts that are up this morning. Check out tomorrow for updates.

Reviews of Spell Hunter:

Interviews:

Reviews of Wayfarer:

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Wayfarer ~ The Particulars

June 19th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I am thrilled that HarperTeen has made review copies of Wayfarer available to us to tour. The book releases on Tuesday. I read the first in this series, Spell Hunter, a couple of months ago and knew right away that I was going to try to get the second book for a tour. Because, hey, there is no pay for these tours we do so we might as well at least do books we like. I don’t know about other members on the tour, yet, but speaking for myself, RJ Anderson is writing books I like. So I am so happy that we set off on Monday to tour Wayfarer, by RJ Anderson.

You are welcome to use your own Amazon link or link to the book with my link:  
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0061554774/allabowha-20

The book cover can be found here:
http://kidzbookbuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/wayfarer1.jpg

The author’s website is here:
http://www.rj-anderson.com/

The author’s blog is here:
http://rj-anderson.livejournal.com/

The author’s photo can be found here: http://kidzbookbuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Anderson-200×300.jpg

Here are the links to participating bloggers:

For a paragraph listing like this:

Whispers of Dawn, The Book Cellar, The Hungry Readers, My Own Little Corner of the World, KidzBookBuzz.com, Reading is My Superpower, Book Crumbs, Becky’s Book Reviews, Fireside Musings, A Christian Worldview of Fiction, Homeschool Book Buzz, Homespun Light, Book Review Maniac

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For a list like this:

Whispers of Dawn
The Book Cellar
The Hungry Readers
My Own Little Corner of the World
KidzBookBuzz.com
Reading is My Superpower
Book Crumbs
Becky’s Book Reviews
Fireside Musings
A Christian Worldview of Fiction
Homeschool Book Buzz
Homespun Light
Book Review Maniac

Use this code:

Please link to participants at least once during the tour.

Thanks!

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Warriors in the Crossfire

May 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off

It seems every time I have one of Nancy Bo Flood’s books scheduled, someone goes into the hospital. Last time it was me in a drugged-up haze for twelve days; this time it was my mother. Drugged-up haze is putting it lightly for her. She almost died from being over-sedated. But she’s home now, and doing well.

So here is the over-due conclusion to the blog tour, with my sincere apologies to Nancy, who is, at the moment, somewhere in Japan, I believe.

We ended up with 8 bloggers with 13 posts which included:

8 Reviews:

3 Interviews:

Thank you all.

:wave:

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Warriors in the Crossfire

April 27th, 2010 · Comments Off

Monday we started our tour for Warriors in the Crossfire, a middle grade WWII novel written by Nancy Bo Flood.

Here are some of the posts we have so far…

Reviews:

Interviews:

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Warriors in the Crossfire

April 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off

Monday we start the blog tour for Warriors in the Crossfire, by Nancy Bo Flood.

Warriors is a wonderful middle grade WWII novel, with a lyrical voice. I hope you all enjoyed reading it. I’m looking forward to your reviews of this one. It was haunting, wasn’t it?

The book can be found on Amazon here:  
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1590786610/allabowha-20

The book cover can be found here:
 http://kidzbookbuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/warriors.jpg

The author’s website is here:
http://www.nancyboflood.com/

Here is a link to the book trailer:
http://animoto.com/play/eT5szYoiwuuha1b2TP0O5g?utm_source=nancyboflood.com&utm_medium=player&utm_campaign=player

Here are the links to participating bloggers:

For a paragraph listing like this:

Whispers of Dawn, Cafe of Dreams, The Hungry Readers, My Own Little Corner of the World, KidzBookBuzz.com, Reading is My Superpower, 5 Minutes for Books, Becky’s Book Reviews, Fireside Musings, My Utopia

Use this code:

For a list like this:

Whispers of Dawn
Cafe of Dreams
The Hungry Readers
My Own Little Corner of the World
KidzBookBuzz.com
Reading is My Superpower
5 Minutes for Books
Becky’s Book Reviews
Fireside Musings
My Utopia

Use this code:

Please link to participants at least once during the tour.

Thanks!

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Sand to Stone and Back Again ~ the Wrap

January 28th, 2010 · Comments Off

 

It was a small tour, but an enjoyable one, with a lovely book. In the end we had 6 blogs participate with 16 posts…that means almost all the participating bloggers posted three days!  Who knew there would so much to say about this book?

The posts included:

7 reviews: 

2 interviews with Nancy Bo Flood:

1 interview with the photographer:

1 post introducing many of the author’s other books: 

1 rambling lecture on writing the truth: 

and 1 link to a discussion of race in children’s books:

Three bloggers signed up but didn’t participate…I blame myself for rescheduling the tour. I”m sure this caused conflicts for some. I’m sorry they missed out on this lovely book, though.

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Book Buzz Bizz

January 28th, 2010 · 7 Comments

I am closing up the poll for three-day blogger for Calamity Jack. Becky give me a couple of days to get the Amazon gift certificate to you–someone stole my CC info :yikes: and I have to wait for a new card.

Also I am going with a new policy for the three-day bloggers. From now on you get a hearty “THANK YOU!” and that’s all. 

:laugh:

Sorry. I was in the hospital for twelve days a couple of months ago and sitting at home all day, blogging, amazingly, does not come with health insurance. So…I am scrambling to pay my bills and I am having to cut back on the fun stuff.

(I know, what a world, eh? One funny friend, after I’d written, pouring out my woes and telling her I was going to have to get a job, wrote back so sympathetically and said, “I’m so sorry you were sick. And now you have to look for gainful employment! What’s next? Daily bathing?” heh heh With friends like that….)

But back to the bizz at hand: For this last tour, I am not even going to open the thing up for a vote. I am declaring SMS Book Reviews the winner because she did a couple of wonderful interviews. And I am also sending The Hungry Readers a gift certificate for their long-time faithfulness at posting three days on blog tours and for always putting up interesting, thought-provoking posts.

If you don’t like my tyrannical decisions here, I say in the words of Edward, the Black Prince of Wales, as recorded in the movie A Knight’s Tale, “This is my word. And as such is beyond contestation.”

ha ha That was a great impersonation, wasn’t it? If I do say so myself. :)

:wave:

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