Monday, June 1, 2015

Monday Run Down

Here's what you can expect to see at Read Baby Read this week!

Just got back form New York where I attended BEA (Book Expo America) for the first time! It was both exciting and exhausting at the same time. I received copies of some wonderful books that I cannot wait to share with you all-my fabulous readers! I also had the opportunity to meet (in real life!) some very special bloggers who I have had the privilege of talking to and sharing friendships on social media. They were so wonderful and we shared hugs. I was fangirling with all the authors, because they are my rockstars! Anyone else act like that when it comes to authors? Sheesh! You cannot take me anywhere. Stay tuned for some wonderful giveaways and swag that is headed your way my lovelies!

Big announcement! I was invited to attend a cocktail party while in New York to celebrate the release of Laura Dave's newest book called Eight Hundred Grapes. It was a fabulous party, and while there I met her publicist at Simon & Schuster. We both started talking about AR (Accelerated Reader for kids) and I mentioned to her that while I was working as a Reading Specialist, our school started a 40 Book Challenge, which was inspired by Donalyn Miller. The students had the whole school year to read 40 books. For every book they read, they received a raffle ticket to enter in our monthly book drawing. I told her adults love giveaways and being rewarded for reading too! She agreed. So, we are teaming up to bring you a #1in1 and #15in15 challenge on Instagram and Twitter! You read one book a month, take a picture of the cover, and tag the publisher, author, and myself and also use the hashtag #1in1, and you'll be entered to win a prize pack each month! If you read more than one book a month, then continue the same process, and you will be entered to win. I am so excited for this challenge to get more of us reading! One book a month is a great goal to set, and you don't have to have superpowers to accomplish reading one book a month. If you read #15in15, which means you participated more than once a month, you will be entered to win a GIANT prize pack at the end of the year. Start tagging my friends!

This #whattoreadWednesday post features an #SRC2015 book, Wishful Thinking by Kami Wicoff. You need to get a copy of this book in your hands. 

Throw back Thursday takes us back to last week's review of The Grown Ups by Robin Antalek, except with the added bonus of a giveaway! Holla!

Saturday Kid Reads is all about Lynda Mullaly Hunt! I love this lady not only for her fabulous books, but for what she does for teachers. She is positively wonderful on social media as well. 

That's it for this week folks! Happy reading!

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