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Growing Bookworms Newsletter: September 29

Jpg_book007Tonight I will be sending out the new issue of the Growing Bookworms email newsletter. (If you would like to subscribe, you can find a sign-up form here.) The Growing Bookworms newsletter contains content from my blog focused on children's books and raising readers. It is sent out once every two weeks (if you are getting daily Feedblitz updates, you might prefer to sign up for the Growing Bookworms newsletter instead, and only receive one email every two weeks). There are currently 921 subscribers to the newsletter. 

Newsletter Update: In this issue, I have two book reviews, and two posts about books previously reviewed that are now available. I also have three posts with Kidlitosphere news, and two children's literacy round-ups (one here and one at The Reading Tub). Not included in the newsletter, I have:

  • A post about popularity in book blogging and book awards (with an explanation of how the Cybils work).
  • An announcement and call for questions regarding a panel session that I'm hosting at the upcoming Kidlitosphere conference.
  • An announcement about a new widget that Terry Doherty has put together so that she and I can share news tidbits between our literacy roundups.

Reading Update: In the past two weeks, I read two middle grade, one young adult, and three adult titles. I expect to have reviews for these soon, unless otherwise noted.

  • Sara Lewis Holmes: Operation Yes. Arthur A. Levine Books. Completed September 20, 2009. My review.
  • P. J. Hoover: The Navel of the World (The Forgotten Worlds #2). CBAY Books. Completed September 26, 2009.
  • Maggie Stiefvater: Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie. Flux. Completed September 28, 2009.
  • Charlaine Harris: Dead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse #4). Ace Trade. Completed September 13, 2009 (on MP3). I'm not reviewing the individual books in this supernatural mystery series, but I continue to like them (obviously, or I wouldn't keep listening).
  • Chris Brogan and Julien Smith: Trust Agents. Wiley. Completed September 18, 2009. This is a nonfiction title (recommended by Greg Pincus), about "using the web to build influence, improve reputation, and earn trust". I enjoyed it, and got some good ideas from it.
  • Kim and Jason Kotecki: There's An Adult in My Soup. JBird, Inc. Completed September 29, 2009.

How about you? What have you been reading and enjoying? Thanks for reading, and for growing bookworms!