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Growing Bookworms Newsletter: Thanksgiving Edition

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 973 subscribers to the newsletter. 

Newsletter Update: I have a bit of a light issue for you this week, due to limited blogging time recently. I do have two book reviews, two children's literacy round-ups (details for both at The Reading Tub) and one post with Kidlitosphere news. I also have a post encouraging people to buy Cybils books for the holidays. At Booklights, I have two new installments in my Tips for Growing Bookworms series: Read the Books Your Children Read and Choose Books that Your Children Enjoy.

Reading Update: In the past two weeks, I read one middle grade, two young adult, and two adult titles:
  • Glenn Dakin: Candle Man, Book One: The Society of Unrelenting Vigilance. EgmontUSA. Completed November 15, 2009. Review to come.
  • Aprilynne Pike: Wings. HarperTeen. Completed November 10, 2009. My review.
  • Alexander Gordon Smith: Lockdown: Escape from Furnace. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Completed November 12, 2009. My review.
  • Linwood Barclay: Too Close to Home. Bantam. Completed November 17, 2009. Standalone thriller - sure to please fans of Harlan Coben's standalone novels. I saw the ending coming a ways off, but I enjoyed the ride along the way. Barclay has a nice flair for description.
  • Sean Chercover: Trigger City. Harper. Completed November 22, 2009. Second in a series about Chicago-based private eye Ray Dudgeon. Gritty, authentic, and compelling. I'll look forward to more from this series.

I hope that those of you from the US have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, and that everyone has a safe and peaceful weekend. Thanks for reading, and for growing bookworms!

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