Tuesday, June 9, 2009

More Comments From Our Friends

Hey, one and all, Carl here with some stuff from our friends. Danny is first up, talking about The Roar by Emma Clayton:

This book was so unbeliveable and really made all the readers think. I'm glad other people enjoyed it to. Do you think there will be a sequel?

I don't know, man. I've heard that this book was the first in a trilogy, but, honestly, I hope not. I liked the open ending of that book. It made me think about what would happen to the characters and seemed to fit the points the author wanted to make. But--this book was so powerful that I would gladly read more! If there are any sequels, I'll be sure to let you know! Or you tell me if you find out first.

Then our faithful blog follower SWIRL told us about a book giveaway contest (and I think she's jealous of our summer programs):
Aw MAN- can you guys PLEASE come on a road-trip to hawaii and host fun stuff at our library!?!? ( I guess it would be more complicated than a simple road trip... no roads lead to Hawaii...)I think your summer plans sound CRAZY Awesome!

I just wanted to let you know of an on-line book club for kids--hosted at Bookclub4kids.com.Publishers are giving away 5 copies of the book- but you have to hurry and enter to win!

I wouldn't mind a road trip to HAWAII this summer! Don't worry about not having any roads--I'll just hop aboard my Astroliner Total Luxury Cruise Liner and sail there! (Bill says he knows I'm crazy now!) Anyway, check out the giveaway at Bookclub4kids. They're giving 5 copies of a book called MVP and it looks good. Do it soon, though!

Another faithful follower, Ms. Yingling, told us that Koko B. Ware won a contest (I think she was also impressed by our book club and summer lineup):

Looks like you guys are having too much fun. Wish I could drop by and get some tips on wielding a light saber. Hey, please let Koko B. Ware know that he was the prize winner in the Atherton Giveaway!

If you remember, Ms. Yingling held a contest to give away books by Patrick Carman Atherton. Koko sent the winning entry. So go to her blog, Ms. Yingling Reads, and see what he said. It's pretty good. And, Koko, you can find out how to contact Ms. Yingling by going to her blog. Congratulations!

BTW, Ms. Yingling spend last weekend in a 36-hour reading marathon. Here's her final result:

34 1/2 hours, 30 books, and 7,850 pages

WOW!! Not only that, but she reviewed every book she read!! (including The Roar) Go and read all about it. What an accomplishment! She deserves to be an Honorary Guy!

Finally, we hear from Andre the Giant, another good friend from the SMS Guys Read blog after he received two books he won from our March Madness contest (better late than never!):

HEY this is Andre the Giant and I just got your books from Mr. H and I haven't started them yet because believe it or not reading the City of Ember for the first time. I really appreciate it that I got the signed copy, my day just keeps getting better. But any way when I have finished the City of Ember I'll come and reply to this blog post.Thank you again for the books.~Andre the Giant

Great! Glad they got to you. He won a signed copy of The Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones by Helen Hemphill and a signed copy of the first Erec Rex book by Kaza Kingsley. We can't wait to hear how you liked The City of Ember. That book rocked! So did The People of Sparks. The third one, The Prophet of Yonwood, looks like it will too.

Thanks for writing, everyone! We love hearing from you.

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