Thank You to My March Visitors – Let’s Spotlight a Few!

thank-you1Thank you to everybody who stopped by and left comments on the Maw Books Blog this past month!  I don’t think I could keep blogging without the response, so you definitely keep me going.  At the end of every month, I highlight a few other book bloggers that I think you should visit!

  • Ali from Worducopia.  Ali is so much fun!  She’s hosting the Diversity Rocks Challenge which I’m really, really regretting not joining.  Ali seems to review a bit of everything.  Graphic novels, literary fiction, young adult and more.  Ali’s going to do the read-a-thon for the first year this time too.  I’m glad I won’t be the only newbie!
  • Suey from It’s All About Books.  If you’re not friends with Suey, you are missing out.  I was bummed when she wasn’t able to come to the Laurie Halse Anderson signing.  I totally missed her.  Suey and I have met on more than one occasion and she’s just as nice in real life as she is on her blog.  Lately, Suey has been reading tons on young adult books.  But who can blame her?  They’re really good!  Suey and Raidergirl3 from An Adventure in Reading are also the brains behind the Bookword Game.  And if you’re a Josh Groban fan?  Say no more.  You have a new best friend.
  • Chartoose from Bloody Hell, It’s a Book Barrage! I remember the very first time I stumbled upon Chartoose’s blog because I turned to my husband and said check out the name of this blog!  I knew immediately how irreverent and fun she would be.  I must admit she probably doesn’t think that I read her blog that often because I’m terrible at commenting, but I do.  And you should too.
  • Jackie from Farm Lane Books.  I somehow missed having Jackie’s blog in my reader.  I seriously do not know how that happened.  That situation is now rectified.  Sorry!  Jackie reviews mostly literary fiction and is trying to make it through a bunch of prize lists like the Orange, Booker, and Pulitzer.  Thinking about it just makes my head hurt.
  • Marg from Reading Adventures.  I wish I could read as much as Marg.  She read 17 books this past month.  Marg reads a lot of historical fiction and also blogs at the Historical Tapestry blog, as well as romance, mysteries, and young adult fiction.  In addition to all the challenges that she does, Marg also finds the time to make beautiful cards as well.  Marg has been blogging since 2005.  That sure makes me feel like the new kid on the block!
  • Em from Em’s Bookshelf.  Em reviews young adult books.  If you’re looking for a recommendation, head on over there.  She’ll have one.  I had to laugh.  Em is taking on Maureen Johnson’s challenge to blog every day in April.  And she’s going to buy herself peanut M&M’s if she does.  Made me realize that I need to slow down!  I think I’ll buy myself something if I DON’T blog every day in April.  I wonder what would happen if I skipped a day?  Wait.  Nothing.  Brilliant!   Why didn’t I think of this before?

Thanks everybody for stopping by!  I wish I could highlight you all.  I was going to try to go for ten spotlights this month but my boys who are supposedly “napping” just found a bottle of spray suntan lotion and sprayed it all over their walls.  Welcome to my life.


  1. Thanks for the highlights! Some were new to me but Jackie is on my daily rounds! I’m thrilled to see her listed here.

    on April 1st, 2009 at 2:50 pm
  2. All new to me but now in the feed reader thanks for spotlighting them. The boys sound like a world of fun!

    on April 1st, 2009 at 3:19 pm
  3. Yup I love them all, too! :) Enjoy the snot out of those boys, Natasha. :)

    on April 1st, 2009 at 7:36 pm
  4. Aw, thank you for highlighting me, you made my day! A couple of blogs there that I haven’t discovered yet, so I’m looking forward to checking them out.

    FYI, I’m going to be co-hosting a new weekly meme with a diversity theme, starting Friday–should be a fun opportunity for anyone interested in diversity in lit but not up for joining a reading challenge.

    on April 1st, 2009 at 10:20 pm
  5. Yeah, sounds like something boys would do. Don’t you love how kids always do destructive things right when you’re busy getting things done?

    on April 1st, 2009 at 10:29 pm
  6. Thank you so much for listing me – I’m proud to have been mentioned on such a great blog as yours!

    on April 2nd, 2009 at 3:55 am
  7. Jackie is one blogger I visit every single day. Good choice on the highlight!

    on April 3rd, 2009 at 5:52 pm
  8. Thanks for highlighting me and saying such nice things! I have been a little slack in the craft department lately but I have to have something made in the next couple of weeks so maybe I will manage to actually post something!

    on April 3rd, 2009 at 9:18 pm
  9. Beth F. & Pam – You’re welcome!

    Amy – At least their moments of cuteness overshadow the fact that sometimes they are little monsters!

    Ali – You’re welcome! Your new meme sounds great. I’ll make sure I spotlight in April’s monthly wrap up post.

    amy BTW M – Normally, they do not nap together. And I do realize how lucky I am that my three year old still naps. But today he begged me to let him sleep with his brother. Bad idea!

    Jackie – You’re welcome!

    Sandy – Good to hear!

    Marg – You’re welcome! I look forward to seeing what you make next.

    on April 5th, 2009 at 11:17 pm
  10. I’m embarrassed to comment because now you’ll see how behind I am! But I couldn’t ignore the nice things you said about me! Thanks so much!

    on April 18th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

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