Saturday, September 26, 2009

**READ BELOW** Info on Upcoming Contests, Interviews, and Other Stuff!

Hello everyone!  Thank you so much to those of you who have entered our contests and to those of you who have left us kind messages about our  site! We appreciate it so much and want you to know that the happier you guys are, the happier we are! Read on for  a bunch of different things we have been wanting to share.

Ok, so we are super excited to be able to give away a copy of "Catching Fire"!  It was an awesome book (Dave thinks even better than "The Hunger Games"!) and we can't wait for one of you to read it.  Also don't forget that we have a contest currently running for another cool book we recently read, "Bran Hambric" which ends at the stroke of midnight on October 8th, which is a special day in the Gang's house-----**HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARA!**-----
Click HERE to enter the contest.

We have a few good ideas up our sleeves for some exciting contests that we plan to launch sometime soon.  We sometimes hint to them around the site, so keep your eyes open.  AHEM, AHEM------>>
Anyway, there are some things we wanted to share with you.  First off, be on the lookout for a bunch of new reviews coming your way.  We also have a few awesome interviews that we plan to post soon (in no particular order):

1. James Dashner, author of "The Maze Runner", which hits shelves Oct. 6th, 2009. We posted a review a while back, so if you want to check it out, click HERE.

2. J. Scott Savage, author of the "FarWorld" series, who has the second book in the series, "Land Keep" coming out soon also.  We reviewed book 1, "Water Keep".  To check out that review, click HERE.

3. Illustrator Brandon Dorman, who has designed the covers to many of the books that all of us read.  His work is awesome.  Check out his site HERE and see if you recognize any of the cover art.  We bet you will!

4.  A very special interview, we will be speaking to fellow book blogger, Sheila, who has been such a HUGE help to The Gang since we started.  You can check out Sheila's blog site "One Person's Journey Through a World of Books" HERE. Sheila is very dedicated to the cause and spends a whole bunch of her time for all of us.  This interview will be great for all of you who run your own site.  We guarantee that Sheila will inspire you to make your site the best you can!

SPEAKING OF making your site the best that you can, we have been toying with changing our site's appearance for a while now.  Well, since none of The Gang are computer programmers, it took us a little while.  Keep your eyes open, as we are hoping (fingers crossed) to have a new look sometime early on this coming week.

Lastly, we have seen many site's have a weekly "themed" post.  We are planning on having our own and  have a bunch of ideas that we are twirling around.  If anyone has any ORIGINAL ideas for weekly "THEME" posts, feel free to share them here.  We do have a few original ideas that we like a lot, but we know there are a lot of creative people out there, so if have any cool ideas, and we choose to use it, there could always be a little something we might give away for it!

That about covers it for now.  We hope that this info was helpful and gave you yet another reason to stop by from time to time.  Hope to see you all soon!

Dave, Mara, Lauryn, and Sami


  1. Looking forward to all the new posts and giveaways of course *cough* apple *cough* :)

    I like the look of the site but hey maybe the new one will be even better.

  2. I can't wait to see what you do with the site :)

  3. Hey Gang - checking in.... looks great over here. :)

  4. Busy Busy! Sounds like my own life at the moment... I'm excited for the contests and to see how the site turns out!

  5. Ha ha. Apple. I get it. ^_~ Ha ha.

    Really looking forward to those interviews! I can't wait to see what the Dash, Savage, Dorman and Sheila have to say.

    Oh, and good luck with the blog background. I'm sure it'll look awesome. ^,^