Sunday, November 8, 2009

"Sunday Scoop" The Gang's Weekly Column


Hello All!

Old or New, welcome to our weekly column where we talk about anything and everything we want to.  It's just a place for The Lateiner Gang to get some news, info, random thoughts, or just about anything we want communicated to you all on a weekly basis.  This week's "Sunday Scoop" will be brief as we have a ton of reading to do before while we come to the homestretch of the Mega Contest.

First of all, it's been a while since we talked about this, and we have picked up a few new followers recently, so we want to remind you all that we are totally into BUTTON SWAPPING.  If you are new to our site, or even old and have not yet done so, let us know if you have a review site with a button.  We will kindly put yours up if you kindly put ours up :o)  We used to have a list of all of the sites we followed, but it started getting way too long and we decided that since soon enough everyone will have a button, that was our new way of identifying the sites we visit.  Again, if you have a button on your site, and either have already done so or would like put ours up, please email us at with your site's address and you will find your button up soon after!

Next on the agenda, our contest.  With just under 2 weeks to go until the big giveaway, we have seen a super response from all of you out there.  We are going to announce a MINI CONTEST that we thought would be fun for us as well as fun for you!  Ok, here's what you have to do.  For all of you that have blogged about our contest somewhere, either on your site, twitter, facebook etc., you are ahead of game a bit.  The contest will run from this "Sunday Scoop" until next Sunday's, where we will announce the winner OR winners depending on how good a job you guys do.  We want you to step it up a notch and are willing to reward you for doing so.  Here is what you have to do:

1. Blog, post, tweet, go door to door, walk around wearing a giant sign, sky write, or do whatever you would like about our contest

2. Make it a point to tell people to head over and sign up for the contest AND REMIND THEM TO MENTION THAT YOU SENT THEM! (Also remind them that they must follow us to be eligible to win any prizes)

3. To be eligible, you must send a minimum of 5 people who sign up to the site, so a bit of work will be required on your part, but not that much.

4. The person who sends the most new people to our site wins a special book that we have been holding on to and have been itching to give away.  Now, The Lateiner Gang recognizes hard work when we see it, and since things can ALWAYS change around here, we might just consider having more than one winner if we see a solid effort.  

5. By early Sunday evening since we usually do the "Scoop" around this time, comment here with the number of people you have sent our way. It's that easy! 

6. Last and finally, if you have any questions, as always you can email us at

Speaking of contest winners, the winners from last weeks random drawing have books that should be arriving later on this week hopefully.  We got a new shipment of books in this past week from a few pubs and have your books packed and ready to be shipped out tomorrow.  We were hoping that a new shipment came and it did, so WOO HOO the books are on their way!
We have a cool lineup of books that we have been reading (including Lauryn and Sami, which have been MIA working hard since school started.  Also, both have earned perfect report cards, so we are not upset that they have gone MIA on reading for pleasure for a while).  We are going to try and get up as many reviews as we can in the next 2 weeks, giving you guys more shots at entering, because you know, the more the merrier!

Also, we found this really cool contest that can get you a FREE KINDLE!  All you have to do is click this link and sign up to win.  We entered and thought it would be cool if you had a shot at it too! 

If there is any questions you may have or anything you want to ask any of the Gang, feel free to email us at  We will be happy to get right back to you.

To conclude, you should know by now that the Gang are die hard Yankee fans.  Well, there is not much to say.  Our boys have done it again!  Yes, the New York Yankees are the 2009 World Series Champions!  Way to go Yanks!!



  1. Great scoop, like the mini contest and can't wait for more reviews. I'm sure the kids need a break from this once in awhile anyway and it's also kinda nice getting an adults view on some of these YA books.

  2. Nice mini contest! You are all so generous with you contests.

    Congrats on the Yankees winning. I'm actually a Red Sox fan, so it wasn't the best moment for me, but I don't really mind that they won.

  3. OMG! I totally want the kindle!!! I entered it!


  4. I just left you some love from my blog to yours!

  5. Cool mini contest. Congrats to whoever gets the most people!!

  6. Great scoop. I like you guys. I'm fairly everything is like candy.

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  7. Congrats on the great report cards! :)

  8. Great post! Woo hoo Yankees! Glad to hear you all are fans of the New York Boys! You have some great giveaways going on here. Thank you!

  9. Yea Yankees! You guys run the greatest contests.

  10. I think this is a fantastic column. It gives your followers an insight to whats going on in your lives. Great picture of the Yankees at the end. They deserved to win!