Sunday, December 20, 2009

"Sunday Scoop" The Gang's Weekly Column


Our First Order Of Business.... The Winners of "Adventurers Wanted: Slathbog's Gold"

The winner of the audio copy of Adventurers Wanted is.... LAURA, and the winner of the book is.... PETER

Congrats you 2!  The book is awesome and we hope you love it as much as we did!

What's Going On Around Here???

Well, the Gang has had one heck of a week.  In fact, we have kind of been somewhat MIA.  Nothing wrong, just super busy.  Good news is we are back!  Despite having a crazy week ending with 14 inches of snow we got dumped on from last night until this morning all is well. YES, 14 inches!! We re-posted our review of "Hush, Hush" by Becca Fitzpatrick, our wonderful partner in our Super Contest where we are giving away a brand new Barnes and Noble Nook as well as an accessory package and some copies of "Hush, Hush."

Next on the agenda will be an interview with Becca.  It's in the works and hopefully we will have it posted soon!  We are going to work with Becca this week to try to get that to you guys.  Also, we are hoping we can convince Becca to do a "guest posting" on here sometime soon as well!

Heres the "Calm before the storm" when it just started

AND, here's a closeup of the 14 inches on the sidewalk!  What a storm!

Speaking of Super Contest...

We have been off to a good start so far with the contest.  We have had a few people purchase the book and get those extra entries.  20 Entries to each of them who did! Woo-Hoo, that's a lot of entries for an awesome contest.  Soon we are going to have a button for our contest, and putting that up on your site will earn you some extra entries.  More on that one to come soon.  About 6 and a half weeks left in the contest and we need to get those entries up.  Keep in mind we have upped the ante and you can get a load of entries by referring someone new to the site and the contest.  We are now giving away +5 entries to the contest for each new follower to the site who sign up for the contest and mentions you sent them!  How much easier can we make it?  We know if we wanted to win a Nook, we would be eating up these easy to get extra entries and recruiting like there was no tomorrow.  We want you guys to have as many chances as yo can to win this awesome Nook! Recently we were in a local Barnes and Noble and got a chance to play with one. Can you say Super Cool???  The Gang is anxiously awaiting ours, which was already ordered.  We will get up some pics and a review of ours once it arrives, but until then, we will just keep going back into the store and playing with theirs!


A review of "Compound" was just posted and we have some cool ones coming!  Like what? Good Question.  Real soon, we hope to review "City of Bones" a Mortal Instruments book by Cassandra Clare,  "Leviathan" by Scott Westerfeld, "The Everafter" by Amy Huntley, "The Looking Glass Wars" by Frank Beddor, some Christmas books that the girls are currently reading for a Source Books/Jabberwocky blog tour, and a few more titles that you will just have to wait to find out :o)  

What Else is on the Horizon for Contests???

Well, we just had our last 2 book contests end, and besides the Super Contest, there is nothing else currently going on here.  That's not good.  It wouldn't be TLGBRS if we didn't have another contest to run soon, right?  We are deciding which cool book we would like to give away next.  We have an idea, but since we aren't sure, it wouldn't be fair to tell you yet.  What we can tell you is that we have a few things in the works.

What Else Would You Guys Like to See at TLGBRS??
New Year, New Stuff!

Since it is you guys that keep coming back and give us the pleasure of giving you all that we can here, we thought it would be a good idea to ask you, our readers, what you would like to see more of at TLGBRS in the New Year.  We are open to suggestions and ideas.  What would you like us to do?  Is it to review certain books?  Is it to have some different content on the site?  We are reaching out and asking for suggestions.  After all, if we are to keep you engaged, it might be a good idea to find out what you guys like.  Is there something out there on another site you like that you would like to see done here at TLGBRS?  Just let us know.  We will take all of your feedback into consideration and hopefully come up with some new things to do around here to spice things up for the New Year.  Feel free to email us with your ideas to

Thanks for checking out this week's Sunday Scoop! 

The Lateiner Gang


  1. Hi Gang, great Scoop, that sure is a pretty NOOK. Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

    Elie (Ellz Readz)

  2. Much gratitude have I. I don't know what would be a great new idea to blog about. I like hearing about things you do in NJ. The cake thing was fun. I love what you're doing with book reviews and author interviews.

  3. Congrats to the winners!

    Do you still have all that snow? I live in NH and we only got about 6 inches from it and it's nearly all gone now because it rained last night into today. Happy holidays!!

  4. Congrats winners!

    I am looking forward to your upcoming reviews. Every single book are ones that interest me.
    I live in Northern Ontario and we usually get loads of snow...not this year. You have way more snow to play with than I do.

  5. Oh City of Bones is so good and I have Leviathan on my "TO READ LIST" cant wait for your review.

  6. Would love to see more interviews on TLGBRS! :)

    Marie (thekbseries)