Friday, September 3, 2010

More News Relating to the Maud Hart Lovelace Reading Challenge

As you are well aware by now I am very excited about the upcoming second annual Maud Hart Lovelace Reading Challenge that begins here at A Library is a Hospital for the Mind on October 1. It is just under a month away and that means its time to start passing the word on and letting you know some of the special plans I have made.

Add the Maud Hart Lovelace Reading Challenge Button to Your Blog:
I have already begun telling every reader (and blogger) I know about this challenge... and yes, I'll admit I've even left comments on a few blogs of people I've never met, but found thanks to some Betsy-Tacy and MHL fan pages. I figured if they are a fan they'd want to know, right? Or maybe I'm just a book-nerd. At any rate if you would like to spread the word by posting the MHLRC button (above) on your blog please leave a comment with your email or send me an email (libraryhospitalblog [at] gmail [dot] com) requesting the html code. (Special thanks to Veronica Campbell Photography for her assistance in creating it.)

MHLRC Participants Have Chance to Win Deep Valley Books:
I'm happy to announce I have secured some special items, including complimentary copies from Harper Collins Publishers of the soon-to-be released Deep Valley books (Emily of Deep Valley, Carney's House Party, and Winona's Pony Cart) to give away during the month of October. Only registered participants of the challenge will be eligible to win, so be sure to check back on first of next month to sign up.

Win Betsy-Tacy Books Now:
Carrie at Reading To Know is currently holding a give-away for three volumes of Betsy-Tacy books reprinted by Harper Collins Publishers in 2009. The three volumes contain the last six books in the Betsy-Tacy series: Heavens To Betsy, Betsy In Spite of Herself, Betsy Was Junior, Betsy And Joe, Betsy and the Great World, and Betsy's Wedding. If you haven't read these books they are MUST reads. And what better time to get your hands on them then in time for the 2nd annual Maud Hart Lovelace Reading Challenge! But act fast, the give-away ends next Thursday, September 9.

BookClubGirl To Host Maud Hart Lovelace Themed Radio Interview:
I'll mention this now, but will also post a reminder at the end of October. On November 15, 2010 at (7:00pm, ET) BookClubGirl will be hosting an interview with authors Mitali Perkins and Melissa Wiley on BlogTalkRadio. During this program these two ladies will share their thoughts on the Betsy-Tacy series and The Deep Valley books by Maud Hart Lovelace, as well as a few other Maud Hart Lovelace related topics. Listeners will have the option to call in during the program, so mark your calendars now and be sure to tune in for this very special one-hour online broadcast. To learn more check out: BookClubGirl's website or BlogTalkRadio.

See you all back here on October 1... or before then if I have any other MHLRC announcements to make.


Carrie said...

You are so way organized! =D I love it! AND I'm looking forward to it. (I'm now into Betsy and the Great World.)

And yes, I have a doozy of a time with your button (which is why I haven't used it) - if you'd send me the html code - I will! =)

Brittanie said...

I plan on joining too. I already have my stack of books ready to go. Please send me the html code and I will post the picture in my sidebar. Thank you.
treewaterduchess at yahoo dot com

Annette W. said...

I plan to join, too, though I am hoping to win from Carrie so I can read something new...:) Would you send me the code, please?

Michelle (my books. my life.) said...

Very excited for this challenge. I loved it last year. I actually avoid challenges for the most part now but I just love this one so much.

Anonymous said...

I think I'll join your for this challenge! I have a few of the Betsy-Tacy books to finish.