Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Mark Your Calendars! A Library is a Hospital for the Mind to host Third Annual Maud Hart Lovelace Reading Challenge Fall 2011

Attention readers! Spread the word! The original Maud Hart Lovelace Reading Challenge will be returning to A Library is a Hospital for the Mind blog this October!

This will be the third year I've had the honor of hosting this reading challenge and I am just as excited as I was last year. As was the case in 2009 and 2010 this year's reading challenge will include book reviews (and posts where participants can link up their own reviews or Maud Hart Lovelace related posts), fun trivia and games, educational postings and links, and of course lots of chances to win Betsy-Tacy or Maud Hart Lovelace books and memorabilia.

But the biggest news this year is that Harper Perennial (a division of HarperCollins Publishers) will be releasing The Betsy-Tacy Treasury on October 25, 2011 November 8, 2011 (**NOTE: Harper Perennial has moved the release date.), which will contain the first four books in the Betsy-Tacy series complete with forwards by Judy Blume, Esther Hautzig and Johanna Hurwitz and of course the classic illustrations of Lois Lenski. (*Note: MHL Reading Challenge participants who are signed up by October 7 will have a chance to enter to win a copy of this awesome Treasury as well as previously released copies of the Betsy-Tacy and Deep Valley series all compliments of Harper Perennial.)

I hope you will spread the word about the Maud Hart Lovelace Reading Challenge and then when October rolls around that you will join in the fun!

(If you'd like a copy of the reading challenge button (see top of post) to post on your own blog send me a note (libraryhospitalblog [AT] gmail {DOT} com) with your email address.

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Anna said...

Awesome! I have the last two Betsy-Tacy books to read, so hopefully I'll have time to participate.

Carrie said...

OH! Good. I LOVED the first four books in the series BEST so I'll plan on re-reading the first title or two again this time 'round. FUN!

Audrey said...

Sign me up! I am fairly new to your blog and have only been following for a couple months, but I DID go back a while ago and read all of the previous entries about Maud Hart Lovelace's books. I'm excited that I get to participate in the blogathon this year!

Since I recently re-read all of the books except the ones in the upcoming treasury (excited!), I will plan on re-reading those first few books.

Oh, and I will definitely post the graphic on my sidebar! My email is justaudrey[at]live[dot]com.

Thank you for hosting this!

Brittanie said...

I can't wait. I have Winona's Pony Cart and Carney's House Party left to read. :)

Marie Cloutier said...

how fun! :-) enjoy it!

Annette W. said...

Can't wait...actually truly couldn't wait and read a bit this summer and wrote a review to be posted in October...hehe!

Bluerose said...

I definitely want to participate this year! I just finished Emily of Deep Valley, so I'm planning on starting with the first book.

I'd love to post the button in my sidebar!

bluerosesheart at yahoo dot com

Cassandra said...

I want to sign up! Carrie sent me over and I have not read any of MHL's books.