Saturday, August 27, 2011

MMGM on Saturday -- Hurricane Irene edition

Hurricane by Terry Trueman (HarperCollins, 2008, for ages 8 to 12)

No MMGM post from me this Monday, and I may not have power so I may not be able to read all of your blogs.  Hurricane Irene is heading this way so I'm unplugging everything after I post this.  And yes, we have plenty of batteries and canned tuna and crackers and water!  Sadly, no bananas because the grocery store was SOLD OUT.

However, I have my secret stash of chocolate, so all is not lost.

I promise I'll be back soon.  Maybe.  In the meantime, if you're looking for MMGM recommendations, these wonderful people may be able to help you:

Shannon Messenger (our founder) at Ramblings of a Wannabe Scribe
Shannon O'Donnell at Book Dreaming
Myrna Foster at The Night Writer
Sherrie Petersen at Write About Now
Natalie Aguirre at Literary Rambles
Brooke Favero at Somewhere in the Middle
Deb Marshall at Just Deb
Barbara Watson at Novel and Nouveau
Anita Laydon Miller at her middle grade blog
Michael G-G at Middle Grade Mafioso
Pam Torres at So I'm Fifty

I have fresh batteries in my booklight and I plan to finish reading 13 Gifts by Wendy Mass for a future MMGM post and then start Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma!  What do YOU read when the lights go out?

Stay safe, everyone!


  1. Take care through the hurricane. I hope it's not bad for you. I always read by flashlight when the power goes out. I miss the computer, but not the TV. I just read whatever book I'm reading.

  2. I hope you're okay! I also hope the possible days without power will translate into good reading time.

    We haven't had a power outage since I was a kid, and they never lasted for more than an hour or two, so not much time for reading. :)

    I just hope you and your family are safe and the power, if it goes out, comes back soon.

    Take care!

  3. I hope you're okay! The news coverage was scary.

    I also catch up on reading during hurricane days. But it's been about three years since I've had a hurricane day in my parts.

  4. I hope the damage in your area wasn't too bad. I'm glad you have books and chocolate. :o)

  5. Hoping all is well after the storm. Mainly dealing with downed trees here, and fortunately, none in our yard.

    take care!

  6. I hope you weathered the storm okay, Joanne. Let us know. :-)

  7. Looks like a great book and so timely. Thanks for the links!


  8. Thanks for your concern, everyone! We're fine. I've just posted an update (see new post), since I FINALLY have power again. It was frustrating being without the internet (and hot showers).

    The hurricane itself was only a Category 1, but lots of uprooted or fallen trees caused extended power outages, and flooded rivers in my area contributed to the problems.


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