Thursday, September 6, 2012

Random Acts of Publicity 2012

Random Acts of Publicity was created by author Darcy Pattison a few years back. For 2012, we will be starting Conversations about Books or as Darcy's likes to say BLLuRT it out (Blog, Link, Like, Review or Talk about books).

What can you do to BLLuRT about books?  Blog about your favorite authors/books, Link to websites, Like them on Facebook or Goodreads or Amazon, post Reviews on Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc or just Talk about books in any place you feel comfortable.

Today I would like to share some of my current favorites:

Picture Books
Mr. Duck Means Business by Tammi Sauer
Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio
The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen
The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
Anything illustrated by Marla Frazee

Middle Grade Books
The Year the Swallows Came Early by Kathryn Fitzmaurice
Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm
Tracing Stars by Erin E. Moulton

Now, when it comes to YA, I really don't read that much of it, so I can't really give favorites. I am looking forward to reading Tracy Bilen's What She Left Behind.

And, just to show my vast reading interests, I stacked up the to-read books I have at home right now. What do you think?Unfortunately I don't have many picture books in these piles, simply because many picture books I read I get from the library and I need to make another trip.  Almost all of these books I have received as gifts or won from giveaways. I'm starting to make a dent, though!

I hope you enjoyed looking into my favorites and please take a peek at the books and authors I have mentioned.  Feel free to BLLuRT about them all!

And I have to give a small shout-out to my favorite women's authors: Debbie Macomber and Robin Jones Gunn.  Both of these writers have inspired me to keep on writing and writing and writing!  Their writing careers both began because they worked hard and didn't give up. That's my goal too!