Bloggers are always asking me how to get books. Well, there are a lot of ways but wouldn’t it be wonderful if bloggers could sign-up to receive books? Well, this year’s Indie Lit Awards is going to help you with that. If you are a book blogger, interested in reviewing what could potentially be the best book of 2011, then head on over to the Indie Lit Awards site, select a genre, and sign-up to receive books.
Additionally, Wallace and I have decided to open the awards up to ALL readers. Meaning, that you don’t need to be a blogger to nominate a book. When nominations open in September, you…as a reader can nominate your fave books published in 2011. I’ll post more about the process as we get closer.
On a personal note, The Boy’s school year ends in two weeks! I can’t believe it. The short year is due to mandatory furlough days for the teachers, but I will be so glad when he is done. It’s been rough keeping him on track during his first year of middle school. He’s brilliant in so many ways, charismatic, and his teachers enjoy having him around but he’s so unorganized! His backpack is a walking disaster and I am tired of getting on him about it. I can’t wait to take all of his notebooks and just toss ‘em. They have to glue their assignments into a spiral binder and they always fall out, everywhere. Can’t wait to ditch ‘em.
Summer basketball is about the start-up for The Boy, yet no swimming lessons this year. I miss them. I use to spend so much time at the pool, reading and listening to the splashes in the background. It just screamed summer to me but they are both swimmers now so they aren’t needed. Somehow, sitting in a hot gym doesn’t have the same appeal.
Okay, that last part wasn’t too exciting but it’s exciting to me. I love when my kids are involved with stuff. I go crazy nuts keeping track of it all, but I love for them to make new friends and have fun. The Girl will be playing volleyball in the fall so her summer will be easy (just summer day camp).
What are you doing for the weekend? I am going to the dentist. I know… sooooo fun.
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