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2023 Bookish Books Reading Challenge

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2023 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

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19 / 25 books. 76% done!

2023 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

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Booklist Queen's 2023 Reading Challenge

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36 / 52 books. 69% done!

2023 52 Club Reading Challenge

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2023 Build Your Library Reading Challenge

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27 / 40 books. 68% done!

2023 Pioneer Book Reading Challenge

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2023 Craving for Cozies Reading Challenge

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9 / 25 books. 36% done!

2023 Medical Examiner's Mystery Reading Challenge

Book Bingo Reading Challenge

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2023 Pick Your Poison Reading Challenge

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57 / 109 books. 52% done!

Children's Book Reading Challenge...For Adults!

Monday, April 07, 2008

Rah, Rah, Siscoom Bah, YAY Book Bloggers!

As I've mentioned before, I have hundreds of book blogs on my feeds list. Some of them I check as soon as I see they've been updated, others I glance at when I get the chance, still others I drop in on only once in a blue moon. The Six LDS Writers and A Frog blog is one of those blue moon ones, but I happened to read a post a few months ago in which author Jeffrey S. Savage asked for hints on how to promote his new fantasy series. Numerous people said, "Send out ARCs and let people review them on their blogs." Being the smart guy that he is, Mr. Savage is doing just that. If you're interested in participating in his Find Your Magic Farworld 2008 Blog Tour, check this out. I think it's a fabulous idea.

Just a note: I've never read anything by Jeffrey S. Savage, so he could totally suck. His books could also be really "Mormony" - I don't know. Karlene over at Inksplasher recommends him, and I'm up for reading just about anything. Really, I'm just thrilled that more and more writers are recognizing the power of book bloggers. Go Team!


  1. Hi there! Thanks for commenting on my blog! I haven't read any other of his (Savage's) books. I had them checked out from the library once, but then had to take them back before I got to them. I don't think this new book, Farworld, will be too "Mormony". It'll be a fun kid fantasy, which I love. Can't wait to read it! It's my first time doing this blogtour thing so I'm very excited.

  2. Thanks for joining the tour. I've been accused of a lot of things, but not writing too Mormony.

    Actually, my second book, Into the Fire, was pretty religious, since it was a modern day retelling of the story of Job. But my mystery series was written specifically as a clean national mystery novel. No religion at all.

    Writing for Shadow Mountain has been fun since I'm writing straight to a national audience. No religion anywhere--okay come to think of it that's not true. One of the two protagonists was found by a Greek Orthodox monk. But no Mormon religion anywhere.

    Anyway, thanks again. The ARCs should be coming out in early March.

    Great blog by the way. I like that you say what you think without trying to sugar coat anything. That gives people confidence in your reviews.

  3. Hi Scott - Thanks for dropping by. I didn't think this new series was religious, but I didn't know. Thanks for clearing things up. I'm excited to get my copy of your book.


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