Back to Books Blog Hop

We always start the summer so good.  So well-intentioned.  So optimistic. 

And then we just...stop. 

I'm talking abouut reading books here people, and with a 1st grader and a 3rd grader at our house this year, we are definitley getting back to the books this fall.  "I mean it, go get your book and sit down and read."  (See? I make it fun for them.)  It's such a critical time for them to be reading.  I just can't, in good conscience, let this time slide by, though with busy evenings of homework and friends and piano (yes, my children WILL learn to play the piano) and dinner, and occasionally baths, it slides by much more than I would like, and we neglect reading in all the chaos.

And it's not just the kids that need to get back to the books.  I have a ginormous to-read stack that I meant to get to over the summer.  How do these things get away from me?

SO, if you're here for the Back to Books blog hop (and even if you're not) go ahead and enter to win a signed copy of Daughter of Helaman by Yours Truly.  I know, I'm abounding in tact and goodwill.

Entry is simple.  Just be a follower of this blog on both GFC and Networked Blogs and leave a comment saying you want to be entered, making sure to include your email so I can contact you if you've won.

Lots of people like to do extra entries, so here's what you can do if you want more.
Follow on Twitter
Like on Facebook
Become a Fan on Goodreads

...and make sure to mention it in your comment. I am omnicient, after all, but kind of lazy.

Click below to link back to the linky.


Claire Robyns said…
Stopping in from the campaign to say hi. My kids can outread me on a good week, but they do tend to slow down in summer (something to do with the sunny weather, swimming, etc??)
Cannot agree with you more about the importance of reading, I'm a firm believer that reading covers 9/10 ths of education.
Cheri Schmidt said…
Hello. I'm from the campaign and entering your giveaway. I followed GFC, Networked Blogs, Twitter and Goodreads. moncheriDOTschmidtATgmailDOTcom
Cassandra said…
I follow on GFC and Networked blogs. I also follow on Facebook and Goodreads. Your book sounds so awesome.
Melanie Ski said…
Hi I am a GFC follower
Melanie Ski
melanieinoh2003 at yahoo dot com
Kerrin said…
Hi fellow campaigner! My son is in 1st grade too, so we get lots of reading done - for him! My to be read pile is huge!
Christine A. said…
My daughter is in PK this year and trying to get things organized is a challenge. The 2 year old wants to go too! I have another 18 years of this :-) Thanks for the contest.

I am a GFC follower- Christine A.

your1chef at aol dot com
Lolawid said…
Pick me, pick me, pick me!! :o)

I'm a GFC and Facebook follower. Lolawid/Lori Widdison


widsfam7 @ digis dot net
This summer, I successfully introduced my 9 year old reluctant reader (picture tears and pleading) to audio books. He just finished the 3rd Harry Potter book by reading along with the audio and I am THRILLED! Good luck getting your kids back to the books! Thanks for the chance to win!
I'm following via GFC - The Happy Booker
Twitter - @donna224
Facebook -Donna Smith

Donna @ The Happy Booker
ahappybooker at gmail dot com
Taffy said…
I'm a follower! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Thanks for participating in the Back to Books giveaway. I have followed you on GFC, Twitter, and Fanned you on GoodReads

Dorothy - Squeak
Squeak(dot)ak(at)gmail(dot) com
For Books –
Twitter -->> @akchocoholic
AmyS. said…
Thanks for the great giveaway.

GFC: AmyS.
FB: Amy Stogner
GoodReads: Amy Stogner
Twitter: Vamper_Fan

truebloodfan AT
jacque said…
I agree..w/ five kids we always stress the youngest hates it tho..argh!
twinmomx5 at gmail
gfc follower..jacque stengel
twitter.. twinmomx5
cjabdelnour said…
I follow you on gfc as cjabdelnour. Thank you! Cheryl
cjabdelnour said…
I follow you on twitter as mt4cb. Cheryl
Krystal said…
GFC Krystal Larson Thank you for the giveaway! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom
twitter Icecream1891
Goodreads Krystal Carson
fb Lindsay Ann
sweetstaker said…
Thank you for the giveway. Please enter me.
GFC: sweetstaker
FB:Angela Clark
GoodReads: Angela Clark
Twitter: @amercolpsa
Networked: Angela Clark
sweetstaker at yahoo dot com
zoey said…
thanks for the giveaway!

GFC: Zoey
twitter: @zoey_42
goodReads: Zoey42

Thanks for the giveaway. I am participating in the blog hop as well. Looking forward to staying connected.

GFC Follower:
NetworkedBlogs: Lena Sledge
Goodreads: Lena Sledge
Twitter: lenasledge

AshleyS said…
Thanks for the giveaway!
I am following via networked blogs and gfc and twitter (asiegle1)
Jennifer Mathis said…
gfc follower - jennifer mathis
Chris said…
Networked Blogs-Christine Hellewell Jensen
Facebook-Christine Hellewell Jensen
Goodreads-Christine Jensen

I follow you all the above ways :)

THanks for the chance to win

kissyjensen at gmail dot com
nayjf said…
Thanks for the giveaway

Networked blogs-Antane A
FB-Antane A
Goodreads-Antane A
Kimmel Tippets said…
Thanks for the giveaway! I had never heard of your book before but now I really want to read it!

GFC: Kimmel TIppets
Networked Blogs: Kimmel Shea Tippets
Liked on facebook: KImmel Shea Tippets
Goodreads fan: Kimmel TIppets
Following on Twitter: @KimmelTippets

stimble AT hotmail DOT com
Colleen Turner said…
I there! I am a GFC and Networked Blog follower (Colleen Turner) as well as a Facebook follower and Goodreads fan (both also as Colleen Turner).
Thanks for the giveaway!
melora said…
Thank you for the giveaway!
I am a GFC follower as melora brock
I am also a FB follower as Anme Burgess and a twitter follower as msaching
melorabrock {at} gmail {dot} com
new follower :0 Çråz¥ K¥
fan on goodreads and liked on facebook as alisia
Jessica said…
Thank you for the giveaway!
gfc - jbronderblogs
twitter - @jbronder
jbronderblogs at aol dot com
Laura H. said…
Thanks for the giveaway and for participating in this blog hop! I already follow via GFC (MamaHendo3).

+1 Twitter follower @MamaHendo3
+1 FB fan (Laura Henderson)
+1 Goodreads (Laura Henderson

Tara W said…
Thanks for the chance!
GFC follower (Tara W) and Networked Blog follower (Tara Woods)
mizztuts AT bellsouth DOT net
Tara W said…
Follow on Twitter @mizztara71
Like on Facebook: Tara Woods
Become a Fan on Goodreads: Tara Woods
mizztuts AT bellsouth DOT net
Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
I'm a follower on GFC-Lisa Richards & Net Worked Blogs- Lisa Ann Richards
+1 Twitter @alterlisa
+1 GR- Lisa Richards
+1 FB- Lisa Ann Richards


alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com
Lisa said…
Love this thanks lisapeters at yahoo dot com GFC Lisa Cenneidigh Twitter Lisa Goodreads
I'm a follower, a fan and found you on Goodreads. I know I've been a slacker about reading lately, but I'm working on getting back to it, along with other important things (like the piano, oddly enough--I'm the only one of five sisters who doesn't play an instrument). I wish you much luck with your book!
my email address is
Heather.Justesen with Gmail.