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Friday, October 26, 2012

BLOG TOUR: She's BAAACCCK! - Return of the Library Dragon by Carmen Agra Deedy + CONTEST!

Hi guys!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers....the place to be when you wish upon a star and that wish included some GREAT READS.

Today is no except to that wish sent or granted as we play host to a stop along a very FUN tour indeed thanks to the fabulous folks over at Peachtree Publishers (Hi, Emily!).  It features a one of a kind story about books, our love of them, and those that would protect them...though perhaps a bit overly at times.  It's got a BIG heart and offers readers of all ages a chance to explore their literary world in a creative and interactive way; just avoid the mention of ebooks while reading this one, don't want to rile up Miss Lotty.  Without further ado, please welcome today's blog tour guest and book of choice....

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From the publisher...
In this sequel to The Library Dragon, Miss Lotty is finally checking herself out of the Sunrise Elementary School Library, but not before Lotta Scales makes one final, fiery stand.

Experiencing a moment of deja vu?  With good reason as I actually featured a review of books 1 AND 2 a few months back; just click HERE to be whisked away to that world of double post fun.  So what's with the double vision?  Well, when you have such a GREAT BOOK on your hands by such a GREAT AUTHOR and you're offered the chance to host a stop on a blog tour from a GREAT's hard to say no; not that I wanted to in the least!  You know me...have/read good book, will party!  ^_^  So I bring to you today, Return of The Return of the Library Dragon....aka my post about this fabulous book, why you should read it AND ENTER TO WIN some fab prizes, part deux.

I said it before and I'll say it again...I LOVE THIS BOOK!  No really, the title itself is great but the story within is fabulous!  It captures the reading world as it is today, all transitions and new horizons, blends it together with a heaping dose of book BOOK (as in paper book or tree book) love and shows us the final results through the eyes of both a child AND one obsessive...I mean ADORING librarian.  ^_^

Miss Lotty *flip* Miss Scales!
It's no secret, I'm a BIG fan of paper books.  They are my GRADE-A-NUMBER-ONE-TOP-NOTCH choice when it comes to my reading preferences, but if you've followed my blog at all, you've probably seen ebooks pop up from time to time.  Here's the thing.  I don't think ebooks are evil or vile; I just prefer my reading time to be spent UNPLUGGED if possible.  Let's face it, it's a "crazy-online-all-the-time-tweet-like-post-tumblr-til-you-can't-see-straight" kind of world; it's nice to kick pack with something "old school" for a while without all the bells and whistles.  Okay, so that last part is not exactly true.  The bells and whistles remain even when UNPLUGGED because you're engaging your imagination and bringing the story to life in a whole other way.  When reading to yourself, the story forms in your minds eye.  When reading to another, you're creating a magical place shared by two.  When reading aloud to a group, the possibilities are endless...especially when a fun book like this.

Basically what I'm saying is that there is a time and place for everything...something that Miss Lotty learns thanks to a dear old friend.  The world we live in is a BIG place and changes in the blink of an eye.  Allow yourself time to slow down and enjoy the small everyday moments...and the company of a good book.  You may be surprised at the ideas, the conversations it sparks not to mention the instant addition of family/friend time to your uber busy schedule.  Who couldn't do with a little more of that?


Now, on to another bit of fun....THE CONTEST!  The first of TWO to be exact...(for details on the second one be sure to keep reading this post!) and an exciting one indeed.  Thanks to the generosity of the publisher, it's your chance to win a copy of this fabulous book!  Remember, though it's a sequel to Miss Lotty's first adventure, book one is not required reading to enjoy book two!  Ready for the details?  Here we go...

The prize:
(1) copy of Return of the Library Dragon

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How to enter:
Leave a comment on this post sharing a something about YOUR reading experiences!
Not sure where to start?  How about...
...your favorite memory of a trip to your local library...
...a librarian that made a difference in your reading life...
...your reading preference (paper or ebooks) and why...
...or how your passion for reading was sparked!


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The rules:
Open to US residents only, no P.O. Boxes please.  Entries accepted TODAY through October 31st, 2012 at midnight CST.  Winner will be contacted by Friday, November 2nd, and have 48 hours to respond with their mailing information.  If not response is received within the given time frame, a new winner will be chosen.


Special thanks to Emily at Peachtree Publishers for the blog tour invite.  (THANKS!)  You can always count on a good time and some GREAT reading when you're involved with these folks...including the book I'm reading now, The Theory of Everything by J.J. Johnson, but that's a post for another day.  ^_^  To check out the rest of the tour, click HERE for the complete schedule.  For more information on this title as well as their entire collection of bookish wonders, be sure to visit them online, stop by their blog, like them on Facebook or follow along on Twitter!

Oh...I almost forgot!  That SECOND contest!  There's an AMAZING contest from Peachtree Publishers,  now in progress through midnight 10/31/12, where you can enter to win SIGNED FIRST EDITIONS of both Library Dragon books, Library Dragon flip doll, audio CD, Skype session with the author and MORE!  Just click HERE to read all about it and show off your Miss Lottie or Lotta Scales side.

Until next time...happy reading!


Felicity Grace Terry said...

I'm with you on my love of tree-books. Great post, the library of my childhood was a magical place that though old fashioned in that silence was strictly reinforced was nevertheless friendly.

Yvonne said...

I love books of all sizes, shapes and formats (okay, I admit I especially love oversized children's picture books). I work part-time in a small library and one of my jobs is putting books on display that will encourage patrons to check them out. I can't tell you how great it feels to find that all are most of the books from a display need to be replaced.

KMichelleC87 said...

when i was in 6th grade we were required to read books and take tests over them. i wasnt interested in reading but since it was required, i picked the first and smallest book available. it was upchuck and the rotten willy by bill wallace and i fell in love! now im 25 and am still addicted to reading


SusanBNM said...

To read or not to read - that is my question. Not what format but what's most easily available. I love ebooks when I'm travelling because I can take my whole library & not pay overweight charges or chiropractor bills. What I'm in the mood for when I get ready for vacation may not be what I want to read when I get there. However, as a Librarian by profession, I must confess that my shelves are overflowing, my TBR list is endless, and I can't pass up a bookstore as long as I have a moment to spare. Each type of book has a place in my life - but both feed the need to be transported to another place of existence, if even for a short time. Thanks for your review.

Susan - school_librarian at bluebottle dot com

Anonymous said...

I remember how excited I was hitting the "magic age" at the library in our town when you were able to check out an unlimited number of books. I would usually check out 10-20 and have them finished well before the next week's library trip and be anxious to go back!

Test1 said...

I used to go the library with my mom as a kid and check out about 20 books at a time. We needed a basket just to hold them all!

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