Quote of the Week, a Reading Challenge, and a Good Cause!

Today’s quote was sent to me by my Mom. She said it made her think of me 🙂

“I would sooner read a timetable or a catalog than nothing at all.”

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) British novelist and playwright.

If you have a great quote about books or reading for my quote of the week please email it to me at Erik@thiskidreviewsbooks.com !

Now – April Reading Challenge!

Miss Cindy A.K.A. Cookiejarprincess over at the Bookworms Read More Books blog blogged about an April reading challenge she found on the Crazy Challenge Connection message board on goodreads.com. I’m too young to join the Challenge Group but I thought the challenge sounded fun and I am going to do it with Miss Cindy 🙂 ! The rules are –

Using the letters in the month of “April”, read a book that corresponds to each letter. You may use the first letter of the title, the first letter of the author’s first name, or the first letter of the author’s last name. As a bonus, read a book with “April” in the title, or a book with a main character named “April” (spelling does not have to be exact).

The challenge runs from April 1, 2012 through April 30, 2012.

Here is my list

A – “Annie and Me” by Sandi Hershenson

P – “Imagine Traveling to the Most Mysterious & Unusual Places!” by Praveeta

R – “Witch Sticker Ball” by R C Scott

I – “Instant Preplay” by Karl Fields

L – “Elliot Stone and the Mystery of the Summer Vacation Sea Monster” by L P Chase

Bonus – Don’t know yet 🙂

If you think it sounds fun you can check it out on Bookworms Read more Books HERE


Donna Martin over at On the Write Track is participating in the Children’s Festival of Reading in Knox County Tennessee. It looks like an awesome event and I wish I could be there!

Ms. Martin has a booth at the festival and … well… I’ll let Ms. Martin tell you what she’s up to – (copied from her blog)

I have been invited to have a booth where I am going to showcase any of my author friends who want to send me an autographed copy of their books or anything else they want to autograph…i.e. bookmarks, posters, pictures, etc. as giveaways.  This is my way of saying thanks for the friendship and support I have felt since becoming a part of this wonderful writing community.”

I think festivals like this is a great way to get kids reading! Check it out HERE to see how to help and tell people about your book!

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22 replies

  1. Thanks, Erik, for the shout-out about the Children’s Festival of Reading. I can’t wait to get your autographed t-shirts so I can add them to my booth!

  2. I wonder if I can fit the books I’m reading into the April challenge.

  3. Great quote. I feel the same way. Always need to read something. Erik, I have the Imagine Traveling to the Most Mysterious and Unusual Places! to review. I would love to know what you think after reading it.

    Elliot Stone and the Mystery of the Summer Vacation Sea Monster I reviewed just a few days ago. I think you will like. Didn’t you write a comment that you wanted to read it? Wow, you went right for it. Good for you. How many books would you say you read a year? 100, 150, 200? Yeah, the quote is a good one for you Erik.

    • I will post my review when I am done with “Imagine Traveling to the Most Mysterious and Unusual Places” 🙂 I’ll look for yours too!
      The Author of Elliot Stone saw my comment on your blog and contacted me 🙂 I think, reading your review, I will like it! I read A LOT of books in a year! I never counted … maybe I should figure it out. I do read two to three middle grade books a week plus picture books to review. Thanks for your comments Ms. Morris!

      • I have had a couple of authors ask if I knew of any good reviewers and I give them your website. Hope that is okay. I tell them what a great reviewer I think you are and how your intelligent reviews have attracted a nice loyal following. I think a review from a kid has more power than one from an adult, especially when the review is as thought out as yours are. You really impress me Erik.

      • Thank you Ms. Morris! Thank you for the nice compliments. I did get a couple of authors that found me through you 🙂

  4. Sounds like a fun contest. I have been gone all weekend, so I was surprised to see that we both mentioned Donna’s blog article about the Children’s Fesitaval of Reading. Wished I had known about the logo. Must have beenin the event link. You are sending authographed t-shirts — how great!

  5. Thank you so much Erik for sharing this challenge and for including Annie and Me in your list! You’re Awesome, Praiseworthy, Radiant, Individual, Laudable!

  6. Great quote, cool challenge (hmmm… I may have to try that one!) and so good of you to give a shout-out for the Reading Festival. (Wouldn’t it be great to be able to go to that Reading Festival and see all the booths with all the books and everything? Wow.)

  7. That makes me think of the book “April Morning.” I think I’ll reread that one next month and be an unofficial challenge participant. 🙂

    (If I remember right, it’s probably YA because of Revolutionary War content.)

  8. Sounds like a fun challenge. Good luck being an unofficial participant.

  9. I’m glad you are going to do the April challenge with me. And thanks for the mention. 🙂


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