Sunday, March 16, 2008

Ultimate Blog Party Welcome

Ultimate Blog Party 2008

********This contest is now closed.*********

It's finally here!! The ladies at Teen Lit Review are so excited to have you over! Hi! I'm Shawna and I will be telling you a little bit about our site.

Another friend and blogger, Angi, and I decided to start a teen book review blog in order to help parents find out what really is in the books they allow their children to read. We hadn't seen a lot of other sites out there that based their reviews on the content of the books. So, being concerned parents ourselves and all-around book lovers, we jumped right in with the help of another blogger friend, Tamara, and several other reviewers.

We review pre-teen, teen, and young adult books with a Christian perspective and rate them based on a 1-5 scale. You can easily search our site by topic/genre, age, series, or our favorite authors, which are listed on our sidebar if you scroll down.

We are also looking for more guest reviewers. All you have to do is submit book reviews using our format or a similar one by emailing me: teenlitreview@gmail.com
To say thanks for stopping by, we are also giving away 2 books:

Book Drawing #1: The Heart Reader of Franklin High by Terri Blackstock
This is a used copy of the book when it was first published as Anonymous. It has some scuffs on the cover but otherwise it's the same story. Read the review Janice wrote here.

Book Drawing #2: In The Hall of the Dragon King by Stephen R. Lawhead
(Book 1 of the Dragon King Trilogy)
The review will be up next week.

Click below for the rules to enter.

1. Leave a comment below and please specify which book drawing (or both) you would be interested in.
2. You don't have to be a blogger to participate but you must leave an email address so we may contact you.

The contest will end Sunday, March 16 at midnight, and the winners will be announced Monday, March 17 after 12 pm.

We have book drawings once a month, so please join us back here often! Also, if you would like to help spread the word about our site, we have a button you can put on your sidebar. Please email me for instructions (teenlitreview@gmail.com). Thanks again for stopping by!!

91 comments:

BrineS said...

How fun! Book reviewing is one of the joys of my life. Before I married, a year ago, I was a missionary teacher and I have to say reading is my favorite! I loved my Children's Literature courses in college.

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God Bless!

hazel said...

Love this blog. I have a 9 year old girl. I fight everyday to keep her a child. Thanks for the info and I would love the first book.

Bluestocking said...

I have a book review blog too! But mine is geared more towards adults. Stop by, we book lovers need to stick together.

Amy Jane (Untangling Tales) said...

Hi! This was a fun find!

I am a YA writer along with being a reader, and I've often wondered if a site like this existed (without ever going so far as to look).

I'll definitely be poking around here a little more to get a feel for your ideas.

Blessings on your day!

Oh, and I imagine I'd go for the Dragon King, though I don't know much about it yet.

Rebecca said...

Hello. My name is Rebecca and I'm a bookophiliac. It's been 24 hours since my last completed book. Please sign me up for drawing #2.

I intend to check back often after the blog party is over. Very nice to find your site!!!

Blessings!!!

Laurie said...

I'd love to win either book. :)

I hope you'll come visit me and enter my contest too. All the best. Party On!

Alyssa said...

Very cool blog. I have a ministry to girls and their moms so this is a very neat idea.

Natalie said...

This is a great idea for a site! :)

Gloria said...

Hi! I just stopped by while on my rounds at the blog party. I would like to enter the drawings for both books if I could please. I think my daughter would be interested in both books. I'd like to invite you to stop by my blog when you get a chance :)

Spencer said...

Hello, I love books! Children's, Teen and of course my age reading. I collect books. You have a wonderful site with a great concept! Thanks for being a part of the blog party! Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

danetteb said...

Hi Shawna,
It's nice to meet you. I'm an avid reader,mostly paranormals, sci fi, romances and YA's.

I'd love to read the Dragon King,it looks like a great book.

Hugs, Danette

Steph said...

Great blog. We LOVE books in this house. In The Hall of the Dragon King sounds like it would right up our alley. Thanks!
iamwedge[at]hotmail.com

mverno said...

like to have the dragon king keep up the good work

dolls123 said...

My daughter would read either book.

dolls123 (at) gmail (dot) com

rebecca marbas said...

Number 2 for my daughter who is a bookaholic

Jennifer Edinger said...

I would like either book, but if I had to chose I would choose the Dragon King

Tammy said...

Either book would be fine. We have a quite precocious almost 12 year old, who needs to read 30 minutes a day for school. As a concerned parent, I go to the library try and find books she would like (mostly in the scifi/fantasy genre), and read them first so I know they are okay for her. She is reading at a highschool level so I want the books to be interesting and challenging, but of course appropriate. I find myself doing nothing but reading some days! Your site will be a lifesaver for me, I have bookmarked it and will be back. Thanks so much

The Flying Monkeys said...

Great Blog party! I enjoyed your post and pictures! Come on by, have some food, and do some dancing!

DEB

Sprittibee said...

What a GREAT idea for a blog! I'm bookmarking you! Glad to meet you! Stop over at the Homeschool Blog Awards and shoot them an email... maybe they can link you up as well!

Anonymous said...

I would like either one although
"In The Hall of the Dragon King" would be my first choice.

Nora
neneelynn@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

My daughter would love to receive this/these books :-)

annest@telus.net

susan1215 said...

Either book would be great

Meredith said...

I'd love The Hall of The Dragon King. I love Lawhead's books!

Scrappy Do said...

In The Hall of the Dragon King

cluster77 said...

I am always looking for new books to read. I would like In the Hall of the Dragon King

LINDALSHOT said...

I'd pick HALL OF THE DRAGON KING. Looks like a step up from a lot of the standard stuff for kids. We need that.

Princess Golden Hair said...

the dragon kind sounds like a book I would welcome into my home.

Miranda said...

Copy of In The Hall of the Dragon King Please

critters said...

Love Terri Blackstock! The Heart Reader of Franklin High please.

Lesha said...

I'd love to win either book.

Heather said...

Great idea! The Heart Reader of Franklin High please.

VetMichael said...

What an awesome blog and a fantastic give-away. My 11 year old son reads voraciously - we can hardly keep him in books. He'd LOVE either of these books!

laura said...

Go blog party!

Kari said...

I have three kids -the two oldest are 12 and 9 and these would be very much read :)

donna said...

I would like "In the Hall of the Dragon King," Please

vboackle said...

i would like either of these books to read with my grandkids.

Anonymous said...

Wow!!

idahomom said...

Thanks to Eragon my son reads anything and everything about Dragons.

dwarzel said...

Count me in for either book...thanks!

quiltingreader said...

I'd like to enter for both of them.

Amanda said...

Both look great!

Natalie said...

after all of these blogs talking about reading, i am tempted to pick up a book...but, today i still have many parties to attend. either book would be great...i would love to pass a safe book on to our nephews!

Anonymous said...

Wow what a great idea.
I will be back to check things out more.

Nikki
www.homeschoolblogger.com/Angelheart/

mommy4five said...

Nice, My daughter loves to read and I think she would enjoy either book.

rosidentevil said...

thank you for the great contest

enter me please

pethof (at) gmail (dot) com

In The Hall of the Dragon King sounds like something we would enjoy

stomper666 said...

I Th Hall of The Dragon King seems like a winner

Mike said...

In the Hall of the Dragon King

toughturtles said...

both books look great

Anne said...

This is going on my Favorites list! I may have a review or two to contribute as well as I try to keep up with my voracious ten-year-old reader!
I read the Lawhead book years ago and liked it. I'll be interested to read your review.
(My shoes are size 9 1/2! Do you think less of me? lol! ;))

angelaandconnor at gmail.com said...

Both books would be great... but Dragon King would be my favorite if I had to choose.. YA is my favorite.

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Megan said...

I would be interested in both books. Thanks for offering them.
mopsmomut[at]yahoo[dot]com

Terri H said...

My kids would love either one of those books.

I'm glad to have found your site during the party.

Have fun!

bison61 said...

I'll sign up for the book - In The Hall of the Dragon King

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

petite said...

Your blog is great and unique. I would love the books since reading is one thing that has been a constant in my life. We have shelves of books for the children to explore.

Marcia said...

Wow the first book sounds so wonderful! I have a pre-teen nephew that is sort of troubled (mostly his parents not his fault) and this would be a great read for him.

Lauren Shaw said...

Sounds like fun! I'd like to enter both the drawings. I'll make sure to come back often.

Anyways, come visit my blogs:
www.lauren-n-shaw.blogspot.com
Just about my daily life.
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About my mission trips.
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About movies, tv, and news.

Lauren Shaw said...

On the last comment, I forgot to put my email: it's volleygirl@juno.com. Thanks!

Debz said...

Just visiting from the party, great blog you have. Hope you are meeting lots of nice people, I know I sure am. I'll have to go have a closer look around your site while I'm here.

Blessed said...

I'm so glad that I found this blog! I'll be seeing what I can find to review for you too - I read all the time, might as well help someone out with a little review while I'm at it :)

Danielle said...

Either one sounds great to me!
dansan826 at yahoo.com

bauer zoo said...

thanks for stopping by my blog! what a great service you guys are providing. i had to start reading the books before i would let my kids read them because they were such advanced readers. when my son was in 3rd grade, i was reading "the gift" and realized it has a lot of things in it i did not want my kids to read...not until they were grown, and even then, i'm not sure about then! with my 2 oldest (boy and girl) either book would be great. they are reading anything and everything in sight (like i did at their ages)
thanks again!
amyb

bauer zoo said...

oops, forgot my email too!
jeffandamyb@yahoo.com

Teresa Iverson said...

I think "In the Hall of the Dragon King" would be nice for my child.

teri0542@yahoo.com

us 8 said...

Thanks for visiting our blog and leaving a comment...really appreciate it!!

us 8 said...

Thanks for leaving such an encouraging comment!! So glad that you liked the photos and writing. Maybe when you come to New Zealand you could stay with us ;-)

Karrie said...

I would love to win either book for my kids

Joanna Weaver said...

What a wonderful idea for a blog...you should check out my friend Tricia Goyer's books for teens. http://www.triciagoyer.com.

Blessings, Joanna

Jerri said...

My husband & I were both English majors and we read a lot of books. If I won the drawing, I'd like to have In The Hall of the Dragon King. It sounds like the kind of book that we'd enjoy here.

Great site you have here!

Nikki said...

Just popping over from southernpixie to say hello! I'd like to win either book, they both sound like wonderful reads!

Samantha P said...

ooo, they both sound great! i'd like to have both :}

tesashel225 said...

The "Dragon King" book sounds great! I'd love to win that one.

Sylvia P said...

they both sound like great reads!

blueviolet said...

Either of the books would be wonderful to read!

windycindy said...

Greetings, You have a wonderful site! It is quite helpful to me. I appreciate your take on books and I honor your views. Please enter me in your drawing for either book. I would be excited to win one. Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

Either book would be magnificent!

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

mominmentalmotion said...

Hey, thanks for dropping by my blog. Snow is melting and we are having floods and mud everywhere. I am dry though...Great blog, I will be adding you to my favorites!

K.Cleaver said...

Either book would be a hit here. Thanks!

purplepassion126 said...

Both books sound great!

JOYVEN said...

In The Hall of the Dragon King by Stephen R. Lawhead

Jinxy & Me said...

In The Hall of the Dragon King would be great!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to enter for both.

Since I'm like a large child, I love to read the teen novels and then give them to my daughter and we talk about them afterwards.

tonylethal@aol.com

Julie D said...

I'd like either book, but hubby is a big Steven Lawhead fan.

jmahurin40 said...

1): Pre-read copy of The Heart Reader of Franklin High by Terri Blackstock.

Terri said...

The Heart Reader of Franklin High by Terri Blackstock
It sounds like a good read

Anonymous said...

The Dragon King; would probably be my first selection: Sarah woods,

purango said...

I am interested in tje drawing for both books.

ELSIE said...

I would be interested in the first book, The Heart Reader of Franklin High. Thaks for this opportunity.

Anonymous said...

both please :)

klp1965@verizon.net

Susanne said...

In The Hall of the Dragon King!

maggie0352 said...

I would like to win either book. Thanks for the chance.

donna444444 said...

I would love yo win either book. Thanks.