Thursday, June 19, 2014

Utah Book Month 2014 Sign Up

It’s time to start planning our Utah Book Month event for August!

This year we wanted to simplify things in a big way. We’ve decided to have you “choose your own Utah Book Month Adventure”! To start, we’ve made a list of ways you can participate. Look them over:

  • spotlight a Utah author
  • spotlight a Utah book blogger
  • interview a Utah author
  • interview a Utah book blogger
  • host a giveaway 
  • host a mini-challenge
  • write a guest post for Utah Books blog
  • spotlight a Utah bookstore or library
  • spotlight another aspect of Utah book culture
  • review a Utah book or two or more!

If any or all of these look like something you’d like to do, fill out the sign-up form letting us know your information, the things you’d like to do, and the dates in August you’d like to post. We’ll create a calendar from all the responses we get. If we need to shuffle posts around a bit, we’ll let you know. (To see what spots are available, click to see this spreadsheet. We’ll update it as people sign up.)

Calendar of Events 
As things take shape, we’ll share the calendar here on the site and also a list of participants. Then everyone can be sure to hop around and visit each other during the month. We’ll also create a review link up like we did last year.

Utah Author and Utah Blogger Lists 
We’d love to update our author and blogger lists. If you see someone missing, let us know and we’ll get them added.

Twitter Parties 
We’ve become a fan of the Twitter party, so we’ll schedule a couple of those during the month and talk up and promote our authors to each other then.

Utah Books Social 
Also, we’d like to plan a “in real life” get together as we’ve done in years past. We are looking at August 30th as a possible date. Does this work for those of you interested? Do you know of any bookish events that will conflict with this date?

 We’d love for you all to participate in our celebration of all things bookish in Utah this August!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

January 2014 Utah Book Events

There's so much happening! I thought I'd make a list.

At The King's English:

Jan. 2 at 7:00 p.m.: Natalie Whipple... launch for Blindsided
Jan 7 at 7:00 p.m.: Sara Larson... launch for Defy
Jan. 10 at 7:00 p.m.: Jamie Ford... tour for Songs of Willow Frost
Jan. 14 at 7:00 p.m.: Local author showcase
Jan. 15 at 7:00 p.m.: Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando...tour for Roomies
Jan. 18 at 7:00 p.m.: Sarah Anderson... launch for Copied
Jan. 21 at 7:00 p.m.: Brodi Ashton...launch for Evertrue
Jan. 23 at 7:00 p.m.: Marion Jensen...launch for Almost Super
Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m.: Matthew Kirby... launch for The Quantum League #1: Spell Robbers

At the Provo Library:

Jan. 11 noon to 4: Family Literacy Event with Jamie Ford
Jan. 16 at 7:00 p.m.: Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando...tour for Roomies

Anything else you know that should be on this list? Let me know!

Hopefully we'll all be able to go to at least some of these events! Here's to 2014 and supporting our authors!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Orem Library's Author Extravaganza 2013

It's time the annual Holiday Author Extravaganza at the Orem Library!

Come on over Saturday (the 14th) for the panel (at 10) and the signing (at 11). You can buy the authors' books there, or bring them in if you already have them. But do come and say hi and hang out for a while. It'll be fun!

The authors are:

Ally Condie: Matched series
Brodi Ashton: Everneath series
Cameron Wright: Letters for Emily, The Rent Collector
Jess Smiley: Upside Down, a Vampire Tale
Nathan Hale: Hazardous Tales series, and various other picture books
Chad Morris: The Inventor's Secret
Lisa Mangum: Hourglass Door series, After Hello

Giving a signed book for Christmas is awesome. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Catching Fire Movie Night!

Last year many of us bloggers and friends and family went to the midnight showing of the The Hunger Games together, including dinner beforehand. It was so much fun that we are doing it again for the Catching Fire movie in November. You can find out all the details over on Penelope's blog. But here's what she has to say:

Here's the plan:


  • This is optional, and will be right before the movie. The restaurant hasn't been finalized yet, but it will be one of the restaurants near the theater (most likely Iggy's).
  • Like last year, there will be some prizes and other fun things!
  • Even if you aren't eating, come talk and have fun with us! We would love to meet you.


  • We'll be going to the midnight showing, unless the theater offers an earlier showing (no earlier than 7). I'm fairly certain they will offer an early showing, but I won't know for sure until the tickets go on sale (when I plan to grab tickets ASAP, to get us all the best seats). Because of this, please make sure you're okay with a showtime as early as 7pm, or as late as midnight.
  • I'll purchase a block of the best seats possible, so we can all sit together. It's reserved seating, so no lines! :)
  • Tickets are $9/person.

If you'd like to join us, purchase your movie ticket(s) below!

But be sure to click over to read all the details at The Reading Fever! We hope to have you join us!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Utah Humanities Council Book Festival 2013

Hey everyone! There's TONS of bookish events happening this month and next thanks to the Utah Humanities Council and their annual Book Festival. Click here to go to the program where all the events are listed.  Hopefully we all can get out and support some of them!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Utah Book Month 2013 Roundup

What a lovely month it has been!  Though I'm sad to see the second annual Utah Book Month come to a close, I'm also overwhelmed by the awesome bookish community that lives here in Utah.  Thank you so much to everyone that participated.  There would be no Utah Book Month without you.

Suey and I had a blast planning this event and getting to know you all a little better.  Mark your calendars now, because we'll be back next August.  And, we'll try to post here from time to time with exciting Utah book events.  If you have a suggestion for anything Utah Books related, please drop us a line.

AND DON'T FORGET!!  The Utah Books annual social is coming next Saturday.  Check out the details here.

And now, here is a recap of Utah Book Month 2013:

Mini-Challenge: Utah Books hosts Read 5 Utah Books
Giveaway: Daniel & Brittany
Mini-Challenge: Stephanie hosts One True Pairings
Mini-Challenge & Giveaway: Jessica A. hosts Insta-UBM
Mini-Challenge: Kami hosts Character Challenge
Mini-Challenge & Giveaway: Jennifer
Mini-Challenge & Giveaway: Suey hosts First Lines Quiz
Giveaway: Jessica A. 
Giveaway: Cindy Bennett
Giveaway: Kami

Author Spotlight: Kami spotlights Ally Condie
Author Spotlight: Stephanie spotlights Elana Johnson
Author Spotlight: Heather Ostler spotlights Carol Nicholas
Author Spotlight: Jessica A. spotlights Emily Wing Smith
Author Spotlight: Suey spotlights J.R. Johansson
Author Spotlight: Cindi spotlights Heather Frost
Author Spotlight: Heather G. spotlights Rebecca Jamison
Author Spotlight: Angie spotlights Kristen Chandler
Author Spotlight: Mark Hansen spotlights Christina Dymock
Author Spotlight: Andrea spotlights Sarah Eden
Author Spotlight: T. Lynn Adams spotlights Cindy Bennett
Author Spotlight & Giveaway: Jessica A. spotlights F.W. Adams
Author Spotlight: Jessica B. spotlights J. Scott Savage
Author Spotlight: Cindy Bennett spotlights Michelle Argyle
Author Spotlight: Kathy spotlights Ken Baker
Author Spotlight: Jennifer Greyson spotlights Mark Hansen
Author Spotlight: Kelsy spotlights Natalie Whipple
Author Spotlight: Christina Dymock spotlights Heather Ostler
Author Spotlight: Daniel & Brittany spotlight Dave Wolverton
Author Spotlight: Dorine White spotlights Tyler Whitesides
Author Spotlight: Carol Nicholas spotlights Kay Lynn Mangum
Author Spotlight: Carol Nicholas spotlights Lisa Mangum

Blogger Spotlight: Jennifer spotlights Daniel & Brittany
Blogger Spotlight: Jessica B. spotlights Kathy
Blogger Spotlight: Kathy spotlights Jennifer
Blogger Spotlight: Kelsy spotlights Angie
Blogger Spotlight: Kami spotlights Stephanie
Blogger Spotlight: Stephanie spotlights Jessica A.
Blogger Spotlight: Daniel & Brittany spotlight Carol
Blogger Spotlight: Jessica A. spotlights Cindi
Blogger Spotlight: Cindi spotlights Kelsy
Blogger Spotlight: Carol Nicholas spotlights Suey
Blogger Spotlight: Angie spotlights Penelope
Blogger Spotlight: Jessica A. spotlights Jessica B.
Blogger Spotlight: Suey spotlights Kami

Special Feature: The Salt Lake Library by Angie
Guest Post at Utah Books: Mark Hansen
Special Feature: Utah Awesomeness by Kami
Guest Post at Utah Books: Christina Dymock
Guest Post at Utah Books: Carol Nicolas
Guest Post at Utah Books: Rebecca Jamison
Guest Post at Utah Books: F.W. Adams
Guest Post at Utah Books: Cindy Bennett

Please let us know if we missed a link to one of your posts.  That's it for this year!

Today's Featured Posts for Utah Book Month - 8/31

Ah, the second annual Utah Book Month comes to a close.  We've got three new posts in store for you today, before we sign off.

First, Suey from It's All About Books spotlights Utah book blogger Kami from Kami's Library Thoughts.

Second, Carol Nicolas spotlights (and interviews) Utah author Lisa Mangum.

Third, check out this round-up post for a categorical list of the fun we've had this month, and you can always check out the master schedule, if you prefer a chronological list.