Sunday, August 31, 2014

Daniel Spotlights and a Write-Up and a Round-Up are Posted


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

First, Daniel spotlights Utah author Brad Torgersen.

Second, check out this write-up of yesterday's Utah Books social.

Finally, check out this round-up post for a categorical list of the fun we've had this month.  (You can always reference the Utah Book Month 2014 page, if you prefer a chronological list.)

Thank you so much for playing along with us this month.  For talk about Utah books all year long, subscribe to this blog, follow us on Twitter, and watch for the hashtag #UtahBooks.

Your organizers,

Suey & Jessica

Utah Book Month 2014 Roundup


What a lovely month it has been!  Though I'm sad to see the third annual Utah Book Month come to a close, I'm also overwhelmed by the awesome bookish community that thrives 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.

MINI-CHALLENGES & GIVEAWAYS
Mini-Challenge + Linkup: Utah Books hosts Review a Utah Book!
Mini-Challenge + Giveaway: Jessica hosts Insta-Utah
Mini-Challenge + Giveaway: Suey hosts First Lines Quiz
Mini-Challenge + Giveaway: Kami hosts Character Challenge
Mini-Challenge + Giveaway: Jenni hosts International Cover Challenge
Mini-Challenge + Giveaway: Penelope hosts Visit Utah

AUTHOR INTERVIEWS & SPOTLIGHTS
Author Spotlight: Krista spotlights Richard Paul Evans
Author Interview: Jenni interviews J.R. Johannson
Author Interview: Kami interviews Shallee McArthur
Author Interview: Penelope interviews Bree Despain
Author Spotlight: Angie spotlights Kristen Chandler
Author Spotlight: Jessica spotlights Katharine Coles
Author Interview: Taffy interviews Ilima Todd
Author Interview: Melissa interviews Jennifer Nielsen
Author Interview: Kathy interviews Elana Johnson
Author Spotlight: Daniel spotlights David Butler
Author Interview: Angie interviews Natalie Whipple
Author Interview: Suey interviews Michelle Argyle
Author Spotlight: Taffy spotlights Julie Daines + critique group
Author Interview: Cindy interviews Sara B. Larson
Author Interview: Daniel spotlights Brad Torgorson

BLOGGER INTERVIEWS SPOTLIGHTS
Blogger Spotlight: Angela spotlights the Utah Books blog
Blogger Spotlight: Jessica spotlights book club book bloggers
Blogger Interview: Kathy interviews Penelope
Blogger Interview: Cindy interviews Kami
Blogger Interview: Jenni interviews Cindy
Blogger Interview: Penelope interviews Angela
Blogger Interview: Kami interviews Melissa
Blogger Interview: Melissa interviews Kathy
Blogger Interview: Angie interviews Jenni

GUEST POSTS & SPECIAL FEATURES
Utah Books Guest Post: Cindy posts about Utah authors
Utah Books Guest Post: Kami posts about Utah bloggers
Bookish Feature: Suey features Utah books she's read in 2014
Bookish Feature + Giveaway: Marissa hosts Utah Author Roundup
Bookish Feature: Jessica features the Utah Book Awards
Bookish Feature: Taffy features the Pleasant Grove Library
Bookish Feature: Jenni features the Provo Library
Bookish Feature: Cindy features the West Jordan Library
Bookish Feature: Jessica features dedications in Utah books
Bookish Feature: Jessica features the Beehive Book Awards
Utah Books Post: Utah Book Social 2014

Let us know if we missed one of your posts.  And visit the Utah Book Month 2014 page to see a chronological list of this month's fun.

That's it for this year's Utah Book Month.  Thank you so much for playing along.

#UtahBooks Social 2014


The internet is an amazing place that allows us to come together in amazing ways.  But every once in a while, it's nice to bring the internet into real life.  And that's what we did yesterday with the Utah Books annual social!!

It was so much fun to talk about books, get to know new people, get reacquainted with old friends, eat food, and swap a few books around.  Here are the attendees:

Utah Bloggers
Suey of It's All About Books (+ husband Stuart and daughter)
Jessica of The Bluestocking Society
Jenni of Jenni Elyse (+ husband Corey)
Kami of Kami's Library Thoughts (+ husband Dave and dog)
Kathy of Read This Instead (+ husband Rusty and kids)
Jessica of Books A True Story (+ baby)
Karena of Discovery Writer

Utah Authors
Heather Ostler (+ baby)
Shannen Crane Camp
M.K. Hutchins (+ husband John and kids)

It was a lovely bookish evening.  Thanks to everyone who came.  Here is the not-great picture I took of our book swap in progress.  If you were there and took a better picture, please let me know!


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Angie Interviews Jenni

It's the penultimate day of the Third Annual Utah Book Month. For our featured post of the day, Angie interviews fellow Utah book blogger Jenni.

Our Utah Books annual party is TODAY at 7:00 p.m.!  Head to this post for more information.  We hope to see you there.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Melissa Interviews Kathy


Today for Utah Book Month, Melissa interviews fellow Utah book blogger Kathy. Go forth and learn a little more about Kathy.

Our Utah Books annual party is TOMORROW at 7:00 p.m.!  Head to this post for more information.  We hope to see you there.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Cindy Interviews and Jessica Spotlights


We're approaching the end of Utah Book Month, but we still have a lot of great content coming your way.  Today, Cindy interviews fellow Utah author Sara B. Larson, and Jessica spotlights the Beehive Book Awards.  Click away!

Here's your daily reminder that our Utah Books annual party is coming up on Saturday!  Head to this post for more information.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Kami Interviews, Taffy Spotlights, and Jenni Guest Posts


Are you ready for three Utah Book Month posts today? I am. First, Kami interviews fellow Utah book blogger Melissa. Second, Taffy spotlights Utah author Julie Daines and their critique group. Finally, we are so excited to have Jenni guest post here at Utah Books about her experiences with Utah authors.

And we can't sign off without the daily reminder that our Utah Books annual party is coming up on Saturday!  Head to this post for more information.