Hello! Here we are at the onset of week two of Utah Book Month. We had a great first week, and we're so excited to turn our attention to week two. Let's get started!
WEEK TWO THEME: UTAH AUTHORS
Our focus this week is on our awesome Utah authors. We are very lucky to have so many great authors call Utah home. All week we'll be using Twitter, Instagram, and our individual blogs to spotlight Utah authors. Here are some ideas:
- Spotlight a new-to-you Utah author
- Do a roundup of some of your favorite Utah authors
- Showcase a Utah author's complete works
- Use "Follow Friday" (#ff) on Twitter to highlight a Utah author or two
If you do a post on a Utah author this week, please link to it here:
WEEK TWO MINI-CHALLENGE: FIRST LINES
This week's mini-challenge is all about first lines of Utah books (by those great Utah authors). Head over to It's All About Books for all of the details. Participating in this mini-challenge will earn you an entry into the UBM mega-giveaway (more details on that below).
WEEK TWO EVENTS: TWITTER CHATS
We're thrilled that so many Utah authors have agreed to participate in Twitter chats during the month. We had quite a lot of fun with Michele Paige Holmes last week, and we have FOUR chats scheduled this week:
READALONG: NOT IN THE SCRIPT, BY AMY FINNEGAN
We're moving along with our readalong (#ubmreadalong), Not in the Script, by Amy Finnegan. As a reminder, here's the schedule we're following:
- August 1-10: Pages 1-183
- August 11-20: Pages 185-370
On Monday (August 10) and August 20, we'll have discussion questions up here at the Utah Books blog. We're so excited to discuss this one with you.
If you haven't already, you can sign-up for the readalong using the linky below:
REVIEWS OF UTAH BOOKS
Continuing with tradition, we have a separate post all set up for links to your reviews of Utah books. If you read and post about a Utah book this month, make sure to head over and add your link. This also earns you an entry in the mega-giveaway!
Your participation in Utah Book Month activities and events will not only result in positive feelings but will also earn you entries into the Utah Book Month Mega-Giveaway! Here's what's in the mega-prize pack:
- A signed copy of Jessica Day George's newest release, Silver in the Blood
- A signed copy of Not in the Script, by Amy Finnegan
- A copy of Ink and Ashes, by Valynne E. Maetani
- A copy of When Women Were Birds, by Terry Tempest Williams
- A $10 Amazon gift card
Here's to another great week!