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#Saturday - New Review of Tiger Trouble!

Today I found out that Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in...Tiger Trouble! was recently reviewed by one of my favorite book review blogs, Unleashing Readers!!!! They have been one of my go-to blogs for new books to check out, so this was extra-cool to discover!

Unleashing Readers not only reviews books, but also provides guiding questions for teachers (or parents!) who want to spark conversations about the books they just read.

Kellee offered up some wonderful comments in her review. I especially loved this part (I'll let you guess why!):

 This is a book like Alex Rider and Percy Jackson that kids are going to love to read. It will be great for a middle school read aloud

Click that quote to read the entire review.

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FOOTNOTES:

-Book 2: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Robot Rumble is available in a deluxe hardcover edition, exclusively available through this website!

-Book 2: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Robot Rumble! is now out in paperback and Kindle versions!!!

-Book 1: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in...Tiger Trouble! is available on

Amazon  |  Smashwords  |  B&N  |  Kobo  |  iBooks

-If you enjoyed reading Tiger Trouble!, I’d love it if you could post a quick review on Amazon,Goodreads, or Barnes & Noble

Quick Links:

Goodreads   |   Twitter   |   Facebook   |   Instagram   |   YouTube

#MondayBlogs: YouTube Channel, Instagram, New Review!

WRITING NEWS:

I've started recording videos of myself reading Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in...Tiger Trouble! I'm posting them on youtube, so check them out and go ahead and subscribe to my channel.

My students all know what it's like to hear me reading out loud, so this is nothing new to them. But maybe it's new for you! You can watch and listen to chapter 1, right here:

Also, there's a new review of Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in...Tiger Trouble! The Book Forums is run by Meagan, who had some amazing things to say about Tiger Trouble!

Here's one of my favorite lines:

"The humor is on point, the adventure is fun, and the world is silly but explained." 

Thank you, Meagan, I'm thrilled that you had a fun time reading. (And something tells me that you'll be receiving a review copy of Robot Rumble! in the near future.)


READING NEWS:

I finished reading Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass (which I learned is actually titled Northern Lights in other markets). I put the book down and thought, "Iorek Byrnison is the greatest bear of all time." Follow me on GoodReads to see more books that I'm reading! (And maybe you'll find a title you didn't know about before!)


WORKOUT NEWS:

10 push-ups (diamond push-ups for an extra challenge if you want)
10 crunches
10 surrenders while holding an 8 lb weight in each hand

Repeat that cycle ten times. The constant motion of getting up on your feet, then lowering yourself to the ground means that you're going to sweat a lot.


MUSIC NEWS:

MISC NEWS:

I (finally) created an instagram account! I'll be taking pictures of the books I'm reading, the places I'm visiting, and anything else I deem fun enough to post.

I'm @GrantGoodmanAuthor

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FOOTNOTES:

-Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Robot Rumble! will be released on April 30, 2016. The Kindle version is now available for pre-ordering!!! Paperback copies will be available for ordering on April 30th, 2016.

-Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in...Tiger Trouble! is available on

Amazon  |  Smashwords  |  B&N  |Kobo  |  iBooks

-If you enjoyed reading Tiger Trouble!, I’d love it if you could post a quick review on Amazon, Goodreads, or Barnes & Noble

#MondayBlogs: March 14, 2016

WRITING NEWS:

-Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in...Tiger Trouble! just got another fantastic review!

Macy <3 Stories wrote: 

When I was little, I wanted to be a secret agent. And a ninja. I am not kidding. So you can imagine my excitement when I saw both agent and ninja in just one book title. I had a feeling this was going to be a fun-to-read book. And I was right. 

-Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Robot Rumble! will be released on April 30, 2016. The Kindle version is now available for pre-ordering!!! Paperback copies will be available for ordering on April 30th, 2016.

READING NEWS:
 
I'm one of the few YA fantasy fans on Earth who hasn't read The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman. I started it this week and I'm loving it. I'm sorry it's taken me so long to get to it: my friend Bill told me about it when we were in middle school, and here I am at the age of 30...

WORKOUT NEWS:

Of all the workouts I did this week, the one I liked best was simply using the fitlb Tabata Timer in order to do 4 minute bursts of the following:
-Mountain Climbers
-Push-Ups
-Planks
-Frog Crunches
-Burpees


MUSIC NEWS:
 

 

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FOOTNOTES:

-If you enjoyed reading Tiger Trouble!, I’d love it if you could post a quick review on Amazon, Goodreads, or Barnes & Noble

Another Awesome Review of Tiger Trouble!

Blogger Chris Pavesic just posted an excellent review of Tiger Trouble! I loved that Chris went in-depth with the characters and gave his readers a few sample passages from the book.

About Nora and Steve, Chris says, 

"With Steve and Nora, Goodman has created a realistic pair of siblings. They know each other’s weaknesses, they know how to push each other’s buttons, but at the same time, they obviously care about each other"

And then Chris also has a great line about Darcy:

"She is not competing with the record of an older sibling at the school; she is competing with herself."

LOVE IT!

Check out the full review here. (HINT HINT: There will also be a new interview appearing soon!)