Thursday, March 31, 2011


Ultimate Blog Party 2011

Welcome to Books R Us and the Ultimate Blog Party

Nickelback Concert 2009I am so happy that you stopped by for a visit. My name is Melissa and I have been blogging with my mom, Eileen since 2009. I originally started Books R Us to promote my book Ginger High. Although the book never became a bestseller, I have learned a lot about publishing and writing.

I am a junior in high school and I have a passion for American Sign Language. When I graduate in 2012, I plan to become a certified Sign Language Interpreter and a Speech Pathologist. I plan to continue writing and I hope to finish the sequel to Ginger High Soon.

 Growing up my mom encouraged me to read as much as I could and boy did that pay off in school. When I am busy with schoolwork my mom runs the blog and keeps the posts active. We hope you enjoy the blog party and Books R Us.

Would you like to win a copy of Ginger High? (US/Can only)


Just leave your name and email.

Extra Entry.

Follow via GFC

Book Giveaway ends on 4/8/11 @ 11:59 pm Eastern and winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hrs to respond or a new winner will be picked.

Books R Us is also participating in the Ultimate Blog Party door prize by offering a $25.00 Gift Card to So  head on over to UBP and check out all of the great prizes that is up for grabs.

I would really like to win one of the $100.00 gift cards. Boy that would be sweet.


  1. I love ASL. Was going to be an interpreter, but the college I wanted to attend was too far away. So cool you blog with our mom!!

    ~Mimi @ Woven by Words

  2. Stopping by to say hi. It is good to "meet" you. This is my first stop on the UBP11, and I wish you many blessings!

    My email is in my profile.

  3. This is the first blog that I have visited with a mother/daughter writing team. How cool!

  4. I am already a follower, stopping by from the Ultimate Blog Party!!! Have a Great Day!!


  5. Hi! I see you feature Reviews and/or Giveaways. I would like to invite you to add your blog to my “Review and Giveaway Blog Directory” if you haven’t already. Hope you’re having a Sweet Week!

    Review and Giveaway Blog Directory
    A Mommy’s Sweet Blog Design
    Join us every Friday for our Blog Hop!

  6. New follower from the UBP! Hope you can stop by and return the follow :)


  7. Stopping by from UPB11. Great to meet you!

    I love to read as well!

    There are so many fun blogs to visit! If you have time, I hope you’ll stop by:

    You can enter to win a $25 Gift cert to my eBay store to spruce up your spring/summer wardrobe (details on post)
    Have a great weekend!

  8. Stopping in to do the #ubp11 party dance on your wall! I took ASL in college for a semester. Just like any language you really need to work at it. I still remember a few words... graduated 17 years ago.
    Newest fan! Susie at Scraps of Life

  9. I would love to read the book.
    I am a gfc follower.

  10. I am your newest fan from the Ultimate Blog Party 2011. I would really appreciate it if you follow me back through Google Connect Friend. I have a lot of contest going on Madame Deals. $25 amazon gift card, Vera Bradley purse, $100 in jewelry, 200 cut coupons, bare minerals gift pack, $30 for an organic outfit, $75 P&G products, and the chance to win $1000. Thank you Amee

  11. I'm Here from the UBP11 Party! I'm adding you to my blog

    roll2 page.
    Thanks for the chance at a prize pack I'm having a party

    too. Let's swap buttons.
    barb g.

  12. Leanna M

    gfc follower (lgm52)

  13. Hello from UBP! I review books, too, you should come visit!

    Have a great week.

  14. Found you via UBP11. I write book reviews on my blog too, just for fun. Most of the books I write about are Down syndrome-related. My 3-yr old son has Down syndrome and he's an absolute blessing in our lives. He gets speech therapy at his preschool and loves working with his speech therapist. I wish you all the best with your ambition to become a speech pathologist!

  15. Best wishes on your future career goals - you seem very motivated and have already published a book! Very impressive :-) I took ASL classes at a community college but my old brain didn't absorb it too easily :-(

  16. It's so nice to meet you from the hop. I'm glad you stopped by my place!

    I'm so impressed with your goals!

  17. I'd love a chance to win your book!

    GFC follower


  18. I love to read!

    New google friend follower!

    Nice to ‘meet’ you!
    Stopping by from the Ultimate Blog Party 2011!
    Hope you’ll visit my party:

  19. would love to read and share it

  20. Stopping by from the UBP. It's always nice to meet another writer!--though I didn't get serious about it until about 8 years after high school. Since you got such an early start, I hope things kick off quickly for you. Myself, I've got a 2.5 year old son, another baby on the way, and I write science fiction whenever I can get everybody to bed. :)

    I'd love to look at your book. My email is

    I hope you'll stop by Science Ficiton Mommy
    It's always nice to start conversing with other writers.

    Enjoy the party!

    p.s. Your mom's got an awesome name! :)

  21. Hey! I am visiting from the Ultimate Blog Party! Please head over to either or both of my blogs (and become a follower if you aren't one already):

    So Stylilized is where I am currently offering FREE Custom Blog Designs at

    Jessicas Lil Corner is where I blog about family and life at

    Have a very blessed week! :0)

  22. Stopping by to say Hi! Hope you are having fun at this year's UBP 2011! I know I am!

  23. I hope I win!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)

  24. I follow your blog with google friend connect
    Thank you for the giveaway :)

  25. I would love to win the book suelee1998 @

    I am following you (suelee1998) from the blog hop party, you have a great site. Would you like to follow me back?
    thank you :)

  26. New follower via UBP. Hope you will follow me too @

  27. Love to have a chance to win this, thanks

  28. Stopping by to say ‘Hi’ from my 5 Minutes for Mom Ultimate Blog Party 2011 link-up! What a great blog you have and I will be following! Stop by and say ‘Hi’ back! I have blog parties on Tuesday and Wednesday’s that may interest you. Tuesday is Tutorial & Thrifty Treasures Tuesday. Wednesday is What’s Cookin’ Wednesday. I am also looking for guest posts on home décor and crafts if you are interested.

    Extreme Personal Measures

  29. Desmond

    dwarzel at

  30. Hi Melissa! I’m stopping by from the UBP. Nice to meet you! I am a new follower : )
    I have two blogs, and I’d love for you to stop by when you get a minute. Thanks! (A free giveaway every weekday) (Family blog)

  31. It's great to "meet" you! It sounds like you've most certainly got your head on straight and will do great things in this world! Please stop by for a min to say hi!

  32. FOllowing via GFC

  33. Annette E
    GFC follower

  34. i would love to win
    susan smoaks
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

  35. Would love to read it-cool a mother-daughter team
    Diane Baum

  36. i would like to win

    James Coyne

  37. i follow via GFC


Thanks for stopping by. I look forward in reading all of your great comments. Have a great day!

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