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About Rather Be Reading

The Story of “Rather Be Reading”





You really never know who you are going to meet.

Case in point: Magan and I met in Austin in 2011 when I was a bridesmaid in one of my best friends’ weddings and she was the amazing photographer. I was actually getting married the week after in New Jersey, and she asked me about the décor for the wedding. I remember she got all excited when I mentioned books since my husband and I are huge bookworms (and love to write).

Thanks to social media… we started following each other on Twitter, became friends on Facebook and slowly realized we have very similar tastes when it came to books (and a lot of other silly things like pumpkin candles and home decorating ). In fact, both of us had just finished reading The Hunger Games and going back and forth about multiple Emily Giffin books.

A few months later, Magan brought up the idea of starting a blog of book reviews. It seemed like the perfect situation. Both of us have pretty demanding schedules but together we thought we could handle maintaining and writing for a blog, and sharing our own recommendations and discoveries with the web. Thus, Rather Be Reading was born.

Our mission is pretty simple: we’ll post three reviews per week, one joint review every month, and will sporadically feature guest bloggers, as well as some other fun posts whenever inspiration strikes.

From two readers to another, we hope you enjoy!



March 11, 2014 - 10:04 pm

Estelle - Thanks so much for stopping in, Nicole!! We are so happy to have you here and hope to chat with you about books in the future!

March 11, 2014 - 3:02 pm

Nicole - Just wanted to say hi (I only recently discovered your blog). Well done on a fun space that promotes reading. The world definitely needs more of these!

May 17, 2013 - 8:21 am

Hannah - Hey Estelle & Magan!

I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award :) Just follow the link – http://booksarethebest.com/2013/05/17/liebster-blogging-award/

Hannah :)

April 12, 2013 - 12:30 am

Susan Hornbeck - Hi Magan and Estelle

What’s the best way to let you know about books you might be interested in reviewing?

Cheers, Susan
University of Queensland Press (Australia)

October 16, 2012 - 10:34 pm

Joleen Bell - Just found our blog and I feel like I am in heaven!!!!!!!! This isan amazing resource for me. I am a teacher and avid reader as well. Merci ladies. I look forward to exploring your blog in more detail.

Ps. Just finished Before I Fall. WOW.

February 25, 2012 - 11:00 am

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