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Happy Release Day, Kristan Higgins!

I’ve read four out of the five of the Blue Heron series by Kristan Higgins, and over the course of two years, I’ve always been curious about Connor O’Rourke. He was wise-talking, totally mysterious, and always teasing his twin sister, Colleen. She was even stumped by him. So I’ve been really excited to get Connor’s […]

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December 29, 2015 - 11:48 am

Alexa S. - I do love a good romance! ANYTHING FOR YOU sounds lovely, though I will probably wait until I’ve read the rest of the series to read it myself. 🙂

The Mini and the Silly | #SoRatherBeYoung

Rediscovering old books is by far one of my favorite things EVER, and I’ve been so glad to do so this year with #SoRatherBeYoung. At the same time, I’ve loved learning more about my friend, Hannah, and what books made her a reader when she was an adorable kid. This round of picks have been interesting. I […]

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December 25, 2015 - 2:08 am

Julia E. - I used to listen to the Wayside books on cassette! I loved them SO much. I definitely need to rediscover these too.

December 21, 2015 - 4:24 pm

Alexa S. - Aww, Wayside! I have found memories of the first book in that series, which I read when I was little and found so darn fun 😉

December 21, 2015 - 10:08 am

Leah - Ahh, Wayside!! I haven’t read those books in years either though, like you mentioned, there are bits and pieces I remember. The one thing that sticks out the most – and I’m not sure which book it was – but the entire 13th story was skipped over.

If The Borrowers is the same as the movie I’m thinking of, a teensy little Tom Felton had a role!

We DID It! | Dive Into Diversity Farewell

I’m typing this by the light of my Christmas tree, while listening to the Peanut gang serenade me and I still can’t believe we’ve already reached the final post for the Dive Into Diversity challenge. This will officially be the first and last challenge I host on Rather Be Reading blog, and I couldn’t have […]

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Holiday Mix is Here; Happiness and Cheer

I’m sitting in my living room with a new addition — our Christmas tree, of course. It took a little longer to find “the perfect tree” this year (the guys who are working in our neighborhood were insistent we waited for their next delivery) but here we are, listening to Christmas carols on my iPod, […]

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December 16, 2015 - 4:28 pm

Emma @ Miss Print - I own shockingly few holiday albums. I tend to crank up 106.7’s all-holiday music this time of year or listen to Time Warner’s holiday station on my TV. It’s interesting, now that I think about it, how little time I spend seeking out holiday music to add to my personal collection.

3 for 3 | December YA Picks

Why, hello there. It’s actually THURSDAY. I kept thinking yesterday was Thursday, but it wasn’t. So here we are. Ten days into December, only a few weeks left in the year and so much to talk about — the best books, how many books, and, of course, the new titles still releasing this month! Today […]

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December 31, 2015 - 10:16 am

What This Book Gave To Me, Estelle - […] books about sisters this year, and in the same year, that my mom lost of her sister, these tales (This Raging Light by Estelle Laur; Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt; Rules for Stealing Stars by […]

December 12, 2015 - 2:08 pm

Rebekah @ The5thBookReader - I am definitely going to have to read these soon. I adore your blog! It is incredible.

December 10, 2015 - 10:44 am

Emma @ Miss Print - I’ve been a bit wary of Not If I See You First but am glad to see it getting love from you and other readers I trust. Even more excited for This Raging Light now as well!

December 10, 2015 - 10:05 am

Alexa S. - I definitely want to check out NOT IF I SEE YOU FIRST! It sounds like the type of tale I would really enjoy, particularly because the main character is working her way through a difficult time in her life. Moments like that are moments of growth, and I’d like to read about hers!

Yes, Virginia, It Snows in the Desert | Vicki Lewis Thompson

A big Rather Be Reading welcome to romance writer, Vicki Lewis Thompson, who shares a unique moment that kicked off to her 2015 for the Naughty & Nice blog tour. When you live in the desert, the only snow you expect to see during the Christmas holidays comes from a spray can. It snows in Tucson […]

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December 11, 2015 - 7:52 am

DanaSquare - Wow the snow on the cacti is crazy!!

December 10, 2015 - 10:21 am

denise - very cool!

December 9, 2015 - 8:37 am

Teresa Fordice - love the snow story!

December 9, 2015 - 8:29 am

Vicki Lewis Thompson - Whoops! I meant MAGAN, not MEGAN. It’s early here in the desert!

December 9, 2015 - 8:27 am

Vicki Lewis Thompson - Good morning, all! Thanks to Megan and Estelle for hosting my blog post today! No snow in Tucson this morning. In fact, it’s supposed to be close to 80 degrees! If you live in snow country, please don’t hate me for living in Tucson. 🙂 I’ll check in later today to see what everyone’s up to!