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Of Spies and Stars | #SoRatherBeYoung

In mid-December, Hannah and I rolled out a laidback, sporadic reading project called “You Make Me Feel So Young” — where we joint read a book from our childhood and pick a title for the other to check out. This post includes the very scientific results to our first challenge. Biggest realization: I thought I […]

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Rather Be Revealing | Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

On New Year’s Eve, I climbed on a very tall ladder, in a very warm Manhattan bookstore to grab a copy of AFTER I DO for a dear friend who needed a purple book and who I thought needed to hear this heartbreakingly honest story of healing and carving your own way. Did I mention […]

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Girl Before a Mirror by Liza Palmer • Estelle Reviews

Girl Before a Mirror by Liza Palmer ( website | twitter ) Publication Date: January 27, 2015 Publisher: William Morrow Pages: 384 Target audience: Adult Keywords: womanhood, friendship, empowerment, career, family Format read: A brilliant gift. (Thank you!) Summary: After a year off from dating and sorting through friendships to eliminate the bad, Anna throws her focus at […]

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A Chat with The Tragic Age’s Stephen Metcalfe

Stephen Metcalfe may be new to the young adult scene but he brings with him a ton of experience from his work on various stage and screen plays. His first novel, His Tragic Life, hits bookstores on March 3, 2015  and brings readers an authentic male character who devotedly observes the world around him and, […]

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My Heart and Other Black Holes • Estelle Reviews

My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: February 10, 2015 Publisher: HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray Pages: 320 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: depressing, suicide pact, family problems, friendship Format read: ARC from Alex @ Little Wing Book Reviews. (Thanks!) Summary: After trolling a website called Smooth Passages, Aysel […]

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It’s SNOW-ing Heroes ⋅ A Peek at the Brookhollow Series

The weather outside maybe frightful (at least in NYC) but Rather Be Reading is ever so delightful as contemporary romance writer Jennifer Snow stops by to crank the temperature up a notch with a spotlight of two of her heroes. I had a great time reading one of the books in the Brookhollow series over the […]

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