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Mothers of Book Lovers: Meet Pam & Ramona

Hello, pals! For both of us, a love of reading is a bit of a family tradition. With Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, we wanted the special ladies in our lives to take centerstage and stop by the blog to talk about their top reading picks and (unselfishly — we swear!) a little bit […]

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May 31, 2015 - 8:01 am

It's a Wrap | MAY We Remember You Kindly, Estelle - […] Mothers of Book Lovers: Meet Ramona & Pam […]

May 8, 2015 - 11:06 am

Alexa S. - This post is utterly adorable, ladies! I loved getting to know our moms a wee bit better, and I ADORE their preference for romance in their novels 😉 It’s lovely to see how much they encouraged you to read, and how it really took off in both your lives. Thanks for sharing!

May 7, 2015 - 11:01 pm

Pam - I think we are friends already….hello!

This was fun. When Magan asked me to do this, I said that I better do it then, that day! It was a very quickly written! I felt like I’ve done this before in a dream…weird, and I can’t seem to shake this feeling.

May 7, 2015 - 1:05 pm

Ramona - Love it….yes, Pam and I can and should be friends……

May 7, 2015 - 10:32 am

Emma @ Miss Print - I love this post idea! It’s so cool that both of your mothers were on board to guest post. And what great recs from both of your moms!

May 7, 2015 - 9:25 am

Christina - This is adorable! Happy Mothers’ Day!!

It’s a Wrap • So Long, April

Welp. Another month done. The bright side? Another month closer to summertime and… Christmas. (Don’t hurt me!) But, you know, the drill. Enjoy the moment!! Live in the present!! It’s been a busy month for both of us, but still filled with plenty of highlights: A photo posted by Estelle (@thatsostelle) on Apr 18, 2015 […]

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May 1, 2015 - 12:45 pm

Emma @ Miss Print - Great roundup ladies!

Also looking forward to seeing your thoughts on The Program–I had a very different reaction to it (but I was also reading it for a very specific purpose which it did not fill).

May 1, 2015 - 6:26 am

Jumana - This is such a great post that put a smile on my face :)!♥

April 30, 2015 - 5:42 pm

Lucy - You did have an awesome April! I always enjoy your book recs and I’m happy to see we liked several of the same books this month. I need to get to First there Was Forever and ACOTAR stat 🙂
Here’s to a great May!

April 30, 2015 - 3:05 pm

Alexa S. - Yay for an awesome April! I’m just glad that the weather has started getting nicer 😉 Here’s to hoping May is just as wonderful!

It’s a Wrap • See Ya Next Year, March!

Well, another month bites the dust. Who’s prepared for April and taxes? (UGH.) Ahem, sorry – that’s what I’ve been focused on a lot the last two weeks. April is going to be full of sunshine and reading outside and lots and lots of vitamin D. (We hope.) Here are a few highlights of our March: […]

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April 7, 2015 - 4:36 pm

Alexa S. - It seems like y’all had a happy March! I loved the #15beautifuldays challenge too, and definitely enjoyed perusing all of the photos that were shared 🙂

Rather Be Re-Reading | Top 10 Tuesday

Greetings! We’re switching this week’s Top 10 Tuesday up a bit. Instead of ten books we recently added to our lists… how about ten books we’ve recently added to our re-read list? The truth is Magan and I are pretty much failing at the re-read this year. I guess that happens when you love the books you’re […]

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April 1, 2015 - 8:01 am

It's a Wrap • See Ya Next Year, March! - […] Top Ten Books We Want to Re-Read #YARunsA5K The Beginning of Our Attachment (our Twitter/G-Chat beginnings) Top Ten Books on Our Spring TBR List Estelle and James’ Early Beginnings (inspired by The Start of Me and You) […]

March 31, 2015 - 8:59 pm

Alexa S. - I’m definitely planning on rereading To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before! I loved it so, so much last year, and it would be nice to reacquaint myself with Lara Jean. Especially since PS I Still Love You is coming soon!

March 31, 2015 - 8:12 pm

booklife4life - I really need to read To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, heard such great things about it!

Good luck with your re-reads 🙂

My Top Ten

brooke @ booklife4life

March 31, 2015 - 12:57 pm

Natalie @ Flowers in my Books - To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is SO good! I read it in January and I’m already wanting to re-read it again. I’m glad you liked it enough to re-read it as well!! 🙂

This year I’m planning to re-read Fangirl (because it’s probably one of my favourite books EVER), Anna and The French Kiss and TATBILB before the sequel comes out. Happy reading!

March 31, 2015 - 12:40 pm

chloe @ yabookloverblog - While I haven’t been reading much at all this year, I do love to re-read my favourites. I definitely don’t do it enough though! The only book I’ve read from your list is To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and while I wouldn’t considerate a favourite, I can totally see how it would be a good comfort read 🙂 Good luck!

March 31, 2015 - 11:38 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I just love re-reading. I’ve been trying to re-read a lot more this year. I’ve re-read 3 books so far, which isn’t too bad. But I’m feeling like a major historical romance re-read sense is in the near future.

I’d love to re-read Attachments, too.

March 31, 2015 - 8:03 am

Cassie - LOVE THIS. adding Nantucket series for you

The Beginning of Our Attachment

Estelle and I met at a wedding in Texas. We had this brief serendipitous moment where we connected over books, but that was short lived as we went home at the end of the night. Estelle returned home to New York, married James, and somewhere along the way we connected on Twitter (and then Facebook, […]

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March 27, 2015 - 7:33 am

Leah - ♥ this post is seriously the greatest ever! (hee, after reading Attachments – which I loooved – I told Rainbow she needed to write me the author’s version of a doctor’s note because I stayed up WAY too late to finish it and was basically a zombie at work the following morning!)

March 21, 2015 - 5:05 pm

Brianna - This is such a great story. I love it.

March 21, 2015 - 12:17 am

Kailia Sage - Oh man I absolutely loved this post! It’s nice to see how y’all became friends and how RBR started. I’m always intrigued by background stories.

March 20, 2015 - 6:56 pm

Rachel - Awwwww your friendship is seriously the cutest. I’ve loved watching you guys grow together throughout these last couple of years, and seeing a snippet of how everything began is so cool.

March 20, 2015 - 11:54 am

Meg - This is so sweet — especially because I just read (and loved!) Attachments a few months ago! Honestly, I’m a little envious of your awesome girl friendship. I’ve always had a tough time making and keeping female friends, and this gives me hope that someday an awesome buddy could come into my life rather serendipitously!

March 20, 2015 - 10:57 am

Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit - Is it creepy if I tell you guys that your friendship is one of my favourites in the YA community? I love your blog, I love how much you share with each other and of yourselves. Thank you for sharing this.

*going to run and say I love you to my best book buddy, Sarah of You Should Read This! now*

March 20, 2015 - 10:22 am

Lauren @ Bookmark Lit - This is so cute! <3

March 20, 2015 - 10:12 am

Alexa S. - Reading this post was the perfect way to kick off my Friday morning in the office! I seriously loved getting the chance to see how you guys became friends, and how RBR really started. It’s really cool, and I’m so glad you shared and made Friday that much more wonderful and happy <3

March 20, 2015 - 10:12 am

Alisa @ Papercuttts - D’awwww! And this corner of the internet is happy that you met!

March 20, 2015 - 9:35 am

Andi - This post is the cutest of the cute! I for one am happy you met at this wedding and are friends. I wouldn’t know either of you without it! ♥

Our Spring TBR List • Top Ten Tuesday

Hello, again, friends! We’re participating in the Broke and Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday this week where we’re discussing the books that are at the top of our to-read lists this spring. Estelle’s list includes a couple of library books she just took out and some review books, while mine includes the next five books on my […]

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March 19, 2015 - 1:46 pm

Alexa S. - On your list, I’m particularly excited about A Court of Thorns and Roses (because Sarah J. Maas!!!!!) and Making Pretty (a seriously phenomenal book from Corey). Happy reading, ladies!

March 17, 2015 - 8:57 pm

Rachel - There are SO many contemporaries I’m excited about reading this spring (plus catching up on some stuff I missed last year). On your list, I’m definitely most excited about All the Rage and Things We Know By Heart!

March 17, 2015 - 4:38 pm

Jen @ Books and Other Happy Ever Afters - YES. I AM SO PUMPED FOR A Court of Thorns and Roses!! I read Things We Know By Heart and I thought it was only okay, but hopefully you’ll have more luck with it! I’m looking forward to Lying Out Loud too, since The Duff was pretty fun. 🙂 Happy spring, ladies!

March 17, 2015 - 3:26 pm

Mel @ Reviews in a Pinch - You have an awesome spring coming your way, bookwise. I’m actually thinking I’ll have to add a few of these to my massive TBR list. Especially Lying Out Loud. 🙂 Great list!

March 17, 2015 - 2:11 pm

Lucy - Awesome list! We have quite a few in common and I can’t wait to hear how you like Andrew Brawley. All the Rage, Things we know by Heart and ACOTAR are high on my list and I’m very eager for Lying Out Loud.
Happy Spring reading, ladies!

March 17, 2015 - 1:57 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - A Court of Thorns and Roses is on my list too! I just finished Heir of Fire about two days ago, and I’m already in Sarah J. Maas withdrawal, and I need more of her world-building NOW. I’m about halfway through Things We Know by Heart at the moment, and I’m really liking it so far! I hadn’t read any books by her yet, so I’m looking forward to picking up Golden in the not-too-distant future because I’m enjoying her writing style. Great list!

March 17, 2015 - 12:12 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - Scarlett Undercover looks sooo interesting. I definitely want to look into that one.

I still have read The DUFF yet. I really need to, because everyone says that book is amazing.

March 17, 2015 - 10:04 am

Andi - Things We Know by Heart and ACOTAR!!!!! SO SO SO SO GOOD! I’m pretty excited for Finding Paris, All the Rage and Every last Promise myself.

Great list girls!

March 17, 2015 - 9:31 am

Jennifer @ YA Book Nerd - I ADORED the Court of Thrones and Roses
Looking forward to reading Scarlett Undercover

March 17, 2015 - 8:32 am

Cassie - I think everyone is really excited for A Court of Thornes and Roses. I know I am!

Read my TTT: http://cbookbabblings.blogspot.com/2015/03/top-ten-books-on-my-spring-tbr.html

March 17, 2015 - 7:26 am

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - Great list, ladies! I’ve read a couple of these already (Things We Know By Heart, My Best Everything) and I highly recommend them and I’m excited for the rest of your choices, too!