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Attention, Attention: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Well, hello there. You know, there are a ton of great reasons why having a blog partner is awesome. There is always someone to geek out with. When you get a little tired or busy, they are around to catch you up and keep things running. As far as book blogging goes: you can read […]

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October 8, 2012 - 11:28 am

Kelly (Radiant Shadows) - I really need to pick up a copy of this. It sounds like something I would really enjoy.

Ps. I’m loving the idea of this feature!

October 7, 2012 - 10:49 pm

Shelve It: October 07, 2012 - […] We introduced a new feature, Attention, Attention, and Estelle kicked it off with The Perks of Being a Wallflower […]

October 6, 2012 - 9:59 pm

VeganYANerds - I did like Perks but I don’t think I did as much as most readers, part of me wonders if I would have liked it more as a teen? But I am keen to see the movie!

October 4, 2012 - 10:58 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I knew I was right to be excited about this new feature even before I knew what it was. You girls come up with the best ideas! I loved Perks when I read it, though it actually took me a while to get into it. Now though, I think it’s one of the most interesting and thought-provoking books I’ve ever read! Can’t wait to see the movie 🙂

October 4, 2012 - 9:55 pm

elena - loving this feature! i read this in high school but umm don’t really remember much about it. i’m trying to figure if i want to re-read before the film or not, which i do want to watch.

p.s. kudos for you for not using “and i swear in the moment we were infinite.”

October 4, 2012 - 5:13 pm

Jess @ Gone with the Words - Great first pick for a fun new feature!!

The trailer certainly doesn’t show the darker side of this book/movie, but it’s there, trust me. I think you’ll be happy with it. 🙂 I loved it..so. hard. The whole cast was amazing.

October 4, 2012 - 4:36 pm

Kristen Evey - This is one of those “classics” that I’m ashamed to say I’ve never read! I’ve always had good intentions, but no actions to back it up. I think I must read this soon, especially with the movie coming out (I cannot watch the movie before I read the book. Ever.). Great review. Glad this book holds up well over time.

And also, you didn’t like Rent? Ah! I love that movie. 🙂 But then, I’ve never seen the musical.

October 4, 2012 - 9:09 am

Ginger @ GReads! - Hands down, my most favorite book. Nothing I have ever read has moved me the way this book did. And then the movie?! Woah. It’s a simple story, with so much depth. I adore Charlie and literally ached for his character. There is something in that innocence that is so pure.

Travel Tales: A Literary Trip (Guest Post)

Guys, I am so excited to introduce you to Mary and Elizabeth, the sisterly duo behind My Sister’s Bookshelf. They rate and review an eclectic collection of books, which lead to healthy discussions in their comment section — which is so awesome. I’m so happy to have them take part in our Travel Tales August […]

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August 28, 2012 - 4:22 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - This has got to be one of the most fascinating posts in our Travel Tales series and thank you for sharing girls! I am SO JEALOUS that you’ve been to Ireland – it’s one of my dream places to visit. I love the stories you both shared and I wish you many more happy travels to come!

August 28, 2012 - 3:30 am

Kristen Evey - Take me with you P.E.I.!!! And then leave me there so I can live out my days in that beautifulness. 🙂

Thanks for sharing your travels with us, Mary & Elizabeth! That’s so awesome that you got to travel together. I love, love, love Ireland so much! It’s a place I’ve been wanting to go since I knew about different countries as a child, and I was so fortunate to be able to do that a few years ago. I went to Belfast and the countryside in that area. SO pretty. I’ll definitely cherish those days forever.

Sigh. I love these travel posts, but goshdarnit, now I want to go to ALL THE PLACES!

August 28, 2012 - 2:40 am

Mary @ My Sisters Bookshelf - Leah- Poe’s house is on the list! Ive also been assured Hemingway’s can be more informative – it’s very guide dependant apparently. I still think LMA’s is the real winner! Ive seen Poe’s room at UVA and Baltimore is on the east coast, just like me! This obviously needs to happen…

Perhaps instead of watching the new John cusack Poe movie which is kind of freaking me out?!

When she is listening to an audio guide in a museum, not only does Ebeth go through every entry fully, she always clicks through to the supplements. It’s ridiculous. And has become a part of family lore. Never let Elizabeth near an audio guide!

Thanks for the sweet comments guys! We really appreciated them!

August 27, 2012 - 8:50 pm

elena - Aww, these seem like such fun adventures + I wish I had a sister to have adventures with too! Also, awesome Hemingway story!

August 27, 2012 - 7:02 pm

Leah - Oh my gosh, they both sound lovely! Yay for Hemingway, yay for traveling, yay for literary pub crawls!

Mary: not sure where you guys are from, but if you enjoy visiting authors’ homes (especially when they’re informative!), I’d definitely recommend stopping by the Poe House & Museum. Luckily for me, Baltimore is only a few hours away (Pittsburgh native!). Although the house is extremely teensy, there’s lots to look at and the curators are always more than happy to chat. 🙂 I actually just got back from a visit last week.

Elizabeth: That makes two of us who need to read everything in museums!

August 27, 2012 - 10:54 am

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - Great post, ladies!!! Those look like some awesome travels (definitely jealous) and it was so much fun to hear about them! 🙂

August 27, 2012 - 10:36 am

Tara - This post = sheer awesome. You two have been to so many cool places and seen so many great things!

August 27, 2012 - 9:55 am

Mary @ My Sisters Bookshelf - Ah! It’s up! This was so much fun to do! Thanks again Estelle for inviting us to contribute!!!

August 27, 2012 - 9:52 am

We're Traveling Today! Check out Rather Be Reading! - My Sister's Bookshelf - […] one of my very favorite blogs! Thanks so much to Estelle for thinking of us! Click here for our post, or visit the link I am posting […]

Celebrating Release Day with Author Marisa Calin

Twitter has an amazing way of connecting people. Not only have I had the pleasure to make some wonderful friends through 140 characters but a few weeks ago as I was reading an August release, Between You & Me, I sent a tweet to the author to tell her I could not put it down. A […]

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August 16, 2012 - 2:35 am

Emilia S. - I am in soccer and creative writing clubs. My favorite is the creative writing club because I get to work with others on different writing themes. We just did a really awesome haunted themes and coming up with different types of nightmare short stories.

August 15, 2012 - 4:42 pm

Makaela - I was in the Mad Science club back in the 90’s. I loved it. I was also in a book club for advanced readers. I loved that too. I hated/was too shy to talk to people, individuals or any type of theater. I really haven’t changed much.

August 12, 2012 - 6:38 pm

Sharon @ Fictionally Inclined - I am so intrigued by this book and cannot wait to read it!

Theatre was absolutely my favorite! My favorite role was Kate in a mash-up of several Kate/Petruchio scenes from Taming of the Shrew. I got some crazy bruises and jammed my finger on my acting partners’s forehead (whoops!) while practicing the stage combat, but it was such a blast!

August 12, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Magan: Shelve It -- August 12, 2012 - […] and non-fiction upcoming releases + A review of The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg + We’re celebrating Marisa Calin’s Release day with a giveaway + A review of Call the Shots by Don Calame Related Posts :Estelle: Shelve It (8/5/2012) Magan: […]

August 12, 2012 - 3:47 am

Anary - Well I think my favorite extracurricular activity when I was in HS was joining different contest;essay writing,singing,or a drawing contest and being the head of our choir:))

August 12, 2012 - 12:02 am

Rebecca - I LOVE this post! It’s so nice to hear that you met up and had a great chat. It’s always nice to connect with authors 🙂 My favourite extra curricular was probably art. It was relaxing and fun.

August 10, 2012 - 11:27 pm

Jasmine Rose - I really wasn’t an extra-curricular type of person. The only sport I ever liked was track & field and the only reason I did that was so I could run hurdles. I hated all the extra running besides my 100m hurdles 😛

August 9, 2012 - 4:21 pm

Diannosaurreads - My favorite extra curricular activity was probably tennis. It was a pain though playing in the summer since it got so hot 🙁 but it was still fun!

August 9, 2012 - 1:32 pm

Nisha - I would have to say my favorite extra curricular activity was volleyball. Got to hang out with my friends and have some fun.

August 9, 2012 - 12:43 pm

Anni - Love this interview (you have such a way with words!) and I’m excited to pick up Marisa’s book.

August 8, 2012 - 7:58 pm

Joy @ Book Lagnaippe - I loved this post. How great would it be to just be able to sit down to coffee with an author and just talk…amazing.

I was the overachiever. I really enjoyed Spanish Club, French Club, Choir, Drama, and BUMS (Bearcats United in Making Spirit) which would make all the posters for sports games to hang in the halls and the fields and decorate the lockers of the players.

August 8, 2012 - 5:13 pm

Wendy - In high school, I loved to tutor middle/elementary students on their homework. I felt extremely satisfied that I was helping someone understand how certain things (math, reading, etc) worked.

August 8, 2012 - 12:14 pm

Hemborgwife - Well from in 9th grade it was drama then the sophomore you had a lead role in the play dumped me and I was mortified to go back! After that is evolved into more of the juvenile delinquent category of sitting outside Starbucks and being really loud with my friends or going to the beach and eating! Well and other things that are best left to 2002!

August 8, 2012 - 12:06 pm

Cassie K - Probably Art and the Novel! I really liked it. It was at the end of the day, last period. You brought whatever book you were currently reading, and you would read for about 30 minutes or so, then you draw one of the scenes that you were reading on a piece of paper, and you had to make it look like what you saw in the book. Then when you were done, you had to present your art and explain why you chose the scene and what’s going on in it. It was a great class overall!!! 🙂

August 8, 2012 - 12:33 am

Kristen - Oh, what a great interview! I feel like I was sitting down next to you and Marisa at the coffee shop. Such a fun way to get to know an author. 🙂

I was home schooled, so pretty much everything was extra-curricular (haha!). It would probably be piano though. Love music.

August 7, 2012 - 11:50 pm

Liz - Amazing story, I love this. I love how social networking connects authors and readers, and this is probably the best example of that I have seen. It’s back stories like this that make me want to read books I otherwise wouldn’t think of.

August 7, 2012 - 11:25 pm

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - Amazing! Estelle, I am so excited that you went out to lunch with her! How fun! I swear, we book bloggers are so lucky to be able to have all these cool experiences. Marisa sounds so nice, and I can’t wait to read her book! Happy release day to her!

In school, I was a major choir girl. I loved, loved, loved being in every single choir I could cram into my schedule. I was in three of them my senior year alone. It was my main identifier, and some of my best high school memories come from that time in high school. 🙂

August 7, 2012 - 11:00 pm

Jessica - My favorite activity was Key Club. It was a volunteering club and was tons of fun! And I’m so jealous that you got to have lunch with Marisa! It sounds like you guys had a great time 🙂

August 7, 2012 - 10:20 pm

JennyC - Art club or the band:)

August 7, 2012 - 9:07 pm

Jessica Celina - Favorite extra curricular activity?
Could it be the chemistry lab? I hate sports!

August 7, 2012 - 8:56 pm

VeganYANerds - I think it is so fantastic that you and Marisa met up, twitter really does bring people together!

My fave extra-curricular activity was our yearly activity month, we got given a huge catalogue and got to pick a different activity for each week, it was so much fun and a great way to start the summer.

August 7, 2012 - 8:52 pm

The Bumble Girl - Oh my, this has to be one of the most nicest, well-written and sincerest posts I have ever read! It is so awesome that you were able to meet with Marisa – she seems so sweet and genuine. I cannot wait to read this book!
Hmmm, my favorite extra-curricular was ‘Selected Chorus’ in middle school. We were hand-picked and were the only ones to get solos for concerts 🙂 Made me feel really special!
Thanks for the giveaway!!!

August 7, 2012 - 6:20 pm

Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life - That is SO awesome that you got to meet up with Marisa!! I think that’s so neat that she met up with you. =) She sounds like a totally awesome person, and it also sounds like you had a blast Estelle. I’m definitely looking forward to reading Between You and Me now! <3

August 7, 2012 - 3:31 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Of course, two hours later, I realize that I didn’t tell you what my favorite extra-curricular was in school haha. It was drama! I was very involved with the drama club, everything from backstage working with sets, props and scripts to onstage acting. So much fun!

August 7, 2012 - 2:05 pm

Caroline - My favorite extracurric was choir, followed closely by soccer :)The book sounds really good, thanks for the giveaway!

August 7, 2012 - 1:17 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Wonderful job with this post E! I think it tells the story of you and Marisa meeting quite beautifully. It also sounds like you had a fabulous time!

August 7, 2012 - 10:34 am

Rachel @ hello, chelly - I already told you this over IM but I love this entry! It’s so well-written and it’s awesome that you got meet her! I will definitely check this book out 🙂