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Move Over Taylor || Corey Ann Haydu on NYC

♥ Earlier this week, I shared my thoughts on the lovely, important Making Pretty by Corey Ann Haydu. (Kirkus called her a ‘masterful wordsmith’ recently, and I couldn’t agree more.) I’m excited to host her on RBR as she chats about the setting of her new novel: New York City. Reading over her experience, I […]

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May 18, 2015 - 3:16 pm

Emma @ Miss Print - As if I didn’t already know I need to read this book! Love this post!

May 14, 2015 - 11:02 am

Alexa S. - I LOVE THIS POST! I moved to New York officially in 2012, and for the past 2+ years, my life has never been the same. It’s got its ups and downs, but I love it. And Corey did a good job of capturing it in Making Pretty AND in this post!

The Big Wave & A Big Break | Pub Date

Friends, I am in a vacation state of mind. Every time an email from Jet Blue pops up in my inbox, I’m immediately scheming and dreaming. No plans on the docket for us, at the moment, but I’m hoping that will change soon… or maybe something magical will happen and I’ll be able to teleport […]

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June 19, 2015 - 9:07 am

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - I didn’t realize Famous in Love was set in Hawaii!!! Man, I really do wish we had gone there on our honeymoon. Maybe we’ll travel someday for an anniversary trip 😉 I really want to visit Hawaii so badly!
I do like Kona brewing a lot! I don’t know if I’ve ever had Big Wave but I generally always like their beers!

May 1, 2015 - 11:02 am

Alexa S. - That beer looks so yummy! And I think a beer would be a mighty fine idea right now…

Friendship & Kitschy California with Author Juliana Romano

Happy Monday & welcome to Rather Be Reading. I’m thrilled debut author Juliana Romano is stopping in to talk about her book: FIRST THERE WAS FOREVER — a book about two best friends going through a lot of changes. It’s one of my top reads this year, and Publishers Weekly liked it too: “Fans of […]

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April 30, 2015 - 5:54 pm

Lucy - That is a big endorsement that this book was distracting you from the Magic Kingdom 🙂 I love books set in California- it’s fun to see books set in your stomping ground. I really need to get my hands on this book (and the next one too when it’s ready!) Fun interview.

April 27, 2015 - 2:49 pm

Alexa S. - I enjoyed your interview with Juliana! It definitely made me even more curious about First There Was Forever 🙂

NYC: From Me to You | BEA Part of It

Greetings, all! It’s no secret I love to make local recommendations (I recently popped over to Cassie’s new blog adventure to chat about Queens eateries) so my heart positively pitter patters when I see the excitement start to grow for those bloggers heading to NYC for BEA. With over a month to go, I’m kicking […]

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April 22, 2016 - 1:14 am

BEA Part of It | Chicago Edition - […] years ago, Estelle from Rather Be Reading started the BEA Part of It series — a little guide for everyone who was travelling to NYC for BEA. She wanted to share her home […]

May 6, 2015 - 1:00 am

BEA Part Of It: Jenn Dee's Must-Sees | Gone with the Words - […] years later and my life couldn’t be different. I’ve been asked to take part in Estelle’s BEA Part of It series because I like live here and have for two years. Disclaimer: I live in Manhattan so, these […]

April 21, 2015 - 11:23 am

Alexa S. - I love the ideas for places to visit and things to do in NYC, E! It’s so fun to be reading everyone’s posts (which are so different, and that’s awesome), and I really enjoyed yours. I definitely want to do some of the things on this list that I haven’t yet managed to do!

April 18, 2015 - 12:01 am

BE(A) Part Of It 2015 With Ksenia from Macmillan - […] the past couple years the lovely Estelle has put together a fun series(check out her post) before BEA (Book Expo of America) from native NYers and frequent NYC travelers like meeee to give […]

April 13, 2015 - 4:59 pm

Natalie @ Flowers in my Books - This was a wonderful post! It’s always been a dream of mine to visit New York and when I finally do I will definitely check out some of these spots!

April 13, 2015 - 9:54 am

Candice @ The Grown-Up YA - I’ve only been to NYC once but was AMAZED at how quickly I fell in love with food there. And honestly, we didn’t even go to anything overly fancy for most meals! It’s been maybe 3 years ago but I still long for the hamburger I had at some little restaurant we went to. Mmm…

Will definitely be paying attention (not that I haven’t in the past!) to these posts and making notes of places to stop by when I’m up there for BEA! 🙂

April 13, 2015 - 8:12 am

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - Great recs, as always 🙂 I know Gregory’s is great since you took me there. You have me thinking hard about my picks now.

Now Batting: Books and Baseball

Today some may be celebrating Easter. Others Passover. But there is one major event we cannot forget. The first day of baseball season. Technically Opening Day kicks off tomorrow but tonight is the first major league baseball game of the year and I couldn’t let this huge moment go unnoticed. So here I am. Hello, […]

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April 30, 2015 - 3:53 pm

It's a Wrap • So Long, April • Rather Be Reading - […] Part of It: My Budget-Friendly NYC Day Magan chats with author Paula Stokes Baseball and Book pairings Estelle chats with author Juliana […]

April 10, 2015 - 11:35 pm

Alisa @ Papercuttts - Gosh, I love and miss the baseball game experience. I live in Brazil now and there’s none of that down here, but I have such good memories of going to baseball games when I was younger. I might have to read one of these to get my fix!

April 9, 2015 - 11:00 am

Andi - I have been a sucker for anything baseball (books and movies) with a romance since seeing Summer Catch all those years ago. I’m so excited for Play On. And will check out the others!

Excellent post!

April 7, 2015 - 4:48 pm

Alexa S. - Because baseball isn’t really played in the Philippines, I only knew of it and never really experienced it until I came back to the US! I like reading about it though, and definitely want to check out some of the books you’ve recommended. Hope your team has a better season than everyone is predicting they will!

April 6, 2015 - 8:01 am

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - I love this idea! Sports books are some of my faves and there are definitely ones here that I haven’t read/aren’t on my TBR list.

April 5, 2015 - 6:16 pm

Leah - I LOVE THIS! In school I played a number of sports, but that was mainly because my friends had all signed up. Apart from a few, I’m not a big sports fan/player/watcher, but I LOVE me some sports in books!

April 5, 2015 - 2:54 pm

Stephanie at The Insouciant Sophisticate - Padres fan here-so excited for the return of baseball! I actually do have some reason to hope based on our off-season but you never know!

Running, Reading, Diversity | #YARunsa5K

I’m kicking off this Friday with a confession: I peaked at running in elementary school. But, strangely, in the past four years I have found myself friends with inspiring, dedicated people who run for fun and take part in so many types of events that involve running. So, if anything, I’ve become an official running […]

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April 3, 2015 - 9:08 am

Leah - 🙁 See, these are the moments when I wish Pittsburgh would have more bloggers. I LOVE running and would absolutely love to do a marathon with other readers/bloggers!

April 1, 2015 - 11:25 am

It's a Wrap • See Ya Next Year, March! - […] 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 […]

March 30, 2015 - 11:38 am

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - Hmm, to run or not to run. Maybe I’ll do a virtual YA barre class. I love this idea though and all of your running books!

March 29, 2015 - 11:49 am

Lucy - I wish I could go to this! But yay for a virtual option 🙂 I like your running book recs- Breathe, Annie, Breathe is awesome.