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Attention, Attention! Wild Cards

Allow me to take you back to the days of Tiger Beat and Teen Beat for a revival of Attention, Attention. Estelle reviewed Wild Cards over a year-and-a-half ago on the blog, but I recently had the pleasure of listening to the audio book. I really, really enjoyed my experience and the book, despite how often it made […]

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June 15, 2015 - 11:47 am

Liz - Yes please, Wilson Bethel! I love Wade so much. Thanks for the eye candy.

Attention, Attention! Amy Spalding & INK

One of my RBR goals before the end of the year was to get another ATTENTION, ATTENTION post in. I’m so glad I made this a priority because it gave me a chance to 1) read one of the books that Magan really enjoyed last year 2) talk to Amy Spalding, who is one of my absolute […]

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April 6, 2015 - 8:01 am

Kissing Ted Callahan... by Amy Spalding ♥ Estelle Reviews, Estelle - […] Our interview with Amy Spalding from November 2014 […]

November 21, 2014 - 7:19 pm

Alexa S. - Ah! I really enjoyed Ink is Thicker Than Water too. It’s such a great contemporary, and I thought Kellie was a great young lady to read about. So thrilled you were able to finally read it! And I enjoyed your interview with Amy. Can’t wait for her next one!

November 20, 2014 - 9:21 am

ashley - I have not read any of Amy’s books yet. But they are on my TBR!

November 13, 2014 - 10:32 pm

Jennie - This cover is stunning! I hadn’t heard about this book until now, but it will be going on my TBR list for sure.

November 13, 2014 - 8:52 pm

Jen - I’d love to start reading her–INK looks great.

November 13, 2014 - 2:10 pm

AR - I just finished The Reece Malcolm List and I loooved it. Sadly, my local libraries don’t have Ink is Thicker Than Water, and right now I can’t afford to buy it. But I WILL ask for it for Xmas, if nothing else.

November 12, 2014 - 6:04 am

Rebecca @ Reading Wishes - You seriously have the best posts around. I love this! I was also a fan of Amy’s debut and really, really enjoyed it. I’m having such fond memories thinking back :) I was excited for Ink but never got round to it when it released. Now? I’m *totally* sold (all over again). Ink is going on my Christmas wish list and if Santa doesn’t bring it, I’ll be gifting it to myself :) Lovely interview!

November 11, 2014 - 4:49 pm

Ashley - I haven’t read any of her books yet, but I’ve seen a lot of buzz surrounding her book that comes out in the spring, Kissing Ted Callahan. Also, I’ve seen her talking to authors I follow (and love) on twitter, so I’ve been meaning to check out her books.

November 11, 2014 - 1:55 pm

Some Giveaways! | The Amy SpaldingThe Amy Spalding - […] can win ebook copies of The Reece Malcolm List and Ink Is Thicker than Water on Rather Be Reading! (You can also read an interview with me, if that sort of thing floats your […]

November 11, 2014 - 1:33 pm

Meg - Amy is a new author for me, but I’m really looking forward to checking out her work! Enjoyed this interview and will have to get my mitts on Ink Is Thicker Than Water, especially!

Attention, Attention: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Since I listened to We Were Liars by E. Lockhart as an audiobook, it seemed fitting to share a little bit about it with you via a vlog. Just in case you’re at work, though, I’ll highlight a few things I loved and you can also check out Estelle’s amazing review. She said it was […]

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July 16, 2014 - 11:01 am

Magan - Rosie, I agree with you. I was so shocked by what happened that I couldn’t stop thinking about it. But I think that’s WHY I love it so much. It has stuck with me and was so absolutely different than what I’ve read recently. It was such a nice change of pace and obviously very memorable for both of us. Thanks for your comment! xo

July 16, 2014 - 11:00 am

Magan - ALEXA! Yes, exactly! Listening to it just made it seem even more daunting. I couldn’t stop listening! Thanks for your comment! xo

July 15, 2014 - 10:28 pm

Alexa S. - I bet We Were Liars is interesting to listen to as an audiobook! It was pretty twisty and intriguing to read it, but I can only imagine how, with a great narrator, the story would be even MORE compelling. Glad you enjoyed it M!

July 15, 2014 - 4:38 pm

Rosie - I read this a few weeks ago and enjoyed it. I wasn’t sure how I felt about the ending for a few days, it was shocking and I couldn’t decide whether I liked it or not initially. On reflection, I really enjoyed it.

Rosie x

Attention Attention: Sorta Like a Rock Star

Clothes. Nail polish. Books. What do these three things have in common? They are my greatest vices! I buy them and buy them and buy them and have created such a collection of new merchandise that I have yet to wear, use, or read that things are getting a little ridiculous. This year, I’ve tried […]

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February 6, 2015 - 8:14 am

Sorta Like a Love Story | Pairing Books and Beer | Pub Date - […] Amber’s heart is SO SO SO big. This is why she is my book valentine. (If you need more convincing, I wrote a little bit about the book last year.) […]

November 11, 2014 - 9:00 am

Amy Spalding & Ink is Thicker Than Water | YA Lit - […] of my RBR goals before the end of the year was to get another ATTENTION, ATTENTION post in. I’m so glad I made this a priority because it gave me a chance to 1) read one of the […]

June 1, 2014 - 4:49 am

Judith - You know I bought this a while ago because you said it was amazing, but now that I read this I really want to read it NOW (damn review copies!) because it sounds amazing. I can’t wait to meet Amber and read such a hopeful book. (Speaking of which, did you know If You Find Me is very hopeful? 😉

May 17, 2014 - 11:00 pm

Rebecca @ Reading Wishes - I’d seen this at the library many times before and picked it up at my last visit, remembering how much you’d loved it! Looking forward to reading it soon, hopefully I enjoy it as much as you did :)

April 27, 2014 - 6:03 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - I really love the three lessons you included at the end of your review. But I can’t lie – being called your unofficial life coach was totally my favorite part of this post! I’ve been so impressed by your book buying ban AND your focus on backlist titles already on your bookshelf. I need to follow your lead and do that too!

April 11, 2014 - 9:32 pm

Alexa S. - I WANT TO READ THIS BOOK NOW. Thanks, E! (And I say that with equal parts love and amusement.) It sounds fantastic! And it also sounds like a story I would really like too :)

April 11, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - You made me want to read this again! Even though I am not a god person I loved Amber’s honest, real faith in god. Oh and the Korean singers, I really loved them. I hope you’ve convinced more people to read this because it’s so good!

April 9, 2014 - 6:51 pm

Jamie - SOLD. I am stingy with 5 stars like you and we have similar taste soooooo this is a no brainer especially since I loved FMLP! DAMN YOU, ESTELLE.

April 9, 2014 - 12:17 pm

Christianna - I just bought myself a copy!

April 9, 2014 - 10:03 am

Candice @ The Grown-Up YA - Yay for hidden gems! There’s really nothing quite like them. This one sounds really great; I love a lot of these themes in books and it sounds like these are really well done. I’ll have to give it a try!

Attention, Attention: Audrey, Wait by Robin Benway

Hello, friends! Attention, Attention! is back with a little twist (and the first time I, Magan, am writing one)! This feature is for when we read books the other has already reviewed on the blog and we just need to fangirl about it a little bit more because you just need to read it. So […]

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March 17, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Estelle's Shelve It >> March 17, 2013, Estelle - […] Attention, Attention: Audrey, Wait! A review of First Comes Love by Katie Kacvinsky A review of The Ruby Oliver Series by E. Lockhart A PMS Survival Kit from Magan A review of This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith […]

March 17, 2013 - 12:59 am

Natalie - This book is on my Spring TBR list, but now I just want to read it even more!!! Those quotes are so funny! I’m sure I’m going to love this book. Audrey and Victoria seem like a good BFF team and a funny one too!

March 16, 2013 - 10:53 pm

Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life - Yup. This seals the deal. When I go to my library on Monday, I’ll be checking this one out for sure! The quotes are just so hilarious, and I’m LOVING the interactions between Audrey and her MC. And the fact that Audrey and her parents are close is so neat! I feel like that kind of relationship isn’t common in YA when it really should be.

Thanks for sharing, Magan! <3

March 16, 2013 - 7:14 pm

Holly - I’ve been wanting to read this one for awhile now but for some reason I just haven’t gotten to it yet. I’m going to have to check it out now, though! :)

This is a really awesome feature, by the way!

March 16, 2013 - 5:40 pm

VeganYANerds - I’ve wanted to read this so long based on the awesome pink & orange cover and the wonderful reviews. I even have a copy, received via book swap, and I still have not read it. I must get to it, soon!!

Love this feature, it’s a nice way of promo-ing your fave books :)

March 15, 2013 - 7:43 pm

Bookworm1858 - I feel like these quotes are showing a very good friendship between Audrey and Victoria although they are also reminding me that I put this book down because I felt there was a lot of swearing and I generally prefer clean books (in terms of language).

March 15, 2013 - 4:12 pm

Mary @ My Sisters Bookshelf - FAVORITE YA EVER! But that’s something you knew already probably :)

March 15, 2013 - 1:46 pm

Alexa Y. - I really, really need to read this one! I just read my first Benway book (Also Known As) recently, and loved how it was written. I’m pretty sure I’m going to like Audrey and her BFF too!

Attention, Attention: Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe

Hello again! Remember this feature? Well, it’s making its 2013 debut! And today I must talk to you about: welcome, caller, this is chloe. To this day, I still remember reading Magan’s review of this debut novel from last April. (That’s saying something because I’ve read quite a few.) She was so unbelievably upbeat about the […]

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February 5, 2013 - 2:58 pm

Jamie - I really think I’ll like this one!Definitely going to pick up for when I need a fun book! And what a cool job she has!

February 4, 2013 - 3:29 pm

Alexa Y. - This book was incredibly cute! I remember liking it, especially the fact that Chloe had to work at the school radio station. I think it’s awesome that she ended up with her own show 😉

February 3, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Estelle's Shelve It: 2/3/2013 - […] Literary Birthday — From What I Remember Attention, Attention: Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe A review of Star Crossed by Jennifer Echols A review of Scarlet […]

February 2, 2013 - 12:14 pm

elena - you guys were definitely the reason why i read this book! gosh it made me really want mexican food.

February 1, 2013 - 7:53 pm

Mary @ My Sisters Bookshelf - Loved this one! I reviewed it too!

But it was also like the fourth book in a row that I read with a red-headed protagonist. I want someone to analyze this. The proportion of red-heads in young adult literature is way out of whack. My sister loves this (as a redhead). I love Anne of Green Gables, but I think we need some mousy brown heroines too. It’s like people have red hair so we know they are quirky?