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Something True with Kieran Scott | #TrueLoveTrilogy

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! Whether you love or loathe this holiday, you’re here today because of one common love: reading. We’re thrilled to host Kieran Scott today (you may know her as Kate Brian), who released the final book in the wonderful, charming, funny TRUE LOVE trilogy. Cupid is punished and banished to NJ where […]

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February 20, 2015 - 12:33 am

Natasha - Say Anything.
Thanks for the chance to win!

February 19, 2015 - 11:56 am

Kimberly V - Tristan and Isolde is my favorite love story.

February 19, 2015 - 10:53 am

Jessica D - Anything by Jane Austen! The end of Persuasion gets me every time…

February 15, 2015 - 2:15 pm

SweetMarie83 - My favourite real life love story is my parents’, and my favourite fictional one is Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe from Anne of Green Gables. 🙂

February 15, 2015 - 12:27 am

Alexa S. - I loved reading Kieran’s love story for this post! It seriously is such a charming tale, and I’m so happy for her <3

February 14, 2015 - 9:32 pm

bn100 - pride and prejudice

February 14, 2015 - 7:49 pm

Cassidy - This book was so sweet and amazing, I couldn’t stop reading it. I read it on my kindle and I’m pretty sure I ruined my eyesight for reading on the screen for hours everyday but I don’t regret it at all!

February 14, 2015 - 1:57 pm

Siobhain - My favorite love story the notebook! Nicholas sparks is so talented and can watch this movie so many times and cry every time

February 14, 2015 - 12:03 pm

Lisa @ Reading, Writing, and Random Musings - As someone who is newly unexpectedly single, I love to hear stories of how you just never know when you will meet the person you are destined to be with! Thanks for sharing such a heart warming story on such a heart warming day!

February 14, 2015 - 11:16 am

Aislyn - This is so sweet!!!

For Real by Alison Cherry | Review & Chat

For Real by Alison Cherry ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: December 9, 2014 Publisher: Delacorte / Random House Pages: 304 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: revenge, reality TV, sister relationships Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. Summary: Two sisters embark on a reality show adventure but with different objectives: one wants revenge on […]

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December 14, 2014 - 11:57 pm

Alexa S. - Totally think the sister aspect of For Real is really interesting! Like you, reading about Claire and how she felt about Miranda or in relation to Miranda made me wonder if my sisters have ever felt that way about me. Other than that, For Real was a totally fun read!

December 9, 2014 - 4:03 am

Rebecca @ Reading Wishes - Great review and I loved hearing from the author, too! Especially her answer to the last question. For Real sounds great and after reading another positive review, I definitely think I’ll be giving it a go. Also, love the idea of Review & Chat 🙂

December 8, 2014 - 7:29 pm

Sandy S. - I just read it too and I really enjoyed it. The book was so fun!

December 8, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Rosie - I’m intrigued by this, it sounds really interesting and like it might be a bit of a tear-jerker if you have a sister too. Last year I read Red by Alison Cherry and and it was good but I wasn’t happy with the ending.

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!

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica (Interview + Giveaway)

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: July 29, 2014 Publisher: Harlequin MIRA Pages: 352 Target audience: Adult Keywords: thriller, kidnapping, family secrets, love Format read: Finished copy sent to me by the Publisher. (Thanks!) Summary: Mia, a school teacher, disappears one night in a bar. In a series of […]

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December 15, 2014 - 10:31 am

Big Kids' Table | The Best and Most Surprising of 2014 - […] VERY different titles that were almost a shock to my own reading system. The Good Girl by Mary Kubica, a fantastic debut, about a woman who is kidnapped.  The story is told from […]

August 29, 2014 - 12:13 pm

Alexa S. - Your review + the interview kind of makes me want to give The Good Girl another try! I didn’t quite gel with it the first time I attempted to read it, but your assessment has me quite intrigued. Perhaps I shall give it a second chance 🙂

August 26, 2014 - 5:22 pm

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - Oh awesome! So happy to see a review for this one. I just saw all the hype but not one person who had read it yet. It sounds interesting! Glad it know it’s a bit more… emotional than scary thriller. I think I’ll add it to my list! 🙂

August 22, 2014 - 3:37 am

Weekly Wrap-Up (#47) | - […] Be Reading — The Good Girl by Mary Kubica (US/CA only) (ends August […]

August 19, 2014 - 12:41 pm

Leah - AAAAHHHHH ESTELLE!! I’ve been waiting and waiting for this one and I’m THRILLED to hear it’s a good one!
Also, Victor Garber and Helen Mirren? I’d be all about that movie!

August 18, 2014 - 9:20 pm

Molly | wrapped up in books - I almost bought this in the book store recently!

August 18, 2014 - 6:04 pm

Brianna - I’ve been stuck on thrillers lately and this looks like a winner.

August 18, 2014 - 4:34 pm

Courtney @ Courtney Reads A Lot - This one sounds so intense and also amazing! You’ve definitely caught my interest! I’m adding it to my TBR pile. Lovely post!

August 18, 2014 - 10:33 am

Cassie (Happy Book Lovers) - This looks creepy and daring and like everything I love in a book! The cover is especially terrifying but equally hypnotizing.

Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

The Time Has Come: A Chat with Carrie Arcos (+ Giveaway)

Happy Tuesday! Last week in my Top 10 Tuesday post, I mentioned my 5-star reads of the year so far so I’m super thrilled to have Carrie Arcos on the blog today to chat about one of those 5-star reads (and a few other things, as well). THERE WILL COME A TIME hit bookshelves in […]

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June 23, 2014 - 9:16 pm

Sara - Beautiful Creatures!

June 22, 2014 - 4:00 am

Holly Thomas - Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs.

June 21, 2014 - 9:30 pm

bn100 - Rush too far by Abbi Glines

June 21, 2014 - 2:25 am

Amy Vuu - The Maze Runner is the only one i can think of lol

June 18, 2014 - 11:49 pm

Alexa S. - What a great interview with Carrie, Estelle! I’m definitely looking forward to reading There Will Come a Time even more now after hearing a little about it from Carrie herself. (Plus, it does help that you AND Rachel both loved it!)

June 18, 2014 - 11:24 am

Ashlie - I haven’t read a lot of books with male narrators but I enjoyed Tempest by Julie Cross. Also this book sounds really good and i can’t wait to read it.

June 17, 2014 - 9:20 pm

Jamie - This book sound really good and I can’t wait to pick this up!

June 17, 2014 - 5:18 pm

Tammy - Winger! A male narrator you won’t forget.

June 17, 2014 - 3:01 pm

Destiny - So excited to read this!

June 17, 2014 - 9:42 am

Danielle Nguyen - Will Grayson, Will Grayson is one of my favorites!

The Sound of Letting Go: A Review + Author Interview

The Sound of Letting Go by Stasia Ward Kehoe (website | twitter) Publication Date: February 6, 2014 Publisher: Viking Children’s Pages: 400 Target Audience: Young Adult Keywords: books written in verse, autism, female trumpet player Format Read: ARC received from the author. Summary: Daisy’s family life is very complicated as they are constantly on pins and needles around her younger […]

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February 6, 2014 - 2:25 pm

Stasia - Thanks so much for hosting me here at Rather Be Reading, and for your kind comments, Alexa & Lucy. Most importantly…CONGRATS on the new bundle of joy, Magan!!!! — Stasia

February 4, 2014 - 12:33 pm

Alexa S. - What a beautiful review, M! The way you write about THE SOUND OF LETTING GO makes me definitely want to read it, and soon. I love a story that can really make you feel for the main character, and this sounds like one.

I also loved your interview with Stasia! Her answers and your questions are both very thoughtful, and I loved reading it all. Definitely added to my excitement about this book!

February 4, 2014 - 11:20 am

Lucy @ The Reading Date - I’m so excited this book is finally out this week! I love emotional reads (and verse novels!) so this is right up my alley. I’m anxiously waiting for my library hold to come in, though your Buy It rating (and that pretty cover) is tempting me to pre-order.

Lovely interview, ladies!