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Happy Harlequin Holidays! (Mini Reviews + Giveaway)

Tis the season to be jolly! Hi, friends! Today kicks off a fun month for Magan and I. We shake up our schedule like our favorite snowglobe and sprinkle in a ton of fun posts including ones like this — holiday themed! Woo. I cannot wait. We have a ton of great stuff for you […]

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February 17, 2015 - 8:00 am

It's Snow-ing Heroes | A Peek at the Brookhollow Series - […] of two of her heroes. I had a great time reading one of the books in the Brookhollow series over the holidays, and let me tell you, Snow can write complex yet sweet romances and nails the small town […]

December 14, 2014 - 11:44 pm

Alexa S. - Seriously, how adorable is this post? And so fitting for this holiday season too! I haven’t quite gotten started on my holiday reads, but I’ve found a few awesome suggestions, thanks to your post πŸ˜‰

December 7, 2014 - 11:48 pm

Ada - I love the holidays, my family always decorate the tree together and we have afternoon movie time. We watch movies like Elf and Home Alone complete with popcorn and drinks. So much fun! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize!

December 7, 2014 - 10:16 pm

Kelvin - I love just being with my family and reading with them! We choose a book to read together and then we celebrate with food and desserts πŸ™‚

December 7, 2014 - 10:13 pm

Daiane - My favorite holiday traditions is baking cookies and just being together with my family. I love when we are all gathered together and having a good time. I just love the spirit of the seasons πŸ™‚

December 7, 2014 - 1:14 pm

Esperanza Gailliard - One of my most treasured holiday traditions is having a warm holiday meal with extended relatives. I miss each and everyone of them these days!

December 7, 2014 - 6:14 am

Anita H. - We drive around to the different neighborhoods looking at all the beautiful lights displays and Christmas decorations. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway! πŸ™‚

December 7, 2014 - 2:14 am

Laura J - Oh December 1st we leave 24 wrapped books for Carter under the tree. Every night he gets to unwrap one book for us to read at bedtime! We love doing it every year and he loves getting new books!

December 7, 2014 - 12:40 am

bn100 - decorating the tree together

December 6, 2014 - 4:21 pm

Jillyn - Going from our house (in Illinois) to our favorite tree farm in Michigan to pick out a Christmas tree!

December 6, 2014 - 1:22 pm

Lucy - Watching holiday movies and reading holiday books. I’ve had my eyes on a few of these!

December 6, 2014 - 9:22 am

Leah - Okay Estelle, you broke me. You know I swear off all holiday-themed stories…but. BUT. I’m now in the mood for some and it’s entirely your fault! (also: puppies!!)

December 4, 2014 - 11:26 am

Daphne - I used to love going to my grandmas for Christmas to spend with my cousins & family. with my boys, we’re making new traditions, like shopping for presents for less fortunate kids and attending Christmas church service. This year I am wrapping PJs and dvds for the boys to open on Christmas eve, we will watch a movie and then put out milk & cookies for Santa. I also really love time with my BFF at her annual Corndog Christmas party, where there is plenty of alcohol & too many cameras.

December 3, 2014 - 11:51 pm

Alyssa Hamilton - I’d have to say re-watching all of my favourite Christmas movies with my family and lots of hot chocolate πŸ™‚

December 1, 2014 - 7:20 pm

C.M. - One of my favourite holiday traditions (though it’s a new-to-our-family tradition we started for our children, not one I did as a child) is our Advent calender of books. I wrap up 24 Christmas-themed children’s books, and each evening we open one and read it together.

December 1, 2014 - 11:45 am

Monica @ A Southern Girls Bookshelf - Love the time spent with family, those are the best memories.

December 1, 2014 - 11:44 am

Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit - Holiday traditions – this sounds kind of gross, and it’s kind of a Canadian thing, but there’s this festive special at a chain restaurant in Canada called Swiss Chalet. It’s basically just a turkey dinner with some Lindts for dessert. It’s not particularly good, but every year, I go with one of my friends I’ve known since birth and we get it – it’s our special holiday time, and a time for us to chat about how our year went. =)

December 1, 2014 - 10:49 am

Ashley C - Gathering with my family on Christmas Eve. Drinking hot chocolate and opening 1 Christmas gift each.

December 1, 2014 - 10:22 am

Brianna - We used to get together with family every year when I was a kid. I miss a house full of people and good food.

December 1, 2014 - 10:10 am

Meg - Oh! And one of my treasured holiday traditions is definitely spending Christmas Eve at my grandparents’ house after church, where we would always be treated to one present before Santa got on his way. We still make time to go by every Christmas Eve — and Gram still has a bag of treats for us, even though I’ll soon have a little one myself! πŸ™‚

December 1, 2014 - 10:09 am

Meg - I’m always looking for warm, cozy reads at this time of year — and these definitely fit the bill!

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica (Interview + Giveaway)

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica ( web | tweet ) Publication Date:Β 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. Β 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 πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚

August 22, 2014 - 3:37 am

Weekly Wrap-Up (#47) | - […] Be Reading β€” 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! πŸ™‚

A Glimpse Inside Lola’s Bedroom (#IslaIsComing)

You can learn a lot about someone by their room. Don’t you think? It’s been really fun to take the time to read AnnaΒ + LolaΒ back-to-back for the first time in forever. Did you remember how super neat Anna was? (She can give Danny Tanner a run for his money.) Or how all-over-the-place messy Lola was?Β It’s […]

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August 19, 2014 - 11:01 pm

Sara (of The Page Sage) - I kind of wish Lola were real so she could help decorate my dorm room, lol. That canopy is gorgeous!!

August 17, 2014 - 9:31 pm

Estelle - Hi Cameran! You won our giveaway! I just sent you an email + hope to hear from you in 48 hours! Thanks so much and congrats!

August 17, 2014 - 2:24 am

Nuzaifa @ Say It with Books - A gorgeous canopy and pretty wigs, I think I like this girl! πŸ˜€

I haven’t read Stephanie Perkins’ books yet so thank you so much for the opportunity!

August 16, 2014 - 11:42 pm

Tara - Ahhh! I haven’t read Lola yet, but I love the photos you collected to showcase her bedroom. Now that Isla is out, I plan to read both back to back. Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

August 15, 2014 - 7:47 pm

Michelle Lee - Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway! I love a good romance and it’s been a series on my list to read. The cover of the series are absolutely stunning and beautiful! I don’t think it does the book justice! When I read the synopsis of the story I wanted to be whisked away to Paris and experience just like the characters haha. I hope I win so I can see how amazing Stephanie Perkins has written this wonderful story. <3 πŸ™‚

August 15, 2014 - 6:58 am

Sana // artsy musings of a bibliophile - Whoa, Lola’s room is something right out of India being so bright and all. I think I’ll like her.

So I guess now’s the time to admit that neither do I own any of the Perkins’ book nor I’ve ever read any. Oops.

I love contemporary and they do sound right up my alley. I even tried to read Anna last year but couldn’t get around to it. I do plan to read them this year, as well but let’s see.

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! =D

August 15, 2014 - 1:10 am

Cali W. - Thanks for the giveaway! Love that room and that hot pink desk. I love these books. <3

August 14, 2014 - 2:58 pm

Lola - I’ve heard so many good things about these books, but for some reason haven’t picked them up yet.
That bed and canopy in the picture looks gorgeous and just like Lola my room is usually messy as well. I do clean it up once in a while. btw I really like the new covers for this series, they are pretty!

August 14, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Summer - Now that I’ve seen Lola’s room, I’m more eager than ever to finally read these books. The bright pink desk, the classic movie stars on the walls, I’m thinking Lola and I will get along very well.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

August 14, 2014 - 2:03 pm

Tanya (Read. Run. Study.) - This post has me very intrigued about Lola!

I have hear so many fantastic things about these books, but I’m only just now getting my hands on Anna and the French Kiss (finally my turn at the library).

August 14, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Eileen M. - I am so happy Isla & the Happily Ever After is finally out in the world. I am a huge fan of Anna & Lola. Stephanie Perkins has done a great job weaving the characters & story lines throughout all 3 books. These books are one of my favorite series. Contemporary at it’s best.

August 14, 2014 - 8:43 am

Maria Malaveci - I have heard such great things about this series, and I want to read it so bad! Thank you so very much for the chance! I am crossing my fingers β™₯ β™₯

mmalavec(at)med(dot)umich(dot)edu

August 13, 2014 - 10:06 pm

Ann - I can’t wait to read Lola! Eek!

August 13, 2014 - 9:44 pm

Michelle - This series is the highest on my list of TBR books I don’t actually own yet! *Such* a beautiful looking trio and I know the contents match! PS: I need to find where I can buy the paint they’ve used on that desk!!

August 13, 2014 - 9:35 pm

Kelly McKay - I love this series! Can’t wait to finally get Isla in my hands! It will be hard to say goodbye to these characters πŸ™

August 13, 2014 - 9:34 pm

Kelly L. - All those pretty wigs!
If only I have the courage to wear one. ;D

August 13, 2014 - 8:01 pm

tabithasbookblog - Lola’s room is perfection!! It was actually one of my favorite parts of this book because it was one of those rare cases where the room described perfectly reflects the character. This room IS Lola. And that’s what is so great.

Have you read Isla yet? Her room is really great as well. Although it’s only described like once.

August 13, 2014 - 2:36 pm

MK - I am so excited for Isla!! Loved this post, cute concept.

August 13, 2014 - 10:49 am

Laura D - I absolutely adore this book series. So much so, in fact, that I lend them out every chance I get. It would be wonderful to have a nice, pristine collection of the three for my bookshelves, so I can continue to spread the love with a “traveling copy” for friends to borrow.

August 13, 2014 - 1:27 am

Arnie Arce - Am I the only one who haven’t read this beauties yet? I should dive in the books soon. Then share it to friends who haven’t read it yet too. (IF they haven’t read it).

The story seems great. Many positive reviews about the books. Can’t wait to read it all of it!

August 13, 2014 - 1:21 am

Amber @ YA Indulgences - This is my first time reading Anna and Lola. I finished Anna in about two and a half days. I’m reading Lola now and hope to finish tomorrow even though I don’t have Isla.

Oh my gosh! I love that you actually posted pictures of how Lola’s room looks. I recently read that section in the book and I was like “I would love that room”. I’m totally fawning over that canopy. How gorgeous! Maybe one day…

What a great giveaway! Thank you!

August 13, 2014 - 12:11 am

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - The thing that I love the most in the pictures above is the Goodnight Moon quote! I actually literally JUST finished reading that book to Marko a few minutes ago — he loves it!

August 12, 2014 - 10:07 pm

Kristin Jones - I haven’t actually read this series yet! But I am such a fan of Stephanie Perkins and her blog…I just know I will love them. Just like I enjoy this blog as well as you two ladies!

August 12, 2014 - 8:24 pm

Alexa S. - I just LOVE that you chose to show us Lola’s room! It’s seriously the coolest thing to imagine, and a very creative way to pay tribute to a super creative character. I’ve got nothing but love for this series and Stephanie Perkins, so it’s certainly fun to be hopping around the #IslaIsComing posts and see what everyone has to say!

August 12, 2014 - 6:51 pm

Sandy - That canopy is gorgeous! The first time I read both Anna and Lola, I liked Anna more but I think I might be more of a Lola fan now. Either way, Stephanie’s books are so fun! πŸ™‚

August 12, 2014 - 6:25 pm

Jenn @SeeJennRead - So so so nice of you to give these away!! I can’t wait to read Isla and share then with my 14 yr old sis who fell in love with Anna recently. πŸ™‚ I hope I win!!

August 12, 2014 - 5:46 pm

Brianie Gutierrez - This is so great! I loved reading Anna and the French Kiss, and I really want to read the rest of the series!

August 12, 2014 - 3:56 pm

Valerie Pennington - Lola is my favorite! I know there is only Anna and Lola, so far, but I think she’s awesome. I’m excited for Isla.

August 12, 2014 - 3:43 pm

Brooke - I’m so intrigued by these books! I’m almost glad that I waited long enough to read all of them at once!

August 12, 2014 - 2:47 pm

Esty @ Boarding with Books - Can you believe I’ve never read anything by Stephanie Perkins? Of course everyone’s over the moon about them, so I would love to get my hands on them… I’m sure they’re amazing! And loving those room pics- they got me more hopeful to win these(: You’ll email the winner?
Thanks so much for the chance!

August 12, 2014 - 2:45 pm

Courtney @ Courtney Reads A Lot - I’m loving this room! I would love to have that bed! I need to read this series pronto because all I hear is good things. πŸ˜€ Thanks for the giveaway!

August 12, 2014 - 2:36 pm

Justine @ paperback heart - This is so perfect! I decided not to do an Anna/Lola re-read before Isla and now I’m kicking myself because why WOULDN’T I want to re-visit these wonderful girls? I can totally picture the Lola in my head in this room.

August 12, 2014 - 1:57 pm

Lori - Can this be my bedroom!? So pretty!!

August 12, 2014 - 1:55 pm

Andrew - Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! I need to read these books because they look great(don’t know why i haven’t bought it yet) Hope i win to finally get the chance to read this trilogy πŸ™‚

August 12, 2014 - 12:55 pm

Cameran - I’ve only read Anna so far, but ohmygoodness Lola’s room is BEAUTIFUL. Very excited to finish this series. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

August 12, 2014 - 12:38 pm

mary ann - ooh! love this series so much. W e actually met Stephanie when she went here in the Philippines and it was surreal! πŸ™‚ We get to talk to her and Jarrod! Soo excited for the upcoming release of Isla and I hope that it’ll meet my expectations πŸ™‚

August 12, 2014 - 11:20 am

Gaby - I CANT wait for Isla. It’s so close!

August 12, 2014 - 11:14 am

Alyssa Perrin - I haven’t read any of the series yet, but it’s been on the top of my ‘to-be-read’ list. πŸ™‚

August 12, 2014 - 10:17 am

Krissy - I haven’t read Lola yet (just read Anna on the weekend), but this makes me more excited to read it!

August 12, 2014 - 10:12 am

Allison Grace - I can totally see that as Lola’s room! So bright, funky & chic! Thanks for hosting this giveaway! It’s my bday, so I hope I win!

August 12, 2014 - 9:56 am

Ideklinz - Oh wow! It’s like coming to life πŸ™‚ definitely see this as Lola’s room…so elaborate and full of life and color! Great job!!

August 12, 2014 - 9:53 am

Beth F - This is so cute! I am anxiously counting the days until the release of Isla. I can’t wait to read about her and Josh’s story, and every review I’ve read for it has been amazing!

August 12, 2014 - 9:52 am

Andi - I love this! And it is so totally Lola!

August 12, 2014 - 9:45 am

Devin Norwood - This is so awesome! I read Anna and Lola last year and absolutely love them. I definitely need to re-read them soon! And I’m SO excited for Isla! It gonna be amazing!

Susan Mallery Appreciation Day + Evening Stars Review/Giveaway

Yay! Welcome to Susan Mallery Appreciation Day, celebrating the romance writer who got me back into the romance genre a little over two years ago! I’m happy to spread the love and share a review of her latest, Evening Stars. (Spoiler alert: it’s really good.) To Susan, thanks for all the fun and I look […]

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March 2, 2014 - 1:53 pm

Sarah - I love settings in foreign cities! It’s like I’ve traveled somewhere new without leaving my house! πŸ™‚

February 27, 2014 - 4:01 pm

Alexa S. - EVENING STARS sounds like a wonderful book! I love that it does have romance in it, but that it also focuses on the relationship that a person has with family and with his or her self.

As for settings I love reading about? It’s always between London and New York for me. I can NEVER get enough πŸ™‚

February 27, 2014 - 7:30 am

Amy @ bookgoonie - Water always makes for fun, whether ocean, lake or river. I’d like to see more mountains.

February 26, 2014 - 4:51 pm

Ginger @ GReads! - Do I really need to answer that question?? haha of course SUMMERTIME (at the beach, lake, any body of water)! Thanks for hosting this giveaway. I have yet to read a Susan Mallery book and I need to rectify this soon.

February 26, 2014 - 1:13 pm

Julia Alvarez - To answer the giveaway question, I like reading my books in my room and most of the time whenever I wake up because the light the sun gives is cool. =)))

February 25, 2014 - 5:38 pm

Kate I. - In response to the question posed by the Rafflecopter, I most enjoy stories set in small towns.

February 25, 2014 - 12:32 pm

Kelley - To answer the rafflecopter question, I really enjoy lakeside or beachside settings.

Happy Birthday, Dawn Schafer (+ Giveaway!)

I’ve been a loyal fan of the Baby-Sitters Club series since my parents bought me a four-pack of the books back when I was in elementary school. One of my best Christmases ever! But for some reason, even though I was nothing like her, Dawn became my absolute favorite member of the club. Introduced in […]

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February 11, 2014 - 11:36 pm

Natalie @ Books, etc. - Love this post, Estelle! And hmmm, the most thoughtful birthday present I ever received was an e-reader, right when they first came out! I remember watching the Ellen show one day after school and saw it on there, and I begged my parents forever. I ended up getting one for my birthday!

February 11, 2014 - 10:56 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - I think one of the most thoughtful (funniest) birthday gifts I’ve ever received was when I turned 21. I don’t drink, so Nick (in addition to his actual gift) got me a 6-pack of Diet Cokes because “everyone has to have too much of something on their 21st birthday.” It still makes me laugh whenever I see the one bottle that I saved on my bookshelf!

February 11, 2014 - 12:18 am

Ashley @ Ashley Loves Books - Happy (belated) Birthday!! I hope it was wonderful πŸ™‚ I ADORED BSC. Whenever they popped up in my Scholastic book fair order form I was on that so fast, circling it and begging my mom haha. My favourite was Mary Anne because I felt like I was most like her–I was quiet and the secretary writer girl for all my clubs. And i secretly loved Logan haha.

To answer the question, probably the most thoughtful present I’ve ever received was from this past Christmas. a very close coworker and friend had moved recently and I wasn’t adjusting well without him- he was probably the only one I really felt comfortable with at work. So he surprised me by sending a gift that was a journal with questions and prompts for each day–it was so unexpected and lovely and personal to me.

February 9, 2014 - 12:07 am

Orchid @ The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia - Hope you had an enjoyable birthday!!! Very cool that you share a birthday with a character you love! =)

I actually have two, one from Christmas and my birthday last year (which are days apart).

One of my sisters had drawn my name for Secret Santa and she got me Blame it All on My Roots, Garth Brooks’ newest box set. I was so surprised when I opened it because she remembered how big of a fan of his I am; and how much I would love it. It was probably my favorite gift this past Christmas.

While they’ve never read Harry Potter, both my mom and dad know how much I adore this series. So for my birthday, they got me the Quidditch Team Captain sweatshirt.

February 8, 2014 - 10:23 pm

Heather - This is so fun! I was a huuuuuge BSC fan back in my younger days, and Dawn was definitely one of my favorite sitters (Stacy was the other). I love that youve shared your own fondness for the series in such a fun way, and incorporated it into a birthday celebration no less! Happy birthday to you!
As for the most thoughtful gift I’ve ever been given, far and away is the journal my dad gave me on my 20th birthday. He started it the day I was born, and wrote me a letter every year on my birthday up until my 20th. It was so touching to see his thoughts over the years of my life, and is absolutely one of my most treasure possessions.
Thank you again for the giveaway, and for the fun remembrance of my childhood reading days!

February 8, 2014 - 4:48 pm

Shelve It: February 8, 2014 (Pepper Cameo), Estelle - […] thanks to everyone who stopped by this week for the birthday giveaway! (It’s still going on so be sure to enter!) And of course all the little posts celebrating […]

February 8, 2014 - 6:11 am

Angeline - Oh and my most thoughtful present?
My Christmas and birthday presents last year and this year from my cousins have been very thoughtful but if I had to choose one, it would be from my mum a couple of Christmases ago. I’d wanted the book ‘The Pact’ for awhile and every time we went to the book shop I would mention it and she always told me to just buy it but I didn’t want her to have to spend her money for a book I didn’t even know if I’d like. The same goes for the new Taylor Swift deluxe album. I thought it would be better if I got just the normal version as it was cheaper but she could tell I wanted the deluxe one. On Christmas Day I opened up a present for her which contained ‘The Pact’, the Taylor deluxe album and ‘Safe Haven’ by Nicholas Sparks. (I had bought The Last Song previously and she remembered the author.) I never hinted at wanting her to buy any of those for me. It was more just longing from my end which I hoped would pas but she went out and did that for me. It was really special and still means a lot to me.
And that was a very wordy answer, haha.

February 8, 2014 - 6:04 am

Angeline - I’m not eligible for the third option but I’d like to tell you anyway. Mary Anne was always my favourite. I related a lot to her and one of her books was the first one I read so that probably had a lot to do with it.

I always love discovering people who love the BSC books as much as I do, even though we’re from different generations. I’m seventeen so my peers didn’t grow up reading those books. I had to search a little harder to get my hands on them, haha, but it was worth it.

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February 8, 2014 - 2:08 am

Wendy @ Book Scents - This is such an awesome post! First of all – happy belated birthday! I missed it earlier this week!! (I hope it was fantastic!!)

Secondly – OMG BSC!! I adored the series! I tried to wrangle my friends into starting a baby sitter’s club with me. (except oh yeah, there were no kids to babysit on my street) I think I identified the most with Mary Anne back in the day because I was so quiet and shy when I was younger. Also, I totally own a lot of these still! I actually just packed them up when I packed up my room at my parents’! My mom was like, these books are so old why are you keeping these. And I’m like ummm my kids are going to read this! they’re amazing! (do they still sell them?)

As far as most thoughtful birthday present, that would be from my fiance (then bf). He made a scrapbook of pictures and everything of us! It was actually really well put together and so sweet!! I was so surprised and loved it. πŸ™‚

February 8, 2014 - 1:09 am

Little Willow - Happy birthday to you both! Dawn was a great character. Mary Anne was my favorite (brown hair and a cat, check, check!) but Dawn was up there, too. So sad when she moved away.

February 7, 2014 - 11:00 pm

Jackie Lea Sommers - The BSC was my favorite! I met Ann M. Martin when I was in sixth grade, and I thought I’d died and gone to heaven. I wore a BSC t-shirt and button and clip-on earrings, lol.

February 7, 2014 - 7:04 pm

Ellie - A kitten! He was a gray tabby and I named him Fritz. πŸ™‚

February 7, 2014 - 6:31 pm

Justine @ paperback heart - Annnnd I got so wrapped in BSC memories that I totally didn’t say what my most thoughtful birthday present was. My best friend really likes to make things, and one year for my birthday she gave me a collage and a bunch of framed pictures with frames she decorated.
Or that time I got myself a kitten for my birthday. That was very thoughtful of me πŸ˜‰

February 7, 2014 - 6:26 pm

Justine @ paperback heart - Happy belated birthday! This is so much fun!
BSC was such a HUGE part of my childhood – my friends and I would play Babysitter’s Club at recess and lunch! For some reason I thought I was a Kristy, but I never shared her bossiness or love or sports. Looking back, I’d say I probably turned into a Dawn or Stacy.
I LOVED the California Diaries! It was such a great way for the readers to “grow up” with crossover series.

February 7, 2014 - 12:53 am

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - Hmmm… Most thoughtful present ever is a hard question. Probably one Valentine’s when my mom gave me a tiny silver heart pendant just like one she got from her mom when she was a little girl. πŸ™‚

Thanks for the giveaway, and happy birthday!

February 6, 2014 - 3:35 pm

Heidi @ YA Bibliophile - My sister gives me the best gifts! They’re always exactly what I would want… even if I don’t know it! This year she got me a Kate Spade tote I’ve been coveting for YEARS!

February 6, 2014 - 11:27 am

ashley - Every year my BFF gives me a themed gift and when I happened to have graduated grad school and had my birthday close to the date it was a librarian theme and it was unexpected but perfect.

February 6, 2014 - 12:52 am

Bookworm1858 - Happy birthday! I was also a huge BSC girl with Stacey being my favorite. She was so pretty and blonde, glamorous because from New York, and she loved math so we had some good overlap there.

February 5, 2014 - 10:57 pm

Rebecca - Wishing you the happiest of birthdays, Estelle! I didn’t grow up reading BSC but I do know they were a favourite among many readers growing up and even though it’s not something I was apart of, I appreciate books or series that instilled young readers with a love for books. To answer your question, I think the most thoughtful present I received was a bunch of flowers from a friend last year for my birthday. They were such a surprise and with my friend living in another state, it was so lovely that she’d remembered; it arrived on my day and made me feel mushy and loved, which is the best birthday feeling. As for this post in general, I love it. And the giveaway? You shouldn’t have, it’s your birthday, you should be the be getting spoiled…but the prizes ARE amazing. That bracelet! This might turn out to be your most dangerous post yet πŸ˜‰ Thanks for spoiling us and for making some of these open to internationals. I’ve seen your bookish cards and I would love to receive one!

February 5, 2014 - 7:38 pm

Ellice - Estelle, you have the BEST ideas. And how generous are you to be giving US something on YOUR birthday?!? <3 I STILL own all of my BSC books. I just can't bring myself to give them away because they were such a huge part of my childhood. Stacy was my favorite, but Dawn was a close second. I just thought Stacy was so cool because of her NYC style and the fact that she ALWAYS seemed to get the boys' attention πŸ™‚ And California Girls– I LOVED that Super Special. Kinda makes me want to re-read it.

Happy birthday friend. I hope you've enjoyed your day πŸ™‚

February 5, 2014 - 7:04 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - OH, I didn’t tell you my most thoughtful present. I don’t know, a friend in college always made me these really cool cards and I’ve always loved homemade stuff. I can tell you the least thoughtful present: when I was in second grade, so I guess my 8th birthday? I had just watched this terrifying show on Nickelodeon about the Elephant Man that scared the crap out of me, like I didn’t sleep for weeks. And then for my birthday my mother got me a stuff elephant. I remember being so scared/mad at her.

February 5, 2014 - 7:01 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - I love this! It’s been so long since I’ve read a BSC book, but when I saw you say Dawn Schafer on Twitter I immediately knew who it was (why can’t my memory work this well for school???). I was always partially horrified by Mallory’s enormous family while also wanting a huge family. And I definitely wanted to be Stacy with her fancy life in NYC.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TELLER!

February 5, 2014 - 6:20 pm

Kelley - I loved the BSC growing up and this post made me so nostalgic.

One of the best birthday gifts I ever got was a pair of diamond earrings from my parents right after I got into nursing school (to wear with my scrubs!). My first real diamonds ever.

February 5, 2014 - 2:59 pm

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - How cute is this! I love your prizes!
Hmmm, the most thoughtful birthday present… Probably off the top of my head is that Shane got me a fancy schmancy camera for my birthday a few years ago and it was all his idea! He totally surprised me (he’s usually too excited to keep things a secret) and it’s something I never would have bought for myself and totally amazing.

February 5, 2014 - 2:40 pm

Alexa S. - I said this to you over chat, but I think it’s worth repeating in a comment: WOMAN, YOUR GIVEAWAY IS AMAZING. I LOVE IT. I seriously LOVE IT.

Ahem. I also love the BSC! I grew up reading their books, and still own a TON (as will be evidenced in a future vlog I will post). My favorite characters were Mary-Anne (because we’re SO alike) (does this mean we’d be besties in BSC world?) and Stacey.

As for thoughtful gift on my birthday… that’s actually hard for me to remember! I think I’d go with my laptop, which I was totally surprised with. (And I’m talking about the old black Macbook that has now retired!)

February 5, 2014 - 1:28 pm

Tammy - I think it’s just great when people remember your birthday without you reminding them. As you get older I think less people tend to remember. A simple phone call or card in the mail is perfect!

February 5, 2014 - 1:10 pm

elena - i love this post so much! i’m pretty sure i read the california diaries and remember it being darker but not much else. i also like dawn because she was californian (like me!) but in everything else, she was the complete opposite.

ummmm!!!! the most thoughtful bday present i’ve received…not sure but last year, my friends got me a totoro doll which was a DREAM COME TRUE because i’ve always wanted one of them!

ALSO p.s. my fav babysitter is claudia kishi. JUST SAYIN’.

February 5, 2014 - 1:05 pm

Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit - This is so cheesy…but my most thoughtful birthday present was the engagement ring that my husband gave me on my birthday a few years ago. It’s especially thoughtful because he was trying to think of a way to surprise me and I’d always said I didn’t want to be proposed to on my birthday…and he did it anyway. And I was totally surprised.

I loved Dawn, but my fave was always Stacey – I liked her New York style, and the fact that the later books really made her question a lot of things in her life (such as, “do I really want to be dealing with the BSC all the friggin time?” =p)

February 5, 2014 - 1:04 pm

Ghenet Myrthil - Such a fun giveaway! I also LOVED the BSC growing up. As for my most thoughtful birthday present, maybe when I got my first American Girl doll? I was just so excited that Christmas. πŸ™‚

February 5, 2014 - 12:41 pm

Candice @ The Grown-Up YA - Love this! I’ll be honest: Dawn was never my favorite. I mean, I didn’t dislike her, but I just couldn’t connect with her. My favorite was, and still is, Mary Ann. It might have been because she was shy and had brown hair – just like me as a child – but for some reason I always liked her and her stories best. And, hello, she dated dreamy Southern boy Logan! πŸ™‚

Happy birthday to both you AND Dawn!

February 5, 2014 - 11:12 am

Christina @ Allodoxophobia - BSC was the best. I loved Dawn too, and also Stacey b/c I kinda wanted to be her minus the diabetes. In reality I was mostly a Mary Ann πŸ™‚ Happy happy birthday!

February 5, 2014 - 11:09 am

Sarah - I think my most thoughtful birthday gift would have been the cat I was finally allowed to get when I turned 14. Toby was amazing and became a part of my family.

February 5, 2014 - 9:21 am

Daphne - this past year, my BFF gave me a box full of stuff that she saw on my pinterest “i want it” board. πŸ™‚ it was a really great surprise

February 5, 2014 - 9:13 am

Andi - I think my most thoughtful was for my 16th birthday when I was given my cat(may she rest in peace) Oreo. I wanted a cat so bad and I was shocked when I got her. Miss her everyday.

February 5, 2014 - 9:08 am

Meg - What an absolutely delightful post — and happy birthday! I loved the BSC so hard as a kid/teen, too, though I’ll admit to not knowing about the California Diaries. I think Kristy was my favorite, but I always went back and forth. My little sister adored Claudia, and I still remember her distinctive sense of style. πŸ˜‰ Such fun to remember!

Happy 2nd Anniversary to Rather Be Reading!

Today is a super duper exciting day for us! (Well, technically November 1st was.) WE HAVE BEEN BLOGGING FOR TWO YEARS! Holy cow, you guys. Where has time gone? How have we been at this for TWO years already? As the saying goes, “Time flies when you’re having fun” and that definitely seems true when […]

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November 11, 2013 - 11:09 pm

Sunny - Congrats! *throws confetti* I totally recommend The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, it was my favorite read this year. Also, The Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter (a must), and Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell! Great giveaway, thank you!

November 10, 2013 - 12:01 pm

shay - Try “Reality Boy” by A. S. King and “Blythewood” by Carol Goodman. They’re both amazing and probably two of my favorite reads this year.

November 10, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Shayna - wow! What an amazing collection of books!

November 10, 2013 - 11:30 am

Emily @ Forever Literary - Congratulations on your two years spent blogging! It’s crazy how the time flies, and I hope your next year is full of great books and visits with each other.

Hmm, a book recommendation? I’m going to shake it up a bit and give the non-YA recommendation of The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor. I just read it for English class and it gave me ALL THE FEELS.

November 10, 2013 - 9:01 am

Shelve It: Upcoming Nook/Kindle Reads, Estelle - […] have two giveaways going on right now: 40 books for 4 winners | The Perfect Match, great romance […]

November 8, 2013 - 11:39 pm

Monica R - Congrats ladies! I recommend… A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams. Loved it!!

November 8, 2013 - 3:56 pm

Paul Jensen - Reading: fun , rewarding, mesmerizing ,thrilling sad, funny happy fulfilling unique : For the love of reading! Thanks for the chance to enter! Paul

November 8, 2013 - 7:50 am

Leah @ The Pretty Good Gatsby - YAAAAAY!!!! Congratulations! You ladies are two of my all-time favorite bloggers and I always look forward to your posts/tweets. πŸ™‚ Here’s to many, many more years <3!

November 7, 2013 - 10:49 am

Brittany @ the Book Addict's Guide - Happy 2nd anniversary, girls! I’m SO SO SO glad that I’ve gotten to know you two ladies. You’re such wonderful people, fantastic bloggers (with wonderful taste, of course) and I’ve loved reading your blog and chatting with you on Twitter! (And even meeting Estelle in NYC! Thank goodness for that!!!) Looking forward to many more years! xo

November 6, 2013 - 7:22 pm

Kim - Congrats!!! This is so exciting! Keep up the awesome work. I look forward to your posts each week!!

November 6, 2013 - 7:20 pm

Ann - Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

November 6, 2013 - 5:10 pm

Lena @ Addicted 2 Novels - HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!! You guys so cute in that picture. I look forward to more blogging, tweets, and hopefully treats in 2014. πŸ˜€

November 6, 2013 - 4:07 pm

Sarah - I love this blog! It’s one of my favorites to visit. You guys have helped me pick out numerous books and got me interested in trying Julep nail polish! Thank you for your dedication and congratulations!

November 6, 2013 - 3:32 pm

Amie - Congratulations!!!
As for Books recommendation: Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey jay,The Scarecrow King by Jill Myles, Seven realms series by Cinda Williams Chima, Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, Angelfall by Susan Ee.

November 6, 2013 - 1:43 pm

Tanya - Congrats!!! 2 years is awesome! Keep up the good work!!!!

November 6, 2013 - 12:52 pm

Angie - Congrats!! I really love this blog! How fun is it that you are so far apart yet both of you run the blog together. I liked the 5th Wave this year.. but I am sure you have read it!

November 6, 2013 - 12:51 pm

Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit - The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy. You’re welcome for all of the feels! =)

Congrats on your blogoversary – I don’t always comment, but I always read and love your reviews and fun posts (the nail polish ones are awesome!). Can’t wait to continue talking Zac Efron with you in Year 3!

November 6, 2013 - 2:46 am

Alexa Y. - HAPPY BLOGGING BIRTHDAY MAGAN & ESTELLE! *throws confetti* *hands over cupcakes + drinks* I am so honored to have gotten to know you two, and develop a friendship that exists apart from the bookish world our blogs reside in. You two are such wonderful people and great examples of what I love to see in the book blogging community. You both inspire me constantly with how creative, fun and unique your posts and reviews are! Congratulations again and I love you both xo

November 5, 2013 - 11:38 pm

Olivia - Congratulations!!! Love reading your blog because you guys always have something interesting to say. Keep blogging, and happy reading!

November 5, 2013 - 11:18 pm

Gaby - Wow! Congratulations! I’m obsessed with Neil Gaiman & Rainbow Rowell right now so I don’t think they need me recommending them. But seriously happy 2 year anniversary, guys! πŸ™‚

November 5, 2013 - 10:53 pm

Kelly - Congrats on the anniversary! Savvy (and it’s sequel) by Ingrid Law, Inkheart (and the series) by Cornelia Funke, Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaimen, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelo, The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery, and So You Want to be a Wizard (and the series) by Diane Duane.

November 5, 2013 - 10:45 pm

Emmah - “Flat-Out Love” by: Jessica Park!

November 5, 2013 - 10:45 pm

Em - Happy Blogoversary! Thanks so much for sharing this amazing giveaway.

November 5, 2013 - 10:43 pm

Tami - Congratulations! I’m currently reading Deadly Heat so I would recommend that, especially if you watch Castle.

November 5, 2013 - 10:43 pm

Orchid @ The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia - Congrats on two years of blogging! =) Too many new books for me to recommend one, so, I’m going to recommend an old favorite, The Dark Lord of Derkholm by Diana Wynne Jones since I just finished re-reading it.

November 5, 2013 - 10:40 pm

Lisa - Will you read The Monstrumologist, please? It’s kinda dark but methinks you will love the maturity and general awesomeness of it.

CONGRATS TO TWO YEARS!! oxo

November 5, 2013 - 10:24 pm

Emma @ Hopeful Happiness - I just became a new parent earlier this month so my book recommendation is really more for Magan. While pregnant I read just about everything I could get my hands on. I was pretty terrified of giving birth and found that the book Natural Hospital Birth: The Best of Both Worlds by Cynthia Gabriel was incredibly comforting. I actually found myself thinking of random phrases from the book while in labor. I think it’s a book that is fantastic and helpful even if you don’t necessarily want a natural birth.

I would also recommend Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn: The Complete Guide. I learned so much from that book!

Congrats on blogging for 2 years! That is awesome!!

November 5, 2013 - 10:21 pm

Colleen - Happy Blogoversary! Wow, two years is a long time. That’s great. I’m reading Until It Hurts To Stop right now and it’s pretty good, but I’m behind in reading it so most people have probably already read it.

November 5, 2013 - 9:36 pm

Lisa - Two years! This is one of my favorite blogs and I’m so happy to have it to read. I love everything you girls do. Keep it up!

Book recommendations are always so hard because I want to tell people to read EVERYTHING. One of my favorite books this year was In the Shadow of Black Birds by Cat Winters. It’s sooo good. Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone was also very good. And oh my god. I finished The Fault in Our Stars a week ago and loooved it. I was putting it off because of the hype and it being a β€œcancer book” and everything, but it’s so worth it. I mean, I was probably the last person to read it, but on the off chance that one or both of you haven’t, it’s definitely worth the time (and tears!).

November 5, 2013 - 9:03 pm

Randi M - Happy blogoversary! πŸ™‚ Two years is a loooong time! Winger is one of my all-time faves as well, and I can’t wait to read more from Andrew Smith.

I recommend Reality Boy & Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King.

November 5, 2013 - 8:40 pm

Sara (of The Page Sage) - Happy blogoversary, ladies!! Congrats!

November 5, 2013 - 8:21 pm

Ambur - I can never just think of one book to recommend (plus, you might have read just the one :P), so I’m gonna give a couple of books that I’ve read and absolutely loved!

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness—such a beautiful story about dealing with serious illness and loss
Second Chance Summmer by Morgan Matson (or Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour)—seriously I LOVE Morgan Matson!! She’s amazing and her stories are so beautiful, funny, and REAL!
The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen—I’m a Dessen fan, and this one happens to be my ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE of all of her books that I’ve read…it’s so amazing, seriously…Love it!
Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton (and the rest of the Goblin Wars trilogy)—this trilogy just doesn’t get nearly enough love. πŸ˜› It’s one of my favourites, and it’s just so unique and wonderful! The characters and writing are fabulous, and it’s one of those trilogies that you’ll love right to the very end.

…and my final suggestion, Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren (and the rest of the Beautiful Bastard Series)—this one’s an adult series, but it’s SOOO good! The characters are awesome, the chemistry is phenomenal, and the humour is spectacular! I love books that make me feel all warm and gushy with feelings, but also make me laugh (as a side note, Alice Clayton’s Wallbanger is another book that fits this!).

Okay! Hopefully one of those sounds good to either of you, and you haven’t read them all! ;D Happy reading, and Congratulations on your 2nd Blogaversary!!!! πŸ˜€
HAPPY READING!
Ambur

November 5, 2013 - 6:27 pm

Mandy R - My last 5* book was Anna Dressed in Blood. The Darkest Minds is also very good.

November 5, 2013 - 5:24 pm

Chenise J. - Congrats on your two year blogoversary! Such an awesome feat! If you haven’t read Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas, I’d definitely recommend this one. Great mystery!

November 5, 2013 - 4:47 pm

Sarah k - Happy two year anniversary! I would recommend Grave Mercy by R.L LaFevers and For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund.

November 5, 2013 - 3:19 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - Congrats ladies! What a great accomplishment and an adorable picture of you guys. Here’s to many more years!

November 5, 2013 - 3:06 pm

molly @ wrapped up in books - Congratulations! It’s easy to get burnt out on blogging and I love how you both have kept it fresh with engaging, original content and thoughtful reviews.

November 5, 2013 - 2:40 pm

Melanie L - I am so happy for you guys, seriously this is one of my favorite blog sites so congrats! =)

November 5, 2013 - 2:14 pm

Tammy - Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff

November 5, 2013 - 1:33 pm

Summer - Congratulations on your anniversary! I love the blog, I’m forever finding great new reads thanks to you. As far as a recommendation, I don’t know if you’ve read it, but I just finished Fangirl, and I adored everything about it, the characters were remarkably real.

November 5, 2013 - 1:25 pm

Kelly G. - Happy blogoversary!

Book recommendation? Red Rising by Pierce Brown totally lived up to all the hype.

November 5, 2013 - 1:15 pm

Ami - I’m not a frequent commenter but wanted to chime in and say congrats on 2 years! I love the blog. Ever since discovering it my Goodreads “to-read” list has been very long!

November 5, 2013 - 12:33 pm

Justine @ paperback heart - YAAAY! Congratulations on two fabulous years!
My recommendation is Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick. It was one of my favorite books this year and tons of fun.

November 5, 2013 - 12:04 pm

Amanda @ Hell-Bent to Read - *pops champagne* HAPPY 2 YEARS!

This just reminded me that my 1 year is coming up. EEP! Anyway. This is exciting, as RBR is one of my favorite blogs, and you two are some of my favorite people. Congratulations!

November 5, 2013 - 10:43 am

Rachel - *throws confetti* Happy anniversary!!! I can’t believe you guys have been blogging for two years. It’s been so great getting to know you two, both IRL and online (Magan, I need to meet you sometime!) and I’m really glad I have your friendship. Your blog has always been one of my favorites and I can’t wait to see what the future brings for you and your blog. Congrats guys! Oh. And a book recommendation? Hmm. The last book I loved was Personal Effects by E. M. Kokie, so I guess I’d recommend that if you haven’t read it yet!

November 5, 2013 - 10:37 am

Jen - I don’t comment a lot, but I love your blog. Thanks for all teh great reading recs!

November 5, 2013 - 10:33 am

Jess @ Gone with the Words - First, CONGRATULATIONS on an amazing two years. Second, I’m so happy I’ve been able to get to know each of you more and more these past two years. Estelle, we so need to meet in person soon because I feel only half complete having only met Magan. πŸ™‚ Third! Please continue sharing your thoughtful, fun reviews with us. NEVER STOP. NEVEEEEER! πŸ˜€

November 5, 2013 - 10:26 am

Jackie Lea Sommers - You two are the best! And what a fun giveaway!!!

November 5, 2013 - 9:56 am

Lucy @ The Reading Date - Happy 2 years! I’m not the best commenter but your blog is one of my faves and I love your taste in books. Choosing Winger and Openly Straight as your favorite reads just proves my point. Keep having fun with your blog!

November 5, 2013 - 9:51 am

ash - Two years! And I feel like I’ve been around from the beginning, which makes me even happier for you two! All the congrats! As for a book rec, Aristole and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, owns my heart.

November 5, 2013 - 9:48 am

Jen @ Pop! Goes The Reader - Wishing you both the warmest and happiest of anniversaries! Rather Be Reading was one of the first blogs I discovered when I first launched Pop! Goes The Reader and I’ll always remember how welcoming and supportive both of y’all were to me. Words can’t express how thankful I was, and still am, for that. Both of you consistently write some of my favourite reviews and are two of the kindest, sweetest bloggers I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet πŸ˜€ Here’s to many more happy years!

November 5, 2013 - 9:47 am

Jessi - Happy 2 years πŸ™‚ I’m new to the book review/blogging world but I’m so glad I stumbled across your blog. Because of y’all (and several other great blogs), my to-read list on Goodreads is constantly expanding and I’m still not sure when I’ll actually be able to read all of the books I’ve put on there. Looking forward to many more posts and reviews from you ladies!

November 5, 2013 - 9:27 am

Meg - Happy, happy two years — an awesome accomplishment! Hope there are many more to come. πŸ™‚

November 5, 2013 - 9:20 am

alice-jane - Love, love your blog! Congrats to two years of Rather be Reading and I’m looking forward to a bunch more!

November 5, 2013 - 9:07 am

Jamie - Happy 2 years!! Loved getting to know you both in these 2 years!! πŸ™‚

November 5, 2013 - 9:05 am

Daphne - Love you guys! Congrats on 2 years! As for a book rec…I don’t know if I can think of something you guys haven’t read yet. Let me go with Beth Harbison, an adult author that I read for the first time this summer & then immediately had to go and find every books she’s written. Best of luck to your personal life & your blogging future!

November 5, 2013 - 9:03 am

Bookworm1858 - Congrats on 2 years-that is such an exciting accomplishment to celebrate! For book recommendation, how about Elizabeth C. Bunce’s StarCrossed? I feel like this fantasy didn’t get the love it deserves (also sequel Liar’s Moon.)

November 5, 2013 - 8:43 am

Ginger @ GReads! - Happy 2 years, Ladies! Hard to believe it’s been that long already.. I still remember discovering your blog & then not long after meeting Magan in person πŸ™‚ Thank you, both, for always writing such sincere thoughtful posts. And, thank you for your friendships <3

November 5, 2013 - 8:39 am

Indigo Wayworth - One of my favourite reads of the year was WILD AWAKE, which I see in the pile! But to everyone that hasn’t read it, do it now!

November 5, 2013 - 8:39 am

Stormy - Happy blog birthday! So glad to see Rather Be Reading turn another year old. As for book recommendations, hmm, it’s difficult. The first one I thought of was This Song Will Save Your Life, by that’s obviously been read all ready. Ooh, got one–The Book Thief! Most people have already read it but seems like a good book recommendation since the movie is coming out so soon.

November 5, 2013 - 8:18 am

Kimmy - Congratulations! I’m celebrating my 3 year blog anniversary this month and it’s nuts how the time flies!

Hmm a book recommendation…I have to say Vicious, by Victoria Schwab. It’s hands-down one of the best books I’ve read this year. It’s so so so good!!

November 5, 2013 - 8:11 am

Betty - 2 years you guys!!! Congratulations! I love your blog and am a pretty big fan of both of yours. You make a great team and it is obvious how well you work together. Keep it going!! πŸ™‚ Book rec you ask??…. *grin* Well… I would say Alice in Zombieland, but Estelle READ IT!! Woooo!! SLATED- have you guys read it yet?? *tsk tsk* Otherwise- Rule by Jay Crownover– you need the tattoos and piercings… yes yes, you do.