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Our Half Year Report + a Summer Book Giveaway

Estelle and I crossed the six-month blogging hurdle in May. How have six months already flown by? Oh, the books we’ve read and the people we’ve met. Everything about being a book blogger is pretty flippin’ fantastic. There are a couple reasons for today’s post. We want to: – reflect on the bookish resolutions we […]

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June 14, 2012 - 10:53 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Congratulations on your half year anniversary! (As I am now going through blog posts, I will, for sure, be commenting like crazy, so you have been warned, lol). Anyway, if I had to choose which books I would want to win…

1. Second Chance Summer
2. You Have Seven Messages
3. The Survival Kit

I love you girls! So glad we’re friends <3

June 14, 2012 - 10:34 am

Marilyn H - Congrats! Just found you! I would choose the following 3 books:
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi, The Princesses of Iowa by Molly Backes, You Have Seven Messages by Stewart Lewis
Thanks!

June 12, 2012 - 4:36 pm

Caroline R. - I’d like to win Second Chance Summer, The Survival Kit, and … well I don’t really want a third, I just really really want those two, and hope I get them πŸ™‚

June 11, 2012 - 10:08 pm

Shelve It: 6/10/2012 - […] Our halfway report giveaway. Ginger at GReads is hosting a Jennifer Echols giveaway! …plus a copy of From What I Remember thanks to the authors! Tara from Fiction Folio is hosting a Jessi Kirby giveaway! […]

June 11, 2012 - 5:34 pm

Dusty F - Thanks for the great giveaway!
I would choose:
Second Chance Summer
Insurgent
Pandemonium

June 11, 2012 - 3:59 pm

Yiling - Congrats! I would love to win:
Unbreak My Heart by Melissa Walker
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi and
Insurgent by Veronica Roth

June 11, 2012 - 2:43 pm

Randi M - I have the hardest time not buying books as well…My bookshelf is stacked full with books in front of each other. When my husband complains, I tell him there are much worse things I could be addicted to. πŸ˜‰

Thank you for the giveaway!!! So many choices! πŸ˜‰ I would choose Unbreak My Heart, Second Chance Summer, and Don’t Let Me Go.

June 10, 2012 - 10:46 pm

LisaILJ - I would choose:
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
The Princesses of Iowa by Molly Backes
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

thanks for the giveaway!

June 7, 2012 - 1:46 pm

Kimmie M. - Thanks for awesome giveaway! πŸ™‚

I’d choose:
The Princess of Iowa
Second Chance Summer
Shatter Me

June 6, 2012 - 2:50 pm

Paige - Just wanted to stop by and let you know that I made this post too, with full credit to you guys though =) Here’s the link:

http://paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/2012/06/half-year-report.html

~Paige @ Comfort Books

June 4, 2012 - 4:01 pm

Teresa - insurgent, pandemonium, and shatter me

June 4, 2012 - 11:32 am

Rabiah - Thanks for the amazing giveaway! I’d pick

1) You Have Seven Messages
2) The Survival Kit
3) Pandemonium

June 4, 2012 - 11:31 am

stacie puett - i would love,
Pandemonium
Unbreak my Heart
Second Chance Summer

June 3, 2012 - 7:37 pm

Angie - I would like

The Survival Kit
Insurgent
Pandemonium

June 3, 2012 - 5:34 pm

Bonnie R. - 1. Insurgent
2. The Survival Kit
3. Second Chance Summer

Awesome giveaway, thanks so much for the opportunity! πŸ™‚

June 3, 2012 - 2:50 pm

brookea_2006 - Thanks for the awesome giveaway, and congrats on 6 months! If I win, I’d love: 1) You Have Seven Messages, 2) Shatter Me, and 3) Unbreak My Heart.

June 2, 2012 - 6:59 pm

Jasmine Rose - Sorry if that last comment made it seem like I didn’t want you guys around for longer than 6 months because I really do πŸ˜›

June 2, 2012 - 6:58 pm

Jasmine Rose - Oooh, tough choice, but I think I’d go with Second Chance Summer, Shatter Me, and Pandemonium.
Congrats on 6 months too πŸ˜€ I look forward to the next half year reading your posts :]

June 2, 2012 - 6:33 pm

Cari - I’d LOVE to win Princess of Iowa, Insurgent, and Second Chance Summer. Pretty please and thank you!

June 2, 2012 - 1:39 pm

JennyC - You Have Seven Messages by Stewart Lewis
Unbreak My Heart by Melissa Walker
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

June 2, 2012 - 10:53 am

Cialina - Yay! Congrats on the six months. πŸ˜€ I can’t believe it’s only been that long.

I’d love to win Insurgent, Don’t Let Me Go, and Unbreak My Heart.

June 2, 2012 - 1:57 am

Elise - I would love to win:
Unbreak My Heart by Melissa Walker
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
The Survival Kit by Donna Freitas
Thanks for the giveaway! πŸ™‚

June 2, 2012 - 1:36 am

Stella Maris - 1) Shatter Me
2) Dreamland Social Club
3) The Comeback Season

Thanks for the giveaway!

June 1, 2012 - 10:54 pm

Joy - Yay for six months! You guys have read some awesome books in this time. Of course, now you make us have the difficult choice…I’d love to read Princesses of Iowa, Survival Kit, and Unbreak My Heart. Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

June 1, 2012 - 5:08 pm

Shana @ABookVacation - Thanks for this chance to win! Good luck on your goals!

1. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
2. Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
3. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

May 31, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase - Oh, and if no one has mentioned it yet – you could read something by Markus Zusak for a Z author for your review list! I haven’t read anything by him but I’ve heard that The Book Thief is fantastic. I also want to read his other book, I am the Messenger.

May 31, 2012 - 4:16 pm

Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase - Congrats on 6 months!! I just hit the 4-month mark myself a couple of weeks ago. You guys seem like you’ve been blogging forever, though – your blog is so polished and professional!

I loved reading all your goals! It seems like you’re doing good so far, and you can do it!!! I won’t be entering the giveaway because I’ll be on vacation when it ends and won’t be able to respond to emails and such in a timely manner, but that’s such a kind thing for you guys to do! I hope to have one on my blog soon as well!

Good luck in your next 6 months and beyond!

May 30, 2012 - 4:10 pm

margie c {the bumble girl} - Yay, happy 6 months to you both! How fun! Thank you for sharing your goals and for being so honest with them too! I have such a hard time keeping to my goals, lol, it’s good to see that even the bestest bookies slip too πŸ™‚
I am excited for:
1. Second Chance Summer
2. Pandemonium
3. Unbreak My Heart
Thanks for the giveaway too! Happy reading πŸ™‚

May 30, 2012 - 4:02 pm

Kaitlyn Weaver - Pandemonium, Insurgent, & Shatter Me! πŸ˜€

May 30, 2012 - 3:38 pm

Kristen - 1. Mister Death’s Blue Eyed Girls
2. Unbreak My Heart
3. You Have Seven Messages

Thanks for the giveaway!

May 30, 2012 - 2:30 am

Megan @ Books-andTeacups - I’m not entering (don’t live in the US) but I just wanted to say congratulations on your six months!! How exciting! Also, this post is awesome for showing me some new books πŸ˜‰ thank you!

May 29, 2012 - 11:09 pm

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - Happy 6 months, girls! That’s so exciting! And way to keep up on your blogging resolutions. πŸ™‚ They say holding yourself accountable makes things happen. πŸ™‚ Keep up the good work! I’d love to win:

1. Insurgent
2. Dreamland social Club
3. The Princesses of Iowa

Thanks for hosting such a wonderful giveaway!

May 29, 2012 - 10:19 pm

Emily - I’ve been stalking your blog and haven’t said anything before now, but I just wanted to let you guys know that I think you’re doing so amazing and I love it. Keep up the good work!

It’s so hard to chose between all these amazing books, but I’m going to go with:

1. Unbreak My Heart by Melissa Walker
2. You Have Seven Messages by Stewart Lewis
3. Don’t Let Me Go by J.H. Trumble

May 29, 2012 - 10:16 pm

Sharon @ Fictionally Inclined - Congratulations on 6 months! That’s so exciting! You both are so wonderful and professional and organized; I forget you’ve only been around a couple months longer than I have.

As for my book picks, I’d have to go with Shatter Me (already read it, of course, but SO MUCH LOVE), Second Chance Summer, and Princesses of Iowa.

May 29, 2012 - 9:46 pm

Hannah Henson - 100 books is such a great goal, ladies! Im really jealous of y’alls aweso,e book reading skills!
Three books I’d like to have?!
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
You Have Seven Messages by Stewart Lewis

May 29, 2012 - 9:26 pm

Nisha - Oh! This is exciting!

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
The Survival Kit by Donna Freitas
Don’t Let Me Go by JH Trumble

Thanks!

May 29, 2012 - 8:20 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - I got all excited and started to enter, then realized it’s US only. Sorry — can you remove my entries? Next time I’ll read the instructions properly πŸ˜‰

May 29, 2012 - 8:08 pm

VeganYANerds - Congrats on your 6 mth blogiversary! It’ll be ours next month, yay!

You’re both doing so well with your bookish goals, and there are books in each of your favourites that I still want to read as well!

May 29, 2012 - 7:14 pm

Melissa Sue - I think I would like to read Dreamland Social Club, Pandemonium and Mr. Death’s.

May 29, 2012 - 6:22 pm

Paige - I like the idea of this half way post! I might steal the idea, but with full credit of course! =) The three books I want to win are Second Chance Summer, Unbreak My Heart, and Princess of Iowa! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

May 29, 2012 - 6:22 pm

Amy @ bookgoonie - I don’t think I’ve read any of them. *taps fingers* Decision, Decisions. This is very generous of you guys. Thanks.

The Comeback Season
Second Chance Summer
Insurgent

May 29, 2012 - 4:05 pm

Morgan - Unbreak My Heart by Melissa Walker
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
The Survival Kit by Donna Freitas

May 29, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Laura F - I’d love to win Second Chance Summer, Pandemonium and Shatter me!

May 29, 2012 - 1:51 pm

Heather @ Putting Pen to Page - Unbreak My Heart

The Princess of Iowa

Pandemonium

Suggestions for Missing letters:
Samantha Young
Quinn Loftis (kinda cheating with the Q there, but…)

That’s all I got on the Kindle that goes with those letters πŸ™‚

May 29, 2012 - 1:23 pm

Rachel - Mister Death’s Blue Eyed Girls, The Survival Kit and The Princesses of Iowa.

Great giveaway!! πŸ™‚

May 29, 2012 - 1:22 pm

kristina shields - shatter me, pandemonium, and insurgent

May 29, 2012 - 1:01 pm

mary @mysistersbookshelf.com - Y’all are both doing so well! You should review the book thief for a “Z”!

I’m interested in Dreamland Social Club, Second Chance Summer, and Shatter Me!

May 29, 2012 - 10:51 am

Dani Nguyen - Congrats on 6 months & thanks for the giveaway! The 3 books I’d choose are Pandemonium, Second Chance Summer, and The Comeback Season.

May 29, 2012 - 10:24 am

Regina - What a great giveaway! There are so many great books, it is hard to narrow it down to 3, I think I would choose the Mistresses of Iowa, Mister Death’s Blue Eyed Girls, and Second Chance Summer.

May 29, 2012 - 10:04 am

Vivien - Congrats!!!

Unbreak My Heart by Melissa Walker
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
Dreamland Social Club by Tara Altebrando

May 29, 2012 - 9:25 am

elena - CONGRATS ON YOUR SIX MONTHS!!!! The only one I can think of for Z is Gabrielle Zevin? I haven’t actually read any of her books but I’ve heard generally good things. Ahaha, Estelle, my goal was similar to yours in that for every 5 YA book I would read, I would read an adult. THAT DID NOT WORK OUT. Also, good luck on writing!! πŸ™‚

Also hm! Books I would pick: Unbreak My Heart, Second Chance Summer, and Pandemonium.

May 29, 2012 - 9:20 am

Melissa Morris - 1. Shatter Me
2. Pandemonium
3. Unbreak My Heart

May 29, 2012 - 9:13 am

Ginger @ GReads! - It’s hard to believe the two of you have only been blogging for 6 months. It feels so much longer than that. Plus the work you have to show for it appears to be from someone who’s been blogging a lot longer as well. I love this home you’ve created here! The book blogging community definitely needs more of people like the two of you in it πŸ™‚

I am also way embarrassed to admit the number of books I’ve read this year compared to y’all, haha. Thanks for being a part of my Summer feature with me!

May 29, 2012 - 8:58 am

Melissa - Congrats ion hitting the 6 month mark!! I’d love to read You Have Seven Messages by Stewart Lewis, Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi and
Insurgent by Veronica Roth

May 29, 2012 - 8:58 am

Hemborgwife - Super exciting I have loved reading your reviews and finding new authors!
The three books that sound good to me are:
1. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
2. Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
3. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

May 29, 2012 - 8:37 am

Mundie Moms - Congratulations on your milestone! That is so exciting! You ladies are wonderful!! Love you guys!

May 29, 2012 - 8:04 am

Em (Love YA Lit) - Yeah! Goals! Checking in is always good. I think of your half year favorites, the ones I’m most excited to read are The Comeback Season and Mister Death’s Blue Eyed Girls. I’m also interested in Unbreak My Heart and Second Chance Summer because I’ve heard nothing but GOOD about them both!

Anniversary Giveaway Winner

A quick post to announce the winner of our Meet-aversary Giveaway! Thanks to everyone who entered! ( Drum roll please! ) Congrats to Joy! I’m going to send you an email just in case you don’t see this and we’ll have your copy of John Green’s latest in your hands very soon! Hope you all […]

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March 3, 2012 - 5:27 pm

Joy - Yay! Just saw your email as I was leaving work today.

*doing a happy dance*

Thanks so much for such an awesome giveaway!

Estelle & Magan’s Meet-aversary! (Sap + Book Giveaway)

If you ever checked out our ABOUT page, you may already know that Magan and I met at one of my best friends’ weddings back in February of last year. I was a bridesmaid visiting Austin for the second time (and a week out from my own wedding). Magan was the lovely photographer that my […]

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March 2, 2012 - 9:21 pm

Jasmine Rose - Also, did I forget to mention that those pictures are fabulous? Because they are :]

March 2, 2012 - 2:45 pm

VeganYANerds - Oops, I forgot to include the answer: Will Grayson, Will Grayson πŸ˜‰

March 2, 2012 - 9:23 am

margie c {the bumble girl} - (ducking!) I have yet to read any of John Green’s books! I know, what’s wrong with me, lol! However, I do have this one on my TBR πŸ™‚

Such a sweet ‘how-we-met’ story! You really never know where you’ll find your besties! Happy Anniversary! Enjoy!

March 2, 2012 - 9:10 am

Rachel - I’ve never read a John Green book before but I keep hearing a lot of good things. Thanks for the great giveaway! And.. happy anniversary! πŸ™‚

March 1, 2012 - 4:02 am

Catherine S. - I actually haven’t read any John Green’s book. I hope this book will be the first! πŸ˜€ Thanks for the giveaway.

February 29, 2012 - 1:01 pm

Ileana A. - This would be my first John Green book!!
The photos are soooo beautiful!! Congrats girls!!

February 29, 2012 - 12:59 pm

Justine H. - Oh my what fabulous photos! But what more is what a wonderful story of you guys. Such an interesting one too πŸ™‚
The first John Green book I read was An Abundance of Katherines, which unfortunately I did not love so much. But the rest were so gooooood! So good!!!

February 29, 2012 - 12:56 pm

Robert Zimmermann - I haven’t read any yet….but I’ve been told I must read some of his books. This is a great way to get the chance, thanks πŸ™‚

February 28, 2012 - 3:45 pm

Jasmine Rose - Okay, no throwing rotten fruit, but I haven’t actually read any JG yet. I’m thinking either Will Grayson, Will Grayson or The Fault in Our Stars will be my first, though.

February 28, 2012 - 1:59 pm

Joy - My first John Green book was Looking for Alaska as part of the Forbidden Book Club, and I absolutely adored it!

February 27, 2012 - 2:54 pm

Bernice - It’s really fascinating how two people can become such good friends after realizing they share a particular interest. The photos are really beautiful. Thank you for being so kind and hosting this giveaway. I have read 2 John Green books before but i haven’t purchased TFIOS simply because in a review i read it was mentioned that it involves someone who has cancer and my grandfather died because of cancer while my mother just battled cancer aswell. But i guess i’m emotionally stable to read about someone with/battling cancer now :). God Bless xxx

February 26, 2012 - 8:58 pm

Lisa - I’ve never read any of John Green’s books, yet. But I’ve read reviews saying its a great read.

Thanks for offering the giveaway! Happy “Anniversary”!

February 26, 2012 - 7:42 pm

Melissa - My first John Green book was An Abundance of Katherines and, since then, I’ve read everything he’s ever written! I’ve borrowed them all from the library, so I actually don’t own any of his books. The Fault in Our Stars was my favourite though!

P.S. I can’t find whether or not your giveaway includes Canada (if it does US only, my apologies!)

February 26, 2012 - 5:48 pm

In My Mailbox (8) | Rather Be Reading | Two Busy Girls Who Always Find Time For a Book - […] Book we’re giving away… The Fault in Our Stars by John Green [Goodreads | AmazonΒ | Enter Giveaway] […]

February 26, 2012 - 9:41 am

Aik - I haven’t had the chance to read John Green’s books, though I’ve heard a great deal about them. Hopefully this one will be my first! πŸ™‚

February 26, 2012 - 8:29 am

Justine - I have yet to read a John Green book! I never know where to start with authors who have many acclaimed works.

February 26, 2012 - 5:03 am

Daisy - And then I saw the question, lol! I’ve never read a John Green book before, but after all the gushing I’ve heard about the Fault In Our Stars, I think I should start getting exciting about this author as well πŸ™‚

February 26, 2012 - 5:01 am

Daisy - Happy anniversary!! The story of how you met is so sweet and the pictures are amazing! πŸ˜€ I especially love the outtakes πŸ™‚
Thanks so much for the giveaway!

February 25, 2012 - 10:14 pm

Sharon @ Fictionally Inclined - I have yet to read a John Green book, actually. I know. It’s horrible! Looking for Alaska has been on my list for years, but I have yet to read it. I have recently decided that The Fault in Our Stars is going to be my first. It sounds really good and has gotten great reviews. I can’t wait! I’m in 20th (or so) place for it at my library. It would be cooler to win it, though. πŸ˜€

February 25, 2012 - 10:14 pm

Sharon @ Fictionally Inclined - I have yet to read a John Green book, actually. I know. It’s horrible! Looking for Alaska has been on my list for years, but I have yet to read it. I have recently decided that The Fault in Our Stars is going to be my first. It sounds really good and has gotten great reviews. I can’t wait! I’m waiting not-so-impatiently for The Fault in Our Stars. I’m in 20th (or so) place for it at my library. It would be cooler to win it, though. πŸ˜€

February 25, 2012 - 9:01 pm

VeganYANerds - I’ve always loved your how-we-met story because I love hearing of 2 ppl meeting somewhere and becoming friends like that! And I’m so glad you guys did because you’re both awesome and I’ve enjoyed chatting with you guys on via blogging & twitter! <3

February 25, 2012 - 5:00 pm

Julie Kenkel - hahaha Estelle, I AM TOTALLY PROUD, is right!! I love you and Magan to pieces!

February 25, 2012 - 4:49 pm

Anna - LOVE THIS STORY!!!

February 25, 2012 - 3:12 pm

andrea b - The pictures are lovely!

My first John Green book was Looking for Alaska!
I’m starting to read An Abundance of Katherines (it’s the one that I’m missing – they are all awesome).

February 25, 2012 - 2:59 pm

Andrea @ Bookstalkers - Looking for Alaska! πŸ™‚

February 25, 2012 - 2:22 pm

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - I’ve never read a John Green book, just the short story of his in “Let It Snow,” which I loved. Thanks for the awesome giveaway, and happy meet-aversary!

February 25, 2012 - 1:34 pm

Jessie - Fabulous photos! Your “meet-cute” is pretty adorable, too. Happy meet-aversary and hurray for John Green! (PS: The book is hanklerfished, too, if that means anything to any Vlogbrother fans)

February 25, 2012 - 1:02 pm

Kristen - Believe it or not, but I have yet to read a John Green book…. hopefully this will be my first! :))

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! ♥

February 25, 2012 - 1:02 pm

Ginger @ GReads! - Gosh I love everything about this post. The story of how y’all met & fell in love (haha!) really makes my heart smile πŸ™‚ Finding friends in the most unexpected ways is the best. The two of you run such an incredible blog that keeps me coming back for more and more. I adore you two, so much! So thankful y’all met and started this wonderful place or else I would have never known the two of you ladies.

P.S. those out-take photos at the bottom are priceless. LOVE that.

February 25, 2012 - 12:58 pm

Rayna - I’ve only read one John Green book (Looking for Alaska), and from all the reviews I’ve read, one is certainly not enough.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

–Rayna

PS The pictures are absolutely beautiful!

Catching Jordan Contest Winner Announcement

Hi friends! Whelp, it’s past midnight, which was the cutoff for our first giveaway. I put together a little video to choose the winner for a brand spanking new copy of Catching Jordan. And well, let’s just agree that it was not super high-tech, but it was fun. (And also please remember that it’s after […]

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January 15, 2012 - 6:01 pm

Magan: In My Mailbox (2) | Rather Be Reading | Two Busy Girls Who Always Find Time For a Book - […] announced the winner of our first giveaway. Congratulations to […]

January 7, 2012 - 11:18 pm

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - Congratulations, Ashley! πŸ™‚

January 7, 2012 - 5:54 pm

Layla - Aw, sad I didn’t win but congrats, Ashley!

January 7, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Sharon (Fictionally Inclined) - Congratulations, Ashley! Hope you enjoy Catching Jordan; it’s a great read! πŸ™‚

Book Report: Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

Today we are diving into another BOOK REPORT, a feature that we share every month. We both read the same book, chat about it, and post it here. With minor spoilers, we introduce Miranda Kenneally’s awesome debut novel, Catching Jordan. Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally Release Date: December 1, 2011 Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire Pages: 288 […]

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July 12, 2014 - 1:36 pm

Judith - Hi you lovely ladies! I still haven’t caught up on commenting on your blog but I just finished this book and I just HAD to see what you said about it – and I totally agree with what you said. I especially love how complex this book turned out to be, because like you said, I was NOT expecting things to happen the way they did. The whole Ty thing threw me off, which was annoying because I honestly did NOT like him. I get it, he’s been through hell, but he was so controlling and I didn’t trust him at all. One of my favorit things is how you mention the family relationship, because YES to that. As terrible as her dad was at first, I like that he really does care about Jordan, and I love the relationship with her mom and brother as well. Another one of my favorite parts was Jordan’s relationship with all the guys, because IT WAS SO SWEET! Did I just write an entire review in your comments? Maybe. But you said great things and I agree with almost all of them. (exceptfor Ty. I really don’t like him.) Can’t wait to read ALL of MK’s books!

June 21, 2014 - 9:02 am

Shelve it: Saturday and Summer - […] Last Summer by Johanna Philbin Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally (My original copy got rained on.) Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally […]

October 3, 2013 - 9:01 am

Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles - […] loved Ashtyn’s drive to propel her football career (she should be pals with Jordan from Catching Jordan), and how she was so into the sport in the first place because of her dad. Derek’s secret […]

February 19, 2013 - 12:01 am

Top 10 Tuesday: Best Families in Contemporary YA - […] 1. Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally: I just reread this book last week, and one of my main takeaways was Jordan’s mom and brother. Jordan is kind of a tomboy who is always thinking about football and her opportunities to play in college. Her mom is at every single one of her games, supporting her, as well as subtly trying to get Jordan to embrace her girly and creative sides. Jordan’s brother, Mike, already plays football in college and is at home whenever he can, pushing Jordan to play her best. When she finally shows interest in a guy, he’s totally excited for her (protective too) and wants her to go for it. (Sidenote: even Jordan’s dad who doesn’t always act ideally adds dimension to this story.) (Our joint review.) […]

January 29, 2013 - 12:01 am

Rather Be Reading Blog: Review of Hooked by Liz Fichera - […] the perfect book for me, a girl who has lovingly devoured Miranda Kenneally’s books [see: Catching Jordan and Stealing Parker] which interweave a nice balance of sports and sweet romance. Though I […]

June 12, 2012 - 8:02 am

Top 10 Tuesday: Great Beach Reads - […] 5. Catching Jordan by Miranda KenneallyΒ (Goodreads) Why? Cute boys and football. (Our joint review) […]

January 6, 2012 - 8:23 pm

Malvina Beatrice - The first book I’m reading this year is Kiss Me, I’m Irish by Bella Street which I’ve just started yesterday.

January 6, 2012 - 7:13 pm

Krista - Sounds interesting. It’s nice to hear there are books out there for the Tom boys not just the girls girls.

January 6, 2012 - 7:10 pm

Ishita aka Fishy - Awesome Question! So this year I started 2 books at once which were Iron King by Julie Kagawa and Incarnate by Jodie Meadows!

so excited for Catching Jordan! I have this new found love for contemps πŸ˜€

thanks again!!

email: coffee_ishita@yahoo.com
blog: omgitsfishy.blogspot.com
twitter: @heyitsfishy

January 5, 2012 - 9:23 pm

Diana - Oooh! this sounds like so much fun! Books about *different* high-school situations are one of my not-so-guilty pleasures πŸ™‚

The first book I started this year was Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. (I have to admit, that while parts of it were as enchanting as I remembered, I still prefer “Through the Looking Glass”.)

January 4, 2012 - 10:02 pm

Sharon @ Fictionally Inclined - Magan – That’s funny; the same thing kept happening to me! But I found the first two of the series for 99 cents each at a thrift store last week, so I finally started it. Then, miracle of all miracles, my library had both 3 and 4 in! It’s been a good week, book-wise. πŸ™‚ I’m on book #3 now, and while I thought there for a minute that I was going to be disappointed, I wasn’t. I’m still liking the series a lot.

January 4, 2012 - 9:45 pm

LeiLani @ Elle Golden Photography - A book about a girl loving football? SO in. I’m on Mockingjay right now but like Layla, it’ll be the last Sookie Stackhouse book after that. πŸ™‚

January 4, 2012 - 9:33 pm

Ashley @ Wholly Books - The first book I started in 2012 was Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver. So far its great! Thanks for the giveaway!

January 4, 2012 - 9:17 pm

Layla - Good timing, I just went to the library today to pick out the first book of the year! I was there for A Place of Yes by Bethenney Frankel, which…honestly…I wouldn’t normally read. But it’s been recommended by so many people, I figured I’d give it a shot. The wait list! So long! So I picked up the last Sookie Stackhouse book that came out – Dead Reckoning – and another Charlaine Harris novel – Grave Sight. Would love to read Catching Jordan!

January 4, 2012 - 9:05 pm

Gabbi C. - Awesome giveaway! πŸ˜€ My first book started in 2012 was Cinder by Marissa Meyer πŸ™‚

January 4, 2012 - 10:12 am

Magan - YAY, Anna! I’m so glad you’re reading that one. I think you’ll find the friendship/relationship intriguing in that one. You know I always like relationships that build from friendships to dating…and that one was a good example. πŸ™‚

January 4, 2012 - 10:11 am

Magan - Sharon, the Uglies series is on my list of books to read, too. They’re always checked out at the library and when I put them on reserve, I get them in the wrong order. I think it might have to be a series I purchase.

January 3, 2012 - 11:19 pm

Anna - I actually just started Along for the Ride! Looking forward to finishing it, especially after reading Magan’s review. πŸ™‚

January 3, 2012 - 11:06 pm

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - Girls, I love your joint reviews! You’re both hilarious. I am so excited for this book, and would love to win!

My first book of the year was Cinder, by Marissa Meyer. I got it from netgalley, and really enjoyed it. πŸ™‚ Now I’m starting Under the Never Sky! Hope I love it! πŸ™‚

Thanks for the opportunity to win. πŸ™‚

January 3, 2012 - 10:13 pm

Estelle - Rob, I am very impressed by your endeavor! Good luck and keep us posted on your progress!

January 3, 2012 - 8:38 pm

Sharon @ Fictionally Inclined - Ooh, excellent choice. I loved this book! You made some good points I didn’t even think of while reading, such as how everything centered around control.

Also, the Dawson/Joey comparison did not occur to me, but that is absolutely accurate! (Even though I loathe to admit that, since I loved Jordan/Henry, and I will forever be a Pacey/Joey fan. <3 )

The first book I started this year was Pretties by Scott Westerfeld. I’m almost done with it, and I can’t wait to read the rest of the series!

January 3, 2012 - 3:57 pm

Rob Zimmermann - On New Year’s Day I started the long task of reading War and Peace.