Estelle: Shelve It (5/13/2012)

weekly feature focusing on the books we bought, borrowed, and received from publishers

Ah! I’m so late! Hope you all had a great weekend! I have a special guest star in this video!

Netgalley

Friendship Bread by Darien Gee (5/1/2012) — Goodreads | Amazon
What I Didn’t Say by Keary Taylor (5/11/2012) — Goodreads | Amazon
Summer Nights by Susan Mallery (6/19/2012) — Goodreads | Amazon
Starring Me by Krista McGee (7/10/2012) — Goodreads | Amazon
Kissing Shakespeare by Pamela Mingle (8/14/2012) — Goodreads | Amazon
Intentions by Deborah Heiligmann (8/14/2012) — Goodreads | Amazon

Bought

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson — Goodreads | Amazon

Recents reads

Lovestruck Summer by Melissa C. Walker — Goodreads | Amazon
Dream Factory by Brad Barkley & Heather Hepler — Goodreads | Amazon

On the blog this week:

Was I enchanted by Enchanted by Alethea Kontis?
Some adult fiction books that caught my eye!
I don’t think you can tell just how much Magan loved Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson. 😉
A great meme by Broke & Bookish on favorite book quotes.
Ice cream, family, and some serious heartbreak were found in See You at Harry’s by Jo Knowles.

weekly feature focusing on the books we bought, borrowed, and received from publishers

Shelve It: May 6, 2012

weekly feature focusing on the books we bought, borrowed, and received from publishersHow have two weeks passed by since my last vlog? SO much has happened in the last few weeks, but thankfully, life will be slowing down soon. Both Estelle and I will be going with our hubbies on vacation in June, so we’ve been discussing books and what we’ll take along with us. (Who needs to worry about clothes and traveling when there are books to be read?!)

This week, my Shelve It vlog features the books coming up on my to-be-read pile soon. These are books received from publishers for honest reviews.

 

http://youtu.be/_0DedZ8sjeM

Coming up soon in my TBR Pile:

What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang
Goodreads | Amazon

Timepiece by Myra McEntire (sequel to Hourglass)
Goodreads | Amazon

A Midsummer’s Nightmare by Kody Keplinger
Goodreads | Amazon

Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson
Goodreads | Amazon

Something Like Normal by Trish Doller
Goodreads | Amazon

 

Currently Reading:

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
Goodreads | Amazon

 

Posts I Loved This Week:

 

What Happened on Our Blog:

Thank you so much for tuning in, and thank you very much to the publishers who are so generously allowing us to read them!

weekly feature focusing on the books we bought, borrowed, and received from publishers

Estelle: Shelve It (4/29/2012)

weekly feature focusing on the books we bought, borrowed, and received from publishersJust a quick note before we launch into this week’s meme. This week has been quite a whirlwind in the blogging community when it was leaked that Kristi a.k.a. The Story Siren plagiarized work from another blog. This is an offense that Magan and I take very seriously, as we both work in fields were plagiarism would greatly affect our jobs and our well-beings. While we both acknowledge how much Kristi has done for the YA blogging community, it is a professional decision and not a reflection of anything personal that we will no longer take part in In My Mailbox. After much discussion, Magan and I settled on using our own meme called “Shelve It” to discuss various bookish happenings during the week.

And now on with the show…

Yes. I talk Bieber and my cat meows in the background. Get excited!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUZ_x6P5Rjc

Books mentioned:

In the mail:

Somebody to Love by Kristan Higgans (Goodreads | Amazon) — thanks to Katie at Little Bird Publicity!
Enchanted by Althea Kontis (Goodreads | Amazon) — thanks to Jenny at Harcourt Children’s!

From the library:

Lovestruck Summer by Melissa Walker (Goodreads | Amazon) — thanks to a mention from April of Good Books & Good Wine.
The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg (Goodreads | Amazon) — thanks to a tweet from Ginger of GReads!
I’ll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan (Goodreads | Amazon) — thanks to a review from Tahleen at the Broke and the Bookish!

Borrowed:

Divergent by Veronica Roth (Goodreads | Amazon)

Bought:

Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley (Goodreads | Amazon)
Franny & Zooey by J.D. Salinger (Goodreads | Amazon)
We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han (Goodreads | Amazon)
Thou Shalt Not Roadtrip (Goodreads | Amazon)

ALSO: Support your local bookstores! Here’s the one we visited in Mystic, CT: Bank Square Books.

This week on the blog:

Another 4/24 book release: a review of Supergirl Mixtapes by Meagan Brothers.
Magan gives you the dirt on TLA (the good kind) + provides some tips for those hoping to attend future conferences.
Melissa C. Walker wrote it and Toni Braxton sang it. Magan shares her love for Walker’s Unbreak My Heart.
A book that kept me up VERY late one evening: a review of new release, Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf.

Have you read anything ah-mazing this week? Let us know! We’re all ears!