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Shelve It: A Pepper Photobomb (Plus Books)

Hiya! No v-log today… I have the worst cough in the universe and I wouldn’t want you guys to experience that. (My husband and my cat are just about my limit.) I’m sitting here in my pjs and there are 50 mph winds going on outside — and in a few days? Thanksgiving! I just […]

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November 28, 2013 - 11:43 am

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - I kind of cannot wait to read Roomies. I’m also kind of scared to start because what if it’s exactly like my WIP? (It’s not, but you know. College. I’m afraid I’m writing an un-original novel. SORRY, off topic!!!!)
I really liked Monument 14! I hope you enjoy it. It’s more post-apocalyptic, not dystopian so it is a bit more “contemporary” I guess! 🙂 Let me know what you think!
Also, Happy Thanksgiving!!!! So thankful for lovely friends like you ladies!!

November 26, 2013 - 5:46 pm

Alexa Y. - I haven’t seen Catching Fire yet either, but I’m going tomorrow with my sister — and I’m excited! Frozen is also out tomorrow, I know, and I can’t wait to watch it either. Perhaps we’ll pull a double and watch them both at once? We shall see. Either way, I am definitely catching that too.

And your book haul sounds pretty great! I’m glad that you’re able to hold on to your book buying ban and still get some pretty awesome-sounding books too. (Also, hi Pepper! And that mug — is it a mug? — is the cutest!)

November 25, 2013 - 11:26 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I have heard good things about Catching Fire, too, although I don’t plan to see it. But I am SOOOO excited for Frozen, and I’m hoping my cousin might want to go with me.

November 25, 2013 - 6:55 am

April Books & Wine - I really liked Monument 14, despite a few issues. It was a quick read and very action-oriented.

I’ve heard good things about The Art Of Fielding.

Hahhhhh, book bans are hard, especially when things are shiny and new. I suck at them, especially because I am like oh- Kindle books don’t count, but they totally DO COUNT.

Feel better!

November 24, 2013 - 11:22 pm

Sara (of The Page Sage) - The Killing Woods sounds really good! Really liked Christopher’s Stolen.

I haven’t seen Catching Fire either, but I’ve heard it’s amazing! Frozen looks really cute but I just can’t stomach seeing it after what the comments the Disney animator made about female characters. :/

November 24, 2013 - 8:25 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Kudos on keeping up with your book buying ban! I know how tough that is … I didn’t think that I’d actually buy many books this year since a) I’m on EI while on maternity leave so therefore a reduced income, b) I thought I’d actually READ the books on my shelves and c) I promised myself that I’d work on finishing the series that I’d started before reading any new ones but …. well, I guess those reasons weren’t good enough =P So, yeah, I feel you on that one.

BUT, I also hope you feel better soon! My hubby was down with a cold earlier this week, and has now passed along his sniffles to Marko & I. So it’s been a lazy weekend on our end too.

November 24, 2013 - 4:38 pm

alisa selene - Catching Fire was great! SO excited for Frozen..I am a huge Disney fan!

Shelve It: Upcoming Nook/Kindle Reads

It’s Sunday! Woo! Just wanted to express our heartfelt thanks to all of you who left us comments, tweeted us, etc. for our 2-year blog anniversary. We have definitely been riding a high all week, and even more so because our first Twitter Chat was absolutely so much fun and we can’t wait to do it again. […]

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November 13, 2013 - 1:26 pm

Alexa Y. - Wow! You girls have got quite an amazing selection of books. I think I’m most looking to Love Letters to the Dead and Going Rogue, which I have too!

November 11, 2013 - 3:42 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - Corinne Demas was my first year seminar professor in college. I requested Returning to Shore on NG, but got declined. Which is fine, I more just wanted to read it because I hated her as a professor, haha.

November 10, 2013 - 12:31 pm

Lucy @ The Reading Date - Lots of great looking 2014 titles! INK and Going Rogue are a couple I’m eager to read.
Enjoy!

November 10, 2013 - 11:56 am

Bookworm1858 - I have a lot of those same books to read too-they all look so intriguing!

I’m hoping to read some more adult books like Booker winner The Luminaries as well as business/leadership non-fiction to aid in my professional development. So that will make 2014 an interesting mix of YA, MG, even some NA and then adult stuff.

Congrats again on 2 years!

Shelve It: Double the V-Logs

Hey, hey! We’re both here this lovely Sunday with vlogs for you in this week’s Shelve It! We’re going to be celebrating our two year anniversary this week and we wanted to say hello, catch up, and remind you of something fun we have coming up this Tuesday! We’ll be doing a Twitter chat from […]

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November 7, 2013 - 8:01 am

Young Adult Book Blog: If I Lie by Corrine Jackson - […] mentioned in my Shelve It vlog on Sunday that I was recently in a deep book slump because I was having a really difficult time […]

November 6, 2013 - 5:14 pm

Lena @ Addicted 2 Novels - FINGERPRINTS OF YOU! I EFFING LOVE THAT BOOK!

November 4, 2013 - 5:51 pm

Alexa Y. - Hooray for two years of RBR! I’m so happy that blogging brought us together, as my life would be so less awesome without you both. <3

November 3, 2013 - 11:17 pm

Lisa Schensted - TWO YEARS! YIPEE!
I’m totes on that twitter chat, too! See ya there, homies.

November 3, 2013 - 7:23 pm

Paige - I bought myself a copy of Allegiant a week or two ago and I’m dying to read it! But I’m afraid to because I don’t want the trilogy to end. Good luck with everything Magan! And I hope you both enjoy everything!

My IMM

November 3, 2013 - 2:22 pm

Liz (Along for the Read) - Estelle- I hate covers with faces, which is the sole reason that I have not yet purchased or read Just One Year yet. I’m going to hold out for the library copy, and hope that the paperback matches Just One Day (because I also really like that paperback cover)

Magan- I hope everything turns out well with your foster daughter,that must be a roller coaster of emotions, but it is so amazing that you have been able to experience all of that. I’ll be sending good thoughts your way.

I am so looking forward to the RBR chat on Tuesday! Can’t wait to talk to you both!

November 3, 2013 - 1:50 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - Aww, Magan. I hope things go as well as they can with your family. I really liked The Distance Between Us, too. It’s a light sweet read – maybe something you might need right now. I also need to stop buying, and then not reading my books.

Estelle – Prom & Prejudice is super cute. I don’t love all of Elizabeth Eulberg’s books, but that one is at the top of my list. I also really like The Lonely Heart’s Club. When I have a down day, I like to head to the book store, too.

I’m writing myself a reminder right now for your Twitter Chat. Congrats on two years of blogging!

Shelve It: A Surprise in the Mail

Hi friends! Hope you are having a blast of a weekend. I spent my weekend with friends and enjoying lots of kinds of beer. 🙂 Just the way a weekend should be! Are you enjoying some awesome books? The fall? A pumpkin latte? Here’s a very quick video (or at least shorter than my normal […]

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August 19, 2014 - 11:28 pm

Shirl Gates - Luv to v read I’m a pharmacy tech reading is how I unwind every night

December 27, 2013 - 12:45 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - I’m the loser that totally watched this video back when you posted it but never commented on it. So happy you liked my picks and can’t wait to see what you think after reading them 🙂 I love the Eva Rice connection that I didn’t know about – makes it even more fitting for you! Thank you SO much again for sending me the signed Lauren Graham book. YOU ROCK!

November 4, 2013 - 4:17 pm

Alexa Y. - Your cardigans are so cute! I absolutely LOVE that color. And it looks like you’ve got such fun reading material in your hands — enjoy it all!

October 21, 2013 - 10:05 am

Lena @ Addicted 2 Novels - You guys are too cute. You have to let me know how Crash Into You is. I’ve been dying to read that one. 🙂

October 20, 2013 - 8:51 pm

VeganYANerds - Hey lady! The Art of Keeping Secrets sounds good, I love books set in past decades. And I hope you manage to keep Just One Year until your weekend away, I would be reading it immediately!!

Love your cat distracting you, mine do the same 😉

October 20, 2013 - 7:58 pm

Bookworm1858 - Love the cardigan matching 🙂 My sister and I have the same cardigan (in different colors) but very rarely manage to sync up our wearing of them.

October 20, 2013 - 12:18 pm

April Books & Wine - LOL, I love it, cardigan twins!

Also yay for surprise packages.

I plan on reading Rock And A Hard Place soon after reading Asheley’s glowing review of it.

Have a nice trip! 😀

Shelve It: Paperbacks + Amazon Stories (10/5/13)

Helloooo, friends! I haven’t done a v-log since Labor Day. That seems crazy to me. Now that I think about it, I must have bought more books but I honestly can’t remember. Beware: I kind of go on a tangent about Amazon in my video today, and talk a lot of nonsense maybe. But it’s […]

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November 4, 2013 - 2:47 pm

Alexa Y. - I definitely need to read Nowhere But Home! Everyone has been talking up that book so much that I’m VERY intrigued by it. I’m assuming by this point you’ve already read it, yes? I hope you enjoyed it as much as everyone else did.

October 9, 2013 - 8:25 pm

Ellice - HAHA– they are “making” me read Nowhere But Home too! You know it’s totally against my will of course 😉 The poor mailman probably wonders why I’ve had a scowl on my face every day this week… I’m mad at him because he hasn’t brought me this book yet! 🙂 I can’t wait to read it! It’s so rare that I find an adult fiction book that I enjoy these days, so I’m super excited when somebody recommends one that they LOVED!

October 7, 2013 - 11:07 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - Oh yeah, I would have been so disappointed if a book I’d pre-ordered from Amazon was so late, and then to top it off, damaged as well. I really enjoy just poking around a bookstore (or library) and picking up books at random.

I’ve heard great things about Jordan Sonnenblick, but I’ve never read any of his books. I should check some of his books out. I know we have a few at my library. I’ve been into male POV books lately.

Anyway, enjoy your new goodies. Happy reading 🙂

October 7, 2013 - 8:43 am

Ginger @ GReads! - I have YOU Estelle, to blame (thank?) for my latest book purchase! hehe I will get to it as soon as I finish my latest JEchols book. Wheee!

October 6, 2013 - 4:29 pm

Lucy - The Jim Henson bio sounds so interesting. Glad you enjoyed it! I definitely like to mix in biographies here and there so I’ll keep it in mind, and maybe pick up the audio.

And I’ve heard such good things about Nowhere but Home! It’s waiting patiently on my kindle to be read. Looking forward to your review.

Have a great week!

Shelve It: September 15, 2013

Hi all! Hope you are having a great weekend so far. I think fall is finally happening in New York City. After a few days of crazy humidity, we’ve had our apartment windows open and it’s actually COLD at night and in the morning. Kind of insane. What’s also kind of insane is that James […]

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September 22, 2013 - 12:57 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - Basically, what I took away from this is that you bought NOWHERE BUT HOME (yay!) but still haven’t read it yet (boo!). So, let’s make that happen. I mean, Zac Efron is involved so it’s a serious promise you made.

September 18, 2013 - 3:21 am

Alexa Y. - I can’t wait to get back and feel the fall weather! It’s always been my favorite of the seasons, with summer coming a close second. So excited. Also, the cover for Vintage Attraction looks great! I can’t wait to see your thoughts on it.

September 17, 2013 - 10:37 pm

Lucy @ The Reading Date - Glad you had a nice trip to The Hamptons. That’s a gorgeous shot.

I picked up Sad Poets recently too and I’m happy to hear you’re enjoying it. Vintage Attraction is new to me, and I’ve been meaning to start Nowhere but Home. (so many good books to read!)
Just started reading Between Us. Hope you’re liking it.

Enjoy all your new books!

September 16, 2013 - 1:52 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - Great picture! You guys picked a great day to come out this way, the weather was amazing yesterday. I’m excited to read Something Real. I was so disappointed with You Look Different in Real Life and I’m hoping Something Real, which sounds somewhat similar, will be better at living up to my expectations. Have a good week!

September 16, 2013 - 12:38 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I’ve never been to the Hamptons, but that photo is beautiful. You weren’t kidding about the clouds!

The weather has been very fickle in CNY. One day the high is in the fifties, the next day the high is in the 80s. But I think fall is pretty much here now. It’s definitely cooler and night and in the morning. I love it!

I like to read non-fiction every once in a while, too. I LOVE Steve Sheinkin who writes middle-grade non-fiction. He’s written Bomb (which won a zillion awards this year), The Notorious Benedict Arnold (which also won a whole bunch of awards) and Lincoln’s Grave Robbers (which I haven’t read yet, but will sometime soon).

Anyway, enjoy your books.

September 15, 2013 - 6:31 pm

Jen - WOOAH. I love the cover for Vintage Attraction, but I read the synopsis and I’m not sure if it’s my type of read. I’ll be looking forward to your review! And Something Real sounds really good, I can’t wait to see the cover for that one! Happy reading!

September 15, 2013 - 5:24 pm

Lisa (heylisarenee) - I seem to remember you saying something about your college closing your sophomore year…did you blog about that before? Or am I just a REALLY good stalker?

And another Echols book?! I need to keep up with her awesomeness!

September 15, 2013 - 2:44 pm

Bookworm1858 - I got Something Real from NG too-I’m really excited to check it out and curious as to what the cover will look like!

September 15, 2013 - 12:24 pm

Rachel - Ohh, I forgot to tell you! I read Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets after that event and really liked it! It was different than what I’m used to, but in a good way. You should tell me what you think when you finish.

Your pictures of the Hamptons look gorgeous! When I come back and visit you’ll have to take me there 🙂