Shelve It: Back from Texas (8/11/2013)

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Your eyes are not playing tricks on you! I actually did one of these!! I did!

This summer was been so busy, friends. I’m sure you can relate. And because I hate to look like a total crazy woman in these v-logs, it’s sometimes hard to prep. But here I am! With some fresh reads, buys, and a recommendation!

It’s all so exciting, really.

P.S. My air conditioner does not make good company during vlogs like Magan does. Sadface.

Books I got in the mail:

The Truth by Michael Palin (Thanks St. Martins Press!) release date 8/13/2013

Just Between Us by J.H. Trumble (Thanks JH!) release date 9/24/2013

Books I bought at BookPeople in Austin:

Better Nate than Never by  Tim Federele

The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May and June by Robin Benway

The Space Between Trees by Katie Williams

Summer of the Gypsy Moths by Sara Pennypacker

Highly recommended + just finished:

Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler

And in case you missed it… on the blog this week:

Estelle reviews The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
Magan reviews Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King
JOINT Shelve It from Texas: Oh the Fun
Sweet Summertime Reads: We craft and drink things.
A blog tour stop in Lorraine Zago Rosenthal’s NEW MONEY
Estelle reviews A Really Awesome Mess by Brendan Halpin + Trish Cook

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 Now it’s your turn! What’s been on your reading agenda? Do you like my Disney shirt? Tell me everything!

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Estelle + Magan: A Joint Shelve It from Texas!

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These last few days, we’ve been together, reunited in Texas. Holy crap, you guys! It’s been amazing. But as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. Estelle left yesterday afternoon to head back to NYC and Magan spent the remainder of the day crying. Every time we see each other, we wish we lived closer to one another.

We made a joint Shelve It our first evening together. Estelle brought a few books for Magan to read and over the last few weeks, Magan’s gotten a few new ones in the mail. Enjoy!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-Fib65qkHU

Books Mentioned:

  • Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher — Release Date 11/12/13 — Goodreads | Amazon
  • Runt by Nora Raleigh Baskin — Release Date 7/23/13 — Goodreads | Amazon
  • All the Truth That’s in Me by Julie Berry — Release Date 9/26/13 — Goodreads | Amazon
  • Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith — Release Date 2/20/14 — Goodreads | Amazon
  • OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu — Release Date 7/23/13 — Goodreads | Amazon | E’s Review
  • Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan — Release Date 8/29/13 — Goodreads | Amazon
  • Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan — Release Date 8/27/13 — Goodreads | Amazon

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Huge THANK YOUS to Stasia Ward Kehoe for Runt and All the Truth That’s in Me
and Jess from Gone With the Words for Grasshopper Jungle!

And, of course, stay tuned for more Shelve Its from us because we couldn’t avoid going to a bookstore.
Kind of inevitable, right? Estelle went home with as many books as she brought to Texas!

Happy Wednesday, friends! Thanks for checking out our Shelve It post!

Estelle’s Shelve It for 6/23/2013: Books, Pals + Events, Oh My!

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Hola!

Why oh why do these summer weekends go so fast? I’ve had a great couple of days celebrating a friend’s birthday, seeing Monsters University (so cute!) and hanging out with a few fancy bloggers at Books of Wonder this afternoon! I was so thrilled to finally meet Leila Howland, author Nantucket Blue, too! She is such a gracious, sweet, adorable gal and I can’t wait to see where her career takes her. It’s been such a pleasure to follow her and her debut! (Ahem, go read it. Go.)

Here are a few pictures from today’s event at Books of Wonder!

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From left to right: Estelle, Leila, Rachel from Rachel Reads, Alexa from Alexa Loves Books, Betty from Book Rock Betty, and Gaby from Ella Bee Reads.

Leila Howland Nantucket Blue and Estelle from Rather Be Reading

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Um, each and every one of these ladies are AWESOME. Visit their blogs, tweet them, be their friends, and then drink beer (or wine) with them. You will not be sorry.

I also filmed one of these:

Books mentioned:

Burning by Elana K. Arnold (Rachel Reads review) thanks Elana!

Mason Jar Crafts by Lauren Elise Donaldson thanks Lauren!

>> Cottage Journal is Lauren’s blog!

The Secret Ingredient by Stewart Lewis thank Shanyn!

The Distance Between Us by Kasie West (July 2nd release)

Jessica Darling’s It List by Megan McCafferty (September 3rd release)

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What you might have missed this week:

My eee! review of Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas

Magan tells us about Jennifer Echols’ Dirty Little Secret

Sweet Summertime Reads: our beach bags for night and day!

My first review of a re-read: Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares

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Help me with this book hangover, I beg you! Dangerous Girls ruined me! (But I am also so so glad that it did.) What have you read lately that absolutely blew you away? Tell me, tell me!

Thanks again for stopping in! Enjoy your week and as always, happy reading!

Estelle’s Shelve It from 6/9/2013

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Happy Sunday + Happy Shelve It Day! It has been A WEEK. I’m still reeling from the exhaustion I’ve been experiencing post-BEA. And if you guys remember, I didn’t even attend BEA this year. But with people in town, places to go, people to see, some book events in between, it was one of the most social weeks I’ve had in forever. I should have some recaps up for you in the next few days about the two events I went to and the great books you should be adding to your TBR, but before I get to that, here’s a v-log about some book purchases I’ve made in the past few weeks and some highlights from my own BEA stash.

Hope you guys are well + enjoying the weekend and reading EVERYTHING!

What I Bought:

You Look Different in Real Life by Jennifer Castle
Shark Girl by Kelly Bingham
When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney
Rules of Summer by Joanna Philbin

BEA ARC Highlights:

OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu (July 2013 release)
The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle (August 2013 release)
Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young (August 2013 release)
When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds (January 2014 release)
Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott (February 2014 release)

On the blog this week:

June’s Big Kids’ Table with a Blogger Rec from Novel Sounds
Recap (and review) of Judy Blume Tiger Eyes Movie event
The Mourning Hours by Paula Treick DeBoard (suspenseful adult thriller)
Shut Out by Kody Keplinger (sexy, fast paced young adult)”
Sweet Summertime Reads: The Bookish Places We Would Go
The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay (new adult)

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Thanks so much for stopping in this week! As always, Magan and I totally appreciate it.
Let us know what’s happening down in the comments (reading or otherwise!) xo

Estelle’s Shelve It (Friday Edition): 5/31/2013

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I CANNOT believe that tomorrow is June 1. Where oh where is this year going?

Hope you guys are keeping cool and gearing up for a fun weekend! It’s been so fun meeting book bloggers who are here in NYC for BEA. Like a complete whirlwind of a week actually. I’ll be so sad to see everyone go 🙁 Before I chat about some of the books I received during BEA events in the past few days (eee! I am excited about them), I did want to highlight a few others I’ve been hoarding first. Hence my v-log featuring new glasses and one of my favorite dresses.

Enjoy this Shelve It!!

(I hope my AC is not too loud.)

For review:

New Money by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal (releases 9/10/2013)
Skinny Bitch in Love by Kim Barnouin (releases 6/4/2013)
Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil

Bought:

The Star Attraction by Alison Sweeney

Gifts:

(Thanks to Cassie from Books with Cass!)

Criminal by Terra Elan McVoy
Beautiful Ruins by Jessica Walter
How Zoe Made Her Dreams Come True by Sarah Strohmeyer

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On the blog this week:

Review: cowboys and romance in Big Sky Summer by Linda Lael Miller
Review: the reality of reality TV in You Look Different in Real Life by Jennifer Castle
Review: bad girl, good guy in Dare You To by Katie McGarry
Memorial Day: two books you must read soon.

(Psst. I answered questions from Cassie of Books with Cass + Tara from Hobbitsies! Thanks ladies!)

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Have a brilliant weekend!! Thanks for stopping in!

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Magan’s May 12, 2013 Shelve It

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Surprise, surprise! I’m back with a vlog for this week’s Shelve It! It’s been a while, huh? I know — I’m sorry about that. There seems to rarely be quiet time to do a vlog with our baby girl happily crawling around everywhere. (But seriously — what a joy it is to have her!) I attended TLA a few weeks ago with my great friends Jess, Ginger, Lena, and Sarah. I was very intentional about selecting only books I am 100% interested in and did not want to walk away from the conference feeling greedy. What I’m showing you is what I got (aside from a few books Estelle will share with you that I got signed for her).

Happy watching!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQv8J6Cn87c&feature=youtu.be

For Review from TLA:

Dirty Little Secret by Jennifer Echols — July 16, 2013 — Goodreads | Amazon
Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young — August 27, 2013 — Goodreads | Amazon
You Look Different in Real Life by Jennifer Castle — June 4, 2013 — Goodreads | Amazon
When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney — June 4, 2013 — Goodreads | Amazon
Starry Nights by Daisy Whitney — September 3, 2013 — Goodreads | Amazon
Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller — September 24, 2013 — Goodreads | Amazon
To Be Perfectly Honest: A Novel Based on an Untrue Story by Sonya Sones — August 27, 2013 — Goodreads | Amazon
Dead Ends by Erin Jade Lange — September 3, 2013 — Goodreads | Amazon
Jumped In by Patrick Flores-Scott — August 27, 2013 — Goodreads | Amazon
Fault Line by Christa Desir — November 12, 2013 — Goodreads | Amazon
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick — August 13, 2013 — Goodreads | Amazon
The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen — June 4, 2013 — Goodreads | Amazon

For Review (e-books):

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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (!!!!) — September 10, 2013 — Goodreads | Amazon
Thousand Words by Jennifer Brown — May 21, 2013 — Goodreads | Amazon

Recently Purchased:

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The Program by Suzanne Young — April 30, 2013 — Goodreads | Amazon

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What Happened on the Blog:

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Have an awesome weekend! What books did you guys get?
Thanks for checking out this week’s Shelve It!