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Our Joint Shelve It and DC Trip Re-Cap

As you guys are probably aware, Estelle + I were together this past weekend in Washington, DC. We had such a great time hanging out and discussing books, life, and seeing as much of the city as we could together. Never before have we been able to do a Shelve It (or any other vlog […]

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February 26, 2013 - 12:59 pm

Alexa Y. - YOU GUYS ARE SO ADORABLE! <3 I love your joint Shelve It, and I'm so glad you guys got to hang out in person in one of my favorite cities in the US (and where I was born!) – Washington DC. It's awesome you got to see Sash (who I miss!) and hang out with Ginger on G+ (which I wish I could have done too!).

Okay, can we please all get together soon??

February 21, 2013 - 9:54 pm

Estelle's Shelve It >> 2/21/2013 - […] obsession!) The Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg: a review Our Joint Shelve It / Some DC pictures! Blaze by Laurie Compton: a review The Reece Malcolm List by Amy Spalding: a review Here Comes […]

February 21, 2013 - 12:10 pm

Magan - TARA! YES, pleaaaaaaaseeee!

February 21, 2013 - 12:05 pm

Magan - Oh Mands! I love your new shelf for your trip! I think that’s a fantastic idea! Then you can remember to purchase books and not be frantic over what you want when you’re in a store! If you get to go to DC — definitely go to Busboys and Poets. E and I just love, love, loved it! ๐Ÿ™‚ I loved doing this vlog with Estelle, too. Wish we could do them like this ALL THE TIME!

February 21, 2013 - 11:59 am

Magan - Asheley — THANKS! And YES, YES, YES to Golden. I finished it on my plane ride home from DC and dang! DANG. I’m so proud of Jessi Kirby. She did just a beautiful job with the story and I saw so much growth in her as an author. Just such a great story! <3

February 21, 2013 - 11:51 am

Magan - Hahah — thanks, Melissa! ๐Ÿ™‚ Can I just say how amazing you are for being a brand new momma and finding time to come leave us sweet comments? You’re the BEST!

February 19, 2013 - 5:49 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - ACK! A joint Shelve-It! I LOVE it! You two are so freakin’ adorable … I loved every moment of the entire vlog =)

February 19, 2013 - 11:21 am

Asheley Tart (@BookwormAsheley) - i just love it when you guys do videos because i love to hear you talk!

AAAHH I LOVE GOLDEN BY JESSI KIRBY SO MUCH. IT IS AMAZING. YOU BOTH WILL LOVE IT. ALL-CAPS, LADIES. It is better than you can imagine.

February 18, 2013 - 8:22 pm

VeganYANerds - I have to add that OMG that book store cafe has vegan options so now I want to go even more!

And, YES to missing Sash!! We need more tweets/posts from her and Em!

February 18, 2013 - 8:21 pm

VeganYANerds - You guys!!! This is my favourite vlog, ever! It’s so nice that you got to spend time together and that museum sounds so sad… I’m wondering if I could fit DC in before I leave, I might have to!

And thanks to this post I have started a ‘buy while in USA’ shelf on Goodreads so I remember to buy myself a copy of The Book of Broken Hearts and Golden – I cannot wait to go book shopping.

February 18, 2013 - 2:38 pm

Tara - You guys are too stinking adorable!! I need to meet you two IRL soon… like, VERY SOON!!

February 14, 2013 - 4:13 pm

Magan - G, I think you were laughing at me taking a picture. I told you to SMILE! ๐Ÿ™‚ BAHAHA. So glad we got to chat with you! xoxo Love you!
Jamie, yes, yes — we wish we could have chatted with you too! NEXT TIME!

February 14, 2013 - 4:02 pm

Magan - ELENA! Of course we would mention you. We were so, so sad that things weren’t working. That was my very first G+ hangout and ugh, I don’t know what the problem was. ๐Ÿ™ Also, a Disney trip together sounds like so much fun. I’m not sure how E is friends with me, considering I’ve never been to WDW! ๐Ÿ˜‰

February 14, 2013 - 11:26 am

elena - i was like THEY BETTER MENTION ME!!!!!!!! and you did so we can still be friends. ๐Ÿ™‚

i really wished our gchat worked out too, wahhh. it would have been great to ‘meet’ you, magan! here is my pre-typed comment i made when i was watching your video for the first time via twitter:

omg your books this week! i’m super excited for all these books!! the book of broken hearts, forbidden boy next door romance oooh~ and golden!! i’ve heard good things about it. i’m excited for wild awake and hearing estelle describe it as an aussie-like read makes me even MORE excited. you both look so happy!!!

one day we will go to disney together and it will be the most magical. xo

February 14, 2013 - 12:07 am

Bookworm1858 - What a nice time-I’m so glad I found your blog because I love what you’re doing ๐Ÿ™‚

February 13, 2013 - 4:03 pm

Ginger @ GReads! - I still don’t know what is happening with my face in that pic.. obviously you guys had me laughing at SOMETHING! haha So glad y’all chatted me up while you were together in DC ๐Ÿ™‚ love you girls!

February 13, 2013 - 12:32 pm

Jamie - You guys are the cutest!! Wish I could have chatted with you guys !! So jealous of the Sarah ockler and jessi Kirby goodness!!

Estelle’s Shelve It >> 2/3/2013

I’m pretty sure I did a Shelve It last year on Super Bowl Sunday (which fell on my birthday…) Oh my absolute favorite day in the world. Things are so tremendously different this year: new city, new place to live, an iPhone, my husband’s team is not actually playing tonight, and the half time show […]

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February 10, 2013 - 11:11 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - I got approved for Someday, Someday, Maybe as well – and I’m so excited to read it. I’ve loved Lauren Graham ever since Gilmore Girls, so I hope I love her as an author, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

February 6, 2013 - 11:04 pm

elena - HEY SEXY LAAAADY, please read that in Psy’s voice. Also, I would totally eat chocolate too if it was in my desk. Glad you’re enjoying Wild Awake. HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR BOOKS!!

February 4, 2013 - 4:18 pm

Alexa Y. - I ditched the Super Bowl for Target last night, since I wasn’t particularly rooting for either team. Teehee.

Anyway, I hope you end up liking Unearthly! It really is a great series, and the angel thing is pretty interesting.

February 4, 2013 - 1:18 am

Bookworm1858 - I’m bummed about the Super Bowl outcome ๐Ÿ™ but don’t really care too much. Looking forward to a great week of reading and hope the same for you ๐Ÿ™‚

February 3, 2013 - 11:13 pm

Henry Circle - Three things: 1.) I love Sarah Zarr,too! Sweethearts was sweet and sad. 2) I want your cat. What a big cuddly baby! 3.) You are so pretty! If I looked like you, I would just make a huge banner of my face to put on my blog! lol Great vlog!

February 3, 2013 - 10:16 pm

Cynthia - Ahhhhh… I really hope you like Unearthly. I loooved it, it’s the only angel series I’ve kept up with. Your kitty is the cutest!!! =D

February 3, 2013 - 7:40 pm

VeganYANerds - I don’t get or care about the Super Bowl either, but then I’m an Aussie ๐Ÿ˜‰

And yay, you went with Pepper, such a cute name for her! And I have to deal with Molly trying to knock over my camera each week, too!

Yay for Once Was Lost, I hope you like it. I have one more of Sara’s to read (not including her new release) – How To Save A Life.

HA! I love that you ate the chocolates already ๐Ÿ˜€ So glad you loved the package and that we’re psychic for sending each other polish + earrings!

Magan: Shelve It –> January 27, 2013

Hi, friends! I apologize for the late Shelve It. My poor laptop has been at the Apple store getting repaired. Actually, it wasย supposed to be better, but the problems I was having failed to return over the several days it was there so I have to wait + see if they happen again and then […]

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February 10, 2013 - 11:02 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - I feel like I’ve seen several posts about Bittersweet recently, even though it’s not a new book, so I’m definitely curious about that one. And yay for being able to meet Gayle Forman! How exciting ๐Ÿ™‚

January 28, 2013 - 5:23 pm

Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile - Wow, you got to meet Gayle Forman =D

This is a really good haul! Over You sounds like a great book. Enjoy.

Here’s my Book Haul post.

Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

January 28, 2013 - 4:54 pm

Alexa Y. - I definitely want to meet Gayle Forman at an event for Just One Day, just so I can ask her questions about her travels and hear her talk about them. She seems like such an amazing and really cool person! (And I’ve actually heard her speak before!)

January 28, 2013 - 10:44 am

April Books & Wine - Ahhhh, I am meeting Gayle on super bowl Sunday (because, ugh timing) and I literally cannot wait and am so nervous I’ll make a flailing mess of my self.

ALSO! Yay Bittersweet! I need to buy that at some point.

January 28, 2013 - 9:09 am

Rachel - I am so jealous that you have a copy of Over You, you don’t even know. Amy Reed is my favorite author ON THE PLANET. Also, yay for meeting Gayle Forman!! I’m reading Just One Day soon and I’m so excited for it.

January 28, 2013 - 8:34 am

Ginger @ GReads! - I’m curious about Over You. You’ll have to let me know if you think I should read it. And boo on sending the computer in ๐Ÿ™ Hopefully it comes back all fixed up!

January 28, 2013 - 1:08 am

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Yay for Bittersweet! I read that one over the Christmas holidays, and really liked it. Sara Zarr is definitely a new favourite. And I am totally planning to read Just One Day, since you and many other wonderful bloggers, have loved it so much.

January 28, 2013 - 12:12 am

fishgirl182 - i’ve been meaning to read bittersweet for so long. it looks so cute. oooh and blaze sounds really cool. i used to want to draw comics when i was in jr high. i will def have to check that one out.

January 27, 2013 - 10:59 pm

Bookworm1858 - I’m really excited about Blaze-I was lucky enough to get a copy through Netgalley as well and can’t wait to dive in!

January 27, 2013 - 9:08 pm

elena - i need to go read those anatomy of a bf/gf books!! omg bittersweet made me sooo hungry for sweets even though i bought a pack of red velvet cupcakes in preparation.

ALSO PSH WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT! that is such an adorable picture and you both look lovely lovely lovely.

blaze sounds good! i remember being excited when it was fangirl but then eh once a summary once out but then they redid that summary SO. i guess i will wait to see what you think of it!

xo

Estelle’s Shelve It (1/20/2013)

Oh friends, what a weekend it has been! Hope you have had a good one! I talk a little much in this Shelve It video (sorry about that but it is my first one of 2013!) but I hope you get enthused by some of these reads because I AM REALLY EXCITED. In the mail: […]

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January 21, 2013 - 4:45 pm

Alexa Y. - Oh, Just One Day. I really loved that book. I had the hardest time writing my review (up this week!) because I loved it so much. First time for me to read Gayle Forman – and I can’t believe I waited so long!

And yay for you getting This is What Happy Looks Like! I know that you love her writing and her books, and I can’t wait to see your thoughts on this one.

P.S. Can I have some cookies??

January 21, 2013 - 3:53 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - First of all, so jealous of This is What Happy Looks Like! It seems so adorable, and I loved Statistical Probability, so I’m really hoping that this will be just as enjoyable!

And I, too, bought Just One Day because I have no self-control and everyone just keeps raving about it. How were we suppose to resist?

January 21, 2013 - 11:21 am

Paige - I read Ditched before it came out last year and I loved it! It was such a light read! I’m wicked jealous of This is What Happy Looks like because i loved The Statistical Probability! I hope you enjoy everything ๐Ÿ™‚

My IMM

January 20, 2013 - 11:21 pm

elena - p.s. I want cookies ๐Ÿ™

January 20, 2013 - 11:19 pm

elena - YOU LOOK SO PRETTYYYYYY

v excited to hear what you’ll think of Just One Day!! I have lots of things about it but it def inspired me to change my life, to say the least. aaand look at that kissing cover for Falling for You, ha.

eee I’M SO HAPPY FOR YOU TO GET THAT BOOK! I can totally tell how much you love her and I’m sure you’ll love this book too! it sounds really great and it makes me happy hearing you talk about it/her.

xoxoxoxo

January 20, 2013 - 10:58 pm

Sara (of the Page Sage) - This is What Happy Looks Like looks so cute, although I haven’t read Statistical Probability. Just One Day sounds SO good. I need to pick up a copy of my own!

January 20, 2013 - 7:40 pm

Liz (Along for the Read) - So so jealous that you have This is What Happy looks like, I am so excited to read that one. I loved Statistical Probability and love the sound of this one. Enjoy! Can’t wait to hear about it.

January 20, 2013 - 7:39 pm

VeganYANerds - Hello hun! I have heard really good things about The Sharp Time, you’ve reminded me that I was planning on ordering it ๐Ÿ˜‰

And I keep hearing good things about Just One Day and Falling for You – I hope you love them! Can we go book shopping when I visit?!?!

Love the cover of This is What Happy Looks Like – I need to read more books by her!

Magan’s January 13, 2012 Shelve It

Hello, friends! I have thoroughly enjoyed my Saturday — no plans to speak of and we successfully took down our Christmas tree. (Yes, I know what date it is, but ugh — things have just been so busy. Happy it’s down now, but so sad Christmas is over.) Anyway, back to books… > It was […]

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January 22, 2013 - 5:13 pm

Magan - This comment, Hannah, cracked me up! I secretly pretend like I’m them too. And lady! I believe you did a walkthrough of your home on your blog + um, it’s gorg. You have more of a crafty side than you’re giving yourself credit for! ๐Ÿ™‚

January 22, 2013 - 5:12 pm

Magan - That’s a great idea, Hannah! I will include a few photos of the projects I do to let you know if they’re flops or not. ๐Ÿ™‚

January 21, 2013 - 4:19 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - ALSO, please review the book (with a few pictures from inside) – I always loving having multiple opinions before I buy a decorating book ๐Ÿ™‚

January 21, 2013 - 4:18 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - I am not crafty in real life, but I totally am in another world known as my dreams. Seriously. I get really pumped for a project and then it doesn’t turn out perfect and I’m quickly over the whole DIY blog. HOWEVER, I love YHL because I secretly pretend I’ll be like them one day. So fun that you went to their signing! They seem like they’d be hilarious and really fun to listen to.

January 20, 2013 - 8:09 pm

VeganYANerds - When I dropped by last week I couldn’t watch the vlog so now I’m back! I love Young House Love, too! I discovered it last year thanks to one of the Top 10 Tuesday lists. I bet their book is awesome!

And I feel like I am still playing catch up with review books, too! I’m already behind and this year is only just starting!

January 16, 2013 - 11:36 pm

Magan - Hahah — Liz! That makes me so happy! I love, love, love DIY and reading (obviously), but yes! I was in HEAVEN at the event because it was everything I loved ALL IN ONE PLACE!

January 16, 2013 - 4:49 pm

Estelle + Magan - Hahah — Thanks, Alexa! I just needed to bring a little bit of Texas to the blog. ๐Ÿ˜‰ So glad you loved Just One Day as much as I did! xo

January 16, 2013 - 11:48 am

Alexa Y. - It is ADORABLE that you started this video by saying “Howdy!” I love that. Seriously!

Just One Day is SO GOOD. I bought it on release day as well, thanks to your review + Jamie’s + Tara’s. It’s such an amazing book!

January 15, 2013 - 11:00 pm

Liz (Along for the Read) - I love Young House Love, so cool that you got to meet them. My blog reading worlds are totally colliding with this post!

January 14, 2013 - 9:51 pm

Magan - Paige — me too! It’s my favorite! ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you love JOD! Enjoy!

January 14, 2013 - 8:20 pm

Paige - I love the cover of Just One Day, I cannot wait to read it! I hope you enjoy everything you got this week ๐Ÿ™‚

My IMM

January 13, 2013 - 3:50 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Aww — you’re so cute. Even sweaty.

I really, really should read Just One Day, since I keep hearing such great things about it. I wasn’t blown away by her other books, but since some of my favourite bloggers (and, yes, that includes you) keep raving about it … I might just have to check it out. And add just ONE MORE BOOK to the pre-baby TBR list. ๐Ÿ˜‰

January 13, 2013 - 10:52 am

April @ Books And Wine - I’m not all that into DIY because I have not a crafty artsy bone in my body, but maybe I’ll subscribe to YHL for when I have a house of my own someday.

JUST ONE DAY! Ahhh! I am waiting on purchasing my copy until Gayle’s signing in February. Like you, I will be fangirling like crazy and it will be super awesome. <3

January 13, 2013 - 12:19 am

Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life - I absolutely love going to signings, they are just SO MUCH FUN. It’s even better when you get to meet fellow book bloggers! I’m kind of [not really, I am for a fact jealous with a capital J!] that you get to meet Gayle Forman. Even though I’ve only read If I Stay by her, I’ve fallen in love with her writing, and would absolutely adore to meet her. You lucky Austin peeps! We never get anyone cool in Dallas. =P But anyways, I’m so glad you loved Just One Day! I totally need to pick it up soon.

Also, I totally sympathize with the whole life being busy thing. It makes me sad that I couldn’t comment on any of your previous posts this week, even though I did read most of them. ='( Life has begun to take away from my blogging time, which is something I’m not liking. But hopefully next week will be better!

Anyways, lovely haul Magan. Happy reading, and have a blast at that Gayle Forman signing! I want to hear ALL about it!

Estelle’s Shelve It: 1/6/2013

Oh howdy! And happy new year! Sorry for the lack of v-log tonight, but it’s a busy weekend! Hope you are wrapped up in some good reading, and finding time to relax. Monday begins the first full week in awhile for most of us, I’m guessing? We will need the books to get through! Here’s […]

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January 14, 2013 - 10:50 pm

Estelle - It keeps staring at me on my pile, yelling at me. I will will will get to it soon.

January 14, 2013 - 12:37 pm

Asheley Tart (@BookwormAsheley) - OOOHHH I just bought Sweethearts a couple of days ago. Great minds!!

January 8, 2013 - 4:59 pm

Alexa Y. - I really, really want to read Anatomy of a Single Girl now, since you loved it so much! I’m curious to see how the sequel turns out ๐Ÿ˜‰

January 7, 2013 - 4:18 pm

April Books & Wine - CAMERON QUICK!

The end.

January 7, 2013 - 3:30 pm

VeganYANerds - Nice haul! I got Riptide, too! It made me think of Raw Blue but now that you mention it, Blue Crush as well!

And I hope you LOVE Sweethearts, it’s wonderful ๐Ÿ˜€

January 6, 2013 - 9:47 pm

The Bumble Girl - The Fifteen Days Without a Head sounds heartbreaking! I was just approved for this one too – the whole “little brother who’s convinced is a dog” tugged at my heart, these poor boys! I am looking forward to sitting with a box of tissues for this story…
Enjoy your new reads ๐Ÿ™‚
And happy new year to you both! xo

January 6, 2013 - 8:01 pm

Tara - GAH Sweethearts! That has been on my radar for ages and I have yet to actually read it.

Hope you get to relax a little bit this weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

January 6, 2013 - 7:11 pm

Lisa the Nerd - Yay for a used bookstore! Even if the YA section was teeny.

January 6, 2013 - 5:14 pm

Amy @ Tripping Over Books - Great books, Estelle! It’s awesome that you have a used book store to plunder, even if the YA section is small. I don’t have anything like that in my neck of the woods. I’m definitely going to have to check out Anatomy of a Single Girl, though. It sounds awesome! And I can’t wait to see what you think of Sweethearts!! Good stuff, friend!

January 6, 2013 - 2:22 am

Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life - Ugh, back to school this week! Although, I do have Monday off, since it’s a Teacher Workday or something. But seriously, it’s been luxurious not having any stress of grades or anything. Whatever the case, I’ll be spending Monday making the most of my time off to blog!! I’m hoping that if I get everything scheduled ahead of time, I’ll have plenty of time to comment and such.

Anyways, you got some good stuff this week, Estelle! Riptide looks really interesting, I think that one is going on my TBR list. I’m excited to read your review of that one, to know if I really should get a copy of it or not. And YAY for discovering a used book store, even if the YA section is small. It seems like you were still able to find some goodies, though! I seriously need to pick up All You Never Wanted, since I’ve seen some seriously gushing reviews.

Fantastic haul, Estelle! Enjoy your lovelies, and GOOD LUCK for a full week back at work! <3 Just remember that working is feeding your book addiction. ๐Ÿ˜‰