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Magan’s Shelve It: December 30, 2012

  Howdy, howdy! Happy (almost) 2013! It feels so good to be back in the swing of things and to have books to share with you guys in this week’s Shelve It. I was kind of on a self-imposed-book-ban to help save up for the holidays. Never fear! I’m back with lots of awesome! *All […]

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January 1, 2013 - 9:56 pm

elena - oh em gee, girl you a QT! I really hope you like Heist Society! I think it’s super fun and I am super excited for the third book. also I still need to finish Frankie Banks so we should totally do a readalong. hope that person returns the fourth book in Ruby Oliver soon. ENJOY YR BOOKS xo

December 31, 2012 - 8:28 pm

fishgirl182 - cute video! i love getting gift cards. i haven’t seen my ideal bookshelf yet but it looks really cool. i’ll have to see if i can find it the next time i am at the bookstore. and i love half price books. i always fine fun things there.

enjoy your books and happy new year!

December 31, 2012 - 1:23 pm

Paige - I hope you enjoy everything you got this week πŸ™‚

My IMM

December 30, 2012 - 4:51 pm

VeganYANerds - Yay! Happy New Year to you, Magan – and Estelle! πŸ™‚

I want that person to return Ruby Oliver #4 already! Is it overdue? Sometimes I put something on hold at my library and they send the person a reminder so a. they can’t renew it again and b. they end up returning it. Anyway, Frankie is also awesome, and I hope you love her story!

I hope you get to wear your new dress out tonight (well tomorrow night for you!)

December 30, 2012 - 12:17 pm

The Bumble Girl - Hi pretty girl! You are so very sweet!
I adore Susane Colasanti and all the books that I have been able to read by her! She is such a great and inspirational person! I highly recommend Keep Holding On as your next book by her!
Great adult reads too! I should try to read a few of those next year too πŸ™‚
Hope you and Estelle have a wonderful New Year’s! xo

December 30, 2012 - 11:49 am

Melissa - My Ideal Bookshelf sound like a great book…love to peek into other’s shelves…and I’ve been curious about On The Island myself. Hope you enjoy it and Happy New Year!!

My Added to the Bookshelf post!

β™₯ Melissa @ Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf

December 30, 2012 - 7:45 am

Lori - I adore the Heist Society books! They are so much fun. I can’t wait to see what you think of it.

December 30, 2012 - 3:09 am

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - YOU ARE SO CUTE! Seriously. Especially the “y’all”s =) I will totally give you bonus points for venturing into the adult section … it can be a scary, uncertain kind of place. And there’s SO MANY MORE BOOKS in that section. It’s a little daunting. Happy New Year to you both — can’t wait for more of your amazing reviews in 2013! Mwah!

December 30, 2012 - 12:10 am

Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life - This was such a cute v-log Magan! Yay for finally buying books!! I’m glad you went crazy at Half Price Books too, I visited that place this week as well, but managed to restrict myself to 3 books. πŸ˜‰ But Crazy sounds really neat. I mean, a kid’s father is going crazy. Sign me up as well! πŸ˜‰ I’ve heard amazing things about Heist Society, it seems like such a fun book. I’ll be looking out for your review of that one before I decide if I should pick it up for myself or not. And I’m glad you managed to venture into the Adult section at B&N! πŸ˜‰ I totally feel comfortable in the YA section myself, so I totally understand what you mean by that. But it’s great that you venturing out and trying some more genres! I plan to do that in 2013 as well, within different genres of YA, since I mainly read fantasy/dystopia.

Fantastic haul Magan! This v-log makes me want to meet you so badly… perhaps at TLA this year? *hint hint* Enjoy your lovelies and have a fabulous new year! <3

December 30, 2012 - 12:04 am

Jess @ Gone with the Words - Oooooh em GEEEE!! I hope you love it!! πŸ˜€ Keep me posted!!

Estelle: Shelve It (12/15/2012)

First of all, WHAT? An early Shelve it?? It’s Saturday! And second, a v-log?! Yes! You heard right! [Excuse the shakiness. I’m still not sure where to tape these in my new place, and I was balancing my computer on pillows. ha!] Books from YA for NJ: My Life in Black & White by Natasha […]

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December 18, 2012 - 7:28 pm

VeganYANerds - That is a lot of money, what a fantastic thing to do and be a part of!

My eyes were drawn to Star Crossed write away, OMG!!! I bet it’s going to be awesome and I hope you can get through that stack of books so you can finally read it πŸ˜€

December 18, 2012 - 7:01 pm

Jess @ Gone with the Words - OMG STAR CROSSED!!! Dying to read that one! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it! πŸ˜€ Also, I love that you won 4 books from the auction. I won one auction myself. πŸ™‚

December 17, 2012 - 3:43 pm

Anna - SECOND HELPINGS! STARCROSSED! I CANNOT HANDLE THE GOODNESS OF THIS POST!

December 17, 2012 - 9:27 am

Cynthia - Yay!!! I’m so glad you got your package!! I am so jealous about Star Crossed!! I love Jennifer Echols and yay for all the awesome books and the money they were able to raise on YA for NJ!! Enjoy! =D

December 16, 2012 - 2:12 pm

April Books & Wine - ERMAGHERD I am so so so jealous of Starcrossed.

YAY FOR SECOND HELPINGS, I think that is my favorite Jessica Darling book of the whole series.

ALSO.

ALSO.

I am dancing a little over how awesome your YA For NJ bid package was. πŸ™‚

December 15, 2012 - 8:54 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Awww — I’ve missed your vlogs! I’m going to try to do one soon … now that I have a webcam on our new laptop! I’m mildly envious that you actually got to OPEN your Secret Santa present — my hubby made me put mine under the tree and wait ’til Christmas =P Oh well, the anticipation’s half the fun, right? I hope I’ll also have a Jennifer Echols book under the tree as well — she was on the wishlist that I gave to my hubby as one of my top picks. Based on your rave reviews, I’m really excited to read her books!

December 15, 2012 - 7:52 pm

Rebecca @ Reading Wishes - Wow, $13, 000 is amazing! I totally would have brought something from the auction but they were only shipping to the US so I couldn’t πŸ™ Oh well, it seems like they did a great job of raising money! I haven’t read anything by Niki Burnham so will be interested to see what you think of her books. I only just found out about The Girl in the Wall a few weeks ago but it looks really good and I’ve heard great things about it. Second Helpings! I read Sloppy Firsts earlier this year but am looking forward to continuing the series. Star Crosses – sqee! I love Jennifer Echols and even though I don’t read Adult, it sure does look amazing! I’m even tempted to read it anyway ;D

Amazing book haul and I hope you get to read all the books you want to read before the year is over. Go you!

Estelle: Shelve It (12/9/2012)

Hi friends! Welcome to this week’s Shelve It! Are you having a good weekend? I think this is the first weekend in awhile where I set out to do things + actually accomplished them. Hopefully as you read this, I will be decorating my Christmas tree in my new apartment. (Or about to after a […]

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December 12, 2012 - 4:57 pm

Alexa Y. - I am totally jealous that you have What Happens Next in your hands! That bit she read at Books of Wonder was absolutely hilarious πŸ™‚

December 10, 2012 - 10:38 pm

Lisa the Nerd - Look at all of those cute covers! <3

December 9, 2012 - 2:48 pm

Sara (of the Page Sage) - Lovely, Dark, and Deep looks really intriguing. As far as holiday recs go, I haven’t read it yet but there’s always Let it Snow by John Green, Lauren Myracle, and Maureen Johnson. (:

December 9, 2012 - 2:22 pm

Kailia @ Reading the Best of the Best - Ahhh Just Listen is one of my favorite SD books EVER! I can’t wait to see what you think! I need to read What Happens Next too; it’s been on my TBR pile for sooo long!

December 9, 2012 - 1:06 pm

The Bumble Girl - I really like the look to all of these covers! I have yet to read one of Alison Noel’s contemporary’s. I really like her Riley Bloom series, and I enjoyed Fated a lot. I look forward to seeing what you think of Kiss & Blog, sounds cute!
I can’t wait to read Austensibly Ordinary – sounds perfect!
Great list of reads, enjoy πŸ™‚

December 9, 2012 - 12:16 pm

Vy - The cover of Lovely Dark and Deep is so pretty! Really interested in reading your thoughts on that. Hope you’ll enjoy your new reads, Estelle!

December 9, 2012 - 7:51 am

Lori - I’m so curious about Lovely Dark and Deep. I can’t wait to see your thoughts!

December 9, 2012 - 1:36 am

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Just Listen is one of my favourite Dessen books of ALL TIME. I’ve read it two or three times. I think you’ll really like the book, since you’re passionate about music – that aspect of the storyline really spoke to me.

Lovely Dark and Deep is on my Christmas wishlist. The premise sounds intriguing and the cover is so gorgeous. I’ll have to wait and see which book(s) hubby picked off the list and wrapped under the tree!

Magan: Shelve it, December 2, 2012

Hey friends! It’s so, so hard for me to believe that it’s December. It’s 77 degrees in Austin right now. WHY OH WHY? I need cold weather and hot chocolate to get into the holiday spirit! I’ve been playing my fair share of the ‘N Sync holiday station on Pandora to balance out the warmer […]

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December 4, 2012 - 8:50 pm

The Weekly Wrap-Up (18): Happy December! - […] this book up like craaaazy –  and when I saw it pop up on both Magan at Rather Be Reading AND Tara at Hobbitsies IMM this week, I went hunting. Luckily, it was on NG as an instant […]

December 4, 2012 - 1:18 pm

Alexa Y. - I just got The Sea of Tranquility, and I’m looking forward to checking it out. So many bloggers I love really enjoyed it, so I hope you and I do too!

December 4, 2012 - 7:06 am

April Books & Wine - Ohhh! The Sea Of Tranquility is utterly fantastic and heart breaking and wonderful and good and I wish I had a physical copy of it hahaha.

Hope you dig Hooked!

December 3, 2012 - 10:28 pm

Lisa [is busy nerding] - I’ve heard such good things about Sea. From the same peeps, of course. I hope you love it!

December 3, 2012 - 3:59 pm

Cassie - YAY! I adored If I Lie, I have it on my nook. I saw Hooked on NetGalley and was contemplating it, let me know what you think!

December 3, 2012 - 10:52 am

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - Yes!!!! Go read The Sea of Tranquility, like, now!!! It was so amazing. You won’t be disappointed (I surely hope not!)

December 2, 2012 - 8:00 pm

Ashley @ Ashley Loves Books - I saw the conversation between Anna and Jen on Twitter about the Sea of Tranquility – and after I saw it here AND on Tara’s (hobbitsies) IMM, I definitely just went and found it on NG haha. It sounds so good, I couldn’t pass it up!

I am DYING to read If I Lie – I have a hc copy from Corrine, but I’m saving it for when I can be emotionally wrecked haha. i can’t wait to read your thoughts on it!

Estelle: Shelve It 11/23/2012

Here’s sending some late Thanksgiving greetings to you, dear reader. Magan and I hope that you enjoyed holiday time with friends and family. If you didn’t celebrate Thanksgiving this weekend, we hope your weekend was a fun one! We are so thankful for your readership, your thoughtful comments, and the fact that you stop in […]

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November 28, 2012 - 11:54 pm

Alexa Y. - Congratulations on winning Miranda’s new book! I promise, promise, promise to read Catching Jordan soon…

November 26, 2012 - 12:01 pm

elena - Burning Blue sounds really good! Just read Losing It yesterday, it was okay. Curious to see what you’ll think of it!

November 26, 2012 - 7:15 am

Sara (of the Page Sage) - I’ve been dying to check out Miranda Kenneally’s books. Congrats on the win!

Happy Reading!

November 25, 2012 - 10:32 pm

Katelyn - Yay!!! I cannot wait to hear what you think of all of your new, awesome books (especially Charade!) p.s. Bookish peer-pressure FTW!

November 25, 2012 - 7:59 pm

Paige - I wanted to get Burning Blue but I haven’t had the chance yet! I hope you enjoy it once you read it!

My IMM

November 25, 2012 - 5:05 pm

VeganYANerds - I find it just as hard to stick to book buying bans!

I can’t wait to read Burning Blue πŸ™‚

November 25, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Melissa - Those .99 Nook books will get you every time! LOL Enjoy!

My Added to the Bookshelf post!

November 25, 2012 - 1:38 pm

Amy @ bookgoonie - I’m completely covetess of the Kenneally ARC. I <3 her books so much.

November 25, 2012 - 1:09 pm

Vy (Vy's Blog) - I was looking at Burning Blue a while back but then totally forgot about! SO glad that you loved it. Will definitely be checking it out again.

November 25, 2012 - 10:32 am

April Books & Wine - Ooooo I need to buy Epic Force. Basically, all of the books recommended on Makeshift Bookmark hahah.

AND YAY MINDI SCOTT! I just finally read my first book by her — Live Through This, and while it was painful, I loved it.

Magan: Shelve It, November 18, 2012

Howdy, y’all! I’m so excited to have books on my mind. It’s been a crazy weekend of work and I’m so excited to find a cozy blanket so I can finish Graffiti MoonΒ by Cath Crowley as soon as I hit publish on this post. Guys,Β this book. Are you kidding me? Probably one of my favorite […]

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November 19, 2012 - 6:37 pm

Brittani - Awesome haul! I got Reached this week as well! I’m glad your enjoying Graffiti Moon. I have it on my Kindle but I still haven’t read it yet. Enjoy all your books!

November 19, 2012 - 5:53 pm

Karen - I’m so glad that you’re loving Graffiti Moon. I was not expecting how amazing that book was.

November 19, 2012 - 2:46 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - The fact that you’re reading Graffiti Moon makes me so extremely happy. I really, really loved that book! And that reminds me that I need to get myself a copy…

November 19, 2012 - 9:54 am

April Books & Wine - Live Through This is utterly amazing and I felt all of the things while reading and actually was so anxious I had to skip ahead and read the ending. Ugh, so so fantastic.

You are in for amazing reading, especially with the books borrowed from Ginger. <33333

November 19, 2012 - 8:30 am

Ginger @ GReads! - So happy to share my books with you Magan! I am also happy to see that you’re enjoying Graffiti Moon. It was one of my faves read last year πŸ™‚

November 19, 2012 - 6:58 am

Leela - I rally want to read Graffity Moon, but it was borrowed in my library :_( I hope you enjoy it. I can’t wait to hear your thought about it πŸ˜€

November 18, 2012 - 10:33 pm

Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life - Eep, you got Reached! I really want to get that one- I am SO curious to see how the trilogy ends, even if I wasn’t the biggest fan of Crossed, or even Matched for that matter. But I feel like this book has a ridiculous amount of potential to be completely amazing, and I can’t wait to read it! Too bad I’m basically broke and my lame-o library won’t get it. :/ Also, I have only heard amazing things about Graffiti Moon! Your Internet staring is scaring me, I think I’ll have to see if I can get my hands on a copy of this one. πŸ˜‰

Enjoy all your lovelies Magan! <3

November 18, 2012 - 9:48 pm

Ashley @ Ashley Loves Books - I am dyyyyyying to read Night Beach, and mostly because of Ginger! I see her talk about that and Raw Blue so often that I can’t not be curious. Hopefully i can get my hands on copies somewhere!

Also, GRAFFITI MOON <33333 I want to hang out with Ed and Lucy all day every day.