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Tune In Tuesday: My Teen Self #3

 Good morning! It’s time for another trip into my musical teenage canon with Tune in Tuesday! I’m really enjoying this meme that Ginger of GReadsBooks has organized and I hope that you are too! It’s been very therapeutic and just funny what the mind remembers! Since I’m being all open about my disasterious love triangles, […]

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August 12, 2013 - 9:01 am

YA Review: The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle - […] was pretty intense. Between getting used to the idea of leaving my childhood home for college and falling pretty desperately in love with someone who was not going with me, it was quite a […]

July 22, 2012 - 9:05 am

Estelle: Shelve It from Rather Be Reading Blog (7/22/2012) - […] a review. + Counting Backwards by Laura Lascarso, a Magan-tastic review! + I share another story of teen angst set to music. + Kissing Shakespeare by Pam Mingle, a […]

July 18, 2012 - 5:33 am

VeganYANerds - Ahhh, I loved reading about your story with your boss, Estelle! It sort of reminds me of my life almost 10 years ago!

I had to laugh at Savage Garden, I have to admit they got played a lot here (obvioulsy) and I can’t stand them, but so many girls at school loved them :)

July 18, 2012 - 2:21 am

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - Hehe. Estelle, I love the story! Didn’t you just love being the safe haven from insane girlfriends? I’ve filled that role before, and it’s like, “Um… I’m so much better than she is!” And seriously, I love Savage Garden! And I never knew Darren did anything solo. His voice is so distinct that I would have pegged him even if I didn’t know who sang the song. Such good choices! I love this blast from the past. :)

July 17, 2012 - 8:35 pm

Ashley @ Ashley Loves Books - haha your PS made me laugh – I definitely was, too! I’m kind of in love with this story, scandalous as it was/could have been. I remember seeing The Starting Line WAY long time ago before they were pretty well known, and when people started listening to them I was like ‘really? people like them?’ But then I listened to the CD and they had definitely improved since that first show haha. I miss the days of mixed CDs and tapes. Sending me a Spotify playlist just doesn’t have the same feeling. (Also, Boyz II Men? LOVE FOREVER. They are my ultimate band.)

July 17, 2012 - 6:55 pm

Lena - How cute! I love that you guys still talk about your old mixes and bonded over his crazy girlfriend. Sugarcult and The Starting Line!!! That’s like my youth in a nutshell. 😛

July 17, 2012 - 3:01 pm

Hollie @ Music, Books and Tea - I love this story! I love The Starting Line too…I had totally forgotten all about them as well. :)

July 17, 2012 - 12:24 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - As always, I think the story that goes along with your Tune In Tuesday is FAB. Love the songs and yes, the days of mixed cds <3

July 17, 2012 - 11:10 am

Kayla Graham - Awww I love your choices and your story! I LOVE Boyz II Men because my Mom and Dad would always listen to it when I was a little girl! Thank you for sharing 😀 So glad I discovered this blog… will definitely be visiting more often :)

Have a great day!

If you would like to check out my Tune In Tuesday, “CLICK HERE“.

Kayla @ Bengal Reads

July 17, 2012 - 9:50 am

Elena - These posts are THE BEST. Love hearing about your boy stories! I love how mixtapes can convey what you mean through songs, so much thought is put into them. Also omg Sugarcult! I remember them and even saw/met them once. I wonder if they’re still around?

July 17, 2012 - 9:12 am

Ginger @ GReads! - I love your teenage musical stories! They are the best. Oh mixed tapes (CDs? haha). They were definitely the unspoken thoughts/feelings we so couldn’t tell our crushes, but the music definitely could! Pretty sure I made a boy listen to “God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You” by NSync on repeat, hahahahaha. Wow.

Tune in Tuesday: My Teen Self #1

I’m so excited to take part in GReads’ Tune in Tuesday this month for an excellent theme: songs I listened to when I was a teenager. This is going to be so much fun and — I am just imagining — incredibly angsty. Oh the joys of high school. Pre-iPod! Listening to mix cassette tapes […]

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July 8, 2012 - 11:02 am

Rather Be Reading Blog: Shelve It (Estelle) 7/8/12 - […] *Big secrets* to uncover in Lauren Barnholdt’s THE THING ABOUT THE TRUTH. I participated in Tune in Tuesday week & took a trip down memory lane, teenager style! Looking for a hot read? Check out Susan […]

July 6, 2012 - 8:45 am

Rachel - I remember listening to all these songs too! And I didn’t know 32 Flavors was a cover either. Great song picks.. I think I will have to listen to all the youtube videos you posted now :)

July 3, 2012 - 11:02 pm

Sharon @ Fictionally Inclined - Ahaha, oh Complicated. I loved that song SO much. I still flash back to my 15-year-old self and flip out when I hear it on the radio every once in a great while.

July 3, 2012 - 10:23 pm

elena - HE WAS A SK8TER BOI, SHE SAID SHE YOU LATER BOY. Good times, good times. It’s weird how much Avril has changed!

July 3, 2012 - 5:33 pm

Mary @ My Sisters Bookshelf - Oooh okay I remember loving the Strokes, John Mayer before he was cool, and I went through a huge Bob Dylan phase. Oh and I definitely took a Phantom Planet poster with me to college.

July 3, 2012 - 4:53 pm

Jenny - I had forgotten all about 32 flavors! thanks! That was such a good one!

July 3, 2012 - 2:16 pm

Estelle - Hollie, Sk8tr Boy was another one I used to play SO loud in my car. Oh god. I thought I was the coolest. Maybe? I don’t know actually. I *was* coming home from band practice. haha

July 3, 2012 - 2:15 pm

Estelle - A, your teenage years were like 5 minutes ago. I’m old!!! Just say it.

July 3, 2012 - 2:14 pm

Estelle - Eva, ha! I’m so glad you knew one of the other songs! I used to write these lyrics in my journal all the time.

July 3, 2012 - 2:13 pm

Estelle - BB, YES! I used to love her first CD and then slowly my interest in her died out. I don’t think her latest stuff is as good, and I wonder if it was because she was marketed at this teen audience all the time. Not sure. Glad we could share in our Avril love!

July 3, 2012 - 1:08 pm

Born Bookish - I remember when you couldn’t go five minutes without hearing Avril Lavigne on the radio! I used to love her, but now her music has changed so much I haven’t liked her last couple of CDs =(

July 3, 2012 - 12:05 pm

Eva, The Book Stoner - OMG! I love the memories these songs remind me of! ♥ Here With Me

July 3, 2012 - 11:47 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Ooh, I love 32 Flavors! And Avril was definitely around in my teenage years, specifically with this song – I used to belt it out all the time haha.

July 3, 2012 - 10:15 am

Hollie @ Music, Books and Tea - Oh, I loved Avril Lavigne so much when I was younger! Let Go was one of my favourite albums ever. :)

July 3, 2012 - 9:46 am

Liz @ Elizziebooks - This month’s theme makes me so nostalgic! LOVE IT. :]

July 3, 2012 - 8:57 am

Ginger - Oh high school is right! I remember jamming to some Avril back in the day, but I think I was 21 hahaha.