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Estelle: In My Mailbox (2/19/2012)

Happy Sunday, friends! I can’t believe it’s already been 2 weeks since my last v-log. Craziness! I hope all of you had a great week, and for those of you enjoying an extended weekend because of President’s Day, are relaxing and curling up with a good book (or 3). Because I’m traveling a lot this weekend, I actually taped my IMM a little early.

Truth: I’m sort of on a book buying ban right now. The last few months I’ve been on a clothing shopping freeze. (Still am, kind of.) And this month I really have to institute the no buying of books. I went a little bonkers the end of last year buying books at a rapid rate and now I just have too many to handle. Not to mention all the lovely ARCs we received when Magan when to ALA. So I have to focus on what I have before I buy more. Even though, I so want to. But that being said, here is my vlog from this week’s IMM, a weekly meme hosted by the talented Kristi aka The Story Siren.

ALA Reads mentioned:

Various Positions by Martha Schabas: Released 2/14/12 (Goodreads | Amazon)
Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip by Jordan Sonnenblick: Releases 3/1/12 (Goodreads | Amazon)
The Difference Between You & Me by Madeline George: Releases 3/15/12 (Goodreads | Amazon)
The Stalker Chronicles by Carley Moore: Releases 3/27/12 (Goodreads | Amazon)

Book read this week:

Tessa Masterson WILL Go to Prom by Brandon Halpin & Emily Franklin: Releases 2/27/12 (Goodreads | Amazon)

On the blog this week…

> Estelle: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
> Magan: The Survival Kit by Donna Freitas
> Estelle: The Scent of Rain & Lightning by Nancy Pickard

And that’s all she wrote! Catch you guys tomorrow!

February 20, 2012 - 8:01 pm

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - Yours and Magan’s recent vlogs are what gave me the courage to post my first one this week! You seem so comfortable. Haha. I had to record mine twice. Hopefully I’ll get used to it. 😛 It’s always nice to see you!

Very cool that Magan sent you some goodies! I’d be overwhelmed if I had all those books to read at once! They sound good, and I’m excited for your reviews of them all!

February 20, 2012 - 5:50 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I will totally support your book buying ban, simply because I’m on one too! I’ve been good so far (although I make exceptions for book signings), so hopefully, I keep that up and definitely whittle down my TBR.

In other news, I will (hopefully) see you this week? Possibly in Barnes and Noble during my lunch break 😉

I hope you like Various Positions. It wasn’t a bad read; on the contrary, it was an interesting one. I just felt very “WHAT THE HECK” while I was reading it.

The other books you mentioned all sound really good. Must go and check them out now!

February 20, 2012 - 10:22 am

Estelle - Thanks April! I just finished VP. And there is a lot to like about it. I don’t want to say too much. But I think you should give it a try. If that’s a good clue 🙂 Happy reading & have a great week!

February 20, 2012 - 10:20 am

Estelle - Sash, I just finished VP last night! I have a lot of thoughts too. I hope I can get my review up soon. It’s not what I thought at all. Thanks so much for all the kind words. Magan and I love your blog so much and the two of you. Hope your week moves quickly!

February 20, 2012 - 10:10 am

Estelle - Thanks Mands! Yes. I’m trying to drill into my head. LIBRARY BOOKS & BOOKS ON MY SHELVES. I’ll learn eventually. 😛

February 20, 2012 - 10:09 am

Estelle - Ginger, thanks for your comment! I’m so happy to have the ALA books and I think in some way, my wallet is super happy about it. I do have some gift cards actually to B&N *but* I keep forgetting them. Note to self: put them in wallet. haha. Did you read Difference yet? I should be on that one soon. Have a great week!

February 20, 2012 - 7:48 am

Ginger @ GReads! - I know what you mean about the over flowing pile of books. After ALA I feel so completely guilty even considering buying a book. Yet, I still went to B&N last week. Oops! haha I’m anxious to read your review for The Difference Between You and Me.

February 19, 2012 - 6:13 pm

VeganYANerds - Great vlog, Estelle! I am trying to put myself on a book-buying ban as well, I have plenty of great YA avail. at my local libraries and I have a bunch of books I’ve purchased but haven’t read yet!

February 19, 2012 - 6:12 pm

Sash from Sash and Em - 1. Interested to see what you think of Various Positions. It..err..rubbed me the wrong way. But can’t wait to see what you think!

2. Em and I skype atleast once a week! It’s really fun and helps us talk and plan for the blog. 🙂

3. Jealous that you have Monday off! (because we don’t!)

4. I started The Stalker Chronicles but wasn’t in the mood for Contemp so had to put it down for a little while.

5. Em and I love you guys!! Hope you have a fabulous week and yay for books!

xoxo -S

February 19, 2012 - 2:40 pm

April Books & Wine - Various Positions sounds great! Actually, all of the books you mention seem interesting.

Happy reading 🙂

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