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Estelle: Shelve It (4/29/2012)

weekly feature focusing on the books we bought, borrowed, and received from publishersJust a quick note before we launch into this week’s meme. This week has been quite a whirlwind in the blogging community when it was leaked that Kristi a.k.a. The Story Siren plagiarized work from another blog. This is an offense that Magan and I take very seriously, as we both work in fields were plagiarism would greatly affect our jobs and our well-beings. While we both acknowledge how much Kristi has done for the YA blogging community, it is a professional decision and not a reflection of anything personal that we will no longer take part in In My Mailbox. After much discussion, Magan and I settled on using our own meme called “Shelve It” to discuss various bookish happenings during the week.

And now on with the show…

Yes. I talk Bieber and my cat meows in the background. Get excited!

 

Books mentioned:

In the mail:

Somebody to Love by Kristan Higgans (Goodreads | Amazon) — thanks to Katie at Little Bird Publicity!
Enchanted by Althea Kontis (Goodreads | Amazon) — thanks to Jenny at Harcourt Children’s!

From the library:

Lovestruck Summer by Melissa Walker (Goodreads | Amazon) — thanks to a mention from April of Good Books & Good Wine.
The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg (Goodreads | Amazon) — thanks to a tweet from Ginger of GReads!
I’ll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan (Goodreads | Amazon) — thanks to a review from Tahleen at the Broke and the Bookish!

Borrowed:

Divergent by Veronica Roth (Goodreads | Amazon)

Bought:

Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley (Goodreads | Amazon)
Franny & Zooey by J.D. Salinger (Goodreads | Amazon)
We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han (Goodreads | Amazon)
Thou Shalt Not Roadtrip (Goodreads | Amazon)

ALSO: Support your local bookstores! Here’s the one we visited in Mystic, CT: Bank Square Books.

This week on the blog:

Another 4/24 book release: a review of Supergirl Mixtapes by Meagan Brothers.
Magan gives you the dirt on TLA (the good kind) + provides some tips for those hoping to attend future conferences.
Melissa C. Walker wrote it and Toni Braxton sang it. Magan shares her love for Walker’s Unbreak My Heart.
A book that kept me up VERY late one evening: a review of new release, Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf.

Have you read anything ah-mazing this week? Let us know! We’re all ears!

May 4, 2012 - 1:12 pm

Estelle - M, You already beat me to reading Lonely Hearts Club. haha. :-/ But you did introduce me to the “recommended by” feature on GR that might make my brain work better. So thanks for that. xo

May 4, 2012 - 1:11 pm

Estelle - Sash, ha! I have Looking for Alaska to read as well. Maybe I’ll read them back to back? Thanks for the suggestion!

May 4, 2012 - 11:17 am

Estelle - Paige! Thanks for stopping in! I had a fun time looking at your blog and listening to your vlog. I read Face on a Milk Carton a really long time ago and I liked it a lot… in fact it is one of the only books I have successfully gotten my younger sister to read too. Did you ever see the TV movie? It’s one of my favorites. haha.

April 30, 2012 - 3:24 pm

Paige - If you were only going to read a few Dystopians you should definately try Divergent because it’s so so good! I just finished reading The Summer I Turned Pretty so I can’t wait to get my hands on It’s Not Summer Without You. Thou Shalt Not Road Trip looks really good! I hope you enjoy everything and here’s my IMM!

http://paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/2012/04/in-my-mailbox-32.html

~Paige @ Comfort Books

April 30, 2012 - 2:11 pm

Katie @ Blook Girl - Wow, what a fabulous book haul, ladies! I can’t believe you haven’t read Divergent yet! I really hope you love it πŸ™‚ Thanks to YOU, I snagged an e-copy of Unbreak My Heart this week and I can’t wait to read it!

I keep hearing that I need to read Where Things Come Back, so I think I’ll pay a visit to the bookstore this weekend πŸ™‚ Great, there goes my paycheck!

I also decided to “follow my own star” in regard to all the drama, and created my own meme, Mission: Acquired. I hope you’ll stop by and check out my goodies πŸ™‚ http://www.blookgirl.com/book-blog/mission-acquired/147-april-28-2012

Happy reading, ladies! <333

April 29, 2012 - 7:49 pm

VeganYANerds - Haha, I laughed when you said “basically I’m a liar” because I am always saying I’m on a book ban but then I go out and buy more books!

Great haul this week, Estelle! I love the Summer series and the bonus letters sound interesting!

Also I need The Lonely Hearts Club, I love anything with a Beatles theme, must buy asap!

April 29, 2012 - 5:13 pm

Eva, The Book Stoner - SO glad to know where you and Magan stand regarding the plagiarism issue. I already love your blog but now I love it even more πŸ™‚ Every book in the world will also come out May 1st. LOTS of them! Haha!

Great haul! πŸ™‚

April 29, 2012 - 4:12 pm

Sash from Sash and Em - AHH! So much goodness!

1. Anything written by Elizabeth Eulberg rockkks.
2. FRANNY AND ZOEY.
3. I looooved Where Things Come Back πŸ™‚ I’ve talked about it before but it would be so perfect to pair with Catcher in the Rye and Looking for Alaska.

xo

April 29, 2012 - 2:10 pm

margie c {the bumble girl} - The Lonely Hearts Club sounds like a good read, adding it to my list to hopefully get to this summer πŸ™‚
I cannot wait to read Enchanted! I picked up a finished copy this week and it’s so pretty! and of course I love anything to do with fairy-tales and needed it asap!
Enjoy your pile!!!

April 29, 2012 - 10:32 am

Ginger @ GReads! - Aww I’m so glad I could influence your reading pile πŸ™‚ haha I hope you love Lonely Hearts Club! Also, Lovestruck Summer is a good one as well. And yay for Where Things Come Back!!!!!!!!! gosh I love that book.
P.S. I needed the Conrad goodness in my life, too πŸ™‚

April 29, 2012 - 10:02 am

Jess @ Gone with the Words - I’m glad you loved Somebody to Love..but I’m also glad I didn’t know that Beebs song because I would’ve hated it being stuck in my head, lol. Also, I really hope you like Divergent!!! Eeeeep! And, oh boy, I need to get my hands on those letters in We’ll Always Have Summer! Enjoy your books!!

April 29, 2012 - 9:39 am

Estelle - Elena, hahaha. It was quite a bonus to read the book with JB stuck in my head. Really. Definitely get into Jenny Han’s summer series like… this summer. I can’t wait to hear what songs you come up with to go along with them!

April 29, 2012 - 9:29 am

elena - As soon as you mentioned Justin Bieber, I had to go on Spotify and put him on! I don’t know how I will get through that book without “I JUST NEED SOMEBODY TO LOOOOVE” constantly refraining in my head. I really want to read Enchanted so I hope it’s good! I love fairytales. :3 I’m excited for the new series on the blog you guys have planned! I hope you like Divergent too, it’s one of the better dystopians, I think. I really need to properly read Jenny Han books.

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