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Estelle: Shelve It (7/22/2012)

weekly feature focusing on the books we bought, borrowed, and received from publishers

And it’s Sunday again! Funny how that happens! How has your weekend gone? Hopefully relaxing and productive! We’ve been hosting a garage sale for the past few days… and you know… some interesting people go to garage sales. Some good, some bad. Has anyone written a book about this? It could be a best seller! Anyway, here’s my vlog for this week, featuring me blabbing in my backyard!

Books borrowed from the library:

Miracle by Elizabeth Scott (Goodreads)

“Though it’s a fictional story, the truth about post-traumatic stress disorder is very real.  Seeing this issue brought forth in a young adult novel in such a quiet, yet alarming way earns so much respect from me.” – Ginger, GReadsBooks

” I was yet again so emotionally invested in an E. Scott story that I felt physically spent after reading it – and that, my friends, is the mark of an amazing story.” Tara, Fiction Folio

Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley (Goodreads)
Losing Faith by Denise Jaden (Goodreads)

“A beautifully written book with a twist of mystery.” Tara, Fiction Folio

This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers (Goodreads)

“Summers’ characterization and ability to make me connect with the stories she writes is unbelievable. The story was about zombies, yes, but ultimately, it was about fighting for your life.” Magan, RBR

Being Friends with Boys by Terra Elan McVoy (Goodreads)

“This may sound weird or harsh, but I love reading a story where the MC is just utterly confused, frustrated, and spinning in circles. I remember what it was like to feel like every single thing was a major catastrophe, and I love reliving that pure emotion in YA.” Tara, Fiction Folio

” I thought Terra Elan McVoy made Charlotte’s struggles feel real and authentic, because for some people their lives have more than one complication or twist.” April, Good Books & Good Wine

Other books mentioned:

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta (Goodreads)
Bloom by Elizabeth Scott (Goodreads)
Never Enough by Denise Jaden (Goodreads)

Around the blog:

+ Time for some adult fiction! A bonus vlog! Get excited!
+ Pizza, Love & Other Stuff by Kathryn Williams, a review.
+ The Summer of Firsts & Lasts by Terra Elan McVoy, 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 review.

Elsewhere:

 I dreamed up a wardrobe for Sam in Huntley Fitzpatrick’s My Life Next Door over at Sash & Em’s!
 So fabulous to meet Sasha in person & she is doing the ultimate Melina Marchetta giveaway over at S&E to celebrate meeting the author! 

Thanks for listening & reading! See ya around the blog!

July 24, 2012 - 3:09 pm

April Books & Wine - I say this on every Shelve It, but I love your love of the library.

Also I die of jealous over the Books Of Wonder event, for sure.

July 24, 2012 - 10:29 am

Asheley (@BookwormAsheley) - OOH! I’m halfway thru Miracle by Elizabeth Scott AS WE SPEAK. I’m about to finish it in a little bit.

I just read This Is Not A Test a few days ago and my post went up. I think I just gushed about how much I loved it. It was my first Courtney Summers book, so yesterday I read Fall For Anything.

I’m rambling. You’re talking about some great books there, missy!

July 24, 2012 - 12:35 am

Paige - I got a copy of Losing Faith awhile back. I really need to read it! I also read Being Friends With Boys and it was pretty good. I hope you enjoy everything you got this week! You can check out my IMM on the blog!

July 22, 2012 - 9:19 pm

VeganYANerds - I am so glad you got to go to the BoW event! Melina would have drawn a big crowd for sure and I have no doubt Gayle and Kristin did too!

So glad you enjoyed On the Jellicoe Road and I hope you love Graffiti Moon, another awesome Aussie read!

I am not a big zombie fan either but I have heard that the book is not really about zombies!

July 22, 2012 - 2:19 pm

Sash from Sash and Em - WEEEE! So much fun. I’m so glad we got to hang out!! xoxo

July 22, 2012 - 1:03 pm

elena - Hooray for Jellicoe Road! I definitely agree, it really is a book that needs to be reread. Hee, the library is perfect for satiating your bookish needs. I’m jealous yours gets books so quickly. I read Graffiti Moon recently! I liked it but don’t think I will write a review for it. I can’t wait to see yours though. I am not a zombie fan either but I want to read This Is Not a Test because I’ve heard the same things you have. Go renew your books, Estelle! 🙂

July 22, 2012 - 11:28 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - EEP! You’ve got Graffiti Moon on your list! I absolutely ADORED that book. And the other books sound SO GOOD.

July 22, 2012 - 9:55 am

Tara - So first of all – I think YOU should write a book about garage sales! I totally think it’d be a bestseller 🙂 Remind me on Gchat next week to tell you about my other garage sale story (not the bed story lol).

I can’t even tell you how pumped I am that you picked up books based on my reviews/our convos. You pretty much just made my week! I hope you enjoy them all and I can’t wait to chat with you about them when you’re finished!

Also – I need to read This Is Not a Test. *heads to library website* Thanks Estelle and Magan for the rec!

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