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In My Mailbox (10) + Our 100th Post!

A big Texas heya! I hope you’re having a fantastic Sunday! Estelle and I are actually spending today together. In New York. Holy cow is this exciting! I’ve got some fun books to share with you in this In My Mailbox post. In My Mailbox is a feature hosted by Kristi at the Story Siren. Go check out her blog and fabulous books here.

This post also happens to be our 100th post! To celebrate, Estelle and I each put together five songs in a spotify playlist to share with you guys. Check out the bottom of the post for the links, songs, and lists!

Books from ALA:

  • Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig, Release date: March 13, 2012
    Goodreads | Amazon
  • The Story of Us by Deb Caletti
    Release date: April 24, 2012
    Goodreads | Amazon

Debut Author Challenge ARC Tour:

  • Cracked by K.M. Walton, Release date: January 3, 2012
    *(I was wrong about this in my vlog. The ARC said March, but it was January.)
    Goodreads | Amazon

Books From Bloggers:

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And now to celebrate our 100th post, here are our lists of Spotify playlists…

Estelle’s List (click to open in Spotify):

1. [Kissed You] Good Night: Gloriana

I may not have loved The Lifeguard very much. But the angst in this song was almost spot on for how I felt when I was reading it. I wanted them to get to the action. To get somewhere.

“I should have kissed you
I should have pushed you up against the wall
I should have kissed you
Just like I wasn’t scared at all”

2. Just a Memory: Rufio

I just finished reading Gayle Foreman’s If I Stay series and absolutely loved it. I won’t be writing reviews of the series on RBR but I couldn’t help but think of Adam and his feelings for Mia in the second book, Where She Went. They are so perfect… I posted a big chunk of them.

“The sadness comes when it’s least expected
It shot out of the dark, and slammed in our face
The hurt it brings can’t be stopped
The hurt it brings can’t be cured, oh

Just when I thought things were alright
You came in and broke my heart
My stomach’s full of butterflies
The thought of you gone, it tears me apart

I remember you and me when we used to
Laugh all night until we fell asleep, oh
And i know we’re through
But i’ve still got thoughts of you left inside my head”

3. Want You in My World: Amanda Duncan

My review for John Green’s Paper Towns will be up on Monday but while not TOTALLY perfect, I was reminded of Quentin’s affections for Margo and how she was unattainable.

“Hey baby, I’ve seen you walkin’ around this town
And I can’t seem to get your face out of my mind
Whoa, can’t you see that I want you in my world

Lately there’s been a certain someone
Who’s constantly catching my eye
I’m trying to gather up the courage
Simply to say hi”

4. All Night Long: Demi Lovato

I just finished Jersey Angel by Beth Ann Bauman (to be released 5/8/12). My review is coming soon, but I couldn’t help but think of the main character Angel and her sexual escapades, as well as her affection for a certain Jersey boy. The beat has a lot to do with it too. It’s a fun, summery song. And confident, a lot like Angel.

“I love the way you’re talking
I’m loving what you’re doing boy
I don’t fall easy often
I’ve never had a love like you before”

5. I Feel So: Boxcar Racer

This song is so unbelievably fitting for Tessa Masterson Will Go to Prom. It’s been one of my favorite tunes for a long time and so many of the lyrics fit how both Tessa and Luke feel throughout the book. Their situation is uncomfortable, frustrating, infuriating and at times, hopeful. It goes back and forth.

“Sometimes I wish I was smart
I wish I made cures for
How people are
I wish I had power
I wish I could give
I wish I could change the world
For you and me”

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Magan’s List (click to open in Spotify):

 

1. Shake it Out: Florence + the Machine

It reminds me of Love Story by Jennifer Echols. A few of the lyrics specifically make me reminisce about that book.

“It’s a fine romance but its left me so undone”
“I’m damned if I do and I’m damned if I don’t”
“Our love is pastured such a mournful song”

2. End of Summer: Theory of a Deadman

Hmm. Summer + boys + moving on = The Summer I Turned Pretty series by Jenny Han. Of course.

“It’s the end of the summer
It’s the end of it all
Those days are gone its over now were moving on
It’s the end of the summer
But we’ll see it all again
So hold on to this moment till then
It’s the end of the summer”

3. And Run: He Is We

I imagine the music Lena (in Delirium, by Lauren Oliver) was allowed to listen to was pretty boring. I think she needs something fun and upbeat that encourages her to flee from the society and chase her dreams.

“I’m going to open my mind to all these
new found exciting possibilities”
“Gonna grow up, be someone.
Draw a map, find a path.
Take a breath and run.”

4. Cough Syrup: Young the Giant

There’s a line that reminds me of This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers every single time I hear it.

“These zombies in the park
they’re looking for my heart”

5. Drive By: Train

Oh, gosh. Practically every line of this song reminds me of In Honor by Jessi Kirby. Mostly.

“On the upside of a downward spiral
My love for you went viral
And I loved you every mile you drove away
But now here you are again
So let’s skip the “how you been”
And get down to the “more than friends” at last”

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And finally, our week in review:

See you guys next week! Thanks for checking out our In My Mailbox post and our playlists!

March 16, 2012 - 1:28 am

Sasha - Bunheads! YES! This book has its subtle way with you (or at least, it did with me). It’s not “in-your-face” but has a rather quiet awesomeness about it. Hope you love! xoxo

March 12, 2012 - 5:42 pm

Paige - I’m so jealous of The Selection & Bunheads. I can’t wait to read them both. I hope you enjoy everything you got this week. Here’s my IMM!

http://paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/2012/03/in-my-mailbox-25.html

~Paige @ Comfort Books

March 12, 2012 - 12:11 pm

Dani C. - Oooh! Looks like you got some great books this week! I see some I need to add to my to read list!

Thanks for sharing!
http://paulettespapers.com/

March 12, 2012 - 1:27 am

Jasmine Rose - OMG HE IS WE!! Sometimes I feel like I’m the only one who knows about them so it’s always crazy when I see someone always talking about them. Congrats on 100 posts, you guys :]

March 11, 2012 - 11:27 pm

Brittani - Awesome IMM Magan! AHH! The Selection! I hope your enjoying it! I cant wait to read it myself! Definitely looking forward to your thoughts on it! :)

My IMM

-Brittani :)

March 11, 2012 - 10:02 pm

Ashley @ Ashley Loves Books - So jealous you have The Story of Us and The Selection – both have been on my want list for awhile! The covers for each are gorgeous, too.

Happy reading!
Check out what’s in my mailbox

March 11, 2012 - 8:21 pm

VeganYANerds - Happy 100 posts!

I have read a few of Deb’s books and I’m really looking forward to her new one!

I hope you guys are having a great time together :D xox

March 11, 2012 - 2:45 pm

Sharon @ Fictionally Inclined - You got The Story of Us?! Excuse me while I die of envy!

Anyway. What a cool opportunity! :D And it really makes me happy that “Shake It Out” was among the music listed. I love that song! I will have to investigate further regarding the other books/songs listed. This was a really cool idea. :)

March 11, 2012 - 10:57 am

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - How fun that you’re getting to see Estelle and meet Alexa! I’ll meet all of you one day too, I’m sure. :) Hope you have fun! I love New York, and want to go back again really soon!

I’ll be interested to hear what you think of The Selection. There’s been some drama surrounding this book with author vs. blogger, so I’ve been leery of picking it up. I think it sounds cool, though, so I hope to read it soon!

What a cool playlist! Happy 100th post!

Oh, and here is my IMM. :)http://thatartsyreadergirl.blogspot.com/2012/03/in-my-mailbox-2.html

March 11, 2012 - 10:02 am

Amy @ Turn the Page (YA) - Great post!

Bunheads and Pretty Crooked are on my wishlist – I hope you enjoy them all! Have a fab day together!

My IMM this week

March 11, 2012 - 9:53 am

Ginger @ GReads! - Two things:

1. So excited y’all get to hang out RIGHT NOW together! So fun!
2. I love that you each incorporated music into your post :) love, love, loooooooove. Happy 100th!

March 11, 2012 - 7:37 am

April Books & Wine - Happy 100th post! :-)

YAY for Spotify.

Also? Cracked looks good as does Pretty Crooked and The Story Of Us. :-)

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