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Hi you guys! I hope you had a fantastic week! To those of you that attended ALA Mid-Winter last weekend, did you feel like you had tons of sleep to catch up on? I was trying to devour all the books I could this week! I am in the process of shipping some to Estelle so she can read some of the books I picked up, too.

I’m trying to get better at the whole vlog thing. I swear I feel so nervous when I make them, and I made my husband hole up in another room (with our 2 dogs) so he wouldn’t tease me while I was making the video.  I just hope that as time goes on, I’ll feel more comfortable talking to the camera. Haha! Don’t forget to check out Kristi’s In My Mailbox at the Story Siren!

Here are the books mentioned in my vlog:

Fever by Lauren DeStefano: Goodreads | Amazon
In Honor by Jessi Kirby: Goodreads | Amazon Thank you to Simon and Schuster for this ARC!
Across the Universe by Beth Revis: Goodreads | Amazon Thank you to Alexa of Alexa Loves Books for this copy!
Dying to Know You by Aidan Chambers: Goodreads | Amazon Thank you to Abrams Books for the copy of this ARC!
The Survival Kit by Donna Freitas: Goodreads | Amazon Thank you to Ginger at GReads! for lending me her copy!

Here’s what you missed on the blog this week:

Magan reviewed Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. (a crazy book that by the title is sad, but is anything but)
Estelle reviewed Sometimes It Happens. (we had a Lauren Barnholdt love fest this week)
Magan participated in Top Ten Tuesday with ten books from ALA and shared her bookshelf project.
Magan reviewed One Night that Changes Everything (a book that Magan and Estelle had different opinions about)
Estelle shared her stack-o-books last Sunday in her first vlog!

Have a great week! We’ll see ya around on Twitter and the blog!

January 31, 2012 - 10:47 am

Magan - Hi Mands! Thanks! I am a big waver, I suppose. Who knew it was a thing I did? HA!

January 31, 2012 - 10:46 am

Magan - Hi Megan! Thanks so much!

January 31, 2012 - 10:45 am

Magan - Sharon: IT. WAS. FANTASTIC. Seriously beautiful. I think it’s a good idea to wait for all the books in a series. It’s hard to keep up with them w/out having to re-read. I tried to just read Crossed when Matched came out, but think I would have been more into it if I had re-read Matched. :-/

January 31, 2012 - 10:44 am

Magan - Yay! Thanks, Sasha! I can’t waitttt to read it!

January 31, 2012 - 10:43 am

Magan - Kristi, thanks so much! I will definitely have to finagle a way to keep making the vlogs. My nerves + husband watching = weird me in the vlog. Hah. Thanks so much for coming by the blog!

January 31, 2012 - 10:42 am

Magan - Thank you, Alison! I can’t wait to read it! Still just stunned I now own it! 🙂

January 31, 2012 - 10:40 am

Magan - Brittani! Yay for you winning an ARC! That’s so cool! Thanks so much for swinging by!

January 31, 2012 - 10:40 am

Magan - Hi Jessie Marie! Thank you so, so much! I hope you enjoy both books! They both deserve lots of credit, but are commmmpletely different! Hahah!

January 31, 2012 - 10:39 am

Magan - Ginger, YES to similar book tastes. I love it. And In Honor – wowza. Discussion must happen soon. TSK, um, just unbelievably awesome!

January 31, 2012 - 10:38 am

Magan - Alexa! Yay! Next book club! 🙂 I am going to try to read it soon as well!

January 30, 2012 - 9:38 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I’m so happy I could do something so nice for someone so awesome! I sincerely hope you enjoy the book. I’m going to read it (if my schedule works out) this weekend 🙂 And all the other books you mentioned sound really great too!

January 30, 2012 - 7:55 am

Ginger @ GReads! - Oh Magan, look at your & your pretty face 🙂 I’m starting to realize that you and I share similar book tastes, which I think is AWESOME. We need to discuss our thoughts on In Honor. And as soon as you finish The Survival Kit, we must discuss that one too 🙂 Thank you for the sweet mentions!

January 30, 2012 - 6:03 am

Jessie Marie - Hey there. First off, ladies, your blog is beautiful. Really stunning. Secondly, loved your vlog; I like when the vlogs are a little bit more than just a list. So after watching that, I suppose I’ll order Wither. You’ve twisted my arm and convinced me. Maybe The Survival Kit, too!

Anywho, great list and have a great week!

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January 30, 2012 - 1:27 am

Brittani - Awesome vlog Magan! I won an ARC of Fever and I’m just waiting for it to come in now. I’ve been reading Across The Universe on and off for the past week and I’m really enjoying it! Enjoy all your books! 😀

My IMM: http://hopefaithbooks.blogspot.com/2012/01/in-my-mailbox-24_28.html

-Brittani 🙂

January 29, 2012 - 10:00 pm

Alison - Great set! I need to read Across The Universe. I’ve heard it’s great.
My IMM

January 29, 2012 - 9:12 pm

the story siren - Great job on the vlog!!

I usually wait until my hubs is out of the house! or tell him to stay away while i’m doing my video! ha! I know exactly how you feel. Great books for you this week! hope you enjoy!!

January 29, 2012 - 8:31 pm

Sasha - Fever was sooo gooood!! 🙂 Hope you like it!

January 29, 2012 - 8:20 pm

Sharon @ Fictionally Inclined - Great vlog. 🙂

Ohh, you got to read In Honor. I’m so envious! I am so impatient to read it because it sounds absolutely fantastic. I’m so glad it was as good as it sounds. As for the other books mentioned, Across the Universe is wonderful! ♥ I really want to read the Chemical Garden trilogy, but I’m going to try to wait until all three of them are out so I can read all of them at once. We’ll see how that works out…

January 29, 2012 - 7:58 pm

Megan - Oooh! I can’t wait to read Wither AND Fever!! Loved your blog 🙂

January 29, 2012 - 7:51 pm

VeganYANerds - Great vlog, Magan! I liked the wave too 🙂

I’m really looking forward to In Honor and The Survival Kit, they sound so good!

I’m definitely not looking forward to Fever, I didn’t like Wither very much so I don’t know if I’ll bother with the sequel

Mands

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