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Magan: Shelve It — August 12, 2012

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

Hello, friends! I’m tuning in for another Shelve It today. I apologize that I’m not doing a vlog for this one, but it’s a crazy, crazy weekend of work for me. I made another trip to the library and received a surprise book in the mail from Simon & Schuster this week…

shelve it - books received from publishers, the library, or borrowed from other readers

From Simon & Schuster:

Embers & Echoes (Wildefire #2) by Karsten Knight (Goodreads | Amazon) — I haven’t read the first book in the series, Wildefire, but it is on my TBR list. Embers & Echoes is released on August 28th, so I’d love to read both of these soon so I can share my thoughts with you guys.

From the library, I checked out:

Miracle by Elizabeth Scott (Goodreads | Amazon) — I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about this book. I put myself on the waiting list at the library and am pretty shocked I got it so quickly. I was expecting to wait a while because it was only on order when I requested it. Estelle also has this checked out, I believe, so you’ll probably be seeing a review from her.

Ditched by Robin Mellom (Goodreads | Amazon) — This involves two best friends who decide to go to prom together, but he ditches her. It sounds like the story is more complicated than the light-hearted cover alludes to. Nonetheless, I always love a good story about two best friends who (may) fall in love.

Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters by Meredith Zeitlin (Goodreads | Amazon) — I saw a ton of buzz surrounding this book around it’s release date (March 2012). It’s another new addition to my library so I quickly picked it up. I’ve heard it’s hilarious and I think it’ll be fun to be whipped back to Freshman year of high school.

Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork (Goodreads | Amazon) — This one’s been on my trusty TBR list for a long time. I used the Goodreads app to go through my list while I was at the library and was excited to see this one available. It’s about a boy with autism who begins working at a “real” job as a mailman at his father’s company.

In between me typing the upper portion of this post and publishing, I checked the mail. I received a package from Mandee at VeganYANerds! She and I did a book swap for a few books that wouldn’t be published for a while in either Australia or the U.S. I cannot wait to read these books! Mandee — thank you so much for these wonderful books and gifts! You are such a sweet, sweet friend!

From Mandee at VeganYANerds:

An adorable souvenir keychain of a little kangaroo!

A gorgeous card with a lovely note — the butterfly wings pop out from the card. So pretty!

I’ll Tell You Mine by Pip Harry (Goodreads) — This is about a girl named Kate who is kicked out of her parent’s house. She harbors a big secret and is taking up residence at a boarding school where she is an outcast.

Holier Than Thou by Laura Buzo (Goodreads) — This is declared to be a tale of grief, and although sad, also funny. I’m drawn to the witty and confident character blurbed about!

 Travel Tales Re-Cap:

+ Alexa is doing a birthday giveaway!
+ Alexa wrote a review of A Mutiny in Time.
+ Alexa wrote about different types of transportation in books in From Here to There.
+ Elena wrote about places she’d like to visit in Harry Potter.
+ Estelle & I discussed books that really set the scene for us and made us want to go there.

Weekly Wrap-Up on RBR:

+ A review of The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life by Tara Altebrando
+ Travel Tales: Setting the Scene
+ The Big Kids’ Table, featuring adult and non-fiction upcoming releases
+ A review of The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg
+ We’re celebrating Marisa Calin’s Release day with a giveaway
+ A review of Call the Shots by Don Calame

August 13, 2012 - 4:06 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - The books you got this week look really great! Happy reading. And yay for Travel Tales – there’s going to be more awesomeness from all of us this week 😉

August 13, 2012 - 10:56 am

Asheley (@BookwormAsheley) - I recently read Miracle and liked it!

August 12, 2012 - 8:35 pm

Paige - Ditched and Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters were so good! I hope you enjoy everything!

My IMM =)

Paige @ Comfort Books

August 12, 2012 - 7:31 pm

Tara - Miracle and Freshman Year are both great books! Miracle is an emotional whirlwind, while Freshman Year is just plain cute and fun. Great choices and I hope you enjoy!

August 12, 2012 - 6:45 pm

Sharon @ Fictionally Inclined - Hooray for the library! I’m an Elizabeth Scott fan but haven’t even heard of Miracle before. I have no idea how that happened; definitely adding this one to my list! It sounds thoroughly intriguing.

August 12, 2012 - 5:12 pm

VeganYANerds - Yay, I’m so glad the books arrived, I really hope you love both of them, they’re 2 of my faves of 2012!

Also you got some great books from the library, Freshman Year… and Miracle sound SO good! xox

August 12, 2012 - 4:19 pm

Liz - I always love all of your recommendations….I feel like I’m always in a rut after I finish a great book. Checking out your Shelve It’s solve the problem. 🙂

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