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Magan: Shelve It — August 26, 2012

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

Howdy, y’all! It’s officially the beginning of my birthday week. And I’m rocking out some new glasses (yep, I look like a nerd!) and sharing lots of goodies with you. I just HAD to get out of the house (I was going stir crazy) so I filmed my vlog outside today. Please forgive the crazy bangs and bursts of wind.


+ Circle of Magic Book One, Sandry’s Book, and Circle of Magic Book Two, Tris’s Book, by Tamora Pierce — gifted to me by Tara at Hobbitsies
+ The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith (Goodreads | Estelle’s Review) — gifted to me by Elena at Novel Sounds


+ The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin — lent from Ginger at GReads! (Goodreads)


+ Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley (Goodreads)
+ The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott (Goodreads)
+ Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (Goodreads)

Upcoming October 2012 Book Releases:

+ Butter by Erin Jade Lange (Goodreads)
+ Burning Blue by Paul Griffin (Goodreads)
+ Skinny by Donna Cooner (Goodreads)
+ What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton (Goodreads)

What Happened on Rather Be Reading:

The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse, a review
The Aussies Know How to Write
Drama by Reina Telgemeier, a review
How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr, a review

Travel Tales:

alexa: back to asia (asian culture)
alexa: dmv (guest post by jess)
novel sounds: a guest post by sam from realm of fiction
the aussies know how to write (australian books to read)
alexa: dre
ams of traveling (book locales)
novel sounds: 
soundtracking your reading adventures
alexa: alaska with kristilynn (guest post)
giveaway: kissing shakespeare by pam tingle (time travel)
alexa: getting to your destination (through reading)
novel sounds: let’s go visit harry potter (please)
alexa: intro & birthday giveaway (yay)

Thanks for visiting RBR for this week’s Shelve It! Have a great week!

August 28, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I am exploding with happiness over your Shelve It this week. There is just TOO MUCH goodness for me to handle!

1. SHIVER – Oh, how I love Maggie. She’s one of my favorite authors EVER, because I find her writing lyrical and beautiful and different from most authors I read. Love this book (though I’m not as big a fan of the two that come after it!)

2. GRAFFITI MOON – It’s a must read. Seriously. I read it in less than a day, and read it again, and I loved it. I don’t have my own actual copy (I read it through NetGalley), but I’m definitely planning on getting it.

3. CIRCLE OF MAGIC – YES. This is SO GOOD. I LOVE this series. It’s Macky’s favorite series, out of all of Tamora’s series, so that definitely says a lot, don’t you think?

4. STAT – Love. This is such a cute book.

I have yet to read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, but I swear I’m going to do that soon!!

You look great by the way, and the glasses are fab 🙂

August 28, 2012 - 12:04 pm

Lena - LOOOVE your new glasses. It totally makes your bright blue eyes stand out.

You are going to love, love, love Graffiti Moon. I wish I could hug it. I mean, umm…yeah, that’s what I meant.


August 28, 2012 - 10:59 am

April Books & Wine - Ahhhh. There is so much winning involved here. Like okay, I love me some Shiver and Tamora Pierce and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. And Graffiti Moon.


August 27, 2012 - 9:44 pm

Paige - I read The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight a month or two ago and I really enjoyed it! I hope you enjoy everything you got this week =)

My IMM =)

August 27, 2012 - 8:45 pm

elena - AWWW I am so glad you liked my gift + it actually got to you! Happy early birthday and I really, really hope you enjoy all your books. <333

August 26, 2012 - 5:34 pm

Melissa - Those Circle of Magic books look really good! I need to check them out! And I really liked both Shiver & Graffiti Moon…hope you love them!

Happy Early Birthday!

Added to the Bookshelf post!

♥ Melissa @ Melissa’s
Eclectic Bookshelf

August 26, 2012 - 10:52 am

Ginger @ GReads! - You are so not a nerd.. I love your glasses! I can’t wait for you to read Shiver. I have a feeling you’re going to love Maggie’s words. Ahhh such great stuff.

August 26, 2012 - 9:09 am

Tara - You got some amazing books this week! I swear, book bloggers are some of the best people EVER. PS – I’m loving your glasses A LOT.

August 26, 2012 - 6:29 am

VeganYANerds - Yay, birthday month (August is the BEST birthday month!) So of course you should treat yourself to books!

I’m excited for you to read Graffiti Moon, I hope (and think) that you will like it!

Love the new glasses, hun! xox

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