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Magan: Shelve It –> January 27, 2013

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

Hi, friends! I apologize for the late Shelve It. My poor laptop has been at the Apple store getting repaired. Actually, it was supposed to be better, but the problems I was having failed to return over the several days it was there so I have to wait + see if they happen again and then hope to catch the problem on video to show them when I take it back in. Ay yi yi.

Anyway, I am sharing photographs with you tonight instead of doing a vlog because we have a guest coming to stay with us for the week + we’re trying to finish tidying our house. But back to the fun stuff —  I got some awesome books in the mail this week (!!!):


Estelle mailed me:

+ Anatomy of a Boyfriend by Daria Snadowsky [Goodreads | Amazon | Interview With Daria + E’s Thoughts on the Anatomy Books] — E has raved about these books on the blog lately and I’ve been on the edge-of-my-seat anxious to read them. I’m really excited to meet Dom – she seems like such a unique and distinct character with lots of spunk.

+ Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler [Goodreads | Amazon] — I received the best texts from E while she was reading Bittersweet. I had this checked out from the library once up on a time, but never got to it (because I’m a poor time manager with library books sometimes). I promised E I would read it right away, so I’m about two thirds of the way through with it right now. Loving it!

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From Simon + Schuster:

+ Over You by Amy Reed [Goodreads | Amazon | My Review of Clean by Amy Reed] — There are two best friends suffering through some growing pains + a trip to Nebraska + a “dangerous and intoxicating” boy. SIGN ME UP. (Release Date: June 4, 2013)

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Purchased From Book People:

+ Just One Day by Gayle Forman [Goodreads | Amazon | My Review] — Sooo, Gayle Forman is probably the coolest lady on the planet. No kidding. I LOVE HER. I had to remind myself not to stare (you know what I’m talking about — the gaping, open-mouthed, drooling-because-you’re-so-in-awe-stare) or say something dumb. This event was last Friday night here in Austin + was one of the highlights of my week! I look like the biggest dork known to man, but here’s Gayle Forman and myself at the signing:

gayle forman

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From NetGalley:

book cover for Blaze by Laurie Boyle Crompton

+ Blaze (or Love in the Time of Supervillains) by Laurie Boyle Crompton [Goodreads | Amazon] — So excited Sourcebooks is sharing this title with us! Blaze seems like an awesome chick — she draws comics. She’s seeking revenge against a boy and in the process her reputation goes to crap. Sounds SO GOOD!

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Here’s what happened around the blog this week:

A list of February 2013 Young Adult (YA) Book Releases
A Review and Discussion of Uses for Boys by Erica Lorraine Scheidt
A Review of Small Town Sinners by Melissa Walker
An Interview with Daria Snadowsky
A Review of Empty by K.M. Walton

Have a fantastic week! Hope you’re finishing up an awesome book this evening! xo

February 10, 2013 - 11:02 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - I feel like I’ve seen several posts about Bittersweet recently, even though it’s not a new book, so I’m definitely curious about that one. And yay for being able to meet Gayle Forman! How exciting 🙂

January 28, 2013 - 5:23 pm

Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile - Wow, you got to meet Gayle Forman =D

This is a really good haul! Over You sounds like a great book. Enjoy.

Here’s my Book Haul post.

Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

January 28, 2013 - 4:54 pm

Alexa Y. - I definitely want to meet Gayle Forman at an event for Just One Day, just so I can ask her questions about her travels and hear her talk about them. She seems like such an amazing and really cool person! (And I’ve actually heard her speak before!)

January 28, 2013 - 10:44 am

April Books & Wine - Ahhhh, I am meeting Gayle on super bowl Sunday (because, ugh timing) and I literally cannot wait and am so nervous I’ll make a flailing mess of my self.

ALSO! Yay Bittersweet! I need to buy that at some point.

January 28, 2013 - 9:09 am

Rachel - I am so jealous that you have a copy of Over You, you don’t even know. Amy Reed is my favorite author ON THE PLANET. Also, yay for meeting Gayle Forman!! I’m reading Just One Day soon and I’m so excited for it.

January 28, 2013 - 8:34 am

Ginger @ GReads! - I’m curious about Over You. You’ll have to let me know if you think I should read it. And boo on sending the computer in 🙁 Hopefully it comes back all fixed up!

January 28, 2013 - 1:08 am

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Yay for Bittersweet! I read that one over the Christmas holidays, and really liked it. Sara Zarr is definitely a new favourite. And I am totally planning to read Just One Day, since you and many other wonderful bloggers, have loved it so much.

January 28, 2013 - 12:12 am

fishgirl182 - i’ve been meaning to read bittersweet for so long. it looks so cute. oooh and blaze sounds really cool. i used to want to draw comics when i was in jr high. i will def have to check that one out.

January 27, 2013 - 10:59 pm

Bookworm1858 - I’m really excited about Blaze-I was lucky enough to get a copy through Netgalley as well and can’t wait to dive in!

January 27, 2013 - 9:08 pm

elena - i need to go read those anatomy of a bf/gf books!! omg bittersweet made me sooo hungry for sweets even though i bought a pack of red velvet cupcakes in preparation.

ALSO PSH WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT! that is such an adorable picture and you both look lovely lovely lovely.

blaze sounds good! i remember being excited when it was fangirl but then eh once a summary once out but then they redid that summary SO. i guess i will wait to see what you think of it!


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