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Magan: Joining in on the Annual End of Year Book Survey

Estelle and I are both participating in the End of Year Book Survey, hosted by Jamie at the Perpetual Page Turner. We’ll independently be posting our surveys because we did a heck of a lot of reading before starting Rather Be Reading and we have plenty of books that haven’t gotten face time on here […]

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December 18, 2012 - 7:04 am

Magan: 2012 End of Year Book Survey - […] Let’s say I rediscovered Delirium by Lauren Oliver. You may remember that last year, this book was filed under my most disappointing reads of 2011. I reread it earlier this year to give it another chance and FELL IN LOVE. I was wrong, […]

January 1, 2012 - 6:23 pm

Estelle: Did This Year Fly or What? (2011 Survey) | Rather Be Reading | Two Busy Girls Who Always Find Time For a Book - […] as Magan did earlier this week, I’m joining the Jamie’s End-of-the-Year Annual Survey party! I […]

January 1, 2012 - 5:53 pm

Lu - You know, I read Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver and surprisingly loved it, but the first few pages of Delirium totally left me cold! The writing seems totally different and not nearly as well-done. I might give it a chance in a year or so, but for now, I will pass.

December 26, 2011 - 8:49 pm

Magan - Isn’t that crazy!? I was so afraid I would fail, and I didn’t at all. After three years of setting that goal, I made it! 🙂

December 26, 2011 - 5:36 pm

Tea Time with Marce - You read way over your 52 goal. wow.

December 24, 2011 - 4:03 pm

Christina - I also read Anna and the French Kiss this year; my first read by Stephanie Perkins. I adored it and received Lola and the Boy Next Door as an early Christmas gift. Can’t wait to start it. 🙂

December 23, 2011 - 3:05 pm

Mands - I borrowed Forgottan by Cat Patrick from the library yesterday after reading this post! And I cannot wait to get a copy of Lola and the Boy Next Door

December 21, 2011 - 11:04 pm

Magan - ALEXA! You should definitely check out the JD books. I was in Greece (YES, GREECE) and was obsessed with those books. Couldn’t. Stop. Reading. Them.

Divergent is just so good. I need to work some time into next year before Insurgent is released so that I can re-read and be refreshed.

I agree with you about Cricket and St. Clair – I think my perfect boy is a blend of them.

I’m so happy we’re blogging, twitter, and goodreads buddies. It makes everything so much more fun when we share awesome books and even just pieces of our day. I’m so glad we’re friends!

December 21, 2011 - 11:01 pm

Magan - Hi Miss Jana! 🙂 Thanks so, so much! I tried to mix things up so I wasn’t just screaming “OMG-STEPHANIE PERKINS” or “OMG-THE HUNGER GAMES” over and over again. Ha!

Amen to your comment about how Stephanie has to continue writing. I don’t know what I’d do if I didn’t have a book of hers to look forward to. Oh, how I count down the days until I can read Isla! Are you a follower of hers on Twitter? She recently died her hair PINK and it’s awesome. Go stalk her blog and check it out.

I cannot wait to read your survey. It’s been such a fun year of books, but I’m always on the lookout for ones that I may not have read – ya know, the ones that just slip through the cracks. Thank you for reading all of our silly antics and reviews. We’re both so glad to have your friendship!

December 21, 2011 - 10:58 pm

Magan - Hi Hanna! Hello! *waves back excitedly*

OH MY GOSH. I can’t believe you haven’t read Stephanie’s work. I kind of want to send you a copy right now so that you can join in on the awesomeness. I haven’t met anyone who hasn’t loved the books yet. The reviews all rave in favor of the books and I certainly have never felt so compelled to want to re-read something so much before. I ADORE Stephanie Perkins. Please read them so I can read your review!

December 21, 2011 - 12:38 pm

Hanna - New follower! *waves*

I can’t believe I didn’t know about THG before I did either. I wasn’t that into YA before this though so that’s my excuse. I do wish I’d read it sooner though – I could be rereading it by now! 😀

I love the Imaginary Girls cover too, although I’d never thought about how it was taken before.

I’ve heard such great things about Stephanie Perkins’ books that I’m almost apprehensive about picking them up! I’d hate to have all these expectations and then NOT like it. To be fair, I haven’t read a single negative review so it’s probably a good sign… Perhaps I’m over-thinking this just a little? :p

December 20, 2011 - 1:12 pm

Jana - Magan, I love this post! You have some awesome books listed on your survey, and some that I need to go look up. I was the same way with The Hunger Games, although I finally bit the bullet and read after Catching Fire was released. I think you are so lucky that you could just read them back to back to back. I hated waiting. I, too, was very scared to read because of all the death and killing. The premise of the book is sick. I loved it, though. You really have to read it to see why.

You’re SO right about Stephanie Perkins. She better keep writing until one of us dies, because I can’t get enough of her writing style. She’s amazing, and it really helps that she has blue hair.

Thanks for mentioning me and my Bookish Bad Habits post. 🙂 You’re so sweet! I adore you too, well both of you. 🙂 I think your blog is the only one I consistently visit. I’ll be posting my survey soon! I’m still waiting to see if anything new that I read between now and the 31st makes me want to change all my answers!

December 20, 2011 - 1:02 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I love, love, love most of the books that are on your radar for this survey (though I have yet to read the Jessica Darling series – and please don’t shoot me haha).

Divergent is probably my all-time favorite book of 2011, though I read so many good ones 🙂 You’re so lucky to have a signed copy of it!

And I love Stephanie Perkins. Forever and ever and ever. I can no longer decide between Cricket and St. Clair at this point.

I love you (and Estelle too!). Your blog is one of my favorite ones to visit. And I’m so flattered that you enjoy mine too. I’m so happy we’re book blogging buddies!