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The Big Kids’ Table: 5 Adult Contemporary Picks (February)

Estelle here! Wishing you a happy Thursday! It’s a new month and time for another round of The Big Kids’ Table, a feature I started in hopes of focusing on some new adult contemporary reads! As if we all need another book to add to our to-read list… because if you are anything like Magan […]

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February 11, 2012 - 3:39 pm

Estelle - Ginger, I totally feel ya on that sentiment. I’m staring at the one I’m going to read and I’m just scared it’s not going to match up to all I have been reading and I would have wasted my time. Sometimes YAs are just so quick that it almost doesn’t matter if your time was wasted because it was only a day or 2, ya know? But I know I know I have to get my head out of the YA high school world sometimes or I’ll just personally go nuts.

February 11, 2012 - 3:38 pm

Estelle - Jana, when I was writing about A SUMMER IN EUROPE, I immediately thought of you because you love travel so much. 🙂 Glad to know that I’m doing bad things to your wallet. What are friends for? 😉

February 11, 2012 - 1:47 am

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - I think I buy something new every time I read this feature! You are no good for me, Estelle! Or, well… my bank account. I just bought “A Summer in Europe”! We all knew that as soon as I saw the title, it pretty much didn’t matter what happened in the book. Thanks for the recommendation! I love this feature. (Or I hate it. :P)

February 9, 2012 - 3:28 pm

Ginger @ GReads! - The first two have really peaked my interest! However, I am always scared of reading adult books now b/c I am so used to the quickness of young-adult. I get bored too easily when they describe scenes for 5 pages. You know what I mean??

February 9, 2012 - 3:13 pm

VeganYANerds - I really like this feature, Estelle! It’s good to have a break from YA every now and then, I used to read more adult contemp. when I was a teen than I do now, so it’s time to get back into it.

I really like the sound of the first book, Friends Like Us, it’s going on my list!

February 9, 2012 - 2:08 pm

Daisy - I love this feature!! And Friends Like Us sounds really good, I’m definitely keeping an eye out for that one! 🙂

February 9, 2012 - 1:57 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I love The Big Kids Table. It’s an awesome feature, despite adding to my EXTREMELY LONG book list. I’m particularly excited for Friends Like Us – sounds just up my alley!

Estelle: Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan Pages: 272 Release Date: October 11, 2011 Publisher: Ember Target Audience: Young Adult Why I picked it up: I’ve been wanting to read about this book for a long time but when I read on Jana’s blog that the book was set in […]

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February 5, 2012 - 7:47 pm

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January 31, 2012 - 10:01 pm

Estelle - April, I get what you mean about evening each other out… because I often agree with that assessment (esp. if you met my husband and I) but here I was just not feeling it at all. And that’s super unlike me. Oops. I was just going to write a spoiler there. How about instead — this is why I need a sequel? To find out more. haha. Thanks for stopping in! Any Muppet fan is a friend of mine!

January 31, 2012 - 8:13 pm

April Books & Wine - I love the City and Christmas and Walt Disney World too!

Also, I thought the relationship between Dash and Lily is plausible in that they balance each other out — with the sunshine and the surly.

I got the Muppet fan vibe too, and that was AWESOME.

January 30, 2012 - 9:41 pm

Estelle - Mands, so glad that you agree about Dash & Lily. I feel kind of bad that I didn’t love it as much as I wanted to. But it doesn’t mean that I didn’t love it, ya know? I’m sure I would reread it if I wanted something light and holiday-y to read. 🙂

January 30, 2012 - 9:29 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I’m definitely looking forward to checking this one out eventually. It sounds like a heartwarming, fun read!

January 30, 2012 - 3:16 pm

VeganYANerds - Good review, Estelle! I read D&L earlier this year but I have to say I didn’t LOVE it, I too wondered if they were really that compatible but maybe that doesn’t matter as it was just about how two people met and not about how they spend the rest of their lives?

I totally agree about the two authors, I really enjoy books written by pairs, they’re a lot of fun and I bet the authors enjoy it a lot too!

Mands