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Magan: Wildflower by Alecia Whitaker

Wildflower by Alecia Whitaker (twitter | website) Publication Date: July 1, 2014 Publisher: Poppy Pages: 320 Target Audience: Young Adult Keywords: strong sibling relationships, female country singer, singer-songwriter Format Read: ARC from Publisher (Thank you!) Summary: Discovered in a small honky-tonk bar on the evening her father cannot lead their family band, Bird is quickly pulled into the singer/songwriter world. Her brothers, Dylan and Jacob, […]

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June 24, 2016 - 10:40 am

Wildflower by Alecia Whitaker | Audiobook Review - […] Rather Be Reading – “nailed the flow and pacing.” […]

July 22, 2014 - 4:05 pm

Magan - Rosie, I’m so excited! I hope you read Wildflower and love it, especially since you’re a fan of Nashville. i think it’ll be perfect for you!

July 22, 2014 - 4:04 pm

Magan - Leah, I hope you’ve picked it up since reading my review. I hope you love it and give it a shot even though there’s obviously more of the story to come! xo

July 22, 2014 - 4:03 pm

Magan - April, I like the name Bird, too! I’m so glad you downloaded the book. I need to go scope your site out and see if you’ve read it yet! Can’t wait to see what you think. xo

June 25, 2014 - 7:16 am

April Books & Wine - I like the name Bird, seriously, I do.

I just downloaded Wildflower from one of those LB emails and I am so glad I did now. This books sounds like a me sort of book – in that there’s family and country music and record labels and siblings and I love ALL THOSE THINGS.

Also, I do not love books that don’t have solid endings but knowing there will be a sequel eases that.

June 25, 2014 - 6:37 am

Leah - Oh my gosh, Magan, this sounds wonderful!! How has this not shown up on my radar until now?! This is SUCH a Leah book!

🙁 That’s disappointing about the ending though. A few months ago I read a novel that felt like it was missing the last few chapters..it simply ended in the middle of a scene. Talk about abrupt!

June 25, 2014 - 2:46 am

Rosie - I love Nashville, currently working my way through the end of series 1, so this sounds right up my street. Looking forward to getting my paws on this.

Sweet Summertime Reads: The Yearbook

Welcome back for another Sweet Summertime Reads post. As summer winds down, stores fill up with huge school supplies displays that make us yearn for the days we’d be doing our school shopping and prepping for our first days of school. So this week, Ginger, Tara, and the two of us are focusing on going […]

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September 22, 2013 - 1:29 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - THIS POST IS EVERYTHING AWESOME! I loved your comments on the different aspects of going back to school, and I’m in love with your superlatives and graphics! Y’all are always coming up with such great new ideas and posts! Love that about your blog :0

August 28, 2013 - 11:18 am

Alexa Y. - THIS POST IS MADE OF WIN. I’m sorely tempted to leave my comment at that, but seriously, you girls just NAILED IT. I love your choices for your back to school reading selections, and the categories you filed them under! Such spot on recommendations. Gotta definitely check out the ones I haven’t yet read!

August 15, 2013 - 4:12 pm

katy - Band Geek Love sounds so great! I wasn’t in Band but I was the only one in my group of friends who wasn’t, so I felt like I was. I knew all the drama and sat with the band during their quarter off during football games and the band directors knew me. Queen of Kentucky and Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe sound cute and fun!

August 15, 2013 - 11:34 am

Candice @ The Grown-Up YA - Fun post! I loved when it was time to go back to school. There was always something so exciting and fresh about it, despite the fact that I’d been there for a month already with band camp! I never thought about all the new friends I’d make, but rather all the old friends I’d get to see again. And shopping… whoa I LOVED it! Even though I really was a jeans and t-shirt kind of gal in high school, buying new clothes and pens was my favorite!

August 15, 2013 - 1:02 am

Sweet Summertime Reads: It’s Back to School Time! | Fiction Folio - […] some books that take place during the school year and Magan & Estelle featured some of their favorite books about going back to school. Today, I’m going to share some books I think will either help you get back into that school […]

August 13, 2013 - 11:01 pm

Lucy @ The Reading Date - Hey, I was a band geek too! I played the flute in marching band in hs. Now I really need to read Band Geek Love.
Your post is very timely – we’re getting ready for back to school shopping this week.
Love your back to school book choices. Reece Malcolm is a fave, and I’m eager to check out Winger too. Good stuff as always!

August 13, 2013 - 8:22 pm

Tara @ Hobbitsies - You guys always have the prettiest freaking posts. Can you do all the graphics for my blog too? HAHA.

Anyway, I saw Winger at the bookstore today and was SO CLOSE to buying it. Man, now I want to go back to it. A million times yes to Queen of Kentucky and Going Vintage – loved both of those. Somehow I haven’t read the rest of the books on this post, but I need to! Moving some of these up on my TBR list 🙂

August 13, 2013 - 7:26 pm

Rose @ The Bedtime Bookworm - I feel like I should read more YA contemporary, and I already thought I read quite a bit of it. I haven’t read any of these books! I have a few of them on my TBR list.

I can definitely relate to what Estelle wrote about back to school shopping – I did all of my clothes shopping with my mum (mostly because she’d buy me shoes. That’s a good reason, right??). The only problem was that my mum would conveniently forget that we were there to buy clothes for me, not her! She’d usually end up with a pile for herself double the size of my pile, though we were both expert sales shoppers!

August 13, 2013 - 10:02 am

Ginger @ GReads! - I like how we both chose Reece Malcolm List for a ‘back to school’ pick 🙂 hehe. Such a great book! This was a fun post ladies. I’ve heard a lot about Dairy Queen.. and anything related to FNL is a definite win for me!

Estelle: Shelve It (5/27/2012)

Every time my turn rolls around, I can’t believe how fast two weeks have flown by! This week, we jumpstarted a book event with Ginger from GReads and Tara from Fiction Folio called Sweet Summertime Reads, where we will all be sharing our favorite reads, songs, and a few surprises along the way! So this […]

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June 2, 2012 - 1:11 am

Jasmine Rose - I’ve been dying to read Pizza, Love, and Other Stuff for soooooo long. I can’t wait to see what you think about it!
As for my book habits when it comes to vacation…well, I tend to sacrifice clothing space for book space. Plus, I’m an overpacker, so I’ll usually bring about 5 books for a three day trip. And no, I’m not an especially fast reader 😛

May 27, 2012 - 8:59 pm

VeganYANerds - Well despite the rain you looked really happy and summery, love your green outdoor furniture too! I think I saw a squirrel run along the fence in the background, I got all excited and distracted, ha! Also, I love pizza too!

You are taking some great books on your cruise, also, what’s a Disney cruise? Is it organised by Disney, I’ve never heard of it before!

I just got In Honor so we might be reading it at the same time and I love Jennifer Echols’ books so I hope you enjoy Endless Summer.

May 27, 2012 - 6:52 pm

Paige - I’m so jealous of In Honor! I cannot wait to read it! I hope you get to read all the books that your bringing along on your trip! Here’s my IMM!

http://www.paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/2012/05/in-my-mailbox-36-weekly-wrap-up.html

~Paige @ Comfort Books

May 27, 2012 - 4:59 pm

Liz - Great picks, you definitely have to read Second Chance Summer and In Honor, they were both great. I’m reading Endless Summer right now, and really looking forward to reading Unbreak My Heart, hopefully next.

Have an awesome time on your trip!

May 27, 2012 - 3:10 pm

Ginger @ GReads! - I am so ridiculously excited for you to read Endless Summer. It’s such a great book & perfect for your vacation! I am currently reading Unbreak My Heart right now (only a few chapters in, but loving it so far). Thanks for all the shout outs!

May 27, 2012 - 1:39 pm

Leoni - All those books look perfect for a holiday! 🙂 On holiday I will be taking my kindle and reading the books I have on there as well as maybe buying one in the airport before I go. Thanks for sharing your books to read. 🙂

May 27, 2012 - 10:48 am

elena - Hehe “I love pizza.” I’m kind of craving it now after seeing that cover! It does seem like a super cute book. I’ve heard a lot of good things about In Honor but still haven’t read it. Unbreak My Heart does sound perfect for your trip! When I was younger, I used to bring like a suitcase full of books but these days, I only bring one or two since I don’t really read on trips. I hope you have lots of fun on yours!!