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

Estelle: Shelve It (4/29/2012)

weekly feature focusing on the books we bought, borrowed, and received from publishersJust a quick note before we launch into this week’s meme. This week has been quite a whirlwind in the blogging community when it was leaked that Kristi a.k.a. The Story Siren plagiarized work from another blog. This is an offense that Magan and I take very seriously, as we both work in fields were plagiarism would greatly affect our jobs and our well-beings. While we both acknowledge how much Kristi has done for the YA blogging community, it is a professional decision and not a reflection of anything personal that we will no longer take part in In My Mailbox. After much discussion, Magan and I settled on using our own meme called “Shelve It” to discuss various bookish happenings during the week.

And now on with the show…

Yes. I talk Bieber and my cat meows in the background. Get excited!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUZ_x6P5Rjc

Books mentioned:

In the mail:

Somebody to Love by Kristan Higgans (Goodreads | Amazon) — thanks to Katie at Little Bird Publicity!
Enchanted by Althea Kontis (Goodreads | Amazon) — thanks to Jenny at Harcourt Children’s!

From the library:

Lovestruck Summer by Melissa Walker (Goodreads | Amazon) — thanks to a mention from April of Good Books & Good Wine.
The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg (Goodreads | Amazon) — thanks to a tweet from Ginger of GReads!
I’ll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan (Goodreads | Amazon) — thanks to a review from Tahleen at the Broke and the Bookish!

Borrowed:

Divergent by Veronica Roth (Goodreads | Amazon)

Bought:

Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley (Goodreads | Amazon)
Franny & Zooey by J.D. Salinger (Goodreads | Amazon)
We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han (Goodreads | Amazon)
Thou Shalt Not Roadtrip (Goodreads | Amazon)

ALSO: Support your local bookstores! Here’s the one we visited in Mystic, CT: Bank Square Books.

This week on the blog:

Another 4/24 book release: a review of Supergirl Mixtapes by Meagan Brothers.
Magan gives you the dirt on TLA (the good kind) + provides some tips for those hoping to attend future conferences.
Melissa C. Walker wrote it and Toni Braxton sang it. Magan shares her love for Walker’s Unbreak My Heart.
A book that kept me up VERY late one evening: a review of new release, Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf.

Have you read anything ah-mazing this week? Let us know! We’re all ears!