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Magan: Head of the River by Pip Harry

Head of the River by Pip Harry (twitter | website)Previously Reviewed: I’ll Tell You MinePublication Date: June 25, 2014Publisher: University of Queensland Press Pages: 304Target Audience: Young AdultKeywords: rowing, boy-girl twins, Olympian parents, competition, performance-enhancing drugsFormat Read: ARC from Publisher (Thank you!) Summary: Head of the River follows Leni and Cris, twins, as they prepare, with their rowing teams, for the Head of the River […]

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January 23, 2015 - 5:35 pm

Laura - Read this book in a sitting. Really enjoyed it… thanks for the great review.

August 28, 2014 - 8:01 am

Befriended: Pip Harry on Rowing, Friendships, and Passion - […] She’s responsible for writing two books I’ve loved/devoured/wanted to kiss and hug, Head of the River and I’ll Tell […]

July 8, 2014 - 11:29 pm

Magan - Alexa, please, please do! The layers and the complexity are what make the story so special and realistic. I think you’ll truly enjoy the story! 🙂

July 8, 2014 - 10:28 pm

Alexa S. - Wow! This book sounds incredibly intense, but also very interesting. I love that there are so many aspects and layers to this story! It sounds like it’ll make for a very diverting contemporary read, and I’m definitely making a mental note to check it out.

July 8, 2014 - 9:31 pm

Magan - Mands, thank you so much for introducing Pip to my reading-life. Her work is truly fantastic. xo

July 8, 2014 - 6:22 pm

The Bookish Manicurist - Glad you loved it, Magan! xox

Travel Tales: A Round Up

It’s September 3 and that means (sadly) Rather Be Reading Blog’s Travel Tales event with Alexa Loves Books and Novel Sounds has come to an official close. We hope you enjoyed the series, getting to know other bloggers, and also discovering a few new titles (or at least looking at them in a different way)! […]

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September 9, 2012 - 1:56 pm

Magan: Shelve It -- September 9, 2012 - […] Summer Long by Susan Mallery > A Review of Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian > Travel Tales: A Round Up > A Review of Stealing Parker by Miranda […]

September 3, 2012 - 6:04 pm

elena - this was such a fun event and I’m so glad I got to do it with you both + Alexa! love love all the fantastic posts that came out of this and it definitely curbed my wanderlust for a bit. or actually made me want to travel MORE to all the great places, haha.

September 3, 2012 - 1:55 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I am SO GLAD that you and Magan decided to join in on Travel Tales! I could not imagine having done this event without you guys. XOXO <3

Travel Tales: The Aussies Know How to Write

Welcome back for another Travel Tales special edition post! Travel Tales is a feature we’re participating in with Alexa at Alexa Loves Books and Elena at Novel Sounds. This week we’re exploring books that will sweep us off our feet and take us to another country. One country comes to mind that is continuously cranking out […]

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August 26, 2012 - 12:02 am

Magan: Shelve It -- August 26, 2012 - […] Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse, a review The Aussies Know How to Write Drama by Reina Telgemeier, a review How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr, a […]

August 25, 2012 - 6:33 am

Lori - It must be something in the water! I haven’t read one book by an Aussie writer that I didn’t LOVE. Everything Melina Marchetta touches is brilliant. I still need to read Raw Blue and I have Love and Other Perishable Things waiting on me. I can’t wait to read them.

August 24, 2012 - 2:51 am

Kristen - It seems the market is being flooded with books written by Australians. I’m definitely excited about that because I’ve heard nothing but praise for all of them! I’m SO excited to read Melina Marchetta. Haven’t read anything by her yet, but it’s very high on my list. The Laura Buzo books sound really good too. 🙂

August 23, 2012 - 11:53 pm

Sash from Sash and Em - AHEM – *talks in a wannabe Aussie accent*

ALL THINGS AUSSIE!!!

*dances* *eats Vegemite* *bounces like a kangaroo*

August 23, 2012 - 6:14 pm

elena - Oh my, I LOVE this post! It looks so nice and like everyone else, I’m in total agreement for the love of Aussie authors! Melina Marchetta <3 <3 <3 Another Aussie author I quite like is Shirley Marr, she's so sweet and has a wonderful personality.

August 23, 2012 - 5:14 pm

VeganYANerds - I seriously love how much international readers love Aussie books! I feel very lucky to live here and have access to them and I am always more than happy to send them overseas because I know how much they will be appreciated by readers like you, Magan! I hope you enjoy HTT and ISYM as well as Raw Blue & Graff Moon :

August 23, 2012 - 12:16 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I love this post SO MUCH. So far, I’ve only read Graffiti Moon and Jellicoe Road – but you can be sure I’m looking forward to reading many, many more books by Aussie authors!

August 23, 2012 - 10:40 am

Anna - I just did a post on Aussie writers too — there are SO MANY good ones it’s gotta be a conspiracy! I adore all the ones I’ve read above that you listed…and can’t wait to get my hands on the rest!

August 23, 2012 - 9:53 am

Katie w/ Mundie Moms - What an awesome post! I love that you’re featuring authors from various countries. There are seriously amazing authors in our smallish book world that deserve far more recognition than they get. Fabulous post!

August 23, 2012 - 9:11 am

April Books & Wine - I really need more Aussie books and more reads by Melina Marchetta in my life!

I love this post and these recommendations 🙂

August 23, 2012 - 8:52 am

Ginger @ GReads! - This was the best blog post to see first thing in the morning b/c I too, have a serious love affair with Aussie writers. They are just.. just so dang GOOD. I swear there is something in the water over there. I love that you love The Piper’s Son as much as me. That book is seriously among my top 5 OF ALL TIME. I really need to sit down and read Jellicoe Road. Laura Buzo: YES PLEASE! I adored Love & Other Perishable Items. I can’t wait to post my review for it!

I just ordered Raw Blue & am SO EXCITED for a re-read of that one. Oh man, I can NOT wait for you to read it. I’m putting that one in my top 5, too.

LOVE this post Magan, SO MUCH.

Estelle: The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty

The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty Upcoming Publication Date: June 14, 2012 Publisher: Penguin Pages: 416 Audience: Adult Keywords: stalkers, online dating, hypnosis, widows, single dads Format read: ARC won in Goodreads contest! Summary: When Ellen, a hypnotist for a living, meets Patrick online, she can’t believe her luck. He’s everything her ex wasn’t […]

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June 18, 2012 - 3:59 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - The title of this book immediately had me intrigued. And the plot is definitely original (to me) and you really liked it – this encourages me to go and check it out for myself!

June 11, 2012 - 7:23 pm

VeganYANerds - So glad you loved this, Estelle! The Moriarty sisters are all so talented but I am still yet to read anything by Liane. My library has a copy so I’ll borrow it soon!

June 10, 2012 - 5:35 pm

Shelve It: 6/10/2012 - […] Drinks, Snacks, Books OH MY: books + food = a winning combination The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty – an adult fiction review! SSR: Big Kids’ Table: June & July […]

June 10, 2012 - 11:58 am

Estelle - Yay Leah! Glad to hear it! It’s certainly a book to be gobbled!

June 9, 2012 - 9:40 am

Leah - OH, YES. This is the kind of book I gobble up in a sitting. It sounds so deliciously creepy! I’ll definitely be reading this one.