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Estelle: Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures by Emma Straub

Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures by Emma Straub [ website | twitter ] Publication Date: September 4, 2012 Publisher: Riverhead Books Pages: 306 Target audience: Adult Keywords: 1920s, Hollywood, family drama, theatre/films Format read: ARC from Putnam. (Thanks!) Summary:  Since she was little, Elsa has been enamored with the small playhouse her family runs. Her dad […]

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October 31, 2012 - 3:37 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - It may kind of, sort of, possibly make me extremely happy that this has to do with movie stars. I LOVE reading about movie stars and Hollywood and this certainly sounds like it’s all about that!

October 31, 2012 - 2:26 am

Kristen - Oh, this sounds so intriguing and fun! I am morbidly fascinated by the stories of classic movie stars. Behind all the glamour and fame lies some pretty heart breaking and depressing stories. I will have to pick this up at the library when I get a chance. Glad you enjoyed this, Estelle. 🙂

October 30, 2012 - 7:08 pm

elena - i love these sorts of stories! i remember doing something on gloria swanson when i was in elementary. i think i can handle beautiful descriptions despite the lack of dialogue! hi, the night circus is just filled with beautiful descriptions. i like that this story has an underlying theme of hope too. wonderful review, estelle! <3

Estelle: Better than Chocolate by Sheila Roberts

Better than Chocolate by Sheila Roberts Publication Date: September 25, 2012 Publisher: Harlequin Pages: 400 Keywords: sisters, small business, small towns, romance Target audience: Adult Format read: ARC from Little Bird Publicity (Thanks!) Summary: With little time to act, Samantha and her family are forced to come up with a solution when they find out […]

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August 6, 2013 - 2:05 pm

Review: Better Than Chocolate by Sheila Roberts | Gone with the Words - […] Estelle @ Rather Be Reading – “Better than Chocolate will make you crave the delicious morsels featured in the book, but also leave you wanting more.” […]

February 14, 2013 - 1:44 am

Review: Better Than Chocolate by Sheila Roberts | Gone with the Words - […] Estelle @ Rather Be Reading – “Better than Chocolate will make you crave the delicious morsels featured in the book, but also leave you wanting more.” […]

October 28, 2012 - 8:47 pm

Estelle: Shelve It from Rather Be Reading Blog (10/28/2012) - […] Courtney Cole + Dear Teen Me: A Letter From Estelle + Dear Teen Me: A Letter From Magan + Review: Better than Chocolate by Sheila Roberts + Helping Books of Wonder in NYC  + Review: All You Never Wanted by Adele […]

October 27, 2012 - 3:57 pm

elena - if i want chocolate just reading your review, i can’t imagine actually reading the book! although it’s not the perfect book by any means, it does sound pretty cute. a delicious review, e!

October 27, 2012 - 12:14 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - This book sounds incredibly cute! I adore the fact that it’s about chocolate, which is one of my favorite things in the whole entire universe. And I can always get down with a story of an underdog business struggling to survive and a small town coming together to make it happen!

October 26, 2012 - 6:23 am

Lori - I adore books set cute little towns. I think it’s my love of Stars Hollow coming through. This sounds great. I’m sad to hear there’s not more romance. Like Melissa, I’m sold from the cover alone.

October 24, 2012 - 3:12 pm

Estelle - Amber, thanks for commenting today. I hope you do look into the book. Let me know what you think when/if you do!

October 24, 2012 - 3:11 pm

Estelle - Tina, thanks for stopping in! It IS a fun premise! There’s even a few recipes included. Which is a lovely touch!

October 24, 2012 - 3:10 pm

Estelle - Jen, it’s so good to switch up genres. I think you can appreciate your reading so much more! Let me know what you think of this one. 🙂

October 24, 2012 - 3:10 pm

Estelle - Melissa, you are right! The cover is ridiculously cute. There’s another one on GR that is like total opposite but cute too. haha

October 24, 2012 - 3:09 pm

Estelle - Warning!! You will get hungry. VERYYY hungry.

October 24, 2012 - 2:08 pm

Jess @ Gone with the Words - I’m so glad you enjoyed this one as much as you did because I’ll be reading it soon and now I know I’ll mostly likely love it too. 😀 Thanks, Estelle!!

October 24, 2012 - 12:39 pm

Melissa - I hate to admit that I was already sold based upon the cover..but now I really want to pick this one up! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

October 24, 2012 - 10:58 am

Jen - While I’m not so much a fan of the “perfect, fairytale endings,” I do totally love the way you describe this setting. Plus, chocolate? Yes, please. This book sounds adorable. And while I do read primarily YA, there are some days when a good adult book is exaaaaaactly what’s needed.

October 24, 2012 - 10:04 am

Amber - Sounds quite interesting! Might have to look into it!

October 24, 2012 - 9:47 am

Tina - This sounds like a fun book for the fall, I love fast little reads about food, cooking and romance…:) Cute review!

Estelle: Silhouette of a Sparrow by Molly Beth Griffin

Silhouette of a Sparrow by Molly Beth Griffin Publication Date: September 11, 2012 Publisher:  Milkweed Editions Pages: 224 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: historical fiction, coming of age, summer, LGBT Format read: ARC from Edelweiss (Thanks!) Summary: Garnet is looking forward to spending a few summer weeks of 1926 with some distant relatives at a […]

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December 20, 2012 - 9:02 am

Estelle: 2012 End of the Year Survey (Yay!) - […] from Silhouette of a Sparrow by Molly Beth Griffin: she was so curious, so adventurous, and willing to be herself even when […]

September 18, 2012 - 7:34 pm

Sharon @ Fictionally Inclined - Consider me intrigued! I absolutely adore that quote you included, and Dirty Dancing is a favorite of mine. I’d want to read this book on your words alone, but it sounds like it can definitely stand on its own feet. Definitely adding this one to my TBR list! I’ve been on a historical kick lately, but I’ll be picking this one up once I’m in a YA mood again.

September 18, 2012 - 4:48 pm

kim Cornwell - Sounds like a great story. I would love to win a copy!

September 17, 2012 - 7:00 pm

Kristen Evey - Aw, this sounds so good! I love the 20s and that whole feeling/vibe of the times. Beautiful and sad at the same time. Love the cover of this one too. Will have to find it. Thanks for the review!

September 16, 2012 - 12:59 am

Rather Be Reading Blog: Estelle's Shelve It (9/16/2012) - […] appreciation for your favorite bloggers silhouette of a sparrow by molly beth griffin and then things fall apart by arliana tibensky the big kids’ table: […]

September 14, 2012 - 1:53 pm

Annette - Oh, I love the 20s. This sound so good, and I haven’t heard of it before. Thanks!

September 14, 2012 - 11:42 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Your review is so, so beautiful. I feel like it does the book justice way more than anything I could ever say. I loved Griffin’s writing, and her setting, and Garnet too.

September 14, 2012 - 10:10 am

Em (Love YA Lit) - Wow! What a beautiful cover! I want to see this one in the flesh ASAP! (also for the record: google image search for “silhouette of a sparrow” is awesome) This is the first I’ve heard of this book, so thanks for bringing it to my attention! I’m curious if this book takes place anywhere near where I live – my area was historically a big summer lake resort hot spot a la Dirty Dancing.

Estelle: Other Words for Love by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal

Other Words for Love by Lorriane Zago Rosenthal Publication Date: January 11, 2011 Pages: 368 Target Audience: Young Adult Format read: Paperback Why I bought it: The cover, and the title. Summary: Set in the 1980s in and around New York City, Ari is a girl under a lot of pressure. Her mom wants her […]

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December 5, 2014 - 10:11 am

Independently Wealthy by Lorraine Z. Rosenthal | Blog Tour - […] has made a good habit of writing about strong, complicated women from the little sister in Queens (Other Words for Love) to this southern belle granted a fairy tale life with a few inconsistencies. The struggle to be […]

August 6, 2013 - 12:02 am

Blog Tour: New Money by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal (+ Q&A) - […] New Money by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: September 10, 2013 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Pages: 336 Target audience: Adult/mature YA Keywords: moving to NYC, family secrets/drama, money Format read: ARC provided by Publisher. (Thank you!) Other books I’ve reviewed by LZR: Other Words for Love […]

November 14, 2012 - 10:55 am

Review: Other Words for Love | Giraffe Days - […] “The writing style is stellar, the plotlines are beyond believable and effective, and you will not be able to put it down or stop thinking about it when you reach the final page. It’s just one of those rare books that stays with you.” Rather Be Reading […]

June 5, 2012 - 10:20 am

In My Mailbox (10) and Our 100th Post! - […] reviewed Other Words for Love by Lorriane Zago […]

March 7, 2012 - 11:58 pm

Jasmine Rose - This sounds like it’d be a good thing to insert between a few dystopians or paranormals. It sounds real and refreshing. Great review :]

March 7, 2012 - 7:43 pm

Estelle - Sam, so glad you are adding OWFL to your list. So so so worth it! You’ll have to check in when you get to it so I can hear your thoughts! 🙂

March 7, 2012 - 5:42 pm

Sam @ Realm of Fiction - Wow, amazing review! I hadn’t heard of this book before but it definitely sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for putting it on my radar! 🙂