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Estelle: Skinny Bitch in Love by Kim Barnouin

Skinny Bitch in Love by Kim Barnouin ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: June 4, 2013 Publisher: Gallery Books (Simon and Schuster) Pages: 302 Target audience: Adult fiction Keywords: cooking, vegan chef, cooking class, love/hate relationship Format read: ARC paperback from Small Girls PR. (Thank you!) Summary: When Clementine is fired from her awesome […]

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June 17, 2013 - 4:40 pm

Alexa Y. - I definitely want to check this out! I remember you telling me that you liked it, and your review definitely supports that statement. It does sound like a book I’d really enjoy, complete with an awesome set of characters and fun romance.

June 17, 2013 - 10:43 am

Tara - This sounds like a perfect book to take to the beach this summer!

June 15, 2013 - 9:34 pm

Sophia - This book sounds crazy good! I’ve seen it around lately. Clem sounds like such a likable character, even with her bad situation. I feel like I’d really like her! As for Zach, who doesn’t love a good mysterious, infuriating boy once in a while? 😉 This book definitely sounds like a great summer read! I’ll have to pick it up!

Wonderful review, Estelle! 🙂

June 13, 2013 - 3:22 pm

Lucy @ The Reading Date - I have the Skinny Bitch cookbooks so I’ve been looking forward to this one. So glad you liked it! The premise sounds so cute.

June 13, 2013 - 12:49 pm

Candice @ The Grown-Up YA - This reminds me of You’ve Got Mail, which I LOVE! I love the whole warring romance idea and all the drama that goes with it. This one is a little different than my normal read, but as someone who works with food, I love a good foodie book! Great review!

Attention, Attention: Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe

Hello again! Remember this feature? Well, it’s making its 2013 debut! And today I must talk to you about: welcome, caller, this is chloe. To this day, I still remember reading Magan’s review of this debut novel from last April. (That’s saying something because I’ve read quite a few.) She was so unbelievably upbeat about the […]

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February 5, 2013 - 2:58 pm

Jamie - I really think I’ll like this one!Definitely going to pick up for when I need a fun book! And what a cool job she has!

February 4, 2013 - 3:29 pm

Alexa Y. - This book was incredibly cute! I remember liking it, especially the fact that Chloe had to work at the school radio station. I think it’s awesome that she ended up with her own show 😉

February 3, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Estelle's Shelve It: 2/3/2013 - […] Literary Birthday — From What I Remember Attention, Attention: Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe A review of Star Crossed by Jennifer Echols A review of Scarlet […]

February 2, 2013 - 12:14 pm

elena - you guys were definitely the reason why i read this book! gosh it made me really want mexican food.

February 1, 2013 - 7:53 pm

Mary @ My Sisters Bookshelf - Loved this one! I reviewed it too!

But it was also like the fourth book in a row that I read with a red-headed protagonist. I want someone to analyze this. The proportion of red-heads in young adult literature is way out of whack. My sister loves this (as a redhead). I love Anne of Green Gables, but I think we need some mousy brown heroines too. It’s like people have red hair so we know they are quirky?

Estelle: Pizza, Love & Other Stuff… by Kathryn Williams

Pizza, Love & Other Stuff That Made Me Famous by Kathryn Williams ( web | tweet) Publication Date: August 21, 2012 Publisher: Henry Holt Pages: 240 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: cooking, reality TV Format read: ARC from ALA (Thanks!) Summary: Cooking is in Sophie’s blood. Her mother, who died when she was little, was […]

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August 28, 2013 - 11:36 am

Young Adult Review: The Lost Summer by Kathryn Williams - […] The Lost Summer by Kathryn Williams ( web | tweet) Publication Date: July 14, 2009 Publisher: Hyperion Pages: 253 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: summer camp, growing up, friendships Format read: Borrowed from the library. Other book I reviewed by this author: Pizza, Love, and Other Things That Made Me Famous… […]

July 22, 2012 - 3:33 am

Jasmine Rose - Oh my golly, I’ve been dying to read this book for AGES! Food, boys, reailty (food) shows…um, this book was basically made for me. I’m sad to hear you didn’t love it, but I’m glad to hear you still enjoyed it :]

July 20, 2012 - 7:52 pm

margie {the bumble girl} - I don’t like to cook, lol, but I do love to eat! Pizza, yum! This sounds like a sweet tween book! Great review, so lively and happy! I do look forward to reading it 🙂

July 20, 2012 - 7:02 pm

VeganYANerds - I really glad you enjoyed this, I was hoping it would be as fun as the title and the cover! I like the sound of Sophie and the fact that it’s about reality tv, because that’s so big right now. Great review, I’m definitely going to be reading this 🙂

July 20, 2012 - 11:41 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - The fact that this book has food as one of its main themes is enough reason for me to want to read it. Apart from that, it certainly sounds like it’s a cute book!

July 20, 2012 - 11:30 am

elena - hehe I LOVE the description feathery fun read. YES to pizza! This looks like an adorable book, aimed more for the tween crowd.

July 20, 2012 - 9:18 am

Sharon @ Fictionally Inclined - As a gal who absolutely loves being in the kitchen (and has a weakness for adorable covers/titles), I’m so excited for this one! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Great review! 🙂