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Magan: The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen

The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen [website] Publication Date: January 11, 2011 Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Pages: 240 Target Audience: Young Adult Keywords: track runner, prosthetic leg, dreams that change Format Read: Purchased hardcover copy. Summary: Jessica’s dreams of attending college on a track scholarship are shattered after she loses part of her leg in a bus accident on […]

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August 29, 2014 - 1:39 pm

Alexa S. - I remember seeing you mention this novel on Twitter when you were reading it, and that intrigued me already. But reading your review makes me definitely want to check it out for myself! The premise seems simple, but I love that you feel it was portrayed in a way that felt poignant and real.

Magan: Open Road Summer by Emery Lord, A Vlog Review

Howdy, y’all! Man it feels so incredibly wonderful to type these words. It feels so good to be here talking books. And yes, quite literally below, I talk books in my vlog. I’m really wanting to mix things up a bit and as I’m just on an altogether different schedule with a newborn, vlogs seem like the […]

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March 30, 2015 - 8:01 am

The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord | Estelle Review - […] THE START OF ME AND YOU to Goodreads | Buy on Amazon | Buy on B&N ♥ M’s review of OPEN ROAD SUMMER | Collaborative OPEN ROAD SUMMER […]

June 23, 2014 - 9:02 am

Open Road Summer: A Playlist + More Gushing, Estelle - […] on OPEN ROAD SUMMER: Magan’s vlog | on Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Befriended with Emery […]

June 1, 2014 - 4:47 am

Judith - THIS IS JUST SO LOVELY, MAGAN! Please keep vlog reviews a thing, because they’re really great. Of course, I am in love with this book, and I am totally buying my best friend a copy as well. And yes, Reagan and Dee are the best. I don’t think I’ve ever read about a lovelier friendship in books. Their friendship made me cry! Also, Everett is SOOOOO CUTE! It’s great you read this book to (with) her, and I hope she will also find a best friend as great as you and Estelle, or Dee and Reagan.

April 27, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - 1. MAMA MAGAN! You’re baaaaack! Love seeing your cute face 🙂
2. I really love the idea of incorporating more vlogs into RBR. I had so much fun watching this one and look forward to more.
3. Holy cow, I looooved this book. Soooo much.
4. Helllllo, Matt Finch.
5. Yay quotes! I included a bunch in my review, too. The writing was amazing.
6. I like getting a peek at your bookshelf styling.
7. Precious baby! Wish I could meet sweet baby Everett <3

April 22, 2014 - 10:31 am

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - She is just SO precious. Love the pictures of her!!!
I’m at work so I’ll have to check out your LOVELY vlog later but SO much love for this book too! I loved everything about it. It was just wonderful and made me fall in love with every aspect. (Oops, did I say love too much?)

April 17, 2014 - 12:08 am

Kelly @ Belle of the Literati - Oh my gosh, your beautiful baby!!! Love love love!! And alright, alright! Everyone has been raving about this book, I’ll go read it, geez 🙂

April 14, 2014 - 1:31 pm

elena - hiiii!!! love love loved this, ESPECIALLY the end when you said to give a copy for your best friend. perfect endorsement! i loved the friendship in this so much and everything you said about dee & reagan. they made me so happy! <3

April 13, 2014 - 1:08 am

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - So happy to see your beautiful face! And your baby girls’s face too — she’s so adorable :). I read aloud to Marko when he was little too…and he’s pretty into books so far, so I think it works! I’m definitely interested in this book, especially after hearing that you loved it so much.

April 12, 2014 - 9:00 am

Shelve It: Books Books Lots of Books, Estelle - […] RETURNS with a vlog review of the highly anticipated Open Road Summer The Summer Spring I Found You by Jolene Perry — high school senior with a secret + an army […]

April 11, 2014 - 10:26 pm

Lisa is Busy Nerding - Reading out loud to your child is the BEST THING EVER.
Good for you!
Oh and the review is great too. 🙂

April 11, 2014 - 8:29 pm

Alexa S. - I AM SO HAPPY TO SEE YOUR FACE, M! And I think it’s a perfect combination – your first review vlog AND it’s about Open Road Summer. It’s a gorgeous book, it’s got great characters (HELLO Matt Finch! Oh, and Reagan and Dee!), and it’s just SO ADDICTIVE. So happy to hear that you enjoyed it as much as I did! <3

April 11, 2014 - 3:06 pm

Annette - How precious. Thanks for sharing. Never apologize for sharing pictures of your beautiful girl!

Estelle: Rules of Summer by Joanna Philbin

Rules of Summer by Joanna Philbin ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: June 4, 2013 Publisher: Poppy/Little Brown Pages: 352 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: Summer, Long Island, first love, upper class vs. middle class Format read: ARC provided by Publisher via NetGalley (Thanks!) Summary: Rory is thrilled to be leaving New Jersey and […]

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August 11, 2014 - 9:00 am

Since Last Summer by Joanna Phibin (YA Review) - […] Last Summer by Joanna Philbin ( web | tweet ) See review of Rules of Summer. Publication Date: June 3, 2014 Publisher: Little, Brown Pages: 304 Target audience: Young adult […]

June 9, 2013 - 12:01 am

Estelle's Shelve It: 6/8/2013 (Books Bought + Books Found) - […] in Real Life by Jennifer Castle Shark Girl by Kelly Bingham When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney Rules of Summer by Joanna […]

May 29, 2013 - 11:28 am

Alexa Y. - This sounds like a potentially great summer read! I do like the fact that there’s romance for BOTH girls and not just one of them. And also the fact that there’s friendship, and summer adventures to be had. Plus, the setting seems so magical and realistic and within my reach (for real)!

May 20, 2013 - 5:27 pm

Rachel - WHY have I not heard of this one yet? I mean seriously. This book sounds perfect for me. First off, boys. We all know how I feel about that topic. Second, summer. I love summer. And also I already love Rory and Isobel so basically it’s probably going to be love at first read when this one’s released. Lovely review, as always 🙂

May 17, 2013 - 6:33 am

Lori - This sounds like such a good summer read! I’m adding it to my TBR right now.

May 16, 2013 - 10:47 am

Tara - This sounds like the PERFECT book to read for the Summer Series 🙂 But I have to read Nantucket Blue first…

May 16, 2013 - 2:10 am

Wendy - This sounds like a great summer read! Great review — adding to my TBR!

May 15, 2013 - 3:44 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - You went to Southampton College? It must be crazy to have your college close when you’re there, I can’t even imagine.

I grew up in Westhampton so I knew the college and I know the area well and I’m excited to read this. Part of me always hates books/movies/TV shows that have to do with the Hamptons because I feel like they’re so far removed from me and my friends’ experiences, but this one seems like I might really like it. Especially if it’s Nantucket Blue 2 (I really like how that rhymes…).

May 15, 2013 - 1:34 pm

Liz (Along for the Read) - Sounds like a fun summer read. I always notice Joanna Philbin’s books at the store but never was too interested in them, this sounds much more my style though. Definitely adding it to the TBR

May 15, 2013 - 1:23 pm

elena - love the last line about hearing the ocean in your head! such a visceral reaction. i love discovering books that have places you know too. it’s not often but funny thing is john green wrote about indiana + florida. anyway i’m glad that these girls are friends…(sort of? i’m not sure) and yay for cute boys! wonderful review.

May 15, 2013 - 10:02 am

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - Oooh this one sounds great! I laughed out loud because I was like, “Wow, this sounds a lot like Nantucket Blue, which I loved!” And then you said the same thing 🙂 Must put it on my TBR list!! Great review!

May 15, 2013 - 9:30 am

Alicia - I know that feeling of having books set in places you know!! For me, I get excited even if the book just mentions my favourite band, or food or ANYTHING that makes me feel part of the story. Rules of Summer looks really good– you’ve officially piqued my curiousity about Rory and Isobel’s family secrets 😉

Alicia @ Summer Next Top Story