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Travel Tales: Where We Come From

Once upon a few weeks ago, we were pretty psyched to write a post about books set in the places we are from. You might already know that Magan hails in Austin, Texas and Estelle floats around New York (living in Long Island and commuting to NYC for work every day). Unfortunately, not all plans […]

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August 26, 2012 - 12:02 am

Magan: Shelve It -- August 26, 2012 - […] a guest post by sam from realm of fiction the aussies know how to write (australian books to read) alexa: dreams of traveling (book locales) novel sounds: soundtracking your reading adventures alexa: alaska […]

August 20, 2012 - 12:04 am

Novel Sounds - […] Be Reading: Guest post from Pam Mingle, author of Kissing Shakespeare. Also with a giveaway! Settings from home destinations. Fantastic settings in […]

August 19, 2012 - 12:16 am

Estelle: Shelve It from Rather Be Reading Blog (8/19/2012) - […] Ruth by Zoe Fishman (adult fiction) Books set in our hometown (kind of) Speechless by Hannah Harrington (upcoming YA fiction) City of Women by David Gillham (adult […]

August 17, 2012 - 6:54 am

VeganYANerds - It’s a shame when there aren’t too many YA books set in your home town or state but I bet there are some out there, hopefully some bloggers will let you know!

August 17, 2012 - 2:23 am

Kristen - Can I just say that I LOVE that you included ‘From the Mixed-Up Files’? One of the best. books. ever! 😀 Lovely post, ladies.

August 16, 2012 - 12:09 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - One of the reasons I adore living in New York City is because I’m finally living in the place where lots of books I loved are set. It’s amazing, this place, filled with lots of energy, eclectic crowds and just so many things to do. It’s always fun to read books set in NYC!

But Austin, I have yet to read a book set there. In fact, I have yet to visit. Which I believe ought to be remedied and soon!

August 16, 2012 - 10:04 am

Tara - I cannot help but feel giddy every time I read a book set in Chicago or Michigan. I about fell out of my chair reading An Abundance of Katherines because part of it took place IN MY HOOD. *queue major squealing* I’m going to have to put my thinking cap on for books set in Austin… I’ll let you know if I find any 🙂

August 16, 2012 - 10:00 am

Jaime - I stumbled upon your blog via a mention on Twitter, and thought I’d pop in and mention a book I read recently that was set in Austin. It’s called Austentatious and features a little bit of Austen in Austin and a Scottish love interest. It’s an adult book, and it was pretty decent. Just thought I’d mention it. 🙂

August 16, 2012 - 9:55 am

elena - my first visit to NYC wasn’t that great so I was pretty ambivalent towards it for awhile. then I visited it again last year with friends and it was SO AMAZING. now all I want to do is go back!! I absolutely love that there’s always something to do there. I’d love to live there, especially while I’m still young.

surprisingly, I’ve read one book with Orlando as its hometown (Paper Towns by John Green) and since John Green is from Indiana, I am pretty sure he’s written at least one book with it as its setting? yes/no/maybe? I know Meg Cabot definitely have cos that’s how I heard of John Mellencamp!

love this post, ladies!! <3

August 16, 2012 - 9:23 am

Ginger @ GReads! - I feel like I’ve read books set in Texas that referenced Austin (maybe the character visited there) but the whole story didn’t necessarily take place there. I need to think on this…

As for NYC: Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist and Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares come to mind. David Levithan loves NYC 😉

Magan: Bunheads by Sophie Flack

Bunheads by Sophie Flack [website | twitter] Publication Date: October 10, 2011 Publisher: Poppy Pages: 304 Target Audience: Young Adult Format read: Paperback received from Sash at Sash and Em Summary: Hannah is a 19-year-old professional ballet dancer. She finds herself torn between trying to get promoted in her company and wanting to explore more of the world […]

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May 26, 2013 - 8:19 pm

Cami - I read this book, I loved it, it’s one of those books who make me feel like I’m the main character (in most of the books I read that happens) and this pushed me to go back to ballet classes, it brought my hidden passion for ballet out again. It’s amazing I really do recommend it.
(Excuse my English, It’s not my main language so yeah)

December 11, 2012 - 8:00 am

Bookish Gift Suggestions: Books for the Non-Reader - […] by Sophie Flack – Goodreads | Amazon | My Review – This book would be excellent for an older teen or young adult reader who is trying to find […]

July 10, 2012 - 12:32 am

Top Ten Tuesday: Underrated Books That Have Flown Under the Radar - […] Sometimes books can be overly complicated with too many issues; it was a nice change of pace to read about a 19-year-old girl indecisive about her future – to continue to pursue being a professional ballerina or to move on with her life – that was her struggle. goodreads / amazon / M’s review […]

June 18, 2012 - 3:28 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Okay, first of all – YES to Channing Tatum in Step Up. The boy is HOT. And also, I love Center Stage! It was one of my favorite movies to watch over and over again when I was still in high school.

And now, about the book – it sounds like I would really love this one. I mean, it features ballet! That’s already enough reason for me to like it. Glad you enjoyed it!

June 9, 2012 - 11:47 am

April Books & Wine - This may sound dumb, but I find dance to be SO boring. Like I cannot even sit through dancing with the stars without wanting to slit my wrists. Okay, that’s hyperbole. But, if it’s a dance movie like Center Stage or Dirty Dancing, I will watch the HECK out of it. Same with books. I love fictionalized dance, but not real dance.

SO ALL OF THE DRAMA OF BUNHEADS? Yeah I am down for getting swept away into the world of competition. Legit review, yo.

May 31, 2012 - 9:49 pm

Sash from Sash and Em - Love love love that you loved it. It’s so understated and that’s what I adored. 🙂

May 30, 2012 - 9:02 am

Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase - I have had this on my TBR list for a while, but I really think I should read it ASAP, because I just finished catching up with the show Dance Academy (which you should totally give a try if you haven’t already – I think you’d really love it. It’s on Instant Netflix right now!) and I’m feeling a major ballet ache. I danced for 12 years, mostly ballet, and I really miss it. Thanks for this great review – I’m going to go get this one ASAP!

May 28, 2012 - 8:56 pm

Liz - Ahh this totally sounds Center Stage-esque, I love it. Thanks for pointing this one out, I hadn’t heard of yet, I will put it on my to read list.

And hell yes to Channing Tatum in Step Up.

May 28, 2012 - 8:17 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Oh, and P.S. That cover? So totally awesome.

May 28, 2012 - 8:17 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Great review! I agree, this was a fantastic little book, and such a breath of fresh air. I can’t wait to see what Sophie comes up with next!

May 28, 2012 - 8:13 pm

Aneeqah - For some reason, I was thinking about Dance Moms as I read this review [I think that’s because that’s the only dance related show that I’ve seen recently]. Anyways, this sounds like a very interesting book! I haven’t heard of this one before, but after reading your review, I think I’ll be adding it to the TBR now. I haven’t really read a dance book before, and this book sounds like the perfect one to try out. Great review! =)

-Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

May 28, 2012 - 8:05 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - I can’t dance to save my life, but I LOVE dance movies. So much. I also refused to do ballet as a child because I said that I wouldn’t wear pink & couldn’t stand tights. Haha! However, I love things involving ballet, so this sounds good. And I just saw the preview of an ABC Family show of the same name (is it based off the book?) and the Executive Producer was the creator of Gilmore Girls which I loved… so I’m basically saying I was already interested in this book & now I’m convinced.

May 28, 2012 - 5:29 pm

VeganYANerds - You’ve convinced me that I need to read this! I’m a sucker for dance movies and tv shows so this really appeals to me!

May 28, 2012 - 9:34 am

Jen - SEE, I loved this book, too. I read it awhile back, so I don’t remember ALL the details, but I remember enjoying Hannah and Jacob and thinking they were totally adorable.

May 28, 2012 - 7:25 am

Lori - I was curious about this one when it released but I haven’t heard much about it. I’m so happy to hear that you liked it. I’m adding it to my wish list right now.