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On a Personal Note: A “Brave” Reminder

“I might be a little scared.” “That’s awesome.” “No, it’s not,” I said. “Yes, it is, because you can only be brave if you’re scared.” – from The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson ↔ Last week, I flew through The Impossible Knife of Memory (why did it take me so long to […]

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October 20, 2014 - 7:54 pm

Liz - I really enjoy this post, and I hope your new job is off to a great start. I’m sure you’re doing great. I personally have only read ME BEFORE YOU of all of these, but now I know what to have in mind when I want something along these lines. To me, JUST ONE DAY and JUST ONE YEAR are kind of about bravery, too. I can’t wait to see more of your recommendations along this same line!

September 10, 2014 - 2:31 pm

Cassie @ Happy Book Lovers - Now I’ve got a list for when I jump into something new!

You are going to be awesome at your new job, and like you, I’m always nervous and always worrying, but once it happens, change is good. I think it keeps things interesting and fresh. And it’s awesome that books are inspirational! I mean, yes, as bookworms, we all know this, but I think sometimes we forget.

I’m saving this list for when I move, I’m officially planning to relocate to NYC soon! Exciting and terrifying! 🙂

September 7, 2014 - 12:43 pm

Mawa Mahima - Yes, first days are always dreadful…but thanks for the list Estelle! Good luck on your new job too 🙂
Luckily my first day back went pretty well, I mean when you’re pretty well versed at the art of the first day, then you tend to not get too worked up on the actual day. Needless to say, I was a nervous mess the night before (and I still don’t know why). It all turns out alright of course. 🙂

September 5, 2014 - 11:38 am

Alexa S. - Being brave is something that I have to choose to do constantly. I’ve come a long, long way from the days when I was an introvert, scared of my own shadow, and unwilling to take risks, especially if I felt like I would mess it up or everything would go wrong. I know you’re going to embrace your bravery and do an amazing job at your new job, complete with learning + mistakes along the way. YOU GOT THIS, E!

Also, your book suggestions are totally spot on. I can’t wait to read the latter two – There Will Come a Time + Like No Other – soon!

September 3, 2014 - 9:48 pm

Ginger @ GReads! - As someone who has just taken a giant leap into something new, I found this blog post to be very inspirational. So thank you for that. I agree that being nervous shows you care. At 33 years old, I STILL get those Sunday night jitters. But I also know in the end, everything will be okay. I’ve learned to take this leap with my eyes wide open. Ask as many questions as I can, to not be afraid of making a mistake, and soak up this experience as much as possible.

Estelle, I hope the new frontier has been wonderful so far. You’ve been on my mind! Here’s to new beginnings & the journey ahead, xo.

September 2, 2014 - 1:36 pm

Meg - Thinking of you on your first day at the new job! Totally agree that you’re nervous because you really do care and want everything to work out well, which is very normal. Like you, I once stayed up into the wee hours unable to shut my mind off before a first day of school, a big test, a new job . . . but I’m sure only great things are afoot. Love this list, too! Lots of new-to-me titles I’ll have to look up.

September 2, 2014 - 12:57 pm

Jen @Fefferbooks - I adore this list! I feel like really, no one else knows what the heck they’re doing, either. Some of us just fake it really well. 😉 We’re all a little scared, sometimes, and all a little clueless. But sometimes, we all really rock. Have a great first day! Be awesome!!

September 2, 2014 - 10:25 am

Brianna - Good luck at the new job! I love Laurie Halse Anderson, so I’ll have to look for this one. I like to believe I’m brave, but the reality is there’s a terrified person on the inside who is dealing with some tough stuff and doesn’t know what’s going to happen.

The Time Has Come: A Chat with Carrie Arcos (+ Giveaway)

Happy Tuesday! Last week in my Top 10 Tuesday post, I mentioned my 5-star reads of the year so far so I’m super thrilled to have Carrie Arcos on the blog today to chat about one of those 5-star reads (and a few other things, as well). THERE WILL COME A TIME hit bookshelves in […]

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June 23, 2014 - 9:16 pm

Sara - Beautiful Creatures!

June 22, 2014 - 4:00 am

Holly Thomas - Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs.

June 21, 2014 - 9:30 pm

bn100 - Rush too far by Abbi Glines

June 21, 2014 - 2:25 am

Amy Vuu - The Maze Runner is the only one i can think of lol

June 18, 2014 - 11:49 pm

Alexa S. - What a great interview with Carrie, Estelle! I’m definitely looking forward to reading There Will Come a Time even more now after hearing a little about it from Carrie herself. (Plus, it does help that you AND Rachel both loved it!)

June 18, 2014 - 11:24 am

Ashlie - I haven’t read a lot of books with male narrators but I enjoyed Tempest by Julie Cross. Also this book sounds really good and i can’t wait to read it.

June 17, 2014 - 9:20 pm

Jamie - This book sound really good and I can’t wait to pick this up!

June 17, 2014 - 5:18 pm

Tammy - Winger! A male narrator you won’t forget.

June 17, 2014 - 3:01 pm

Destiny - So excited to read this!

June 17, 2014 - 9:42 am

Danielle Nguyen - Will Grayson, Will Grayson is one of my favorites!

Shelve It: In Which We Buy All the Books

Howdy, friends! We’re both checking in to confess how many books share the books we’ve purchased lately with another Shelve It. It’s been a good, good month for reading and we both, um, went a little overboard. Our wallets are feeling quite depleted, but we’re really excited about all of these and we hope you are, […]

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June 1, 2014 - 4:44 am

Judith - M, I can’t wait to see what you think of Pointe. I’ve heard AMAZING things about it. I also thoroughly enjoyed Rites of Passage and On the Fence, so I hope you’ll like them.

E, whoa, amazing books! Of course, Open Road Summer is my FAVORITE. I also love the Great cake, and I can’t wait to read that.

May 3, 2014 - 1:56 am

Alexa S. - Whee, happy reading ladies! I think I got roughly the same amount of books you each did individually, so we’re good. I’d say we bought just the right amount for such an awesome week of releases!

April 30, 2014 - 10:09 pm

brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - Hahaha M’s super incriminating purchase page! but good purchases!!! It’s okay, E, it happens to the best of us. Amazing events! So much fun. It’s hard when they’re all back-to-back but it’s also just like a whirlwind of amazing! And YAY Open Road Summer finally arrived! Yessss!

April 27, 2014 - 5:13 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - Not going to lie – seeing all these beautiful books in one post has made me feel a little better about the fact that I went book buying crazy this month. SO MANY PRE-ORDERS, y’all. And then, you know, lots of unplanned purchases that I couldn’t resist… and I can’t even blame it on attending any signings.

Also, I just grabbed Pointe from the library this week per E’s rec. Hope I get to it before it’s due back!

April 24, 2014 - 12:38 pm

Ginger @ GReads! - Look at all those beautiful books! I’m jealous, Estelle, that you got to attend Jenny Han’s pub party. From the pics I saw, it looked like such a good time! Also, that comment about her sister & christmas morning.. COMPLETELY agree with that. Magan, I want updates when you read Corey’s book!

PS, Teen Book Con is this weekend, so I’m sure I’ll have a post similar to this one sometime next week with all my book purchases! Can’t wait!

April 23, 2014 - 12:20 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I don’t think you guys picked up too many books at all. Of course, I might not be the best person to ask that question 🙂

That’s awesome that there were so many book events last week, Estelle. Magan, I haven’t read Unremembered, but it’s definitely on my list. I got to see Jessica Brody at the Rochester Teen Book Fest last year, and she was a fun speaker.

Enjoy all your goodies and happy reading! 🙂

Magan: Shelve It — November 4, 2012

Hey, hey, hey! I hope you guys have had an awesome Sunday. This has by far been one of the nuttiest days I can remember. (And ya know, totally the reason I’m posting later than usual.) I caved and purchased a few books lately. Sarah Dessen’s Lock and Key — I’m really loving the new covers […]

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November 7, 2012 - 9:25 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - HOORAY FOR CONTEMPS! I’ve found that this year, I’ve read more contemporary novels than I ever have before. It’s a nice change from my dystopian/fantasy worlds, that’s for sure!

November 6, 2012 - 11:53 am

Jamie - I so need to read Audrey, Wait soon! You’ll have to tell me what you think!

November 5, 2012 - 7:08 pm

Paige - I read Audrey Wait last year and it was good, definitely a quick and easy read too. I also read Lock & Key and I loved it. It made me laugh, smile, and cry thats how good it was! I hope you enjoy everything 🙂

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November 5, 2012 - 3:22 pm

Lisa - Audrey, Wait! is just SO FUN.

November 5, 2012 - 11:01 am

elena - eee i hope you like audrey, wait! like others, i thought the book was so qt and it made me smile so much. :3

November 5, 2012 - 6:43 am

Lori - Audrey, Wait! is so fantastic! I love that book so much. I also listened to the audio of Lock and Key a few months ago and really enjoyed it.

November 4, 2012 - 10:36 pm

Sara (of the Page Sage) - Audrey, Wait is definitely a homerun hit book! It’s really one of my all time favorites. My copy is worn from rereading it so much. haha I hope you love it and all of your other new contemporary books, too! (:

October 2012 Young Adult Book Releases

  Oh, yep — that’s right! It’s almost Halloween. I typically average about 20-ish books in the YA book releases posts, but jeez! There are THIRTY-THREE books listed below. Prepare your wallets now, friends — October is going to be quite the spendy month. Just in case you’re hosting an awesome Halloween party, here’s an […]

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November 4, 2012 - 9:31 pm

Magan: Shelve It -- November 4, 2012 - […] of Reach by Carrie Arcos — this was one I featured in my October 2012 YA new releases post. […]

October 4, 2012 - 4:41 pm

Kristen Evey - I should not have looked through that whole list. So many shiny new books!!!

October 1, 2012 - 4:41 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - There are way too many good books on this list. Seriously. I’m going to go broke just trying to get them all!

October 1, 2012 - 6:10 am

VeganYANerds - Sooooo many books this month! I don’t even know where to start 😀

September 30, 2012 - 10:07 pm

Estelle: Shelve It from Rather Be Reading Blog (9/30/2012) - […] is a pricey month for books! So many new releases! A review of Starring Me by Krista McGee. Magan adored Sweethearts by Sara Zarr. Our long distance […]

September 30, 2012 - 9:10 am

Katie w/ Mundie Moms - That pumpkin mousse looks so good right now. Thanks to your picture I’ll be craving sweets today. LOL 😉