Happy Sunday, friends! We decided to do a joint “Shelve It” this week becauseÂ someone was a little preoccupied with a move last weekend. Lots of fun books to look forward to for both of us!
Hi. Hi. Hi. Last week, I had a bunch of fun hanging out with Elena (Novel Sounds) and Alexa (Alexa Love Books). It was my first time meeting Elena, and I’m here to tell you the truth: she is super sweet in person yet has a terrible sense of direction. But a great taste in books and clothes. We met up last Sunday, shared a cupcake like we were on a date, and walked around to shop and find some dinner. After a stressful and emotional weekend (saying goodbye to a house is not easy…) it was nice to take a break and hang out with two girls who make me laugh and force me to buy books. FORCE ME. Okay, maybe they didn’t force but it’s hard not to get excited about books when you are hanging out with people who are so passionate about them.
Here are some pics from our adventures:
So much fun! I hope Elena comes back to visit soon!
As far as buying books, the three of us visited the Strand and I went a little crazy:
Bunheads by Sophia Black (Goodreads)
VirtuosityÂ by Â Jessica Martinez (Goodreads) — IÂ knew Magan was a big fan of these two so the price was right & I picked them up.
Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols (Goodreads) — a hardcover to add to my collection was a must!
Violet & Claire by Francesca Lia Block (Goodreads) — an oldie but goodie that I haven’t read in forever.
I also bought that cute Kate Spade Strand bag! It’s been great to bring to work!
Very excited about some recent packages I received in the mail!
Thanks to Hachette for the copy of Winter White, the second book in the BELLES series by Jen Calonita. I recently read the first book and really liked it so I’m anxious to check out what these characters are up to. (Goodreads)
Where You Are by J.H. Trumble, comes to bookstores in January 2013. I have high expectations for this particular novel because I loved J.H.’s debut, Don’t Let Me Go. Thanks to Kensington Publishers for this paperback! (Goodreads)
Ginger (GReads!) was awesome enough to lend me her copy of Live Through This by Mindi Scott. Ginger and I had been talking as she read it, and I was very intrigued. (Goodreads)
Magan sent me a copy of Dear Teen Me, a collection of authors’ letters to their teen selves. I can’t wait to get cracking on this one. (Goodreads)
Hi, friends! Oh my goodness, it’s been an awesome weekend here on the homefront. We got a little bit of work done in our house yesterday. My husband and I have lived in our house for over a year and a half and I’ve been reallllllly slow about putting things up on the walls. I’m a DIY kind of girl (something E and I also majorly have in common — we love crafts and projects!) so I’ve been collecting things for the house. My latest project has involved me doing all of the mat cutting and framing myself for the art work I wanted to hang. The husband finally helped me hang these yesterday:
Most of the art work (the one on the top right is a large print, and the three square doily-looking ones were a note card set) is by Katie Daisy (Estelle and I LOVE her work!) and the other print is a gift from my sister-in-law.
But back to books…
TheÂ amazingÂ Katie at Mundie Moms gifted me with the books above! Katie — you’re awesome! Thank you so, so much!
The Opposite of HallelujahÂ by Anna Jarzab (Goodreads)
34 Pieces of YouÂ by Carmen Rodrigues (Goodreads)
The Stone GirlÂ by Alyssa B. Sheinmel (Goodreads)
The BlessedÂ by Â Tonya Hurley (Goodreads)
A few weeks ago was the Austin Teen Book Festival (YIPPIE!). I didn’t get to go for very long, but I did purchase one book!
Time Between UsÂ by Tamara Ireland Stone (Goodreads) — it’s been a while since I read a time travel book (we did seeÂ Looper, the time travel movie with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, this weekend though!) so I can’t wait to read this one!
Sometimes I’m terribly bad at remembering to mention NetGalley books in vlogs because I don’t have the physical copy to show. Here’s what we received from publishers this week:
Eleanor & ParkÂ by Rainbow Rowell (Goodreads) — we are kind of inÂ loveÂ with the covers for this one. AND it sounds fabulous!
Uses for BoysÂ by Erica Lorianne Scheidt (Goodreads) — I’ve heard this one is pretty deep and dark! Whoa .. cannot wait to read it!
Days of Blood and StarlightÂ by Laini Taylor (Goodreads) — A very big thank you to Little, Brown for allowing me to read this! I spent some time re-reading the end ofÂ Daughter of Smoke and Bone today to freshen up!
on the blog.
A review of Good For You by Tammara Webber
A review of One Pink Line by Dina Silver
A review of Death & the Girl Next Door by Darynda Jones
A review of Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill
We hope you’ve had the best weekend! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday! Let us know what books you got this week!