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Estelle’s Shelve It (1/20/2013)

Oh friends, what a weekend it has been! Hope you have had a good one! I talk a little much in this Shelve It video (sorry about that but it is my first one of 2013!) but I hope you get enthused by some of these reads because I AM REALLY EXCITED. In the mail: […]

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January 21, 2013 - 4:45 pm

Alexa Y. - Oh, Just One Day. I really loved that book. I had the hardest time writing my review (up this week!) because I loved it so much. First time for me to read Gayle Forman – and I can’t believe I waited so long!

And yay for you getting This is What Happy Looks Like! I know that you love her writing and her books, and I can’t wait to see your thoughts on this one.

P.S. Can I have some cookies??

January 21, 2013 - 3:53 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - First of all, so jealous of This is What Happy Looks Like! It seems so adorable, and I loved Statistical Probability, so I’m really hoping that this will be just as enjoyable!

And I, too, bought Just One Day because I have no self-control and everyone just keeps raving about it. How were we suppose to resist?

January 21, 2013 - 11:21 am

Paige - I read Ditched before it came out last year and I loved it! It was such a light read! I’m wicked jealous of This is What Happy Looks like because i loved The Statistical Probability! I hope you enjoy everything 🙂

My IMM

January 20, 2013 - 11:21 pm

elena - p.s. I want cookies 🙁

January 20, 2013 - 11:19 pm

elena - YOU LOOK SO PRETTYYYYYY

v excited to hear what you’ll think of Just One Day!! I have lots of things about it but it def inspired me to change my life, to say the least. aaand look at that kissing cover for Falling for You, ha.

eee I’M SO HAPPY FOR YOU TO GET THAT BOOK! I can totally tell how much you love her and I’m sure you’ll love this book too! it sounds really great and it makes me happy hearing you talk about it/her.

xoxoxoxo

January 20, 2013 - 10:58 pm

Sara (of the Page Sage) - This is What Happy Looks Like looks so cute, although I haven’t read Statistical Probability. Just One Day sounds SO good. I need to pick up a copy of my own!

January 20, 2013 - 7:40 pm

Liz (Along for the Read) - So so jealous that you have This is What Happy looks like, I am so excited to read that one. I loved Statistical Probability and love the sound of this one. Enjoy! Can’t wait to hear about it.

January 20, 2013 - 7:39 pm

VeganYANerds - Hello hun! I have heard really good things about The Sharp Time, you’ve reminded me that I was planning on ordering it 😉

And I keep hearing good things about Just One Day and Falling for You – I hope you love them! Can we go book shopping when I visit?!?!

Love the cover of This is What Happy Looks Like – I need to read more books by her!

The Big Kids’ Table: Fiction Picks (January 2013)

Hello! I’m back with the first 2013 installment of Big Kids’ Table! Now I’m trying some new things out because if the blog post is tired, how am I going to convince you to pick one of these splendid reads? This month, I’m going to feature a recommendation from a real life blogger that I […]

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December 12, 2013 - 9:01 am

Big Kids' Table: 2013 Overview - […] to stretch the possibilites of this feature throughou the year: getting other bloggers involved (Rachel, Hannah, Ginger, Asheley, Cassie, and Elena), completely hacked by Daphne at Gone Pecan, and […]

January 21, 2013 - 4:21 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - Girl, you know I love me some adult fiction recommendations! So glad you do this every month 🙂 I want more people to read Me Before You before I take the plunge. I need more opinions because “heartbreaking” is making me nervous.

January 13, 2013 - 3:32 pm

Rather Be Reading Blog: Magan's January 13, 2012 Shelve It - […] A short Saturday review of Never Girls #1: In a Blink by Kiki Thorpe + Big Kid’s Table: January 2013 Adult Fiction Picks + A review of Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi + A review of Anatomy of a Single Girl by […]

January 12, 2013 - 7:19 am

Lori - These all sound great. Dolls Behaving Badly sounds very interesting… 🙂

January 12, 2013 - 2:18 am

Kristen Evey - I need to read more adult books this year! I think I read 2 last year, and one of them was nonfiction. I’ll check out some of these. Keep the lists coming! 🙂

January 11, 2013 - 7:20 pm

Leah - “…an artist who secretly makes erotic dolls for extra income.” Say no more; I’m sold. 😀

Seriously though, fantastic picks! I’m especially intrigued by The Truth About Love & Lightning. & although Chevalier and Moyes are both familiar names, I have yet to read any of their works. It seems like now is as good a time as any to check them out!

Last month I read Hikikomori and the Rental Sister by Jeff Backhaus (its release date was just a few days ago) and I loved it. It’s not the type of novel I usually grab, but once I started reading I couldn’t stop. After the death of his child, Thomas shut himself inside his bedroom, refusing to come out or spend time with his wife. Three years later, Silke is at her wit’s end and seeks the help of a ‘rental sister,’ someone experienced in dealing with hikikomori – those in self-isolation. The book is EXTREMELY character-driven and the writing is absolutely beautiful. 🙂 Definitely worth a read.

January 11, 2013 - 6:14 pm

April Books & Wine - When I was an actual real life YA, I was really into Tracy Chevalier’s books. I’ll have to check her latest out.

January 11, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Alexa Y. - So, I may have just obsessively added all these titles to my TBR on Goodreads. EEP. I can’t wait to read more adult titles this year! Me Before You sounds really good and I LOVE that cover!

January 11, 2013 - 12:11 pm

Anna - A commenter on my blog today just recommended Me Before You. It’s meant to be! I’m reading it!

January 11, 2013 - 9:36 am

Rachel - I know I said this already but I love the graphic you put together and how you set up the post. And thanks for featuring my recommendation! Especially since I want everyone to read that book lol 🙂

Magan: Shelve It 07/29/2012

Hello, hello friends! I hope you’re having a fantastic Sunday. My husband and I are with our dogs at the beach this weekend celebrating our 8 year wedding anniversary! (It’s actually on Tuesday, the 31st.) I recorded this Shelve It a little earlier in the week to make sure I could stop in to say […]

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August 1, 2012 - 3:35 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - First of all, CINDER! I’m such a fan after finishing the book – it’s absolutely brilliant. Can’t wait to read Scarlet!

Also, I enjoyed Burn for Burn even though it was filled with a lot of things that I may not have necessarily agreed with. It was fun for me to read though!

July 30, 2012 - 9:36 pm

Sash from Sash and Em - Makes sure to have cupcakes on hand when you’re reading Bittersweet. You *will* crave them! 🙂

July 30, 2012 - 3:11 pm

Asheley (@BookwormAsheley) - I just read my first E Scott book myself, but it was Miracle. I liked it. I LOVED Cinder but it seems like forever ago that I read it. I need to reread it before Scarlet comes out. Great stuff!

July 29, 2012 - 11:06 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - P.S. And happy anniversary! Eight years – wow! That’s longer that my husband and I have even been together!

July 29, 2012 - 11:05 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - YAY! Glad to hear that you’re enjoying Cinder! It took me a little while to warm up to the story, but once I got sucked in, I couldn’t put it down until I was done. I LOVED Cinder’s little robot friend (whose name is escaping me at the moment).

Thanks for posting that you borrowed The Rivals — I finished reading it last week, and completely forgot to a) write a review and b) update Goodreads! Whooooooooops… hope that you like the book!

July 29, 2012 - 8:57 pm

elena - I agree about reading too many books in the same genre at the same time! I try to break it up, like I read a sci-fi then fantasy then paranormal etc. I’m so excited for Burn for Burn. I think I requested it on Netgalley then cancelled it since it took awhile to get back to me. I can’t wait to see the fun things you have coming up. I admire you & her husband for eating so healthily! I do not have the self-control for that and you definitely will get heaps of cupcakes from Bittersweet. Happy reading! 🙂

July 29, 2012 - 8:33 pm

Keertana @ Ivy Book Bindings - I loved Bittersweet and can’t wait to see what you think of Burn for Burn! Happy Reading!(:

~Keertana
Ivy Book Bindings

July 29, 2012 - 7:56 pm

Brittani - Awesome set of books! I absolutely loved Bittersweet! It was such a cute read! I hope you enjoy all your books! 🙂

July 29, 2012 - 6:08 pm

Anna - PS: OH YES and yay to Cinder and Bittersweet too!

July 29, 2012 - 6:08 pm

Anna - Eeee I feel like we’re actually hanging out because you talk to me directly in this blog. Whee! And, yes, I am THRILLED re: Stealing Heaven. I really hope you love it <3

July 29, 2012 - 5:41 pm

VeganYANerds - Firstly I am a bit jealous of your beachy weekend, I hope you guys are having a lovely time 🙂

Secondly, yay for library books! I’ve only read one Elizabeth Scott (Something, Maybe) but I definitely want to read more and I’ve had the Viola book on my to-read list for a while.

I thought the same thing about Bittersweet, the cupcakes hooked me but you’re not missing anything! I baked cupcakes for a picnic yesterday and the sugar hit was terrible after just ONE! So stick with your clean eating 😉

July 29, 2012 - 5:24 pm

The Bumble Girl - Hi Magan! Happy Anniversary to you and hubs! Hope you’re having a fab time 🙂
I read Keep Holding On and loved how Susane told this story – I think you’ll like it too!
I need to get Cinder! The cover is amazing and I need to see this version of it!
Enjoy your reads! I look forward to seeing what you think of them!!!

July 29, 2012 - 11:51 am

Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life - Cinder!! That one is so good. I read it waay back in December, but I’m still always ranting about how good it is! 😉 Burn For Burn sounds like such a fun read- a book about revenge? I’m totally sold. Bittersweet is such a cute read, although you definitely should have some cupcakes around when you read it, it definitely makes you super hungry! [My mouth is watering just thinking about it…] Anyways, fantastic haul Magan! <3 Enjoy your anniversary!

July 29, 2012 - 10:57 am

Tara - CINDER!!! I’m so glad you picked this one up and I am a little (or maybe a lot) jealous you have Scarlet to read right after! I want to hear ALL about it when you’re finished 🙂

July 29, 2012 - 10:36 am

kailia @ Reading the Best of the Best - I absolutely love Elizabeth Scotts books but I haven’t read this one yet! I have yet to read Cinder and I can’t wait to get Burn for Burn in my hands!

~Kailia @ Reading the Best

July 29, 2012 - 10:27 am

Ginger @ GReads! - Anna recommended Stealing Heaven to me too, & I absolutely LOVED it! I think it’s a great E Scott book to start off with. If you like that one, may I suggest The Unwritten Rule next? I really enjoyed that one as well.

I am curious about this Viola book. You’ll have to tell me how it is. That cover looks like a very Magan book 😉

Andddddd… I get to see your beautiful face on FRIDAY!! YAY!!!

Estelle: Shelve It (7/22/2012)

And it’s Sunday again! Funny how that happens! How has your weekend gone? Hopefully relaxing and productive! We’ve been hosting a garage sale for the past few days… and you know… some interesting people go to garage sales. Some good, some bad. Has anyone written a book about this? It could be a best seller! […]

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July 24, 2012 - 3:09 pm

April Books & Wine - I say this on every Shelve It, but I love your love of the library.

Also I die of jealous over the Books Of Wonder event, for sure.

July 24, 2012 - 10:29 am

Asheley (@BookwormAsheley) - OOH! I’m halfway thru Miracle by Elizabeth Scott AS WE SPEAK. I’m about to finish it in a little bit.

I just read This Is Not A Test a few days ago and my post went up. I think I just gushed about how much I loved it. It was my first Courtney Summers book, so yesterday I read Fall For Anything.

I’m rambling. You’re talking about some great books there, missy!

July 24, 2012 - 12:35 am

Paige - I got a copy of Losing Faith awhile back. I really need to read it! I also read Being Friends With Boys and it was pretty good. I hope you enjoy everything you got this week! You can check out my IMM on the blog!

July 22, 2012 - 9:19 pm

VeganYANerds - I am so glad you got to go to the BoW event! Melina would have drawn a big crowd for sure and I have no doubt Gayle and Kristin did too!

So glad you enjoyed On the Jellicoe Road and I hope you love Graffiti Moon, another awesome Aussie read!

I am not a big zombie fan either but I have heard that the book is not really about zombies!

July 22, 2012 - 2:19 pm

Sash from Sash and Em - WEEEE! So much fun. I’m so glad we got to hang out!! xoxo

July 22, 2012 - 1:03 pm

elena - Hooray for Jellicoe Road! I definitely agree, it really is a book that needs to be reread. Hee, the library is perfect for satiating your bookish needs. I’m jealous yours gets books so quickly. I read Graffiti Moon recently! I liked it but don’t think I will write a review for it. I can’t wait to see yours though. I am not a zombie fan either but I want to read This Is Not a Test because I’ve heard the same things you have. Go renew your books, Estelle! 🙂

July 22, 2012 - 11:28 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - EEP! You’ve got Graffiti Moon on your list! I absolutely ADORED that book. And the other books sound SO GOOD.

July 22, 2012 - 9:55 am

Tara - So first of all – I think YOU should write a book about garage sales! I totally think it’d be a bestseller 🙂 Remind me on Gchat next week to tell you about my other garage sale story (not the bed story lol).

I can’t even tell you how pumped I am that you picked up books based on my reviews/our convos. You pretty much just made my week! I hope you enjoy them all and I can’t wait to chat with you about them when you’re finished!

Also – I need to read This Is Not a Test. *heads to library website* Thanks Estelle and Magan for the rec!