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Thirteen Days of Ash and Fire: Heir of Fire (Arrows + Decor)

Shhh. I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I haven’t always, always been a wedding photographer. I technically went to college for Interior Design. Though I’m not working in that industry anymore, I still have a strong pull to good design and my heart sure does pitter patter pretty rapidly when I’m inspired […]

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September 8, 2014 - 2:29 pm

Saniya S. - WOW…:D Loving the arrows xD

September 7, 2014 - 10:59 pm

Denise - I LOVE the hand painted arrows and the vase of arrows. I definitely would love to have those two in my house. Great post! 🙂

September 7, 2014 - 10:49 pm

Kari - I have read the first two books and have been dying for the third so I would really love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

September 5, 2014 - 11:49 am

Alexa S. - I basically just want all of the arrow decorations you put in this post, M! They’re SO PRETTY. And they’re something I would consider including as part of my living room or library decorations one day. THANK YOU for being a part of the tour, and for the awesome bullet points. (And for being all CHAOL with me!)

September 4, 2014 - 10:51 am

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - YESSSS. I just finished yesterday and IT WAS SO AMAZING!
I really like arrows for décor and LOVE your choices! I always want to decorate my house like this but of course… we just have zero decorations at the moment (a year later LOL)

September 4, 2014 - 10:14 am

Brianna - I don’t normally read fantasy, but I’m trying to branch out and since this series has gotten nothing but rave reviews from everyone, it seemed like a good place to start.

September 4, 2014 - 8:50 am

Hana - I am dying to read this book! Thanks for sharing your review and design ideas.

September 4, 2014 - 8:24 am

Amanda Troyer - Because the cover is GORGEOUS!

Happy 2nd Anniversary to Rather Be Reading!

Today is a super duper exciting day for us! (Well, technically November 1st was.) WE HAVE BEEN BLOGGING FOR TWO YEARS! Holy cow, you guys. Where has time gone? How have we been at this for TWO years already? As the saying goes, “Time flies when you’re having fun” and that definitely seems true when […]

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November 11, 2013 - 11:09 pm

Sunny - Congrats! *throws confetti* I totally recommend The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, it was my favorite read this year. Also, The Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter (a must), and Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell! Great giveaway, thank you!

November 10, 2013 - 12:01 pm

shay - Try “Reality Boy” by A. S. King and “Blythewood” by Carol Goodman. They’re both amazing and probably two of my favorite reads this year.

November 10, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Shayna - wow! What an amazing collection of books!

November 10, 2013 - 11:30 am

Emily @ Forever Literary - Congratulations on your two years spent blogging! It’s crazy how the time flies, and I hope your next year is full of great books and visits with each other.

Hmm, a book recommendation? I’m going to shake it up a bit and give the non-YA recommendation of The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor. I just read it for English class and it gave me ALL THE FEELS.

November 10, 2013 - 9:01 am

Shelve It: Upcoming Nook/Kindle Reads, Estelle - […] have two giveaways going on right now: 40 books for 4 winners | The Perfect Match, great romance […]

November 8, 2013 - 11:39 pm

Monica R - Congrats ladies! I recommend… A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams. Loved it!!

November 8, 2013 - 3:56 pm

Paul Jensen - Reading: fun , rewarding, mesmerizing ,thrilling sad, funny happy fulfilling unique : For the love of reading! Thanks for the chance to enter! Paul

November 8, 2013 - 7:50 am

Leah @ The Pretty Good Gatsby - YAAAAAY!!!! Congratulations! You ladies are two of my all-time favorite bloggers and I always look forward to your posts/tweets. 🙂 Here’s to many, many more years <3!

November 7, 2013 - 10:49 am

Brittany @ the Book Addict's Guide - Happy 2nd anniversary, girls! I’m SO SO SO glad that I’ve gotten to know you two ladies. You’re such wonderful people, fantastic bloggers (with wonderful taste, of course) and I’ve loved reading your blog and chatting with you on Twitter! (And even meeting Estelle in NYC! Thank goodness for that!!!) Looking forward to many more years! xo

November 6, 2013 - 7:22 pm

Kim - Congrats!!! This is so exciting! Keep up the awesome work. I look forward to your posts each week!!

November 6, 2013 - 7:20 pm

Ann - Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

November 6, 2013 - 5:10 pm

Lena @ Addicted 2 Novels - HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!! You guys so cute in that picture. I look forward to more blogging, tweets, and hopefully treats in 2014. 😀

November 6, 2013 - 4:07 pm

Sarah - I love this blog! It’s one of my favorites to visit. You guys have helped me pick out numerous books and got me interested in trying Julep nail polish! Thank you for your dedication and congratulations!

November 6, 2013 - 3:32 pm

Amie - Congratulations!!!
As for Books recommendation: Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey jay,The Scarecrow King by Jill Myles, Seven realms series by Cinda Williams Chima, Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, Angelfall by Susan Ee.

November 6, 2013 - 1:43 pm

Tanya - Congrats!!! 2 years is awesome! Keep up the good work!!!!

November 6, 2013 - 12:52 pm

Angie - Congrats!! I really love this blog! How fun is it that you are so far apart yet both of you run the blog together. I liked the 5th Wave this year.. but I am sure you have read it!

November 6, 2013 - 12:51 pm

Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit - The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy. You’re welcome for all of the feels! =)

Congrats on your blogoversary – I don’t always comment, but I always read and love your reviews and fun posts (the nail polish ones are awesome!). Can’t wait to continue talking Zac Efron with you in Year 3!

November 6, 2013 - 2:46 am

Alexa Y. - HAPPY BLOGGING BIRTHDAY MAGAN & ESTELLE! *throws confetti* *hands over cupcakes + drinks* I am so honored to have gotten to know you two, and develop a friendship that exists apart from the bookish world our blogs reside in. You two are such wonderful people and great examples of what I love to see in the book blogging community. You both inspire me constantly with how creative, fun and unique your posts and reviews are! Congratulations again and I love you both xo

November 5, 2013 - 11:38 pm

Olivia - Congratulations!!! Love reading your blog because you guys always have something interesting to say. Keep blogging, and happy reading!

November 5, 2013 - 11:18 pm

Gaby - Wow! Congratulations! I’m obsessed with Neil Gaiman & Rainbow Rowell right now so I don’t think they need me recommending them. But seriously happy 2 year anniversary, guys! 🙂

November 5, 2013 - 10:53 pm

Kelly - Congrats on the anniversary! Savvy (and it’s sequel) by Ingrid Law, Inkheart (and the series) by Cornelia Funke, Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaimen, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelo, The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery, and So You Want to be a Wizard (and the series) by Diane Duane.

November 5, 2013 - 10:45 pm

Emmah - “Flat-Out Love” by: Jessica Park!

November 5, 2013 - 10:45 pm

Em - Happy Blogoversary! Thanks so much for sharing this amazing giveaway.

November 5, 2013 - 10:43 pm

Tami - Congratulations! I’m currently reading Deadly Heat so I would recommend that, especially if you watch Castle.

November 5, 2013 - 10:43 pm

Orchid @ The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia - Congrats on two years of blogging! =) Too many new books for me to recommend one, so, I’m going to recommend an old favorite, The Dark Lord of Derkholm by Diana Wynne Jones since I just finished re-reading it.

November 5, 2013 - 10:40 pm

Lisa - Will you read The Monstrumologist, please? It’s kinda dark but methinks you will love the maturity and general awesomeness of it.


November 5, 2013 - 10:24 pm

Emma @ Hopeful Happiness - I just became a new parent earlier this month so my book recommendation is really more for Magan. While pregnant I read just about everything I could get my hands on. I was pretty terrified of giving birth and found that the book Natural Hospital Birth: The Best of Both Worlds by Cynthia Gabriel was incredibly comforting. I actually found myself thinking of random phrases from the book while in labor. I think it’s a book that is fantastic and helpful even if you don’t necessarily want a natural birth.

I would also recommend Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn: The Complete Guide. I learned so much from that book!

Congrats on blogging for 2 years! That is awesome!!

November 5, 2013 - 10:21 pm

Colleen - Happy Blogoversary! Wow, two years is a long time. That’s great. I’m reading Until It Hurts To Stop right now and it’s pretty good, but I’m behind in reading it so most people have probably already read it.

November 5, 2013 - 9:36 pm

Lisa - Two years! This is one of my favorite blogs and I’m so happy to have it to read. I love everything you girls do. Keep it up!

Book recommendations are always so hard because I want to tell people to read EVERYTHING. One of my favorite books this year was In the Shadow of Black Birds by Cat Winters. It’s sooo good. Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone was also very good. And oh my god. I finished The Fault in Our Stars a week ago and loooved it. I was putting it off because of the hype and it being a “cancer book” and everything, but it’s so worth it. I mean, I was probably the last person to read it, but on the off chance that one or both of you haven’t, it’s definitely worth the time (and tears!).

November 5, 2013 - 9:03 pm

Randi M - Happy blogoversary! 🙂 Two years is a loooong time! Winger is one of my all-time faves as well, and I can’t wait to read more from Andrew Smith.

I recommend Reality Boy & Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King.

November 5, 2013 - 8:40 pm

Sara (of The Page Sage) - Happy blogoversary, ladies!! Congrats!

November 5, 2013 - 8:21 pm

Ambur - I can never just think of one book to recommend (plus, you might have read just the one :P), so I’m gonna give a couple of books that I’ve read and absolutely loved!

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness—such a beautiful story about dealing with serious illness and loss
Second Chance Summmer by Morgan Matson (or Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour)—seriously I LOVE Morgan Matson!! She’s amazing and her stories are so beautiful, funny, and REAL!
The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen—I’m a Dessen fan, and this one happens to be my ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE of all of her books that I’ve read…it’s so amazing, seriously…Love it!
Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton (and the rest of the Goblin Wars trilogy)—this trilogy just doesn’t get nearly enough love. 😛 It’s one of my favourites, and it’s just so unique and wonderful! The characters and writing are fabulous, and it’s one of those trilogies that you’ll love right to the very end.

…and my final suggestion, Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren (and the rest of the Beautiful Bastard Series)—this one’s an adult series, but it’s SOOO good! The characters are awesome, the chemistry is phenomenal, and the humour is spectacular! I love books that make me feel all warm and gushy with feelings, but also make me laugh (as a side note, Alice Clayton’s Wallbanger is another book that fits this!).

Okay! Hopefully one of those sounds good to either of you, and you haven’t read them all! ;D Happy reading, and Congratulations on your 2nd Blogaversary!!!! 😀

November 5, 2013 - 6:27 pm

Mandy R - My last 5* book was Anna Dressed in Blood. The Darkest Minds is also very good.

November 5, 2013 - 5:24 pm

Chenise J. - Congrats on your two year blogoversary! Such an awesome feat! If you haven’t read Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas, I’d definitely recommend this one. Great mystery!

November 5, 2013 - 4:47 pm

Sarah k - Happy two year anniversary! I would recommend Grave Mercy by R.L LaFevers and For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund.

November 5, 2013 - 3:19 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - Congrats ladies! What a great accomplishment and an adorable picture of you guys. Here’s to many more years!

November 5, 2013 - 3:06 pm

molly @ wrapped up in books - Congratulations! It’s easy to get burnt out on blogging and I love how you both have kept it fresh with engaging, original content and thoughtful reviews.

November 5, 2013 - 2:40 pm

Melanie L - I am so happy for you guys, seriously this is one of my favorite blog sites so congrats! =)

November 5, 2013 - 2:14 pm

Tammy - Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff

November 5, 2013 - 1:33 pm

Summer - Congratulations on your anniversary! I love the blog, I’m forever finding great new reads thanks to you. As far as a recommendation, I don’t know if you’ve read it, but I just finished Fangirl, and I adored everything about it, the characters were remarkably real.

November 5, 2013 - 1:25 pm

Kelly G. - Happy blogoversary!

Book recommendation? Red Rising by Pierce Brown totally lived up to all the hype.

November 5, 2013 - 1:15 pm

Ami - I’m not a frequent commenter but wanted to chime in and say congrats on 2 years! I love the blog. Ever since discovering it my Goodreads “to-read” list has been very long!

November 5, 2013 - 12:33 pm

Justine @ paperback heart - YAAAY! Congratulations on two fabulous years!
My recommendation is Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick. It was one of my favorite books this year and tons of fun.

November 5, 2013 - 12:04 pm

Amanda @ Hell-Bent to Read - *pops champagne* HAPPY 2 YEARS!

This just reminded me that my 1 year is coming up. EEP! Anyway. This is exciting, as RBR is one of my favorite blogs, and you two are some of my favorite people. Congratulations!

November 5, 2013 - 10:43 am

Rachel - *throws confetti* Happy anniversary!!! I can’t believe you guys have been blogging for two years. It’s been so great getting to know you two, both IRL and online (Magan, I need to meet you sometime!) and I’m really glad I have your friendship. Your blog has always been one of my favorites and I can’t wait to see what the future brings for you and your blog. Congrats guys! Oh. And a book recommendation? Hmm. The last book I loved was Personal Effects by E. M. Kokie, so I guess I’d recommend that if you haven’t read it yet!

November 5, 2013 - 10:37 am

Jen - I don’t comment a lot, but I love your blog. Thanks for all teh great reading recs!

November 5, 2013 - 10:33 am

Jess @ Gone with the Words - First, CONGRATULATIONS on an amazing two years. Second, I’m so happy I’ve been able to get to know each of you more and more these past two years. Estelle, we so need to meet in person soon because I feel only half complete having only met Magan. 🙂 Third! Please continue sharing your thoughtful, fun reviews with us. NEVER STOP. NEVEEEEER! 😀

November 5, 2013 - 10:26 am

Jackie Lea Sommers - You two are the best! And what a fun giveaway!!!

November 5, 2013 - 9:56 am

Lucy @ The Reading Date - Happy 2 years! I’m not the best commenter but your blog is one of my faves and I love your taste in books. Choosing Winger and Openly Straight as your favorite reads just proves my point. Keep having fun with your blog!

November 5, 2013 - 9:51 am

ash - Two years! And I feel like I’ve been around from the beginning, which makes me even happier for you two! All the congrats! As for a book rec, Aristole and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, owns my heart.

November 5, 2013 - 9:48 am

Jen @ Pop! Goes The Reader - Wishing you both the warmest and happiest of anniversaries! Rather Be Reading was one of the first blogs I discovered when I first launched Pop! Goes The Reader and I’ll always remember how welcoming and supportive both of y’all were to me. Words can’t express how thankful I was, and still am, for that. Both of you consistently write some of my favourite reviews and are two of the kindest, sweetest bloggers I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet 😀 Here’s to many more happy years!

November 5, 2013 - 9:47 am

Jessi - Happy 2 years 🙂 I’m new to the book review/blogging world but I’m so glad I stumbled across your blog. Because of y’all (and several other great blogs), my to-read list on Goodreads is constantly expanding and I’m still not sure when I’ll actually be able to read all of the books I’ve put on there. Looking forward to many more posts and reviews from you ladies!

November 5, 2013 - 9:27 am

Meg - Happy, happy two years — an awesome accomplishment! Hope there are many more to come. 🙂

November 5, 2013 - 9:20 am

alice-jane - Love, love your blog! Congrats to two years of Rather be Reading and I’m looking forward to a bunch more!

November 5, 2013 - 9:07 am

Jamie - Happy 2 years!! Loved getting to know you both in these 2 years!! 🙂

November 5, 2013 - 9:05 am

Daphne - Love you guys! Congrats on 2 years! As for a book rec…I don’t know if I can think of something you guys haven’t read yet. Let me go with Beth Harbison, an adult author that I read for the first time this summer & then immediately had to go and find every books she’s written. Best of luck to your personal life & your blogging future!

November 5, 2013 - 9:03 am

Bookworm1858 - Congrats on 2 years-that is such an exciting accomplishment to celebrate! For book recommendation, how about Elizabeth C. Bunce’s StarCrossed? I feel like this fantasy didn’t get the love it deserves (also sequel Liar’s Moon.)

November 5, 2013 - 8:43 am

Ginger @ GReads! - Happy 2 years, Ladies! Hard to believe it’s been that long already.. I still remember discovering your blog & then not long after meeting Magan in person 🙂 Thank you, both, for always writing such sincere thoughtful posts. And, thank you for your friendships <3

November 5, 2013 - 8:39 am

Indigo Wayworth - One of my favourite reads of the year was WILD AWAKE, which I see in the pile! But to everyone that hasn’t read it, do it now!

November 5, 2013 - 8:39 am

Stormy - Happy blog birthday! So glad to see Rather Be Reading turn another year old. As for book recommendations, hmm, it’s difficult. The first one I thought of was This Song Will Save Your Life, by that’s obviously been read all ready. Ooh, got one–The Book Thief! Most people have already read it but seems like a good book recommendation since the movie is coming out so soon.

November 5, 2013 - 8:18 am

Kimmy - Congratulations! I’m celebrating my 3 year blog anniversary this month and it’s nuts how the time flies!

Hmm a book recommendation…I have to say Vicious, by Victoria Schwab. It’s hands-down one of the best books I’ve read this year. It’s so so so good!!

November 5, 2013 - 8:11 am

Betty - 2 years you guys!!! Congratulations! I love your blog and am a pretty big fan of both of yours. You make a great team and it is obvious how well you work together. Keep it going!! 🙂 Book rec you ask??…. *grin* Well… I would say Alice in Zombieland, but Estelle READ IT!! Woooo!! SLATED- have you guys read it yet?? *tsk tsk* Otherwise- Rule by Jay Crownover– you need the tattoos and piercings… yes yes, you do.

Magan: 28 Things to Celebrate Number 28

Hi, friends! Today is a super special day for me! IT’S MY 28TH BIRTHDAY! I am not really sure how in the world a whole year has passed. Do you guys feel that way when your birthday approaches? Usually I’m excited for a solid month leading up to my special day because I love to […]

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September 22, 2013 - 1:18 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - I read this on my phone back when M posted it, but I never came back to comment. So, this is me stopping back by and telling you how much I enjoyed getting to know you better through this post! So fun! And happy very belated birthday sweet lady 🙂 So glad you were born!

September 18, 2013 - 2:52 am

Alexa Y. - Belated happy 28th my dear Magan (at least on the blog comment)! These 28 facts were extremely fascinating, and I love that you shared them with us. Hope you had a wonderful birthday! <3

September 10, 2013 - 8:03 am

Maggie, Young Adult Anonymous - Happy belated birthday, Magan!! I absolutely love your 28 facts. BTW, there’s a good chance you’ll WIN your fantasy football league. Beginner’s luck, baby! Look how short your hair was! I hope everything works out with your foster daughter and that you had an amazing birthday.

September 3, 2013 - 7:56 pm

Heather M - Happy belated birthday Magan! With all the wonderful things going on in your life now, I hope you experience a marvelous 28th year! And thanks for sharing so much about yourself. I love that you’re such a Texas girl too- never would’ve thought I would be, but its hard to imagine being anywhere else. And thank you for your birthday generosity!

September 3, 2013 - 12:10 pm

Ghenet Myrthil - Bah! MAGAN! Please ignore my typo below. 🙂

September 3, 2013 - 12:09 pm

Ghenet Myrthil - Happy belated birthday, Megan! It was fun learning more about you through your list! 🙂

September 2, 2013 - 6:59 pm

Liz (Along for the Read) - Happy Birthday, Magan! I love this post, it is so nice to read about all the personal tidbits that make you who you are!

September 2, 2013 - 10:03 am

Anastasia - Happy Birthday!!

September 1, 2013 - 9:58 pm

Anna - Sending very happy #28 wishes your way, Miss Magan. It’s gonna be a good year! <3

September 1, 2013 - 5:17 pm

Shelve It: Estelle Talks End of Summer, Books + More, Estelle - […] Fun facts about Magan + a surprise birthday giveaway! Reviews of Fire with Fire, The Returned, Crown of Midnight, The Hero, and Counting by 7s. Ginger told us all the fun and snazzy details of her summer. You can win some of our top summer reads! Giveaway open to U.S. and Canada! […]

September 1, 2013 - 7:24 am

April Books & Wine - That was actually really fun to read — isn’t Jessica Darling perfect for a binge read? Granted, I read them while I was still living at home, but yes, love love love those books.

Jerk professors are the worst. I never had an experience quite that bad, but I did fail one class in college lol, but then I retook it and all the tests and lectures were exactly the same.

I bet you are going to be a totally awesome mom, seems like the time is perfect for you and Dustyn.

I hate cooking and cleaning too!

Those boots are super cute!

Happy birthday <333333

September 1, 2013 - 4:18 am

Bailie @ The Hemborg Wife - This was really fun to read, I have also lived five places with my husband but in five years!

September 1, 2013 - 1:51 am

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

August 31, 2013 - 10:10 pm

Bookworm1858 - Happy birthday! Thank you so much for sharing a little bit more about you-you’ve given me some inspiration for celebrating my birthday later this year 🙂

August 31, 2013 - 9:13 pm

Ginger @ GReads! - Happy Happy Birthday, Magan! I loved reading your list of 28 things 🙂 For #23 may I suggest the summer TV show Camp on NBC? It’s super super cute & think you’d enjoy it! Makes me laugh a lot! I hope this day has been amazing for you, xo.

August 31, 2013 - 9:03 pm

Lisa - Happy Birthday! I had a lot of fun reading all your facts. I know it’s over with, but I’m sorry your professor was so rude. Bleck.

Also, your brother is hecka cute. Haha.

August 31, 2013 - 6:46 pm

Rose @ The Bedtime Bookworm - Happy birthday Magan! It was fun to learn more about you! I always love posts like these 🙂

August 31, 2013 - 6:30 pm

VeganYANerds - Happy birthday, hun! I love your 28 fact celebration! Enjoy your day 🙂

August 31, 2013 - 6:25 pm

Kristia - Happy birthday! 🙂 Have a wonderful day!

August 31, 2013 - 5:20 pm

Stormy @ Book.Blog.Bake. - Happy birthday! It was fun to read your 28 facts–especially the one about getting accepted into a program that had been discontinued. I know schools are big(especially A&M), and things slip through the cracks, but that one is quite mind-baffling.

August 31, 2013 - 4:54 pm

Heather C. - Happy birthday, Magan!! Enjoy the last years of your 20s. I turned 29 this year, and I’m petrified of turning 30, lol. I feel super old =( lol

August 31, 2013 - 4:18 pm

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - Happy birthday, Magan! What a fun way to get to know you better!

August 31, 2013 - 3:52 pm

Ashton - Happy Birthday, Magan! Hope you have a fabulous one!

August 31, 2013 - 3:50 pm

Tammy - Book shelves by color look amazing! Happy 28th!

Sweet Summertime Reads Wrap-Up: Ginger Reflects

Can you believe this is our last post for Sweet Summertime Reads? Thanks so much for following along with us since May! It’s been the best thing ever to bring you original and fun posts, and get you excited about summer, vacation, warm weather, and most importantly, summer reading! Today we are so happy to […]

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September 5, 2013 - 9:43 pm

Ariel - Oh gosh, all the books look amazing! I guess I’ll go with option A though because I really want to read the Infinite Moment of Us.

September 5, 2013 - 5:52 pm

Monica R - awesome prizes all the way around! however I pick option B

September 5, 2013 - 3:58 pm

Jennifer Jensen - I would love to win Prize Pack B. I have been wanting to read Golden, Second Chance Summer, The Moon and More and Where the Stars Still Shine. Thanks for the giveaway! Can’t believe summer is over!

September 5, 2013 - 3:56 pm

Sara - I would pick prize pack A!

September 4, 2013 - 9:53 pm

Liz (Along for the Read) - Love those nails, and the striped Toms are awesome! I haven’t seen any like that before.

I would go with Option A because while they both look wonderful, I already have three of the books from B.

Excellent giveaway, ladies.

And goodbye, summer 🙁

September 4, 2013 - 5:41 pm

Ann - Option A looks really enticing. I would pick Option A! 🙂

September 4, 2013 - 10:26 am

Keri - I would love option A and I am really looking forward to reading Openly Straight.

September 3, 2013 - 6:07 pm

Kat V - Option B! 🙂 It sounds like some great picks!

September 3, 2013 - 10:39 am

Erin - I love those zebra print TOMS – they’re so cute! I bought my first pair this summer too and was surprised by how comfy they are.

I’d love to win option A. The Distance Between Us and The Infinite Moment of Us have been on my to-read list for ages, and I’ve heard so many good things about them.

September 3, 2013 - 10:03 am

Vivien - Definitely option b. I cannot wait to read Just Like Fate and Where the Stars still Shine 🙂

September 2, 2013 - 4:57 pm

Jasmine Baggenstos - I think option A because I’m dying to read The Distance Between Us.

September 2, 2013 - 4:56 pm

Chenise J. - I’d love to win Option A! Can’t wait to read The Distance Between Us!

September 2, 2013 - 9:23 am

Kelley - Option B. I’m so excited to read The Moon and More!

September 2, 2013 - 12:30 am

Amie - I’d pick option B because I cannot wait to read Where The Stars Still Shine =)

September 1, 2013 - 10:41 pm

bn100 - A- the distance between us

September 1, 2013 - 9:39 pm

Cee - Such a hard choice! I would pick option…A! I want to read Openly Straight and the Distance Between Us.

Thank you for the giveaway.

September 1, 2013 - 1:33 pm

Genevieve - A or b ??????? ummmm I am not sure there is to many good bocks and choices !!

August 31, 2013 - 5:32 pm

Tia - A

August 31, 2013 - 4:51 pm

Heather C. - It’s a hard choice to pick because each option has a book that I really want to read, but if you are going to force me to choose, lol, I’d pick option A. =)

I’m most looking forward to reading Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea. =)

August 31, 2013 - 1:42 pm

Lisa - Oh my god, you’re giving me such an impossible question to answer. I think I would choose Option B, but they’re both pretty rockin’. I’ve been wanting to read Second Chance Summer for so long and looove Sarah Dessen and Jessi Kirby 😀

August 31, 2013 - 10:53 am

Sarah - I’d love to win Option A, but both packages are awesome! I really want to read The Distance Between Us because it looks so cute!

I’m so sad that summer is coming to an end because I didn’t read nearly as many summer books as I had hoped to.

August 31, 2013 - 8:42 am

Cait - Ooo—all are such great summer picks! I’d have to go with Option B though simply because Sarah Dessen is my all-time favorite author. And I haven’t gotten around to reading her new one yet, eek!

August 30, 2013 - 3:13 pm

Cate - Love your Toms– I wear mine all the time! While both options look great, I would prefer Option B since I’ve been wanting to read Golden for awhile now.

August 30, 2013 - 2:53 pm

Heather Miller - This series has been so much fun! Thanks in large part to you guys, I’ve been delving into contemporary books and enjoying them more than I ever thought I would! I’ve devoured both of Morgan Matson’s books this summer and am definitely looking forward to more from her soon. And thanks for turning me on to Ginger and Tara’s blogs as well.
I’d love to receive package A, and I’m super intrigued by Daisy Whitney especially, though the premise of Openly Straight also sounds awesome. And thank you guys again for such a fun summery series!

August 30, 2013 - 2:51 pm

Emmah - It was so hard to choose, but I’d have to say I’d pick Option B. I really want to read “Where The Stars Still Shine”, “Golden”, “Second Chance Summer”, and “Just Like Fate”.

August 30, 2013 - 2:32 pm

Rashika - Definitely Option 1 because I really really really want to read Openly Straight and The Infinite Moment of Us. I’ve heard such great things about the two.

August 29, 2013 - 10:12 pm

Kaniesha - Sounds like you had a super fun summer! Those are gorgeous pictures. I’d love to see a sunset like that.
As for the giveaway, I’d prefer Option A! I’ve been looking forward to reading The Boyfriend App and Openly straight for a while now 🙂

August 29, 2013 - 9:11 pm

Cialina - I would love to get Option A — I’ve had my eye on those books for a while!

I watched Craigslist Joe a while back. The premise was interesting… I never thought that it would be possible to do all that he did for free!

August 29, 2013 - 2:12 pm

Summer - This is such a tough choice, so many books I want to win in both, but I think I’ll go with B, for Sarah Dessen and Jessi Kirby, plus I just read an amazing review for Where The Stars Still Shine. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

August 29, 2013 - 1:16 am

Natalie @ Books, etc. - Ouuuu this is a tough one! I’m going to have to say option B though! I’m super excited to read Golden, Just Like Fate, and Second Chance Summer! Also, love the dress and aviators!!! 😀

August 28, 2013 - 9:20 pm

Hannah - I have been so, so wanting to read Openly Straight so that’s the collection I would love to have but let’s be honest….I just love to read!

August 28, 2013 - 8:21 pm

Bookworm1858 - I love the dress-I’m super into stripes and just got a cute striped top that I paired with a twirly red skirt-I felt very on trend. Luckily the weather will continue to be hot through September where I live so I don’t have to say goodbye to summer yet!

August 28, 2013 - 12:06 pm

Alexa Y. - Ginger – Your summer sounds FANTASTIC. I love that you were able to visit Anna and Tara in Chicago (which seems like SO. MUCH. FUN.), and that lake house trip sounds spectacular. I’m also dying to watch that documentary now because it sounds really good and also extremely moving.

E&M – I love you guys, first of all. IF I won your giveaway, I’d want option B, and I’d be super excited to read Just Like Fate most of all!

August 28, 2013 - 10:27 am

Jessica - Oooh Option A *Swoon*
I saw Craigslist Joe this summer too and couldn’t stop talking about it! So interesting!

August 27, 2013 - 11:14 pm

Melanie L - ahhh Option A, awh man this is so hard but option A

August 27, 2013 - 10:01 pm

Ellie - I’d chose option B…I’ve heard amazing things about Golden and Second Chance Summer!

August 27, 2013 - 9:57 pm

Betty - Yay! This was a fun post!! Loved learning more about Ginger!! 🙂 I definitely need to check out the movie Craigslist Joe now! haha I really wish summer wasn’t over already– I seriously can’t believe it. It feels like it should still be June. 🙁 I do love all the holidays though, so bring em on!

August 27, 2013 - 6:46 pm

Tara - I’ve had so much fun this summer with you ladies! Your graphics were AMAZING and I think we can all agree we had pretty fabulous summers. <3<3<3

August 27, 2013 - 6:12 pm

Randi M - I loved following along with Sweet Summertime Reads all summer long! 🙂 And now I need to go look at TOMS… I would lovelovelove Option A – I’m especially excited to read The Distance Between Us (love that cover & I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews!) and When You Were Here (Japan YA setting? Yes, please!). Thank you for all of the awesome posts this summer & for the giveaway. 🙂

August 27, 2013 - 4:23 pm

Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit - This is so hard! I think Option B because I’m dying to read Where The Stars Still Shine and Golden.

Thanks for the awesome, awesome giveaway. What a great idea!

August 27, 2013 - 2:23 pm

Tammy - Option B. Looking forward to reading Where The Stars Still Shine 🙂

August 27, 2013 - 11:16 am

Jen @ Pop! Goes The Reader - Hooray! Three of my favourite bloggers in collaboration together 😀 This post was such a treat to read and I really looked forward to each instalment of the Sweet Summertime Reads series! It was such a great idea. Ginger, I absolutely adore that nail colour and given that my wardrobe is at least 25% nautical-themed, it’s safe to say that I’m absolutely in love with that dress 😉 Sometimes there’s nothing better than a simple staple like an outfit you can dress up or down given the occasion.

August 27, 2013 - 11:10 am

Daphne - Craig’s List Joe looks/sounds fantastic. I wouldn’t be able to do something like that, but I applaud anyone who puts themselves out there. looks like you had a fantastic summer, G.

if i were to win, i would pick option A for openly straight and the distance between us.

August 27, 2013 - 11:01 am

Stormy @ Book.Blog.Bake. - I love the summertime splurges! And lake pictures. I am definitely a lake over the beach person. I’ll pass on going to the coast, but give me a vacation to a lake anyday.
Both prizes seem awesome, but I think I’d take option B and be most excited for Second Chance Summer. I’ve heard it’s reduced some readers to a ball of tears, and apparently, I had a weird idea of fun because it sounds like a great(if emotional) book to me.

August 27, 2013 - 9:29 am

Cassie - A- this is awesome and I’m totally loving those Tom’s, the vaca pics and that Old Navy Dress!

B- I choose option B- FOR: WHERE THE STARS STILL SHINE! I mean come on. We all know I’m DYING to get my hands on it! PLUS, Dessen! That will force me to read my first Dessen 😀

xoxo Ladies! <3

August 27, 2013 - 8:42 am

Ginger @ GReads! - Aww you girls! Thank you for the sweet note at the beginning <3 This turned out so good! I can't believe the summer is over & our feature is coming to a close. I had a lot of fun posting with y'all each week. Thank you again for your amazing posts & your love for all things SUMMER!

August 27, 2013 - 8:41 am

Jamie - G, I’m loving that nail color!! Where did you get it? Also, I ALMOST bought some Tom’s this summer (the crocheted ones) but ended up not. I’m loving those zebra print ones!! Sounds like you’ve had an amazing summer <3

August 27, 2013 - 1:10 am

Angela @ Lit Mug - This is a great post idea. It’s crazy, I still have a month left of summer before my classes start. I’m still taking summer classes, but a lot of people are starting school for the fall. Sounds like you had a great summer though!

Happy Birthday to Estelle + A New Look for RBR + A Giveaway!

It’s a super exciting day around here! Today we’re throwing confetti and celebrating Estelle’s 28th birthday! (Look at that cutie above! Such a doll!) This lady deserves to be showered with so much love today so I hope you’ll all join me in wishing her a very, very happy birthday today! I’m beyond excited because […]

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February 11, 2013 - 11:10 pm

Jessica - The books I’m looking forward to most are Requiem (of course), Sever by Lauren DeStefano and Lover At Last by J.R. Ward.
Just found y’all and I love this blog!

February 11, 2013 - 9:09 am

Lena - HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the fabulous Estelle! I’m so blessed to have met you and have the honor of calling you my friend. May you be blessed with watermelon beer and many books.

And seriously LOVE the new look, ladies. I kind of wish it were mine, hahaha.

Two books I’m looking forward to in the next couple of months…hmmm. Definitely STAR CROSSED by Jennifer Echols and probably REQUIEM by Lauren Oliver. Holla!

Love y’all! 😀

February 10, 2013 - 11:14 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - LOVE THE BLOG REDESIGN SO SO SO MUCH! Seriously, y’all. It’s so pleasing to the eye, and I just want to sit here and look at all the pretty.

And what fun to debut it on Estelle’s birthday!

February 10, 2013 - 8:42 pm

Erika - I’m most excited to read Requiem! Congratulations and Happy Birthday! Thanks for the chance to win!

February 10, 2013 - 6:03 pm

alicia marie - I love the new layout!! So many releases I’m looking forward to! Requiem, Pivot Point, Out of the Easy, Breaking Point…

February 10, 2013 - 11:52 am

samantha - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I’m really looking forward to Indigo Spell, Unravel Me and Requiem.

February 10, 2013 - 10:09 am

Mel@thedailyprophecy - I’m a bit late, but I hope you had a wonderful birthday! The new design is SO GORGEOUS. Oh, very pretty! 😀 I love the header and the font.

February 10, 2013 - 3:09 am

Andrea M. - I am most looking forward to the release of The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett.

February 7, 2013 - 11:21 pm

Vivian - I know I already told you Happy Birthday on Twitter & FB, so I thought I’d do it here too! 😀

February 7, 2013 - 5:39 pm

Lea - The new layout looks fab! And happy birthday! Congrats!!
And Feb/March releases? OH so many. 17&Gone, Mind Games, Requiem, Pivot Point, …
Thank you for the giveaway!

February 7, 2013 - 2:02 pm

Eszter - Hi Girls! Happy Birthday Estelle! I truly love your new design and your ratings system! And, a big thanks for the chance to win! Have a great day!

February 6, 2013 - 9:51 pm

Shelver506 @ Bookshelvers Anonymous - I hit enter too soon. I meant to add HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! 😀

February 6, 2013 - 9:51 pm

Shelver506 @ Bookshelvers Anonymous - Oh gosh, what am I NOT looking forward to?! There are so many. The first two that come to mind are Scarlet and City of a Thousand Dolls.

February 6, 2013 - 4:45 pm

Lisa [is busy nerding] - I’m going to just start hanging out here it’s so adorable.
Hope that’s okay!

February 6, 2013 - 11:11 am

Kelsie - Love following the blog and truly love the new look!

February 6, 2013 - 9:37 am

Tara - I absolutely LOVE the new design!!! I hope you had a wonderful, fabulous birthday Estelle xoxo 🙂

February 6, 2013 - 7:00 am


The new look is fabulous, ladies! I think it fits the blog perfectly. 🙂

February 6, 2013 - 6:51 am

Hemborgwife - I am in love with this new design and it really makes me wish I could have a book reading picnic!

February 5, 2013 - 10:48 pm

Rebecca @ Reading Wishes - Love the next look – so clean and simple yet hip. Big, hip hoorary happy birthday to Estelle! I hope you have the best day and were spoiled lots ^__^ Congrats on the new blog design and thanks for the giveaway! (The Art of Wishing and Girl Defective sound amazing and are two March releases I’m highly looking forward to among the many I’m anticipating!)

February 5, 2013 - 10:41 pm

Em (Love YA Lit) - Happy Birthday! And congrats on the lovely new design!

February 5, 2013 - 7:59 pm

Joy - Happy birthday!! Hope you have a great one just like the one in the picture!

I’m most looking forward to Pivot Point and Mind Games.

February 5, 2013 - 7:49 pm

Jess, Books and Sensibility - Happy Birthday ! I love the color of the layout. So unique !

February 5, 2013 - 7:43 pm

Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile - Yay, Happy Birthday Estelle. =D

The blog design is brilliant and amazing, love the color palette.

I’m looking forward to Pivot Point and Unremembered.

February 5, 2013 - 7:05 pm

Mary @ My Sisters Bookshelf - HAPPY BIRTHDAY ESTELLE!!!!!!!! lalala!

February 5, 2013 - 6:48 pm

Annie - Happy birthday Estelle!

I love the new design! It’s so absolutely gorgeous! I love the tree theme! Ah! I can’t get over it, it’s really really pretty. I love it! 😀

February 5, 2013 - 6:26 pm

Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life - I love, love, love this new blog design, you two!! It’s so fresh and clean, and the lovely eggshell blue background is so pretty. I’m in love already! And the new rating system is so lovely. =)

Also, happy birthday Estelle!! I hope you have a fabulous day, and I also hope you both have an awesome weekend together when you reunite. <3

February 5, 2013 - 5:40 pm

VeganYANerds - Happy Birthday, Estelle! And the new layout and design is gorgeous, ladies! I love the green, the tree and the images of you both!

February 5, 2013 - 4:24 pm

Sara (of the Page Sage) - Happy Birthday, Estelle!! (:

I loved your old design, but this new one is absolutely GORGEOUS.

As far as February/March releases go, I’m so excited for Also Known As, City of a Thousands Dolls, The Ruining, and Hysteria!

February 5, 2013 - 4:22 pm

Nikki @ Foil the Plot - I’m totally loving the new look, ladies! It’s fresh, sophisticated and organic. Great job! And happy birthday, Estelle! CHEERS!

February 5, 2013 - 2:50 pm


Happy birthday Estelle! So happy to have you as a friend and to FINALLY have met you!!

February 5, 2013 - 2:33 pm

Veronika - Happy Birthday, Estelle! I can’t wait for Requiem. Thank you for the chance to win a copy. The new layout is stunning!

February 5, 2013 - 1:51 pm

Kelly - The re-design is BEA-U-TI-FUL! I love the two types of leaves on the trees and your “About Us” heads are adorable!

Happy Birthday Estelle!

February 5, 2013 - 12:19 pm

Justine - Happy birthday Estelle! Love the layout!

February 5, 2013 - 11:57 am

Alexa Y. - I ADORE the new look of the blog girls! It’s beautifully done, so personal, and I think it looks fabulous. Great color choice too! I can’t stop staring at that gorgeous header…

February 5, 2013 - 11:35 am

elena - your new layout is SO PRETTTTTTTY!! I didn’t realise the meaning behind the trees and I LOVE IT. also, watercolour is so pretty and I feel so calm looking at your layout.


February 5, 2013 - 11:26 am

Rachel - Happy birthday Estelle! I hope you have a fantastic day 🙂 And ohmygosh I love your new design. It’s so cute and quirky and perfect for you two. I think I could stare at it all day.

February 5, 2013 - 10:24 am

Margie aka The Bumble Girl - Ooo, what a sweet blog design! It’s adorable and it’s reflects you guys so perfectly! Love it 🙂

Happy birthday, Estelle!!! xo

February 5, 2013 - 10:14 am

Leoni - Happy Birthday Estelle. I love reading this blog and I really like the new design, especially the touch to the tree’s leaves!

February 5, 2013 - 10:04 am

Sarah @ Storybound Girl - Happy birthday, Estelle! And congrats on the lovely new design, ladies. It’s beeeeautiful.

February 5, 2013 - 9:26 am

Rachel @ hello, chelly. - I absolutely love the new design! And I love the idea behind the tree, the color scheme, new icons, everything! Looks really great 🙂

And happy birthday Estelle!!

February 5, 2013 - 9:18 am

Jessi - Happy Birthday Estelle! LOVE the new design and colors!

February 5, 2013 - 9:17 am

Liz (Along for the Read) - Love the new design! The tree theme is great.

Happy Birthday, Estelle! I hope you have a wonderful day!

February 5, 2013 - 9:13 am

Bookworm1858 - Lovely new look-love the trees! Enjoy your meet up 🙂

February 5, 2013 - 9:11 am

Charlotte @ Gypsy Reviews - Amazing new design! I love the homely feel it has to it, makes you want to snuggle up in a blanket and read a book 🙂 Happy Birthday Estelle! What a coincidence haha, it’s my birthday too!
Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

February 5, 2013 - 8:58 am

Maggie @ Young Adult Anonymous - A very merry birthday, Estelle!

The blog is GORGEOUS. I love the header. I’m excited to read Scarlet, The Reece Malcolm List, and Girl Defective.

February 5, 2013 - 8:55 am

Jess @ Gone with the Words - HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ESTELLE!! And, you guys! LOVE THE NEW LOOK!! It’s so stinkin’ cute and very (both of) you!

February 5, 2013 - 8:46 am

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - SUPER cute redesign!!! I LOVE the look, ladies! 🙂
Hmmm Feb and March…. Requiem (obvs) and I’m really excited for Dualed and Pivot Point as well! 🙂

February 5, 2013 - 8:43 am

Katie @ Mundie Moms - I love the new look! Happy Birthday Estelle!

February 5, 2013 - 8:38 am

Ginger @ GReads! - Oh my goodness! It’s totally Magan & Estelle under that tree!! haha I love it. The new design is fab.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ESTELLE!!! I hope your day is full of cupcakes, books, dresses, cats, Disney.. and everything else that makes you, YOU! Love you girl <3

February 5, 2013 - 8:33 am

Cassie - I ADORE THE NEW LAYOUT!!!! My most anticipated release issss: REQUIEM! what a coincidence!

PS- HAPPPIEST of birthdays Estelle! <3 <3


February 5, 2013 - 8:29 am

Judith - Your design is absolutely STUNNING! Love the drawings and the colors and the font and… everything. And Happy Birthday Estelle 😀 I hope you have a great day!

February 5, 2013 - 8:28 am

Cynthia - Looooove the new design!! And happy birthday Estelle!!! I hope you have a wonderful day full of all the things you love. =)

February 5, 2013 - 8:27 am

Hollie @ Music, Books and Tea - Happy Birthday Estelle! I’m in love with the new design, it’s so pretty!

February 5, 2013 - 8:10 am

Tara @ Hobbitsies - Happy birthday, Estelle!!

And man, I just can’t even with how gorgeous your new design is, ladies! Truly stunning – and the different leaves is such a great touch. Happy new design, day! 🙂

One Year Anniversary + Giveaway

well hi. We did it! Rather Be Reading Blog celebrates one year!! We can’t say enough thank yous to you for stopping by to read us whenever you have a free moment. So if you leave a comment, or just come by to hang out, we appreciate it and hope that you’ve enjoyed your time […]

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November 9, 2012 - 3:53 pm

Joy D. - Congrats on 1 year! I’m so glad I found your blog. I love your book reviews and your other posts!

You picked some excellent books for your giveaway! I loved, loved, loved Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Fitzpatrick and What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton. Such great writing! If you make me choose between the rest…Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill and My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick.

November 9, 2012 - 3:13 pm

Dianne Kotschneff - Happy One Year Anniversary! I’ve heard tremendous things about Intentions and Thrones of Glass ~ I’s love to read them!!
Thanks for the chance!!

November 9, 2012 - 2:47 pm

Kelly McKay - Happy blogoversary! Congrats 🙂
I’d choose Pushing the Limits and Throne of Glass!
Thanks for the giveaway!!

November 9, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Sarah Handrich - My Life Next Door and Something Like Normal!

November 9, 2012 - 2:28 pm

Michelle - Happy Year of Blogging!! I love celebrating these milestones because blogging is SO INCREDIBLY TOUGH. You should be really proud of yourselves 🙂

I’d love SOMETHING LIKE NORMAL (because I loved it so) and WHAT HAPPENS NEXT. Thanks for the chance!

November 9, 2012 - 9:43 am

Liz - I am so glad that I stumbled upon this blog months ago…..what a great find for myself. People who love books….are my favorite kind of people.

I would love to win the My Life Next Door and Something Like Normal.

November 9, 2012 - 12:44 am

Mariegin Esposa - Definitely Meant to be, by Lauren Morril. Hearing some great things about it!

November 8, 2012 - 8:56 pm

Lili - I’m entering for My Life Next Door, What Happens Next, or Something Like Normal! <3 Thank you so much for the opportunity to win! I'm preparing to celebrate my 6 month blogoversary and hoping to celebrate a 1 year blogoversary too!

November 8, 2012 - 7:30 am

Kimberly @ Curious Tales of Modern Lore - So exciting! Congrats on your 1 year! It has been a joy reading your reviews and posts. Keep it up!

I have been wanting to get my hands on Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills, Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, or Something like Normal by Trish Doller!!

November 8, 2012 - 3:32 am

laura - Yay! Happy anniversary!!! My picks would be Meant to Be and Throne of Glass!!

November 8, 2012 - 3:12 am

Ashley @ Ashley Loves Books - Happy one year! I had no idea your blog was less than a year old when I met Magan! This is one of my favourites, and it is stunning all you guys have done in your time 🙂

As for the question, can I choose all of them? haha. I LOVEEEED Meant To Be and am so excited to finally be able to pick it up soon, and I really want to read My Life Next Door. I heard such great things but haven’t had the chance to pick it up at the library.

November 8, 2012 - 12:18 am

Silvana - This is one beautiful blog. Congrats on the one year anniversary!
We book lovers have to stick together!
I’d like to read Pushing The Limits and Meant To Be.

November 7, 2012 - 5:26 pm

Asheley (@BookwormAsheley) - Oh my gracious, I enjoyed the heck out of these videos. You two are awesome. And so much fun. And I really love this blog. I want to comment on almost every question you both answered but that would take all day. Happy blog anniversary!! Congratulations!! <3

Something Like Normal and My Life Next Door!

November 6, 2012 - 12:22 pm

Jamie - LOVE YOU BOTH! <33 Seriously so happy that we've met through this! I hope I get to meet both of you one day!

I'd say I want to read What Happens Next & Something Like Normal!

November 6, 2012 - 7:26 am

Lynn K. - Thank you! I think I would like Meant To Be and My Life Next Door!

November 5, 2012 - 8:44 pm

Bella - I really want to read What Happens Next and Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl. Thanks for such a fun giveaway! 🙂

November 5, 2012 - 6:06 pm

brookea_2006 - Thanks for the giveaway and happy anniversary! I’m most interested in Throne of Glass and Welcome Caller This is Chloe.

November 5, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Veronika - Happy Blogoversary!
I would choose probably Meant To Be and Throne of Glass.

November 5, 2012 - 12:59 pm

Sarah O'Reilly - So many of those books are on my to-read list: Meant to Be, Pushing the Limits, Skinny, My Life Next Door, Something Like Normal, Throne of Glass, What Happens Next… so many good books.

November 5, 2012 - 12:56 pm

Sarah O - The books that are on my TBR list are Meant to Be, Pushing the Limits, Skinny,My Life Next Door, Throne of Glass, Something like Normal and What Happens Next. So, practically all of them.

November 5, 2012 - 11:13 am

Kelsie - Congratulations! I enjoy this blog!

I would pick My Life Next Door & What Happens Next.

November 5, 2012 - 10:54 am

The Bumble Girl - Happy anniversary to you both! Such an exciting milestone 🙂

Let’s see, I think I would have to pick Me, Earl and the Dying Girl – it’s been highly recommended to me numerous times. And that cover is so original, I love it!

Thanks for the giveaway!

November 4, 2012 - 10:38 pm

kelly - First, HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY! A year really flies by, doesn’t it?

Second, thank you SO MUCH for the love! <3 I can't even express how much it's appreciated – muah!

And last, I think I'd pick Skinny – I've heard some really interesting things!

November 4, 2012 - 9:32 pm

Magan: Shelve It -- November 4, 2012 - […] in Pictures by Emma Straub – A Review of The Pursuit of Happiness by Tara Altebrando – IT’S OUR ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY + WE’RE GIVING AWAY BOOKS! – A Review of What Happens Next by Colleen […]

November 4, 2012 - 7:43 pm

Jasmine Rose - I’ve been dying to read Meant To Be! Though, I’v read My Life Next Door and (nor surprise) loved it so I certainly wouldn’t mind owning a copy of it.
Congrats on one year, you guys! It’s such an awesome accomplishment :]

November 4, 2012 - 2:57 pm

Pepo - Throne of Glass and Something Like Normal. Thank you for the generous and international giveaway. Fingers crossed.

November 4, 2012 - 1:34 am

VeganYANerds - I’m back! I spent 3 hours in the sun and swimming, yay!

Yes to realistic books, there are a lot of issue books but it’s nice to read about real life too. Haha, less dystopians! Surely they will go out of style soon!

I think first love is such a popular topic and you’re right about the feelings not always being reciprocated.

Loved your story about the boy at the dance 🙂 I think we all have something like that!

I love how much you love Austin. I really hope I can fit it in my trip next year but I’m not sure. I have a vegan blogging friend who LOVES Austin and I want to come and eat some tacos 🙂

I probably switch tense too but I don’t notice it when reading blogs. And I remember you mentioning your dislike of typing up the book info and I now do it after the review is done!

I still need to see Perks, promise I will soon. I think about the house in Jellicoe too. It’s been years since I’ve seen Dawson’s – I was going to do a rewatch!

Both of you – hooray for your fantastic blog. I think I have Jennifer Echols and/or Jana to thank for finding your blog. I think it was late, late last year and I hadn’t started VeganYANerds yet but you guys inspired me and now here we are! Love you both xox

November 3, 2012 - 9:52 pm

VeganYANerds - Estelle! Loved your intro and the sirens, haha! I loved the story about your college and how out of that experience you found your husband, best friends and Magan! I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and you got 4 good things out of that time in your life!
I loved your personal moment that could be a YA – I often want to get that personal on the blog but I always stop myself because I always wonder who is reading my blog… but let’s just say I can totally relate to your experience and if we ever meet up (2013!!) we can chat about it, haha  And now I need to read Stealing Parker, STAT!
We don’t have funfetti cupcakes over here but now I want to veganise them!
And I like that moment from TLHC too, I don’t often hang out like we did in high school but it’s always a lot of fun.
I’m glad you like Love & Leftovers, I can’t wait to read my copy.
Yay for pizza, I hope it was good! And thanks for the shout out, you are fantastic 😀 xox

Magan! I am so glad you two met and I totally understand the need to get used to having a deadline for reviews but you’re right, it gets easier!
Yay, I just got a copy of Welcome, Caller and I can’t wait to read it! 😀 You girls are one of the blogs that I always trust to steer me right so I am sure I will like it too!
Hear hear to developed books! Parents are often left out of YA, which is crazy since parents are such a big part of your life, esp. teen years!
And I am just ducking out to go to the beach, so I will back to watch the rest of your blog, but I will say that you are also awesome and I love you guys!

Mandee xox

November 3, 2012 - 3:26 pm

Anna - Wahhh where did my comment go? IT WAS FILL WITH LOVE. Maybe this will post a second time, but whatever, double the love. Happy one year — can’t believe it’s only been a year since we’ve become friends. Mad love and major smooches to you both xoxo

November 3, 2012 - 3:17 pm

Anna - Well, I’m a few days late to the party, but SMOOCHES. I cant believe it’s only been a year. I feel like we’ve been friends forever. Here’s to another great year to come. PS: Idol? BLUSHES. Shush your gorgeous face, girl. xoxo

November 2, 2012 - 9:07 pm

Amber - Happy one year!! I would pick pushing the limits

November 2, 2012 - 8:55 pm

Tina - What a awesome giveaway! Ive been wanting to read Intentions, Meant to be and My Life Next Door…:)

November 2, 2012 - 5:51 pm

Paige - I so wanna read My Life Next Door! I’ve heard really great things bout that book =D

Paige @ Comfort Books

November 2, 2012 - 3:27 pm

Ghenet Myrthil - FInally got the chance to listen to your vlogs and you guys are so cute! It’s been awesome following your blog. I’m so happy I’ve gotten to meet Estelle, and I hope I get to meet you too one day, Megan!

On your list, I’m excited to read MEANT TO BE. It sounds like something I’ll love. 🙂

November 2, 2012 - 3:03 pm

elena - hellooooo lovelies, i watched yr videos yesterday before bed (like a bedtime story!) so i will try to remember what i was going to say.

estelle – i can really tell how much stealing parker means to you! i admire you for being so personal. almost every guy i’ve liked has been (somewhat significantly) older than me but i have not actually dated any of them. yay for funfetti cupcakes! also oh gosh, thank you so much for your kind words. <3333 i am constantly struggling with my reviews so it means so much to me. it DID feel like we were on a date. a second one!

magan – omg yes to the contemporaries and i laughed out loud at no dystopias! i'm just not really a fan of them because they fail to actually draw me into the story and the ya dystopias seem a tad flimsy. i checked out welcome caller, this is chloe today after seeing it for ages at my library! morgan matson is such a qt and so are you~

LOTS OF LOVE! so happy i met ('met' in magan's case but it will be rectified one day!) you guys this year what did i do before?!?! x

p.s. oh for your giveaway question, i am not sure. i checked out two books on this list today like welcome caller (which i mentioned) and beautiful music for ugly children.

November 2, 2012 - 2:39 pm

Leoni - Congrats for a year of blogging! Love your reviews and always end up adding more books to my wishlist after reading 🙂 I would love to read Something Like Normal and My Life Next Door.

November 2, 2012 - 1:32 pm

Lisa - Intentions and Something Like Normal
Thanks, ladies!!
Happy Blogaversary

November 2, 2012 - 1:04 pm

Lena - Happy Blogoversary Guys!!! I can’t believe it’s a year old. It feels like you guys have been doing this for so much longer than that (completely in a good way). I’m so fortunate to have met (on and/or offline) both of y’all and am truly honored to call you guys my friends.


November 2, 2012 - 5:15 am

Hemborgwife - Blahhh I forgot to add I really want to read Throne of Glass!!!

November 2, 2012 - 5:14 am

Hemborgwife - I have loved reading your reviews and then getting annoyed since I cannot find the books over here! I think you two will be responsible for some heavy luggage when I come home from my trip to the US next year!

November 1, 2012 - 11:09 pm

Megan @TheBookAsylum - Congrats on the blogiversary, ladies! Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway 🙂 I’ve heard great things about What Happens Next & Throne of Glass. Here’s to many more years of blogging!

November 1, 2012 - 10:27 pm

Jess @ Gone with the Words - HAPPY 1 YEAR, YOU GUYS!! I can still remember Ginger first telling me about your blog back in Dallas during ALA Midwinter, when I first met Magan. (She was so sweet, in case you were wondering :)). Yeah…I’ve been a fan since then. I can always count on getting such organic (<– like that, Estelle? :D) reviews from both of you, they're always so insightful and personal.

These videos were awesome btw. I had two feelings while watching them: like I got to know you both better and like I knew exactly what you were going to say. Weird, right?!

Estelle: hot cowboys, FTW!! 😀

Magan: Pacey WAS so horrible that episode!!

Ok, that is all for now. Good night and again, CONGRATS!

November 1, 2012 - 9:00 pm

Lisa the Nerd - YAY!
So happy for a year of blogging for you two!

I’m sorry I was so late to the party.
But I’m totally going to be that party guest that NEVER LEAVES. So be warned for that.


November 1, 2012 - 8:50 pm

Em (Love YA Lit) - Happy anniversary! YAY!

November 1, 2012 - 8:00 pm

alicia marie - Happy one year blogiversary!! Congrats! I would totally love to read Meant to Be and Intentions : ) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

November 1, 2012 - 7:53 pm

JennyC - Meant to Be: )

November 1, 2012 - 7:43 pm

Mandy R - Pushing the Limits and Throne of Glass!

November 1, 2012 - 7:37 pm

Suz @ A Soul Unsung - I would totally love to read Intentions and Throne of Glass, because they look like mysteriously exciting and epic books that are sure to totally wow! lol.

Congrats on the milestone and happy book blog-o-versary!!! 🙂

November 1, 2012 - 6:53 pm

Sheryl - I’d love to read Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe and Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl.

November 1, 2012 - 5:14 pm

Ana Lucía - Oh Gosh so difficult to choose but I think Throne of Glass and Something Like Normal. Thank you for the awesome giveaway and congratulations. 🙂

November 1, 2012 - 5:05 pm

Cordelia Fitzgerald - You have an incredible list! I think I will like to read Meant to be. Thanks!

November 1, 2012 - 3:57 pm

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - Congrats on one year, girls! I didn’t know our blogs were born so close to each other. Mine is less than a month away right now!

I am super excited for Meant to Be. I’ve hear glorious things about it! Thanks for such a nice giveaway, and here’s to many more years!

November 1, 2012 - 3:43 pm

Kristen Evey - Ah! Yay! Happy one year blogoversary! *throws confetti and passes around cupcakes* I’m so glad I found your blog. 🙂 Here’s to another year!

PS I want to read Pushing the Limits & Meant to Be from that list. 🙂

November 1, 2012 - 3:12 pm

Sara (of the Page Sage) - Happy blogoversary! Your blog is wonderful. (: I’d love to read Pushing the Limits and Meant to Be.

November 1, 2012 - 2:01 pm

Lauren Ellice - Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for a fantastic giveaway. What a great list of books to pick from… I am probably most excited to read Meant to Be.

November 1, 2012 - 1:07 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I’m so grateful and happy that blogging gave me the opportunity to meet both of you, as I think you guys are FANTASTIC and TALENTED and just so AWESOME. I can’t believe you’ve only been blogging for a year – to me, you guys have been blogging FOREVER, and I can’t imagine a book blogging world without you. Thank you for the friendship, for the collaboration, and for continuing to inspire me to make the blog and my writing even better. I LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH! <3

I honestly could have commented on a whole host of specific details on your video, but let's leave it at these three things I would probably say over and over: I AGREE, I NEED TO READ THAT and YOU'RE AWESOME.

November 1, 2012 - 1:01 pm

Daisy - Happy Blogoversary!!! 😀 Sticking with it for a whole year is definitely something to celebrate 🙂 I know I don’t comment enough, but I really do love your blog and hope you guys stick around for a long time!
As for the books mentioned above, I pretty much want to read them all or have already loved them! My favourite was Throne of Glass 🙂

November 1, 2012 - 12:19 pm

Shira S - Congrats! I only recently started reading your blog, and I think it’s awesome!. Thank you so much for the giveaway. I think I would pick Meant to Be and What Happens Next.

November 1, 2012 - 12:07 pm

Annette - Definitely want to read My Life Next Door, and Beautiful Music for Ugly Children. I’ve read a few on the list, but wouldn’t mind reading any of them, really!

Congratulations and thanks!

November 1, 2012 - 11:32 am

Monica - First off congrats! Secondly this is a awesome giveaway. I would love to read Meant to Be and Something Like Normal. Here’s to many more!

November 1, 2012 - 11:23 am

Elizabeth - Congrats on one year!! Just started reading your blog recently & I love it. Here’s to another year! 🙂

November 1, 2012 - 11:04 am

Kristin - P. S. I would love to read “My Life Next Door” and “Me, Earl, Girl” from your list. I’ve read great review of both.

November 1, 2012 - 11:02 am

Kristin - Congratulations on your 1 year! I love your honest reviews.

November 1, 2012 - 10:07 am

mari - congrats on your one year anniv! more to come.
my two books are meant to be by lauren morill and welcome caller by shelley coriell

more power to ur blog:)

November 1, 2012 - 9:57 am

Holly W - Congratulations Ladies! Here’s to many more years. I think I would pick Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe and What Happens Next.

November 1, 2012 - 9:38 am

Daphne @ Winged Reviews - Happy blogoversary! I’m most intrigued by Lexapros and Cons by Aaron Karo on your list, one I haven’t heard of before!

Thanks for hosting such a fab giveaway and many more happy blogging years!

November 1, 2012 - 8:59 am

Jamie - Congrats on one year!!!

November 1, 2012 - 8:46 am

Ginger @ GReads! - I still can’t believe your blog is ONLY a year old! It feels like so much longer. Both of you are kick ass book reviewers, and AMAZING friends! I adore your blog SO MUCH. Thank you for sharing bits and pieces of yourselves through your thoughts on what you read. Here’s to many, MANY more years!!