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Estelle: Austensibly Ordinary by Alyssa Goodnight

Austensibly Ordinary by Alyssa Goodnight ( website | tweet ) Publication Date: January 29, 2013 Publisher: Kensington Books Pages: 320 Target audience: Adult Keywords: Jane Austen, ghosts, romance, matchmaking Format read: ARC received from the author. (Thanks!) Summary: Cate has always been on the prowl for her own Mr. Darcy, or her own Austen-esque happily […]

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February 10, 2013 - 11:04 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - I love Jane Austen, but I’m on the fence about this one. I hate to hear about the slow pace and lack of dialogue, so I’ll probably just keep an eye out for it at my library. If I see it, great. If not, oh well. There are so many so/so books inspired by Austen, and this sounds like it kind of falls into that territory.

February 3, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Estelle's Shelve It: 2/3/2013 - […] Echols A review of Scarlet by Marisa Meyer A review of Hooked by Liz Fichera A review of Austensibly Ordinary by Alyssa […]

January 31, 2013 - 3:27 am

Kristen Evey - First of all, LOL at Elena’s comment!^ I don’t think I really need to add anything. Except, of course, that the perfect guy is not Ryan Gosling. I used to think so, until I started watching Korean dramas. Now, well, Ryan isn’t looking so hot anymore.

ANYways, about the book, yes? This sounds, maybe interesting? I dunno. Too much stuff going on in the book could irritate me. But Ethan definitely sounds intriguing and I do love me some Jane Austen. Maybe I should just read Austen though. In any case, great review as always. 🙂

January 29, 2013 - 11:00 am

elena - UM HELLO THE PERFECT GUY DOES EXIST AND HIS NAME IS RYAN GOSLING! Also I’m not sure why but I find this line very amusing, “mysterious journal that Cate finds at a taco place.” Ethan sounds like a hottie with a body. This sounds like a fun book overall!

January 28, 2013 - 5:26 pm

Alexa Y. - This sounds like a pretty fun book, but the mishmash of elements does sound a bit overwhelming. While I have read and enjoyed Austen, I don’t consider myself a major fan – but I could probably still enjoy this book 🙂

January 28, 2013 - 12:06 pm

Cynthia - YESSS!!! A novel set in Austin!! I might read this one just for that. I love that city! =D I’m ashamed to admit that I’m not an Austen fan yet, since I haven’t read any of her books but I’m always intrigued by those novels that have something to do with Austen, so I’ll be adding this one to my list, and hopefully read an Austen novel sometime soon. =)

January 28, 2013 - 11:18 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - Gosh, I love Jane Austen. I definitely need to look into these books. I have Me and Mr. Darcy that I want to read soon.

January 28, 2013 - 10:33 am

April Books & Wine - I love the premise of Austensibly Ordinary, but too many subplots annoy me. So, instead I think I’ll actually try to read some more actual Jane Austen (I just re-read P&P via audio last week and watched the 1995 miniseries — good life choice.)

The Anatomy of an Author: Daria Snadowsky

If you know me by now, when I love a book I shout it from the rooftops. (Or in this particular case, make it your Facebook cover art!) And this year, upon the completion of only 8 books so far, there are 3 I would go hoarse for. Two of which include Daria Snadowsky’s novels: […]

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January 27, 2013 - 9:01 pm

Rather Be Reading Blog: Magan's Shelve It --> January 27, 2013 - […] Anatomy of a Boyfriend by Daria Snadowsky [Goodreads | Amazon | Interview With Daria + E's Thoughts on the Anatomy Books] — E has raved about these books on the blog lately and I’ve been on the […]

January 23, 2013 - 1:22 am

Kristen Evey - Fantastic interview! Very insightful questions. I’ve already added these to my list from your glowing review, but now I’m even more excited to dive in. Thanks Estelle & Daria!

January 22, 2013 - 3:56 pm

VeganYANerds - “That’s when I learned there’s a fine line between artist and stalker.” HA!

Loved this interview, Estelle & Daria. I just know I will like these books because the MCs sound like the kind of girls I want to read about (and be friends with!)

E – you might like The Year Nick McGowan Came to Stay and The Girl Most Likely. They’re a series but also stand alone, the first is when the MC is a teen, the second is when she’s in her 20s or 30s.

January 22, 2013 - 2:07 pm

Kristin - I was thisclose to buying Anatomy of a Single Girl yesterday, but I refrained. After reading this interview, I think I’m going to have to move both “Anatomies” up higher on my TBR list!

January 22, 2013 - 1:57 pm

Sara (of the Page Sage) - Ooh these books sound so good! I had heard about these a few weeks ago and the titles intrigued me, but your rave review and this interview have made me really want to read them. Also, I’ll be able to relate to the protagonist if she’s a Star Wars virgin. (Shamefully enough, I am, too.)

January 22, 2013 - 12:12 pm

Rachel - Hi I love this post so much you don’t even know. Ever since I read your review for Single Girl I’ve wanted to read it (but my library likes to keep me waiting, so we’ll see when I actually get to read it). Dom sounds exactly like me, so I’m really excited for that. I think hers is a perspective that’s rarely written about in books set in college, when I think many college girls feel the same way as Dom. I’m happy that Single Girl works as a standalone, as well. I really like when books are written that way.

Awesome post! 🙂

January 22, 2013 - 11:50 am

Alexa Y. - I love this interview! It’s great to learn more about the books and about Daria. And it also makes me want to read Anatomy of a Single Girl already 🙂

January 22, 2013 - 10:12 am

elena - AHAHAH over the fine line of being a stalker and artist list! ok ok, you’ve convinced me to pick up these books because of your words and this fantastic interview. it sounds like books I would really enjoy and Dom sounds fab! I love that she’s a mixture of Jessica & Carrie AND there is frank sex talk/saucier scenes in these. 🙂

Saturday Short: Never Girls #1: In a Blink Review

Never Girls #1: In a Blink by Kiki Thorpe; illustrations by RH Disney ( book website ) Publication Date: January 8, 2013 Publisher: Random House Kids Pages: 127 Target audience: 6 + up Keywords: Fairy tales, Tinkerbell, Pixie Hollow Format read: ARC from NetGalley! (Thanks!) Summary: One minute Kate, Mia, Lainey, and Gabby are playing soccer and the […]

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January 16, 2013 - 12:18 pm

Alexa Y. - I think I might know a little girl who would love this series! I used to read a lot of chapter books like this when I was younger, so this kind of brings me back to those days. Love the cover!

January 14, 2013 - 10:55 pm

Estelle - M, the illustrations are pretty adorable. In the ARC, I think they were tentative but if they remain sketches… I think it’ll be nice.

January 13, 2013 - 12:02 am

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 […]

January 12, 2013 - 4:31 pm

VeganYANerds - This does sound cute, and I love the cover! I bet the illustrations are just as pretty.

I haven’t heard of the Pixie Hollow movie, but I bet Mae does a great voice for Tink!

January 12, 2013 - 2:47 pm

Kristen Evey - Aw, this sounds so cute! I normally stay away from the Pixie Hollow stuff (notable exceptions being the Gail Carson Levine books) because I’ve never really cared for Tinkerbell (read: it’s almost a hatred), but this sounds fun! And I do like the other characters in Pixie Hollow. Vidia being one of my favorites. 🙂 Thanks Estelle!

Estelle: Anatomy of a Single Girl by Daria Snadowsky

Anatomy of a Single Girl by Daria Snadowsky ( website | tweet ) Publication Date: January 8, 2013 Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Pages: 240 Target audience: Mature young adult Keywords: summer break from college, med school, sex, relationships Format read: ARC from NetGalley (Thanks!) Summary: Dom, a pre-med major, is home for summer […]

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June 1, 2015 - 7:53 pm

Mini Review: Anatomy of a Single Girl by Daria Snadowsky | - […] the lovely Estelle, whom I love and respect, could not stop raving about this book, as evidenced here. Because I trust her taste, I had to go find out for myself why this book was so great. This review […]

January 8, 2014 - 11:00 pm

Mini Review: Anatomy of a Single Girl by Daria Snadowsky | As Told by Rachel - […] the lovely Estelle, whom I love and respect, could not stop raving about this book, as evidenced here. Because I trust her taste, I had to go find out for myself why this book was so great. This review […]

June 19, 2013 - 5:05 am

Dual Review: Anatomy of a Boyfriend + Anatomy of a Single Girl - […] Contemporary fiction POV: First person (Dominique) Recommenders: I picked this one up after seeing Estelle’s and Rachel’s reviews for Anatomy of a Single […]

May 6, 2013 - 10:00 am

Estelle: True by Erin McCarthy, Estelle - […] video chats with her dorky (yet adorable) dad and even her science nerdiness. (Reminded me of Anatomy of a Single Girl.) I wish there had been more emphasis on these details, instead of the more infuriating ones. I […]

January 22, 2013 - 9:01 am

The Anatomy of an Author: Daria Snadowsky - […] more info on Anatomy of a Single Girl, check out my review + be sure to add it on […]

January 11, 2013 - 6:52 am

Lori - Hehe! This sounds exactly like my kind of book! I added it to my wish list before I was done reading your review. I loooove when you think a book is going to be fluff and then it surprises you! I can’t wait to read it.

January 10, 2013 - 11:39 pm

Kristen Evey - Yay for sex positive books! We certainly could use more of them. Particularly (but not limited to) sex positive books for girls. Great review, Estelle. I’ll definitely be adding this to my list. 🙂

January 10, 2013 - 4:06 pm

Annie - This sounds really good…and totally realistic!!! I think this will definitely be the next book I read!!! 🙂

January 10, 2013 - 12:59 pm

Liz (Along for the Read) - This sounds really fun and different, I’m definitely adding it to my to read list. Do you think it would have been better to read the first book first, or did it really work going straight to this one?

January 10, 2013 - 11:07 am

Lisa [is busy nerding] - Darn you!
I just culled my Goodreads TBR and took Anatomy of a Boyfriend off of the list.

BACK ON IT GOES!

But really it sounds like I’m the one who made the poor decision to take it off of my list so I should be thanking you…

So thank you for growing my TBR yet again, friend!

January 10, 2013 - 9:25 am

Leah - I’m a little shocked I’ve never heard of this book before! This sounds like a story written just for me. It’s so refreshing to come across a story that doesn’t shy away from sex (particularly the solo kind!) and that highlights what it’s really like to move away for the first time and deal with all that entails.

Also, yay for books that can be read as stand-alones!

January 9, 2013 - 8:07 pm

VeganYANerds - I love, love, love books that can be honest about love/sex – I’m so sick of reading books that brush over it or make it all about fireworks!

And I love that this takes a look at friendships because they are so important, especially when you’re going off in separate ways for uni/college

January 9, 2013 - 4:44 pm

Rachel - When you were telling me about this one, I didn’t think to add it to my TBR list. (No idea why.) But after reading your review, I’m adding it ASAP! Sounds like a really great book.

January 9, 2013 - 3:07 pm

Janita @ Book, Interrupted - YES! Finally a college-age setting that looks super cool! The cover for the books is so witty and hilarious! Kudos to the designer. Definitely putting this on my TBR list. Thanks for review!

January 9, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Taylor @ Reading is the Thing - Wow, what a glowing review! I really want to read this one now! As a college student, I’m always interested in books with MCs in college, but they tend to be few and far between.

January 9, 2013 - 2:28 pm

Rowena - Ooh, this one looks good. Thanks for the review, I just put this book on my TBB list. I’m looking forward to getting it for myself.

January 9, 2013 - 12:58 pm

Nikki @ Foil the Plot - I like that this book tackles realistic issues that a lot of other YA books seem to gloss over/shy away from. Like the sex stuff, we really only get implications of it from other authors, but the fact that Snadowsky does it in a very honest way is totally cool. I can’t wait to check it out!

January 9, 2013 - 12:46 pm

Alexa Y. - I’m very excited to read this one! I can’t wait to find out more about what happened to Dom after the first book, especially as this one sounds as shocking (in a good way).

January 9, 2013 - 10:42 am

Rachel - Ahh! This book sounds so good! Since I stick mainly to YA, I don’t get to read many books that deal with characters my age, so this sounds perfect. I’m excited to get my hands on a copy 🙂

January 9, 2013 - 9:22 am

Cynthia - I was curious about this one after you mentioned it on Twitter now I really want to read it! I love books where the writer is not afraid to write about this type of stuff. Sounds like a lot of fun!! =)