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Shelve It: Paperbacks + Amazon Stories (10/5/13)

Helloooo, friends! I haven’t done a v-log since Labor Day. That seems crazy to me. Now that I think about it, I must have bought more books but I honestly can’t remember. Beware: I kind of go on a tangent about Amazon in my video today, and talk a lot of nonsense maybe. But it’s […]

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November 4, 2013 - 2:47 pm

Alexa Y. - I definitely need to read Nowhere But Home! Everyone has been talking up that book so much that I’m VERY intrigued by it. I’m assuming by this point you’ve already read it, yes? I hope you enjoyed it as much as everyone else did.

October 9, 2013 - 8:25 pm

Ellice - HAHA– they are “making” me read Nowhere But Home too! You know it’s totally against my will of course 😉 The poor mailman probably wonders why I’ve had a scowl on my face every day this week… I’m mad at him because he hasn’t brought me this book yet! 🙂 I can’t wait to read it! It’s so rare that I find an adult fiction book that I enjoy these days, so I’m super excited when somebody recommends one that they LOVED!

October 7, 2013 - 11:07 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - Oh yeah, I would have been so disappointed if a book I’d pre-ordered from Amazon was so late, and then to top it off, damaged as well. I really enjoy just poking around a bookstore (or library) and picking up books at random.

I’ve heard great things about Jordan Sonnenblick, but I’ve never read any of his books. I should check some of his books out. I know we have a few at my library. I’ve been into male POV books lately.

Anyway, enjoy your new goodies. Happy reading 🙂

October 7, 2013 - 8:43 am

Ginger @ GReads! - I have YOU Estelle, to blame (thank?) for my latest book purchase! hehe I will get to it as soon as I finish my latest JEchols book. Wheee!

October 6, 2013 - 4:29 pm

Lucy - The Jim Henson bio sounds so interesting. Glad you enjoyed it! I definitely like to mix in biographies here and there so I’ll keep it in mind, and maybe pick up the audio.

And I’ve heard such good things about Nowhere but Home! It’s waiting patiently on my kindle to be read. Looking forward to your review.

Have a great week!

It’s That Time of Year…

I really like using Christmas carols to express joy all year round. This time? Baseball is back, baby! It’s almost been a full month of baseball on our television (pizza Fridays are so much better with it) and just last week, my husband and I went to our first game in a pretty long time. […]

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April 5, 2015 - 9:01 am

Now Batting: Books and Baseball - […] written about my love of the game before, and even included a few of my baseball book recommendations. While I’m knee deep in nostalgia over the Sunday afternoons I spent at the ballpark with my […]

April 27, 2013 - 2:13 pm

Lisa - Yes! Thank you. I’ve been wanting to read some books with baseball involved. Woo!

April 24, 2013 - 1:21 pm

Alexa Y. - This post makes me absurdly happy in a way I can’t explain. I’m not a baseball fan per se (though I love the food associated with the game, as you well know), but there’s something thrilling about the sport (and at least I understand it, unlike American football). I love your baseball book suggestions! I need to read one or two or ALL of these.

April 23, 2013 - 9:05 pm

Greg - It isn’t a very “girly” book, but I always recommend “The Soul of Baseball” by Joe Posnanski.

April 23, 2013 - 5:58 pm

Kimmy - Love this post! I’m a big baseball fan too (go Toronto Blue Jays!) and I’m definitely going to check out some of these books.

April 23, 2013 - 10:08 am

kit - Have you read The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach? I read it a while ago and that has a baseball theme, I really enjoyed it. I’m reading an Australian YA novel at the moment (The Whole of My World by Nicole Hayes) which is focused on a girl and her love of football. My favourite sport-themed book is Nick Hornby’s Fever Pitch (about football in England), but I like books about extreme sports as well – surfing and mountain climbing, stuff I’d probably never do but like reading about!

April 23, 2013 - 9:11 am

Ginger @ GReads! - There’s nothing like a hot dog & a beer at the ballpark 🙂 I haven’t read too many books with sports themes, and not because I don’t want to, just haven’t come across a lot. Being from Texas I have a soft spot for anything “Friday Night Lights”. I’m not a huge football fan, but there’s something about those high school games – so much passion & innocence – I want a book about that!

Estelle: Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip by Jordan Sonnenblick

Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip by Jordan Sonnenblick Release Date: March 1, 2012 Publisher: Scholastic Press Pages: 304 Target Audience: Young Adult Format I read it in: Paperback copy from ALA (Thank you!) Why I was interested in it: Boy narrator, baseball! Summary: Peter’s dreams of being a big-time pitcher on the high school baseball team […]

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April 30, 2012 - 11:08 pm

Top 10 Tuesday: Books that Should be Movies - […] Curveball: the Year I Lost My Grip by Jordan Sonnenblick (My review): Just like we need more male narrators out there with a fresh voice and plenty of winning […]

April 4, 2012 - 2:30 pm

Young Adult Book Review: Lexapros and Cons by Aaron Karo - […] a girl; I totally get it. We’re complicated. We’re emotional! This is why reading a book like Curveball or Paper Towns and now, Lexapros and Cons, is like splashing cold water on my face ala a Neutrogena […]

March 2, 2012 - 2:52 pm

VeganYANerds - Estelle!!! As soon as you said buy this book I went and added it to my to-read list. I’m about to do another book swap, maybe I should ask for this because it sounds great.

Peter and Angelika sound like fantastic characters and I really want to read about them NOW! Great review 🙂

March 2, 2012 - 9:05 am

Karen - SOLD!

I really want to read this – it’s sounds fantastic. I love male pov’s so that’s just icing on the cake.

March 2, 2012 - 8:34 am

Annette - You definitely SHOULD read more by Sonnenblick. He’s so good at capturing the teen voice. I haven’t read this one yet, but after your excellent thoughts, I will! Thanks!