weekly feature focusing on the books we bought, borrowed, and received from publishers

Magan: Shelve It and a Burn for Burn Giveaway!

weekly feature focusing on the books we bought, borrowed, and received from publishers

Hi you guys! I’m so sorry this is such a late Shelve It today. I was a bridesmaid in my amazing friend Karmyn’s wedding yesterday. Today has been nothing but go, go, go. Despite the fact that I filmed this vlog on Thursday, YouTube decided to absolutely hate me today. I tried to be prepared and ready to go, but things just did not fall into place. iMovie was a beast to work with and apparently it and YouTube were at war with one another. Hopefully everything goes smoothly from here. Bah! (I swear this is not some excuse for drunken debauchery. We actually started classes today for Foster & Adoption Certification in addition to regular Sunday craziness. What a busy weekend it’s been!)

Here’s the only photograph I have of me from the wedding:

Stacie, the MoH, and Me, a bridesmaid


Books Gifted:

Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr — gifted by the awesome Alexa at Alexa Loves Books

Unbreak My Heart by Melissa Walker (signed!) — gifted by the incredibly thoughtful Ginger at GReads!

Thank you both so, so much! I am so undeserving of your generosity — I love you both! 🙂


Simon & Schuster kindly provided one finished copy of Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian for us to give away to one of you guys! It’s a brand new release, just published last week. Add the book to Goodreads and check out my review of Burn for Burn. Enter below! The giveaway is open for one week.

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Don’t forget to visit our Facebook page to like our page and comment to win a copy of Silhouette of a Sparrow by Molly Beth Griffin.

Books Borrowed from the Library:

Carrie Pilby by Caren Lissner —  a very geeky girl attempts to follow a 5 step plan to become better at social interaction. Older YA — she’s 19!

Amplified by Tara Kelly — another older YA involving music, three boys, and being kicked out of the house.

Rosie and Skate by Beth Ann Bauman — two sisters + the Jersey Shore + a drunk dad

 Fingerprints of You by Kristen-Paige Madonia — a pregnant teen, a mom always on the run, a road trip

Reunited by Hilary Weisman Graham — 3 ex-best friends taking a cross country trip to see a concert. DRAMA.

Rather Be Reading Weekly Re-cap:

+ A review of Adaptation by Malinda Lo
+ We’ve got a new rating system so we can highlight books that are great deals!
+ A review of Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kristen Cronn-Mills
+ A review of Cinder by Marissa Meyer