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Magan: Top Ten Tuesday — Books I Read Pre-Blogging

So I kind of cheated for today’s Top Ten Tuesday. I only chose nine books. This is so incredibly OCD of me, but when I was doing the layout, I did a grid that only had room for 9 books. I’m a bit neurotic and couldn’t force myself to squeeze in a tenth book. Oops? […]

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April 16, 2013 - 2:43 am

Lucy - Nice topic and layout πŸ™‚ I’m also a fan of Love Story so I’m glad to see it on your list. And I’ve been meaning to read The Piper’s Son forever!

April 10, 2013 - 9:20 pm

VeganYANerds - I’ve had The Glass Castle on my to-read list for over a year now, I am going to make more of an effort to read it now!

April 10, 2013 - 4:57 pm

Alexa Y. - Harry Potter always gets a spot when it comes to lists like this. Such a fantastic series!

But I was a big Something Borrowed/Something Blue fan as well. Chick lit was one of the genres I read to relax prior to blogging, though it’s fallen by the wayside a bit. I may need to remedy that.

April 10, 2013 - 3:15 pm

Cynthia - YESSSS for Melina Marchetta, Myra McEntire and Jennifer Echols. I love them!! I read the first and second book in the Jessica Darling series but haven’t gotten the others yet because I heard that they weren’t as good. =/

April 10, 2013 - 1:16 pm

Angelica @ Paperback Princess - I love your blog design.

I need to read Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta, she’s one of my fave Authors.

My Top Ten

Have a great week!

April 9, 2013 - 11:04 pm

Lisa - I have Benedict Society on my shelf. I know. It’s been there for AGES but the fact that it is a rare MG read for you that you adored tells me that I need to keep it around and give it a whirl.

April 9, 2013 - 9:15 pm

Leah @ The Pretty Good Gatsby - I VERY rarely pick up memoirs, but there must be something special about The Glass Castle. To this day I’ll get customers asking for a copy at least a few times a week.

The Mysterious Benedict Society has been on my radar for years now. My youngest sister has a copy of the first novel so it must be good – she’s not much of a reader. It certainly sounds like a series I’d be into.

A few years ago I gave chick-lit a try and it failed miserably. Since then I’ve been hesitant but determined to give it another shot and I’ve come across a few good books. Jill Mansell is a name I’m familiar with, though I have yet to read any of her books. However, if they’re as good as you say, then I really need to track down some of her stuff!

April 9, 2013 - 8:13 pm

elena - I totally get what you mean about the nine pics thing! I hate that it doesn’t go together nicely so I leave one out or I smoosh two together. Also, you make me excited to read The Mysterious Benedict Society! esp since you don’t usually read middle grade and still loved it. πŸ™‚

April 9, 2013 - 6:49 pm

Natalie @ Natflix&Books - I totally cheated and put both the entire Jessica Darling series and the entire Harry Potter series. Something Borrowed is definitely a favorite, but I reviewed that on my (ahem, 5th or 6th re-read).

April 9, 2013 - 5:31 pm

Annie - I read The Mysterious Benedict Society, and I immediately loved it! I bought the rest of the books too, and that’s the first time I’ve ever bought an entire series! Though the third one wasn’t great, the series overall is one of my favourites! Constance was so awesome!

April 9, 2013 - 4:13 pm

Ginger @ GReads! - The fact that you chose Perfect Fifths as your favorite is why we’re friends… because it’s my favorite, too!

April 9, 2013 - 2:57 pm

Mel@thedailyprophecy - I really want to read Hourglass! I love the covers from this series πŸ™‚

Mel@thedailyprophecy

April 9, 2013 - 2:54 pm

Becky LeJeune - Oh, I love it! Choosing 9 instead of 10 due to layout is just the kind of thing I would do! Jill Mansel and Myra McEntire are both in my to read pile. The only one on your list that I’ve read so far is SOMETHING BORROWED though. Adding things to the must read list!

April 9, 2013 - 2:24 pm

Hollie @ Music, Books and Tea - I haven’t actually read any of the books in your grid…I need to rectify that very soon! (I have read Harry Potter though…and of course I loved it, haha!) I do have Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta on my tbr pile, and I’ll probably follow that up with The Piper’s Son. Fantastic list! πŸ™‚

April 9, 2013 - 2:07 pm

Alice in Readerland - I love The Mysterious Benedict Society, and I really want to read North of Beautiful! πŸ™‚ My TTT list: http://aliceinreaderland.com/2013/04/08/beforeblogging/

Alice @ Alice in Readerland

April 9, 2013 - 1:41 pm

Kelley - Gosh, I haven’t read ANY of these! But The Glass Castle is intriguing. I’m a sucker for memoirs, so that one has definitely caught my eye. Great list! Now I have a bunch of new books to explore. πŸ™‚

April 9, 2013 - 1:35 pm

Candice @ The Grown-Up YA - The ones I’ve read on this list I read AFTER starting my blog, but loved them all the same! And I agree with you about being in the minority on Love Story; I actually really liked this one and the ending!

April 9, 2013 - 12:34 pm

Tara - Oh my gosh, I read The Glass Castle too! What a heartbreaking story but so good at the same time. Speaking of which, I also read the A Child Called It books… talk about brutal :/

April 9, 2013 - 8:03 am

Anna - PERFECT FIFTHS! NORTH OF BEAUTIFUL. I always knew I liked you…

April 9, 2013 - 12:09 am

ashley - Oooh The Mysterious Benedict Society. Excellent choice! I adore that series. As for my favorites pre-blogging, my post should go up sometime soon. I hope!

April 9, 2013 - 12:08 am

Sarah O - I will always love you (and Estelle!) for loving North of Beautiful. I think this needs to become the book I start pushing on everyone from now on! Also I love your layout πŸ™‚

Magan: Shelve It — September 9, 2012

Hi friends! Thanks for stopping by for this week’s Shelve It. As you can see below, no vlog from me today. I’m currently lookin’ a mess and selling things on Craigslist. The husband and I have been hard at work on an amazing new house-related project this weekend. This has resulted in me deciding enough […]

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September 12, 2012 - 2:14 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Ooh, fun books that you picked up this week, so yay!

1. Fathomless – READ IT! I don’t think it matters if you haven’t read the first two. I’m saying read it now because I’m reading it now and you know I LOVE discussing books with you.

2. Estelle’s package is made of awesome. Then again, she’s pretty awesome and we both know that πŸ˜‰

3. I need to do a Cassie Clare re-read. It’s been AGES since I read the books!

September 10, 2012 - 5:47 am

Hemborgwife - I just have to say that the cover for Adaptation is super creepy, like if I was reading it I would have to cover it up lest I get nightmares creepy!

September 9, 2012 - 9:09 pm

Kristen Evey - Aw, yay for good friends! That’s an awesome birthday package! Hope you enjoy all the books and get some good watercoloring done! πŸ˜€

September 9, 2012 - 8:39 pm

Tara - First off, I wish I looked as good as you do without makeup!

I just finished Adaptation and loved it – I can’t wait to hear what you think!

September 9, 2012 - 6:42 pm

Aneeqah - Happy belated birthday Magan! I hope you had a fun filled day. <3 I think Fanthomless is a companion to the first two books in the series, so I don't think it's necessary to read the first two. And Estelle sent a seriously awesome package! She is so awesome. πŸ˜‰ And Magan, you seriously need to read City of Bones!! Cassie is a total genius. You need to experience the awesomeness of her books. Seriously.

Fabulous haul!! Enjoy all your books! <3

September 9, 2012 - 5:52 pm

VeganYANerds - Ha, you are adorable, Magan! And good luck with all your home stuff, I hope you sell everything and the project goes well!

Estelle sent you such a lovely package, I think the US paperback cover of TPS is perfect!

I’ve sort of given up on Clare’s books but I did enjoy the first 3 when I read them years ago, so I hope you do too!

September 9, 2012 - 4:15 pm

April Books & Wine - You actually look fine without make up I AM SO JEALOUS OF YOUR PRETTY SKIN SO JEALOUS.

Also, that’s so sweet of Estelle to send you such a thoughtful package. Happy birthday!

September 9, 2012 - 2:30 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Happy birthday again! What wonderful book-ish birthday surprises! I hope that you enjoy City of Bones as much as I did. I don’t think I was fully prepared for how addicting the series would be, but once I started I couldn’t stop! Enjoy =)

Travel Tales: The Aussies Know How to Write

Welcome back for another Travel Tales special edition post! Travel Tales is a feature we’re participating in with Alexa at Alexa Loves Books and Elena at Novel Sounds. This week we’re exploring books that will sweep us off our feet and take us to another country.Β One country comes to mind that is continuously cranking out […]

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August 26, 2012 - 12:02 am

Magan: Shelve It -- August 26, 2012 - […] Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse, a review The Aussies Know How to Write Drama by Reina Telgemeier, a review How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr, a […]

August 25, 2012 - 6:33 am

Lori - It must be something in the water! I haven’t read one book by an Aussie writer that I didn’t LOVE. Everything Melina Marchetta touches is brilliant. I still need to read Raw Blue and I have Love and Other Perishable Things waiting on me. I can’t wait to read them.

August 24, 2012 - 2:51 am

Kristen - It seems the market is being flooded with books written by Australians. I’m definitely excited about that because I’ve heard nothing but praise for all of them! I’m SO excited to read Melina Marchetta. Haven’t read anything by her yet, but it’s very high on my list. The Laura Buzo books sound really good too. πŸ™‚

August 23, 2012 - 11:53 pm

Sash from Sash and Em - AHEM – *talks in a wannabe Aussie accent*

ALL THINGS AUSSIE!!!

*dances* *eats Vegemite* *bounces like a kangaroo*

August 23, 2012 - 6:14 pm

elena - Oh my, I LOVE this post! It looks so nice and like everyone else, I’m in total agreement for the love of Aussie authors! Melina Marchetta <3 <3 <3 Another Aussie author I quite like is Shirley Marr, she's so sweet and has a wonderful personality.

August 23, 2012 - 5:14 pm

VeganYANerds - I seriously love how much international readers love Aussie books! I feel very lucky to live here and have access to them and I am always more than happy to send them overseas because I know how much they will be appreciated by readers like you, Magan! I hope you enjoy HTT and ISYM as well as Raw Blue & Graff Moon :

August 23, 2012 - 12:16 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I love this post SO MUCH. So far, I’ve only read Graffiti Moon and Jellicoe Road – but you can be sure I’m looking forward to reading many, many more books by Aussie authors!

August 23, 2012 - 10:40 am

Anna - I just did a post on Aussie writers too — there are SO MANY good ones it’s gotta be a conspiracy! I adore all the ones I’ve read above that you listed…and can’t wait to get my hands on the rest!

August 23, 2012 - 9:53 am

Katie w/ Mundie Moms - What an awesome post! I love that you’re featuring authors from various countries. There are seriously amazing authors in our smallish book world that deserve far more recognition than they get. Fabulous post!

August 23, 2012 - 9:11 am

April Books & Wine - I really need more Aussie books and more reads by Melina Marchetta in my life!

I love this post and these recommendations πŸ™‚

August 23, 2012 - 8:52 am

Ginger @ GReads! - This was the best blog post to see first thing in the morning b/c I too, have a serious love affair with Aussie writers. They are just.. just so dang GOOD. I swear there is something in the water over there. I love that you love The Piper’s Son as much as me. That book is seriously among my top 5 OF ALL TIME. I really need to sit down and read Jellicoe Road. Laura Buzo: YES PLEASE! I adored Love & Other Perishable Items. I can’t wait to post my review for it!

I just ordered Raw Blue & am SO EXCITED for a re-read of that one. Oh man, I can NOT wait for you to read it. I’m putting that one in my top 5, too.

LOVE this post Magan, SO MUCH.

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! πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚ 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!

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Have Flown Under the Radar

Hiya, friends! We’re so happy to be sharing underrated books for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the incredible ladies atΒ TheΒ Broke and the Bookish. Something we talk about often are books that we love that haven’t hit the blogosphere and aren’t circulating like crazy but should be. We were talking aboutΒ From What I Remember […]

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July 13, 2012 - 11:58 pm

Tee @ YA Crush - You guys, this is a fabulous post. SO many great books. I am especially a huge fan of I’ll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan. I swear I push that book on everyone!

July 11, 2012 - 1:40 am

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Great list! I haven’t heard of most of these (hence the fact that they’re under the radar, hey?) but will be checking them out for sure! I loved North of Beautiful too — it was such a heartbreakingly beautiful story. And Bunheads! Who couldn’t love Bunheads!! So fun!

July 10, 2012 - 8:20 pm

Aimee @ Penmanship Smitten - I hate how I’ve heard of only four of these books and only read (and loved two). I’m definitely looking into the others, though North of Beautiful is already one of my favorite books (and one of the most poignant, beautiful books I’ve ever read). I also really loved The Lonely Hearts Club, and Bunheads is on my to-read list (as is everything by Melina Merchetta).

Fantastic list!

Aimee// Top Ten Ships That Broke My Heart (just a little)

July 10, 2012 - 3:37 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I am in complete agreement when it comes to Geek Girl. It’s such a great book, and people have been overlooking it! I adored it when I read it and I’m so happy M did too! πŸ™‚

July 10, 2012 - 2:55 pm

Mary @ My Sisters Bookshelf - Oooh I have strong feelings on this! Ones about which I am trying to spread the gospel include, but are not limited to!, Audrey Wait! By Robin Benway and all things Jaclyn Moriarty ( which I’ve already shamelessly plugged in a recommendation http://mysistersbookshelf.com/recommend-a-contemporary-book-the-year-secret-assignments-jaclyn-moriarty/)

Another is Megan Whalen Turner’s Thief of Attolia series. They are well-appreciated, but I love them so much and feel like they have such great appeal – they should be Percy-Jackson-popular!

July 10, 2012 - 1:16 pm

Shanyn - Sigh, I really need to read I’ll Be There. There is really no excuse at this point.

July 10, 2012 - 11:54 am

elena - Shamefully, I have only read TWO of these books on your list but one its way to me from the library. I am going to go book shopping on my library’s catalogue now!

July 10, 2012 - 11:52 am

Sarah @ Breaking the Binding - Wow, to be honest I haven’t heard of any of these books before I read your list, but I absolutely have to read some of them now! I’m especially interested in picking up “The Comeback Season” by Jennifer E. Smith as I’m a HUGE baseball fan!

Check out my list if you get a moment, I picked my top ten favorite tv characters !

July 10, 2012 - 11:01 am

Christina (A Reader of Fictions) - *bows head in shame*

When I clicked the link to come to your list, I was so sure I would have read several of your selections. WRONG. I’ve only read one of the twelve, although I do own three more. Maybe someday I’ll dig myself out of my review pile and get to them.

I did really like Geek Girl, the one I’ve read. A couple of these that I’d never heard of immediately went on my tbr.

July 10, 2012 - 9:24 am

Samantha @ Reading-AndCoffee - I’ve actually heard a fair bit about North of Beautiful lately! Great list!

July 10, 2012 - 9:19 am

stacie puett - i have read a few of these books. so great that they are being put out for all to see.

July 10, 2012 - 8:24 am

Anna - North of Beautiful! The Comeback Season! I’ll Be There! YES YES YES!

July 10, 2012 - 8:04 am

Mel@thedailyprophecy - I must admit, there are a lot of books on the list I haven’t heard of. So you picked some great books to showcase. I’ll be checking some of them! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing and lovely idea ^^

http://thedailyprophecy.blogspot.nl/2012/07/top-10-tuesday-14-freebie.html

July 10, 2012 - 3:12 am

Michelle @ Pink Polka Dot Book Blog - LOVE YOUR LIST!!! I haven’t read any of these books except Lonely Hearts Club (Stalker Chronicles and Bunheads are on my TBR). Ater reading your list I really want to read Geek Girl and From What I Remember!!!

My TTT- Books That Scared Me

July 10, 2012 - 2:52 am

Helene - Great list! I started Bunheads yesterday and I completely agree with you! The rest (sadly) I haven’t read, but I’m going to check them out.

My TTT

July 10, 2012 - 1:38 am

Randi M - Great list! Going to have to check these out. πŸ™‚ Flat-Out Love is hugely underrated in my opinion – it’s one of my faves!

July 10, 2012 - 12:37 am

Monica - I just started reading From What I Rememeber. Good to know I’m in for a treat. πŸ™‚ I think Amanda Hocking’s Trylle Trilogy is totally underrated. I haven’t heard that many people talking about it but I read the first two books in less than two days. Love them.

July 10, 2012 - 12:31 am

Sash from Sash and Em - While her book, Please Ignore Vera Dietz did receive a Printz Honor in 2009, I feel like A.S. King is super underrated. Like, do people not see the awesomeness of her writing? PIVD was one of my favorite reads of the year and I just finished her latest book (coming in October), Ask the Passengers. Her line at ALA Annual for an in booth signing (when I went in the last 5-10 minutes) was EMPTY. I mean, what is this craziness?! AND I’m reading Everybody Sees the Ants right now πŸ™‚

Love you guys (and this post!)

Top Ten Books I Snagged at ALA!

Hi, friends! Magan here. It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, hosted each week by the Broke and the Bookish. (Check out Jamie’s Top Ten Historical Fiction books here!) This week’s topic can be about anything we want. Since I just got back from ALA in Dallas yesterday, I wanted to share the top ten books […]

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February 3, 2012 - 3:54 pm

Magan - Thanks, Andrea! I tend to be a little obsessive compulsive. And also a few people had asked me to see the books, so the easiest way was to organize them (to fulfill my OCD need) and take pictures (because goodness gracious I was not about to type all those out!). Haha. Thanks for becoming a new follower. I’m off to go check out your blog now.

February 2, 2012 - 4:58 pm

Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase - I just found out about you guys from the feature on GReads, and I really like your blog! I love your photos, especially the ones you added here showcasing the books you got at ALA by their release date! Very cute and clever!

Andrea (New Follower)

January 29, 2012 - 11:50 am

Sarah @ Storybound Girl - Can’t wait to read a few of the same books and FREAK OUT ABOUT THE AWESOMENESS TOGETHER. I finished Pandemonium this morning & now I can’t decide what to read next!

Love your bookcases with the painted backs. I’ve got a row of (full) Billys myself… they’re great when you need space for a lot of books. You can just keep on buying more as needed (except I need another one & I have no idea where to put it!)…

January 25, 2012 - 9:50 am

Magan - Ange, there’s no way to carry them all at once! The parking garage was one floor below the convention center, so I periodically went downstairs to unload my bags. I brought a backpack (thank goodness!) and it turned out to be the best thing ever. So much easier to carry books like that than in the thin-strapped bags some publishers provided for free.

January 25, 2012 - 9:49 am

Magan - Ginger, I love, love, love that we got to meet. It was seriously one of the BIGGEST highlights of my weekend. I wish we had more time to sit, nerd out over books, and talk. I am so glad to know that you and I have such similar taste in books and that you got copies of some of the same ones I did. You’ll be my discussion buddy! πŸ™‚

January 25, 2012 - 9:47 am

Magan - Thank you all so much for the sweet comments about the bookshelves. I’ll update you with a finished picture soon. Right now the books really are just thrown on the shelves. Hahah.

As for ALA, all I can say is sign up for a conference. Look into ALA (in California) in June 2012 or BEA (in New York) in June 2012. If you live in Texas, TLA will be in Houston this year. I forget which days. :-/ Thank you all so, so much for stopping by to comment! Can’t wait to share reviews of these books with you!

January 25, 2012 - 9:44 am

Magan - Anna, that is going to be my next book to start! I’m glad you’re enjoying it so far! Thanks for being my ALA buddy this weekend. I’m so glad you went, too!

January 24, 2012 - 9:10 pm

Anna - Yaaaay for ALA Midwinter! I had such a good time. You got Pandemonium! It was touch and go there for a while, but Harper Collins pulled through. πŸ™‚ As for your question…I think Dying to Know You is my favorite to have received.

January 24, 2012 - 7:52 pm

Megan - Love your new shelves, and all those new books on them look super-exciting! In Honor sounds *really* good.

January 24, 2012 - 4:01 pm

VeganYANerds - WOWSERS! You got so many books!! I really want to read In Honor and Pandemonium.

I hope you love Froi of the Exiles! And if you need a copy of Finnikin of the Rock and can’t find it, just let me know πŸ˜‰

January 24, 2012 - 1:37 pm

Nikki - Awesome haul! I am very intrigued by Flirting in Italian. If it is half as good as Anna and the French Kiss then sign me up! And I am jealous of your bookshelves and your fantastic collection of books on them.

~Nikki (Imaginative Adventure)

January 24, 2012 - 11:13 am

Laura @ The Traveling Owl - Wow! What a haul.

Catastrophic looks fantastic, and I am so excited about Flirting in Italian, too!

Your bookshelves look fabulous. Congrats.

Laura @ The Traveling Owl

January 24, 2012 - 11:12 am

Tara @ Hobbitsies - Okay I have officially read your post in detail and it sounds like you had a BLAST. And I am beyond uber jealous. And In Honor is SO SO SO SO GOOD.

And your shelves are SO SO SO SO PRETTY. I might need to look into these billy shelves even there’s none around me. Although my boyfriend did say I’d never buy another bookshelf again because he’d make them so….

When you’re less tired you should totally take a picture of the all the shelf with the books from a distance so I can admire the finished pretty.

Books I would snatch off the shelves if i could – Flirting in Italian, duh, and A World Away. AMISH PEOPLE YEAH.

January 24, 2012 - 10:09 am

Megan @ Between the Lines - Amazing post! I loved the bookshelf too. So jealous.

And I SO want to read Flirting in Italian. It looks great. =)

Thanks for stopping by my Top Ten!

January 24, 2012 - 9:16 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I cannot even explain how much AWE I am feeling at seeing all the books that you managed to snag. SO. MANY. TITLES. I am loving your stash! πŸ˜‰ There are a lot of titles that I want to read on your pile, especially Flirting in Italian and The Disenchantments.

I’m so glad you had fun at ALA and cannot wait to hear all about it! And, as I’ve mentioned already, I LOVE your shelves. They look absolutely amazing! πŸ˜€

January 24, 2012 - 8:23 am

Ginger @ GReads! - YOU, Magan, are definitely one of my most favorite things about the craziness of ALA weekend πŸ™‚ I had so so so much fun hanging out with you & getting to know you better. Walking around the exhibit hall, scoping out books together, talking about lord know’s what!, was such a treat for me πŸ™‚

I am IN LOVE with your shelves! I may need to invest in something similar at my new place. The one book shelf I have now is over flowing. And your comment about pandemonium at Harper.. SO TRUE! I still can’t believe that happened.

January 24, 2012 - 6:27 am

Mandy R - What a great haul from ALA!

I love your new shelves. Painting the back is a fun idea. I am so jealous of them!

Happy reading!

January 24, 2012 - 5:04 am

Lori - Oh wow! Really…wow! Looks like you had an amazing time and Pandemonium is….amazing. Really, really incredible. I also really loved The Disenchantments! Enjoy all those new books.
My Top Ten Tuesday!

January 24, 2012 - 4:54 am

Ange - Wow…quite a haul! How in the world do u even carry that many books around at a conference? Cannot wait for Pandemonium!

January 24, 2012 - 3:21 am

Ashley - OH MY GOODNESS I AM SO JEALOUS. Of everything! I want to read pretty much every single one of those books on your list (most notably In Honor, The List, and Flirting in Italian), and your entire haul is fabulous!

Also, I love your bookshelves! The color is fantastic.

New follower!
My Top Ten Tuesday

January 24, 2012 - 1:51 am

Kristina - Wow you are one lucky girl. I one day am hoping to attend one of these things, I was thinking about going to ALA in the summer but I just don’t think it is going to work out. Good luck reading all of those, you have a lot!

http://kristina-worldofbooks.blogspot.com/2012/01/top-10-tuesdays-8.html

January 24, 2012 - 12:47 am

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - Magan, I want to DIE. Flirting in Italian is a book I have been DYING for! It’s coming out while I’m in Italy!!!! NOOOOOOOO! Because now I can’t have it for the trip, which makes me cry inside because I love themed reads that mesh with my vacations. And you got Pandemonium!?!?! And Love and Leftovers! And The Disenchantments!!! And The Story of Us!!! And I am DYING for Pizza, Love, etc…!!!!! Wow. What an amazing time you had! I love that you went. πŸ™‚ And your shelves are gorgeous! Ikea, right? I have two of them myself. πŸ™‚ They are amazing, but take forever to set up!

January 24, 2012 - 12:30 am

Brittani - Thanks for stopping by my top ten Magan! Wow!! You got like literally a ton of books!!! Lol. OOHH! The Catastrophic History of You & Me! I cant wait to read that! I actually won an ARC of it and I’m just waiting for it to come in. You snagged a lot great books! πŸ™‚