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Sweet Summertime Reads: The Bookish Places We Would Go

Welcome to our first post for Sweet Summertime Reads, a feature we’re co-hosting with Tara at Fiction Folio and Ginger at GReads! Ginger kicked us off yesterday with a trip to the beach and a giveaway of Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen. (Go enter!) Today we’re taking you to two places we’ve both […]

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October 7, 2016 - 11:44 pm

Summer Reading: Young Adult for the Disney Fan – This Happy Place Blog - […] interns at a theme park in New Jersey that sounds very much like the Magic Kingdom so, of course, I wrote about Disney. (Melissa from Mouse on the Mind liked it so much she featured it in her Weekly […]

June 13, 2013 - 9:01 am

Summer Reading: Young Adult for Disney Fans - […] interns at a theme park in New Jersey that sounds very much like the Magic Kingdom so, of course, I wrote about Disney. (Melissa from Mouse on the Mind liked it so much she featured it in her Weekly […]

June 11, 2013 - 5:05 am

Weekly Round Up: June 11 | Mouse on the Mind - […] from This Happy Place Blog shared some Disney memories and a great summer book pick on  Rather Be […]

June 10, 2013 - 4:58 pm

Alexa Y. - I love this post so, so much! Seriously, you guys have named two of my favorite places in the world – Walt Disney World & Japan. I’ve been lucky enough to go to both in my lifetime, though I wouldn’t mind a return trip, particularly to Japan. I haven’t read either of the books that inspired your ideas for these trips though so… I may need to get on that!

June 7, 2013 - 9:01 am

The Big Kids' Table: Summer is the Word (in Fiction) - […] The weather has been so August-like in NYC, the AC is up and running like crazy at work, and our Sweet Summertime Reads series has kicked off again so I’m in the summer mode + that means SUMMER […]

June 6, 2013 - 11:26 am

Asheley Tart (@BookwormAsheley) - Ok so Estelle we talked a little a few days about about my as-yet non-existent Disney adventures. I want some Disney adventures. I haven’t read this book but perhaps I might enjoy it as a lighter read? Also, that guy on the front is like Donnie Wahlberg from NKOTB days just as sure as I’m sitting here in my favorite paisly-print chair right now. TRUTH. I think I’ve discussed this before with people. I can’t get over that hair and shirt.

Also, Magan, I just finished When You Were Here and oh my goodness gracious, such a wonderful book. I’ve never really wanted to visit Japan before necessarily, but after that book – I’d totally go. Whitney had such a nice and gentle way of writing it that the culture and setting didn’t overwhelm me even though sometimes that particular place can be overwhelming because it is just so unapologetic and bright and wonderful. Also, we should talk about sushi because you can actually eat sushi that isn’t raw, which is what I do and I PROMISE there is a sushi for everyone. *smiles*

Love this, ladies. LOVE IT.

June 6, 2013 - 11:23 am

Candice @ The Grown-Up YA - Great destinations! I haven’t been to Disney since high school. I’d LOVE to go back as an adult! Zoe was such a cute book that made me reminisce about our own childhood memories at Disney! Haven’t read When You Were Here, but it looks so good! Love that you picked this as your destination!

June 5, 2013 - 5:19 am

Laura @ the Booksmartie - I love this post! Like…so much 🙂 I would love to spend my summers in a theme park -that’s such an awesome idea! My parents always took me and my brother hiking -which was…umm…not always fun 🙂 Then again, I turned to like and appreciate it when I grew older! As for Tokyo – I’d leave behind every sunny beach if I could go visit that city at one point in my life. I’m pretty sure it’d be one of the most interesting places to go in the world!!

June 4, 2013 - 3:04 pm

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - Yayyyyy WDW!! You know I love it!!! I’m interested in reading Zoe, purely for the fact that it’s in a theme park! 🙂

June 4, 2013 - 2:10 pm

Rachel - I give your family kudos, Estelle, for going to Disney in August. I went in July a few years ago as a graduation present and I definitely suffered in the heat. Disney has the same meaning to me that it does to you. Growing up I went there once or twice a year and to me it truly was the most magical place on earth.

I also liked what you picked, Magan! I’ve been hearing so much about that book lately and it’s interesting to see the culture behind the story.

June 4, 2013 - 1:34 pm

Morgan - I followed Estelle’s tweet about how different the two locations are; lo and behold they are my two FAVORITE destinations! Adding both to GR now. Magan, the fashions in Tokyo are amazing!

June 4, 2013 - 12:31 pm

Tink - Just found your blog thru the Disney Food Blog..I love Disney and reading, perfect! Even better, that Zoe book sounds great, definitely going to have to check it out!

June 4, 2013 - 10:39 am

Tara - Estelle, I love that pic of you when you were a kid–so cute! Magan, I love your not-typical destination and can’t wait to read that book!

June 4, 2013 - 8:40 am

Ginger @ GReads! - I love that you both chose “out of the box” summer destinations & paired it with a book. Estelle, I know how close Disney is to you & it’s always fun to see your pictures from previous trips. Magan, this book is coming up soon on my TBR list – you’ve definitely made me more excited for it!

April 2013 Young Adult Book Releases

Happy Saturday, friends! I hope you have safe travels if you’re on the road to visit family this weekend. If you’re at home snuggled up with a book, I’m living vicariously through you. Dustyn and I are doing lots of traveling. Don’t you worry, though, I’ll be reading a book in the car. There are […]

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March 31, 2013 - 2:35 pm

Janita @ Book, Interrupted - Can’t wait to read The Elite! I fell in the love with the first one and I’m excited to see where the author is going to take the story. Plus the covers are gorgeous!

March 30, 2013 - 8:28 pm

Sharon @ The Book Barbies - Well, crap. I feel like How I Lost You is going to make me sob buckets. But I really, really want to read it!

Also, yayyyy for summery covers!

March 30, 2013 - 3:49 pm

Annie - Ohmigod, so many good books! I absolutely cannot wait for April. You can count on the fact that I will be the first person in the bookstore on each and every day. So excited!!! Especially for This Is What Happy Looks Like and The Symptoms of Insanity! 🙂

March 30, 2013 - 2:45 pm

Rachel - Well, my TBR list just got WAY longer. I didn’t know there were so many contemps coming out this month! The covers for How I Lost You and How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True are so pretty! I’m excited to finally be able to read The Boyfriend App. I feel like I’ve been waiting for forever for that one.

March 30, 2013 - 1:55 pm

Hollie @ Music, Books and Tea - April is such a great book month! I’m looking forward to so many of these books, although I’m sure my purse isn’t, haha!

March 30, 2013 - 1:43 pm

Leoni - Lots of exciting books! The Program sounds interesting, I’m looking forward to reading reviews for it and yes April 23rd is looking very summery! 🙂

March 30, 2013 - 1:35 pm

Nancy @ Tumbling Books - I want all of these, but especially The Elite, The Program, and Taken. April needs to get here quicker!

Magan: Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer

Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer [website | twitter] Publication Date: June 26, 2012 Publisher: Balzer + Bray Pages: 352 Format read: ARC won from Goodreads giveaway. Keywords: high school, first dating relationships, overcoming fears Summary: Gigi, Bea, and Neerja are three brilliantly smart girls destined for Ivy league colleges and great futures. However, an […]

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October 15, 2012 - 7:02 am

Magan: Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill - […] mentioned in my Smart Girls Get What They Want review that there are two types of books – those definitely written for teenagers and those who are […]

June 29, 2012 - 1:01 am

VeganYANerds - This does sound like a fun read and I really like that it contains a positive message for teens! Great review!

June 28, 2012 - 12:09 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I was that girl in high school too – the booklover, the one who was determined to make something of herself and found a way to do that through her grades. This book sounds pretty fun and I hope I get the chance to read it!

June 26, 2012 - 9:32 am

Tara - I was so that girl in high school too! I graduated with a class of 73 people and I knew I had to get good grades to be able to move on. I’m glad to hear the book picks up after the slow start and props to you for sticking it out!

June 26, 2012 - 3:26 am

Kate @ Musings - I love Sarah Strohmeyer! When I saw hat she came out with this book, I wanted to read it. I think I will still give it a try, and wish that my girls would read it, I am sure. Sad to hear that the first 130 pages were slow…not a great way to hook young ladies – but maybe the smart ones will stick with it and get a good lesson from it!

June 25, 2012 - 4:24 pm

elena - Love the point you made about two types of YA books because that’s so true. I’m glad that even though this book had a rocky start, you ended up enjoying it by the end. Overall, it sounds like a cute story!

Sweet Summertime Reads: June 2012 Young Adult Book Releases

Oh, wow! Another month down. I’m especially excited for June because I’m going to be traveling and reading and going to ALA at the end of the month! Here’s to hoping this is the month I can catch up on my reading goal. As promised, here’s a list of our most anticipated June 2012 Young Adult book releases. […]

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June 16, 2012 - 8:02 am

Sweet Summertime Reads: A Round Up - […] GReads – Intro to Sweet Summertime Reads 5/26: RBR – June Book Releases 5/26: GReads – Summer Reading Spots > Fiction Folio – Favorite Places to Read > […]

May 28, 2012 - 7:40 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - I just want My Life Next Door to be in my hands already. I can’t wait much longer for it to come out. IT LOOKS SO GOOD!

May 27, 2012 - 9:00 pm

VeganYANerds - I loved this post, it made me want to run out and buy a lot of books! I feel like everything month I say “This is going to be such a good month for YA” and June is no exception!

May 26, 2012 - 9:41 am

margie c {the bumble girl} - Can’t wait for summertime relaxation and good books!
Divine Intervention is definitely on my list, such a sweet cover it has too! And I really need to read A Need So Beautiful this summer too! Then I can get book 2 😉
Great list, thanks for sharing it! Enjoy!

May 26, 2012 - 8:16 am

ComaCalm - I requested Temptation from NetGalley – it’s not something I’d normally read but I loved the idea of it and really wanted to try it. I was pretty disappointed. Within the first couple of pages she was gasping whenever he looked at her etc. I was like, what? What? So yeah, I didn’t finish it!

ComaCalm’s Corner =^.^=

May 26, 2012 - 7:52 am

elena - YAY SUMMER! I’m so excited for A Midnight’s Summer Nightmare!! Also gosh, I really need to read Timepiece.