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Estelle: The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech

The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: September 3, 2013 Publisher: HarperCollins Pages: 160 Target audience: Middle grade Keywords: family, parents, children Format read: ARC provided from LitLush! (Thanks!) Summary:  When John and Marta find a young boy on their porch, they do the only thing they […]

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September 26, 2013 - 9:48 am

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - Oh good!! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I actually read it in a few hours as well and just finished it last night. I loved the story! Agreed, it wasn’t quite developed as much as Walk Two Moons was, but it was interesting in its own way! It was touching and such a nice, refreshing read!

September 23, 2013 - 11:33 pm

Bookworm1858 - Sounds like a sweet story though I’m scared about an emotional ending if John and Marta have to say goodbye to Jacob 🙁

September 23, 2013 - 10:00 am

Jen @ Pop! Goes The Reader - While I’m not certain this is a book I’m interested in reading, I’m extremely touched by the concept and, like you, couldn’t help but be reminded of Magan and all she and her husband have done to help their foster daughter along the way 🙂 It’s those sort of people who are real, everyday heroes who receive little-to-no recognition for their selfless, tireless work. I can’t imagine being in John and Marta’s position and never knowing the duration of Jacob’s stay or knowing that they might lose him at a moment’s notice. Absolutely heart breaking!

Shelve It: September 15, 2013

Hi all! Hope you are having a great weekend so far. I think fall is finally happening in New York City. After a few days of crazy humidity, we’ve had our apartment windows open and it’s actually COLD at night and in the morning. Kind of insane. What’s also kind of insane is that James […]

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September 22, 2013 - 12:57 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - Basically, what I took away from this is that you bought NOWHERE BUT HOME (yay!) but still haven’t read it yet (boo!). So, let’s make that happen. I mean, Zac Efron is involved so it’s a serious promise you made.

September 18, 2013 - 3:21 am

Alexa Y. - I can’t wait to get back and feel the fall weather! It’s always been my favorite of the seasons, with summer coming a close second. So excited. Also, the cover for Vintage Attraction looks great! I can’t wait to see your thoughts on it.

September 17, 2013 - 10:37 pm

Lucy @ The Reading Date - Glad you had a nice trip to The Hamptons. That’s a gorgeous shot.

I picked up Sad Poets recently too and I’m happy to hear you’re enjoying it. Vintage Attraction is new to me, and I’ve been meaning to start Nowhere but Home. (so many good books to read!)
Just started reading Between Us. Hope you’re liking it.

Enjoy all your new books!

September 16, 2013 - 1:52 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - Great picture! You guys picked a great day to come out this way, the weather was amazing yesterday. I’m excited to read Something Real. I was so disappointed with You Look Different in Real Life and I’m hoping Something Real, which sounds somewhat similar, will be better at living up to my expectations. Have a good week!

September 16, 2013 - 12:38 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I’ve never been to the Hamptons, but that photo is beautiful. You weren’t kidding about the clouds!

The weather has been very fickle in CNY. One day the high is in the fifties, the next day the high is in the 80s. But I think fall is pretty much here now. It’s definitely cooler and night and in the morning. I love it!

I like to read non-fiction every once in a while, too. I LOVE Steve Sheinkin who writes middle-grade non-fiction. He’s written Bomb (which won a zillion awards this year), The Notorious Benedict Arnold (which also won a whole bunch of awards) and Lincoln’s Grave Robbers (which I haven’t read yet, but will sometime soon).

Anyway, enjoy your books.

September 15, 2013 - 6:31 pm

Jen - WOOAH. I love the cover for Vintage Attraction, but I read the synopsis and I’m not sure if it’s my type of read. I’ll be looking forward to your review! And Something Real sounds really good, I can’t wait to see the cover for that one! Happy reading!

September 15, 2013 - 5:24 pm

Lisa (heylisarenee) - I seem to remember you saying something about your college closing your sophomore year…did you blog about that before? Or am I just a REALLY good stalker?

And another Echols book?! I need to keep up with her awesomeness!

September 15, 2013 - 2:44 pm

Bookworm1858 - I got Something Real from NG too-I’m really excited to check it out and curious as to what the cover will look like!

September 15, 2013 - 12:24 pm

Rachel - Ohh, I forgot to tell you! I read Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets after that event and really liked it! It was different than what I’m used to, but in a good way. You should tell me what you think when you finish.

Your pictures of the Hamptons look gorgeous! When I come back and visit you’ll have to take me there 🙂

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 😉

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! 😀

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. 😉 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 =)

Estelle: Shelve It (8/5/2012)

Sunday again! I want to take this moment to wish a very happy birthday to our friend Alexa at Alexa Loves Books who has been not only a great supporter of our blog and our work, but a sweet friend who is funny, adorable, and great to talk to. I hope it was a fabulous […]

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August 8, 2012 - 5:59 pm

Novel Sounds - […] On: Alexa introduces the event and throws a birthday giveaway! Estelle recommends three travel reads. Recommend on Facebook Pin it on pinterest Share with Stumblers Tweet about […]

August 8, 2012 - 12:38 pm

Cassie K - Wow! Great video! I’m going to look into Walk Too Moons, and The Last Song. I tried watching the movie, but… My friend and I gave up halfway through. I have read othervbooks by Sharon Creech, but never this one that you were talking about. Thanks E!

August 8, 2012 - 12:24 pm

April Books & Wine - Ahhhh, Tiger Lily is completely wonderful and so well written. I hope you fall head over heels in love.

And omg Walk Two Moons totally brings me back to fourth grade when my teacher read that out loud to us.

August 7, 2012 - 7:04 pm

Mary @ My Sisters Bookshelf - I like these travel pics! Sometimes I have a tendency to go straight beach reads and I need to go beach reads by way of Jhumpra Lahiri 🙂

August 6, 2012 - 8:02 pm

Paige - I’m so jealous of Speechless because I loved Saving June by Hannah Harrington! I read The Last Song and watched the movie too and I enjoyed both they were really good =) You can check out my IMM over at Comfort Books!

August 6, 2012 - 1:56 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Aww, thank you for the sweet birthday shoutout E! Lots of love xo

And for all the books you’ve suggested for our Travel Tales, the only one I haven’t read is The Namesake. Hmm, maybe I should go and check it out…

And YAY SPEECHLESS! I LOVED that book so much.

August 6, 2012 - 7:00 am

Sharon Creech - A treat to find this!

August 5, 2012 - 10:20 pm

elena - We can be reading friends for Tiger Lily and Speechless! It’s been AGES since I’ve read Walk Two Moons and eep for a signed copy. Happy reading, Estelle!

August 5, 2012 - 9:37 pm

VeganYANerds - Firstly, I love your green nails! I got Speechless this week, too, I can’t wait to read it and I really love the sound of Walk Two Moons, I am sure I will cry too!