Estelle: Shelve It (12/9/2012)

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

Hi friends! Welcome to this week’s Shelve It! Are you having a good weekend?

I think this is the first weekend in awhile where I set out to do things + actually accomplished them. Hopefully as you read this, I will be decorating my Christmas tree in my new apartment. (Or about to after a night’s sleep since I’m going to publish this post a bit early in the morning.) Yay!

Happy Hanukkah to all of you who began celebrating this week!

This is where I tell you I bought books this week. Many of them (but I swear, lots for OTHER people too):

Kiss & Blog by Alyson Noel – I have yet to read a book by Alyson so here it is!

Just Listen by Sarah Dessen – it’s been awhile since I’ve read a Dessen novel and this one is new to me!

Lovely Dark and Deep by Amy McNamara – been interested in this title for awhile, bought it, and then (coincidentally) heard Amy do a reading in NYC this week.

note: Found a used bookstore near my job (dangerous) and bought the above for about 5 dollars each. Seriously, a steal.

What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton = been dying to read this since Magan’s review + saw Colleen speak at Books of Wonder in NYC this week and could not resist. (Although I did wait a day to buy it.)

in the mail:

Austensibly Ordinary by Alyssa Goodnight (how great is her name?) — hey, it’s a book set in Austin, Texas! A mysterious journal and an Austen lover. This book will be released January 29, 2013. Look for my review in the coming weeks!

on the blog this week:

December 2012 YA Book Releases
The Big Kids’ Table: Holiday Edition
Welcome Caller This is Chloe Themed Gift Pack
Review: Kissing Snowflakes by Abby Sher
weVerb4: New Experiences for Magan in 2012
The Baby-Sitters Club is Back
Review: Where You Are by J.H. Trumble (one of my favorite reads from the year)

Thanks for stopping by + all the lovely comments this week! Have a great rest of the weekend!

P.S. I am in need of some holiday fiction recommendations. So please, don’t be shy! If you have any, let me hear them! 🙂