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Magan: Head of the River by Pip Harry

Head of the River by Pip Harry (twitter | website)Previously Reviewed: I’ll Tell You MinePublication Date: June 25, 2014Publisher: University of Queensland Press Pages: 304Target Audience: Young AdultKeywords: rowing, boy-girl twins, Olympian parents, competition, performance-enhancing drugsFormat Read: ARC from Publisher (Thank you!) Summary: Head of the River follows Leni and Cris, twins, as they prepare, with their rowing teams, for the Head of the River […]

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January 23, 2015 - 5:35 pm

Laura - Read this book in a sitting. Really enjoyed it… thanks for the great review.

August 28, 2014 - 8:01 am

Befriended: Pip Harry on Rowing, Friendships, and Passion - […] She’s responsible for writing two books I’ve loved/devoured/wanted to kiss and hug, Head of the River and I’ll Tell […]

July 8, 2014 - 11:29 pm

Magan - Alexa, please, please do! The layers and the complexity are what make the story so special and realistic. I think you’ll truly enjoy the story! 🙂

July 8, 2014 - 10:28 pm

Alexa S. - Wow! This book sounds incredibly intense, but also very interesting. I love that there are so many aspects and layers to this story! It sounds like it’ll make for a very diverting contemporary read, and I’m definitely making a mental note to check it out.

July 8, 2014 - 9:31 pm

Magan - Mands, thank you so much for introducing Pip to my reading-life. Her work is truly fantastic. xo

July 8, 2014 - 6:22 pm

The Bookish Manicurist - Glad you loved it, Magan! xox

Life in Outer Space (Character Gift Exchange)

There’s nothing better than being completely charmed and surprised by a book. When I first opened Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil (a book I’ve had sitting on my shelf since May — I’m terrible), I had no idea I would fall for it so hard. It’s set in Australia (yay Aussie writers!) and […]

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August 10, 2014 - 9:02 am

Magnolia by Kristi Cook (Character Gift Exchange), Estelle - […] it’s been 8 months since I’ve done an official character gift exchange? What? How is that possible? I’m not entirely sure but as soon as I read Magnolia but Kristi […]

January 6, 2014 - 9:01 am

Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil (YA Review) - […] Add to Goodreads | Buy on Amazon | Buy at B&N | Character Gift Exchange: Sam & Camilla […]

December 11, 2013 - 6:21 pm

Alexa Y. - This post alone makes me want to read Life in Outer Space! I love all the presents you picked out for these two characters. I think I’ll like Camilla quite a lot because those gifts would be perfect for me 😉

December 11, 2013 - 3:24 pm

Lucy - I’m reading this book now and it’s so much fun! How cute is that camera. OMG! And the gifts from Camilla to Sam are spot on.

December 10, 2013 - 11:36 am

alice-jane - It’s really neat how you came up with presents for fictional characters. While I haven’t read LIfe in Outer Space, I definitely felt like I knew the characters a little better after this. The Polaroid camera is super cute! Apparently Hot Topic makes Doctor Who, Star Wars skirts and maybe they’d be a nice for Camilla if she ever gets into the movies with Sam?

December 9, 2013 - 10:16 pm

elena - I WANT EVERYTHING SAM IS GIVING TO CAMILLA! i’ve always wanted a fuji instax camera and yellow!!!!!!

December 9, 2013 - 7:52 pm

MK - The idea of coming up with gifts for fictional characters to give each other is just the kind of nerdy activity I LOVE. Also, I enjoy your use of the term “a Dawson.”

December 9, 2013 - 5:53 pm

alisa selene - Love the idea of coming up with gifts for fictional characters! This sounds like fun!

December 9, 2013 - 4:04 pm

VeganYANerds - It makes me so happy to know that you too loved Life in Outer Space. I did not want to leave Sam, Camilla, and the rest of the gang when I finished the book. I love the gifts you chose for them both!

December 9, 2013 - 3:59 pm

Theta Sigma @ The Wandering Bookworm - Fantastic post.

This has been one of my fave books for this year, partly due to the YA element and partly down to the fact that I’m a geek.

Hope there’s a sequel. 🙂