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Befriended: Talking Friendship with Author Emery Lord

We’re best friends, Estelle and I. We live miles and miles apart, but there’s seldom been a day in our three year friendship that we haven’t talked about something. Our friendship is the platform from which Rather Be Reading was created. Because of that, we’ve been really wanting to focus on friendship more. Something positive and […]

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June 24, 2014 - 12:40 pm

Open Road Summer: A Playlist + More Gushing, Estelle - […] More on OPEN ROAD SUMMER: Magan’s vlog | on Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Befriended with Emery Lord […]

June 23, 2014 - 12:05 pm

Cassie (Happy Book Lovers) - I’m so glad basically everyone is reading ORS. It was beautiful and truly deserves this much love. And I loved this post! Normally I’m not one to sit and read a ton of author posts or interviews, but I really love the friendship angle and the storytelling aspect of it rather than question and answer.

June 1, 2014 - 4:41 am

Judith - First off, LOVE this new feature! I love that your friendship has inspired you to talk to authors about their BFFs, and I love Emery Lord. (And Reagan and Dee of course <3) I also love that Emery wrote about different kinds of BFFs, because somehow, my best friends are also always girls who are completely different from me. And finally, I LOVE all of the gifts. Just SO MUCH LOVE!

May 13, 2014 - 5:16 pm

Sana // artsy musings of a bibliophile - This post made me smile. I’m currently read Openm Road Summer and the friendship of Dee and Reagan is so realistic and true that I cannot be anything but happy while reading it.

Love the arrow necklace.

May 4, 2014 - 2:01 pm

The Sunday Wrap-Up{59} - Book.Blog.Bake. - […] Brefriended: Talking Friendship with Author Emory Lord @ Rather Be Reading […]

May 4, 2014 - 1:24 pm

Kelly @ Belle of the Literati - Ok, I still need to read this book but I LOVE all this stuff!! Want want want!

May 3, 2014 - 2:33 pm

Alexa S. - I just love this post! I love what Emery said about her BFF (because that’s how I feel about mine too), and I love the gift packs she picked out for her characters. SO. COOL. I can’t wait to see more!

April 30, 2014 - 10:18 pm

brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - You guys are SO adorable. I love your friendship and how awesome it has made RBR! 😀
And Hiiiiiii, Emery Lord! Just love that she helped you kick off the feature! LOVE the gift exchange between Dee and Reagan – those are SO CUTE.
You guys are just awesome.

April 30, 2014 - 11:56 am

Ginger @ GReads! - Oh how I loved reading this post. I think friendships can be such an exciting and interesting outlet to explore in YA books. The relationship between Dee & Reagan in ORS felt so authentic to me. After having the chance to meet Emery this past weekend, it put so much of that story into perspective. She’s such a sweet, down to earth person. That really shows in her writing! Looking forward to more posts in this new feature!

April 29, 2014 - 5:05 pm

ashley - Hearts in my eyes for this whole post. This makes me happy because for so many quotes that Emery said. Friendships are so important and so is that weekender bag.

April 29, 2014 - 4:06 pm

Andi - I love this! I have been besties with my BFF since we were 5 so I completely get it. I spend every holiday with her and her family and my family. We go on vacations together and live in the same house (different apartments) but we are very different and I love that about us.

What a great feature! And what a great author to have start this off. Can’t wait for more.

April 29, 2014 - 12:41 pm

Rachel - Awww I absolutely love this feature and post! Friendships are incredibly important for people, and I don’t think they’re focused on enough. So many books focus more on the romance, but friendships, especially when you’re younger, are pivotal in your life. I love hearing about Emery’s best friend relationship. Hers sounds a lot like mine, two completely opposites coming together. Also, the stuff she picked for Dee and Reagan is so cute! I LOVE that weekender bag.

April 29, 2014 - 9:29 am

Rebecca - I love this. So much. Plus, what Emery had to say about and friendship and her BFF? <3

P.S. You two are so cute. I'm so glad you guys were brought together, so we could ALL be brought together.
P.S.S. You guys have THE best features and this one is no exception. Love!

April 29, 2014 - 9:19 am

Nicole @ The Quiet Concert - THIS “I wanted to show that you don’t have to have everything in common to be best friends. You just have to show up, emotionally.”

AND THIS “It’s a sisterhood of choice, and it doesn’t matter how far apart we are or how many differing choices we make.”

So so true. I feel so grateful to have the relationship that I do with my best friend. Friendship is so important. Love this post! Love this book! And I especially love that weekender bag 😉

Not That Kind of Girl Themed Gift-Pack

Not That Kind of Girl is my third book to read of Siobhan Vivian’s. And guess what? I think it’s my favorite so far. It’s exactly what I was needing — something extremely well written with a storyline easy to get into, a main character who I could understand (even if she sometimes made me […]

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August 6, 2014 - 8:00 am

The Prince of Venice Beach Themed Gift-Pack - […] Prince of Venice Beach Review | Not That Kind of Girl Gift-Pack | Unbreak My Heart […]

December 14, 2013 - 11:09 pm

michelle - i love burt’s bees. it’s the only kind of chapstick i buy. not that kind of girl is in my kindle. i’ve had it for a while. maybe i’ll read it this winter break 🙂

December 11, 2013 - 9:51 pm

Wendy @ Book Scents - Such a great gift pack! I haven’t read this book but now I really want to! Those movies are also amazing – except I haven’t seen the godfather. (i knoww, i know)

December 11, 2013 - 3:52 pm

Alexa Y. - I am a nerd, and I love EVERYTHING in this post! I really like all the things that you included in this post, because they are things that I would like to own myself. I LOVE IT. (I also feel like I should read this book now.)

December 11, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Lucy - Based on this gift guide I think I would like this book very much! The only book I’ve read by Vivian is the co-written Burn for Burn, so I have some catching up to do. I sure love that free verse duvet, ruler and mason jar tea light holder.

Unbreak My Heart Themed Gift-Pack

Unbreak My Heart by Melissa Walker is one of my favorite books from 2012. There’s a fantastic cast of characters and a main character who is working through some pretty major emotions post-big-blow-up with her best friend, Amanda. Her family takes the summer to sail together and along the route, Clem meets an awesome guy James. […]

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December 15, 2012 - 9:34 am

Rebecca @ Reading Wishes - Unbreak My Heart sounds amazing and is a book I’ve been wanting to read for a long time – I hope I get round to getting a copy soon! Great to hear it was one of your 2012 favourites 🙂 Cute gift guide, you definitely make me want to read this even more!

December 14, 2012 - 1:47 pm

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - SUCH a cute idea! This was definitely one of my favorites this year too!

December 14, 2012 - 2:51 am

Photo Friday: Unbreak My Heart Gift Pack! | Melissa Walker - […] at Rather Be Reading has been putting together the coolest ideas for gift packages based around a book, and she just did […]

December 13, 2012 - 6:53 pm

elena - I love how detailed this site is and I think this is my favourite so far! Because hi, CUTE swimsuits and sugar and postcards.

December 13, 2012 - 5:25 pm

ShootingStarsMag - I love this idea!! I actually have a feature on my blog called Make it a Gift where I sometimes find an item or two that would go great with a copy of the book…so having a whole gift basket with the book would be fab.

-Lauren

December 13, 2012 - 4:19 pm

Cecelia - LOVE this idea! I liked Unbreak My Heart quite a lot, but I wouldn’t have thought of putting all of these elements together. Genius! (and it’s all SO CUTE. darnit!)

December 13, 2012 - 1:22 pm

Alexa Y. - I loved this book too! And this gift pack is absolute PERFECTION. Great picks!

Between You & Me Themed Gift Pack

If you have visited Rather Be Reading within the past six months, more than likely you’ve heard me raving about Marisa Calin’s Between You & Me. This was an ARC that Magan sent to me pretty randomly. I reminded myself to start it in August, and never in my wildest dreams did I think this […]

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December 18, 2012 - 11:43 pm

bprimogift - After reading this post i have decided to get one for me..

December 15, 2012 - 6:10 pm

Estelle: Shelve It from Rather Be Reading Blog (12/15/2012) - […] Review of Ex-Mas by Kate Brian. Gift suggestions for the non-reader. WeVerb12: Challenges (Estelle) Between You + Me Themed […]

December 12, 2012 - 6:00 pm

elena - seriously LOVING all these posts and this is perfect, of course. I have heart shaped sunglasses and I wanted to take a pic w/it + the book but it did not pan out. yum to hot chocolate!

December 12, 2012 - 5:00 pm

Alexa Y. - This may be one of the best “gift guide” posts I’ve seen yet. I loved this book (thanks for bringing it to my attention!) and I love what you chose as possible themed gifts based on it 🙂

December 11, 2012 - 10:52 am

Jen - You bloggers are going to kill me with all your gift recommendations. Sure, it’s Christmas time and I should be buying for other people. But also, I kind of want everything on this list.

December 11, 2012 - 12:17 am

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - I agree with Brie — I’m totally going to try to come up with a themed gift pack to go with my next book present =)

December 10, 2012 - 6:48 pm

Brie @ Eat Books - I haven’t read this book, but what a great idea – the Themed Gift! I so want to do this the next time I gift one of my favorite books to a friend. Thanks for sharing! 🙂