"To find out what a story's really about,' the Librarian said,

'you don't ask the writer. You ask the reader."

- SNOW & ROSE by Emily Winfield Martin

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Welcome to my first Beehive News Vlog!

Hello bookie friends!!!
It's been a while now that I have been wanting to create my own vlog, and here it is!
It's kind of long, SO sorry!!! I forgot to keep an eye on the time! and the funny part is - I forgot to mention a few things too, lol! I think things would have moved along a lot faster if a) I could read my notes, lol! b) could remember what I want to say without my notes! ha!
I was really nervous while doing it, you can actually see me trying to contain myself from giggling and making fun of myself :) I promise to do better on the next one!
This first vlog was suppose to be a virtual type of newsletter, but like I said, it got too long, so I edited some stuff out and just concentrated on the books that I had received....

So, here it is! You're getting a dose of some of the bumbling madness that goes on around here!
Please feel free to leave me some tips/feedback!!! but do remember be nice to me, please ;)

(ETA: I am unsure as to who/whom to give credit to for my newsletter-vlog type post!
There are SO many bloggers that have inspired me to expand my horizons - too many to list every time! So I have decided that I will add in a few shout outs to those very deserving people :)

Here's a quick summary... 

On the blog last week: 
- Waiting On Wednesday: Three books! 

Books mentioned: 
- Elemental by Emily White (release date 5/1/20102)
- The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty (release date 6/5/2012)
- Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins (release date 5/1/2012)
- The Selection by Kiera Cass (release date 5/1/2012)
- Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore (release date 5/1/2012)
- Embrace by Jessica Shirvington 
- Kane Richards Must Die by Shanice Willliams 
- The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett 
- Ascend (Trylle Trilogy #3) by Amanda Hocking 
- Enchanted by Alethea Kontis (release date 5/1/2012)
- Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked Queen by Serena Valentino
- Obsidian by Jennifer L Armentrout (mass paperback release date 5/15/2012)

Thank you to... 
Jac of The Reading Housewives of Indiana, Fire & Ice, Riverhead Books (Penguin), Ashley Suzanne (Donation Post), Tara of Tater's Tall Tails and Ivy of Ivy Reads

- Loretta of Between the Pages
- Amy of Book Loving Mama 
- Jen and Belle of Reading with Pugs

What to look forward to next week!
- Elemental Review and Book Blast
- Waiting On Wednesday Post
- A Bewitching Book Tour (Interview and Review) for ReVamped by Ada Adams
- The Enchanted Attic: Facing the Hunchback of Notre Dame Review
- Waiting On Wednesday Post
- Fallen series review :)

What I'm going to (hopefully) read:
- The Storyteller by Antonia Michaelis
- The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
- Frost by Kate Avery Ellison

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!! 

Sooo, what have you been up to??? Let me know in the comments below :) 


  1. You are adorable! I don't have any tips for you, seeing as I've never done a vlog, but I thought you did good! Can't wait to see more! I really like the Beehive News post.

    I can't wait to see what you think of Sweet Evil and The Selection; I'm very curious about those two. enjoy! <3

    my book haul post.

  2. I love your first vlog!! I am hoping you do more!! Your adorable.
    I am so into Fairy Tale books too!!
    Enchanted! ENCHANTED! I want that book so bad! I loved The Frog Prince.
    Sweet Evil, oh, my my my! I loved that book!!
    Oh. Obsidian, is one of my favorites!! Well seeing as how it is about me... *coughs*... Yeah.. My name is Katie. Ok, I'm kidding you!! Although I live in WV =D

  3. Eeeppp!!! The Selection! Bitterblue! Enchanted! Awesome haul! :D

    Drop by my mailbox?

  4. You are so cute. No tips for you (and I've never vloged so if I had tips they probably wouldn't help ;)) I am so jealous of The Selection and Sweet Evil. LOL. Enjoy all your awesome books!!

  5. Obsidian's amazing! And I can't wait for Sweet Evil! Thanks so much for stopping by!

    Amber @ Fall Into Books

  6. Awesome books this week!! I also got The Selection and I LOVE the cover :D

    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!!

  7. Your video wouldn't work for me. :( I tried refreshing with no luck. I will stop by later and maybe it will work for me. Looks like you got a lot of great books though. Can't wait for #DaemonInvasion Yay #TeamAlienHotness

  8. 1. You are SO cute!
    2. Love your accent.

  9. Thanks for stopping by Margie! LOVE the vlog! YAY! Ours is always SOOO long...we stink at making it shorter AND I never remember what I want to say b/c we do them after work(school) on Thursdays or Fridays and I am in full brain melt mode. :( Awesome haul of books girl! I hadn't heard of Elemental. SO jealous that you're going to BEA! FUN! Sweet Evil!! Bitterblue!! AHHHH!!! Here's Our Week in Books @Libby Blog! Happy reading!

  10. Very nice haul. I've decided to start a new meme as an alternative for IMM. Come visit me as well.


  11. Haha, congrats on your first vlog!! :) (I love your t-shirt, by the way)

    The Secret Garden is one of my all time favourite classics too! And I love these new covers from Penguin, they're so lush <3 I've been thinking about buying some of them and I totally will as soon as I have some money to spare.

    I'm about to read Obsidian and I'm really curious about The Selection as well.

    Enjoy all your books Margie (:
    Vicky x
    Books, Biscuits, and Tea

  12. I am really looking forward to Enchanted, Bitterblue, The Selection and Elemental. Going to read Obsidian soon. Love your haul.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  13. I hope you enjoy The Storyteller! I've heard such amazing things about it... it sounds beyond wonderful!

  14. I forgot that The Selection isn't actually out till now.. haha.. seeing ARCs and people talking about it for the last few months made me forget it wasn't released yet!

    Sweet Evil looks really good! Definitely want to check out that one :)

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Michele | Stacking the Shelves

  15. Oh My Word! You are so darling 'in person'!! I feel like I am actually meeting you face to face. Love it! :)

    I didn't get to watch all your video (we have a much slower internet out here in the country and it locks up after a couple of minutes) but I will try again later this week. Thank you for listing out the books and stuff you talk about.


  16. Margie!!! You're too cute for words! :) Have fun with all the things you'd planned on doing this week!

  17. That's a lot of awesome books! Elemental and Obsidian are great! Enjoy

    Thanks for stopping by!
    :) Aeicha @ Word Spelunking

  18. AHHHH! I love your vlog Margie.
    You're extremely cool in real life. *chuckles* The books you showed looked pretty interesting. Might add some to my to-reads list later on.

    ~Ezzy @ Parafantasy

  19. I'm late joining the comment party but I wanted to say that I think you did a really great job for one of your first vlogs. You seem super at ease!

    The early released books are something I notice all the time! I'm surprised they aren't more strict about stuff like that. Anyway, I hope you enjoy Enchanted more than I did. I don't normally read fantasy books but even so... this was just not what I expected.

    Hope you have a great weekend!

    - Estelle from RatherBeReadingBlog.com


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