"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, March 30, 2013

Beehive Book Haul and News #44: The HUGE Middle Grade Edition

I hope you have all had a wonderful week in books :) 

Update: Still feeling sicky :(
So far, I have a Vitamin D deficiency, not to be confused with Vitamin B which is what I've been told for many many years. Lack of Vitamin D will cause extreme fatigue, joint aches and pains, dizziness and headaches. All of which I have been experiencing for a long time, but even more so recently. I have something else that is going on too, nothing to worry about though :)
I have my Vitamin D pills, medicine and a good diet to follow now! I hope to start gaining my energy back within the next few weeks. I haven't been able to read because of the dizziness/tiredness :( But I hope that changes soon, makes me so sad to not be able too. Can't wait to see my blog back up and running to the way it was! (This post took me 3 days to put together, lol!)
Miley update: She's up to 95%! And a pain in my butt, lol! She's been spoiled and is in high demand of attention... any walkers out there?! ;) 

Thank you all so much for your kindness and patience! 
I do have a few posts for this week, so I hope you all visit back soon! 

What I received for review from Macmillan/MacKids...
- The Barftastic Life of Louie Burger by Jenny Meyerhoff (MG)
- The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut: Bowling Alley Bandit by Laurie Keller (MG)
- Breakfast on Mars and 37 Other Delectable Essays Edited by Rebecca Stern and Brad Wolfe (MG)
- Kelsey Green, Reading Queen by Claudia Mills (MG)
- Zero Tolerance by Claudia Mills (MG)
- Bo at Ballard Creek by Kirkpatrick Hill (MG)
- The Heartbreak Messenger by Alexander Vance (MG)
- Salt: A Story of Friendship in a Time of War by Helen Frost (MG)
- Mountain Dog by Margarita Engle (MG)
- The Treasure of Way Down Deep by Ruth White (MG)

What we bought...
Reality Check by Jen Calonita (MG)
Liesel & Po by Lauren Oliver (MG)

What's coming up on the blog next week...
- Blog Tour: IF HE HAD BEEN WITH ME by Laura Rosener (Guest Post)
- Book Blitz: HELL'S HOLLOW by Summer Stone
- Waiting On Wednesday #54
- Review: EMBLAZE (The Violet Eden Chapters/Embrace Series #3) by Jessica Shirvington
- Review: PIVOT POINT by Kasie West

Thanks for stopping by!!! 
Happy reading :) xo


  1. I don't read much middle grade but I wanted to try Liesel & Po since I love Lauren Oliver so much. Heard it's really good! Enjoy!
    My Stack

  2. OOH! Great haul! I love Middle-grade novels, Reality Check looks interesting! Hope you feel better soon! :)

    Enjoy your new books!

    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
    My STS Post!

  3. Nice haul of books this week indeed. Those MG books look interesting. Come visit me as well.


  4. ooh that is a ton of Middle Grade books!!! :)
    and I hope you feel better soon!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  5. Ugh, I just found out that I have Vitamin D deficiency too. The headaches and tiredness suck. Hope you get better soon!

  6. Looks of books this week!! YAY for middle grade!!!

  7. I've really been looking forward to Liesel & Po. Love your blog design, Lori's a genius :D

    My STS

    Have a great weekend!

  8. I've seen that MacKids bundle around. I hope you enjoy all the books and are feeling better soon. Come see what I got at Ms. Martin Teaches Media and Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!

  9. Love your stack, hope you feel better soon, miss your vlogs.

  10. Sorry you're still feeling unwell, hope the new pills help and that you can get back to enjoying reading again! :-)

  11. Ahhh Liesl & Po, one of my all-time favorite books ♥ I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did :) Louie Burger & Bo on Ballard Creek look good too! Enjoy all of these & thanks for stopping by earlier!!

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows


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