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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Bumbles and Fairy-Tales Updates and Book Haul #58

Hello my favorite booknerd friends :) 

I feel like I'm always whining during my updates, lol! So sorry!
Not going to anymore... or at least, try not to all the time ;) 
It's getting busier around here! Baby boy is on the move - rolling over and trying to crawl already, he'll be 4 months old on the 7th - it's all going by way too fast! I want to cherish every moment with my boys, especially our baby since he is and will be our last baby :( 

Hope you all had a wonderful week with family, friends and books too!!! 

What happened on the blog last week...
- Entangled's EDGE Release Day Book Blast!
- Book Spotlight and GIVEAWAY: REAL MERMAIDS DON'T SELL SEASHELLS (Real Mermaids #4) by Helene Boudreau (MG)
- Release Day Excerpt and Harlequin TEEN Giveaway: WHITE HOT KISS (The Dark Elements #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout (YA)
- Waiting On Wednesday #72: LOVE LETTERS TO THE DEAD by Ava Dellaira (YA)
- Blog Tour (Review) and Harlequin TEEN Giveaway: GRIM, A Collection of Dark and Twisted Fairy Tales edited by Christine Johnson (YA)
- Book Blast and Giveaway: FLAWED (Perfection #2) by J. L. Spelbring (YA)

My book haul for the last 2 weeks...
I'm also participating in Stacking the Shelves!!!

Received for review...
- PLAYED (Hooked #2 - signed ARC) by Liz Fichera (YA) from the amazing author herself!
- THE HERO'S GUIDE TO BEING AN OUTLAW (The League of Princes #3) by Christopher Healy (MG) from Walden Pond Press
- NINJA! (ARC) by Arree Chung (C) from Macmillan
- THE POUT - POUT FISH GOES TO SCHOOL by Deborah Diesen (C) from Macmillan

My first approvals from Edelweiss!...
- SLEEP NO MORE by Aprilynne Pike (YA)
- THE SECRETS OF LILY GRAVES by Sarah Strohmeyer (YA)
- THE MURDER COMPLEX by Lindsay Cummings (YA)
- THE VANISHING SEASON by Jodi Lynn Anderson (YA)

Physical books that I purchased...
- SIEGE & STORM (The Grisha #2) by Leigh Bardugo (YA)
- UNRAVEL ME (Shatter Me #2) by Tahereh Mafi (YA)

eBooks that I purchased...
- WHITE HOT KISS (The Darke Elements #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout (YA)
- BE WITH ME (Wait For You #2) by J. Lynn (A)

- PRECIOUS BLOOD, Blessed #1 (PB) by Tonya Hurley (YA)

What I won from Harper Voyager...
- THE DISCWORLD GRAPHIC NOVELS: The Colour of Magic & The Light Fantastic (PB) by Terry Prachett (A)
- THE LAST HERO: A Discworld Fable (HB) by Terry Pratchett (A)

What I'm currently reading...
- SHATTER ME by Tahereh Mafi (YA)

What's distracting me from reading...
- The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Movie

Thanks for stopping by!!!
Please be sure to say HI and leave your links in the comment section :) 


  1. WOW. You got a lot of interesting books. Heard some interesting things about the Tonya Hurley book. Your kids looks nice.


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  3. Great haul! I want to read some of the YA books. Enjoy your books.
    Here is My Stacking the Shelves

  4. Aw, your little guys are adorable! I've got Siege and Storm this week too! And Unravel Me was aaaawesome, it's probably still my favourite of the trilogy because it turned book #1 on it's head, that's for sure! My StS!

  5. Nice haul! Your boys are all so adorable, no wonder they distract you from reading. I really need to hurry up and start the Shatter Me series and Shadow & Bone. I hope you enjoy your books :) My STS.

  6. YAY! First approvals from Edelweiss are so exciting.

    Where the Stars Still Shine is pretty good!! Hope you end up liking it!!

    - Tabitha @ Tabitha's Book Blog

  7. I adored Where the Stars Still Shine, and I'm jealous that you snagged Precious Blood. Enjoy them all :) My STS

  8. What a great haul! The Last Hero is one I will have to add to my reading list. Love Terry Pratchett books. Happy Reading!
    Here are my newest additions .


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