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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Bumbles and Fairy-Tales Updates and Book Haul (#63)

Hello bookish-nerds :) 
I hope you are all doing well and are enjoying amazing reads!!!

It's been a really busy two weeks around these parts - and of course, everyone had to get sick to make thing even more interesting for me, lol! They're all doing better except me :p I have now lost my voice and it's been quite funny trying to get things done and keep my boys in line, ha! 
It's also been a very busy time for books too! I did not think that I would have a book haul already, let alone one with so many books! I am beyond happy and blessed and cannot wait to read all of them within the next few months... 

2 weeks ago, my sister and I had a girls night out to the Book Revue for Jenny McCarthy's 'Stirring the Pot' book signing - we had SO much fun! It felt good to just be us for a little while, with the bonus of being surrounded by books ;) 

For review...
- HUNGRY (ARC) by H. A. Swain (YA) from MacTeen for Blog Tour/Review
- DEADWOOD (PB) by Kell Andrews (MG) from Spencer Hill Press for Good Choice Reading Blog Tour/Review

Book-trades... (via YA Book Exchange)
- LET'S GET LOST (ARC) by Adi Alsaid (YA)
- DOROTHY MUST DIE (HB) by Danielle Paige (YA)

What I purchased...
- DAUGHTER OF SMOKE & BONE (HB) by Laini Taylor (YA)
- A WRINKLE IN TIME by Madeleine L'Engle Graphic HB Novel by Hope Larson (YA)
- CLOAKED (HB) by Alex Flinn (YA)
- SPEAK (PB) by Laurie Halse Anderson (YA)
- MONSTROUS BEAUTY (HB) by Elizabeth Fama (YA)
- THE GEOGRAPHY OF YOU AND ME (HB) by Jennifer E. Smith (YA)
- BAD HABITS: Confessions of a Recovering Catholic (signed PB) by Jenny McCarthy (A)
- STIRRING THE POT: My Recipe for Getting What You Want Out of Life (signed HB) by Jenny McCarthy (A)

Currently reading...
- CITY OF LOST SOULS (The Mortal Instruments #5) by Cassandra Clare (YA)
- THE A-WORD (Sweet Dead Life #2) by Joy Preble (YA) for Blog Tour/Review

What's distracting me from reading...
- Twilight movie marathon :P
- Countdown to the last day of school for my big boys: 5 1/2 weeks left!!!
- My three sons and baby nephew :)

Thank you so very much for stopping by today!!!
Please share your thoughts and links in the comments!!!


  1. Daughter of Smoke and Bone! I've heard so many good things about it but have yet to read my own copy. Happy reading!


  2. That's some book haul! And what a cute picture of the kids!!!

  3. Such a beautiful family! Great books, and I hope you feeling better soon! :)

  4. Wow, you bought a lot this week! I've read Daughter of Smoke and Bone but I haven't finished the series yet, hoping to soon. Speak is really good, if you haven't read it yet I really recommend it. They also made it into a movie!

    Under The Mountain's STS

  5. I hope you feel better soon. You got some awesome books! Happy Reading!

  6. Wow, great haul!! I'm excited to read Dorothy Must Die. I just received the audio for review. Can't wait!! :) Hope you enjoy all of your new goodies!!

  7. Awh, hope you're feeling better soon. :) I'm reading Dorothy Must Die now, almost finished and though the first half was a little slow, it got better and it's good. I have Let's Get Lost and can't wait to read it, LOVED The Geography of You and Me and Speak is one of my favourites (I so want to get that cover, I have the UK one which is kind of ugh. So I'll have to try and get that one). Happy reading! :)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  8. feel better soon. its so hard when the kids get sick. I'm glad they are okay and hope you feel better soon too. You have so much to read! :D Have fun! Take good care. :D


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