"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, November 3, 2012

The Beehive Book Update #25: The Very Grateful Edition

I want to thank all of you that sent us happy thoughts, well wishes and prayers while we went through Hurricane Sandy. My little family and I have been extremely blessed! Being right in the middle of Long Island had its benefits, we didn't even lose power. It was so odd to see everything unfold on TV  all of the mess and destruction that surrounds us. We still cannot believe how very lucky we are when people within an arms length away have lost so much. We are currently experiencing a gas shortage, which is unbelievable to me. I see the lines and everyone's panic, but it seems unreal...
We are truly thankful and have been continuously counting our blessings. We are staying home until it is completely safe to get gas and venture out. Having all of these books to help us, especially my boys, get through our days have been wonderful... 

What I received for review...
- The Game Changer (eBook) by Marie Landry (Adult) 
Hooked (eBook ARC) by Liz Fichera (YA)
- Splintered (NetGalley) by A.G. Howard (YA)

What I purchased, traded, won, etc...
Forgotten Lyrics, A Watersong Story (eBook) by Amanda Hocking (YA) 
Dante's Girl (eBook) by Courtney Cole (YA)
- The Peculiars by Stefan Bachmann (MG)
- The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler (YA) 
- Finale (Hush, Hush #4) by Becca Fitzpatrick (YA)  
Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay (YA)
So Much Closer by Susane Colasanti (YA)

What I got and borrowed from my lil' sister, Sarabeth of Chronicle of Sarita :)

The Sea Monsters (Percy Jackson & The Olympians #2) by Rick Riordan (MG)
L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad (YA)
A Werewolf in Manhattan (A Wild About You Novel #1) by Vicki Lewis Thompson (Adult)
Moon Called (Mercedes Thompson Series #1) by Patricia Briggs (Adult) 

Mentions and Thank You's too...
Elisa Ludwig, author of Pretty Crooked and Pretty Sly :) 
Megan Miranda, author of Fracture and Hysteria :)
- Tara of Hobbitsies and HarperCollins :)
- Traci of The Reading Geek :) 
I'm also joining in Tynga's "Stacking the Shelves" this week!

Thank you so very much for stopping by!
Please leave your links in the comments so I can stop by your blog too :)

Happy reading!!!


  1. I can not wait to read Splintered. It sounds awesome. Happy reading.

  2. I don't even know where to start with this haul. There's so much awesomeness I almost exploded. Happy reading!!

    My Stacking the Shelves

  3. So glad to hear you're ok and so glad to hear you are staying in.
    Sounds like a very smart decision.

  4. So many books this week! Wow. :) I got Hooked this week too! I hope we both love it. :) And I'm currently reading SPlintered. It's pretty amazing so far!!

    I'm glad to hear that you're safe!

    My Stacking the Shelves - My First Physical ARCs Edition

  5. I've heard Peculiars is really good!! I definitely want to get my hands on that one :) Awesome haul! Enjoy :)

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Literary Exploration

  6. So, so glad you're all right after Sandy, Margie! I was thinking about you while watching the news. We were really lucky too...we were supposed to get really bad backlash from the storm, but it pretty much blew right over us. A lot of the surrounding areas got hit pretty bad though, so I feel a lot like you do! You got a ton of fantastic books. Thanks so much for the shout-out, I hope you enjoy The Game Changer! :-)

  7. I LOVED Juliet Immortal and The Peculiars looks so good! I can't wait to read that one! I hope you enjoy all you got :)

    Here's my STS!

  8. I got Splintered a few weeks ago. I haven't read it yet though. I hope it's good.

    Here's My Shelf.

  9. I'm so glad you and your boys are doing okay! It looks like you got a lot of good books to keep you distracted. Juliet Immortal is awesome. Stay safe <3

  10. I have a copy of Splintered and I'm so tempted to just throw everything else aside and read it. I looks amazing and I'm already hearing great things about it. Enjoy!

  11. i've been wanting to read juliet immortal for a while but it's never in my library. awesome books this week and so many!! hope you enjoy them all and happy reading :)

    our book haul this week


  12. so many awesome books, yey!

    Old follower, but new on Linky and GFC! Here is my STS

  13. So glad that you and your family made it thru safely Margie! I'm on the Jersey Shore and it is pretty devastating here but I know how lucky that I am...6 days of no power is nothing compared to whole neighborhoods near me that were washed away.

    Enjoy your new books and thanks for stopping by my Added to the Bookshelf post!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

  14. I had been thinking about y'all and hoping you guys were doing ok. Looks like you have some wonderful books to read and enjoy! :)


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