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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Updates and June 2013 Book Haul #47

Yay, it feels so good to be in the book-game again :)
My "sickness" pretty much prevented me from doing anything and everything... and that was the first 4 months of my pregnancy with Baby Bee #3! So thankful that my health has returned and that Baby Bee continues to strive too! Our due date is in November, got a long way to go :) And hopefully, crossing fingers, the morning sickness and other bad cooties will stay away 'cause this mama has lots of things to do before he/she arrives...

I've been reading a lot lately - finally! I've read about 14 books in the last 5 weeks, and I hope to start posting my reviews on most of them starting next week! I'm so excited to share my thoughts with you!

Here is my book haul for the last 5 weeks... I've received other books in the prior months, but we're also in the process of moving, and those have been packed away already... and I can't remember what they were, lol! After the move, I hope to do another bookshelf tour since we'll have a built-in bookshelf next to our already packed shelves :) Our new home is very book and scrapbooking friendly, can't wait to get in there, lol!

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What happened on the blog last week:
- Waiting On Wednesday #57: Time After Time (Time Between Us #2) by Tamara Ireland Stone
- Cover Reveal: Face of Death (Touch of Death #3) by Kelly Hashway 

Current book haul... 

For review:
- Stalked by Death (Touch of Death #2) (ARC) by Kelly Hashway (YA) from Spencer Hill Press
- The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two (Fairyland #3) (ARC) by Catherynne M. Valente (MG) from Macmillan

From Giveaways:
- Spies and Prejudice (ARC) by Talia Vance (YA) from Library Thing

- Obsession (eBook) by Jennifer L. Armentrout (New Adult) 
- Wait For You (eBook) by J. Lynn (New Adult) 
- Going Vintage (eBook) by Lindsey Leav (YA)
- Let the Sky Fall (eBook) by Shannon Messenger (YA)


  1. Yay for babies! Glad you're feeling better. And you got some awesome books while you were gone! Happy reading and hope you continue to feel better!
    My STS

  2. YEAH for being back!!! and yeah for baby #3 ... and I'm excited to see you back!!

    I also got Obsession and I am so excited to read this one:)

  3. I loved Obsession! It was a great addition to the Lux series; I've yet to read Wait For You, but it's sitting on my Nook. Sadly, I came away from Let The Sly Fall feeling like it was a very average story - hopefully you like it more than I did! :)

  4. Awesome haul of books. I hope you love all your new books. Come visit me as well.

  5. Congratulations on your pregnancy!!

    I really want to read Obsession and Wait For You, so I may need to head over to Amazon and get copies of both! And then I'm excited to hear what you think of Going Vintage!

    - Tabitha @ Tabitha's Book Blog

  6. YAY! So happy you are back and CONGRATULATIONS :) That's so exciting that you are expecting another little one!!! I wish you all the best <3

  7. yay!! so happy to see a new post from you in my feed!!! i miss chatting with a fellow new yorker!!

  8. It's great to see you back, Margie! I've really missed you (although I'm glad I get to keep up with you Facebook now). I'm glad you're feeling better, and I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly!

    ~Marie @ Ramblings of a Daydreamer
    My Book Haul

  9. Oh wow, congratulations!!!! :) And fingers crossed the morning sickness goes away soon. Also, 14 books is awesome! June was a pretty stressful and slow month for me but I'm hoping to catch up soon.

    Have a great week and happy reading :) x

  10. Glad you're feeling better! I have Going Vintage on my TBR, looking forward to it.

  11. Congrats! Margie! Hope the next 5 months go smoothly! Welcome back!

  12. Oh, I LOVED Let the Sky Fall. I hope you enjoy it, as well! :) And welcome back. :)

    My SS: http://skizzles22hu.blogspot.com/2013/06/showcase-sunday-8.html

  13. Spies and Prejudice was cute, and Going Vintage was one of my favorite books I read for the first time this year! :) My StS post: http://aliceinreaderland.com/2013/06/30/stacking-the-shelves/

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  14. I had absolutely NO idea you were pregnant! Congrats lady. :) Hope you are feeling okay, and the reading is awesome. Happy 4th!

  15. Let the Sky fall looks so good! Happy Reading!
    Here are my newest additions.


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