"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, January 4, 2014

Bumbles and Fairy-Tales Updates and Book Haul #52

It's a very chilly day here in NY!!! I am wearing layers on layers of clothes, plus my hat, scarf and fingerless gloves in order to come alllll the way downstairs to type my posts up! lol
Hope you are all staying warm on this side of the hemisphere :) 

Here are my updates and a small book haul for this week!
It feels sooo good to be on an almost daily blogging schedule again!!! 
Thank you to all who have stopped by and have left sweet comments!!! 
I am trying my best to reciprocate, so please, leave any direct links in the comments!
Thank you :) 

I am also participating in Stacking the Shelves again :) 

What happened on the blog last week...
- Grown-Up Sundays #7: A ROYAL PAIN and IF THE SHOE FITS by Megan Mulry
- Entangled's Book Blast and Giveaway: BEG ME TO SLAY by Lisa Kessler (Adult) and ASHES by Sarah Gilman (Adult) 
- YA Review: THE REAL PROM QUEENS OF WESTFIELD HIGH by Laurie Boyle Crompton

What I received for review... 
- Unaccompanied Minor (HB) by Hollis Gillespie (YA) from Merit Press 
- No Surrender Soldier (HB) by Christine Kohler (YA) from Merit Press

What I purchased... 
by Jessica Shirvington (YA) 
- This Is What Happy Looks Like (eBook) by Jennifer E. Smith (YA)

P.S. - My blog has turned TWO years old!!! 
I plan on doing a celebrating soon! 
And I am also working on a list of "Books Up for Grabs" again!!!
So be on the lookout ;)

Thanks for stopping by today! 
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!! xoxo


  1. I've heard lots about This Is What Happy Looks Like! Happy blogoversary. :)

    Emma @ Spun With Words

  2. Nice haul. My haul was small as well. It's been so cold in NY definitely. Im wearing layers.

  3. The Violet Eden Chapters are amazing! I still need to read the most recent book! Nice haul, enjoy! :)
    I've been working on my top fave books of 2013 and my stats and goals!

  4. I really need to take time to read those Jessica Shirvington books! They sound so good and I have the first two already. I love the covers on Jennifer Smith's books. Happy reading.
    Our Week in Books @Libby Blog

  5. Congratulations on turning two! My blog turned one this past Sunday. So exciting!

    I have not read anything by neither Smith nor Shirvington, but I know that both authors are very popular! I hope you enjoy your new reads :D

    Have a fabulous weekend!

    Check out my STS post!

  6. Great haul! Enjoy all of your new book and happy blog anniversary!!

  7. Congrats on the two year Blogoversary! I've heard some good things about J Smith's new book. I hope you enjoy all your books :) My STS.


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