"To find out what a story's really about,' the Librarian said,

'you don't ask the writer. You ask the reader."

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Bumbles and Fairy-Tales Updates and Book Haul #53

Hello bookish friends!
I hope you have had a fabulous week in books!!!

I have been trying to balance a schedule between family life and book reading/reviewing/blogging life the last 2 weeks and well, as you can see, things have been pretty busy! 
Reading time has been excellent! Now, if I can just fit in my computer/blogging time in, then life will be close to perfect ;) 

Got some books this week... 

I am also participating in Stacking the Shelves 
and the Showcase Sunday this week!

What happened on the blog last week... 
- Review: THE SWEET DEAD LIFE by Joy Preble (YA)
- Waiting On Wednesday #66: The A-WORD (Sweet Dead Life #2) by Joy Preble (YA)
- Cover Reveal: A GRIMM LEGACY by Janna Jennings (YA)

What I received for review... 
- R Is For Rebel (Unruly Royals #4) (ARC) by Megan Mulry (A) from Sourcebooks Landmark
- Anyone But You: A Modern-Day Spin on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (Twisted Lit #3) (HB) by Kim Askew and Amy Helmes (YA) from Merit Press

What I purchased... 
- The Spindlers (Signed HB) by Lauren Oliver (MG)
- Dash & Lily's Book of Dares (Signed HB) by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (YA)
- Romeo Redeemed (Juliet Immortal #2) (HB) by Stacey Jay (YA)
- The Madman's Daughter (eBook) by Megan Shepherd (YA)
- Starters (eBook) by Lissa Price (YA)
- Enders (Starters #2) (eBook) by Lissa Price (YA)
- Portrait of a Starter (Starters #0.5) by Lissa Price (YA)
- Portrait of a Marshal (Starters #1.25) by Lissa Price (YA)
- Portrait of a Donor (Starters #1.75) by Lissa Price (YA)

That's all for me this week!!! 
Plenty of reading yummy-ness, right?! 

I've re-read Starters this week and went right into all the short stories and ended it all up with a re-read of Enders too! There is one more short story that was suppose to be released already, but I don't see it available anywhere :(  My review of the whole saga will be up sometime within the next 2 weeks!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!!

Please share!!! What did you get???


  1. What a great list! I grabbed a few of those eBooks too! I really need to get Dance of Red Death after the first one ended with such a cliffhanger! Happy reading.
    Our Week in Books @Libby Blog

  2. Ohhh, lovely books! You just reminded me that I have an ARC of Dance of the Red Death, and I have YET TO READ IT D: This is bad lol, it's been months! Oops! But in all seriousness, I hope you enjoy that sequel! And all of your books :)

    Have an awesome weekend!

    Check out my STS post!

  3. A good week in books coming into your life :)

  4. What a lovely haul. I've been wanting to reed Juliet Immortal for a while now. Hope that Romeo Redeemed is an awesome read. Also, Dash and Lily seems like a great winter read.

    My StS

  5. So many of these are on my TBR list. I hope you enjoy them! :) My STS

  6. The Spindlers! And Dash & Lily! I'm jealous you have signed copies of those! I listened to the audiobook of The Spindlers and it was awesome. Very well done! Hope you enjoy all your books, Margie!

  7. The Madman's Daughter!!! Amazing book! My favorite read of 2013. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!!!


  8. Wow what a great haul! Personally, I haven't read any of those, but I have heard amazing things about all of them!! I hope you enjoy all them!! It's hard to balance blogging, reading, and time for life in general! There's just not enough time in a day, is there?? Have a great week, Margie!! :)

    My StS

  9. Enjoy all your new books and I look forward to your reviews!

  10. Great haul! Lots of amazing looking books. I've got an ARC of Enders, but I still need to read Starters before I can start it. I hope you enjoy your books! My STS :)


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