"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, May 3, 2014

Bumbles and Fairy-Tales April Updates and Book Haul (#62)

Happy MAY!!!
I cannot believe we're in May already!

SO much going on... my baby boy is getting big - his bottom two teeth came in at such an early age! oi! My older boys are even bigger - I can't keep up! And now, I have a little nephew to smooch upon!!! All boys in this family, lol! So happy for my sister and brother-in-law!!!

I've decided that since I don't get many books, etc. that I am going to only update and share my book hauls once or twice a month. Which hopefully will leave me with more time to post more reviews!!!

Hope you're all having a wonderful spring (or fall, depending where you are in the world!)!!!

I am also participating in Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga's Review.

What I received for review...
- UNREMEMBERED (PB) by Jessica Brody (YA) from Macmillan for review.
- MORTAL DANGER (Immortal Game #1) (ARC) by Ann Aguirre (YA) from Macmillan for review.
- THE IDEA OF HIM (PB) by Holly Peterson (A) from William Morrow for blog tour/review.

Gifts from friends :)
- EASY (Indie PB) by Tammara Webber (NA) from Lisa of Dizneeee World of Books

From Brandy of A Little Book Life:
- DEEP BLUE (Waterfire Saga #1) (ARC) by Jennifer Donnelly (YA)
- THE QUEEN OF THE TEARLING (ARC) by Erika Johansen (YA) 
From Maura of The Whimsical Mama:
- EMBRACE (The Violet Eden Chapters #1) (PB) by Jessica Shirvington (YA)
- ENTICE (The Violet Eden Chapters #2) (ARC) by Jessica Shirvington (YA)
- THE 5TH WAVE (HB) by Rick Yancey (YA)

Books I purchased...
- SPELLCASTER (HB) by Claudia Gray (YA)
CITY OF LOST SOULS (Mortal Instruments #5) (PB) by Cassandra Clare (YA)
THE GIVER (PB) by Lois Lowry
- WICKED NIGHTS (Angels of the Dark #1) (eBook) by Gena Showalter (A)
- JANE AUSTEN GIRL (Free eBook) by Inglath Cooper (A)
- A SUFFERING SOUL: DARK LOVE POEMS (Free eBook) by Darren Heart (A)

Novellas/Short Stories I purchased...
- THE FIRST MIDNIGHT SPELL (Spellcaster eNovella #0.5) by Claudia Gray (YA)
- GLITTER & DOOM (Masque of the Red Death eNovella #1.5) by Bethany Griffin (YA)
- NO PLACE LIKE OZ (Dorothy Must Die eNovella #0.5) by Danielle Paige (YA)
- FALLEN: ANGELS IN THE DARK (Fallen Shorts #0.1 - 3.8) by Lauren Kate (YA)
- RED AT NIGHT by Katie McGarry (YA) for FREE!
- YOU ARE HERE by Liz Fichera (YA) for FREE!
- THE GIFT OF A GOOD START by Earl Sewell (A) for FREE!

What's distracting me from reading...
- Movie(s): Valentine's Day and Beastly
- Our trip to BOOK REVUE, Huntington NY
- My baby boy's 2 bottom teeth are here already!!! And he's still teething, seems 2 more are coming in! oi!
- My little nephew, Logan, was born!!! I'm a first-time auntie!!!

April 2014

Thank you for stopping by today!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!!


  1. I really loved EASY so I hope you like it. :)

  2. The new baby looks so peaceful and pretty. Congrats on being an auntie. You got some amazing reading ahead of you.

    Books of Love

  3. How awesome and a great haul of books. Congrats on being and Aunt! Enjoy the books!

    My STS

  4. What a lot you've had going on! Congrats on being an aunt and happy reading.

  5. Great haul this week! I also got an e-copy of The 5th Wave, which I can't wait to read! Being an aunt has been the best thing in my life, so congratulations!
    Check out my STS

  6. Awww congrats on being an aunt! I have Red at Night too, and I can't wait to get to it. Enjoy all your new books! My STS


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