"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, June 7, 2014

Bumbles and Fairy-Tales Updates and Stacking the Shelves #65

The warmer weather has finally hit home! And school is almost out!
I'm looking forward to our schedule to being almost non-existent soon :)
More time to snooze, more time to play in the yard and garden, and of course, plenty of more time to read in the shade... or air conditioning ;) hee, hee!

In case you missed it - I have a new feature on my blog called Indie Mondays.
I'm hoping to highlight and bring attention to a few independent authors that I am interested in reading their books, but just don't have the eye-power and time to do so right now. Please take a peek, you might find a hidden treasure! 

Also, if you live children's picture books, I'm going to be reviewing a lot more soon!
Our latest one is NINJA! by Arree Chung - so CUTE! You definitely have to check out his illustrations!

It's time to do my book haul for the week... my BEA recap and haul will be up tomorrow :)

What I received for review...
- I BECOME SHADOW by Joe Shine (YA) from Soho Teen for Blog Tour/Review

What I purchased...
- SUMMER STATE OF MIND (signed PB) by Jen Calonita (YA)
- BETTER OFF FRIENDS (signed HB) by Elizabeth Eulberg (YA)
- SAILOR MOON, Pretty Guardian Volume #1 (manga) by Naoko Takeuchi
- THE BOYFRIEND LIST (Ruby Oliver #1) (HB) by E. Lockhart (YA)
- THE TREASURE MAP OF BOYS (Ruby Oliver #3) (HB) by E. Lockhart (YA)
- REAL LIVE BOYS (Ruby Oliver #4) (HB) by E. Lockhart (YA)

What my sister 'unhauled' to me...
- RUBY RED (Precious Stone Trilogy #1) (PB) by Kerstin Gier (YA)
- SAPPHIRE BLUE (Precious Stone Trilogy #2) (HB) by Kerstin Gier (YA)
- FRAGILE ETERNITY (Wicked Lovely #3) (HB) by Melissa Marr (YA)
- RADIANT SHADOWS (Wicked Lovely #4) (HB) by Melissa Marr (YA)
- HOURGLASS (Evernight #3) (HB) by Claudia Gray (YA)
- AFTERLIFE (Evernight #4) (HB) by Claudia Gray (YA)
- THE ALCHEMYST (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel) (PB) by Michael Scott (MG)

What I'm currently reading...

What is currently distracting me from reading...

- Went to a book club signing at a somewhat local library and got to see these lovely contemporary ladies :) 
Jennifer E. Smith, Kieran Scott, Susane Colasanti, Elizabeth Eulberg & Jen Calonita.

- Organized bookshelves and un-Hauled some books!

- Baby boy is really enjoying giving me some mini-heart-attacks lately - Trying to crawl off the bed, knocking lamps over, sitting up... oi! He's done more than his two older brothers ever did at this age!
He's 7 months old today!

What have you all been up to this week???
Hook me up with some links!!! I need to see :) 

Thanks for stopping by today!!!


  1. Great week! I love Claudia Gray and I hope you do too! X

  2. You got some really great books this week! I adored the Ruby Oliver series by E. Lockhart. I hope you enjoy all of your lovely books!

  3. Better Off Friends is so sweet and cute! I hope you enjoy it!

    Come and check out OUT's STS

    And dont forget to enter the giveaways!

    Leydy from OUAT & RCE


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