"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

Friday, June 12, 2015

Book Haul #96: The I Still Love You, Lois Lane Edition

Good day to you all, fellow bookgeeks!!!

It's been awhile since I've been posting/blogging regularly - I needed to take an impromptu break. Not only from my blog, but from social media altogether (except, it seems, from instagram - I'm addicted, lol!) I just took some "me time" to spend more time with my boys and catch up on books/movies I wanted to read/watch without any distractions or pressures. It's a good way for me to relax and be able to put things back into perspective. 
I'm happy to be able to jump back into a regular schedule again!
I feel re-energized and ready to take on the TBR and review pile again... with the exception that I have decided to take breaks more often. I'm hoping to be able to incorporate one or two week breaks every 6-8 weeks and see if this will help keep things on track. If I find myself not needing to take a break, bonus! But if I find myself looking forward to a break, then I will definitely have to reconsider what I'm doing and make some hard changes... 
BUT, all is good now! And I can't wait to share some reviews I have ready to go! And other fun posts for the summer :)

Hope you are all in a good place! And happily enjoying your reads :)

Here are the books that I've acquired in the last 2 weeks:

*What I received for review...
 CIRCUS MIRANDUS (HB) by Cassie Beasley (MG) from Penguin
- THE RED CAR (HB) by Tim Hoppey (C) from the author 
- LOVE & PROFANITY (HB) Edited by Nick Healy from Switch Press
- LOIS LANE: FALLOUT (HB) by Gwenda Bond from Switch Press
- THE PERFECTION OF THE PAPER CLIP (HB) by James Ward from Simon & Schuster

*What we won in giveaways...

- THE BIG BOOK OF ANORAK (HB) by Cathy Olmedillas (MG) from The Reading Ninja
- SOPHIA MARTINEZ: MY FAMILY ADVENTURE (PB) by Jacqueline Jules from Capstone

*What I received from my amazing #OTSPSecretSister!...

*What we purchased...
- P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU (signed HB) by Jenny Han 
- SIDE EFFECTS (signed PB) by Jen Calonita 

* * * 

A few pics from the past few weeks... 

My June TBR!
I went to a book signing!!! Recap post will go up this upcoming week :)
Oh my, I purchased something that isn't bookish!!!
Getting my nails on... it's been so long, I had no polish left, lol!
My oldest boy showing off his Scholastic book fair purchase!
Good choice, am I right??? ;) 
My #FridayReads and #WeekendReads :)

* * * 

Thank you SOOO much for stopping by!!!

Don't forget to leave a comment with your link so I can visit your hauls too!!!


  1. Haha! I'm addicted to Instagram, too (as you can see). Great haul! You got lots of awesome books! I really want to read Circus Mirandus. I need to remember to get it. I've felt a little bit overwhelmed lately and I've been having trouble writing up reviews. I'm trying to get back into the swing of things. Enjoy your new books and have a great weekend!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My StS

  2. I also got P.S. I Still Love You this week - I am looking forward to opening it! I have read Daughter of Smoke and Bone (along with the other two books in the series) and adored them! Happy Reading!

  3. Lots of amazing books in your haul. Looks like your son is digging his James Patterson book. I hope you love all your new books this week.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  4. I've been seeing a lot of Lois Lane this week. Happy reading!

    Tsuki’s STS

  5. Great haul this week! I really hope you enjoy Those Girls. It's definitely not for everyone... in fact, I've seen many bad reviews on it. I thought it was alright. Happy reading!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  6. Nice batch of books. I hope to get the two Jenny Han books soon. Cute nail polish colors ;-) I just got pastel blue put on my toenails.


Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment today!
If you are asking a question and you are a no-reply commenter,
please email me directly at thebumblegirl at rocketmail dot com or leave your email in the comments...
Thank you! and, as always, happy reading :)

Imagination Designs
Images by LabyrinthofDreams