Saturday, April 29, 2017

April 2017 Book Haul, Wrap-Up and May TBR!


Hello, Bookish Friends!!!

I'm very excited to get back into book-blogging, and what better way to start off than with a huge book haul :) 
These are all the books I've accumulated through April...
as you can see, I did splurge quite a bit on myself, lol! It's what I do to try to relieve myself from stress/anxiety - I go on Amazon and Book Outlet and fill my cart up to hundreds of dollars and then slowly delete the most expensive books until I get to under $20 and then I "treat myself", lol! Please tell me I'm not alone in this!





My April Book Haul

*What I received to review...
- ONE GOOD THING ABOUT AMERICA by Ruth Freeman (MG/HB) from Holiday House Publishing.
- A SHORT HISTORY OF THE GIRL NEXT DOOR by Jared Reck (YA/ARC) from Random House Teens.
- THE HISTORY OF BEES by Maja Lunde (Adult Lit/ARC) from Touchstone Books. 
- INTERNET FAMOUS by Danika Stone (YA/eARC) from Swoon Reads/Macmillan.

From First Second (graphic novels):
- SPILL ZONE by Scott Westerfeld (YA/HB)
- THE NAMELESS CITY by Faith Erin Hicks (MG/PB)
- THE STONE HEART (Nameless City #2) by Faith Erin Hicks (MG/PB)
- THE AMAZING CRAFTY CAT by Charise Mericle Harper (MG/PB)
- DECELERATE BLUE by Adam Rapp (YA/PB)

*Books I received as gifts or from giveaways...
- THE ADVENTURES OF RAGGEDY ANN AND ANDY by Johnny Gruelle (Wordsworth Classic PB)
- STARTUP by Doree Shafrir (Adult Lit/HB) from Book of the Month Club

*Books I received through #booksfortrade on twitter...
- SINNER (Wolves of Mercy Falls #4) by Maggie Stiefvater (UK ARC)
- EVERLAND by Wendy Spinale (YA/ARC)
- OF FIRE AND STARS by Audrey Coulthurst (YA/HB)
- UPROOTED by Naomi Novak (YA/HB) 

*Books I purchased this month... 
- STRANGE THE DREAMER by Laini Taylor (YA/HB)
- SIX OF CROWS by Leigh Bardugo (YA/HB)
- SPINDLE FIRE by Lexa Hillyer (YA/HB)
- LAS CARRERAS DE SCORPIO (The Scorpio Races) by Maggie Stiefvater (Spanish HB)
- CINDERELLA, or THE LITTLE GLASS SLIPPER by Camille Rose Garcia (HB)
- EVERY HEART A DOORWAY (Wayward Children #1) by Seanan McGuire (YA/HB)
- KISSES AND CURSES by Fierce Reads (YA/PB)
- THE MERMAID'S DAUGHTER by Ann Claycomb (Adult Lit/PB)
- THE GIRL OF INK AND STARS by Kiran Millwood Hargrave (YA/UK PB)
- PETER PAN AND PETER PAN IN KENSINGTON GARDENS by J.M. Barrie (Wordsworth Classic PB)
- THE LITTLE PRINCE by Antoine De Saint Exupery (Macmillan Collector's Library HB)
- WE'RE ALL WONDERS by R.J. Palacio (Children's Picture Book/HB) 


My current collection of THE SCORPIO RACES by Maggie Stiefvater :)


What I read in April

- WE COME APART by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan (YA/ARC)
- OUTSIDE SHOT by Fred Bowen (MG/HB) 
- ZEBRA ON THE GO by Jill Nogales (C/HB) 
- PRINCE RIBBIT by Jonathan Emmett (C/HB)
- WE'RE ALL WONDERS by R.J. Palacio (C/HB)
- SPILL ZONE by Scott Westerfeld (YA/Graphic Novel)
- THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF CRAFTY CAT by Charise Mericle Harper (MG/Graphic Novel) 
- THE NAMELESS CITY by Faith Erin Hicks (MG/Graphic Novel)
- VAMPIRINA AT THE BEACH by LeUyen Pham (C/HB)
- THE STONE HEART (The Nameless City #2) by Faith Erin Hicks (MG/Graphic Novel) 
- THE NAMES THEY GAVE US by Emery Lord (YA/ARC) 
- DECELERATE BLUE by Adam Rapp (YA/Graphic Novel) 
- WINDFALL by Jennifer E. Smith (YA/ARC)



What I plan on reading in May

First, I hope to finish reading: 
- CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber (YA/HB) - I keep procrastinating finishing this; I'm so scared to see how it finishes and not like it :(

- KISSES AND CURSES by Fierce Reads (YA/PB) - I've only been able to read the first short story. I may just try to read at least one short story every weekend.

- THIS SAVAGE SONG (Monsters of Verity #1) by Victoria Schwab (YA/HB) - Only a few chapters in... and I am very intrigued!

And then, I hope I have enough time to possibly read a few of these: 
- A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) by Sarah J. Maas (YA/HB) (- SWOON!!!)
- STRANGE THE DREAMER by Laini Taylor (YA/HB)
- EVERY HEART A DOORWAY (Wayward Children #1) by Seanan McGuire (YA/HB) 
- STARTUP by Doree Shafrir (A/HB BOTM)
- ONE GOOD THING ABOUT AMERICA by Ruth Freeman (MG/HB)
... and probably a few more picture books and graphic novels!



Thank you sooo much for stopping by!
Please let me know in the comments what you're reading... and leave your blog or book haul links too!

And FYI, I have scheduled reviews for almost everyday in May!!!
Please remember to stop back and take a peek at my thoughts on all kinds of books that I have read this year - lots of YA, picture books, graphic novels and a book or two on adult lit as well!!!

Happy reading!!!


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xoxoxo

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

New Bumbles and Fairy-Tales Update!

Hello everyone!

It seems that I fell of the blog-o-sphere again, lol!
Truth is, between not having a computer/laptop since last November and trying to get in control of my anxiety issues - I just haven't been able to post any of my reviews, hauls, etc. It's not easy trying to do everything from an iPhone and small kindle... quite stressful and eye-straining. But, I'm happy to say that I finally have a home computer again - one that I LOVE! And I am really looking forward to FINALLY catching up! I can literally post a review every day for the next 3 months straight - that's how many books and notes I have written down, lol! I won't be able to post everyday, but I'm definitely going to try my best to share as often as I can - I really do miss blogging, so much!!!


I'm very thankful for everyone on Instagram! That's my favorite app and where I have been trying to keep up with the bookish world the most! (If we dont' already follow each other on Instagram, what are you waiting for??? I'm @thebumblegirl ;)

Other than Instagram, I have been reading, planning and writing! I never thought I would write more than poetry or short stories for myself, but I am attempting to outline 2 books right now... and I am in heaven! I'll probably share more when I have more of a solid idea as to where I'm going with my stories, etc. 

I hope you all are doing well! I miss you all so much!
I'm really looking forward to catching up with all of you really soon!!!
xoxo

 
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