Sunday, June 03, 2012

Hauling Sunday LXXXI

Hey everyone!

how are you all doing? The past week has been pretty hectic, both at work and life in general. My sister left yesterday T_T Need to find someone new to hang out... Lucky for me, I'm having some exciting visit near the end of the month! Yay!

So I completely missed the Week-End's Mini this week :( Many reasons for it: blogging blues, being bummed out and my sister's departure. I helped my sister packed on Friday. Basically, after finishing my review of Her Best Worst Mistake, I was planning to go to sleep... but a look in her room and I couldn't help it. We stayed up till 1am and then, continued yesterday till we had to drive her to the airport. And once at the airport, she ran into a snag with the check-in. Apparently, her last connecting flight from Sydney to Brisbane changed carrier, but they don't know which one ^_^; So she'll only find out once she arrives in Sydney, but it took a really long time to sort it out for her to get boarding pass. And then, she also had a mini panic attack because she didn't print out her visa while her friends did. Guess who had to sort that out? Yep, yours truly. Luckily, the airport hotel was just next to us and I was able to use their business center... Only to find out that she really didn't need a hard copy for her visa, since it's electronically linked to her passport number ^_^;

Back to the WEM ^_^; All that to say that once I came home yesterday, I was out of energy and motivation to write it up. I'll catch up next week by writing two mini-reviews :) You can vote for which books you'd like me to read my take on in the poll on the sidebar. You have till Thursday to vote :)


Now, onto my new precious!! This is what I got :)

In the mail:

The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts - It finally arrived! Yay! I've really been looking forward to it because Owen is totally my type of guy LOL. The reviews have all been over the place, so I guess I'll have to form my own opinion :)

Bought print: 

A Night Like This by Julia Quinn - Do I really need to say something? :P

Rescue Me by Rachel Gibson - I wavered back and forth for this one... In the end, I picked it up because there was a promo at the bookstore - Buy 3, get the 4th free - and didn't have any other books on my shopping list ^_^; Although, in the book's favor, the reviews I've read so far have been favorable.

Bedding Lord Ned by Sally Mackenzie - I completely missed this book for BT's new releases post in May. However, it caught my attention when I was looking for the new releases in June... The cover and blurb sound fun and Hils enjoyed it :) Plus I've been meaning to read Ms Mackenzie forever LOL.

Chaos Burning by Lauren Dane - This one was a tough choice. Basically, it was either Chaos Burning or Along Came a Duke by Elizabeth Boyle. Seriously, what's better: a book by an author you have yet to read, but have bought a few books already or a book by an author whose last few releases have disappointed? Tough choice ^_^; I almost picked up Along Came a Duke, because I read the hero was great... but in the end, it was Chaos Burning because I like witches and sorcerers. Seriously, that love has gotta pay off eventually, right? :P


And I think that's it for this week... but I wouldn't be surprised if I forgot something ^_^;


  1. I hope you enjoy The Last Boyfriend by NR, ,and Bedding Lord Ned by MacKenzie. That was a fun, light read... and it hits the spot if you're looking for an amusing read. *g*

    I'm reading A Night Like This at the moment, and so are you, so let's see how that one goes. :)

    I'm glad that Ms. Emilie got off on trip all right. Maybe you can read lots and lots until your surprise arrives at the end of the month. *g*

  2. He! You got Rescue Me... Now you have to read it and let me know. I decided not to get it but maybe you'll change my mind ;-)

  3. I'm so envious you're already reading A Night Like This, I can't wait for mine to arrive...
    Have fun!

  4. Hilcia - Thanks Hils ;) I'm pretty sure I will for The Last Boyfriend. Might not be my favorite, but when is the last time I've really not enjoyed a NR? Hmmm LOL.

    So how did you like the new Quinn? I think I shouldn't have read it before Bedding Lord Ned ^_^;

    LOL, maybe I can :) We'll see.

    Brie - LOL, as you can see... I'll let you know how it goes :)

    S. - When is your copy arriving? It's already been out for two weeks, no?

  5. I've been seeing a lot of Chaos Burning around blogland! I hope you like it! :) Sounds like you had a stressful weekend with the whole sister/airport fiasco! Sorry to hear that you're a little blue b/c your sister left. Hope you start feeling better soon! :)

  6. Great books! I still haven't read the first book of the Inn BoonsBoro series but I keep getting pumped for The Last Boyfriend!


    And yeah, I hear good things of Bedding Lord Ned and of A Night Like This so I hope you like them!

  7. Samantha - I know, me too! I'll let you know. I'm really thinking of just skipping the first book and jump right in this one. We'll see :)

    Well it seems that my feeling a little blue was also due to PMS-ing. Blah. So far, my temper has been getting the upper hand ^_^;

    Alex - I know you really enjoyed The Bride Quartet, so I think you'll like this trilogy.

    Unfortunately, Bedding Lord Ned suffered a bit from my bad temper ^_^; Oups.

  8. I like Laurent Dane but need to catch up on her other series. I'll wait & see what you think. :)

  9. Awesome haul, as usual. I really have fun book shopping vicariously through you! ^_^

    I've been hearing great things about the Lauren Dane book. Hope you find it great, too!

    What a good sister you are to help her out with everything for her trip. So sweet to see. I hope my girls are like that someday.

  10. Christine - LOL :) What can I say... I just enjoy buying books and I can :)

    We'll see about the Lauren Dane book. I've decided to pick it up now :)

    LOL, well you know how my sister and I are. Plus, it's a big trip. One part of me really wished I was the one to go LOL. But a month ^_^; Plus, we're going to Europe later this summer... so I just couldn't swing it LOL.

    Now that Maria as her driving license, they might become closer :) That's what happened to me and my sis :P

  11. Leslie - Nod nod. She does have a lot of series out!