Good Books & Good Wine Update

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren. New Crayons is hosted by Color Online. What Are You Reading Mondays are hosted by One Person’s Journey Through A World of Books. The idea of combining the memes was The Neverending Shelf’s.

Goodreads Swap:
Return to Labyrinth vol. 1 by Jake T. Forbes and Chris Lie

The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong
Just In Case by Meg Rosoff
If I Have A Wicked Stepmother Where’s My Prince by Melissa Kantor
Gunslinger Girl vols. 4-6 by Yu Aida – New Crayon
Hot Gimmick 3 in 1 manga vol. 1 – by Miki Aihara – New Crayon
Azumanga Daioh omnibus by Kiyohiko Azuma – New Crayon
Harry Potter snuggie

The Summer of Skinny Dipping by Amanda Howells
We Hear The Dead by Dianne K. Salerni
Picture The Dead by Adele Griffin
The Pack by LM Preston
The Heart is Not A Size by Beth Kephart – not mentioned in vlog

Numbers by Rachel Ward from Tynga
Hex Hall t-shirt from The Book Muncher

Read last week:
lots of books b/c of the readathon –too lazy to list for right now

Currently reading:
Germinal by Emile Zola
The Queen of Palmyra by Minrose Gwin

Plan to read:
Stitches by David Small
Terrier by Tamora Pierce
…and I’m keeping my schedule open after those two.

What else should I update you on? Oh, so we had to take the dog to the vet Friday night. Normally this would not have been such a huge deal, except the only vet on call was an hour and a half away. We didn’t get back home until 4 a.m. The dog has pneumonia. Right now, he just needs to take his meds and rest, he will be fine. On top of that, the boyfriend was offered an out of state job, but he decided not to take it, however there was much agonizing over the decision, lots of tears and whatnot. So, friends I am drained.

I got a cell phone, finally. It’s an iPhone, I’ve been downloading apps such as a fart noise maker, a voice changer, and a shut up button. I know, I am mature and classy.

I started my new job this week, so far, it’s been amazing, but it’s kept me so busy that I hardly have time to read, not nearly as much as I used to, guess this means I should pre-pack lunch so I can read during my lunch hour. Productivity, I has none.

About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. Nice books! I got a few of your review books as well πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

  2. Sheila (Bookjourney) says

    Great post! Yay for the IPhone sounds like you are having fun πŸ™‚

  3. bermudaonion says

    I got an iPhone at the first of the year and just love it – I hope you love yours too.

  4. Christina T says

    I hope your dog makes a speedy recovery. It sounds like you've had quite a week. I hope this week will be much more peaceful for you.

    The Melissa Kantor book sounds like fun and The Summer of Skinny Dipping and The Heart Is Not a Size both look really interesting.

    I hope you are enjoying your iPhone. Are you going to get the Kindle app? I really like it. The screen isn't that big but it is nice to have so many portable books.

    Have a great week!

  5. Great new things! I really really wanna read "If I Have A Wicked Stepmother Where's My Prince"! And I've always been torn about getting a snuggie lol. Maybe if I ever move out of CA (where it's probably too warm to own a Snuggie) I'll end up getting one!

  6. MissAttitude says

    I hope your dog gets better!

    Ooo the iPhone, sounds fun πŸ™‚

    I gave you an award

    Looking forward to your review of Terrier (I love Tamora Pierce!) as well as The Pack.

    Gunslinger Girls sounds good.

  7. Don't forget about the "that's what she said" app, haha

  8. reederreads says

    WOOHOO! Kelley Armstrong! πŸ™‚

  9. The Summer of Skinny Dipping sounds great! :]

  10. alitareads says

    Sounds like you've had an emotional week! But yay for getting an iPhone! I finally updated my iPod touch so I can download applications. App store is sooo addictive!

  11. The Gunslinger girl manga looks really good! And I think I could probably squeeze an iPhone out of my dad if I can get a tight grip. πŸ˜‰

  12. Lisa and Laura says

    1. Love the snuggie. Hilarious.

    2. You are adorable. Seriously.

    3. SO JEALOUS of all those books. Can't wait to hear what you think of all of them.

  13. LM Preston says

    Wow, do you feel like a kid at Christmas when you get books in the mail? I'm grooming my daughter to be a blogger. She reads all of the great books that other authors give me.

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