We got new books (and playing tourist on Maui)! (7)

Hello everyone! We hope you all had a wonderful Fourth of July. Please forgive our two consecutive "we got new books" posts. I went home to Maui on Sunday (July 1st) and Leslie and I decided that we'll take a week-long blogging hiatus and just enjoy spending time with our family. 

And now it's Sunday again... It's another great week of books for us:
Insignia by S.J. Kincaid (review)
Don't Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon (review)

Seventeen Ultimate Guide to Beauty: The Best Hair, Skin, Nails & Makeup For You by Ann Shoket and the Editors of Seventeen (review)
On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves (review)
[[I already read On the Island and I really enjoyed it! It's the PERFECT summer read.]]

Leslie and I were chosen as "Ambuzzadors" at RandomBuzzers.com for the summer and we were sent Jersey Angel by Beth Ann Bauman as well other goodies to spread the word about Random Buzzers. Visit their FAQs page for more info.

**If you are not a member of Random Buzzers yet and you're planning to join, let us know and we can email you a code that you can use when you sign up to get a free book!**

We played tourist the other day and drove up to Haleakala National Park and then to Hana. For fun, here are a few pictures we took that day.
We drove up to Haleakala at four in the morning to catch the 5:43 AM sunrise.
Here's a view from our drive down Haleakala. You can see the town of Pukalani and further on, pass the sugarcane fields, is Kahului town. The West Maui Mountains are hidden by the clouds.
One of the beautiful views on the way to Hana.
Leslie and me at the black sand beach (Wai‘anapanapa State Park in Hana).
Did YOU get any new books? Let us know! We'd love to see your new bookshelf additions.


  1. I LOVED On The Island!!! Don't Turn Around sounds awesome. Gorgeous pictures. I love going to the beach. Thanks for stopping by My Stack!

  2. I am so encrediblly jealous that you have Don't Turn Around! I've been wanting to read it so bad, for so long... You lucky bugger! xD

    Thanks for dropping by my Stack!
    Renae @ Rolling with the Moments

    PS. Don't forget to check out my Giveaway of PLEDGED!

  3. These look really awesome, so I hope you'll enjoy them! Happy reading. :)

    Fictional Distraction

  4. Looks like an awesome trip! That's so cool that you enjoyed On The Island! I'm looking forward to reading that one! <3
    -heather//My Stack

  5. Congrats on getting those Jersey Angel books! I tried to read them but I didn't really enjoy the books so I hope you have better luck than me! :)

    Check out my Stacking the Shelves!

  6. Very cool book haul this week. And congrats on being Ambuzzadors! :)

  7. Don't Turn Around looks cool. Happy reading!

  8. I bought On the Island several weeks ago after a friend put it on her 2012 best books list in the early months of the year! Haven't read it yet but I hope to before the seasons change. Enjoy your new books. Love your tourist pics too.

  9. Oh, wow! those are all new to me, but they do look great! thanks for stopping by!

  10. Oh what a gorgeous place to be, thanks for sharing your pictures. Hope you enjoy your books. Happy Reading!

    Thanks for stopping by.

  11. Don't Turn Around sounds so so good! I was lucky enough to pick up a copy at ALA and I can't wait to go to it! Great books this week :) Check out my shelves:

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

  12. That's a beautiful sunrise, have fun playing tourist.
    Happy reading!
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  13. What gorgeous photos!! Especially the sunrise. Don't Turn Around looks creepy! Enjoy!

  14. What a great haul this week! I am absolutely dying for Insignia! You are so lucky :D Beautiful pictures :) I hope you enjoy all the books you got this week! Happy reading :)

    Chapter by Chapter

  15. Great set! So cool that you got Jersey Angel. Could you email me with that code for Random Buzz? I can't remember whether I have an account or not :-)
    alisoncanread at gmail dot com
    My Bookish Recap

  16. Cool, I've heard great stuff about Insignia! I can't wait to read it! Enjoy your books! :D

  17. I've seen Insignia around. I'll have to check it out. Beautiful pictures! Thanks for stopping by!

    Kathryn @ Clean Teen Fiction

  18. so many awesome books, so many awesome pics. thanks for sharing.


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