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April 23, 2016

Bought, Borrowed & Bagged [198]: Hello! Is It Me You're Looking For?


BB&B (Bought, Borrowed and Bagged) is a weekly meme, inspired my The Story Siren and Pop Culture Junkie, where we share with you the books that we have bought, borrowed or bagged (won or gifted) plus a recap of the previous week's reviews, upcoming reviews, on going events and book movie or television news. 

BB&B is an homage Barron's Books & Baubles from Karen Marie Moning's smash hit series, Fever. 





Bought, Borrowed, & Bagged







How is everyone?

I took a short break and dropped off the sphere for a week. Totally unplanned, very spontaneous, definitely needed.

Life isn't done kicking me in the ass, HARD. The saying "God won't give you anything you can't handle,"... well I think God thinks I'm a fucking superhero because I'm beat-up like a mofo and He's still expecting me to get up #Jesustakethemothafrackinwheel!

Then we had back to back deaths in the family. My aunt and uncle (not married) died on the same day, hours apart. Our families are close, and though I haven't seen them in eight years but we've kept in touch. I had so many great memories of them, they touched my family's life in so many ways, witnessed a lot of milestones, held our hands through rough storms.

It just snowballed and I had to recoup and be silent for a while to stay sane. They say sharing is a form of catharsis and I'm hoping these little confessional spurts helps.

So that's my week, I hope yours is way better, and if it's not, I'll pour a shot for ya.





Bought, Borrowed & Bagged is a laid-back meme, please use your LABEL OR TAG LINKS and not your post links that way you don't have to update your linky every week. 




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40 comments:

  1. I'm sorry you had a shitty week B! At least you got some semi decent books? O_o

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    1. More like a shitty year! Sigh, thank god for books! books! More books!

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  2. I'm sorry to hear about your aunt and uncle! It's been a bit of a hit and miss week for me, but mostly good so I can't complain. I hope being away helped a bit and feel free to take all the time you need. We aren't going anywhere. :)

    -Lauren
    www.letsgetbeyondtolerance.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Lauren. I'm still playing it by ear

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  3. I hope next week will be better

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  4. I'm sorry about your aunt and uncle, lovely, and I'll be keeping you in my thoughts. I hope you're strong and growing stronger - it's a process and you should be prepared to take a minute or two... But time does run on, and sometimes that's a blessing. Sending many hugs and much love <3

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    1. Thanks, Ramona, I'm so anxious for my wheel of life to turn. I'm exhausted!

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  5. I'm so sorry about your aunt and uncle, Braine *hugs*! And I really hope life will stop kicking you when you're already down!
    Here's to things turning around and getting not only better, but really good!
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. Thank you, Lexxie. I need a much stronger armor, I don't think it's done yet. Waaahhh!!!

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  6. Aww! I'm so sorry to hear of your loss! Losing them both on the same day, that's rough. Hopefully things will pick up for you soon!

    Nice new reads! They are totally new to me! Hope you enjoy them all!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Thank you, I'm hoping and praying for the same thing too

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  7. Sorry to hear that about your aunt and uncle

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  8. Sorry to hear about your aunt and uncle. Sometimes we need to take a break. You got some wonderful books this week. I hope you enjoy it.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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    1. I saw you took a short break too, SW, I hope your hiatus did you some good as well :)

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  9. Yeah, I've heard that about God not giving people more than they can handle, too, and it's usually when Real Life looks like an F-5 tornado went through. Tough to lose two people you love on the same day. Glad you get get some time to unplug and wrap your head around it. Wishing you well. Lost a high school friend to a motorcycle accident this week so line me up one of those shots.

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    1. *pours you a big one*

      That's the only thing that keeps me going. SomeONE thinks I'm badass enough to handle these shits and come out of it better. I just hope the Universe isn't wrong about me.

      RIP friend

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  10. So sorry to hear about your aunt and uncle. Sending you much love and hoping life starts looking up for you soon. Always here for you, my friend! ♥

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    1. Thank you and thank god GoT is back tonight!

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  11. YES, it IS you I am looking for. :-) Sorry about the bad times. :-( I'll tip one and be thinking of you.

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  12. Oh shit. I'm sorry for your loss. That's horrible. You take all the time off you need. We will still be here when you get back. :virtual hugs:

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  13. OMG, B. I'm so sorry. That is horrible. :( I hope life will give you a break soon.

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  14. Wow, so sorry to hear about your Aunt and Uncle. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  15. I'm so sorry to hear that. This has been a shitty year so far when it comes to deaths.

    {{hugs}}

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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    1. Yes, I've been hyper aware of it all. Signs of aging?

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  16. What a week, Braine! So sorry to hear about your family. I think regardless of how prepared or not prepared we are for things like that it's hard and we all need time to grieve. Glad you could take time off. I hope things go better!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

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  17. Oh man, sounds like you need more than just a break from the blog. Sorry about your aunt and uncle. It's tough even when you haven't seen someone in awhile.

    Btw, I thought you had that bottom book on a grill at first. lol

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  18. So sorry to hear of your loss. My dad passed away 5 months ago and I still want to tell him things all the time. Take care.

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  19. I'm sorry about your losses, sweetie. God, when I'm going through shitty things, I pray that others are doing better. I guess everyone has to weather these storms life throws at us. Thank God for books, because I'd have succumbed to the tides a long time ago. Take care of yourself.

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  20. So so sorry for your losses. It's never easy and their really is no words to help. I hope your break gave you the much need time to get yourself back on track.

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  21. Hey, personal life comes first! So sorry for all your losses and heartache. I'll gladly do shots with you. ;) Hope this week goes a little easier for you. *hugs**

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  22. I'm sorry life is handing you so many lemons right now, Braine. But it is nice that you figured out a way to use those lemons with alcohol! LOL Seriously though, I'm sorry to hear about your aunt and uncle. That's rough. Good for you taking a break - taking time for you. YOU and your family come first!! I hope this week is going a little more smoothly! *mwah*

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  23. I'm really late getting to some of the comments. I'm sorry to hear about your aunt and uncle. I'm glad you were able to take a break and handle yourself. I hope things are going better now. {{hugs}}

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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  24. Sorry for your loss Braine... I can understand it can be hard when you're not 100% yourself. You did pick up some nice pretties though. Enjoy!

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