Three Months

3 Months

brittanymariereads is three months old!

The past three months have been such a learning experience. At times it has been a struggle trying to balance everything that comes with blogging.  I want to be able to give you guys new content as often as possible but not at the sake of reading. Reading is what I love and why I blog, so I am working on better managing my time. So bear with me until I get a better handle on things. As always I appreciate you guys and all of your support!

Thank You

Below are the blog stats for the third month of brittanymariereads.

In parenthesis are the total stats for brittanymariereads.

  • 6 books reviewed (31 total)
  • 14 posts (73 total)
  • 140 comments (389 total)
  • 111 Followers (477 total)
  • 479 likes (1418 total)
  • 511 visitors (1443 total)
  • 1,192 views (3,412 total)

Two Months

2 Months

brittanymariereads is two months old!

I have now been blogging for two months! Every day is more amazing than the last. The blogging community is by far the most welcoming group of people that I have come across. Never before have I been surrounded by so many like minded people. I feel so lucky to have met so many people who share my love of reading! You all inspire me with your passion for what you do. You push me to want to continue doing what I love and love what I am doing.

Thank You

Below are the blog stats for the second month of brittanymariereads.

In parenthesis are the total stats for brittanymariereads. 

  • 7 books reviewed (25 total)
  • 29 posts (59 total)
  • 159 comments (249 total)
  • 173 followers (366 total)
  • 534 likes (939 total)
  • 520 visitors (932 total)
  • 1,301 views (2220 total)

Life was crazy this month and I didn’t make reading and the blog as much of a priority as I would have liked to. But life happens and that’s okay. I will continue doing what I love and bringing you guys new posts as often as I can. As always, let me know if you have any suggestions for brittanymariereads. Feel free to comment or contact me directly at brittanymariereads@gmail.com!

Book Haul June 2015 [2]

6481-2So many books, so little time. 

June was filled with so many books that I wanted to do another book haul post to show you guys what I have added to my bookshelves. If you want to see the first part of my June book haul you can do so here.

If you have been following along with my blog you know that I can’t resist a great deal on books. I check my Amazon wishlist everyday to see if any of the bazillion (rough estimate) of books that I have on it have gone on sale. I am also always entering giveaways on Goodreads, Twitter and blogs. The majority of the books in this book haul were won on giveaways and the rest I bought when they went on sale on Amazon. I paid a total of $6.30 for all of the books in this book haul.


Twitter Giveaways

Goodreads Giveaways

Amazon Kindle Purchases


Here is another look at the books in this month’s book haul.

Lucky Jim A Prince of Swindlers Our Man in Havana The Bird's Nest Talker 25 Jason and the Argonauts Arabian Sands The Adventures of Tom Sawyer A Tramp Abroad The Light of Truth Swiss Family Robinson Incarnations The Earth Dwellers Snow Like Ashes The Color Purple

Did you get any new books recently? Any awesome bargains? Let us know in the comments!

Back from Baltimore!

0622151723b-2After twelve hours of traveling yesterday, I am finally home! I had an amazing time on my trip but it was so nice to wake up in my own bed this morning. I can not for the life of me remember where the cord to my camera is, so I am only uploading a few pictures that I got on my phone.

This first picture is of my beautiful cousin and I sitting on the wharf. She happens to be five and a half months pregnant, so there was a lot of sitting on this trip!

I had a blast exploring Baltimore and Washington, D.C. but I missed you guys! I wanted to have a post scheduled for every day that I was gone, but time got away from me and it just wasn’t possible. I managed to get up a review for Every Day by David Levithan and a post for The Book of Speculation’s book birthday. (If you want to read it you still have time to enter the giveaway!) I managed to get a little bit of reading done on my flights. I finished Another Day and I will try to get the review put up today.0621152051a

Just a little more about the trip…We stayed at The Admiral Fell Inn. It was a fun little hotel right near the water. It was surrounded by shops and bars. There was so much stuff to do and not enough time.

This is a picture of the promenade right across from the hotel. It was the perfect place to sit and eat ice cream. (Which we ate every day we were there. It was necessary with the heat!)

5876On Tuesday, after we left our last class of the work conference, we were able to visit the Washington Redskins stadium. I am a HUGE Redskins fan so this was super exciting. Apparently you have to schedule a tour online to be able to see the inside of the stadium, which we did not do. We managed to convince the security guard to let us see it for just a minute! My cousin is also a huge fan and he just graduated from high school so it was really amazing of the security guard to let him see the field.

This picture is of my cousin and me. You can definitely tell how happy we were.0623151034z[1]

After we left the stadium we made our way to Washington D.C. Most of my co-workers had never been, so everyone was really excited. We managed to see the Washington Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II Memorial and the White House. It was really awesome to be able to see everything but it was HOT. It was a lot of walking and a million degrees. It was exhausting! Luckily, I have the next few days off.

While I was away the blog still had a lot of activity. I have never been tagged in a book tag and while I was gone I was tagged in three! I was also nominated for the Beautiful Blogger Award and the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. I don’t want to overload you with a ton of posts right away, so give me a week or so to get a post up for all of them. I also have a few book reviews coming, as well as another book haul, a June wrap-up and mid-year update. A lot of fun posts coming your way, so keep your eyes open!