Saturday, July 26, 2014

Bea Reviews 10 Little Fish by Harriet Ziefert, Illustated by Elliot Kreloff

Publisher: Blue Apple Books
Series: ¡Hola, English!
Format Read: egalley
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: Ocotber 14, 2014
Buying Links: Amazon* | Book Depository* | Barnes & Noble
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Blurb from goodreads:
Teachers and parents of ESL students will cheer when they discover the ¡Hola, English! series, as will those seeking to expose English-speaking kids to Spanish. Ten Little Fish combines numbers with simple adjectives ("fish above, fish below; seven fish, fast and slow") and simple verbs ("swim and dive fish, here are five fish").

Friday, July 25, 2014

Bea Reviews Safe & Sound by T.S. Krupa

Publisher: Advantage Media Group 
Format Read: ebook
Source: the author in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: January 1, 2014
Buying Links: Amazon* | Book Depository* | Barnes & Noble
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Blurb from goodreads:

When Jill met Jay Greenfield she knew she had found her forever love. She was a kindergarten teacher, he was a high-powered attorney and their lives were perfect. But when a tragic accident takes Jay’s life, this young bride is left to pick up the pieces.

Jill finds herself a young widow facing multiple decisions she thought she had a lifetime to decide. With support from her childhood best friends, Lanie and Stella, Jill attempts to piece her life back together. With nightmares plaguing her dreams and the struggles of constant grief over Jay’s passing, Stella and Lanie keep near constant vigilance over her.

In the process of settling the estate, Jill learns that her husband was not quite the man she thought he was. She finds herself transported to the small beach town of Oak Island, North Carolina. But the fairy tale ending she envisioned no longer exists. She must face the reality that Jay is gone as she finds herself having a chance at love one more time.

Safe and Sound follows a yearlong journey of love, loss, friendship, and conquering the unexpected.

The Friday 56 #34 Bob, Son of Battle by Sir Alfred Ollivant

This is a fun meme to do hosted by Freda's Voice. If you'd like to join in the fun go to The Friday 56.

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Link it here.

I'm reading a children's book about a Scottish sheep dog,  "Alfred Ollivant's Bob, Son of Battle: The Last Gray Dog of Kenmuir" by Lydia Davis. It's marketed as a children's book but really it's more YA on up. It's similar to Lassie Come-Home by Eric Knight. The quote is from 56%  in the ebook. A dog has been killing sheep and there's much speculation, and tension, about which local dog it is.

"Where's yer gray dog?" This time the challenge was unmistakable.
"I sent him after the killer. Where's your red wull (also a dog ~ Bea)?"
"At home, as I told ye before."
"You mean you left him there?"
McAdam's fingers twitched.
"He's where I left him."

Meet & Greet Social Blogger Giveaway Hop

    Welcome! Get a drink, put your feet up, move the cat if need be (watch out, he's shedding), and get ready to learn a little more about myself and the Nook. Come Meet & Greet your favorite bloggers and find a few new ones to love too! Enter the Grand Prize Giveaway then hop around and visit all of the Social Bloggers and learn some fun facts about them! There will be individual giveaways at some of the blog so don't forget to stop by and say hi! 

    There's a good variety of blogs participating so take notes, cuz there's a quiz at the end.

    Kidding, just kidding! No quiz. Although it was a tempting thought. :D

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

    Cat Thursday - Cat in the Box

     Welcome to the weekly meme hosted by The True Book Addict that celebrates cats; their foibles and humorousness and the joy they bring. You can join in by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you made or came across, cat art or share with us pics of your own felines, then post your link up at The True Book Addict.

    Yes, another cat in boxes post. :D Cats just find boxes so darn irresistible. Goof decided recently that the box I use to hold my recycling would be a good spot to hang out. I had just emptied it and he wasted no time jumping in. You can see that he's not impressed with my taking his picture. Again. :D


    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Jessica Scott's Top 5 Reasons to Love a Military Man with A Giveaway & An Excerpt

    One of my favorite authors, Jessica Scott, is back today celebrating the print release of her fantastic romance, "Back to You". She tells us the advantages in loving a military man, and then there's an excerpt and a giveaway. So get your favorite drink, make yourself comfy, and enjoy!

    USA Today bestselling author Jessica Scott is a career army officer, wife, and mother of two daughters. She's written for the New York Times At War Blog, PBS Point of View: Regarding War Blog, and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. She deployed to Iraq in 2009 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn and has served as a company commander at Fort Hood, Texas. She's pursuing a PhD in Sociology in her spare time and most recently, she's been featured as one of Esquire Magazine's Americans of the Year for 2012.

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    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Why Writing Is Right - A Guest Post by Stephen Martino

    Medical thrillers are all the rage again and I have a weakness for them. Today's guest is from Stephen Martino, celebrating the release of his thriller "The New Reality", which mixes medicine with current events.

    Stephen holds an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and is a neurologist in New Jersey. When he is not working, he can be found with his five children doing homework or cheering them on at a soccer field, basketball court, or dance recital. Martino is a member of the Knights of Columbus, a Cub Scout den leader and is an active public speaker, helping to educate the local community and healthcare professionals on the signs, symptoms and treatment of stroke. THE NEW REALITY is his first novel.

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