Bea's Book Nook

BEA'S BOOK NOOK "I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once." C. S. Lewis “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ― Oscar Wilde A cozy space for talking about books.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Meet Allan Rappaport from SEAL Wolf Hunting by Terry Spear w/an Excerpt & a Giveaway

I have another excerpt for you today, this time from a PNR novel. This was my first Terry Spear novel and I'm happy to say I liked it. So, make yourself comy, ignore the cats or pat the cats, whichever you prefer, and enjoy the excerpt! There's a giveaway at the end too. :)

Waiting on Wednesday - Dead Living by Krista D. Ball

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine where bloggers have the chance to spotlight upcoming releases they're anticipating.

I love the Spirit Caller series and there are only two books left. I'm both dreading and anticipating the next book, "Dead Living" by Krista D. Ball, due out late this year.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY: Sarina, Sweetheart by Megan Carney

Welcome! Come in, sit down, get cozy. Move the cats out of your way and prop your feet up. Today I have an excerpt from an NA sci fi novel, "Sarina, Sweetheart" by Megan Carney. At the end of the excerpt there's a tourwide giveaway so sit back and enjoy!

Megan Carney is an author, geek and amateur photographer living in the Twin Cities. She has ten years of experience in the field of computer security. Her previous short story publications include: ‘Flighty Youth’ in the Raritan, ‘Modern Mayhem’ in the Wayfarer, ‘Swing By Close’ in the Wayfarer, ‘Directions’ in the Bell Tower. ‘Swing By Close’ and ‘Directions’ both won first prize in the fiction sections of that issue. The Christian Science Monitor dubbed her self-published photography book, ‘Signs of My Cities’ as having “youthful zest.”

Her non-literary creations include: a robot to clean the bathroom tub, Zim and Gir costumes, No-Dig tomato stakes, StickFriend the bear bag hanger, and a burning coal costume so she could be Katniss for a night.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

New Editions of The Martian by Andy Weir & Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Now Available at Subterranean Press!

Subterranean Press announced two exciting new projects: They're doing adaptations of two extremely popular speculative fiction books, The Martian by Andy Weir and Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. They're available in signed, limited editions and you can pre-order now.

Sunday Book Share #147

 I'm participating in The Sunday Post, hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer; Showcase Sunday hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea; Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga's Reviews; and Bought Borrowed and Bagged, hosted by TalkSupe. All of these memes are about sharing the print and digital books received and/or posts and events on the blog.

Another quiet week on the blog. I have some tours coming up but otherwise the blog will continue to be quiet. I'm trying to find a new rhythm as well as catch up on reviews but I'm not going anywhere, just tweaking and shifting things around.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Read Proud Listen Proud: Connecting with LGBTQ Teens through Literature

I got a press release about this the other day and decided it was worth sharing (I delete about 98% of the press releases that I get). On a related note, one day after receiving the email, on June 26th, the US Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states of the US. :)

Friday, June 26, 2015

The Friday 56: Book Clubbed by Lorna Barrett

This is a fun meme to do hosted by Freda's Voice. If you'd like to join in, 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 cozy mystery that I borrowed from my library, "Book Clubbed", by Lorna Barrett. The quote is from page 57  in the hardcover  (56 was a blank page between chapters).

She tried to put those thoughts out of her mind as she went through her usual morning routine and concentrated on the tasks that needed to be accomplished during the day.