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

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sunday Book Share #31





I'm participating in Feed My Reader Friday hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A WriterThe Sunday Post, hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer, and Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga's Reviews. These  memes allow book bloggers the chance to share print and digital books they've received, and different posts and events at their blogs.

Spring! Spring is here. My mood always picks up when spring rolls around. The downside to spring is that I feel guilty about staying inside to read whereas in the wintertime, staying inside to read is wonderful. Oh well, nothing's perfect. :D I had the windows open this week and the cat loved it. He was pressed as close as he could be to the screen and his head and ears were swiveling, taking in all the information they could. I also got to see my brother last week when he was up for the funeral. Despite the circumstances it was good to see him again and spend time with him.

The Week In Review







Odd Search Phrases That Led to the Blog: There were a bunch this week. One that's not weird but made me smile was how many times this one was used - "how to catch a cat" followed by "trap a cat". Apparently my Cat Thursday meme post about catching a cat was popular. :D  Some of the odd phrases- "and seclusion" still popular and I'm still clueless; "aurora_valente@hotmail.com" who?, "krystal ball in boots" Why any of these lead to my blog I do not know. :D

BOOKS

Bought - Kindle


This was on sale at Amazon for 99 cents and is a Smart Bitches recommendation. I'm leary because apparently the heroine has asthma and that's a large part of the story. I've yet to read a book or watch a movie that accurately portrays asthma. A co-worker of mine read the book and said Shalvis did okay but it could have been better. I liked the blurb and it was cheap so I'll give it a shot. If she gets it wrong, I won't be reading her again (I've never read her before).

Review - Kindle


*Happy Dance* So many awesome authors in one anthology!!

Kindle Freebies


How was your week? Don't forget to leave a link to your sharing post so I can visit.

34 comments:

  1. That Carnie Punk has a pretty awesome looking cover yet I've never heard of it. I'm going to look at it though because based solely on the cover, I'd probably read it!

    My STS post

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    1. I actually am not fond of the cover. If it weren't for the authors involved, I'd have probably skipped right past it. Ah well, different strokes for different folks. If you read it, I hope you enjoy it.

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  2. Nice haul indeed. The freebies are always easy to find if you use pixelofink.com and also go to amazon you can find plenty of deals.

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    1. I rarely have trouble finding freebies but there wasn't much that appealed this week, and I'm trying to cut back.

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  3. Ooh, Storybound and Ring Around the Rosie both look interesting. I'll have to check them out!

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    1. Let me know what you think of them. :)

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  4. Glad you got to see your brother, even is thought it wasn't under happy circumstances. Enjoy your new books. Happy reading.

    Thanks for stopping by
    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

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  5. Great Book Haul. Been awhile since I read Jill Shalves. New Follower GFC

    Happy Reading
    My Book Haul

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    1. Welcome! Happy reading to you also

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  6. I downloaded Storybound as well! I was so excited to see that it was free. I've been meaning to pick it up for a while.

    Alison at The Cheap Reader

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    1. It's exciting when a book we want goes on sale or becomes free. :D I hadn't heard of it but the cover and blurb drew me in.

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  7. Your "Cat Thursday" pic was a hoot! Have a great week. :)

    Book of Secrets: Sunday Post

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  8. You were were modest on kindle freebies this week, Bea! *wink* And I love the name of the last book you've listed - Armed and Fabulous. So catchy!
    I'm glad the weather has improved and you're enjoying the sun.
    Have fun with your reads and have a great week! *hugs*

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    1. I was good, wasn't I? :D

      The title caught my eye too, I had to check it out.

      You have a great week too. :)

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  9. I picked up a ton of freebies for my kindle this week as well.


    Heather ~ My Sunday Post

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    1. Freebies are wonderful. I'll have to go see what you got.

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  10. Yay for Spring...my Piper is doing the same with the windows...it's still too chilly to leave them open while at work but he can't wait for us to come home and open one or two up for him! Have a great week and Thanks for stopping by my Added to the Bookshelf post!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

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    1. I haven't left my windows open while at work yet. It hasn't been warm enough yet and I have to be careful of the pollen but it's nice to have them open for a few hours while I'm home.

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  11. I had to slow down with the free book downloading, but I still get a lot if they're ally good looking! This week I found so,e good ones...I just need to start reading them! I read my netgalley finds first usually, then books for review, library and book store finds...so usually the free ebooks get pushed to the bottom! Lol.

    http://diamondlovestoread.blogspot.com/2013/04/feed-my-reader-friday-4.html

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    1. I used to download a ton of freebies every week but I'm trying to slow down. Like you, my freebies get pushed to the bottom and I've only read a few.

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  12. I haven't heard of Carniepunk, but it sounds like a great group of authors! Hope Head Over Heels lives up to your expectations. Have a great week :D

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    1. I expect Carniepunk to be all kinds of awesome. :D As for Head Over Heels, I would like if it were better than my expectations actually, but we'll see.

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  13. Carniepunk sounds awesome! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it.

    You do all your memes in one post and add your links back to things like Stacking the Shelves, even though it's after the date the host posted the link up? How does work out for you? I thought about doing that, but figured it would be a waste of time.

    New Twitter and Bloglovin follower :)

    Toni @ My Book Addiction

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    1. Hi Toni, yes I do. Once my post is live, I go and add it to all the memes I participate in. Other bloggers do to so it's not a problem. Actually, all of the memes leave their sign up links open for 7 days so you have time to add yours. It works well for me. I get visitors from different memes and I visit an assortment of blogs.

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  14. I am excited for Carniepunk. I think it will be awesome. Thanks so much for the heads up on Storybound. I got my free copy. It looks like a fun little read. Have a wonderful week, Bea.

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    1. Hee, that's 2 people who got Storybound thanks to this post. :)

      Happy reading!

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  15. You got Carniepunk for review!?! Wow. I ordered my copy and excitedly waiting for it to come. :) Have a great week.

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    1. I did, I did! I am a lucky girl lately with teh books I'm getting for review. :)

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  16. I've got Carniepunk on my watch out for list! So many authors there that I'm curious about but have never read anything from. :)

    Patricia // My Week

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    1. Oh, there are some excellent authors in there. I hope you'll like it.

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