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, May 19, 2013

Sunday Book Share #37


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, Showcase Sunday hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea,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. 

Children's Book Week is still going on through tomorrow and then it's back to my regularly scheduled programming. Don't forget to enter my giveaway for Children's Book Week. There are six books to choose from and it's open internationally. Last week I not only reviewed every day but I guest posted at a couple of blogs. I was at Nocturnal Book Reviews discussing my favorite books so far this year and then I was at author Calle J. Brookes' blog discussing how to handle food allergies in the classroom.

Life at school was hectic last week as one child had a really rough week that affected the entire classroom and had the entire teaching team reaching for wine bottles at the end of the day every day. I really hope he has a better week this week; there may not be enough chocolate or wine to get me through the day otherwise.

The Week In Review

Reviews: 
Zoophabets ABC Book: Animal Alphabet A-Z by Rob Mabry & Michael Golez (birth to 2)

Memes:  Quote-Tastic #2  Cat Thursday - I Love You Mom  Sunday Book Share #36

News & info: Hopping around the blogosphere!

Giveaways:
Win 1 of 6 kids books, open internationally, ends May 19th.
Kindle Fire from author Stephanie Lisa Tara, ends May 31st, 2013
A Kindle Fire HD or $199 Amazon Gift Card or $199 PayPal Cash, ends May 31st.
2 Melissa and Doug Giant Plush Stuffed Sea Turtles, ends June 12th.
15 copies, 1 per winner, of Stephanie Lisa Tara's Turtle Book, ends June 12th

Odd and Unusual Search Phrases Leading to the Blog: "how to catch a cat"; "textures words"; "beta 2 agonist"; and "sex aan de beas" (snicker)

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge: One book but that's one more than I expected since my focus was on children's books -
The Man Who Dreamed of Elk-Dogs & Other Stories from the Tipi by Paul Goble (ages 3-12) (Folk tales); this week I should have at least two.

The Upcoming Week

Reviews - The Rising by Kelley Armstrong (YA, UF)
The Farm by (YA, UF)
Eliza's Forever Trees by Stephanie Lisa Tara (G, Fantasy)

Blog Tours - Excerpt from "The World Below" by Mike Phillips (UF)
Spotlight on "Beyond A Doubt" by Felicia Rogers (Historical Romance) 
Excerpt from "A Matter of Circumstance and Celludrones (Dark Matters - Book 1)" by Claire Robyns (Steampunk UF)
Spotlight on "Riverbend" by Tess Thompson (Romantic suspense)
Excerpt from "The Tree of Jesse" by JR Mattison (PNR, Mystery)

BOOKS

Bought - Kindle


Review Consideration- Print


Review - Kindle



Kindle Freebies



Leave me a link in your comment and I'll come visit. :) I hope you have a great week!

34 comments:

  1. Lark from The Bookwyrm's Hoard also had Children's Book Week posts last week. I will go and check out your posts!

    I read A Matter of Circumstance and Celludrones and thought it was good. I haven't reviewed it yet, but plan to.

    Sunday Post

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    1. A Matter of Circumstance and Celludrones sounded interesting but I had no time for a review. I hope you like it. :)

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  2. Hope you had a bunch of good wine and chocolate after having that kind of week. :) Enjoy your new books too...

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

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    1. I did indeed! He was sick last week so that have been a piece of it.

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  3. Nice haul. Happy reading :)

    follower

    http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2013/05/stacking-shelves-39.html

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  4. Guardians of the Stone looks really good, I haven't seen it before. I really hope you enjoy all of your books and that hopefully this week things are calmer in your classroom.
    Happy reading!

    My Sunday Post

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  5. Nice looking books. I liked Guardians of Stone and am curious about Hotshot. Come and see what I got at Inside of a Dog and Ms. Martin Teaches Media. Happy reading!

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    1. I'm ambivalent about Hotshot as her last two books were disappointing but like most of her contemporaries. Guardians of Stone seems very promising, I'm hopeful about that one.

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  6. Looks like a great haul! Enjoy!

    My SS: http://skizzles22hu.blogspot.com/2013/05/showcase-sunday-2.html

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  7. Awesome haul Bea and I am anxious to hear your thoughts on the Farm since it's on my wishlist! I enjoyed Guardian of the Stone and hope you do too..i need to check for book two! The Sunday Post

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    1. I emailed you about The Farm.

      Guardians looked very promising so I hope I'll like it.

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  8. I've had Guardians of Stone for a while, but haven't started it yet. And if you're an Atticus fan, Grimoire of the Lamb is a nice little between books fix!

    Have a great week :)

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    1. I started Grimoire today, so far I like.

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  9. What an awesome haul!! So many different books! Hope you have fun reading them all!!

    Thanx for visiting my StS and Sunday Post!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

    P.S. No tour for JJ Bonds, but the first book has been free at Amazon, that could be why....

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    1. Aaaah, that'll do it. Thanks :)

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  10. Oh wow...I hope this week is easier for you! I keep seeing The Iron Druid Series...with the word Druid in the title you'd think I'd have jumped on it already! Really should check it out.

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    1. So far, the week is not off to a good start. :(

      GO read the Druid books! Sooooo good.

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  11. Wow, you are on fire here Bea! LOL! Great week last week. I seem to be slacking these days. So much going on. ;)

    Have a great week this week.

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    1. I have had slacker weeks; we all do.

      You have a good week too. :)

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  12. What a great week! Hope you have another good one.

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  13. Oh no, hope that kid has a better week, and you too. Ahh.. I need to catch up on The Iron Druid series.

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    1. So far, chocolate has been needed. :(

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  14. I love that you have been reviewing kids books. My son is having a blast reviewing books and he can not get enough of them. LOL. Have a great week!

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    1. It's great when kids do reviewing. I hope he's having fun.

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    1. You got a TON of freebies! Enjoy :)

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  16. I'm sorry you had a rough week! I hope things go more smoothly this week, for your sake and the child's. You still managed an impressive number of reviews and posts, though!

    The Deanna Raeburn freebie looks interesting; I didn't know she'd done anything besides her Victorian mystery series and her new novel. And seeing the Kevin Hearney book reminds me that I need to make time to read the rest of the series, since I liked Hexed so much.

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    1. The freebie is a prequel to her new novel; a friend read it and said you can read it independently of the novel.

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  17. OH I didn't realize Hearne's novella was out yet. I better go get my copy. I am such a huge fan of that series. I will go check out some of the freebies as well. Thanks for the heads up. Have a great week!

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