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, July 14, 2013

Sunday Book Share #45

 
 

I'm participating in The 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.


 I could get used to working a three day work; I had two vacation days last week and it was wonderful. The temps cooled down, which was good since my A/C is still broken; thank goodness for fans. My work week ended with a very positive end-of-year review at my day job and the whole week was filled with book goodness. Why can't all weeks be so awesome? 

The Week In Review







Giveaways:

Odd or interesting search phrases for the blog: Once again "how to catch a cat" and variations on it are popular. A new one though is "stephen king nook case".

The Upcoming Week

Bea Reviews Lust for Life by Jeri Smith-Ready
Bea Reviews The Libra Affair by Daco
Bea Reviews King Arthur: Dragon's Child by MK Hume - subject to change
Jax Reviews The Lost Code  and The Dark Shore: Book One and Two of the Atlanteans by Kevin Emerson
Guest Post from Lara Nance, author of Murder in the World Below
Excerpt from Defective by Joan Hall Hovey

BOOKS

Oh my stars and garters, the book fairy was generous last week. I don't know what I did to get on her good side, but I had an awesome book week!

Won - Print


I won these from author J.A. Campbell as part of a recent tour for her Brown, the Ghost-Hunting Dog stories.


These books inspired the TNT tv series "King and Maxwell" and I won them as part of a giveaway the show did on facebook.

Bought - Print


The author, Laura Anne Gilman, was selling off some of her author copies so I snapped these up. They were less than half the cover price and she signed them. :)

Review - Print


I had a digital galley but the publisher also sent a print copy. I do prefer anthologies in print.

Review Consideration - Print


This came in from Media Muscle; it's tempting but I'm not sure I can squeeze it in.


I have a giveaway for one copy of "City of Mirrors" for a US resident, thanks to the PR firm, Goldberg McDuffie. It'll be up later today.


These are courtesy of Penguin, not sure if I'll do them although "Walking in the Midst of Fire" and "The Shadow of the Soul" look interesting.

Kindle Freebies

 


I hope you had a great week also. Leave a link so I can come visit during the week.

39 comments:

  1. Wow! That's quite a haul. Hope you enjoy them all. Thanks for stopping by my STS.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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  2. Phew, Bea! I'm right with you there! Why can't all weeks be that awesome! :))) So glad you enjoyed and got so many wonderful books to read! Big hugs

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    1. Thanks Kara! It was a good week. :)

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  3. Wonderful haul! And how great that you got the signed copy of the Gilman book. Enjoy!

    Hope your A/C is fixed soon...I think we would DIE here, since our temps have been in the triple digits for most of the week, until yesterday...down to the 90s, lol.

    Here's MY SUNDAY UPDATES/MAILBOX MONDAY POST

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    1. Oooh, triple digits. KILL ME! I hope you have good A/C.

      I'm really excited about the signed Gilman book. I squealed when I read it. :D

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  4. You did get an amazing assortment of books! Congrats on you good review at work too. If you get a chance, come see what I got this week at Ms. Martin Teaches Media and Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!

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    1. Thank you! I always hope for a good review but never expect it. I'm such a pessimist :P

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  5. Wow, that is a great group of books. Congrats on the singed ones as well. I do hope your AC gets fixed soon, but glad to hear the temps have been lower. :) Have a fantastic Sunday.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Thanks, you have a great Sunday too! I was veyr happy with the signed books. :)

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  6. I'm totally on board with a 3 day work week...want to start a petition? :D I'm totally impressed with the book haul you've taken in this week. The Carniepunk anthology looks awesome. I hope you enjoy the books and have a great week!

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    1. Petition for a 3 day work weeks? Hmm, tempting. :P

      The Carniepunk book is interesting with a wide range of stories so far.

      Have a great week!

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  7. City of Mirrors looks good, hope you enjoy

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  8. Wow Bea you had quite the week! This one was quiet here. I was even pretty good about not buying any or picking up freebies. Score one for knocking down the tbr pile. LOL

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    1. Knocking down the TBR pile, sigh. Way to go! I could knock mine down more quickly if you stopped sharing books, lol.

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  9. You got some great books this week. Here is my Stacking the Shelves

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  10. Lovely Bea. You always find stuff that I didn't find plus I'm constantly adding titles that I find here to my ever growing wish list. Come visit me here from now on:

    http://gracebooksoflove.com

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    1. That's fair as I see titles at your blog that I add to my TBR or wishlist. :D

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  11. Your haul is in a word Amazing!! I hope your A/C is fixed because i know it impacts your breathing. Thinking of you:) Have a wonderful week:) The Sunday Post

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    1. Amazing is definitely the word. :)

      A/C is on the to-do list for sure, especially with more mugginess this week.

      Have a good week.

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  12. I just entered the Magic Bites giveaway, I need to read those books! You got some great reads, I am looking forward to reading Carniepunk myself! Have a great week!

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    1. Yep, now's your chance to get the Andrews books!

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  13. I think I said wow about 4 times going through your post. lol. Great stuff!

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    1. As I said, the book fairy was very generous last week. :)

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  14. Great week for you! I want to read the King & Maxwell books. I like the series. Have a great week!

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    1. I like Baldacci's books, but just be warned, the books are more serious than the show is.

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  15. What a great book haul! And sign me up for the three day work week! I'm a new bloglovin' follower - check out my Sunday Post on Fantasy Is More Fun: http://fantasyismorefun.blogspot.com/2013/07/sunday-post-1-july-14.html

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    1. Well, there's three signature's for a three-day work week. :)

      Thanks for the follow. :)

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  16. You really rocked the haul this week! Looks like you have a lot of yummy reading in your future! Have a great week and Happy Reading! Here is my WoW for this week!

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    1. I do have lots of yummy reading ahead. I am a lucky lady. :)

      Happy reading!

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  17. OMG!! Bea, that haul is amazing!! As usual, you are very busy! Enjoy!

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

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  18. Whoa, sounds like you had a great week! :) Hope you enjoy your new books too!
    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday. x

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  19. Awesome week (and congratulations on your end-of-year review!) And a great haul -- some terrific-looking books there! Signed copies, huzzah! I hope your AC gets fixed soon, though.

    Thanks for stopping by on Sunday; I'm sorry it took me so long to get back but I was out most of Sunday and yesterday was jam-packed.

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  20. I also got Savign Grace last week! Carnie Punk is one I can't decide to read or not...I hope you love it though regardless. :) Happy Reading!
    Here are my newest additions.

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  21. Wow, that's a lot of good looking books. Glad that your week was a good one too! Happy reading.

    Thanks for stopping by. ;)

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday POst

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