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, August 31, 2014

Sunday Book Share #104

 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; Bought Borrowed and Bagged, hosted by TalkSupe; and Library Loot co-hosted by The Captive Reader and Silly Little Mischief. All of these memes are about sharing the print and digital books received and/or posts and events on the blog.

It was a mixed week last week, some bad stuff and some good stuff. In the good news department, I have a temporary teaching job, and I have some editing jobs lined up. As far as the bad news, well, a friend is ill and in the hospital, we don't know for how long. I  have my fingers crossed that treatment will kick in quickly but I'm not hopeful. Also, I have another new roommate, a cat named Claude. He belongs to the daughter of a former co-worker; the daughter and her husband are moving to Australia and forget to allow time for Claude's quarantine. Claude doesn't get along with her mother's cats so he's staying with me until he can legally enter Australia, which should be in January.

The Week In Review

Odd, interesting, or funny search phrases leading to the blog: a mix of old and new phrases last week: "nuzzle my cleavage", "lady cottington's pressed fairy book" (Jax reviewed that a while back), "cat run outdoor", "how to catch a cat", and "joys of owning a cat". 

BOOKS! - click on the cover to go the book's goodreads page


I got the Baby book via NetGalley about 4 years ago but had an assortment of technical difficulties and was never able to read it. Now I can, thanks to my library. :)


It's Christmas in..August? :D Harlequin sent out their holiday title email and I succumbed. Most of the these will be for the Caffeinated Reviewer's Ho Ho Ho a Thon in November.

Review Consideration

Kindle Freebies

Did you add any books to your shelves or e-readers last week? Leave a link to your Sunday Post so I can visit you during the week.


  1. Seems like you had a productive week. I hope your friend will get well soon! Have a good week ahead :)

  2. Sorry to hear about your friend. Hopefully things will turn around quickly. That's awesome you were able to help Claude. Poor little man.

  3. I'm sorry for your friend :( But I'm sure Claude will cuddle with you and give you comfort :) Congrats on the jobs, anyway ! Sins of the heart looks veeeerry good to me, I'll be awaiting your review impatiently ! Have a great week, hope that you'll have good news for your friend <3

  4. My week sounds very similar to yours. Some good stuff and some bad stuff. Congrats on the job, and I'll be praying for your friend. Looks like you're stocking up for Christmas reads right now! Hope you enjoy them all! Have a great week!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  5. Sorry to hear about your friend. I hope that he gets better. The cat will become very attached to your home. I'm sure he will be great to cuddle with. You got some nice looking books. Especially the Christmas books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  6. Sorry your friend is so sick. But Congrats on the new job. :) Enjoy the new books you got.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

  7. Hope things turn around for the better for all concerned. Enjoy your time with Claude, your new job, and your new books.

    My Sunday/Monday post:

  8. So sorry about your friend, I will keep them in my prayers for a quick recovery <3
    Congrats on the job!

    Enjoy all your new reads and Have a great week oxox

  9. Oh yeah you are ready for the Ho-Ho-Ho read-a-thon. I have Morgan's book but haven't selected any others yet. I am waiting till after the wedding to see how many I can handle.Hope your friend is doing better, and that both cats are well..LOL

  10. So sorry about your friend...hope all turns out well.

    Enjoy the new kitty! Sounds cute....and oh, wow, Christmas books are making me realize how little time there is before the holidays! Enjoy...and thanks for visiting my blog.

  11. Best wishes and prayers for your friend, I hope everything gets better. And a new cat friend... hope that goes well. Moving to Australia- that will be a long trip for the cat when the time comes!

    I think Tokyo Kill looks good, and nice cover. I might want to give that one a try...

  12. I really hope your friend gets well soon, and congrats on the job :) Hope you love all your new Christmas-y books. (I’m scared to look at the calendar – I don’t want to know how close it is!)

  13. I got the Sarah Morgan book and I'm curious about the Brenda Novak. I've had mixed results with her books. Tokyo Kill looks good. I'm sorry about your friend. Enjoy your visiting cat!

  14. Hope your friend gets better. That's great that you're looking after Claude for them. And congrats on the job!

  15. Congrats on the job...seems like we both got new jobs this week.

    I'm so sorry about your friend and I hope for a speedy recovery.

    How nice of you to take care of Claude until January.

    I love Christmas romances and those all look wonderful.

  16. Cowboy Crazy looks good, hope you enjoy and have a great upcoming week.

  17. Christmas books already, my gosh! Halloween hasn't even passed yet.
    I hope you enjoy all your new books :)

  18. Sending more Americans to Australia!! Typical *wink* Haha! The more the merrier down here, I think!! lol
    I read that series od Eve Silvers long before I started blogging... I really enjoyed it.

    Thanx for visiting My Weekly Wrap-Up!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  19. Congrats on the new work you have lined up and I hope your friend recovers soon.
    All the best to your friends moving over here to Australia. I'm sure they will love it here.
    Have a great week Bea.
    Sharon @ Sharon's Book Nook!

  20. Sorry to hear about your friend. {{{posivibes}}} for a fast recovery. Yay for the jobs! And it's nice of you to house Claude until he can go to Australia. I'm loving your books this week even though I am so not ready for Christmas. lol

  21. Hope your friend recover, Bea! Huge hugs to you, my dear, and well done on your job!

  22. I'm sorry to hear about your friend, Bea - I hope she's doing better now.

    Great news on the job, though I wish it were more than temporary! And I like your holiday titles. How do you get on that Harlequin email list, though?


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