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, November 9, 2014

Sunday Book Share #114

 
http://www.talksupeblog.com/search/label/Bought%20Borrowed%20and%20Bagged

 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.

Last week kicked my butt. I had to be at work early every day last week; and by early, I mean I had to leave by 6:30AM to be there for 8AM; A couple days were 8:30 so I could leave around 7:15. Blargh. Add in some new author clients and 4 new challenges for the month of November and I am so tired and so behind. Sigh.

The Week In Review

Reviews: Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee by Chris van Dusen (Bea)
Once Upon A Crime by Evelyn Cullet (Bea)
Always the Quiet Ones by Cassandra Carr (Bea)
Proxima by Stephen Baxer (Steph)
Cover Your Eyes by Mary Burton (Bea)

Excerpts: Blamed by Edie Harris

Cover Reveals: Always the Quiet Ones by Cassandra Carr

November Challenges:

Yeah, not doing so well. I need more hours in the day.

Ho Ho Ho Read-A-Thon - 2 books & a novella plus 1 mini-challenge completed.
Blog Ahead - 3 done, several more started. The goal is 30. *whimper*
A Month of Giving Thanks - I did great for the first 6 days and haven't done any since.
NetGalley November - 3 out of 10 so doing okay. 

Odd, interesting, or funny search phrases leading to the blog: It was all about cats last week - "cat caffeine meme", "cat clean laundry meme", "cats and children", and "how to catch a cat" were the top search phrases. :D

Giveaways:  Win a Harlequin Romance Christmas Bundle, ends November 12th -

  • One mass market paperback of each of:
  • Christmas with the Billionaire
  • Maybe this Christmas by Sarah Morgan
  • Snow Angel Cove by RaeAnne Thayne
  • The Heart of Christmas by Brenda Novak
  • The Lodge on Holly Road by Sheila Roberts
  • One copy of Her Holiday Man by Shannon Stacey in the digital format of your choice
  • One package of ornament charms
  • One box of Harlequin-themed gift tags

  • 2 signed copies of Once Upon A Crime by Evelyn Cullet, ends November 13th.

    BOOKS! - click on the cover to go the book's goodreads page - it was another good book week. :)

    Review 

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23411271-ghostly-liaison

    Review Consideration

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18188093-the-cana-mysteryhttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18188093-the-cana-mystery
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18282060-the-finisherhttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20767918-the-escape

    The Baldacci books were sent by his publicist in preparation for an interview next month. Other bloggers and I will be participating in conference call where we each get to ask a question or two. I am beyond excited to be participating.

    I squealed delightedly when I opened the UPS package to find the Harris book. While I was disappointed in the direction that the Sookie series went, I loved the first six or so books and this anthology has some amazing writers in it.

    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.

    Thanks for visiting :)
    Bea

    33 comments:

    1. Oh my gosh. That is WAY too early in the morning. ::shudders::

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    2. Yikes, that's early. Hope this week is better. You seem to be doing well with the readathon- I've finished one book but have a long way to go with my second yet.

      Have a great rest of the weekend!

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      1. Thanks!

        I put a lot of things on hold so I could read during the read-a-thon. I have a good sized pile of books to get through.

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    3. I would've squealed about that UPS package! I love getting books in the mail. It's like Christmas without having to cook the dinner! I'm exhausted just reading about your work week. Hope next week is a little easier on you!

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      1. Lol. It is! I don't know my schedule yet but hopefully there will be fewer early mornings.

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    4. UPS package are a beautiful thing. Especially when the contain BOOKS!

      Blah, I get up at 6:30 too. I don't mind during summer; I actually love being up early. But when it's cold and dark ... no thank you!

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      1. Oh yes, a very beautiful thing. Leaving the house at 6:30 in the morning is less beautiful. Blergh

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    5. I get up at 6.30 most mornings. I don't mind I'm an early bird but I can't do late nights. I just can't.
      Your conference call sounds like it will be fun! Enjoy your books in preparation.
      And I loved your *whimper* at the idea of Blog Ahead. I'm feeling a bit like that too :)

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      1. Oh, I'm up earlier than that. I have to leave the house at 6:30 and I am not a morning person.

        I'm looking forward to the conference call; I need to prep my questions.

        Once the Ho Ho Ho Read-A-Thon is done, I should be able to make headway on Blog Ahead. I hope.

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    6. Yep I used to wake up at 5am if I was doing a morning shift. HATED IT. *hugs* Maybe you need less challenges this month, Bea :) Enjoy your reads!

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      1. That is just too early *shudder*

        Yea, I was ambitious. Ah well. I'm not bored. :D

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    7. What a busy week! Hope you are able to stay at home and read this weekend (before the process starts all over again...ugh).

      My Sunday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/11/weekly-book-recap-88.html

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    8. Way too early. I am retired but I do remember those days. Now is still get up early but I don't have to get dressed and go out. I just sit around with my coffee and my paper for an hour or two.

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      1. That's how a day should start. :)

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    9. You really had a busy week indeed. I like the anthology. That anthology has a lot of good authors in it. Great stack of books as well.

      Grace @ Books of Love

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      1. It really does. I have high hopes for it.

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    10. Hmmm Dead But Not Forgotten looks interesting, curious to know what that one's all about and what you think of it.

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      1. It might be a while before I get to it.

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    11. I have yet to read a Sookie Stackhouse book, but I must do so...soon!

      I don't miss those weeks of rushing constantly...retirement and freelance work suits me, although I sometimes still wake up early out of habit.

      Once Upon a Crime looks tempting...enjoy!

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      But it's great not to have to go anywhere in the morning.

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      1. If I can get the freelance work to a point where I can quit my day job, life should be less crazy.

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    12. Please note that you are doing a heck of a lot better at the challenges then me to the point I didn't even update about them today. 0 net galley 0 Ho ho ho and 0 Blog ahead. See the pattern :/

      Getting up early is tough my husband had a job change and now gets up at 4:30 am to get to work by 6:30am it's a rough schedule but at this point for us it's money and we need that lol :)

      Have a great week Bea and Happy Reading!!!

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    13. At least you're consistent, lol.

      Yeah, early mornings suck but as you said, it's money.

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    14. Early mornings are hard, but hopefully this next one coming up will go more smoothly for you. You received some good books in the mail/UPS and I see some I would read. Lucky you, toget to talk to David Baldacci! I'm a fan of his, didn't know he had a YA series too.

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    15. Wow! It sounds like you've been very busy! I hate those early morning hours.

      The Baldacci interview sounds exciting!

      Hope you have a good week.

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    16. Wow! That Harris book looks like fun!
      They are long days Bea, I bet you are exhausted. Hope it is a bit better this week!
      Enjoy your new reads!

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

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    17. Nice haul Bea. I hope work doesn't kick your but this week.
      Happy Reading.
      Sharon @ Sharon's Book Nook!

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    18. Oh! I share your sentiments. I wake up 5am daily for work.

      Here's mine:
      WeeklyWrap@EverythingNyze

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    19. I don't think I could survive having to be out of the house by 6:30 every morning! Glad you made it! Hope this week is easier!

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    20. I fail miserably at challenges too so I quit signing up I havent read a holiday book for Ho Ho either because I had a migraine yesterday. I am starting one tonight better late than never. Have a terrific week, Bea

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