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 30, 2014

Sunday Book Share #117

 
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 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.

We had Thanksgiving last week here in the US. I had a pleasant, quiet day at home with the critters. We ate turkey (well, Thing Two didn't), I stayed in my jammies, and I didn't do any blog work or client work. The rest of the week I was busy with the blog, editing, helping my authors, the day job, and volunteering at Habitat for Humanity. Once my internet was up and running again I had a lot of catching up to do. I chatted with my dad on Thanksgiving and it was...interesting. With his Alzheimers, it can be like talking with a toddler. It used to bother me, now I just go with it. He knew who I was and he sounded content, that was good enough.

The Week In Review

Odd, interesting, or funny search phrases leading to the blog: My two favorites last week were "can i use a nook to eavesdrop" and "joanne what are you doing i`m reading a". :D Other fun ones were "cat houses", "raunchy sex excerpts", and "if one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again there is no use in reading it at all"

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

Purchased

I took advantage of some Kindle daily deals. The Robb Kindle book was only $2! The Bishop book was a little more, $3.99, but now I have the book in both Kindle and print. The Kessler book was a PaperbackSwap.com purchase.

 
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15711341-written-in-redhttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15711341-written-in-red


Library 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11680446-open-season


Review 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20893379-top-dog

Kindle Freebies

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17401539-murder-in-half-moon-bayhttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20609421-summer-wine
 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23629369-big-hairy-dealhttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23628950-bewitching-brews-and-devilish-desserts
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18868766-what-happens-at-christmas

"What Happens at Christmas" was reviewed by Greg at Book Haven and it sounded so charming that when I saw it was free at Amazon, I snapped it up.

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 and happy reading! :)
Bea!

38 comments:

  1. It's nice to be home for Thanksgiving, glad you had a good holiday. Tokyo Kill looks good, I like the sound of that one, and Open Season too. And thanks for the link- I hope you enjoy that book. I thought it was great!

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    1. Thanks Greg! I'm looking forward to the Christmas book and the two mysteries.

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  2. I plan to read Open Season, too. I hope it will be good!

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  3. We went out for dinner. The recent storm left thousands without power on T-Day. Then we had a lovely college student who was unable to go back to her country for the short break.
    It was nice to be with a young person who was just happy to be in a house instead of a chaotic dorm.
    my post: http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/2014/11/sunday-love.html

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    1. Do you mean snow storm? My town was fortunate; we got the snow and freezing rain but didn't lose power. That was awfully nice of you to take in the college student. :)

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  4. Glad you had a good and relaxing Thanksgiving! I picked up "What Happens at Christmas" too but forgot to post about it...will have to do so next week!

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    1. :D I do that on a regular basis Melissa. It's easy to forget, even though I use my TBR shelf on goodreads when I write up the post.

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  5. Gutted that I missed What Happens At Christmas being a freebie, I love Christmas books!
    Cora @ Tea Party Princess

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    1. Drat, sorry. It is lendable, so you could borrow it. Just let me know.

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  6. Love Linda Howard and Big Hairy Deal looks fun. Sounds like you had a relaxing Thansgiving. I did too. Just sat back and enjoyed doing nothing:)
    Here's my post - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/11/30/whats-new-on-my-bookshelf-87-and-the-sunday-post/

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    1. Big Hairy Deal does look fun and that's why I got it. :) I hope it will be as fun as it looks.

      Sometimes, doing nothing is the best way to spend a holiday. :)

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  7. Oh you got Written in Red. Will this be your first read? You can get the audio for a few dollars through WhisperSync. It is amazing! So can I use my Nook to eavesdrop? Inquiring minds need to know...bwahaha. Have a wonderful week Bea!

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    1. Sill goose, no. I read and reviewed Written in Red back in the spring and the sequel too. :D

      *eyes Kimberly's Nook* Now you behave or I am taking that away from you! :P

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  8. You had a great week with family and the blog. I also talked to my parents this week on Thanksgiving. They live in the Mid-West and I'm on the Pacific Coast now, so phone calls are how we do it. Great book hall this week. I got Night Walker on my TBR to check out.
    Angela @ Angel's Guilty Pleasures

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    1. Yep, phone calls and texts are how my family and I stay in touch.

      I've been wanting to read Night Walker for a while now, I hope I like it.

      Thanks for visiting!

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  9. Sounds like a good week for you...and your haul looks tempting, especially What Happens at Christmas and Open Season. Enjoy!

    Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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  10. Glad to hear you had a nice Thanksgiving. We did, too. It was pretty quiet, just the way I like it :)

    Your books look great. I picked up What Happens at Christmas, too. Looks good.

    Enjoy and have a great week!

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  11. Open Season sounds good, and hope that you enjoy. Have a great week.

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  12. Thanksgiving in jammies sounds great! Glad that you had a good time and that your internet is back up and that you were able to have a nice chat with your dad! I'm so tempted by What Happens at Christmas but I have so many holiday romances I may save it until next year. Hope you enjoy it! Have a great week and enjoy all your new books!

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    1. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving too! Go ahead and get the book, you don't have to read it now but save it for next year!

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  13. WOW. It sounds like you had a good thanksgiving. I have heard good things about Anne Bishop's books. The Victoria Alexander book looks very christmasy.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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    1. I did Grace, I hope you did and you're enjoying your new kindle!

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  14. Great! You enjoyed the holidays too!

    I'm hoping they'd put Murder of Crows on a discount too, I need to read that baby next.

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    1. Read it, loved it, need the Kindle book next. If I see it on sale, I'll let you know.

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  15. What a nice, quiet, restful Thanksgiving! Sometimes that's the best way to spend the holidays. And that's nice that you were able to talk with your dad. I can only imagine how hard it is to see a parent go through Alzheimer's; but knowing he seems content must help at least a little.

    I snapped up the Victoria Alexander, too! I've enjoyed a number of her books in the past, but somehow I've drifted away from reading her in the last few years.

    Have a great week, Bea, and hugs to you!

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    1. I had a good Thanksgiving and I hope you did too. I haven't read any Victoria Alexander before but this book looks good.

      You have a great week too!

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  16. Sounds like your Thanksgiving was heavenly, Bea! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself :) Also yay for J.D. Robb and Anne Bishop - both are beyond awesome!

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  17. It was heavenly and Robb and Bishop are uber awesome!

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  18. Sound like a lovely Thanksgiving. Nice book haul this week, that Anne Bishop book has been teasing me for some time now. I hope you enjoy it.Sharon @ Sharon's Book Nook!

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  19. You got some great books this week! Enjoy!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

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  20. Sounds like you had a nice weekend. I enjoyed the time at home with my family and it was quiet. We got all the decorating done and had a good dinner and watched Christmas shows and football. It is hard getting back into the routine. I didn't touch the blog all weekend.

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  21. Sounds like a great Thanksgiving! :) Kimba and I have read What Happens at Christmas also and it's pretty good.

    I picked up Big Hairy Deal and...hold the fort! Is Summer Wine a ménage? *runs to look* Yesssssss! And it's still free! *happy dance* Have a wonderful week! :D

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  22. Hope you had a great thanksgiving... and getting to chat to your dad! Enjoy your new reads!

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

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