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, February 22, 2015

Sunday Book Share #129

 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.

Snow. Sickness. Sleeplessness. Snow. Sickness. Sleeplessness. That was my week last week and likely this week too. It kinda sucks. One thing I've noticed the past few years is that I am becoming more prone to fevers. I heartily dislike this trend and wish it would cease. It's quite enough having bronchitis, sinusitis, and an asthma flare to deal without being hot enough to bake a cake while at the same time being freezing despite multiple layers of blankets and cranking up the thermostat. Seriously, who needs that? Bad body! I made it to the doctor and I'm on the heavy hitting drugs, hence the sleeplessness. 11 more days till I finish and sleep returns. But I'm feeling better so YAY!

The Week In Review

Reviews: Due to being ill, only 1 review that I wrote back in December - Murder at the Book Group by Maggie King

Interview: Jennifer Kacey

News, Discussions & Other Posts: Week 2 of Voting for Your Favorite Kensington Hero: Day 1  Day 2  Day 3

Odd, interesting, or funny search phrases leading to the blog: Nada :(

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


This was a gift from the author; the book releases on the 28th.


I had these 2 in egalleys already but then the publisher shipped me print copies for review. Since I adore both series, I was delighted to receive them!
And I requested a couple of new titles. I've been waiting for the Curtis book for months!

Review Consideration

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! :)


  1. I'm sorry you're not well. I hope you feel better soon.
    Enjoy your new books.

  2. Glad you're feeling better- I hate fevers. A few weeks ago I got sick and had a fever and chill so bad I thought I was going to shake aprt- luckily it didn't last long, but I couldn't stay warm. That definitely sucks.

    Interlude looks good, I like that cover. Curious now...

  3. I do hope you are finally starting to feel better..and Woots to finished copies. I loved both books Bea :)

  4. Glad you're one the mend, Bea. Hoping you have a better time of things next week.

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  5. Oh, having fevers as well as the other parts of illness is unfair. I'm glad you're feeling some better. I hope that continues.

    And I'm jealous you have Visions in Silver and Dead Heat. Those are two of my most anticipated books. Feel better this week, Bea.

  6. :( sorry you are not feeling good. I hope the meds get you back 100% soon. That is not a fun combination to have *hugs*

    I hope you are on the mend this week and about to sleep! Happy Reading, Bea!

  7. I'm just getting over illness myself and I know it is just no fun! Looks like you have some good books to keep you company - I have yet to try Briggs or Bishop, but I'm gonna have to asap if people don't quit raving about them, lol

  8. Aww...hope you feel better soon and can at least "enjoy" your sick time reading.

  9. That is weird about your fevers. On the other hand it means your bod is fighting icky bugs to kill them.

  10. Boo on being sick. I hope you're all mended and feeling better soon.

  11. The Rhyme of the Magpie looks tempting...great cover!

    Hope you feel better are right, it sucks. If you get well enough to read, things will look better.

    Have a better week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  12. Oh, Bea, I'm sorry you've been sick! And in the middle of all this snow and frigid temperatures, too. That stinks! I will send prayers and warm healing thoughts your way. I hope you feel better soon and can get some sleep - and that the cats have been taking good care of you. :-)

  13. Awww...I'm sorry you aren't feeling well. The weather doesn't help at all. I hope you feel better soon and can enjoy some of your reading. The Rhyme of the Magpie looks great.

    Have a great week!

  14. I am sorry winter makes you feel more ill, Bea :( I hope you feel better soon. Dead Heat and Vision in Silver are fab, enjoy!

  15. Ugh! WInter is taking its toll on you for sure. I hope you are feeling better this week and the cold and snow will go away. You are lucky to get copies of both the Briggs and the Bishop! Awesome.

  16. Sorry to hear that. I take vitamin c, E, and B complex everyday to make my immune system strong. Then again it's crazy up there in Boston. I don't think a vitamin cocktail would be enough to combat the cold. I hope it doesn't get worse for you on both health and weather, bea. Stay safe and cold!

  17. I've only had a fever a handful of times as an adult and I did not care for it. It's definitely adding insult to injury with your asthma. Were you able to get any reading done during the sleeplessness or were you too fuzzy headed? I'm normally on the fuzzy headed side. Have a great week and stay healthy and warm!

  18. Vision in Silver sounds good-- hope you enjoy and have a great weekend.

  19. Great haul! I've not heard of any of these so thank you for bringing it up to my attention. Thank you for sharing and have a great week! Happy reading! (:
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  20. Oh sorry to hear about your being so sick, I am glad the meds are working..hopefully you will be better in a few days. :) I have been lucky this year and not gotten sick, it was also the first year I ever had a flu shot so I guess it

    Great haul I hope you enjoy your new reads!!

    Week in Review

  21. Sheesh, glad you're feeling better after that kind of week. I need to read Written in Red so bad.

  22. It's good that you're on the mend, I hope you'll be feeling much better real soon :)

  23. Oh girl! It sucks to be sick! I hope you are doing a lot better!
    Enjoy your new books... they always help!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  24. Ug. Glad I'm not the only one not feeling well. I've been over exhausted and going to bed hours before normal the last week.

    Hope you are feeling better and have a great week.


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