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, December 27, 2015

Sunday Book Share #173 Christmas Goodies & A Giveaway!

http://tyngasreviews.com/category/meme/stacking-the-shelves
http://caffeinatedbookreviewer.com/category/sunday-post Bought Borrowed & Bagged, Bea's Book Nook, book haul

 I'm participating in The Sunday Post, hosted by Caffeinated Book ReviewerStacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga's Reviews; and Bought Borrowed and Bagged, hosted by TalkSupe. It's a chance to share the print and digital books we've received and posts and events on the blog.

The last Sunday post of 2015! A few more days until the New Year and typing or writing 2015 when it should be 2016, sigh. It always takes me a week or two to get it right. :D

I had a good Christmas, quiet and low stress. :) I wasn't able to go see my family but enjoyed the holiday anyway. Christmas Eve a friend and I went out for Chinese food and then on Christmas we went and saw Star Wars. It was good!

Monday it's back to work for another four day week, then off for New Year's Day and a three day weekend. :)

The Week In Review

Odd, interesting, or funny search phrases leading to the blog:  A quiet week, most of the search phrases were variations on 'nora roberts 2016 book release'


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

Won

Laura K. Curtis, Bea's Book Nook, book haul, giveaway

 I won this from author Laura K. Curtis; there's an Amazon gift card, a little notebook, a book nameplate, pencils, the tote bag, and a magnet kit for poetry using phrases from romance books. I'm having lots of fun with that last one, lol. 

Gifted

I received almost $100 in Amazon gift cards, plus the one above. :) I purchased one book but I need to hoard some of it too. Still, I'm having fun perusing my wish list to see what I should get. :)

Purchased

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28223225-sweet-christmas-kisses


Avon Addicts

Avon Books, romances, Bea's Book Nook, giveaway

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25526296-every-heart-a-doorway

I squealed so hard when my request for this was granted.

Kindle Freebies

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26595791-resurrection-river

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



Thanks to Avon Books, I have 2 paperback copies of "When A Scot Ties the Knot" by Tessa Dare to give away. 2 copies, 2 winners, 1 per winner. US only, sorry. Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary. Please read my Privacy Policy and my Giveaway Policy.


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Thanks for visiting and happy reading! :)

52 comments:

  1. You're amazing, Bea. I love the weekly roundup posts.

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    1. Aaaaw, thanks. And thanks again for m goodies!

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  2. Glad you had a great Christmas sorry you didn't get to see your family but Chinese food sounds yummy!! Hope you enjoyed Star Wars!!

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    1. Thanks Cindy, I did. I hope you had a good Christmas!

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  3. Awesome haul. I hope you enjoy all your new books. They look amazing. Avon Addicts package looks terrific.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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  4. It is very exciting to get a book you are wanting a lot...good for you! I like the sound of that one, too.

    That win looks fabulous, too. Enjoy all the bookish goodies!

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. It really is. :) Thanks Laurel, have a good week!

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  5. I'm sorry you couldn't go see your family, but I'm glad it was a good cozy Christmas anyway. And wow, that Amazon gift is great ! Enjoy spending your 100$ card ^^

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    1. it was a good day and the Amazon gift cards made very happy. :)

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  6. It sucks that you can't get to meet your family but you sounded like you have a great celebration nonetheless :) So excited for you for your approved request, hope you enjoy the rest of your haul too!


    Natasha @ My Sunday Post

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    1. I did have a good celebration.:) Thanks Natasha Anne!

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  7. Sounds like a great time even if not able to be there with your family. :)

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    1. It was. :) I hope you had a good day.

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  8. I'm sorry to hear you didn't see a lot of your family. Quiet and stress free IS nice though!

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  9. Wow! A hundred dollars in gift cards! Wow!

    http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2015/12/christmas-cookies-my-secret-santa-box.html

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  10. Wow! $100 in Amazon gift cards sounds neat! Sorry you weren't able to spend time with family, but glad you were able to hang out for dinner and a movie. What a nice haul of books! Happy New Year! Hugs...RO

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    1. It was a pretty good holiday. :) Happy New Year!

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  11. Sounds like you managed to have a lovely Christmas even if you couldn't be with your family.

    Nice to have $100 in Amazon gift cards. Have fun!

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    1. It really was! I love my family but being with them wouldn't have been quiet or stress- free.

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  12. Congrats on the gift cards! I got $100 worth of Amazon for xmas, I am now going to see what books I need to get, yes NEED to get ;)

    Chinese and a movie sounds great, not feeling Christmas,as you know, so that would have been nice.

    Have a great week, Bea! Happy New Year! ox

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    1. Yes, we NEED books! :) I'm sorry your Christmas spirit deserted you, that's rotten. :(

      Happy New Year!

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  13. DH and I were on our own for Christmas too. We just relaxed and had a nice day. We made a nice, but small dinner. We should've done Chinese, but didn't think about it. I will have to remember that for next year. My family is in Alaska, so they don't make it here every year. His family is in town for Thanksgiving and then runs to Florida for the winter.

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    1. Alaska? So, they usually have a white Christmas? Sometimes, a small quiet celebration is just what we need. The Chinese restaurant was quite busy on Christmas Eve, both for dining in and take out. I may do it again for New Year's Eve.

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  14. That Avon package is amazing! Julia Quinn is probably my favorite historical author and Viscount Who Loved Me is one of my favorites. I've been wanting to reread it lately. Your Christmas sounds nice and low key. I love seeing movies on Christmas day. Have fun spending your gift cards and have a great week!

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    1. Avon sends some amazing packages! You should apply next time it opens up. I don't often go to movies on Christmas but I had fun. It was full but not crazy busy.

      Have a good week and happy New Year!

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  15. Glad you had a nice Christmas despite not being able to go to your families. You got a lot of great books and scored with that dollar amount on the GC's. :) Happy Reading!

    Stormi
    Week in Review

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    1. Thanks Stormi, have a great week!

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  16. Sounds like you had a quiet, easy Christmas! I'm not a fan of Chinese, but I can get my Mexican on for any holiday! In fact, I might tell the man that when he comes home on Tuesday from Massachusetts...

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    1. He may have trouble getting home as we're getting hit with snow on Tuesday.

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  17. Your winnings are really lovely. Your Christmas sounds perfect with friends and good food. Thanks for this great giveaway.

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    1. Thanks for visiting and happy New Year!

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  18. That McQuire book looks amazing! I am going to add it to my TBR and am excited for your review!
    New follower :)
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings Enter my 2nd Annual Blogoversary Giveaway

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    1. Hi Missie. McGuire is an amazing writer, have you tried her?

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  19. Every Heart looks good, hope you enjoy your reading and have happy holidays!

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  20. Great book haul! Sorry you missed out on your family, but at least you still had a nice holiday.

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  21. Wow, great books for you this week. I hope you enjoy your new books!
    Britt @ Spare Time book blog
    My STS: http://sparetimebookblog.blogspot.com/2015/12/stacking-shelves.html

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  22. Congrats, I got denied for that book :(

    OMG, Star Wars was fantastic! There was a huge applause when Han Solo appeared onscreen. LOL

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    1. Sorry Braine.:(

      Star Wars was very good. I was so happy to see Han again.

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  23. I'm glad you had a good Christmas even if you didn't get to see your family. And wasn't Star Wars amazing?!

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    1. It was a good Christmas :) and Star Wars was wonderful!

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  24. Yay for Star Wars! :D I got gift cards, too. Isn't it funny how we sit forever perusing our wish list before carefully weighing which books to get? lol

    Happy New Year, Bea!!

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  25. No I haven't read Tessa Dare before.

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  26. Glad you had a great Christmas! Chinese food sounds like a great way to spend Christmas Eve, and glad you liked Star Wars too.

    Evert Heart a Doorway looks good. And yay for the gift cards!

    Happy New Year!

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  27. Nice haul! Funny though, I am eye-ing your romance coloring book ;-) Enjoy.

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  28. I don't think that I have read Tessa Dare before but I love a good HR every once in a while. I have to admit that I am a little jealous that you have Every Heart a Doorway. I really want to read that one!

    Carole @ Carole's Random Life

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