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, July 29, 2012

The Sunday Post Mailbox & Recap #12

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer
~this meme was inspired in part by - In My Mailbox~
It's a chance to share News. 
A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog. 

SQUEEEEE!!!! Tuesday is my surgery, so depending on how the week goes, there may or may not be a Sunday Post next week. Only two more days, I can hardly believe it. God, I hope it helps. Breathing is so damn useful. 

Did that previous paragraph give you deja vu? It was in last week's Sunday Post too but then the hospital called on Monday morning saying we needed to reschedule because they forgot a critical step. Grrr. So the new date is this Tuesday, the 31st. 
Anyway, though I only had 1 review this week, I had a cover reveal, 2 giveaways, an opinion piece and a bunch of news posts; InkWolf Press, Banned Books Week news, The UK Book Show.  
I also started my first feeelance editing job this week for a book that's being revised and re-released. Sorry, can't share yet, but I list all books I work on on this shelf on goodreads. NFR stands for Not For Review. The shelf also includes books put out by my publisher that I didn't work on but that I've read or own. I don't review their books in order to avoid a conflict of interest.

And on that note, I did have a great week for books. No. An AWESOME week for books. Yeah, awesome, that's the word. And I'm glad that the majority are ebooks or my bookshelves would be overcrowded again. As is, my goodreads TBR shelf is up to 581 books and I'm currently reading 2 books.

It arrived!!! Actually, they arrived. I accidentally ordered two copies from two different vendors. (hey, I was excited!) So, one copy is up for grabs. I enjoyed it, was a little disappointed, and I'm very sad the series is done. *cries*
I bought this book for one reason only: To support Ms. Kane. I read her comments at goodreads concerning the recent Asshat Author and his "list", and her posts on her blog. Smart, articulate, witty and unafraid to speak her mind. I now follow her on twitter too. If I like the book, great; if not, she still has my respect and my money. :)
I love the Newsflesh series so this was a must-buy. I haven't read it yet.

And now, the many books I bought from my publisher. They are having an ebook sale through the end of July and I stocked up.

Amazon loved me last week, with all of the books I bought. Though, I used gift cards; I'd been saving them and I'm glad I did. I still have some left, which is a delightful feeling.

Kindle Freebies
I purchased Darkhouse due to the author's comments in the Asshat Author GR thread. I have to say, as a result of that thread, I now have new books, new GR friends and new Twitter friends.  Still, I'd have preferred to have found them some other way.
Review Books 
I enjoy Karen Robards, she was a library find several years ago. Now with this book, she's adding some paranormal elements to her blend of romantic suspense. Many thanks to Random House for the digital galley. 

Wheeew! That's all. I did say I had an awesome book week. :D Leave a link to your sharing post in the comments and I'll try to come by and visit.


  1. oh wow, lots of books this week! I want to get Thirteen too, it's on my to-buy list. I hope you like Unholy Ghosts, i love that series :) Yes, I did get deja vu about your surgery, I hope it goes well, Book Savvy Babe

  2. What is the Asshat Gooreads thread? Thirteen and Unholy Ghosts! Awesome! Best of luck with your surgery! Hope you have a great week!

    1. Heidi, I'll email you. He's gotten enough publicity. Thanks for the good wishes!

  3. Oh Bea your haul brings pure jealousy out of me!! I want to check out Stacia Kane's novels so I can't wait for your review. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers on Tuesday, here is wishing you a speedy recovery. Enjoy all those book you got.

    1. Thanks Dani! I guess I should thank you for the Stacia Kane book; if I hadn't followed your twitter link to the Asshat thread, I'd not have seen her comments and bought her book.So, THANKS!

      And thanks for the well wishes too.

  4. Holy Book Hauls...what a haul! Sweet:) I had to stop reading your post and hop on B&N to grab the latest Mira Grant novella. Thanks for keeping me in the know! I am hoping and praying Tuesday goes off without a hitch, I know how disappointed and frustrated you were last week. Be sure to update us when you can. Awesome week on the blog! Thanks as always for being a part of The Sunday Post

    1. Kimba, do you also have Countdown, another Newsflesh novella?

      I have been on quite the book binge lately, maybe the result of the massive book purge from a few weeks ago? They're my addiction.

      I was very disappointed when surgery was postponed and there were more glitches this week but I think we're on track now. :) Thanks for the good wishes.

  5. You got some awesome books! I have all the other Otherworld book have yet to even crack them open! At least I won't have to wait for the final book once I do start. I always double order books too lol I hope Tuesday will be problem free for you and wish you a speedy recovery :) <3333 I hope you enjoy all the books you got this week! Thanks for stopping by!

    Chapter by Chapter

    1. There are advantages on waiting to start a series until it's over, lol. The Otherworld series is one of my faves, I will miss it but at least we have short stories to look forward to.

      Thanks for the good wishes, much appreciated!

  6. Oh my gosh!!! I LOVE that you actually went out and supported said authors who took a stand and spoke up about stupid asshat (love that word) authors!! Amen to you, Sista!!! Did you see John Scalzi's post on his blog??? Classic, Scalzi!!! By the way, great haul!!

    I'll keep you in my prayers on Tuesday!!

    1. I can't take credit for "asshat" but I love it too! I was impressed with the authors, what they had to say and how they said it so I had to do something concrete to show my support. Thanks :) I did see Scalzi's post and he was wonderful. I still haven't read any of his books but I read his blog and I've heard him speak and I am impressed. He's another one I need to support. I need more money and more time, sigh.

      Thanks for the prayers!

  7. Awesome haul this week! I have already added a few of them to my TBR list.
    Happy Reading,

  8. Thanks. When I started prepping the post, I was amazed at how many I'd actually acquired.

    I'm always glad to hear that someone has added some to their TBR list; mission accomplished. :D

  9. I'm glad you've managed to find so many books to read during your convalescence. :-)

    Wishing you all the best for your surgery on Tuesday, Bea. I hope it is 100% successful.


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