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 8, 2013

Sunday Book Share #66


 I'm participating in The Sunday Post, hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer; Showcase Sunday hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea; Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga's Reviews, and Library Loot co-hosted by The Captive Reader and The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. All of these memes give book bloggers the chance to share print and digital books they've received, and posts and events at their blogs.

Last week was unusually warm for December in New England, temps were in the 50s! But we're supposed to get snow tonight and tomorrow morning and chilly temps. Brrrr. I want the 50s back. :D I took some time to purge some books and donate them so instead of collecting dust in my living room, now they're being used and appreciated. :) Also, my injured wrist is almost 100% better. On the downside, I was sick again last week and my brand new cell phone decided that it didn't want to actually work as a phone. I couldn't make or receive calls. Since I don't have a land line, that was a bad situation. It was nice to discover though that I had friends willing to call 911 when they couldn't get hold of me. :)

Last Week On the Blog

Review: Thrown by Colette Auclair

Excerpts: Dragon Craving by Livia Olteano
The Girl from Long Island by Lara Rezni
The Seacrest by Aaron Paul Lazar

News: Nora Roberts 2014 Release Schedule  Goodreads Chat with author Laura Kaye  November Challenges Wrap Up Post

Memes: The Friday 56 #7  Quote-Tastic #27 Muskrat Atonement  Sunday Book Share #65

Odd, interesting, or funny search phrases leading to the blog: "beas nook lungs" :) "cat meme I regret nothing", "how to catch a cat", "sea turtle mother movie" and "author that writes from a dogs point of view"

1 winner gets an ecopy each of For the Birds and Essentially Yours, books 1 & 2 in the Tall Pines Mystery series by Aaron Paul Lazar, ends Dec. 14th

One ebook copy each of Gargoyle Addiction and Dragon Craving by Livia Olteano, ends Dec. 14th

1 winner will receive their choice of an all new Kindle Fire 7" HDX (US Only - $229 value), $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 in Paypal Cash (International), ends Dec. 18th

$50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash, from author Mayra Calvani, ends Dec. 19th

ThinkGeek Gift Card and Custom Poker Chips from author Jamie Wyman, ends Dec. 21st


Purchased - Kindle
I'm still waiting for the print book to ship but the ebook released and I bought it too. It's not possible to have too many copies of a Kelley book. 

Won - Kindle
I had completely forgotten about entering this giveaway so it was a nice surprise. I won it from the publisher, Forever Romance.

Review - Print
This is for a blog tour next month.

Review - Kindle

Kindle Freebies

I hope you have a great week. Leave a link in your comment so I can come visit you.


  1. Glad your wrist is feeling better and the Bet looks good. I love covers with almost smooching on them, and ooh I cannot wait for Nora's new books :)

  2. I just got Sea of Shadows from Kelley Armstrong. I loved her Darkest Power series but I haven't read her Otherworld books yet not sure whats holding me back.

    Sorry that you hurt your wrist, I'm glad it is better.

    Great haul. Looks like you have some awesome reading to do :)

    Have a great week
    Because reading is better than real life

  3. Nice new books, Bea. Hope you enjoy them.

    My Sunday post:

  4. Awesome books. I really like the cover for the Amanda Bonilla short and the cover for Brazen. Excellent haul.


  5. Great update and what a sweet haul! Happy Reading! The Sunday Edition @ Paulette’s Papers And be sure to check out Fill Your Stockings With Books Giveaways this week!!

  6. I don't have a landline either, but at least the 5 of us have phones, so unless it's a Verizon implosion one of them should work. :)

    Great haul! I also have My Familiar Stranger though I picked mine up in Aug 2012. O.O Oops! Better get crackin' on that ginormous freebie TBR.

  7. Love the cover of Playing with Fire...and I'm curious about The Widow File. Enjoy!


  8. Hope you are feeling better!

    We're supposed to get some snow tonight for the first time this year, but they aren't expecting much. It's pretty cold, though.

    I donated a bunch of books today too. Hopefully someone else will put them to better use than I did. I just knew which ones I wasn't going to get around to reading.

    Have a great week!

  9. Ha - I'm too paranoid to get rid of our landline, even though we rarely use it. Glad your wrist is better. Enjoy your books.

  10. We had a warmer week last week. But the weekend brought us snow. lol. Hope you stay warm!

    I too have a Sunday Post up this week, abide a bit late. ;)

  11. I'm sorry that you are sick, I think the weather is not helping us here at our house either. One day it's freezing cold and then 2 days later it almost 70 degrees. Ugh. Enjoy all your new book. I hope they get your phone fixed.

    Thanks for stopping by my Sunday Post.

  12. I am planning on getting books cleaned out and donated right after the holidays. I have stacks that need a new home. I am going to mailing them to a reservation as per Candace@Candace's Book Blog. Glad you have someone willing to call 911 on your behalf. Hopefully your phone is up and running this week. Oh boy, a new Kelley Armstrong. I had no idea. Must go look that up! Have a wonderful week, Bea!

  13. Glad your wrist is better Bea, though not having a phone is scary but like you said you have some awesome people willing to have you looked in on :) I hope you enjoy your new books!
    Thanks for stopping by my Sunday Post.
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages


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