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, March 2, 2014

Sunday Book Share #78


 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 Silly Little Mischief 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 a mix of stressful and good. The good - my wrist and asthma flare are much improved, no significant snow, my family is doing well, and I received a surprise package from a PR firm I work with; the bad - I was in a minor car accident, an acquaintance died of a heart attack and she was only 30!, and health insurance problems. Also, another snow storm coming tomorrow. :(
It was a busy week on the blog last week, take a look!

The Week In Review

Odd, interesting, or funny search phrases leading to the blog: Some new ones - "oscar bingo 2014", "meme cat food bread", "reasons for banning slaughterhouse", "astraea press submissions", "book where turtle saves duckling", and "city of mirrors", plus the usual "how to catch a cat" and "threesomes".

News: February Challenge Wrap Up
COYER - Clean Out Your E-Reader March 2014
Take Control of Your TBR Pile March 2014 Challenge


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

I had an excellent book week but oy, my TBR pile. :(It's a good thing I'm doing the TBR pile challenge this month so I can whittle it down.


A friend sent me this after I told her how much I enjoyed book two; this is book one in the series. I'm continuing my habit of not starting at the beginning. :D



Organized for Murder is for a blog tour in April and It's Always Been You is for a tour next week.

Review Consideration

Kindle Freebies

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.


  1. I got the Jessica Scott book as well. Awesome haul. Enjoy your new books.


  2. Well, hell ... that's quite a week. I'm glad the accident was only minor, though. Enjoy you books, Bea. I hope next week is ALL good for you.

  3. Sorry to hear about the car accident, hope everything is OK now. Enjoy your new reads!

  4. I also have Turned by Virna dePaul on my for-review list :) I already started reading it and it's mysterious and compelling enough that I will definitely be reading and reviewing it. :)

  5. So sorry about your acquaintance - these things are usually inherited problems. Hope you are ok! Book wise, I've seen The Housewife Assassin's Handbook somewhere else and thought it sounds like a fun read. Breeding Ground could interest me as well.
    Have a great week and Happy Reading!
    My Sunday post is here

  6. Brenda Novak is a freebie? Wow! That must not happen often! I didn't have a busy week myself b/c I've got to knock down my TBR, too, with the challenge :D

    I'm sorry about all the craziness of your life last week - at least there was good to balance the bad!

    Hope this week is quieter for you!!! My Sunday Post

  7. I do hope you are better after the accident and I am so sorry about your acquaintance, so young :(
    You must be close to me since we are also getting a snow storm today not to bad but it's enough to be a pain in the neck for the morning drive to work!

    Great Haul!
    Have a great week and happy reading


  8. Wow, you have had a rough week. Sorry about your car accident and your acquaintance too. Hope this is a better week for you.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

  9. So sorry about your friend...what a week!

    Hope you enjoy your reading....I have the Housewife Assassin's Handbook...hope you enjoy it.

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  10. I like the look of Organized for Murder...will have to check out the tour. Hope you have a better week coming up.

    My Weekly Recap:

  11. Great books you have there! Thanks for considering Turned for a review! :)

  12. Sorry about the bad in your week! {{{hugs}}} I hope next week has nothing but good in it.

    Great haul and oh! Virna DePaul! I ran to see if it was on NetGalley and it is! Woot! :)

  13. What an awesome haul you got this week, Bea! I love the Whiskey Creek series, I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I do.

    The Here and Now looks awesome :) I need to check that one out ;) I have enjoyed a thriller/suspense series by Maggie Shayne, but the one you have is new to me.

    I hope you'll get your health insurance trouble sorted out. And how shocking about your acquaintance! *hugs*

    Thanks for stopping by earlier. Happy reading.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventnional Bookviews

  14. I got there at last! :))) What a shame about the bad stuff happening this week, sweetheart - we need only good stuff from now on *huggles* Lovely book haul nevertheless, hope you enjoy it!

  15. Great haul! I've read the first Whiskey Creek novella from Brenda Novak and liked it so hopefully the full length book will be good!

  16. The Molly Harper book looks great. I just grabbed the Brenda Novak freebie I have wanted to try that author. Sorry to hear about your friend, that is tough. Snow just needs to go away!

  17. Great group of books, hope you enjoy and have a good week

  18. Hey, Bea. Looks like you've had wonderful week.

  19. I'm so sorry to hear about your acquaintance.

    We're expecting snow tonight or tomorrow, too, but I'm hoping it passes us by. They've already lowered the snow accumulation predictions for here. We went from a foot and a half to three inches, so I'm really not sure what's coming our way. LOL

    I have Organized for Murder for review, too, and that looks really good. All the books on your list look good. Enjoy!

  20. I'm sorry about all the bad news. But the good news is that you've got a great book haul to take your mind off your troubles. :) I'm also participating in the TBR Pile Challenge. Good luck!

    Stopping by from The Sunday Post. New Bloglovin' and Twitter follower.

    Jessica @ Tales Between the Pages

  21. Much appreciate the shout-out! Am honored to have made your list!

  22. Nice haul this week and I hope you're ok and that this week is a better one for you.
    Take care *hugs*

  23. I love Molly Harper! She never fails to make me laugh.

  24. I'm so sorry for your loss, but I'm glad you're feeling better. Have a great week. My STS

  25. Oh, I'll need to check out The Here and Now - I love Ann Brashares! Hope you enjoy all your new books :)

  26. I hope you are ok Bea.... my clumsy ass is nothing compared to what you have been through this week. It is sad to know someone who died at such a young age.
    hope you have a better week this week and enjoy your new reads!

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


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