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

Friday, July 25, 2014

Meet & Greet Social Blogger Giveaway Hop

    Welcome! Get a drink, put your feet up, move the cat if need be (watch out, he's shedding), and get ready to learn a little more about myself and the Nook. Come Meet & Greet your favorite bloggers and find a few new ones to love too! Enter the Grand Prize Giveaway then hop around and visit all of the Social Bloggers and learn some fun facts about them! There will be individual giveaways at some of the blog so don't forget to stop by and say hi!

    There's a good variety of blogs participating so take notes, cuz there's a quiz at the end.

    Kidding, just kidding! No quiz. Although it was a tempting thought. :D


    Some (hopefully) Fun Facts About Myself and the Blog


    1. I've had some books for 20-30 years; others were my mothers and are 40 or more years old.

    2. I love to read but don't enjoy writing. My mother (an English teacher) wanted me to be a writer. Sorry mom. Do you suppose writing the blog counts?

    3. I'm a procrastinator, which combined with my dislike of writing, often means I'm writing posts at the last minute. I'm trying to do better but I was working on this at the last minute, trying to come up with something interesting to say about myself or the blog. I do have some posts written and scheduled through August but only a handful.

    4. I had NO IDEA how much there is to maintaining a blog and doing reviews. I was so clueless when I started. Sometimes, ignorance really is bliss. I might never have begun this adventure otherwise.

    5. You wouldn't know it from reading the blog but I love watching HGTV. I am so unskilled and uncreative that I love watching other people improve their houses. Also, I often yell at the buyers on those house hunting shows. I get so annoyed with how picky and spoiled so many of them are. I want to give them Gibbs smacks.

    6. Almost 4 years in (4 in September), I still get excited when I get a review request. It constantly blows my mind that someone actually wants ME to read and review their book. How the heck did that happen?

    7. I have 10 bookcases in a 4 room condo: 4 in the living room, 1 in the office/store room, 1 in the kitchen, and 4 in the bedroom. Plus I keep a couple books in the bathroom and my comic books are stored in about a half dozen boxes in the walk-in closet. Then there are the stacks of books scattered around the living room and bedroom. And then are my three ereaders: my Kindle Paperwhite, my Kindle Fire, and my Nook Touch. Oh and my cell phone. I might be a book hoarder. :D


    8. When it comes to romance, I read everything from clean and inspirational to so hot and graphic the book should be on fire.


    9. Bea is a nickname, derived from my habit of signing notes, letters, etc. with my first initial of B. Other nicknames include Queen Bea, Scotty, Tickle Monster, and Breege. I share my given name with a goddess and a saint. :)

    10. While I usually try to mind my manners in my reviews, I can be incredibly snarky and sarcastic in pretty much all other areas of my life. Those of you who have me on facebook and twitter have gotten to see that side of me. What? I said that I was named for a saint, not that I behaved like one. :D

    Hmm, we're also supposed to share about our favorite book, genre, or author. I hate having to pick just one. So I didn't. :D

    Fave book - The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien, Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs, Industrial Magic by Kelley Armstrong, A Dance Through Time by Lynn Kurland, and Playing the Jack by Mary Brown are a few enduring favorites.

    Fave genre - mysteries and urban fantasy/mythology/fairy tales. I grew up reading myths and fairy tales and the occasional sci fi. Then in college a friend said I needed to try a new genre, urban fantasy, and loaned me some Charles de Lint books. I've been hooked ever since. My parents were mystery readers and my brother is too so I come by that one naturally; growing up, I loved the Hardy Boys and The Three Investigators.

    Fave authors - Kelley Armstrong! Patricia Briggs! Lynn Kurland, Dick Francis, Donna Andrews, JD Robb, early Sharyn McCrumb, Marguerite Henry, and Sandra Boynton spring to mind. :)

    Thanks for visiting, please put your empty glass in the sink, and come back any time. :)

    The Grand Prize - $70 $85 Amazon Gift Card plus two books: Beyond the Count and Fairy, Texas


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    26 comments:

    1. Oh my gosh. I mentioned Gibbs too! But in a naughty I so lust after older men way. ::snort:: And I totally did mine last minute too. Procrastinators Unite! Heh

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    2. Number 4 I hear you sister! But it' so much fun I just do it anyway :)
      Great Post!

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    3. I love HGTV too! But it seems like all my favs are cancelled and the brothers have taken over every available segment of air space, lol.

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    4. Ummm, I totally ROCK at procrastinating too. Nothing like that last-minute adrenaline rush :) Totally jealous of some bloggers (ahem, Anna, hands over ears), who write & schedule their reviews and posts months out ... I should be so organized. But it's all fun and so great to meet you!

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    5. Love your post. As a fellow procrastinator who has decided to embrace the last minute adrenaline rush, I salute you!

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    6. Nice to meet'cha :) LOL... As on book hoarder to another, you can never have enough!!! Thanks for such a fun post!

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    7. ooooo...HGTV. My niece has me watching that channel, love it and I so feel you on some of the buyers. Yes a Gibbs smack would do some of them good, lols. Awesome learing more about you Bea ;)

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    8. I think that I would love to be a book blogger but I don't think I have the time to do it. I have books shelves and boxes filled, and a huge stack next to my bed. I read all kinds, as well, such as inspirational to romance, to biographies. You name it I probably read it.

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    9. Oh....mama! I feel ya about having know idea about what it involves in running a blog! I still consider myself a newbie blogger and am feeling those pains! As I told Anna on her page...I'm a die hard GIBBS fanatic!!! LURVE him! LOVE your blog! Nice to meet cha! :)

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    10. I had to do a mental count of the bookcases in my house (for books, dvd's, video games, and game guides) and the total came to 11! I have a problem.

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    11. It was nice to meet you bea I am a bit of a book hoarder myself. I like your blog. Have a great weekend.

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    12. Thank you for sharing with us today, I would venture to say you have as many books on your shelves as I have in my Kindle - the mind is boggled. LOL Love fellow book lovers!

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    13. Thanks so much for sharing with us. I really need at least 10 bookcases, too. I have thousands of print books and thousands more on my ereaders. I really prefer print over ebooks, but the Kindle is best for travel. I KNOW I'm a book hoarder and have been for years. My husband has conveniently left a few hundred books here and there and couple of times, thinking I won't notice, then I start screaming about this title and that title and this author and that author, asking what happened to all my books. He's since learned to ensure that, if nothing else gets packed, the books must make it safely. :)

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    14. Yeah, I'm a book hoarder, too, though a lot of my books are packed in plastic bins (cataloged, of course, so I can find the one I want!).

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    15. I guess I missed that we were supposed to share faves like that. But I love all my genres alike. I guess they are all Romance though so I guess that is my true love. Stopping by from the Sunday Post.

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    16. I've always been afraid of blogging for the time-suck reason, so I'm grateful to people like you who do it!

      Trix, vitajex(at)Aol(Dot)com

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    17. Nice reading about you…I took have stacks upon stacks of books spread about my home..nothing like a real book!! And Dick Francis was the first author I got in to…had everyone of his books…loved them! Now I'm doing the YA Fantasy…it's taking me to some cool places…thx for sharing, have a fun hop! june

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    18. Writing on a blog does count :) That's what I love with the kindle, no more cases full of books, I can take the 300+ I have on vacation, ain't that nice ? It was nice knowing some more about you !

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    19. Thanks for sharing your facts with us! Some of your facts I can so relate too lol. I too love to read but hate writing. I read all romance books too. =) And my friends call me B too,... and a friend made me a mug that says "You can call me Queen B" on it! But i'm not named after a saint, i'm more named after alcohol lol. ;)

      Take care & I hope you have a great day!
      Brandi

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    20. Thanks for sharing, My favorite show is vampire diary's and i do love gibbs on ncis too. thanks for the great giveaway

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    21. I'm a book addict too! Thanks for sharing the interesting personal facts.

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    22. it was nice getting to know a bit about you. thank you for the chance at such a great contest.

      tammy ramey
      trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

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    23. I'm a recent ebook hoarder.

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    24. So glad I stumbled over here so I could say hey Bea! :) I've always thought I was a weirdo for liking really clean stuff and hardcore stuff too. Thought I was an anomaly, you totally made my day revealing that.

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