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, November 16, 2014

Sunday Book Share #115

 I'm participating in The Sunday Post, hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer; Showcase Sunday hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea; Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga's Reviews; and Bought Borrowed and Bagged, hosted by TalkSupe. All of these memes are about sharing the print and digital books received and/or posts and events on the blog.

I had only a few early mornings at school, thank goodness. I was actually able to sleep late several days. I was busy with the Ho Ho Ho Read-A-Thon and setting up a blog tour for a new paranormal romance, Wolves' Bane by Angela Addams. There are still spots open if you want to sign up. Claude was very snuggly last week; he has really settled in here. I got a new tank for my betta fish, complete with a heater. Apparently, I was keeping my bedroom too cold for his liking. Now he's a got a roomy tank and heated water and he's much happier.

The Week In Review

Reviews: Furry Logic by Jane Seabrook (Bea)
 Christmas with a SEAL by Tawny Weber (Bea)
The Making of George Romero's Day of the Dead by Lee Karr (Steph)
The Heart of Christmas by Brenda Novak (Bea)
Heh, I love the juxtaposition there of Christmas and zombies. :D

Excerpts: All I Want for Christmas Is You by Jessica Scott

Guest Posts: Favorite Christmas Rituals by Jessica Scott

Spotlight: Home for Christmas by JoAnn Ross and Jessica Scott

News: Sign Ups! Blog Tour for Wolves' Bane by Angela Addams 

November Challenges: Ho Ho Ho Read-A-Thon: I made my goal of reading seven holiday books though not the seven I'd originally planned.
Blog Ahead: I made some progress. I have six posts for December and five for November. Plus five that I wrote and pre-scheduled for November have published. My goal is thirty.
A Month of Giving Thanks: I totally blew it last week, I got none up. I'm aiming for two this week.
NetGalley November: My goal is ten for the month and thanks to Ho Ho Ho, I'm up to six. :)

Odd, interesting, or funny search phrases leading to the blog: A nice mix last week, many of them actually book related. :D "elin hilderbrand", "fast track julie garwood reviews", "thieves of darkness pdf", "christmas carol word scramble", "funny cat sayings with human about mom", and "karen robards justice excerpt"

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

I had another excellent week for review books. :) Actually, it was a good book week all around.


 I loved it! 4 stars. My review will post next month.


A few weeks ago I got an egalley of Murder at the Book Group and then last week the publisher emailed asking if I wanted to review the book. I emailed back and ended up with all four books below, 2 print ARCs and 2 print finished copies, including a print ARC of Murder at the Book Group. :D

And I got 2 eGalley's that I'm excited about -

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.

Thanks for visiting and happy reading!



  1. Glad Thing 2 is warm..LOL The Marriage Proposal looks so cute. Enjoy and stay warm. Congrats on reading 247books

    1. The poor boy was so lethargic because I hadn't turned the heat on yet and so his water was too cold. Now that he has warm water and a bigger tank, he's swimming around and eating again. :)

  2. It's been freezing here this week and the early mornings are not fun. :) Is it March yet? Glad to hear the new cat is settling in. They have a way of making themselves at home!

    Murder at the Book Group looks fun.

    1. March, April, May - I'd settle for any of them. Winter and late autumn are too darn cold. I'm excited for Murder at the Book Group, I hope it'll be good.

  3. Sounds like an overall good week! And congrats on reaching you RAT goal. Hope you enjoy your new books!

  4. I bet Claude loves watching the Beta fish closely ? Or is he too busy looking for a warm and comfortable place to sleep ;) Have a great sunday !

    1. Do you know, neither cat paid much attention to the fish when he was in the small bowl but since I moved hm to the tank, they have been watching hm intently? I'm glad the tank has a cover!

  5. Nice stack. The cats are just probably wondering what the fish is doing. Great looking books. The Paige Tyler book looks interesting. Heard good things about the Kelly Armstrong book.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  6. Murder at the Book Group looks good and I can't resist checking out the freebies! lol Have a great week!

  7. I am loving those cleverly puntastic food themes fiction you got! And I am excited to read PTyler's new book too!

  8. The food and book group cozies look really cool. Sounds like even though you got to sleep in a few mornings you were super busy on the book blog here. Love your new books and hope you enjoy them all..

  9. Aw yay for the herd fish and for Claude. Sounds like a great week for them :)

  10. Hungry Wolf sounds great, hope you enjoy and have a great weekend.

  11. So glad the fish is nice and warm. We had issues with our hermit crabs being way to warm and we lost one :( I think I was more sad then the kids but I am glad the fishy is very happy now!.
    I am also very happy Claude is fitting in so nicely, cats have a way of doing that

    I hope you have a great week Bea! Happy Reading!

  12. I got those same freebies that you did. I also got Murder at the Book Group from Netgalley and now I need to find time to read it.

    Have a great week and enjoy your books!

  13. Nice haul this week Bea. I hope you enjoy them. Stay warm or you can send some cool down here to Australia, we're starting to sweat already!!!
    Have a good week.
    Sharon @ Sharon's Book Nook!

  14. I'm excited about Murder at the Book Group and the Costas look so fun! I used to love Jance but haven't read her in ages. Look forward to your reviews! Glad to hear Claude has settled in. Have a great week!

  15. I love sleeping later, I am not a morning person and always feel so groggy when I have to stand up early.
    I hope your betta fish enjoys it's new tank! I am looking forward to your review of Gifted. I hope to read it soon!

  16. Murder at the Book Group looks so tempting...along with those foodie books! Delicious. Enjoy...and thanks for visiting my blog.

  17. I used to have beta fish all the time in Phoenix but they kept dying here in Portland so I quit getting them. I miss them. Look at all those cozy mysteries up there. Looks fun. Have a terrific week, Bea.

  18. Glad your fish is warmer and your foster cat is snuggly! You're doing great with the challenges this month. (Wish I were doing better with NaNoWriMo.) Nice book haul - I like the look of that book club mystery!

  19. Hehehe!! I bet your fish is happier! Have a fantastic week girl!

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


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