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 7, 2014

Sunday Book Share #118

 
http://www.talksupeblog.com/search/label/Bought%20Borrowed%20and%20Bagged

 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 a busy, busy week with editing, beta reading, and promoting several of my author clients plus the day job. I got behind when I developed a multi-day stomach and intestinal bug, oh joy. The week ended on a high note with two Christmas parties on Saturday. In the afternoon, I went to author Penny Watson's holiday bash just outside of Boston. I got to meet her, Laura K. Curtis, and a bunch of new to me authors. In the evening my friend Elizabeth had her annual holiday get together. I am all partied out, lol. I iz old. :P Today, I have a ton of work to do for my other part-time job with BTSemag, and some reviews to write for the Nook.

The Week In Review

Odd, interesting, or funny search phrases leading to the blog: Well, I'm not sure where this one came from: "i may not be handsome but quotes". The rest were the usual mix of cats and erotic excerpts. :D


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

Another excellent book week. :) 

Gifted

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9633281-the-vampire-next-door

Ashlyn Chase was at Penny's author/reader holiday party and we chatted. As we chatted I realized I had 2 of her books on my Kindle. When I mentioned that, she generously pulled out a print copy of the book 3 in the series and gave it to me. Thank you Ms. Chase!
 
Purchased

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23643190-cozy-christmas-capershttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23566955-the-klaus-brothers-boxed-sethttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23668311-forsaken

These were all Kindle purchases.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3475047-a-veiled-deception

I purchased a print copy of this from the author at Penny's author/reader holiday party and Ms. Blair signed and personalized it for me.  :)


Review 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21857389-night-shifthttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23677576-mystery-night

I'm about halfway through the anthology and then I'll read Ball's book.

Kindle Freebies

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18430984-deathwatchhttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22590183-the-hostage-bargain
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14059199-the-gifthttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21413180-while-it-was-snowing
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17977469-undeniable-rogue

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! :)
Bea!

42 comments:

  1. Ah, it sucks that you got sick but at least the week ended on a high note! We had a festival this weekend and I'm exhausted, so I totally understand how you feel right now. I love the cover for Vampire Next Door, so cute!

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    1. That series has some cute covers. I hope you had fun at your festival. :)

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  2. 'Tis the season to get sick, apparently- seems like everyone I know is sick right now or fighting off a cold. I've been lucky so far.... And isn't it funny how parties take a little more out of us than they used to? :)

    Cozy Christmas capers sounds nice.

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    1. Yeah, it does seem like a lot of people are sick lately. I hope you manage to avoid being sick!

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  3. LOL to that quote, what an odd one! I enjoyed a previous book by Elyssa Patrick so I'm going to snag that freebie now! Thanks for sharing it! Have a good week, hopefully bug free :)

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    1. It made me laugh too. :D I hope you have a good week too, hopefully bug free!

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  4. I hope you're feeling better now, Bea!
    You got some very nice-looking books last week to keep you company, though... The cover for The Gift is yummy :)
    Have a fantastic week and happy reading.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. Thanks Lexie. :)

      The Gift has a yummy cover indeed!

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  5. A Veiled Deception caught my eye...hope you enjoy it and your other books too. Except for the nasty bug, sounds like you had a great week. Good luck catching up on your work...

    My Sunday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/12/weekly-book-recap-89.html

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    1. I did have a good week, despite the bug. :)

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  6. I'm so glad you were able to go to Penny's bash. She went out on the edge with organizing that, so it would mean a lot that you went!
    My post today: http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/2014/12/blue-sunday-post.html

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    1. It's too bad you couldn't make it, it would have bee nice to meet.

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  7. You did excellent this week. I hope you love all your new books. The freebies look really good. I guess I missed some of those.

    Grace

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    1. Thanks Grace, have a good week.

      I often see freebies that I missed at other blogs. It can be a challenge to keep track of them all.

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  8. I love Annette Blair's cozy mystery series and am jealous you got to meet her! Hope you're feeling better and that you have a great week!

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    1. I've heard of her before but hadn't read anything by her. She was nice.

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  9. I love Annette Blair's series! There such fun and how awesome you got to meet her! Glad you had a good week despite the stomach bug. I can relate to the feeling old. I was standing up all day yesterday and I'm so sore today. When did that happen? Have a great week!

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    1. When did we get old? I'm not ready. :P

      If I like this one, I may check out her kitchen witch series. That looked cute.

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  10. Aw it's never fun being sick, but thats good it was over before the party and you had fun. I've read Ms. Chase (Strange Neighbors) they where good. I liked the covers that's what pulled me towards them. ^_^ I picked up some good books this week and am currently devouring Steel’s Edge (The Edge #4) by Ilona Andrews. Anything by Ilona is a must read! Have a great week Bea.

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    1. I was glad I was feeling much better yesterday; it would have been so disappointing to miss the party. I have the first 2 Strange Neighbors books on my Kindle and I'm lookng forward to reading this one. As I recall, the cover for the first one caught my eye and drew me in.

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  11. Being sick is the worst, but I'm glad you were able to attend some events.

    Enjoy your haul...love the look of A Veiled Deception.

    Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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  12. Oh my gosh. What a week! Hope you're all mended and feeling better!

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  13. Stomach Bugs are PURE EVIL! Demons made stomach bugs. I hate them! I am glad you are feeling better.

    Who you have been busy and that is so awesome you went to an author xmas party. I wish they had those kind of things by me they always seem like a lot of fun.

    Loving all the books you got this week, I hope you enjoy them all!

    Have a great week Bea!

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    1. Oh yes, they are! Blergh.

      The author party was fun and there was such a nice mix of genres there. It was also amazing to discover how many authors there in the area!

      You have a great week too. :)

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  14. That's sweet of Ms. Chase! Now you have no reason not to binge-read the series. Take it easy this week, Bea!

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  15. Glad to hear your better and had fun at the author party.. I love meeting authors and getting books signed. I usually discover some new ones too.
    You have some lovely and exciting books this week. I see one or two, or three or....LOL I see several I want.

    Here's my Sunday Post - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/12/07/whats-new-on-my-bookshelf-88-and-the-sunday-post/

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  16. I'm sorry you were sick. I hope you are better now.

    Sounds like you had a fun time meeting authors. How exciting.

    I hope you have a great week.

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  17. I'm so sorry to hear you weren't feeling well! Food poisoning maybe?

    Are you liking the anthology, I have that on the stack now too :D

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  18. While it was snowing looks good. Hope that you enjoy and have a good week.

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  19. Looks like you had fun this week despite being sick :) The Vampire Next Door look interesting BTW :)

    WeeklyWrap@EverythingNyze

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  20. You have been busy... I know what it's like to Beta read!
    You've picked up some fun reads Bea. Enjoy them and have a great week!

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

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  21. That pesky bug is getting around to a lot of people lately. Hope your feeling better now. Enjoy all those new reads. :)

    Stormi
    Week In Review

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  22. I have beard a lot about that big... I think I have it but I am in denial :) Feel better,

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  23. I'm sorry you've been sick but I hope that's all gone now. You're one busy party girl!! Have fun and enjoy your new reads.
    Sharon @ Sharon's Book Nook!

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  24. Haha yeah, I get partied out way easier now too. lol. Hope you have a good week and enjoy your books.

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  25. Hey, I snatched the hostage bargain too ! Enjoy your book haul and have a great week ;)

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  26. I have been curious about that Annette Blair series and I think I have the first book on my Kindle. I really want to read the NIght Shift anthology but my last experience with an anthology was just meh.

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  27. So sorry you were sick but at least you got well in time to go to the parties! Enjoy A Veiled Deception; it's a great series starter and I really need to track down the rest of them. And what a great cover for the Ashlyn Chase book! I hadn't heard of that series, but I will be keeping my eye out for them.

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  28. I really need to get back to doing these memes again. Looks like a nice haul you got going on. Found of lot of kindle freebies.

    Happy Reading

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  29. Ugh. I hear you on the stomach flu. That will knock anyone back. Do hope you are feeling better. Sounds like you are on the go-go with all things. :) Hope you have a great week!

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