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, May 3, 2015

Sunday Book Share #139 Stressed and Tired

 
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 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.

So as you know from last week's post, I have family stuff going on, and I wasn't online much last week. Most of my reviews didn't happen. I have a lot planned for this week but I still have to get most of it ready and I'm behind now. Heck, much of this week's schedule may not happen. 

In short, my father is dying. Last weekend it seemed imminent so I flew to my dad and stepmother's house. The priest came and did Last Rites but as of Saturday morning when I'm typing this, dad is still hanging in. I'm back in my home now, jumping every time the phone rings or a new text message beeps. So, if I go quiet or posts don't show up, you know why.

The Last 2 Weeks In Review

Odd, interesting, or funny search phrases leading to the blog:  These are just from the past week - "westward to strange", "perspective of a dog story", and "short story from a dog's perspective". Interestingly, these all relate to one author, J.A. Campbell, though two different series. 


Review 

Did you add any books to your shelves or e-readers in the last two weeks? Leave a link to your Sunday Post so I can visit you during the week, family matters permitting.

Thanks for visiting and happy reading! :)

26 comments:

  1. So sorry for you, Bea! I didn't realize what was going on when you said you were going to visit your parents and I thought it was just for a friendly visit :(

    Prayers and good thoughts being sent your way to deal with your father's declining health. I'm not even going to get into books with you today, just know you are being thought of at this moment.

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  2. So sorry to hear that! Thoughts and prayers with you at this incredibly difficult time. Take care and hang in there.

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  3. So sorry to hear about your father. Take care won't you?

    On the book front your haul from the past two weeks is huge! That will certainly keep you going for a while!

    Deb

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  4. I'm deeply sorry for you, Bea, it must be so stressfull to jump and dread each time the phone rings, take good care of yourself - mwah !

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  5. So sorry for the heartache you are going though *hug* sending you thoughts and prayers :)

    Megan @ http://readingawaythedays.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Aw, so very sorry to hear about your dad. Prayers are with you and your family.

    You had quite a blogging week. I struggle to get 3 posts up and reviews done quickly. Take care. Visiting from Sunday Post and would love if you linked up with our Small Victories Sunday linkup too.

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  7. I am deeply sorry to hear about your dad. My grandpa is facing his own mortality as well. I don't know how much longer he has but it hurts my heart. Please know you're in my thoughts.

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  8. I am sorry to hear of your father's illness. My Dad died in 1999 and I don't think it is something you get over. You just learn to live with the losses that come in life.
    Grief was the first experience I had that I realized one cannot get around it; you can only go through it. And the logistics of these events are never easy. Planning for the eventuality of having to take care of things at home while off to attend to necessities can feel strange, anticipatory of something we cannot want to go through. It does eventually get better but life is never the same.

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  9. I am so sorry to hear about your Father. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  10. Oh! Bea! I am so sorry! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My Heart breaks for all of you! <3 oxox

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  11. So sorry to hear about your father. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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  12. My heart goes out to you Bea. It has to be hard being away from him. Don't worry about the blog, do what you can especially if it helps occupy your thoughts ..but the blog and all of us aren't going anywhere.

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  13. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. What a sad time for you and your nerves must be shattered to be just waiting for a phone call. Huge hugs! I will be thinking of you.

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  14. I'm so sorry to hear about your father, Bea. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  15. Oh, I'm sorry to hear about your father. I've been where you are and empathize. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.

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  16. Sorry to hear about your dad, my thoughts are with you

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  17. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad, Bea. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I always try to read when I'm stressed so I hope you can, too. Take care of yourself.

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  18. Oh Bea, I'm sorry you're going through this. *hugs*

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  19. Thinking of you and the family.

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  20. Aw damn Bea! I'm sorry to see that. Lots of thoughts and prayers.

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  21. I ache at the idea of losing a father so my thoughts are with you.

    Focus on your family. Your blog friends will be here waiting. :)

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  22. Oh man ... that's awful. My thoughts are definitely with you and your family.

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  23. Hold on, sweetheart. I am so sorry you have to go through this. I went through similar experience last year with my grandad waiting for a call, and it was morally exhausting. Huge hugs xxx

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  24. Ahhh... Bea that is so sad. I am so sorry for you. I hope for all your sakes that he goes quickly and peacefully. I know that you have talked about his health declining. Hang on tight and take care of yourself. We will all be here when you get back. Hugs.

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  25. I am so sorry to hear about your father. My thoughts are with you and your family!

    Here's my Weekly Wrap Up

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

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  26. Sending love from Australia, Bea. Thinking of you.

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace xoxo

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