Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Sunday Post #7 (1.12.14)

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.   
 
I've decided to try a new weekly meme - a place where I can do both a weekly wrap up and share what books I get all in one post, so I'm going to give The Sunday Post a try, and also link up with Sheila's It's Monday Post over at Book Journey.  

 
It's so nice to be back to a normal schedule. Back to the gym and working out, with my training back on track for the 1/2 marathon which is in just about 2 months from now...eeek!!! I'm really excited about it and just made my hotel reservations this weekend. My mom is doing the walk with me - which is so cool, by the way!!! - and since the marathon is in Washington, DC, we are going to spend an extra day doing some sight-seeing. I can't wait as I haven't been to DC since high school!

I also registered for BEA - it will be my first time attending and I am super-psyched!!! Being that I only live about 40 minutes north of NYC, I figured I really should take advantage of it being in the city before they move it to Chicago. I made my reservations for a hotel and will be stalking the BEA website from now until the event so I don't miss anything. Are you attending or have you attended in the past? Any tips or suggestions you'd be willing to share with this BEA newbie???

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Last week on the Blog:
 
* Bout of Books 9.0 Goals & Updates  
* Book Spotlight: Anybody's Daughter by Pamela Samuels Young  
* Author Meet & Greet: Sue Monk Kidd  
* Review: The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen
* Book Blog Walkers: January Weekly Check-in Jan 10th
* Review & Giveaway: Eggs in a Casket by Laura Childs

Books Read:
* Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner (review book)
* Love Water Memory by Jennie Shortridge (review book)  
* Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts (library audio book)  
* In the Blood by Lisa Unger (review book)
 
Currently Reading:
* The Splendour Falls by Susanna Kearsley (review e-book)  
* Destined for Love by Melissa Foster (review book)
* Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens (audio book)

Books Up Next:
* Mrs. Lincoln's Rival by Jennifer Chiaverini (review book)  
* The Lake House by Marci Nault (mine)

Recent Giveaway Winners:  
* While We Were Watching Downton Abbey by Wendy Wax - Petite, Susan @ Reading World & Kaley @ Books Etc.

Current Giveaways:  
* Eggs in a Casket by Laura Childs...2 copies (INT). Ends 1/17/14

Coming Up on the Blog:
* Review: Love Water Memory by Jennie Shortridge (with giveaway!!!)  
* Review: In the Blood by Lisa Unger
* Review: Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner  
* Review: Destined for Love by Melissa Foster (with giveaway - another INT one!!!)

 
Book Haul:   
For Review:  
* The Red Lily Crown by Elizabeth Loupas (courtesy of publisher)
* Destined for Love by Melissa Foster (e-book via publicist)
Purchased:  
* Seduction on the Sand by Roxanne St. Claire (e-book)
* Saved by the Belles by Beth Albright (e-book)
* The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd 

12 comments:

  1. I have Fear Nothing on my list...

    Good luck on the marathon...and congrats on BEA. I keep waiting for it to come back to LA, where it was in 2008, but I guess it will work its way across the country.

    I didn't know enough back then to really participate in all the events.

    Enjoy...and here's MY WEEKLY SUNDAY/MONDAY UPDATES

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  2. Good luck with the marathon and for some silly reason I thought BEA was in NO this year..that must be another event. It is nice to get back into a routine. Have a lovely week!

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  3. Good luck with the marathon! Hope you have lots of fun at BEA also!

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  4. Good luck with the marathon! And no BEA for me. I'd love to go to AAD since it's in Charlotte this year. :)

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  5. Kristin, best of luck with the marathon training and your reading! BEA should be a lot of fun. I wish I could go, too!

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  6. I'm excited to be one of the winners of "While We Were Watching Downton Abbey"! Thank you. Sounds like you have an exciting and busy New Year in store. I've never been to the BEA but it's on my list of things to do one of these days. Enjoy!

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  7. I plan to go to BEA this year too!! I hope we get to meet. It will be my first time as well. Are you going on the Wednesday for the Bloggers event?

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  8. So many great books on your list. I should think about BEA, too.

    Have a great week!

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  9. Exciting times coming. Will be amazing to attend BEA, look forward to hearing all aobut it.

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  10. I love that you are training for a half marathon - me too! I need to get back to the gym starting tomorrow. I have a lot of ground to make up (literally!)

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  11. This may be the best thing I've heard all month....Did you say BEA is moving to CHICAGO??? Woo hoo! I might actually make it to Chicago next year. Thank you!

    Here's my It's Monday post!

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  12. Looking forward to your thoughts on a few books I've had my eye one! Best of luck with your training.

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