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Sunday, April 29, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? April 29, 2012

This meme starts at Book Journey!

What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.

I finished three books, one of extra length, which was good considering I didn't get to read too much this weekend because I attended a L.I.V.E. Connect event.   I posted two book Giveaways as well as my usual regular Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and Sunday Words. 

Once again I had fun visiting a dozen or so blogs last week on Sunday night. I didn't get back to visit more later.  Thanks to the nice people who visited me too.

These were last week's posts plus Winner post not listed (and yet to be posted).
  • Book Review and ARC Giveaway: A Highlander's Prize by Mary Wine; Historical Romance;  my rating 4.0.
  • Book Review: Untouched by Sara Humpreys; Paranormal;  my rating 4.25. 
Finished Reading:
1. Print 
by Sarah Humphreys
I enjoyed this!
Review, author interview and Giveaway are linked above.

2. eBook/Kindle (NG) 

Rise of Empire (Riyria Revelations)
by Michael J. Sullivan 
This is a wonderful action epic series; two books in one. I will post my review this week.
Reviewing for Orbit through NetGalley.

3. Audio

by Joe Bevilacqua  
   This was very unusual - wacky.
I will post the review later this week.
As heard on Sirius XM Radio and NPR stations!

Line Edits/Releases: Our children's release seems to be downloading better now.

Currently reading:
1. Print:

by Regina O'Melveny 
The premise on this is quite interesting and the writing is beautiful.
I will be offering one copy for Giveaway when I post the review.
Reading for Little Brown & Co.
Book Description
Publication Date: April 10, 2012
Dr. Gabriella Mondini, a strong-willed, young Venetian woman, has followed her father in the path of medicine. She possesses a singleminded passion for the art of physick, even though, in 1590, the male-dominated establishment is reluctant to accept a woman doctor. So when her father disappears on a mysterious journey, Gabriella's own status in the Venetian medical society is threatened. Her father has left clues--beautiful, thoughtful, sometimes torrid, and often enigmatic letters from his travels as he researches his vast encyclopedia, The Book of Diseases.

After ten years of missing his kindness, insight, and guidance, Gabriella decides to set off on a quest to find him--a daunting journey that will take her through great university cities, centers of medicine, and remote villages across Europe. Despite setbacks, wary strangers, and the menaces of the road, the young doctor bravely follows the clues to her lost father, all while taking notes on maladies and treating the ill to supplement her own work.

Gorgeous and brilliantly written, and filled with details about science, medicine, food, and madness, THE BOOK OF MADNESS AND CURES is an unforgettable debut.

2. Kindle

by Scott Nicholson
I will start this a bit later this week.
Reviewing for the author.
Book Description
Publication Date: December 2, 2011
"Scott Nicholson explores the dark legends of the southern end of the Appalachian mountain chain, a nightmare country that ends in Stephen King's yard."-- Sharyn McCrumb, author of The Ballad novels

When artists gather at a remote Appalachian estate for a retreat, they are unaware that their energy is feeding something unwholesome. Sculptor Mason Jackson and dying parapsychologist Anna Galloway must uncover the dark secrets of Korban Manor before their spirits become trapped forever.
A modern Gothic thriller

After parapsychologist Anna Galloway is diagnosed with terminal cancer, she has a recurring dream in which she sees her own ghost. The setting of her dream is the historic Korban Manor, and she's compelled to face the secrets of her soul.

Sculptor Mason Jackson has come to the manor to make a final, all-or-nothing attempt at success before giving up his dreams. When he becomes obsessed with carving Ephram Korban's form out of wood, even Anna can't divert his bizarre passion.

The manor itself has secrets, with fires that blaze constantly in the hearths, portraits of Korban in every room, and deceptive mirrors on the walls. With an October blue moon looming, both the living and the dead learn the true power of their dreams.

I am again listening to The Listener's Bible NIV read by Max McLean. 
[Reading and listening on my new MP3.]
Instead of studying with the Tyndall One Year Bible this year I am studying with Through the Bible in One Year by Alan B. Stringfellow. It is a Study that I used for teaching back in around 1989 so I will enjoy it again. This week's reading will be the Proverbs and the Book of Ecclesiastes.

Line Edits: Working on new line edits; have several book conversions reading to upload to Kindle/Smashwords.

I have brought a couple of April books into May to finish which gives me 11 or so books scheduled to read for review in May.
This month I have several Promo events without reviews; THREE KINDLE GIVEAWAY EVENTS

May Scheduled Events:

May 1-8 - BookBlast for Elemental by Emily White; a $100 Gift Code to Amazon.
May 1 - Pump Up Your Books Tour for Unconquered by J.D. Davis; Month long giveaway for a Kindle!
May 4 - Pump Up Your Books Tour Guest Post and Giveaway for I Want to Help by Thomas Laresca
May 8 - Pump Up Your Books Tour for Allergies, and Awesome You; Month long giveaway for a Kindle Fire!
May 15 -30th BookBlast Blogger's Kindle Fire Giveaway 
May 16 Novel Publicity Tour with GC Giveaway: Charlinder's Walk by Alyson Miers
May 19 Review and Author Interview:  Much Ado About Marshals by Jacquie Rogers
May 24 Forever Romance Blog Tour: Book Review and Giveaway Lucky in Love (A Lucky Harbor Novel by Jill Shalvis

Unscheduled but Planned for April:

Henny on the Couch by Rebecca Land Soodak

Under Fire (Elite Force: That Others May Live) by Catherine Mann
Kiss of the Goblin Prince: Shadowlands series by Shona Husk

To be Determined

Author Reviews:
Creative Spirit by Scott Nicholson
Foolish Games (Book 3 of the Family Heirlooms Series) by Karen Wiesner
Dangerous Favors by Joyce DiPastena.

I have several chosen but not sure if they will make May reading.

[To be posted - I am setting these up for interview/feature days.
These were read and ready for reviews for Authors.
Quest for Magic by Jean Hart Stewart - Read; review to be posted with interview.
Seeing for the First Time (What You See is What You Get) and To See (What You See is What You Get) by Nicole Zoltack - Both Read; setting up author interview with reviews.]


  1. Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog last week Martha.
    You always have so much going on. The Book of Madness and Cures appeals to me.
    Have a wonderful week and happy reading :)

  2. The Book of Madness and Cures is the one I would like to read.

  3. I'm so sorry, but the title "Kiss of the Goblin" made me smile a little. :)

    Have a great reading week!
    What are YOU reading??

  4. Wow, you had a good week and it looks like a very busy month ahead.

    Have a great week!!

  5. I love the title of The Withering of Willoughby and the Professor. It does sound pretty wacky!

  6. The Book of Madness and Cures sounds interesting...hope you enjoy it!

    Have a great week!
    Kristin @ Always With a Book


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