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Sunday, September 9, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? September 10, 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.

Our cruise ended Tuesday and we spent several nice days in Seattle. We had a very late flight home Thursday and got little sleep. After our five hour drive home from Atlanta we crashed on Friday. Saturday we spent with our daughter's family. I got good reading done but didn't get reviews done as I would have liked. 

I did finish four books last week but only posted three book reviews; one with giveaway link.  I posted the regular Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and Sunday Words.

I didn’t get to visit this week so hopefully tonight and tomorrow I will get to do lots of return visits. :-) I truly appreciate all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts, not including a winner's post:
  • Audio Book Review:  Titanium Rain by Josh Finney; Science Fiction, Graphic; my rating 4.25.

    Finished Reading:
    1. eBook/Kindle

    A fun cozy from a dog's view. :-)
    Review linked above.

    2. Audio

    Steel Whispers
    by Hayden Trenholm
    Very suspenseful;
    I will post a review later this week (probably 9/12/12).
    AudioBook Download from Iambik 
    through Audiobook Jukebox
    Steel Whispers is Book 2 of the Steele Chronicles.

    Four dead Borg and counting. Serial killer, gang violence or civil war? While the Special Detection Unit hunts for answers, a terrified family searchs for their Disappeared daughter, and war between society's elites takes an even nastier turn. Borg and genetic technology is evolving exponentially and Frank Steele finds himself up against unfathomable enemies.

    Franks needs to find the key that ties it all together. He's sworn to protect every citizen. It's his duty as a cop. But now it's gotten personal and Frank has to face the ultimate test - investigating the death of his own son.

    3. eBook/Kindle

    Dangerous Shift
    By Jill James
    Good suspense and nice romance. 
    Review to post 9/10 as part of 
    Bewitching Book Tours.

    Book Description
    Publication Date: July 31, 2012
    Shapeshifters live among us but remain unknown to most people except for the highest echelons of law enforcement, the military, science, and medical fields--until now.

    When a fatal virus strikes Shapeshifters all over the West coast, including members of the Shapeshifter Task Force in San Laura, California, reinforcements are called in from around the United States.

    Lt. Nikki Hill of Missouri comes to San Laura and is partnered up with Lt. Sean Evans. They quickly butt heads on everything from proper police procedures to the moral ethics of euthanasia. They can't seem to get a lead on the serial killer even as members of their own families are stricken with the virus. In their grief they turn to each other and hope they have time to discover if their relationship stands a chance or if they might just be the next victims of the species extinction disease.

    4. Kindle

    This was in  my "free" Kindle Library
    and picked for my "summer" read.
    I enjoyed the novella and
    will do a review later this week.
    Book Description
    Publication Date: June 1, 2011
    A Midsummer's Nightmare?
    Robin Goodfellow. Puck. Summer Court prankster, King Oberon's right hand, bane of many a faery queen's existence—and secret friend to Prince Ash of the Winter Court. Until one girl's death came between them, and another girl stole both their hearts.

    Now Ash has granted one favor too many and someone's come to collect, forcing the prince to a place he cannot go without Puck's help—into the heart of the Summer Court. And Puck faces the ultimate choice—betray Ash and possibly win the girl they both love, or help his former friend turned bitter enemy pull off a deception that no true faery prankster could possibly resist.

    An ebook exclusive novella from Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series.

    Line Edits/Releases: One book is ready to link up tomorrow.

    Currently reading:
    1. Print

    What in God's Name: A Novel
    by Simon Rich
    I am 25% along on this and have mixed feelings.
    I received this from Reagan Arthur div of Hachette for review.
    Book Description
    Publication Date: August 7, 2012
    Welcome to Heaven, Inc., the grossly mismanaged corporation in the sky. For as long as anyone can remember, the founder and CEO (known in some circles as "God") has been phoning it in. Lately, he's been spending most of his time on the golf course. And when he does show up at work, it's not to resolve wars or end famines, but to Google himself and read what humans have been blogging about him.

    When God decides to retire (to pursue his lifelong dream of opening an Asian Fusion restaurant), he also decides to destroy Earth. His employees take the news in stride, except for Craig and Eliza, two underpaid angels in the lowly Department of Miracles. Unlike their boss, Craig and Eliza love their jobs - uncapping city fire hydrants on hot days, revealing lost keys in snow banks - and they refuse to accept that earth is going under.

    The angels manage to strike a deal with their boss. He'll call off his Armageddon, if they can solve their toughest miracle yet: getting the two most socially awkward humans on the planet to fall in love. With doomsday fast approaching, and the humans ignoring every chance for happiness thrown their way, Craig and Eliza must move heaven and earth to rescue them - and the rest of us, too.

    2. Audio

    Night Rounds: A Detective Inspector Irene Huss Investigation
    by Helene Tursten (Author), 
    Suzanne Toren (Narrator)
    I am three discs into this interesting mystery.
    Reviewing for AudioGo 
    through Audiobook Jukebox
    Book Description
    Publication Date: June 5, 2012 |  
    Series: Inspector Irene Huss Investigation
    Irene Huss is a former Ju–Jitsu champion, a mother of twin teenage girls, the wife of a successful chef, and a Detective Inspector with the Violent Crimes Unit in Goteborg, Sweden. And now she’s back with a gripping follow–up to Detective Inspector Huss. One nurse lies dead and another vanishes after their hospital is hit by a blackout. The only witness claims to have seen Nurse Tekla doing her rounds, but Nurse Tekla died sixty years ago. Detective Inspector Irene Huss of the Violent Crimes Unit has the challenge of disentangling wandering ghosts and complex human relationships to get to the bottom of this intriguing case. A cult hit in its first three installments, the Irene Huss series is available once again for English–language fans.

    3. Kindle

    Miss Buncle's Book
    by D.E. Stevenson
    I will start this one next. 
    Reviewing for Sourcebooks through NetGalley.
    Book Description
    Publication Date: September 1, 2012

    Who Knew One Book Could Cause So Much Chaos?

    Barbara Bunde is in a bind. Times are harsh, and Barbara's bank account has seen better days. Maybe she could sell a novel ... if she knew any stories. Stumped for ideas, Barbara draws inspiration from her fellow residents of Silverstream, the little English village she knows inside and out.

    To her surprise, the novel is a smash. It's a good thing she wrote under a pseudonym, because the folks of Silverstream are in an uproar. But what really turns Miss Bunde's world around is this: what happens to the characters in her book starts happening to their real-life counterparts. Does life really imitate art?

    A beloved author who has sold more than seven million books, D. E. Stevenson is at her best with Miss Buncle's Book, crafting a highly original and charming tale about what happens when people see themselves through someone else's eyes.

    "Love it, love it, love it"

    "There are no vampires, no faeries, no weird creatures, just a sweet story about real people living in a world I've always dreamed of."—Reader Review

    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 the reading is Galatians.

    Line Edits: I have another book that may be ready to upload this week.

    I thought I had selected fewer titles for September but there are already 17 in this list which means five per week continues.I have read 4 so far.

    Scheduled for September:

    9/10 Dangerous Shift Review (Bewitching Blog Tour)
    9/20 A Man of Honor (Pump Up Your Book Blog Tours)
    Week of 9/20 - date tbd Angels Landing by Rochelle Alers (Hachette)
    9/25 Kiss of Steel by Bec McMaster - Review and Interview (Sourcebooks)

    Unscheduled for September:

    Blades of Winter: A Novel of the Shadowstorm by G. T. Almasi
    (Possibly one more)

    Miss Buncle's Book by D.E. Stevenson
    When You Give a Duke a Diamond by Shana Galen
    (Possibly two others)

    What in God's Name: A Novel by Simon Rich
    Power, Faces of Evil by Debra Webb

    Audiobook Jukebox:
    Night Rounds: A Detective Inspector Irene Huss Investigation by Helene Tursten
    The Aleppo Codex: A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible by Matti Friedman
    Bones Are Forever Kathy Reichs

    Risking it All by Suzanne Barrett

    I plan to read at least one "Won"/TBR books and one free Kindle book.:-)
    Free Kindle - read.
    Won TBR: Shift by Ami Rebecca Blackwelder

    [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. Miss Buncle's Book looks good. My favorite book this week was Ghouls Just Haunt to Have Fun by Victoria Laurie. Please come see what I'm reading now.

    2. There are no vampires, no faeries, no weird creatures, just a sweet story about real people living in a world I've always dreamed of."—Reader Review <~~~ That sounds perfect to me :) I hope you have a great week of reading :)

      The Relentless Reader

    3. All new titles to me. I am glad you had a great time. I hope to someday take a cruise anywhere but probably wouldn't want to come home. :)

    4. You read some Wonderful books. Have another great reading week!

      Here is my Monday post!!

    5. I enjoyed the Iron Fey series. Glad you had a nice visit in Seattle. Did you do the Underground Tour?


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