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 four books and was pleased to get six reviews posted! I also posted two giveaway Hops, an author Guest post and two additional giveaways or links. I posted the regular Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Snapshot, Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and Sunday Words.
I didn't get to visit last week due to limited internet time on the ship. I hope to get around to visiting on Monday!
Thanks again to all the nice people who visit me, especially when I don't get to visit back.
These were last week's posts:
- Book Review and Tour Giveaway: The Old Man & The Monkey by George Polley; Inspirational Romance; my rating 5.0. Ends 12/24.
- Gift Card Giveaway Hop. Ends 12/17.
- Book Review: First Time: The Legend of Garison Fitch by Samuel Ben White; Time Travel; my rating 4.75.
- Book Review and eBook Giveaway: In Bed with the Opposition by Stephanie Draven; Contemporary Romance; my rating 4.25. Ends 12/21
- Audio Book Review: Karma's Law by Kristi Lamb; Mystery; my rating 4.5.
- End of the World Giveaway Hop. Ends 12/21.
- Martha's Bookshelf***Friday Pick Giveaway December 14, 2012. Open Worldwide. Ends 12/20.
- Book Review: All I Want -- Three Stories. Three Couples. One Holiday. Contemporary, Holiday Romance; my rating 4.5.
- Author Guest Post by Kaylee Baldwin author of Six Days of Christmas in All I Want Anthology.
- Audio-Theater Book Review: The Man Who Murdered His Mother-In-Lawby Jeffrey Hatcher; Audio Theater; my rating 5.0.
In Bed With the Opposition
by Stephanie Draven
Review and Giveaway linked above.
ALL I WANT Anthology
THREE STORIES. THREE COUPLES. ONE HOLIDAY.
by Jolene Perry, Kaylee Baldwin and Rachael Anderson
Review and Author Guest Post linked above.
3. Audio MP3
by Scott Reeves
Narrated by Martin Scott
I enjoyed this futuristic story.
I will post a review this week.
Reviewing for the author through Audiobook Jukebox.
Hunk for the Holidays
by Katie Lane
This is a quick, fun read!
Reviewing for Forever div of Hachette.
I'll post the review and giveaway this week.
Publication Date: September 25, 2012
Always putting business before pleasure, Cassie McPherson works hard for her family's construction business. That might explain why she doesn't have a date for the company Christmas party. But it doesn't quite explain why she's crazy enough to hire an escort for the event or - crazier still - why she's dying to unwrap him like a present . . .
With whiskey-colored eyes and a killer smile, James is one gorgeous hunk who really knows how to fill out a tuxedo. He charms everyone, including Cassie. And when the night ends, the party doesn't stop. As Cassie falls, literally, into his bed, James falls head over heels in love. Now he has to figure out a way to tell her the truth: he's not an escort. He's her family's fiercest business rival. But all he wants for Christmas is her . . .
Line Edits: I am still working on formats.
by Linda Carroll-Bradd, Terri Rochenski, Lindsay McFerrin
I am on the third story and really enjoying this which is set for review on December 18. Reading for Author Blog Tour.
Publication Date: December 2, 2012
Wishes Come True by Linda Carroll-Bradd
Will mixing one lonely baker and the town’s prodigal son with spices and laughter make a tasty recipe for love?
Harbor Homecoming by Lindsay McFerrin
Can a gigantic dog named Bear be a matchmaker? If it’s Christmas in romantic Bar Harbor, Maine, the answer is yes!
Beginning of Forever by Terri Rochenski
A new face in town forces Lillian Davis to choose between living in her past and what is blossoming in her heart.
2. Audio CD
by Glenn Beck (Author),
January LaVoy (Reader)
I have just started this.
Reviewing for Simon and Schuster
through Audiobook Jukebox.
Release Date: November 20, 2012
“I was just a baby when we were relocated and I don’t remember much. Everybody has that black hole at the beginning of their life. That time you can’t remember. Your first step. Your first taste of table food. My real memories begin in our assigned living area in Compound 14.”
Just a generation ago this place was called America. Now, after the worldwide implementation of UN-lead program called Agenda 21, it’s simply known as the “Republic.” There is no president. No congress. No Supreme Court. No freedom.
There are only the Authorities.
Citizens have two primary goals in the new Republic: to create clean energy and to create new human life.
Those who cannot do either are of no use to society.
This bleak and barren existence is all that eighteen-year-old Emmeline has ever known. She dutifully walks her energy board daily and accepts all male pairings assigned to her by the Authorities. Like most citizens, she keeps her head down and her eyes closed.
Until the day they came for her mother.
“You save what you think you’re going to lose.”
Woken up to the harsh reality of her life and her family’s future inside the Republic, Emmeline begins to search for the truth. Why are all citizens confined to ubiquitous concrete living spaces? Why are Compounds guarded by Gatekeepers who track all movements? Why are food, water and energy rationed so strictly? And, most important, why are babies taken from their mothers at birth?
As Emmeline begins to understand the true objectives of Agenda 21 she realizes that she is up against far more than she ever thought. With the Authorities closing in, and nowhere to run, Emmeline embarks on an audacious plan to save her family and expose the Republic—but is she already too late?
Godspeed: a love story
Finally - I really will start this by the end of the week.
Reading for the Author to post in December.
Publication Date: September 28, 2012
How far will a man go to atone for guilt?
When Derry and Amedee meet during her first day on the job at the Milwaukee Ledger, it is a collision of destinies. Their love affair is so intense and perfect and pure that they are certain it will be eternal. But when it ends in heartbreak, compounded by the ignominy of a disastrously mismanaged funeral service, Derry descends into an abyss of devastation and remorse and despair.
In his overpowering grief this tormented newspaperman embarks on an obsessive crusade for redemption, an astonishing twist that will leave readers tearful yet smiling in sympathetic admiration. His improbable, tender quest eventually will lead him to peace of mind, and to someone who will help him build a new life from the ashes of the past.
"Godspeed" is a bittersweet story of laughter and tears, irrepressible humor, reckless devotion, the value of true friendship, and unimaginable longing for the "forever" that can no longer be. And as the story and its astonishing twists unfold, a poignant question lingers: How can a lie be wrong if it makes so many people feel so good?
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. The reading this week is 2 John.
Line Edits: I have three books that I am completing formats on this week.
I started with 15 books set for December and have completed seven. I hope to read some extra Christmas titles too.
Scheduled for December
12/18 Review: Christmas Magic by Linda Carroll-Bradd, Lindsay McFarrin, Terri Rochenski
12/27 BookBlast: Dead Running
12/29 Blitz and Review: Perfection Unleashed (Bewitching Blog Tours)
Double Danger (An A-Tac Novel) by Dee Davis
Last Chance Christmas by Hope Ramsay
(expecting two more soon)
Uninvited by Heather Graham - I started it but need to try again.
Christmas Promises Anthology
The Blessed and the Damned (Righteous Series #4) by Michael Wallace
I'd like to read at least one "Won"/TBR book and one free Kindle book.:-)
Older Won Book: TBD
Kindle Read - TBD