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Sunday, December 16, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? December 17, 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 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.
  • 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.
Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

In Bed With the Opposition
by Stephanie Draven
Review and Giveaway linked above.

2. eBook/Kindle

ALL I WANT Anthology
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.

4. Print (read on Kindle)

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.
Book Description
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.

Currently reading:

1. eBook/Kindle

Christmas Magic
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.
Book Description
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

Agenda 21 
by Glenn Beck (Author), 
January LaVoy (Reader)
I have just started this.

Reviewing for Simon and Schuster
 through Audiobook Jukebox.
Book Description
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?

3. eBook/Kindle

Godspeed: a love story
Dan Chabot
Finally - I really will start this by the end of the week.
Reading for the Author to post in December.
Book Description
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

Audiobook Jukebox

(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


  1. I came back to look at another Christmas book and my comment seems to have disappeared.

    I was asking for festive reads so i'm excited you have more than a few.

    BTW - I am a Thriller girl at heart so definitely some mixed in with the festive ones, lol

  2. Oh Colony looks really interesting. I will have to pop back to catch you review. SOunds like you have been busy lately as well.Thanks for commenting on my blog earlier :)

  3. Some nice Christmas reads on your list, I'm finally picking up my 1st Christmas book. Have a great week and happy reading :)

  4. I hope you're able to get through the rest of your December books ;) You're a busy reader!

    Have a great week

  5. Sounds like you had a very busy reading week! Agenda 21 looks really interesting. It has a long hold list at the library. Have a great week!

  6. Awesome week! I hope your good reading continues! Happy Holidays!

    My post:

  7. Looks like wonderful weeks, both past and future. I hope you enjoy your reading...and thanks for visiting my blog.

  8. I see you are doing a lot of holiday reading. I hope they are all good stories. My Monday report is here. Happy reading!

  9. I haven't read a Christmas read for such a long time. It must be so nice.

  10. Fantastic week!!! I hope you had a great time!!

  11. I like what you're reading this week! ;)

  12. What a great week! Hunk for the Holidays looks really good.

  13. In Bed with teh Opposition has a super cute cover!!!!! :) Have a wonderful holiday.

    Whatcha readin' this week @ the Brunette Librarian :)

  14. Oooh Hunk for the Holiday looks rather nice! ;-)

    Have a great week :-)

  15. What a great week! Hope this one is just as good :)


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