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Sunday, February 23, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? February 24, 2014

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 had a good week this week.  I finished four books and posted four reviews, three with giveaways! Got most of the usual memes. :-)

I visited a couple of handfuls of sites late this week.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review with Print Giveaway: Sleeping Dogs by Tony Vanderwarker; Thriller; my rating 5.0. Open US Only. Ends 2/28/14.

Finished Reading:
1. Audible

Four Blood Moons: Something Is About to Change
by John Hagee
Narrated by Dean Gallagher
This wasn't quite what I expected but still an interesting discussion. I will review soon.
Click on book title for full description.

2. eBook/Kindle

Surviving Home: A Novel (The Survivalist Series)
by A. American
I really like this series!!
I am reviewing through NetGalley.
Click on book title for full description.

3. Audio
The Tempest

by William Shakespeare
Performed by a Full Cast
Published by AudioGO/ BBC Radio
I received this and Of Poseidon from SYNC YA
May 30 – June 5, 2013.
I thought I'd listen to the pair and then review them.
BBC Radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.
Raging storms and rich beautiful music combine to magical effect in this production of Shakespeare’s allegorical last play, where mystical forces work to restore harmony and order to an estranged community.
Revitalised, original, and comprehensive, this is Shakespeare for the new millennium.

4. eBook/Kindle

The End: A Postapocalyptic Novel (The New World Series)
by G. Michael Hopf
I have really enjoyed these post apocalyptic stories.
I am reviewing this one through NetGalley too.
Book Description
Publication Date: October 30, 2013
What would you do to survive?
Young Gordon Van Zandt valued duty and loyalty to country above all, so after 9/11, he dropped out of college and joined the Marine Corps. This idealism vanished one fateful day in a war-torn city in Iraq. Ten years later, he is still struggling with the ghosts of his past when a new reality is thrust upon him and his family: North America, Europe and the Far East have all suffered a devastating Super-EMP attack, which causes catastrophic damage to the nation’s power grid and essential infrastructures. Everything from cell phones to cars to computers cease to function, putting society at a standstill.
With civilization in chaos, Gordon must fight for the limited and fast dwindling resources. He knows survival requires action and cooperation with his neighbors, but as the days wear on, so does all sense of civility within his community—and so he must make some of the most difficult decisions of his life in order to ensure his family’s safety.

Line Edits/Releases:
Working on several releases.

Enter the bi-monthly drawings at eTreasures Publishing Facebook page.
This week's giveaway link:  The Way She Makes Me Feel by Pembroke Sinclair.
Check for the new giveaway every two weeks.

Currently reading:
1. Print

R Is for Rebel: ...and Royalty, Relatives, Reality, and Running from love... (Unruly Royals)
by Megan Mulry
I am mid-way on this. Still mixed feelings. :-)
Reading for Sourcebooks.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audio
Of Poseidon

Of Poseidon
by Anna Banks
Published by AudioGO
I received this and The Tempest from SYNC YA May 30 – June 5, 2013.
So far I am enjoying this audio a little more than The Tempest. :-)

Emma and her friend Chloe are spending vacation in Florida. When Emma (literally) runs into a hot guy named Galen on the beach, little does she know he’s a prince of the Syrena. Galen and Emma both feel something strange–is it attraction?–and Galen suspects that Emma might well be the girl he’s heard of–a human who can communicate with fish. What follows is a deadly scene with a shark in which Galen witnesses Emma’s gifts. He must know more about her, and follows her back to New Jersey, and high school, to find out for sure if she’s the key to saving his kingdom. Soon, Emma can’t deny her feelings for him, but can’t explain them, either–and both she and Galen must learn more about where she comes from and what her powers are before they can trust one another and their feelings. Told from both Emma and Galen’s points of view, here is a fish-out-of-water story that sparkles with intrigue, humor, and waves of romance.

3. eBook/Kindle

The Memory of Sky: A Great Ship Trilogy
by Robert Reed

I plan to start this one tonight or tomorrow.
Book Description

Publication Date: February 4, 2014
Diamond is an odd little boy, a seemingly fragile child—who proves to be anything but. An epic story begins when he steps into the world his parents have so carefully kept him from, a world where gigantic trees each house thousands of humans and another human species, the papio, rule its far edges. Does Diamond hold the promise to remake one species and, perhaps, change all of the Creation?

I am up to date with my daily Bible reading. :-)

Line Edits: We are now finalizing formatting for two ebook re-releases, as well as working on a new children's release.

I am still enjoying reading books from my own TBR. :-) My reading/listening is going along well but I have fallen behind in reviews due to being out of commission for several days. 
My backlog for review is still seven so I hope to do a couple doubles this week since I may get behind again next weekend. 

February Scheduled-

   R is for Rebel – Megan Mulry (reading)

  The End: A Postapocalyptic Novel (The New World Series) by G. Michael Hopf (reading)
  The Memory of Sky: A Great Ship Trilogy by Robert Reed

 Many requests to field and reply to.

AudioBook Jukebox 
Making some new selections. 

From TBR Collection - Ghost Hunter by Jayne Castle
Won Book - TBD
Free Kindle/Nook or Smashwords: Free Audios: The Tempest and Of Poseidon 


  1. You've given me the idea to go back to Shakespeare! have a good week.

  2. Looks like a great week. I liked your Words of Encouragement post- so very true.

  3. Good to know you are feeling better in past week, and reading like a non stop train! All books I am unaware of. So many, its wonderful there are books for every reader. Happy coming week.

  4. Still an amazing lineup for you Martha - need to take some rest in there =)
    Wondering about the blood moons - endtimes?
    HapPy listening - I'm really enjoying my forced audio times [destressing eyes!]

  5. A great week for you! Hope this week is as good

  6. Resting and reading, I sure hope you are feeling better.


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