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Sunday, September 28, 2014

It's Monday! What are You Reading? September 29, 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.

This was another tiring week for me but I felt like I got some good work completed. This week I will be traveling to an industry conference so I will be pushing to clear my desk on Monday and Tuesday before traveling. 
My reading was okay, not great. Once again I just barely finished one ebook and one audio.  I also barely got two reviews posted along with the usual memes. :-)

I only got to visit a few blogs early in the week sad to say. I plan to start visiting tonight (Sunday) to get a start this week.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review: Shades of Moonlight by Karen L. McKee; Mystery, Paranormal Thriller, my rating 4.25.
Finished Reading:
1. Audible-Audio/MP3

The Red Shoelace Killer
by Susan Sundwall
Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
I have mixed feelings on this.
It's a cute cozy mystery but I found the audio underwhelming. Full review to post this week.
Click on book title for full description.

2. eBook/Kindle

Global Predator
by Jack Maclean
This is a thriller set in Pakistan with true-to-life danger, irony and luck.
Review to post this week. 
Click on book title for full description.

eTreasures Publishing:
Two print releases going through final adjustments before we link them up at the website.
Two more ebooks still out for galley proofs; to be released soon.

Currently reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

Mistletoe on Main Street
by Olivia Miles
I like the start of this - easy reading.
Received from Forever/Hachette through NetGalley
as part of Blitz to post on October 2, 2014.
Sleigh bells, snow, and second chances . . .
Click on book title for full description.

2. Print

Seattle Cinderella: (Romancing America)
by Gail Sattler
I haven't started this one yet but need to get to it for Ladies Book Club on October 4. I may pick it up on Kindle so I can let it read to me while I travel some this week.
Click on book title for full description.

3. Audio/MP3

Brave New World
Written by: Aldous Huxley
Narrated by: Michael York
I selected this for Banned Books Week.
I am looking forward to listening to this audio narrated by Michael York.
Publisher's Summary
When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.
On the 75th anniversary of its publication, this outstanding work of literature is more crucial and relevant today than ever before. Cloning, feel-good drugs, anti-aging programs, and total social control through politics, programming, and media: has Aldous Huxley accurately predicted our future? With a storyteller's genius, he weaves these ethical controversies in a compelling narrative that dawns in the year 632 A.F. (After Ford, the deity). When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.
©1932 Aldous Huxley; ©1998 BBC Audiobooks America; (P)2003 BBC Audiobooks America

4. Audible/MP3

Allegiant: Divergent Trilogy, Book 3
Written by: Veronica Roth
Narrated by: Emma Galvin, Aaron Stanford
Although I want to listen to Brave New World, I think my daughter will want to listen to Allegiant on our drive to Tampa. That will be fine as I have not yet read book 3 in this trilogy.
Publisher's Summary
What if your whole world was a lie?
What if a single revelation - like a single choice - changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?
The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times best-selling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of listeners in Divergent and Insurgent.
©2013 Veronica Roth (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers

I am up-to-date my daily Bible reading.
I have disciplined myself each morning to read my Bible passage before I pick up print, Kindle or mp3. I am really enjoying the reading.

Line Edits:
We are still finalizing formatting for two educational, non-fiction ebook releases which we sent back for a bit more polishing. We are also working on releasing several novels in print -- also polishing.

I still have some books carried forward. I did read at least one of my own TBRs September so now I have to pick one for October. I am staying up to date on completing reviews the week after they have been read. 

October Scheduled -
10/2 - Forever’s HOLIDAY HEAT WEEK BLITZ - Giveaway:  prize pack of the four titles!
Mid Oct: Ruptured: The Cantati Chronicles by Maggie Mae Gallagher
     Pumpkins in Paradise (Tj Jensen Paradise Lake Mysteries Book 1) by Kathi Daley
     The Kindness of Neighbors (A Short Story) by Matthew Iden

NetGalley - To be read in August thru September:
Oliver and the Seawigs by Philip Reeve, Illustrated by Sarah McIntyre
The Red Book of Primrose House by Marty Wingate  (for Nov)
Mistletoe on Main Street by Olivia Miles (reading now)
It Happened at Christmas by Debbie Mason (early Oct)
What a Lady Needs for Christmas (MacGregor Series) by Grace Burrowes (Oct)

The Founders' Plot by Frank Victoria 
From Story Bundle - I am enjoying the romance bundle and so glad I got these. There are Cyperpunk, Supernatural and Mystery Bundles available now - soooo tempting!
Huntress For Hire by Terry Spear
Peter's Christmas by M. L. Buchman
The Death of Davy Moss by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Still many more requests to consider and reply to.

AudioBook Jukebox
I'll be looking for new titles to request this week.

Post Hypnotic Press
I have several more audiobooks from this publisher that I will be reviewing.
According to Jennings ‘54

From TBR Collection - TBD
Won Book - TBD
Free Kindle/Nook or Smashwords - TBD for October


  1. Wow you do sound busy!!! Keen to hear more about The Red Shoelace Killer.


  2. Enjoy Allegiant if you listen to it- I have that one up next after I finish Insurgent. Have a good trip and safe travels, and have a great week.

  3. An ebook and an audio in my view are still an accomplishment with all you do. Hope the conference goes well and is worth it. I love the cover of Mistletoe on Main Street. As we never get snow, it always is a drawcard for me!
    Enjoy your week.

  4. I've just been given the Divergent trilogy, I haven't read it yet and at this rate will probably just watch the movie first!

    Have a great week

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  5. I am so far behind on Roth's series. I haven't read Insurgent or Allegiant. I really want to but am bogged down by review books on my stack. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  6. I love Brave New World. Just re-read it a while back as a buddy read with someone.

    Guy Vestal @ Counter Culture Critic

  7. I had checked out Brave New World for Banned Books Week as well but I didn't get to it. I'll probably read it for next year. Enjoy your week!


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