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Sunday, January 25, 2015

It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday January 26, 2015

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.

Here we are ready to start the last week of January. Whew!
I had a really busy week so not so much time for blogging. 
I'm glad to have the work though.

I enjoyed my reading with two books completed and two more close to complete.  I posted two reviews, leaving two again for this week so far. I also posted my usual memes. 

I'm glad I got to visit Sunday and Monday nights last week because I didn't get to do any after that.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

Starship Blackbeard
by Michael Wallace
I really enjoyed the action and the characters in this. I'll post a review this week.
Click on book title for full description.

2. eBook/Kindle

Just in Time for a Highlander (Sirens of the Scottish Borderlands)
Gwyn Cready
This is an engaging time travel Highland romance.
I'll post the review this week.
Click on book title for full description.

Currently reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

The Founders' Plot
by Frank Victoria
I am loving the constitutional, immigration and other issues featured in this good plot! I am at 82% complete so expect to finish and post a review this week.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible/MP4

Written by: Kevin Bohacz
Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
I am about 20 hours into this 26 and 1/2 hour long audiobook.
This is turning out really interesting!
I received this audio through Audiobook Jukebox.
Click on book title for full description.

3. eBook/Kindle

Hawk (The Quiet Professionals, Book 2)
by Ronie Kendig
I enjoyed Book 1 in this series and look forward to book 2.
I received this through NetGalley.
Book Description
Publication Date: November 1, 2014
Raptor’s communications expert, Staff Sergeant Brian “Hawk” Bledsoe is struggling with his inner demons, leaving him on the verge of an “other than honorable” discharge. Plagued with corrupted intel, Raptor team continues to track down the terrorist playing chess with their lives. Afghan pilot Fekiria Haidary is devastated when a systems glitch on her aircraft forces a weapons launch on a safe target. And when the deadly bombing separates Brian from the team, he must make an impossible choice: save his brothers-in-arms, or save the woman and children depending on him to survive a brutal snowstorm.


A Touch of Nerves
by Dennis Hampton
This looks interesting.
I received this from New Shelves Distribution.
Publication Date: December 18, 2012 
Army investigator Captain Ben Hawkins discovers that several pounds of the powerful nerve toxin VX-212 can't be accounted for at the Army facility responsible for destroying chemical munitions. Soon an FBI team is searching for Mahmoud, who can't forget his father's fate in the Iraq-Iran war, and Saman, whose parents were on Iran Flight 655, shot down by the American cruiser, the USS Vincennes. Their hatred of the country they blame for their losses leads them to the United States for revenge. Their scheme uses the same weapons the United States went to war to find--chemical weapons of mass destruction. The weapons didn't come from Iraq, though, but from the stockpiles of chemical weapons developed and stored in the United States.
Colonel Kashani, a senior Iranian intelligence officer, stumbles upon the plan, and he understands the dangers of enraging the American dragon. His challenge is to stop a terrorist plot without being ensnared by the FBI investigators trying to locate him. The Army investigator has his own choices, including whether to risk his career and possible arrest in an attempt to stop the attack, even if it means working with a foreign agent.
The action moves from Spain to Washington,D.C., Iran to Texas, and to small towns in Alabama and Virginia. The story is especially timely in view of recent events in Iran and Washington.

I am reading The One Year Bible again along with my husband and others from our church. I am also listening to the companion commentary online. -- Really enjoying my Bible reading. It seems my eyes are open to more details and meaning.
To go a step beyond the Bible reading I am also reading Jesus Daily 365 Interactive Devotions.

January Schedule:
I am still focusing on reading NetGalley titles and TBR titles this month.

I have two reviews to complete from this week so I am still up to date.
Now I have three NetGalley review titles I need/would like to read in January/February.  
I also have one more ebook from publicist to get to. 

Welcome to Mailbox Monday.
Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs.  This Meme started with Marcia at A Girl and Her Books (fka The Printed Page) and after a tour of hosts has returned to its permanent home at Mailbox Monday.
Thanks to the ladies sharing hosting duties: Leslie of Under My Apple Tree, Serena of Savvy Verse & Wit and Vicki of I'd Rather Be at the Beach.
Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

No new reviews or purchases for me this week although I did request a couple of titles from NetGalley that I hope will be approved this week.
I downloaded more free kindle titles to my library
(Although I have gotten to a couple, I still have many author requests, old and new ones, to consider and reply to.)

Are your mailbox and TBR piles blooming?

Review Titles


I am continuing to resist making any purchases. :-)


Over the past week I added 57 free Kindle titles to my library. Titles found linked through Bookbub, Bookfun, Ereader News Today, Free Par-tay, Inspired Reads, Pixel of Ink or Kindle ebooks.


  1. I just requested a heap of books from NetGalley today so I'll be focusing on those too if they suddenly appear!


  2. Just In Time For a Highlander looks really good! I'll have to check that one out. Thanks for sharing - hope you have a great week reading. :)

    Brooke at

  3. An interesting selection, Hawk sounds Like it could be good,

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out


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