Contact email: mesreads AT
###Winner Announcement Posts are linked here.###

GIVEAWAYS ARE NOW LOCATED ON THEIR OWN PAGE - CLICK ON TAB ABOVE; Giveaways also linked on right sidebar.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Sunday Post September 13, 2015/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday September 14, 2015

I am linking with Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
It's Monday! at Book Journey may be active again in September.

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 to have a medical procedure on Friday morning so I lost half of Thursday and all of Friday at work. The procedure went fine and all is well. I am still walking three mornings. 
This week will be another short week because I will be out of the office all day Wednesday for court hearings and then we have an industry conference on Thursday and Friday. 

I really enjoyed the reading and listening this week.  I finished four books: one ebook and three Audible. I posted three reviews, and the usual memes.

I visited early in the week but none later.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Audible Review: The Empire's Corps by Christopher G. Nuttall; Sci Fi, Futuristic; my rating 4.25.

Finished Reading:
1. Audible/MP3

Come Home to Me: Second Chances Time Travel Romance Series, Book 1
Written by: Peggy L Henderson
Narrated by: Cody Roberts
I enjoyed this historical, time travel romance. The review is linked above.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible/MP3

The Remaining: Aftermath
Written by: D. J. Molles
Narrated by: Christian Rummel
Although there were tough moments 
in this, the story is very engaging.
I will post the review this week.
Click on book title for full description.

3. eBook/Kindle

Death of the Blue Flower
by Roxann Hill (Author), Paul Wagle (Translator)
This has excellent writing and good mystery.  
I will post a review this week. 
Click on book title for full description.

4. Audible/MP3

The Remaining: Refugees
Written by: D. J. Molles
Narrated by: Christian Rummel
I have become very engaged in the characters and story of this series.
I had this in my Audible Library from 2014.
I expect to review this week too.
Publisher's Summary
He has fought the fight, and run the race. But the enemies never stop coming, and the race has no finish line. It has been three months since Captain Lee Harden found the survivors at Camp Ryder. With winter looming, Lee is on the verge of establishing Camp Ryder as a hub of safety and stability in the region. But not everyone agrees with Lee’s mission... or his methods. Growing tensions between camp leadership are coming to a head, and as Lee struggles amid the dissention and controversy, new revelations about the infected threaten to destroy everything he has worked for. The Remaining: Refugees is the third book in the best-selling The Remaining series.
©2012 D.J. Molles (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Currently reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

The Last Christmas Ball
by Mary Jo Putney, Jo Beverley, Joanna Bourne, Patricia Rice, and Cara Elliott
I am enjoying this collection of historical, second chance love stories. I picked this up at NetGalley.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audio/On Computer

The Sniper and the Wolf: A Sniper Elite Novel
Written by: Scott McEwen, Thomas Koloniar
Narrated by: Brian Hutchison
This has been slow going as I need to listen to it on my computer instead of my player.
I am about a third in and enjoying the action and intrigue.
I received this audio from the publisher through Audiobook Jukebox.

Publisher's Summary
From the coauthor of the number-one New York Times best seller American Sniper comes a heart-pounding military thriller in which American hero and SEAL team sniper Gil Shannon joins up with an unlikely ally in order to stop a terrorist plot bent on destruction across Europe.
Hot on the trail of The Wolf, a rogue Russian military sniper turned Chechen terrorist, Gil Shannon turns from hunter to hunted when his mission is exposed by a traitor high up in US government. Shannon must turn to an unlikely ally - a deadly Russian special operative - to help even the odds. But when they discover that The Wolf is just the tip of a global terrorist plot whose goal is to upend the US economy and the stability of the Western world, Shannon and his team of operatives must track the terrorists down before their plan comes to fruition.
Shannon comes head to head with legions of enemy fighters all across Europe in this breathtakingly cinematic and realistic military thriller, ending with a faceoff between Gil and the one sniper who may be his equal shot. Will he survive?
This third action-packed and battle-filled adventure in the Sniper Elite series takes listeners along for a white-knuckle ride across Europe in the company of American soldiers, Russian special operatives, and global leaders - and will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final scene.
©2015 Scott McEwen and Thomas Koloniar (P)2015 Simon & Schuster

3. Kindle

Harriet Wolf's Seventh Book of Wonders: A Novel
by Julianna Baggott
This is a book I was invited to read at NetGalley. It sounds interesting.
"A mesmerizing tale of star-crossed love and of the dark secrets in a fracturing family . . . This novel is so full of wonders that it leaves you haunted, amazed, and, like every great read, irrevocably changed."--Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You

The reclusive Harriet Wolf, revered author and family matriarch, has a final confession-a love story. Years after her death, as her family comes together one last time, the mystery of Harriet's life hangs in the balance. Does the truth lie in the rumored final book of the series that made Harriet a world-famous writer, or will her final confession be lost forever?

Harriet Wolf's Seventh Book of Wonders tells the moving story of the unforgettable Wolf women in four distinct voices: the mysterious Harriet, who, until now, has never revealed the secrets of her past; her fiery, overprotective daughter, Eleanor; and her two grown granddaughters--Tilton, the fragile yet exuberant younger sister, who's become a housebound hermit, and Ruth, the older sister, who ran away at sixteen and never looked back. When Eleanor is hospitalized, Ruth decides it's time to do right by a pact she made with Tilton long ago: to return home and save her sister. Meanwhile, Harriet whispers her true life story to the reader. It's a story that spans the entire twentieth century and is filled with mobsters, outcasts, a lonesome lion, and a home for wayward women. It's also a tribute to her lifelong love of the boy she met at the Maryland School for Feeble-minded Children.

Harriet Wolf's Seventh Book of Wonders, Julianna Baggott's most sweeping and mesmerizing novel yet, offers a profound meditation on motherhood and sisterhood, as well as on the central importance of stories. It is a novel that affords its characters that rare chance we all long for--the chance to reimagine the stories of our lives while there's still time.

4. Audible/ MP3
TBD - I am ready to start another audio on my player but I have not yet picked.
I might pick up the next in the Remaining Series with my August credits which I need to use this week.

June 1, 2015- I am still up to date on Bible reading and greatly enjoying the readings-- It seems my eyes are open to more details and meaning. 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.

I posted three reviews last week which left three new for this week although I may do a fourth as well. 
I finished one and am reading two books from NetGalley. I added only one new book so my waiting NetGalley shelf is still seven (I miscounted last week).
I still want to pull in more books off TBR shelves, print and digital. 

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. 

I received one new NetGalley title and an Audible download for review this past week.
I also purchased a daily deal at Audible for $2.95
I added many free kindle titles to my library too.

(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 received one title at NetGalley this week.
This is for Tour in October through Caffeinated Virtual Assistant.

Merry Mary
by Ashley Farley
A young woman longing for a child stumbles upon a Christmas miracle.

I received this Audible Download for review
Murder on Safari: A Thriller
Murder on Safari: A Thriller
Written by: Peter Riva
Narrated by: R. D. Watson
Only a reality TV producer and an expert safari guide can stop a terrorist attack.




I purchased one Daily Deal Audible for $2.95

The Dead KeyThe Dead Key
Written by: D. M. Pulley
Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
...The ransacked offices and forgotten safe-deposit boxes remain locked in time until young engineer Iris Latch stumbles upon them during a renovation survey. What begins as a welcome break from her cubicle becomes an obsession as Iris unravels the bank's sordid past. With each haunting revelation, Iris follows the looming shadow of the past deeper into the vault - and soon realizes that the key to the mystery comes at an astonishing price.


Over the past week I added 65! free Kindle titles to my library. Titles found linked through Bookbub, Bookfun, Ereader News Today, Free Par-tay, Ignite Your Book, Inspired Reads, Pixel of Ink or Kindle ebooks.


  1. Glad your procedure went well and well done on the walking! I like the sound of Harriet Wolf's Seventh Book of Wonders, looking forward to your thoughts. Have a good week and happy reading :)

  2. Wow! A huge array of books and genres there this week.

    I'm glad your hospital visit went okay and you're on the mend, and well done on the walking. I need to take a leaf out of that particular book... (sorry, couldn't resist...!)

  3. I love a good time travel book! I saw Anne Gracie pointing out on Twitter that The Last Christmas Ball was out on NetGalley, looks a promising line up of authors.

  4. Looking forward to your thoughts on the Baggott book. Have a good week, Martha!

  5. Merry Mary sounds like a sweet book.

  6. MURDER ON SAFARI and THE DEAD KEY look good.


    Have a wonderful reading week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


Your comments are always appreciated!


Related Posts with Thumbnails