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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sunday Post September 27, 2015/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday September 28, 2015

I am linking with Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
It's Monday! at Book Journey is active again too.

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 busy work week getting trying to finish things that were needed as I will be away this coming week. DH and I are on a Bahamas cruise - enjoying the sun.  

I enjoyed my reading and listening although it seemed to move slowly early in the week.  I finished four books: three ebooks and one audio. I posted three reviews and the usual memes posted.

I did get to visit early last week but I may not get to visit until late this week do to the internet.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
Finished Reading:
(last week)Audible/MP3

Deadlocked: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel, Book 12
Written by: Charlaine Harris
Narrated by: Johanna Parker
This was from my Audible TBR shelf. I actually finished this a week ago but forgot to list it with last week's titles.
Publisher's Summary
It’s vampire politics as usual around the town of Bon Temps, but never before have they hit so close to Sookie’s heart….
Growing up with telepathic abilities, Sookie Stackhouse realized early on there were things she'd rather not know. And now that she's an adult, she also realizes that some things that she knows about, she'd rather not see—like Eric Northman feeding off another woman. A younger one.
There's a thing or two she'd like to say about that, but she has to keep quiet—Felipe de Castro, the Vampire King of Louisiana (and Arkansas and Nevada), is in town. It’s the worst possible time for a human body to show up in Eric's front yard—especially the body of the woman whose blood he just drank.
Now, it's up to Sookie and Bill, the official Area Five investigator, to solve the murder. Sookie thinks that, at least this time, the dead girl's fate has nothing to do with her. But she is wrong. She has an enemy, one far more devious than she would ever suspect, who's set out to make Sookie's world come crashing down.
©2012 Charlaine Harris, Inc. (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC

1. eBook/Kindle

Harriet Wolf's Seventh Book of Wonders: A Novel
by Julianna Baggott
This is a strange dramatic work.
I will post a review this week.
Click on book title for full description.

2. eBook/Kindle

The Remaining: Trust: A Novella
by D.J. Molles
This is one of two Novellas that came in the series before the fifth title which I started on Audible. 
D..J. Molles' stunning Remaining saga continues in this first novella in the series set in a world ravaged by a bacterium that has turned 90% of the population into ravenous animals.
While Captain Lee Harden struggles to fulfill his part in Project Hometown his trusted friend and ally Major Abe Darabie works to hold up his end of the mission. But caught between his responsibility to the mission and the ambitions of a new president Abe must decide where his duty lies and whom he can trust in a country turned upside down.

3. eBook/Kindle

The Remaining: Faith: A Novella
by D.J. Molles
This is the second Novella in the series before Book 5.
The world is slipping into chaos. A mysterious plague has come stateside, and Clyde Bealey suddenly finds himself with nothing but a suitcase full of worthless things and a desperate sense that he must prove himself to his pregnant wife. As he tries to lead his family to safety through a world filled with madmen, he will learn that the cost of his pride might be more than he can bear.

4. Audible/ MP3

The Remaining: Allegiance
Written by: D. J. Molles
Narrated by: Christian Rummel
I picked this up with a September Audible Credit.
There is more suspense and pain.
Click on book title for full description.

Currently reading:
1. eBook/Kindle + Print

First the Dead: A Bug Man Novel
by Tim Downs
This is the second book we hope to discuss
at Ladies' Book Club on Saturday October 3, 2015
When a national disaster strikes, "first the living" is the rule.
Unless you're the Bug Man.
When Hurricane Katrina strikes New Orleans, forensic entomologist Nick Polchak signs up to help with the recovery effort. He is known as the Bug Man for his knowledge of insects and what they can reveal about the dead. The government's mandate is clear—rescue the living first, recover the dead later.
But something is very wrong in the toxic soup-bowl of post-Katrina New Orleans.
Someone is using the cover of disaster to kill . . . hiding the victims of murder in the same watery grave as the victims of Katrina.
It's a tale only the dead can tell. But no one besides the Bug Man is listening.
" . . . stands out from the pack of CSI-inspired mysteries with its quirky hero and creative handling of the Hurricane Katrina disaster."
—Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

2. eBook Kindle

Kiss of Midnight: A Midnight Breed Novel (The Midnight BreedSeries Book 1)
by Lara Adrian
This got pushed to the side for First the Dead but I hope to get it done this week.
Click on book title for full description.

3. Print Book

Jennifer: An O'Malley Love Story, O'Malley Series #1
By Dee Henderson
I needed to finish this to discuss it at October ladies' book club.
Click on book title for full description.

4. Audible/MP3

The Remaining: Extinction
by D.J. Molles
Narrated by: Christian Rummel
I had to get the last book to get to the conclusion!
I picked this up at Audible with my second September credit.
Publisher's Summary
This is the sixth and final novel in the action-packed series following Special Forces captain Lee Harden and a group of survivors struggling to survive while rebuilding an America devastated by a bacterium that has turned 90 percent of the population into a ravenous horde.
The merciless tide of infected is flooding south, and time is running out to stop them. Bolstered by new allies, Captain Lee Harden continues his struggle to establish a safe haven from which the embers of a shattered society can be rekindled.
This is the sixth and final novel in D. J. Molles' best-selling series: Book one: The Remaining; book two: The Remaining: Aftermath; book three: The Remaining: Refugees; book four: The Remaining: Fractured; book five: The Remaining: Allegiance; book six: The Remaining: Extinction; novella one: The Remaining: Trust; novella two: The Remaining: Faith.
©2015 D.J. Molles (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

5. eBook Kindle

On the Run (The Elijah Project)
by Bill Myers (Author), James Riordan (Contributor)
This is another TBR title in my free Kindle library since 2010 but was delayed for the Book Club titles.
In book one, On the Run, Elijah’s supernatural gifts have drawn the attention of dark forces. Separated from their parents, Zach and Piper (with a lot of help from heaven) must protect their little brother.

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 two plus four new for this week so I hope to get at least four posted this week but I will still be a bit behind.
I finished one book from NetGalley and won't be starting another until next week. I didn't add any new books so my waiting NetGalley shelf is still seven.
I am finally pulling in more books off my Kindle and Audible shelves for my TBR Challenge. 

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 didn't receive any review books but I picked up two Audible books with credits.
I purchased one Kindle title to continue the Remaining Series.
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 purchased two Audible titles with my September Credits:
The Remaining: Allegiance
Written by: D. J. Molles
Narrated by: Christian Rummel
This is book 5 in the series.
See full information under finished above.

The Remaining: Extinction
by D.J. Molles
Narrated by: Christian Rummel
This is book 6 in the series.
I had to get the last book to get to the conclusion!
See full info above under current reading.

I purchased at Kindle:

The Remaining: Faith: A Novella
by D.J. Molles
The second Novella in the series before book 5.
See more info above.


Over the past week I added just 55 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. Oh a cruise in the Bahamas, sounds absolutely wonderful, plenty of sun and rest I hope and some reading!

  2. Have a wonderful time on your Bahamas cruise. Hopefully you get plenty rest and some reading done.

  3. I'm a little jealous of your upcoming cruise! Hope you have the best time! Happy reading and listening :)

  4. Wow, I'm impressed at the number of audiobooks you finished! It takes me 2-4 weeks to finish one!
    Have a wonderful cruise!

  5. Hope you're relaxing and enjoying the cruise - it sounds wonderful!

  6. I'm jealous of that sunshine. It's so dreary here and they're saying it's going to stay that way until Sunday. Enjoy!

  7. Oh, have fun in the Bahamas! I have never been....enjoy your books, too. I've been curious about Charlaine Harris's books for a while.


  8. Busy week for you.

    ENJOY the cruise.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  9. I've been collecting the Harris series of vampire books but haven't read them all yet.

  10. Wow. A cruise. That sounds splendid. Hope you're having fun!


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