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, December 6, 2015

Sunday Post December 6, 2015/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday December 7, 2015

I am linking with Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

It's Monday! What Are You Reading now at The Book Date.
Thank you to Sheila for the years that she handled this meme.
Thank you to Kathryn for taking up the baton.
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 started the week celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary Monday night! Just a sweet night at home for Dear Hubby (DH) and me. 
The rest of the week was rather pushy with work and evening publishing tasks.
I really enjoyed my reading and listening even though I only completed two books, one audio and one eBook.  I posted four reviews, one with a giveaway. And I posted the usual memes.

I was tied up working on projects and didn't realize until the end of the week that I never got to visit. :-( I missed it.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:

Finished Reading:
1. Audible/MP3

Written by: Robert Crais
Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
This is GREAT entertainment! 
I loved it and will post a review this coming week.
This is from my Audible TBR shelf.
Click on book title for full description.

2. eBook/Kindle (Ladies Book Club- Print)

A Change of Fortune (Ladies of Distinction Book #1)
by Jen Turano
 I purchased this book in print for Ladies Book Club.
(I purchased it at Amazon for my reading.)
This is our November read discussed on 12/5/15.
I loved this read too!
My 5 star review is linked above.

Currently reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

The 12 Brides of Christmas Collection: 12 Heartwarming
Historical Romances for the Season of Love
by Mary Connealy (Author), Diana Lesire Brandmeyer (Author), Margaret Brownley (Author), & 9 more
I am enjoying this. I am just at 50%.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible

Written by: Scott Westerfeld
Narrated by: Alan Cumming
I think I selected this for the SteamPunk cover.
It has been in my Audible Library since August 2012.
Publisher's Summary
It is the cusp of World War I, and all the European powers are arming up. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ fabricated animals as their weaponry. The Leviathan is a living airship, the most formidable airbeast in the skies of Europe.
Aleksandar Ferdinand, prince of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is on the run. His own people have turned on him. His title is worthless. All he has is a battle-torn Stormwalker and a loyal crew of men.
Deryn Sharp is a commoner, a girl disguised as a boy in the British Air Service. She's a brilliant airman. But her secret is in constant danger of being discovered.
With the Great War brewing, Alek's and Deryn's paths cross in the most unexpected way - taking them both aboard the Leviathan on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure. One that will change both their lives forever.
©2009 Scott Westerfeld; (P)2009 Simon & Schuster

3. eBook/Kindle

Unclutter Your Life! How to Tame Your Mess, Calm Your Mind, Lighten your Load
by Jen Williams
This book qualifies for "U" in my Alphabet Soup Challenge. It is a free Kindle book I downloaded in 2013 so it is a TBR book too.

Escape the evil grip of clutter!
Unclutter Your Life: How to Tame Your Mess, Calm Your Mind, and Lighten Your Load reveals exactly how to gain control of your stuff and your life. It’s 40 pages of no-nonsense, simple, straightforward and meaningful information.
Come along on a journey of life assessment, self-discovery and goal setting that brings you closer to living a clutter-free life than ever before. Along the way you’ll learn the health, emotional and time-wasting impacts of clutter in your life and your surroundings. You’ll understand the behavioral and psychological reasons why you clutter. And you’ll know exactly what it takes to break free of clutter’s grip – once and for all!
So scroll up, click "buy" and start to unclutter your life today!

October 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 four reviews last week which keeps me up to date and gives me a chance to include two books I didn't list this year in Monday Reading. I am reading my last NetGalley selection for the year. 
I have read 9 of my 12 TBR Pile books.  The last three are full novels so I will have to read one a week after the Netgalley reading is complete.
I have the last of my Alphabet Soup Challenge to finish: "U", "X", "Y" and "Z".

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 picked up four books on sale at Audible and three ebooks at Amazon. (OK - an early Christmas for me-- Total expense for the week $24.99.) I am still picking up titles so that
And of course I added more free kindle titles to my library.

Are your mailbox and TBR piles blooming?

Review Titles




I picked up four Audibles at the $4.95 sale (total $19.80):

Written by: Adrian McKinty
Narrated by: Gerard Doyle

This is an author I have been wanting to try.

Written by: Charlaine Harris
Narrated by: Johanna Parker

This is the last of the series for me to finish

Written by: Marko Kloos
Narrated by: Luke Daniels

I wanted to try this Sci Fi Series

Written by: Rhys Bowen
Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
I have to pick up 3-5 in this series but I thought it a good time to get the Christmas book, even if it is 6.

I picked up these three titles at Kindle.

I'll Stand By You (Blessings, Georgia)
Sharon Sala
I like this author and decided to pick this up for $.99

Mistletoe Memories: Four Generations Transform a House Into a Home for Christmas (Romancing America)
Jennifer AlLee, Carla Olson Gade, Lisa Karon Richardson, Gina Welborn
I picked this up in print from the Ladies Book Club but I bought it in eBook for me to read. $1.99

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel
Gabrielle Zevin
I saw this for sale and figured if I bought the Kindle version ($1.99), I could get the Audible for discount if I want to.


Over the past week I added 60 free Kindle titles to my library - I stumbled upon an author (Ruth Ann Nordin) that looked interesting and found about 12 titles for free following her links. Titles found linked through Bookbub, Bookfun, Ereader News Today, Free Par-tay, Ignite Your Book, Inspired Reads, Pixel of Ink or Kindle ebooks.


  1. I really enjoyed that Sharon Sala book, fun. Congrats on 30 years and a great way to celebrate it was a quiet time together.
    Love the sound of the Unclutter... I have finished that challenge but this one would have been great. I just need To Do it though, not read about it!

  2. Congratulations on the 30 years.

  3. I've read a few of the Royal Spyness books and enjoyed them
    Did you get my email, Martha?

  4. All the books in your mailbox look good.

    I like the looks of The Twelve Clue of Christmas.

    ENJOY your reading week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  5. Congratulations on 30 years. We were married in 88 so we aren't too far behind you. I'm loving your eclectic haul. Hope this week is stress free :)

  6. I haven't stopped by in a while and I have missed you!

    Hope you have a wonderful week!

  7. I liked the first two books of The Ladies of Distinction series. They're unique in their own ways and have spunk. Because of you I was reminded of that series and have the third installment on my TBR.

  8. I have a few of Scott Westerfeld's novels - but not sure if I have this one yet. Have a great reading week.

  9. What a great variety of books you have here! Enjoy your reading week!

  10. Happy anniversary! Looks like some good Christmas reads... hope you have a fantastic rest of the week.


Your comments are always appreciated!


Related Posts with Thumbnails