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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sunday Post January 17, 2016/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday January 18, 2016

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 am getting back into the routine of court hearings at work. 
We spent four nights in our RV and the new memory foam mattress work well. Too bad the internet did not. 
Now we are remodeling my bathroom which leaves an opening to the cold attic. So we will probably spend another few nights in the RV this week.
Reading was good and I finished four books, 2 ebooks and 2 audios. I posted three reviews and the usual memes.

I enjoyed visiting  a little bit early last week but then I didn't have internet so I will be trying to make up for it this week. 
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:

Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (NG)

Jessica's Christmas Kiss: (Christmas Kisses Book 3)
by Alison May
This was lovely. My review is linked above.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audio/ MP3

Buster: The Military Dog Who Saved a Thousand Lives
Written by: RAF Police Flight Sergeant Will Barrow, Isabel George
Narrated by: James Langton
This was very engaging.
I will post my review this week.
I received this audio from the publisher through Audiobook Jukebox.
Click on book title for full description.

3. Audible/MP3

The Very First Damned Thing: An Author-Read Audio Exclusive
Written by: Jodi Taylor
Narrated by: Jodi Taylor
This was a quick fun listen from my own library.
Publisher's Summary
Audible is delighted to bring you an exclusive, author-read production of The Very First Damned Thing. Hear it here first, months ahead of the EBook publication.
Jodi Taylor reads the long-awaited prequel in her Chronicles of St Mary’s series, as Dr Bairstow struggles to set up St Mary’s as we know it in a world still scarred by the ravages of civil war.
Ever wondered how it all began? It’s two years since the final victory at the Battersea Barricades. The fighting might be finished, but for Dr Bairstow, just now setting up St Mary's, the struggle is only beginning.
How will he assemble his team? From where will his funding come? How can he overcome the massed ranks of the Society for the Protection of Historical Buildings? How do stolen furniture, a practical demonstration at the Stirrup Charge at Waterloo, students’ alcohol-ridden urine, a widowed urban guerrilla, a young man wearing exciting knitwear and four naked security guards all combine to become the St Mary’s of the future?
©2015 Jodi Taylor (P)2015 Audible Ltd.

4. eBook/Kindle (NG)

Night Study (Study Series)
by Maria V. Snyder
This is very good: danger, intensity and emotion.
I received this through NetGalley.
Click on book title for full description.

Currently reading:
1. Audible/MP3

To Live Forever 
Written by: Jack Vance
Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly
Originally published in 1956, this is one of my books for Vintage Sci Fi month. This is from my own Audible library.
Publisher's Summary
Waylock had been granted eternal life - but now he was killing on borrowed time.
Gavin Waylock had waited seven years for the scandal surrounding his former immortal self to be forgotten and had kept his identity concealed so that he could once again join the ranks of those who lived forever. He had been exceedingly careful about hiding his past. Then he met the Jacynth. She was a beautiful 19-year-old, and Gavin wanted her. But he recognized that a wisdom far beyond her years marked her as one who knew too much about him to live. As far as she was concerned, death was a mere inconvenience. But once the Jacynth came back, Gavin Waylock's life would be an everlasting hell.
©2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2015 Blackstone Audiobooks

2. eBook/Kindle (NG)

Brilliance (The Brilliance Trilogy Book 1)
by Marcus Sakey
This is a contemporary Sci Fi for Sci Fi Experience.
I received this through NetGalley.
In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets by the way they fold their arms. In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible by being where no one is looking. They’re called “brilliants,” and since 1980, one percent of people have been born this way. Nick Cooper is among them; a federal agent, Cooper has gifts rendering him exceptional at hunting terrorists. His latest target may be the most dangerous man alive, a brilliant drenched in blood and intent on provoking civil war. But to catch him, Cooper will have to violate everything he believes in—and betray his own kind.
From Marcus Sakey, “a modern master of suspense” (Chicago Sun-Times) and “one of our best storytellers” (Michael Connelly), comes an adventure that’s at once breakneck thriller and shrewd social commentary; a gripping tale of a world fundamentally different and yet horrifyingly similar to our own, where being born gifted can be a terrible curse.
A 2013 Edgar Award Nominee
“The kind of story you’ve never read before.” —Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher Series
“Ridiculously good. I love this story so much.” —Gillian Flynn, New York Times bestselling author of Gone Girl
Nominated for the Edgar, Lovey, Sideways, and Prometheus awards.

3. Audible/ MP3

The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
Written by: Robert A. Heinlein
Narrated by: Lloyd James
This is another Vintage Sci Fi from 1966. I will start this when I finish To Live Forever. This has been in my Audible Library since 2011 so it is a good TBR listen too.
Publisher's Summary
In what is considered one of Heinlein's most hair-raising, thought-provoking, and outrageous adventures, the master of modern science fiction tells the strange story of an even stranger world. It is 21st-century Luna, a harsh penal colony where a revolt is plotted between a bashful computer and a ragtag collection of maverick humans, a revolt that goes beautifully until the inevitable happens. But that's the problem with the inevitable: it always happens.
Winner of the 1967 Hugo award, this novel marked Heinlein's partial return to his best form. He draws many historical parallels with the War of Independence, and clearly shows his own libertarian political views.
©1965 Robert A. Heinlein; (P)1999 Blackstone Audio Inc.

January 3, 2016
We start again "In the Beginning" reading The One Year Bible again along with my husband and others from our church.
I will also be listening (sometimes) to the companion commentary online.

I posted three reviews for last week and carried one forward to set up giveaway. I will have four to post this week.
I have eight titles on my NetGalley shelves so I will be continuing to work on those.

NetGalley friends please check out eTreasures' titles available now:

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.

TBR Triple Dog Dare update: I have resisted purchases now for 17 days although I was tempted this week!
I added more free kindle titles to my library.

Are your mailbox and TBR piles blooming?

Review Titles

No new review titles this week. I still have plenty to read. :-)






Over the past week I added (only) 43 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. Nice to have the bathroom remodelled, when it's done! You had a great reading week.

  2. The process is always a pain, but the finished remodels are always worth it! Hope it all works out. Have a great week.

  3. I love Jack Vance and I haven't read that one yet! Hope you love it! My Monday

  4. Martha, you sure had a nice reading week. How do you ever find time to read that many books in a week?

    Theresa (The Truth About Books)
    Here is my Monday read

  5. Good luck with the remodel, and enjoy your week!

  6. Brilliance sound like an interesting story. Hopefully you will get plenty of reading done this week. Enjoy your books.

  7. Night Study looks great.Haven't read it yet, but I heard awesome things about it. I hope you enjoy reading this week!

    My It's Monday! What Are You Reading? post

  8. Good luck with your renovations. Enjoy your books and have a great week!

  9. Going to check out e treasures!

  10. It must be exciting staying in your RV for that period - lots of new-to-me books here, I am especially intrigued by so much audiobooks. I have a love-hate relationship with audiobooks, but I hope to see how I feel about it more this year.

  11. We're having some work done on our house, too, but thankfully it's all on the outside. Yay for resisting temptation!

  12. GFY resisting book purchases! I hope the remodel goes quickly. Nice to have the RV option!

  13. It is great how much reading you got done, in spite of the remodeling and the disruption. Although an RV can be fun. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  14. Great on resisting for 17 days....that is great.

    Looks like you had a good week.

    ENJOY this upcoming week. I can't believe it is Monday again.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  15. How neat to have an RV as back up living space. Good luck w/the bathroom remodeling; how exciting for you and your husband. You have a nice array of a reading selection this week.

  16. Luck with your remodeling, have a great reading week.

  17. I liked Night Study too. I've just read the first couple Charley Davidson books and have a couple more on my Kindle. She is writing them much faster than I can read them. Here is what I read last week. Happy reading!


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