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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Sunday Post February 14, 2016/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday February 15, 2016

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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.

As I noted last week we had a quick visit to Biloxi which was lovely. Of course then I had to catch up the rest of the week. 
Reading seemed slow again although I enjoyed it. I finished three books, two audios and one ebook. I posted two reviews - one with giveaway. I did post my other usual posts.

I enjoyed visiting in the middle of the week.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:

Finished Reading:
1. Audible/ MP3 (ABB)

Star Crusader: Hero of the Alliance
Written by: Michael G. Thomas
Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen

I enjoyed this action adventure. Review to post this week.
This audiobook came from the Author through Audiobook Blast.
Click on book title for full description.

2. eBook/Kindle (NG)

Emmy Nation: Undercover Suffragette (The Suffragette Nation Book 1)
by L Davis Munro
I enjoyed this thought provoking, historical story.
  Review to post on 2/18 
as part of iRead Book Tour.
Click on book title for full description.

3. Audible/MP3

Classic Love Poems
Written by: William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Elizabeth, Barrett Browning
Narrated by: Richard Armitage
This was perfect for Valentine week! This was from my TBR Audible library.
Publisher's Summary
For anyone who's in love - or hopes to be - what greater celebration could there be than to hear the world's greatest love poetry read lovingly by Richard Armitage? With 15 poems by William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and more, Classic Love Poems is a listening treat for Valentine's Day - or any day.

Included in this collection are:

"How do I love thee?" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
"Sonnet 116" by William Shakespeare
"Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe
"To Be One with Each Other" by George Eliot
"Maud" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
"To His Coy Mistress" by Andrew Marvell
"Bright Star" by John Keats
"Love's Philosophy" by Percy Bysshe Shelley
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
"Meeting at Night" by Robert Browning
"The Dream" by Edna St. Vincent Millay
"The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" by Christopher Marlowe
"I carry your heart" by e. e. cummings
"She Walks in Beauty" by Lord Byron
"Give All to Love" by Ralph Waldo Emerson

About the Performer
Richard Armitage is known to movie audiences around the world as "Thorin Oakenshield" in the trilogy of films based on The Hobbit. Born in Leicester, England, and trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Armitage has performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and created memorable roles on Robin Hood, North & South, and other British TV series.
Public Domain (P)2015 Audible Inc.

Currently reading:
1. Audible/ MP3 (AJB)

The Last Drop: The Last Drop, Book 1

Written by: Andrea Perno
Narrated by: Austin Rising
I'm a good third into this sci fi adventure.
I received this audio from the publisher through Audiobook Jukebox.
Publisher's Summary
Jeremy always said Space Academy was Earth's last hope. People only dream of leaving a dying planet in search of better lives. Avery never expected he would be forced to do just that. On the heels of his brother's murder, his father's disappearance, and with Earth's dwindling water supply now contaminated with a deadly virus, Avery and his younger brother have no choice but to leave Earth behind and join the survivors migrating the nearest habitable planet. What they don't know is that the rarity of water extends far beyond Earth, and they aren't the only ones fighting for survival.
©2014 Beau Coup LLC (P)2015 Beau Coup LLC

2. eBook/Kindle

Immurement: The Undergrounders Series Book One
(A Young Adult Science Fiction Dystopian Novel)
by Norma Hinkens
I am getting into the dystopian.
I received this from Xpresso Book Tours 
to review by 2/20.

Click on book title for full description.

3. eBook/Kindle

City of Gold (Matthew Connor Adventure Series Book 1)
by Carolyn Arnold
I am looking forward to this adventure.
I received this through Great Escapes Virtual Tours for review on February 23.
Action-adventure books for the mystery lover. In this series, modern-day archaeologist and adventurer Matthew Connor travels the globe with his two closest friends to unearth treasure and discover legends the world has all but forgotten. Indiana Jones meets the twenty-first century.

Finding the Inca’s lost City of Gold would be the discovery of a lifetime. But failing could mean her death...

Archaeologist Matthew Connor and his friends Cal and Robyn are finally home after a dangerous retrieval expedition in India. While they succeeded in obtaining the priceless Pandu artifact they sought, it almost cost them their lives. Still, Matthew is ready for the next adventure. Yet when new intel surfaces indicating the possible location of the legendary City of Gold, Matthew is hesitant to embark on the quest.

Not only is the evidence questionable but it means looking for the lost city of Paititi far away from where other explorers have concentrated their efforts. As appealing as making the discovery would be, it’s just too risky. But when Cal’s girlfriend, Sophie, is abducted by Matthew’s old nemesis who is dead-set on acquiring the Pandu statue, Matthew may be forced into action. Saving Sophie’s life means either breaking into the Royal Ontario Museum to steal the relic or offering up something no one in his or her right mind can refuse--the City of Gold.

Now Matthew and his two closest friends have to find a city and a treasure that have been lost for centuries. And they only have seven days to do it. As they race against the clock, they quickly discover that the streets they seek aren’t actually paved with gold, but with blood.

January 31, 2016- up to date.
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 two reviews last week which leaves one plus at least three for this week.
My five titles on my NetGalley shelves increased to nine. I need to start reading them soon.

I will be uploading another new title this week to eTreasure's NetGalley.
Also two new releases at Amazon.

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 three review titles this week; two from authors.
TBR Triple Dog Dare update: I have resisted purchases now for 45 days with the exception of using my two January Audible credits. I had a few small temptations this week.
I added more free kindle titles to my library.

Are your mailbox and TBR piles blooming?

Review Titles
I received this title from the author:
The Rage
by Mathew Babaoye
Urban Supernatural
The author sent this along with this: "Warning: this one is funny, dark, romantic, sad, and PG-13/R rated."
Isn't that intriguing?

I received this from the Author:
Jamie Quinn Mystery Collection: Box Set Books 1-3
by Barbara Venkataraman
"Death by Didgeridoo"-Winner of the Indie Book of the Day award.
"The Case of the Killer Divorce"
"Peril in the Park"

The protagonist is a "reluctant lawyer". I think I will like this cozy mystery set.

I received this title from the author through iRead Book Tours for review March 24.
The Ethical Coach Leader: Developing Honor and Integrity
by Dwight Johnson

Described as: "The Ethical Coach Leader challenges cultural mindsets and introduces new ideas on how to apply desperately needed teachings in ethics, integrity, honor and good character."





Over the past week I added 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. You have a really diverse group of books, always nice to see. My reading picked up this week which was nice, after a slow month in January. Hope your weekend was nice and have a good week. :)

  2. Oh my and that is a slow week!! I am not much good at reading poetry but every so often I try!

  3. Never heard of any of your books. I hope you enjoy all of them.

    Theresa (The Truth About Books)
    See my answers here

  4. Undercover Suffragette caught my eye - enjoy them all Martha!

  5. The Classic Love Poems from Audible sounds like a good listen!

  6. Congratulations on resisting temptation for 45 days!

  7. I enjoyed Emmy Nation too. It was a hidden gem of a novel. Looking forward to reading your review.

  8. Enjoy your books and your week...Emmy Nation looks like one I'd enjoy.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  9. Enjoy all your new books! You're doing great with your TBR challenge.

  10. I am reading The Naked Eye by Iris Johansen, it is very good so far.
    Have a great reading week everyone.

  11. I look forward to your thoughts on Immurement. Emmy nation looks like a good one too. Have a wonderful week!!

  12. That sounds like a great week to me...not slow at all. :)

    ENJOY your books...nice mailbox and reading week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


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