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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Sunday Post February 28, 2016/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday February 29, 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.

This week was another busy week with my 2nd staff member not returning until Thursday.  We always are busy with end of month closings too.
Our son, d-i-l and granddaughter are visiting in between bases. He will be here a week and d-i-l and Sweet Pea will be here a little over two weeks until they fly out to visit her family. I was going to do another review today but decided to spend family time instead. I have already read six books with Sweet Pea. :-)

Reading was good but seemed slow with only two books finished; one ebook and one audio. I posted two reviews and my other usual posts.

I enjoyed visiting other blogs early and mid week.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review and Feature: City of Gold by Carolyn Arnold; Mystery Thriller; my rating 4.25.

Finished Reading:
1. Audible/ MP3 (TBR)

Reunion in Death: In Death, Book 14
Written by: J. D. Robb
Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
This is another grand crime thriller for Eve, Roarke and Peabody. I will post my review this week.
Click on book title for full description.

2. eBook/Kindle (NG)

The God's Eye View
by Barry Eisler
This is scary, raw at times and 
timely considering current events.
I will post my review this week
Click on book title for full description.

Currently reading:
1. Audible/MPE (ABB)

Defects: The Reverians, Volume 1
Written by: Sarah Noffke
Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
This is moving quickly and I am curious how it will proceed.
I received this from the narrator through Audiobook Blast
Publisher's Summary
In the happy, clean community of Austin Valley, everything appears to be perfect. Seventeen-year-old Em Fuller, however, fears something is askew. Em is one of the new generation of Dream Travelers. For some reason, the gods have not seen fit to gift all of them with their expected special abilities. Em is a Defect - one of the unfortunate Dream Travelers not gifted with a psychic power. Desperate to do whatever it takes to earn her gift, she endures painful daily injections along with commands from her overbearing, loveless father. One of the few bright spots in her life is the return of a friend she had thought dead - but with his return comes the knowledge of a shocking, unforgivable truth. The society Em thought was protecting her has actually been betraying her, but she has no idea how to break away from its authority without hurting everyone she loves.
©2015 Sarah Noffke (P)2016 Sarah Noffke

2. ebook/Kindle (NG)

Dear Emma
by Katie Heaney
The story starts in letter form.
I had meant to review this before the release date,
3/1, but it snuck upon me
I hope to get the review up later this week.
I received this from 
Grand Central/Hachette through NetGalley.
Harriet, the author of her college newspaper's pseudonymous student advice column "Dear Emma," is great at telling others what to do, dispensing wisdom for the lovelorn and lonely on her Midwestern campus. Somehow, though, she can't take her own advice, especially after Keith, the guy she's dating, blows her off completely. When Harriet discovers that Keith has started seeing the beautiful and intimidating Remy, she wants to hate her. But she can't help warming to Remy, who soon writes to "Dear Emma" asking for romantic advice.

Now Harriet has the perfect opportunity to take revenge on the person who broke her heart. But as she begins to doubt her own motivations and presumably faultless guidance, she's forced to question how much she really knows about love, friendship and well-meaning advice.

3. eBook/Kindle + Print

Talon: Combat Tracking Team (A Breed Apart Book 2)
by Ronie Kendig
I picked this title up at a good price last November for our Ladies Book Club.
I purchased the Kindle version to read more quickly. We will meet to discuss the book Saturday March 5, 2016.
Aspen Courtland is out to find her missing brother. Only his combat tracking dog, Talon, knows where to look. Problem is, after a brutal attack that separated dog and handler, Talon’s afraid of his own shadow. The search is on, but when one mistake means disaster, can Talon muster the courage for one last mission?

4. eBook/Kindle (NG)

Path of the Bullet
by M C Jacques
This had to be pushed back for the other two that need to be read this week.
Click on book title for full description.

February 28, 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 two for this week - once again up to date.
I don't think I will get too many TBRs this month as I have a month full of scheduled reviews:
Rel 3/1/16 Dear Emma by Katie Heaney - (NG) from Grand Central Publishing
3/5 Ladies Book Club - Talon
3/15 Those Who Walk In Darkness (Jacks Jackson Mystery Book 1)
by Joyce Lavene and Jim Lavene - Great Escape Book Tours
3/17 Breaking the Story (Scottie's Adventures Book 2) by Ashley Farley – (NG) through Caffeinated Book Reviewer
3/24 The Ethical Coach Leader by Dwight Johnson - through iRead Book Tours
Rel 3/29/16 The Cracked Spine by Paige Shelton – (NG)

In addition to those I have five more author reviews committed with no specific dates. Plus my NetGalley shelves with 10 books.

I'll be working on another new title to upload at eTreasure's NetGalley.

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 two review titles this week and have listed my LBC book that wasn't listed before.
TBR Triple Dog Dare update: After 53 days I broke down and bought a book at Amazon. I still have February Audible credits to use soon. :-).
I did add more free kindle titles to my library.

Are your mailbox and TBR piles blooming?

Review Titles
I am listing this book as I don't see that I listed it when I bought it last year or when I passed it out the first week of February.

Talon: Combat Tracking Team (A Breed Apart Book 2)
by Ronie Kendig
I picked this title up at a good price last November for our Ladies Book Club.
I purchased the Kindle version to read more quickly. We will meet to discuss the book Saturday March 5, 2016.

I received this title from Great Escape Book Tours for review on March 13.
by Joyce Lavene and Jim Lavene
This sounded like a good historical mystery with a female Pinkerton agent.

I received this title from Hachette for Review and Giveaway 4/2:

Nobody But You (Cedar Ridge)
by Jill Shalvis
Small town contemporary;
I enjoy this author and haven't read her for a while.




I have to admit that I broke down and bought a Kindle title this week because it was available for $0.99
I have been eyeing it for Audible and this saves my credit for another book. If I still want it on Audible it would only be $1.99.

The Borrowed World: A Novel of Post-Apocalyptic Collapse
by Franklin Horton


Over the past week I added 44 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. Enjoy your family visits, and happy reading this week!

  2. Wow to add 44 books that alot. Enjoy reading them.

    Theresa (The Truth About Books)
    See my answers here

  3. Ah yes isn't any J D Robb thriller on audio just the thing. Nice to have Sweet Pea to share books with, what a joy.

  4. It's great that you spent time with your grandkids. They are precious. Dear Emma sounds good! Enjoy your reading week.

  5. Enjoy your week....thanks for sharing your books. Dear Emma looks tempting...and I have enjoyed some J. D. Robb books, so I am eager to read this one. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  6. I need to get a J. D. Robb book.

    ENJOY your visit.

    Have a great week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  7. Talon looks good. Hopefully everyone shows up to work this week. Enjoy time spent with family and reading to the wee one.

  8. JD Robb books are always great. I don't recognize the other titles but Dear Emma sounds like a good one. I'll look more into it. Thanks for sharing!
    My Monday Post

  9. Oh, sounds like you're having a lovely time with family and reading with your granddaughter sounds just wonderful!


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