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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Sunday Post June 26, 2016/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday June 27, 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.

This work week was short by Friday at pre-op with my DH.
His by-pass and valve replacement surgery is scheduled for tomorrow. I appreciate all good thoughts and prayers sent our way.
Our weather is very hot. Of interest, we have a hawk who has decided to perch on our bird feeder each afternoon. As fascinating as that is I am not thrilled at the risk he poses for our cardinals and other birds.

My reading was better this week as I finished three books, one ebook and two audios. I got three reviews posted and my usual memes.

Once again I enjoyed visiting early in the week.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:

Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (iRead Book Tours)

Regina Shen: Vigilance
by Lance Erlick
This is a fairly engaging YA, female society dystopian series.
I received this through iReads Book Tours. Review to post 6/23.

Review and tour giveaway are linked above.

2. Audible/MP3 (Narrator)

The Pit Stop: This Stop Could Be Life or Death
Written by: Carmen DeSousa
Narrated by: Michelle Babb
I enjoyed this quick mystery with a ghostly touch.
I received this from the narrator.
Click on book title for full description.

3. Audible/MP3 (ABJ)

Written by: ML Banner
Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
I got wrapped into the characters and situations of conflict in this post-apocalyptic story.
I'll have to go back and read the first book. 
I received this audio from the publisher through Audiobook Jukebox.
Click on book title for full description.

Currently reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (NG)

Laos File (The Shake Davis Series)
by Dale Dye
I am really liking the writing style in this military mystery.
Click on book title for full description.

2. eBook/Kindle (NG)

A Better World (The Brilliance Trilogy Book 2)
by Marcus Sakey
I am several months behind getting back to this series which I received in late February through NetGalley.
I am looking forward to diving back in to the story.
The brilliants changed everything. Since 1980, one percent of the world has been born with gifts we’d only dreamed of. The ability to sense a person’s most intimate secrets, or predict the stock market, or move virtually unseen. For thirty years the world has struggled with a growing divide between the exceptional…and the rest of us.
Now a terrorist network led by brilliants has crippled three cities. Supermarket shelves stand empty. 911 calls go unanswered. Fanatics are burning people alive.
Nick Cooper has always fought to make the world better for his children. As both a brilliant and an advisor to the president of the United States, he’s against everything the terrorists represent. But as America slides toward a devastating civil war, Cooper is forced to play a game he dares not lose—because his opponents have their own vision of a better world.
And to reach it, they’re willing to burn this one down.

3. Audible/MP3 (ABB)

The Christmas Kitten: A Polly Parrett Pet-Sitter Cozy Murder Mystery, Book 2
Written by: Liz Dodwell
Narrated by: Jennifer Fournier
This sounds like a fun mystery even if it is out of season. Maybe I need some Christmas in June.
I received this audio title from the author through AudioBook Boom.
Publisher's Summary
Polly Parrett finds herself in the midst of another murder mystery. This time it involves two little girls, a wicked stepmother, and a missing father. Oh, and Christmas is almost here.
It all begins with a mysterious gift box that’s left on Polly's doorstep. Along the way she encounters problems with her pet-sitting customers and her arch nemesis, Britney Harris, who has her eye on Polly's boyfriend Tyler. An Open House is planned at Welcome Home, the residential home Polly and her mom have created to provide a safe haven for homeless military veterans and their pets. It's all go in Polly's world, but with a killer on the loose and two children in need of her help, she'll do anything she can to keep everyone safe.
Book 2 of the Polly Parrett Pet-Sitter series.
©2015 Liz Dodwell (P)2016 Liz Dodwell

I imagine I will get to another audio but haven't quite decided which.

June 5, 2016 - Current with 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 this past week so I now have four pending reviews so I am not too far behind.

I am finally getting to the five nine, now seven nine (again) back to four five author ebook reviews committed with no specific dates.
My NetGalley shelves are at seven with another one of those pulled to read this week.

I hope to get a couple of backlist titles up at eTreasure's NetGalley page this week.

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.

This week I request and received one audio book for review.
I resisted purchases but did pick up more free kindle titles.

Are your mailbox and TBR piles blooming?

Review Titles
I received this audio title from the author/narrator through AudioBook Boom.

The Christmas Kitten: A Polly Parrett Pet-Sitter Cozy Murder Mystery, Book 2The Christmas Kitten: A Polly Parrett Pet-Sitter Cozy Murder Mystery, Book 2
Written by: Liz Dodwell
Narrated by: Jennifer Fournier

This looks cute. I might have liked to read it 'seasonally' at Christmastime but it was offered now. See full description above under current reading.




Over the past week I added 47 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. My thoughts and prayers with you and your family today.

  2. I hope the surgery went well and recovery is smooth.

    And I must admit I didn't get to as many blogs last week as I had a lot of commitments and spent little time online. I hope to catch up this week.


  3. Sending positive thoughts your way. Hope reading will be a comfort to you. Your Christmas Cat audio looks fun. I'm noticing lots of holiday books starting to pop up!

  4. Wishing your husband all the best today and an easy recovery.
    Sending you a hug, Martha.

  5. I will be thinking of you and sending out positive vibes.

  6. I read Vigilance and Desolation and enjoyed them. Hope you do too!

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

  7. Hope the op goes(has gone) well Martha. It will be a busy time for you. Sending thoughts and prayers your way.

  8. Hope all went well with your husband's surgery and will be praying for his recovery too.

  9. Some interesting picks this week. Enjoy!


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