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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Sunday Post October 2, 2016/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday October 3, 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.

I still have tons of work to do even though I stress getting some items off the to-do list each day.
Hubby is definitely on the road to recovery. He out did me in steps this week -- Good for him and pretty pitiful for me. :-(

I had lots of good reading/listening this week. I finished four books: one ebook; two audios and one print. I only posted two reviews and the usual memes.

I did get to visit early mid week.
I decided to link one interesting blog post each week from my visits.
I enjoyed this post by Lindsey at A Rambling Reviewer: 5 Steps To Organising Blog Posts
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:

Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (Author)

The Captive Heart
by Michelle Griep
I really liked this delightful story.
I had hoped to get the review up last week but didn't get to it. It will post on 10/5/17.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible/MP3 (TBR)

Kiss an Angel

Written by: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Narrated by: Anna Fields
This is charming. I will post the review later this week.
Click on book title for full description.

3. Audible (TBR)

FREE: Summer Farmer: A Story from White Man's Problems
Kevin Morris (Author)
Matthew McConaughey (Narrator)
This is an interesting short story 
from a larger work.
I downloaded this free at Audible 8/17/15.
"Summer Farmer", the first short story in White Man's Problems, sets the stage for the honest and heartfelt themes explored in Morris' debut collection. The meeting of two disparate strangers serves as a cleverly crafted examination of the universality of longing, remorse, and purpose.

4. Print/ebook (Ladies Book Club)

Simple Deceit: A Mennonite Community's Way of Life Is Threatened by Outsiders (The Harmony Series Book 2)
by Nancy Mehl
We really enjoyed this very nice story.
Click on book title for full description.

Currently reading:
1. Audible/MP3 (ABJ)

Lost in a Good Book: A Thursday Next Novel
Written by: Jasper Fforde
Narrated by: Emily Gray
This is crazy fun listening. Makes me smile.
I added this to my Audible library in August, 2012.

Publisher's Summary
Intrepid literary detective Thursday Next is back in the second installment of Jasper Fforde's one-of-a-kind series. The inventive, exuberant, and totally original literary fun that began with The Eyre Affair continues with Jasper Fforde’s magnificent second adventure starring the resourceful, fearless literary sleuth Thursday Next.
When Landen, the love of her life, is eradicated by the corrupt multinational Goliath Corporation, Thursday must moonlight as a Prose Resource Operative of Jurisfiction—the police force inside books. She is apprenticed to the man-hating Miss Havisham from Dickens’s Great Expectations, who grudgingly shows Thursday the ropes. And she gains just enough skill to get herself in a real mess entering the pages of Poe’s "The Raven".
What she really wants is to get Landen back. But this latest mission is not without further complications.
Along with jumping into the works of Kafka and Austen, and even Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies, Thursday finds herself the target of a series of potentially lethal coincidences, the authenticator of a newly discovered play by the Bard himself, and the only one who can prevent an unidentifiable pink sludge from engulfing all life on Earth.
Delve into Jasper Fforde's literary universe with the other books in his Thursday Next fantasy/detective series.
©2011 Jasper Fforde (P)2011 Penguin Audiobooks

2. Print (Author)

by George HS Singer
I am looking forward to reading this poetry volume.
George Singer's ERGON is precise, delicate and fierce in its engagement with the world.

3. Audio (ABJ)

Loreena's Gift
by Colleen M. Story
This sounds intriguing.
I received this audio from the publisher through Audiobook Jukebox.
Loreena Picket is a young blind woman with a gift. In the rare moments when she's not wearing her gloves, if she takes your hand, she travels with you to your own personal afterlife. Loreena will return -- you won't. Loreena's minister uncle says her power is a gift from God, and together they help terminally ill people die peacefully. Still, Loreena is conflicted, because she's seen the afterlife, and it's nothing like her uncle says it is. This uneasy peace is shattered when one night, Loreena must take a life to save her wayward brother. This act draws her unwillingly into a seedy world of crime, and she must learn to survive being kidnapped, confined, and used for her power. And, ultimately, she must discover whether her true nature is that of an angel of mercy or an assassin.

October 2, 2016 - I have really enjoyed reading Isaiah with all of its prophesies. I remain up to date 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 two reviews which keeps me up to date although I wanted to do another. I have four now for this week.

I am still accepting new audio titles as I can always squeeze listening in!
I continue reading author titles. I am reading another from the list of six this week.
My NetGalley shelf is holding at three.
I am planning/hoping to get to TBRs for November when I will participate in Sci Fi Month.

We continue to add upcoming releases at eTreasure's NetGalley page.
I expect to have another children's book up 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.

I have more review requests to look at but I did pick up a couple of review titles this week.
Plus I made purchases that made up for the past several weeks of no purchases.
Again, I picked up the usual healthy number of free kindle titles -- Note these are in my Amazon library, NOT on my Kindle until I download and transfer them.

Are your mailbox and TBR piles blooming?

Review Titles

Print book received for free:
Alive After Crisis
by Richard Marshall
Survivalist planner.

I received this audio from the publisher through Audiobook Jukebox.
Loreena's Gift
by Coleen M. Story
'Religious fiction.'
See full description above under currently reading.


I did buy these 5 books on sale at Audible for price Total: $19.83
The Scarlet Thread
1. The Scarlet Thread
by Francine Rivers

Time for the Stars

2. Time for the Stars
by Robert A. Heinlein

Zombie Fallout: Zombie Fallout, Book 13. Zombie Fallout: Zombie Fallout, Book 1
by Mark Tufo

Wool: Silo, #1; Wool, #1-54. Wool: Silo, #1; Wool, #1-5
by Hugh Howey

Samantha Watkins, Book 1: Chronicles of an Extraordinary Ordinary Life5. Samantha Watkins, Book 1:
Chronicles of an Extraordinary Ordinary Life
by Aurélie Venem, Stacey E. Battis - translator

I also purchased four Kindle eBook bundles for $.99 each:

The Forensic Geology Series, Box Set,
Toni Dwiggins

Michael Wallace

Lost Library Collection: Books 1-3
Kate Baray

Christmas Mail Order Angels #1:
A collection of 6 historical romantic novellas of mail order brides
(Mail Order Angels Collection)
Darlene Franklin, Cynthia Hickey, Susan Page Davis, Brandi Boddie, Jennifer AlLee, Teresa Ives Lilly

The end of this week our local library had a sale. Well of course I could not resist!
I got 52 books to use for Friday Picks including 5 Audio Books (cassettes). There are also 19 Christmas titles for either Friday Pick or Sharing Beyond Books.

I also got another15, including two CD Audiobooks, that I want to read for me.
Total cost? $6.00!

I again added 52 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. Chuckled at your walking comment and I can join you in the pitiful walking output because I have been so lazy. Yes isn't Anna Fields and SEP combined just so great. Wowee lots of books from the library sale!

  2. I loved Lost in a Good Book. Hope you do too.

  3. Great deals at the library sale! Glad your hubby is feeling better.

  4. They all look wonderful. Hope you enjoy them!

  5. Glad to see your husband is doing so well! You really raked it in at the library sale!

  6. Our library has a monthly sale too. I need to check it out w/my kids. What a score for you to get that many books so cheap. You also had an interesting array of books this week.

  7. Congrats on your library haul! It's hard to resist those Audible sales. Happy reading and listening!

  8. What a fantastic title for a book - Lost in a Good Book! Enjoy your books and reading journey this week!
    Amanda @ Mrs B's Book Reviews

  9. I hope you really like Ergon and I can't wait to see what you think of it. Looks like things are going well with the library selections too!

  10. I am reading, Someone is Watching NY Joy Fielding.


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