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Sunday, February 19, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? February 20, 2012

This meme starts at Book Journey!

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 completed four good books.  I only posted three reviews so I'll have to add an extra this week. I also posted a guest post with giveaway, an ARC giveaway and a giveaway hop. I also posted my regular Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Sharing Beyond Books and the Sunday post. 

Thank you to the nice people who visited me last week. My secretary was still out except for one day last week so I had no time for computer visiting. I hope to do a group tonight as it will be another busy week for me. I even have a mediation tomorrow even though it is a holiday.

These were last week's posts plus Winner posts not listed.
  • Book Review and ARC Giveaway - 2 Copies: The Whisperer by Donato Carrisi; Psychological Thriller; my rating 4.5. 
  • Book Review: Journey in Time by Chris Karlsen; Time Travel Romance; my rating 4.25.  
Finished Reading
1.  ebook/Kindle

by Chris Karlsen
Review and author guest post 
with giveaway linked above.

2. ebook/Kindle
by Laura Lond
A fun read. Review and Giveaway to post 
as part of Bewitching Blog Tour on 2/21.
Book Description
Publication Date: March 1, 2011
***1st place Reader Views Literary Award 2010 winner in the Young Reader category***
For full description click on the title link.

3. Kindle (NG)

by Tess Hilaire
A bit gritty but an awesome story!
I'll post a review this week.
Read for Sourcebooks.
Book Description
Publication Date: February 7, 2012
He had once been a warrior of the Light, one of the revered Paladin. A protector. But now he lives in darkness, and the shadows are his sanctuary. Every day is a struggle to overcome the bloodlust. Especially the day Karissa shows up at his doorstep.

She is light and bright and everything beautiful—despite her scratches and torn clothes. Every creature of the night is after her. So is every male Paladin. Because Karissa is the last female of their kind. But she is his. He may not have a soul, but he can't deny his heart.

4. Print

by Michael
Sad but a good mystery.
I'll post a review this week.
Reviewing for Little Brown & Co.

Book Description
Publication Date: February 27, 2012 | Series: Joseph O'Loughlin
She's standing at the front door. Covered in blood. Is she the victim of a crime? Or the perpetrator?
For full description click on the title link.

Line Edits/Releases: Nothing completed but close.

Currently reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

I am almost midway and 
still trying to figure this one out. 
Review to post 2/23;
(Pump Up Your Book Blog Tours)
Product Description
When the reclusive, cynical systems administrator, Petor Fidelistro, discovers that one of his own servers has been cracked late one night, he makes it his personal business to track down the perpetrator. What his search uncovers thrusts him, unaware, into a mad shifting between worlds, time and alien minds.

Fighting to keep his grip on reality, and forcing him to cope with his past, Petor finds himself uncontrollably transitioning between sentient minds that range from semi-conscious to dominant, from beings whose bodies and identities he can control, to those who control him so fully as to be unaware of his presence. As the story unfolds, Petor gathers clues in a twisting mystery that sends him shifting between the mourning child Nanzicwital; the golem giant Faskin; the lascivious, female ambassador Desidia; and Nokinis, an insane prisoner with whom Petor battles for mastery of his own memories. As he struggles to make sense of what is happening to him, Petor finds himself embroiled in the tumultuous upheaval of a ubiquitous society that transcends life, itself.

2. Audio

Lothaire is a pretty hard character to like so far.
I received this on Thursday to review for
Simon & Schuster through AudioJukebox
Book Description
Publication Date: January 10, 2012 
New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole continues her Immortals After Dark series filled “with kick-butt action and scorching passion” (Romantic Times)! Available simultaneously in hardcover and on audio for the first time ever! 
From the humblest of beginnings a millennia ago, Lothaire the Enemy of Old rose to power, becoming the most feared and evil vampire in the immortal world. Driven by his past, he will not rest until he captures the vampire Horde’s crown for himself. The discovery of his Bride, the female meant only for him, threatens to derail his plot.

Elizabeth Peirce is a mere mortal, a glaring vulnerability for a male with so many deadly foes bent on annihilating anything he desires. Yet soon he discovers his Bride’s secret. A magnificent power dwells inside the fragile human, one that will aid his quest. But to possess that power, he will have to destroy her. Will Lothaire succumb to the torments of his past, or seize a future with her?

3. Print

by Eowyn Ivey
I will start this tonight or tomorrow. 
Reading for Little Brown & Co.
Book Description
Publication Date: February 1, 2012
Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart--he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season's first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone--but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees.

This little girl, who calls herself Faina, seems to be a child of the woods. She hunts with a red fox at her side, skims lightly across the snow, and somehow survives alone in the Alaskan wilderness. As Jack and Mabel struggle to understand this child who could have stepped from the pages of a fairy tale, they come to love her as their own daughter. But in this beautiful, violent place things are rarely as they appear, and what they eventually learn about Faina will transform all of them.

I am again listening to The Listener's Bible NIV read by Max McLean. 
[Reading and listening on my new MP3.]
Instead of studying with the Tyndall One Year Bible this year I am studying with Through the Bible in One Year by Alan B. Stringfellow. It is a Study that I used for teaching back in around1989 so I will enjoy it again.  I finish Deuteronomy and read Joshua this week.

Line Edits: As soon as reports are finished I will be back to continuing to work on print releases and making special arrangements for a children's book.

February:- I had fifteen books for certain plus a few more I may squeeze in. Ten completed.


2/21 My Sparkling Misfortune by Laura Lond, review (Bewitching Blog Tours)
2/23 The Canker Death by James R. Bottino, review (Pump Up Your Book Blog Tours)

Currently Reading (see above):
Little Brown & Co.
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

The Night is Mine by ML Buchman (NG)

Shadow Boxing [Family Heirlooms Series Book 2] by Karen Wiesner

This got bumped to March  Love to Water My Soul (Dreamcatcher Series #2) by Jane Kirkpatrick, review (Ladies' Book Club)

[To be posted - I am setting these up soon for interview/feature days.
These were read and ready for reviews for Authors.
Quest for Magic by Jean Hart Stewart - Read; review to be posted with interview.
Seeing for the First Time (What You See is What You Get) and To See (What You See is What You Get) by Nicole Zoltack - Both Read; setting up author interview with reviews.
Steamrolled by Pauline Baird Jone. Read; review to be posted with author interview.]


  1. You've had a busy week. The Snow Child seems interesting. Happy reading this week.

  2. The Snow Child sounds intriguing. Enjoy your week!

  3. The Snow Child is one I hope to read soon too!

  4. Canker Death sounds intriguing. Something about the tree reminds me of Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver.

  5. I enjoyed The Snow Child.
    Have a great week!!

  6. Great reading week for you! I've got The Snow Child up shortly.

  7. Ooh, The Snow Child is on my TBR. I'll be coming back to see what you thought of that one.

  8. How do you like listening to the Bible as opposed to reading it? It's something I've never tried!
    Have a great week!

  9. Looks like you had a good week in reading! The Snow Child has been getting some good reviews. I'm still on the fence but maybe I will check it out.

  10. This weekend we went on a mini-vacation. Since I was outside enjoying nature, I didn't get much reading done. Please stop by to see what I'm reading now.

  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog & commenting, I know how hard it is to find the time sometimes.
    I've seen The Snow Child on quite a few blogs this week and I'm keen to read Bleed For Me.
    Have a great week & happy reading :)

  12. Bleed For Me's cover looks cool! Hope your reading week is successful and fun!


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