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Sunday, March 11, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? March 12, 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.

My reading was a bit better and I posted four books in a series of long over due reviews. There are two open Giveaways plus  my regular Friday Pick Giveaway and Saturday Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway. 

Thank you again to the nice people who visited me last week. I hang my head as I didn't get to visit at all! It was a strange week of busy days and very tiring nights.
These were last week's posts plus a Winner post not listed.
  • Book Review and Signed Print Giveaway: The Key by Pauline Baird Jones; Sci Fi Romance;  my rating 5.0. 
  • Book Review: Girl Gone Nova by Pauline Baird Jones; Sci Fi Romance;  my rating 5.0. 
  • Book Review: Tangled in Time by Pauline Baird Jones; Sci Fi Romance;  my rating 5.0.  
  • Book Review and Signed Print Giveaway: Steamrolled by Pauline Baird Jones; Sci Fi Romance;  my rating 5.0.
Finished Reading:
1. Print

by Eowyn Ivey
This is a remarkable read. 
I'll be posting the review this week. 
Read for Little Brown & Co.

2. ebook/Kindle
by Pauline Baird Jones
I loved this final book of the series 
that I have highlighted this week. 
I will post this review 
and the author interview early this week.
Read for the author. 

3. eBook/Kindle 

by Karen Wiesner
This is good, different story and rather emotional read.  
I will be posting the review this week. 
Read for the author.

Line Edits/Releases: Still making last minute adjustments to get that print book out - I hope this week.

Currently reading:

1. Audio CD (in car)

I am still listening to this 
and hoping for more in the plot.

 I expect to finish it this week.
Reviewing for Simon & Schuster through AudioJukebox
Book Description - Click on title for full description.

2. Kindle/NetGalley 
by Amanda Forester
I will start this tomorrow.
Review and Author Guest blog to post on 3/15.
I am reviewing this for Sourcebooks.
Product Description
Morrigan McNab is a Highland lady, robbed of her birthright and with no choice but to fight alongside her brothers to protect their impoverished clan. When she encounters Sir Jacques Dragonet, she discovers her fiercest opponent...

Sir Jacques Dragonet will give his life to defend Scotland from the English. He can't stop himself from admiring the beautiful Highland lass who wields her weapons as skillfully as he does, and endangers his heart even more than his life...

3. eBook/Kindle

by Mayra Calvani and Anne K. Edwards
This is a book I have wanted to read for some time.
I already see things that could help me improve.
I am reviewing this for a Bewitching Books
Blitz Tour to post on March 19.
Product Description
This book was written not only with the aspiring reviewer in mind, but also for the established reviewer who needs a bit of refreshing and also for anybody--be they author, publisher, reader, bookseller, librarian or publicist--who wants to become more informed about the value, purpose and effectiveness of reviews.
2011 Global eBook Award Winner in the category of Reference Non-Fiction 

4. Print

by Kris DeLake
I have started this and it is a fun, fast moving read.
I will be posting the review with Author Guest Post on March 20. 
Reading for Sourcebooks
Product Description
A fast, edgy, and passionate story."
—Mary Jo Putney, New York Times bestselling author

When one killer falls for another
Agent: Misha
Profile: Highly trained in every method the assassins guild has to offer. Always goes by the book.
Agent: Rikki
Profile: Rogue assassin who kills only to rid the world of hardened criminals. Hates organizations. Always does it her way.
Love becomes a matter of life and death
Misha's mission is to get Rikki to join the guild or give up her guns. He completely underestimated the effect she would have on him...and what heat and chaos they could bring to each other...

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.  2nd Samuel is my reading 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.

I have at least four books to post reviews for this week.
I still have 10 books to read and post so one or two may slide into April.

3/12 I will be reviewing Kicking Ashe by Pauline Baird Jones with author interview and book giveaways.
3/15 True Highland Spirit by Amanda Forester with Guest Post (Sourcebooks)
3/19 The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing by Calvani and Edwards (Bewitching Blog Tour)
3/20 Assassins in Love by Kris DeLake with Guest Post (Sourcebooks)
3/22 The Day of First Sun by Sheryl Steines  (Novel Publicity)
3/24 Love to Water My Soul (Dreamcatcher Series #2) by Jane Kirkpatrick, review (my Ladies' Book Club)

Believe it or Not by Tawna Fenske
A Light on the Veranda by Ciji Ware

Author Reviews:
Promise Me by Dee Julian
Echo Falls by Jamie McDougall
An Irish Rogue by Suzanne Barrett

[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.]


  1. Another good week ahead for you.

  2. So glad to hear you loved The Snow Child and well done getting through your review backlog.
    Hope you have another productive week, enjoy your reads :)

  3. I knew you would like The Snow Child. I am going to have to get that book on reviewing. It looks like a way to help me improve and tweak. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

    Have a great week!!

  4. goodness Martha! what a lineup!
    thanks for sharing your reads and results with us~
    you really earn your vacations I'd say! :)

  5. We are reading the same type of books! Have another great week of reading.


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