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Sunday, March 18, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? March 19, 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 attended the 2012 EPICon in San Antonio this weekend, with events Thursday through Saturday.  I didn't read quite as much as I thought on the plane rides as I was so tired from getting up early.  I did complete three books. I posted four book reviews last week, an author interview, an author guest post and three Giveaways. Plus I posted the regular Friday Pick Giveaway and Saturday Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and a brief Sunday Words. 

Thank you once again to the nice people who visited me last week. I got to visit a dozen blogs last Sunday night but never got to visit more during the week.
These were last week's posts plus a Winner post not listed.
  • Book Review and Giveaway: Kicking Ashe by Pauline Baird Jones; Sci Fi Romance;  my rating 5.0. Open Worldwide. Ends 5/23.
  • Book Review: Shadow Boxing by Karen Wiesner; Contemporary, Christian Fiction;  my rating 4.0. 
  • Book Review and Giveaway: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey; Fiction;  my rating 4.5.  
Finished Reading:
1. Kindle/NetGalley

by Amanda Forester

Review, Author Guest post and Giveaway
linked above. 

2. Print

by Kris DeLake
This is a fun, fast moving read.
I will be posting the review with Author Guest Post on March 20. Read for Sourcebooks
Product Description - click on title

3. eBook/Kindle

by Mayra Calvani and Anne K. Edwards
This is a great resource. 
I will post a review  on March 19.
I am reviewing this for a Bewitching Books
Blitz Tour.
Product Description - click on title.

Line Edits/Releases: I didn't get to work on the releases this week since I had to prepare to go out of town for EPICon which was a wonderful experience.

Currently reading:

1. Audio CD (in car)

I am still listening to this 
and enjoying some of it.

 I am on disc 12 of 14 
so I hope to complete it by the end of the week.
Reviewing for Simon & Schuster through AudioJukebox
Book Description - Click on title for full description.

2. ebook/Kindle

The Day of First Sun
by Sheryl Steines
I am starting this tonight. Reading for Blog Tour with Novel Publicity for later this week.
Product Description
When Princess Amelie of Amborix is murdered by magical means, Annie Pearce and Bobby “Cham” Chamsky of the Wizard’s Guard are called in by the FBI. Their job is to help solve the crime while keeping the non-magical world from discovering the existence of the Wizard Council.

During their investigation, Annie and Cham discover that Princess Amelie’s death is connected to a series of other crimes in the Chicago area. A larger plot involving, a vampire, a rogue wizard and an army of soul-less zombies is revealed, but can Annie and Cham discover who is responsible before The Day of First Sun? 

3. Print

Believe It or Not
by Tawna Fenske
I just started this and it is going to be fun!
I will be reading this for Sourcebooks.
Product Description
Do you believe in...accounting?
Numbers never lie, so Violet McGinn found safe haven in the most boring profession she could find. Until her renowned psychic mother lands in the hospital and Violet has to run her business. Now you can have your taxes filed and your aura read, in one convenient location.
Do you believe
Drew Watson is the jaded owner of the local hot spot next door, and doesn't need a single thing except a good crowd to dance to what he's spinning on Saturday night.
Do you believe
The only thing Violet and Drew seem to have in common is that neither believes in that psychic hoo—hah. Except Drew seems to play exactly the right song at exactly the right time. And truth be told, it makes Violet's heart dance just a little ...

4.  Print

I have to get this read for Book Club this Saturday.
Book Description

Series: Dreamcatcher | Publication Date: September 16, 2008
Based on historical characters and events, Love to Water My Soul recounts the dramatic story of an abandoned white child rescued by Indians. Among Oregon's Paiute people, Shell Flower seeks love and a place of belonging...only to be cast away from her home.

A remakable story of God's constancy and provision for all lovers of history, romance and faith...

Based on historical characters and events, Love to Water My Soul recounts the dramatic story of an abandoned white child rescued by Indians. Among Oregon's Paiute people, Shell Flower seeks love and a pace of belonging...only to be cast away from her home.

In the years that follow, she faces a new life in the world of the white man--a life filled with both attachment and loss--yet finds that God faithfully unites her with a love that fills all longing in this heartwarming sequel to Jane Kirkpatrick's award-winner, A Sweetness to the Soul.

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. This week's reading will be 1st & 2nd Kings.

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 7 books to read for the month so one or two may yet slide into April.
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 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. Nice selection of books. Happy reading.

    The most surprising and rewarding book I read this week was The Wednesdays by Julie Bourbeau via NetGalley. Please come see what else I'm reading.

  2. I'm not entirely sure what EPICcOn is but its sounds fun!

    Wishing you a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  3. You are one busy blogger! I don't know how I would keep up that sort of schedule!

    Here is mine for this week:

  4. one day perhaps i will be lucky enought to attend sucjh an event ( even if in europe there aren't as interesting as yours)
    i just finished reading the sweetest thing ( lucky harbor 2) by jill shalvis

  5. I have Slippery Art on my wishlist. I look forward to your review!

    Here's my
    It's Monday! What Are You Reading?!
    I'd love to have you stop by!

  6. So many good books. I hope you had a great weekend, it sounded fun.


  7. Assassins in Love sounds intriguing!

  8. congrats Martha on these reads PLUS the conf !
    well done...
    my post is up as well ~ great aha! moment included


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