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Sunday, May 13, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? May 14, 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 finished three books and posted four book reviews, two with Giveaways and a Book Feature with Giveaways.  I also posted the regular Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and Sunday Words. 

I visited a about fifteen blogs last week between What are you reading and Mailbox Monday.  I'll have to work my way through the Mailbox bloggers which may take time. Thanks to the nice people who visited me.

These were last week's posts plus Winner post not listed.
  • Book Review: Creative Spirit by Scott Nicholson; Horror;  my rating 4.25
  • Audio Book Review: Forever by Maggie Stiefvater; Paranormal Romance, Werewolves;  my rating 4.0.
Finished Reading:
1. Audible

    by Maggie Stiefvater
    Narrated by Jenna Lamia, Pierce Cravens, Dan Bittner, Emma Galvin, Maggie Stiefvater
I am half way through this and
I'm interested to learn the conclusion.
This is from my own TBR choice.
In Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other. In Linger, they fought to be together. Now, in Forever, the stakes are even higher than before. Wolves are being hunted. Lives are being threatened. And love is harder and harder to hold on to as death comes closing in.

2. Print/Kindle

by Shona Husk
This is a warm romance.
Review and ARC giveaway linked above.
Reviewed for Sourcebooks.

3. Print

Charlinder's Walk
by Alyson Miers
This is an interesting and full read.
The review and interview will post on May 16.
Read for Blog Tour with Novel Publicity.
Post Apocalyptic

Line Edits/Releases: Worked on edits a little this week.

Currently reading:
1. eBook/Kindle:

by Jacquie Rogers
This is fun reading.
I won this book last year and am glad to be reading it. I will do review and author interview this week 5/19.
Book Description
Publication Date: October 24, 2011
Buy a copy and see for yourself what everyone is talking about. Once you read just one of Ms. Roger's books, I can assure you that you'll be a fan... Diana Coyle, NOR Reviewer

*** CTRR Award ***
Jacquie Rogers creates a witty, delightful, and downright amusing book with impressive charming players. Cherokee, Coffee Time Romance and More Reviewer

Like romance? Love stories about the old west? Want a dreamy cowboy to cuddle up and read about? Then this is the book for you.
~~My Eclectic Bookshelf, 5 dragonflies

Daisy Gardner wants to be a detective just like dime novel heroine Honey Beaulieu.  To her delight, her sister shot a bank robber and he got away, so now she even has a crime to solve. But her parents insist she marry a man whose farm is miles from town.  She can't solve crimes stuck out there. What better solution than to marry the new marshal!

Rancher Cole Richards saves his friend from robbing a bank, but is shot for his efforts, and now is a wanted man.  His friend takes him to Oreana to see the doc, where Cole's mistaken for the new marshal.  Now he faces a dilemma few men have to face--tell the truth and hang, or live a lie and end up married. Either way could cost him his freedom.

2. Audio
by Julia Franklin
Listening to this for review through AudioJukebox.
Product Description
This is a debut novel from actress and audiobook reader Julia Franklin. 'I've read somewhere between 300 and 400 novels as audiobooks over the last 25 years,' she says, 'so I thought it was time to have a go at a novel of my own.' The result is Turn Up for the Book, a romantic comedy that begins with the breakup, one Christmas, of a marriage.
Poor Viv has begun to look like the sofa she sits on most of the time. No wonder her unfaithful husband, Clive, is leaving her for a glamorous supermodel. But over the next 12 months, she will find that books and friendship will move her to a different kind of sofa altogether. Set against a background of publishing, food, and drink, oh yes, and maybe murder, Turn Up for the Book is a lovely lighthearted companion to warm you on dark winter evenings.

3. Print

by Rebecca Land Soodak
I will start this book later this week. 
Reviewing for Hachette
Book Description
Publication Date: March 27, 2012
Kara Caine Lawson has worked hard to become the woman she is-wife, mother and successful shop owner. Having survived a turbulent childhood, Kara understands that life could've just as easily gone another way . . . and even if she isn't gliding through the trials of lost library books, entitled customers and routine date nights, at least she's not sipping a Dewar's all day like her mother did.

But then Kara unexpectedly encounters paintings by her now-famous college boyfriend just as she's beginning to suspect that her daughter Henny's difficulties may be the sign of something serious, and all of her past decisions are thrown into dramatic relief.

Kara's narration, at turns heartbreaking and hilarious, captures the imperfect thoughts we have about ourselves and those around us. Rebecca Land Soodak's debut novel asks the difficult questions about the choices we make while revealing the minute details that end up defining our lives.

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 around 1989 so I will enjoy it again. This week's reading is Jeremiah and Lamentations.

Line Edits: Working on new line edits; have several book conversions ready to upload to Kindle/Smashwords.

I have brought a couple of April books into May to finish which gives me 11 or so books scheduled to read for review in May. --Five completed; 3 this week; 5+ remaining.
This month I have several Promo events without reviews; THREE KINDLE GIVEAWAY EVENTS

May Scheduled Events:

May 15 -30th BookBlast Blogger's Kindle Fire Giveaway 
May 16 Novel Publicity Tour with GC Giveaway: Charlinder's Walk by Alyson Miers
May 19 Review and Author Interview:  Much Ado About Marshals by Jacquie Rogers
May 24 Forever Romance Blog Tour: Book Review and Giveaway Lucky in Love (A Lucky Harbor Novel by Jill Shalvis

Unscheduled but Planned for April:

Henny on the Couch by Rebecca Land Soodak

Under Fire (Elite Force: That Others May Live) by Catherine Mann

Turn Up For The Book

Author Reviews:
Foolish Games (Book 3 of the Family Heirlooms Series) by Karen Wiesner
Dangerous Favors by Joyce DiPastena.

Reading for Book Club: Calico Canyon - Lassoed In Texas by Mary Connealy

I have several chosen but not sure if they will make May reading.

[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. Henny and The Couch looks interesting. I am hosting Shona Husk on my blog on Wednesday.

    Have a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd out

  2. Hope you're enjoying Linger. Henny On the Couch sounds good to me.
    Have a great week Martha and happy reading :)

  3. I think Henny and the Couch looks good, too. I'll be looking forward to reading your review of it.

    Have a great week!
    Kristin @ Always With a Book

  4. I want to read the Stiefvater series. Hope I've spelled the author's name correctly.

  5. Forever is soooo good! I love that you are listening to it!

  6. You had a great week!!! I think mine was really good too. Henny and the Couch looks interesting.

    See you next week!!

  7. I've got the Shiver series on my TBR list, I hope to read the first book sometime this year! Glad to hear you're enjoying it :)

  8. Turn Up For The Book sounds interesting. Have another great reading week.

  9. I really liked Forever - a different take on werewolves was kind of refreshing. :)

    Happy reading this week!
    What are YOU reading??

  10. Lots of books!! I totally want to read Forever. I've heard great things about it. ENJOY!!!


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