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Monday, August 27, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? August 27, 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.

DH and I will be flying out west tomorrow for our Alaskan cruise.
I got most of the "must do" work done, I got my hair colored and I am almost finished packing! I had to be late posting this so I could take care of hair and packing. :-)

Once again I finished five books.  I posted five book reviews, two with giveaway and one with giveaway link. I also posted an eReader and eBook Giveaway Hop.  Plus I posted the regular Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and Sunday Words. 

I got to visit a little last Sunday and Monday but none since then. I may not get to visit much this week either since we'll be heading out early and I will have limited internet on the ship. I truly appreciate all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • AudioBook Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth; Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic; my rating 4.25.
Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

by Diana Kemp and Gabriella Bradley 
Review with Kindle Giveaway link are linked above.

2. Print

The Trouble With Magic
by Patricia Rice
I really liked this.
The review and giveaway are linked above!

3. eBook/Kindle

by Kathleen Fuller 
This is a nice, engaging romance set in an Amish community. Review is linked above; Giveaway to post Tuesday.
Book Description
Publication Date: August 7, 2012 | Series: A Middlefield Family Novel

Laura’s Amish faith requires her to forgive, but she can only think of revenge.

Laura Stutzman leaves her Kentucky community for Middlefield, Ohio, with one purpose: to find Mark King, the man who pledged his love to her, then left. She can’t move on with her life until he explains why.

Sawyer Thompson wasn't born Amish, but has lived in their community for years. Now he must commit to the Amish church or return to the Yankee world. Having suffered loss at a young age, he understands Laura’s anger, but is determined to follow God’s will and forgive. As their friendship grows, Laura begins to let her guard down.

But new information surfaces about Sawyer’s past and threatens the couple’s budding relationship. Both Laura and Sawyer will need to release the anger in their hearts and forgive the people who’ve harmed them. As Laura struggles to trust God, can Sawyer remain faithful to Laura?

4. eBook/Kindle

by Diana Kemp and Gabriella Bradley 
  I enjoyed this episode.
Review to post 8/27 with Kindle Giveaway link
for Pump Up Your Book
Book Description
Publication Date: May 24, 2012
After Aislinn and Dylan participate in Shakan’s banishment to the Overlap, they prepare for their journey to Klatria to rescue Aislinn’s parents.

Certain that Shakan’s banishment to the Overlap has forever ended the tainted bloodline of Jhanvar, Aislinn and Dylan prepare, with the help of Altithronus, emissary to the Antiquitas, for their journey to Klatria to rescue the royals.

5. Print

by M.L. Buchman
I was really impressed with the quality of this book!
I will be posting a review with Author Interview 
and a Giveaway on August 30.

Line Edits/Releases: One book is ready with one minor item waiting.

Currently reading:
1.  eBook/Kindle

by Diana Kemp and Gabriella Bradley
This is the last book in this engaging series.
Review to post 8/29 with Kindle Giveaway link
for Pump Up Your Book
Book Description
Publication Date: May 25, 2012
Aislinn and Dylan are held captive by the Klatrians. Vark wants the skull and vows nothing will stop him from gaining its power.

The royal pair’s next journey is to go back to Earth and help the Earthlings restore their planet. But now, the safety of two worlds hangs in the balance. Can they come up with a plan to escape?

2. Print

by Suzanne Anderson
I will be posting a Spotlight and Review for this title on September 4 with BookBlast. 
Book Description
Publication Date: June 24, 2012
What if when you most needed help,  a blue bear appeared with a note from God? One night, Miss Millie of Blossom, Ohio turns her face to the stars and asks God for help. The next day, a package arrives on her doorstep containing a blue teddy bear and a special note.  Over the course of a year, this remarkable blue bear travels across the country, showing up just when he’s needed most.    During his journey, Chester Blue helps a young girl trying to impress her big sisters; saves a sailor caught in a terrible storm; reunites two constantly fighting brothers; helps a cowboy become a rodeo clown; and aids a father and daughter in bonding after divorce.  If you ever needed a message from God, it's here...

3. eBook/Kindle

I had planned this as the first of my September reads
and I am looking forward to it!
Book Description

Publication Date: September 11, 2012 | Series: Chet and Bernie Mysteries
Everyone’s favorite detective team returns in a new adventure as canine narrator Chet and his human partner P.I. Bernie Little find that Hollywood has gone to the dogs.

Hoping to bring some Tinseltown money to the Valley, the mayor lures a movie studio to town to shoot their next production, a big-budget Western in the classic tradition. The star is none other than ruggedly handsome—and notoriously badly behaved—Thad Perry. When the mayor decides that someone needs to keep an eye on Thad so that he doesn’t get into too much trouble, Bernie and Chet are handpicked for the job. The money is good but something smells fishy, and what should have been a simple matter of babysitting soon gets more complicated—especially when they discover that Thad has a mysterious connection to the Valley that nobody wants to talk about. What kind of secret could Thad have left behind when he went to Hollywood to seek fame and fortune? The only people who might know the answer have a bad habit of turning up dead before they can talk.

As Bernie’s relationship with his longtime girlfriend Suzie goes long-distance, and Chet’s late-night assignations appear to have resulted in an unexpected dividend, it’s all our two sleuths can do to keep Thad and his motley entourage of yes-men, handlers, and hangers-on in their sights. Worst of all, Thad is a self-proclaimed cat person, and his feline friend Brando has taken an instant dislike to Chet.

Like the winning books before it, this fifth book in the series combines a top-notch mystery with genuine humor and a perceptive take on the relationship between human and dog that will stay with you long after the case is solved.

4. Audio/MP3

Titanium Rain
by Josh Finney
This is another 'audio movie' and I am excited to start listening.  I received this for review from Audio Comics through Audiobook Jukebox.
Publisher Description:In the year 2031 mankind’s survival instinct is put to the test when a civil war in China spirals into global conflict. Nations are destroyed. Millions are killed. And for many, like US Air Force pilot Alec Killian, survival will mean shedding some of his humanity in exchange for biotech and machine. Is this the ultimate corruption of nature, or the birth pains of a new chapter in mankind’s evolution?

This is the basis for one of the most acclaimed graphic novel series in recent years: Titanium Rain, created and produced by 01 Publishing and published by Archaia Entertainment. Now Titanium Rain makes the jump from the printed page to full-cast audio movie adapted for audio by co-creator Josh Finney and directed by William Dufris. Visit the Titanium Rain Audio site for more information!

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 the reading is 2 Corinthians.

Line Edits: I will be formatting a book over the next two weeks.
I started August with 14 books to read and review. I have completed 21 books - obviously I added a couple.  I am posting 5 reviews a week to keep up with the reading. :-)

Scheduled for August:
8/27  Nexus (The Samsara Chronicles Book 13) by Diana Kemp and Gabriella Bradley - Review for Pump Up Your Book - with Kindle Giveaway link
8/29   Equilibrium (The Samsara Chronicles Book 14) by Diana Kemp and Gabriella Bradley - Review for Pump Up Your Book - with Kindle Giveaway link
8/30  I Own the Dawn: The Night Stalkers by M.L. Buchman w/ Author Interview (Sourcebooks)

Unscheduled for August:
Sourcebooks (read)

Thomas NelsonWalnut Press: (read)

I did get one "Won"/TBR books in so far.:-)  

[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. Not familiar with any on your reading list this week but hope you enjoy them all :)

  2. You have had some really full weeks. Enjoy the cruise and take lots of pictures to share!

  3. Have a fantastic cruise. You will be stopping in my mom's hometown of Ketchikan! They had beautiful weather last week, hope you have decent weather too.

  4. Five reviews a week is great! I usually average three, with a It's Monday post and then a kid's book with my little guy one day. Have a great week!

  5. My favorite book this week was Ottoline at Sea by Chris Riddell. Please come see what I'm reading now.


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