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Sunday, December 2, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? December 3, 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 didn't feel like I read as much this week even with plane time. But I guess it was okay. I finished four books and I am well into another two. I posted four reviews, one with giveaway; plus an Author interview, a Bookblast Giveaway and a Giveaway Hop. I posted a Thanksgiving post in addition to the regular Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Snapshot, Saturday Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and Sunday Words.

I didn't get to visit hardly at all last week and will have little time this week too. :-( Then next weekend I will be on a cruise (in Hawaii!) and won't be able to spend time on the internet. So I hope everyone will understand my absence.
Thanks again to all the nice people who visit me, especially when I don't get to visit back.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review and Giveaway: Five Days of Fear by David Kovach; Christian Thriller; my rating 4.25. Ends 12/7.
  • Book Review: Shards of Ashley by Karen Wiesner; Inspirational Contemporary Romance; my rating 4.25.
Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

All I Want for Christmas is You
(Contemporary Holiday Romance)
(Fate with a Helping Hand)
by Lisa Mondello
--A sweet, quick read. Review and Author Interview linked above. (The ebook is currently available free!)

2. Audio

Karma's Law
by Kristi Lamb
A good solid mystery.
I will post a review this week.
I'm reviewing for Spoken Word, Inc. Audiobook through AudioBook Jukebox.

3. eBook/Kindle

My Soul to Lose (Soul Screamers)
Rachel Vincent
I slid this into November as my Kindle TBR selection.
I decided to read this Novella to see if I wanted to get into this series. I didn’t immediately get into the YA atmosphere.  However, as the story progressed I was drawn to wonder at the particular gifts, or curses, that Kaylee, Lydia, and no doubt future characters, are exhibiting. I was interested by the end, but not pulled in enough to rush off to the rest of the series.  I do like this author's writing and enjoyed several of the Shifters series.
My Rating: 3.75 of 5.0.
Book Description
Publication Date: July 1, 2009
It was supposed to be a fun day, shopping at the mall with her best friend. Then the panic attack started and Kaylee Cavanaugh finds herself screaming, unable to stop. Her secret fears are exposed and it's the worst day of her life.

Until she wakes up in the psychiatric unit.
She tries to convince everyone she's fine--despite the shadows she sees forming around another patient and the urge to scream which comes burbling up again and again. Everyone thinks she's crazy. Everyone except Lydia, that is. Another patient with some special abilities....

An eBook novella exclusive prequel to Rachel Vincent's SOUL SCREAMERS series.

4. Print

by Beth Wiseman
This was lovely with a Great Message!
I had hoped to get the review up maybe Sunday but my schedule didn't allow it so I will post the review
this week with a Giveaway.

Line Edits: I uploaded a new children's book this week:

Mew by Barbara Miller - very cute!

Mew has everything: a cat lady who feeds her turkey buffet and cheese balls and a warm bright house. Still she enjoys running away to mouse in the woods. But one time when she comes back her house is dark.Type a description for this product here...

Currently reading:
1. Print

Deliver Me From Temptation: A Novel of the Paladin Warriors
Tes Hilaire
I am two thirds done and enjoying this (except for the bad words.) I do plan to finish by Wednesday and post a review with ARC Giveaway later this week.
Reviewing for Sourcebooks.

2. Audio-Theatre

The Man Who Murdered His Mother-in-Law
by Steve Hendrickson
This is a full production performance and very entertaining!
Reviewing for Audio-Visceral Productions through Audiobook Jukebox.

With Bollinger tastes on a Blatz budget, Gerald & Laura despair over their down-at-heel life until Laura's mother suggests an bizarre and unnerving solution.

3. Audio MP3

by Scott Reeves
    by Scott Reeves
    Narrated by Martin Scott
I am about an hour into this.

There is conflict I am interested to follow.
Reviewing for the author through Audiobook Jukebox.

Publisher's Summary
In the 13th century, Earth is dangerously overcrowded. To reduce the population, people are chosen by lottery and shipped off to the stars to colonize other solar systems. Shiploads of colonists are dropped off on unexplored worlds and left to their own devices.
Jorge Leever and Meesha Androva are the only survivors of one such failed attempt to colonize a distant planet. For 20 years, they've been alone, unable to communicate with Earth. Now, another cargo ship arrives and discharges a new group of would-be colonists.
Jorge and Meesha intend to guide the development of the new colony, since they've accumulated 20 years' worth of knowledge about the planet.
Bannock, a brutal, criminal slumlord back on Earth, has other plans. He intends to reestablish his crime syndicate on this fledgling colony world and eventually return to Earth as a conqueror. But Jorge and Meesha stand in his way.

4. eBook/Kindle

The Old Man & the Monkey
by George Polley  
This looked like an interesting and quick read.
Reviewing for Bewitching Blog tour post December 10.
Book Description
Publication Date: March 25, 2010
'The Old Man & The Monkey' is a stunningly beautiful story of a relationship which develops between an old man and a creature which is regarded as a dangerous pest in Japan, a snow monkey, in George Polley's moving allegory of dignity in the face of racism.

5. eBook/Kindle

Dan Chabot
I didn't get to start this last week 
but expect to start by the end of the week.
Reading for the Author to post in December.

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. The reading this week is 2 Peter.

Line Edits: I have three books that I am completing formats on this week.

I have 15 books set for December with one done and two nearly completed. I hope to read some extra Christmas titles too.

Reviews carried forward to post this week
His Love Endures Forever
Kamra's Law

Scheduled for December
12/1 - already posted, review, author interview and Giveaway Hop
12/6 BookBlast: All I Want by Rachael Anderson, Jolene Perry & Kaylee Baldwin
12/10 Review: The Old Man and the Monkey (Bewitching Blog Tours)
12/11 Review: First Time: The Legend of Garison Fitch by Samuel Ben White (BookBlast)
12/11 Gift Card Giveaway Hop Dec 11-17
12/12 Review: In Bed With the Opposition by Stephanie Draven (Entangled)
12/14  Review + Guest Post: All I Want by Rachael Anderson, Jolene Perry & Kaylee Baldwin (BookBlast)
12/14 End of World Hop Dec 14- 21
12/18 Review: Christmas Magic by Linda Carroll-Bradd, Lindsay McFarrin, Terri Rochenski
12/27 BookBlast: Dead Running
12/29 Blitz and Review: Perfection Unleashed (Bewitching Blog Tours)

Deliver Me From Temptation by Tes Hilare

Double Danger (An A-Tac Novel) by Dee Davis
Hunk for the Holidays by Katie Lane
Last Chance Christmas by Hope Ramsay

Audiobook Jukebox
The Man Who Murdered His Mother-in-Law by Steve Hendrickson
Colony by Scott Reeves
Agenda 21 by Glenn Beck
(expecting two more soon)

Uninvited by Heather Graham - I started it but need to try again.
Christmas Promises Anthology

The Blessed and the Damned (Righteous Series #4) by Michael Wallace

I'd like to read at least one "Won"/TBR book and one free Kindle book.:-)
Older Won Book:  TBD
Kindle Read - TBD


  1. Have a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  2. Such a nice mixed pile of reads and audio books (the man who murdered his mother in law sounds like a real who dunit!) Enjoy them all.

  3. Finishing 4 books in a week is pretty awesome :-) Hope you have another great reading week - and love the look ahead at your schedule.

  4. I think a CRUISE!! is an excellent reason for not reading much and being off the internet :)
    I hope you have a wonderful time and I am so jealous, lol!

  5. I literally just went and ordered All I want for Christmas :) Looks fabulous doesn't it??

    Have a wonderful reading week! Whatcha readin' this week @ the Brunette Librarian :)

  6. Whew, finishing four books sounds like plenty of reading to me!


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