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Sunday, February 22, 2015

It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday February 23, 2015

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.

This past week was busy and enjoyable. 

I thought I had done more reading but only finished two books. Still, I am well into two more.  
I posted three reviews and the usual memes. 

I visited some bogs early in the week and more at the end of the week.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
Finished Reading:

Snow Angel Cove
by RaeAnne Thayne
I enjoyed this light, character driven romance.
I will post a review this week.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible/MP4

Cleansed by Fire: A Father Frank Mystery
Written by: James R. Callan
Narrated by: Jonathan Mumm
This is a good mystery story.
I will post the review this week.
Click on book title for full description.

Currently reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

What a Devilish Duke Desires
by Vicky Dreiling
I am 70% of the way completing this charming Historical Romance for review and giveaway to post 2/24.
Click on book title for full description.
Publication Date: February 24, 2015

2. Audible/MP4

Contingency: Sage Hannigan Time Warper, Book 1
Written by: Peggy Martinez
Narrated by: Amanda C. Miller
I am mid-way in this
interesting time warp fantasy.
I received this title for review 
through Audiobook Jukebox.
Click on book title for full description.

3. eBook/Kindle

Homespun Bride (The McKaslin Clan: Historical Series, Book 1) (Steeple Hill Love Inspired Historical #2)
by Jillian Hart
I have had this title in my Kindle library as a free book since 2009.
Steeple Hill (February 12, 2008)
Book Description
Montana Territory in 1883 was a dangerous place—especially for a blind woman struggling to make her way through an early winter snowstorm. Undaunted, Noelle Kramer fought to remain independent. But then a runaway horse nearly plunged her into a rushing, ice-choked river, before a stranger's strong, sure hand saved her from certain death.
And yet this was no stranger. Though she could not know it, her rescuer was rancher Thad McKaslin, the man who had once loved her more than life itself. Losing her had shaken all his most deeply held beliefs. Now he wondered if the return of this strong woman was a sign that somehow he could find his way home.

4. Audible/MP4

Dead Reckoning: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #11
Written by: Charlaine Harris
Narrated by: Johanna Parker
This title has been in my Audible library since September, 2012.
I figure I should finish up the series.
Publisher's Summary
With her knack for being in trouble's way, Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte's, the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two-natured, suspicion falls immediately on the anti-shifters in the area. Sookie suspects otherwise, but her attention is divided when she realizes that her lover, Eric Northman, and his "child", Pam, are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, Sookie is drawn into the plot - which is much more complicated than she knows.
Listen to more titles in the Sookie Stackhouse series.
©2011 Charlaine Harris, Inc. (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

I am reading The One Year Bible again along with my husband and others from our church. I am also listening to the companion commentary online. -- Really enjoying my Bible reading. It seems my eyes are open to more details and meaning.
To go a step beyond the Bible reading I am also reading Jesus Daily 365 Interactive Devotions.

February Schedule:
2/24/15 Tour Review and Giveaway: What a Devilish Duke Desires by Vicky Dreiling
I am still focusing on reading NetGalley titles and TBR titles for the next couple of months.

I will have at least three, probably four reviews to complete from this week.
I wanted to read some from my TBR this week so I'll have to get back to reading NetGalley titles next week.

Welcome to Mailbox Monday.
Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs.  This Meme started with Marcia at A Girl and Her Books (fka The Printed Page) and after a tour of hosts has returned to its permanent home at Mailbox Monday.
Thanks to the ladies sharing hosting duties: Leslie of Under My Apple Tree, Serena of Savvy Verse & Wit and Vicki of I'd Rather Be at the Beach.
Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

I didn't get any review books this week but I did select three audible books, one free and two from my monthly subscription.
I downloaded more free kindle titles to my library
(Although I have gotten to a couple, I still have many author requests, old and new ones, to consider and reply to.)

Are your mailbox and TBR piles blooming?

Review Titles


I am continuing to resist making any purchases. :-)
I selected two Audible titles, both with 4.7 ratings, for my monthly subscription:

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
By Laura Hillenbrand
History, adventure survivor story for a 1943 bomber who crashed into the Pacific ocean. 

By Andy Weir
A thriller story of the first man on Mars being left for dead.

I found this title free thanks to Faith, Hope & Cherry Tea - Also a 4.7 rating.

FREE: Classic Love Poems
By William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I remember years ago when I enjoyed an evening reading poetry.

Over the past week I added 46 free Kindle titles to my library. Titles found linked through Bookbub, Bookfun, Ereader News Today, Free Par-tay, Ignite Your Book, Inspired Reads, Pixel of Ink or Kindle ebooks.


  1. A wide variety of books as usual Martha. I too bought The Martian with my mont hly credits at Audible too. Won't get to listen for awhile but it appears from what everyone says we will enjoy it.

  2. You're very busy, I need to be more organized.

  3. Such a nice mix. I like the love poems the best though!

  4. Finishing two books is good! Well done for resisting books. My Audible credits renew this week, so I need to start thinking what I'll listen to...

  5. I hope you enjoy The Martian. I listened to the audio and was surprised by how much I liked it.

  6. Oh, The Martian - I'm hearing lots about it at the moment. Enjoy!

  7. I've heard great things about both of those audios.

  8. Looks like you've had a busy week and have some great book selections. I enjoyed Unbroken, the book and movie. I've read positive comments/reviews about The Martian. Have a great week.

  9. Enjoy your books...I have Snow Angel Cove, which I hope to read soon. Thanks for visiting my blog, and happy reading....

  10. Unbroken is a book I knew was made into a movie! It's one I'd like to read before seeing the movie. Love poems are fantastic. I hope you enjoy them all.

  11. A nice variety for you, enjoy!

  12. ENJOY your new books.

    Have a great rest of the week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


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