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Sunday, March 29, 2015

It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday March 30, 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.

DH and I spent most of the week in Orlando sort of relaxing in the RV while the kids and grandkids ran around Disney parks. I say mostly relaxing as I actually ended up spending three days on computer doing office work/exchanging emails in preparation of closings. Still, we had a good week of fun and visits.

I enjoyed my reading last week finishing two ebooks and one audio. I posted three reviews (one with a giveaway) so I stayed up to date. I also posted the usual memes. :-)

I visited blogs early in the week and I did get to visit a bit more late in the week.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Audible Book Review: Legendarium by Kevin G. Summers, Michael Bunker; Fantasy, Humor; my rating 4.0.
Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

A Kiss to Build a Dream On (A White Pine Novel)
by Kim Amos
Romance with a lot of sexual anticipation - not my favorite type of read.
Blog tour Review and giveaway to post 4/2.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audio/MP4

by Jon Acuff
This is a very interesting listen to help those working until they can get to their dream job.
I will post a review this coming week.
Click on book title for full description.

3. eBook/Kindle

Scandalously Yours (The Hellions of High Street)
by Cara Elliott
I picked this up last minute for blog tour for Forever Romance. I will be reading book 2 for April review. :-)
Review and giveaway to post on March 31.
Click on book title for full description.
Publication Date: January 7, 2014

Currently reading:
1. Audible

The Maze Runner: Maze Runner, Book 1
Written by: James Dashner
Narrated by: Mark Deakins
I am 3/4ths completed in this audiobook.
I am interested in where it ends.
This is from my own Audible Library.
Publisher's Summary
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he's not alone. When the lift's doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade - a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls.
Just like Thomas, the Gladers don't know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they've closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.
Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up - the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers.
Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.
©2009 James Dashner; (P)2009 Listening Library

2. eBook/Kindle

A Hope Remembered (Of Love and War series Book 3)
by Stacy Henrie
I received this book last minute for blog tour this week. If I finish it I may post a review on April 1 or April 4. Other wise the review will post next week.
Book Description
Publication Date: March 31, 2015
AS THE WAR ENDS, LOVE BEGINS Nora Lewis just wants an escape after losing her fiance in the Great War. When she inherits property in England, she boldly packs up and leaves America for a fresh start. But, if not for her dashing new neighbor, Colin Ashby, she'd be lost. Even as their friendship deepens, Nora knows a British aristocrat would never be free to love an American orphan, no matter how much the war has changed the world ... After his brother's death in the war and his own experiences as a pilot at the front, Colin returns home broken, only to discover his family's estate is also in ruin. The pressure is now on him to save his home and the Ashbys' place in society with a well-bred match to a wealthy heiress. Too bad he finds more of a kindred spirit in Nora, the beautiful American next door. She, too, has faced the rigors of war and survived. Now the ex-soldier will have one more battle to fight--this time for love.

3. eBook/Kindle

Shadow Study (Soulfinders)
by Maria V. Snyder
I am looking forward to revisiting Yelena and Valek.
I selected this at NetGalley.
Book Description
Publication Date: March 1, 2015
New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder wowed readers with Poison Study, the unforgettable story of poison taster Yelena. Now she's back with a new tale of intrigue.
Once, only her own life hung in the balance…
Oddly enough, when Yelena was a poison taster, her life was simpler. But she'd survived to become a vital part of the balance of power between rival countries Ixia and Sitia. Now she uses her magic to keep the peace in both lands—and protect her relationship with Valek.
Suddenly, though, they are beset on all sides by those vying for power through politics and intrigue. Valek's job and his life are in danger. As Yelena tries to uncover the scope of these plots, she faces a new challenge: her magic is blocked. She must keep that a secret—or her enemies will discover just how vulnerable she really is—while searching for who or what is responsible for neutralizing her powers.
Yes, the days of tasting poisons were much simpler. And certainly not as dangerous…

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.

April Scheduled -
3/31 Scandalously Yours Review + Print Giveaway courtesy of Hachette, Forever Romance
4/1/15? A Hope Remembered by Stacy Henrie
4/2/15 A Kiss to Build a Dream On Review + Giveaway courtesy of Hachette, Forever Romance
4/11/15?  Ladies Book Club - Before the Scarlet Dawn, Daughters of the Potomac Series #1
4/23/15 Fringe Benefits by Sandy James Blog Tour Review
Last week of April - Sinfully Yours by Cara Elliott Blog Tour Blitz

I am still focusing on reading NetGalley titles and TBR titles for the next couple of months.

I did post three reviews last week so I am up to date. :-)
I am continuing to read the waiting NetGalley titles in between the new ones.

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 received two ebooks for review this month.
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
Received through Hachette, Grand Central for Review and Blog Tour:

A Hope Remembered (Of Love and War series Book 3)
by Stacy Henrie
I enjoyed two other books in the series and was pleased to pick-up this one.
See details above.

Sinfully Yours (The Hellions of High Street)
by Cara Elliott
I thoroughly enjoyed Book 1 which I will review this week.

None received this week although I did win some and will announce them when the books arrive.

I am continuing to resist making any purchases. :-)
I do expect to select two audible titles soon with my new credits.


Over the past week I added 48 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. Relaxing in Orlando sounds great! I enjoyed The Maze Runner, hope you are too.

  2. Love the Disney parks! I spent yesterday in Orlando with my daughter, son in law and his aunt. We went to Bahama Breeze and Pirates Cove Mini Golf. I'd never played it before and had a blast!

  3. I saw the DVD of The Maze Runner when I was at the video library recently and was tempted to get it. I've heard good things about the book, but not necessarily about the movie!


  4. Oh 3 days on a computer working while in Orlando. Such a shame. I never read The Maze Runner but I had a boy in my class a couple years back who adored it.

  5. I look forward to reading Shadow Study. I loved the first three books though it's been so long since I've read them! The Maze Runner movie is good and I hope you're pleased with the audio. I need to follow your lead and keep up with my reviews :) Happy reading & have a great week!

  6. A Hope Remembered looks lovely! Hope you enjoy it.

  7. I have The Maze Runner TBR, it looks exciting. Here's my post:

  8. I have Monday's Lie, and loved your now it's moving up on the list. Thanks for visiting my blog, and happy reading!

  9. Happy reading this week; I'm looking forward to National Poetry Month!

  10. A Hope Remembered looks good.

    Nice week and nice mailbox.

    ENJOY this week of reading.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  11. I really enjoyed The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials on audio. Must listen to the final book. One day I will fulfill my childhood dream of visiting Disneyland. Have a wonderful week and happy reading :)


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