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Sunday, May 31, 2015

It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday June 1, 2015

This meme starts at Book Journey! My prayers continue for Sheila as she struggles to regain her footing in a world forever changed for her family. I am glad to see she is reading and blogging a bit.

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.

Well here we are in June!  We got the massive State Data Call uploaded on Friday. Now I can catch up on legal work. :-) 

My reading was good but a bit pushed to get the scheduled reviews up. I only finished two books and almost complete on an audio.   I posted five reviews (one with giveaway) and posted the usual memes. :-)

I visited early in the week but then never got back to visit due to my working late, more computer troubles and finally crashing 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:
1. eBook/Kindle

The Clockwork Crown (Clockwork Dagger Novels Book 2)
by Beth Cato
This is an engaging Steampunk. The review is linked above.
Click on book title for full description.

2. eBook/Kindle

Passionately Yours (The Hellions of High Street)
by Cara Elliott

I really enjoyed this series of fun historical romance.
The review and giveaway is linked above.
Click on book title for full description.

3. Audible/MP3

The Tempting of Thomas Carrick: The Cynster Novels, Book 21
Written by: Stephanie Laurens
Narrated by: Matthew Brenher
I actually have another hour or so to complete this but it will be done on Monday and I will post the review this week. 
I selected this title through Audiobook Jukebox.
Click on book title for full description.

Currently reading:
1. Print

The Cancer Solution: Taking Charge of Your Life with Cancer
by Jack C. Westman M.D. M.S.
I will finish this soon
and hope to post the review this week.
I received this for review through The Cadence Group.
Click on book title for full description.

2. eBook/Kindle

by Abigail Schwaig
I am enjoying this writing and looking forward to the plot development.
I received this from the Author at EPICon 2015.
Click on book title for full description.

3. Audio

Dawn of Destiny (Epic Book 1)
by Lee Stephen
I received this in Audio format for review
from iRead Book Tours
in prep of reviewing the 2nd book in the series.
Book Description
Publication Date: November 4, 2006
Some men go to war for the glory. Some men go to war to escape. For Scott Remington, war is entirely different. It is a belief. It is a calling. It is a destiny. Leaving everything behind-his fiancée, his future, his life-he embarks on a mission of faith into a battle he can barely understand. This is his story. This is his war. This is only the beginning.

4. Print

Lost Mission
by Athol Dickson
This is our Ladies Book Club book for June 6. I refused to pay the Kindle price so I had to order more imperfect copies when I got the chance. I hope I can get it read in time.
Product Description
Buried beneath the poverty-stricken barrios and wealthy enclaves of Southern California, a Spanish mission is uncovered during a construction project---along with evidence of a crime. When four people begin work on unraveling the mystery, they each face a moral dilemma. Will their choices perpetuate the very crime that doomed the mission hundreds of years before? 288 pages, softcover from Howard.

June/1/15- I am still up to date on Bible reading and greatly enjoying the readings-- It seems my eyes are open to more details and meaning.. 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.

No specific date: The Cancer Solution: Taking Charge of Your Life with Cancer by Jack C. Westman
6/9 Audio - Dawn of Destiny (Epic Book 1) by Lee Stephen - iRead Book Tour
6/16 Outlaw Trigger (Epic Book 2) by Lee Stephen - iRead Book Tour
6/17 The Ark by Laura Liddell Nolen
6/30 A New Hope (Thunder Point series) by Robyn Carr

I posted five reviews last week which only leaves one prior audio plus a the one finished this week. I am down to three NetGalley titles although I am struggling not to get more.
I hope to get to a TBR eBook next week this month.

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 no review titles this week.
I did purchase one print book for Ladies Book Club and one $.99 Kindle book.
I also received the free Audio download pair from SYNC.
Of course 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 bought one book for Ladies Book Club.

Lost Mission
by Athol Dickson
I couldn't resist this for $.99
Valerie Comer, Narelle Atkins, Autumn Macarthur, Heidi McCahan, Lesley Ann McDaniel, Carol Moncado, Lynette Sowell, Jan Thompson, Marion Ueckermann


Free Downloads from AudioFile SYNC 2015 for week four.

The Ring & the Crown
The Ring and the Crown
by Melissa De La Cruz
Sea HeartsRead by Jennifer Ikeda
Sea Hearts
by Margo Lanagan
Read by Eloise Oxer

Over the past week I added 43 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. Have a good week and hope your computer woes are all ended.

  2. I've listened to The Ring and the Crown- it's a good one! Have a great week :)

  3. After complaining last week I couldn't access the Audiosync titles, I downloaded Sea Hearts this week :)

    Have a great week,
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  4. Perhaps June will be a more relaxed month for you? I hope so, you always seem to fit in lots of reading even working all those hours. Have a good week.

  5. Those $.99 collections are hard to resist, aren't they? Hope it's a good one.

  6. I hope that's a great book club read!

  7. ENJOY your books and this upcoming reading week.

    Looks like a good week for you last week and this week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


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