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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sunday Post August 23, 2015/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday August 24, 2015

I am linking with Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
It's Monday! at Book Journey may be active again in September.

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 am finishing a second round of antibotics and hoping that I will finally feel all better. 

We had family here this week so I had to fit reading and computer time in late at night or early in the mornings. 

I finished two good books: one ebook, and one audio. I posted three reviews and posted the usual memes.

I only visited a few spots last week so I have to make a better effort this week.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Audible Review: 14 by Peter Clines; Sci Fi; my rating 4.5.
  • Book Review: Dark Horse by Michelle Diener; Sci Fi, Space Opera; my rating 5.0.

Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

To Honor You Call Us (Man of War Book 1)
by H. Paul Honsinger
I really liked this and am looking forward 
to the next book in the series.
I received this from NetGalley.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible

The Witch with No Name: The Hollows, Book 13
Written by: Kim Harrison
Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
This was a good conclusion to a great series.
This was in my Audible Library from Sept. 2014.
Click on book title for full description.

Currently reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

Secrets at Maple Syrup Farm (Once in a Lifetime)
by Rebecca Raisin
I am 30% into this small town contemporary.
I selected this at NetGalley.
Maple sugar kisses
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible

Resurrecting Home: A Novel
Written by: A. American
Narrated by: Duke Fontaine
I picked this up so I could find out what happens to the surviving characters next in this action-packed series.
This is from my own Audible library.
Publisher's Summary
Against all odds, Morgan Carter and his family have endured despite the deteriorating conditions surrounding them. Armed with survivalist tactics, Morgan's crew, alongside their new friends from the recently-liberated DHS camp, have worked together to build a sustainable community. But not all situations can be prepared for. When a massive wildfire threatens their very existence, they must decide: fight or flight?
From the author of the hit Survivalist Series books, Resurrecting Home is an action-packed adventure that depicts the harrowing possibilities of a world gone awry, and the courage it takes to protect what matters most.
©2014 A. American (P)2014 Penguin Audio

3. eBook/Kindle

by Jeff Wheeler
I plan to start this later in the week.
I received this through NetGalley.
In a world full of magic and mystery, eighteen-year-old Maia is the exiled princess of Comoros and rightful heir to the throne. Forced to live as a servant in her enemy’s home, Maia flees her captors and begins a perilous quest to save her people. To survive, she must use magic she has learned in secret—despite the fact that women are forbidden to control it. Hunted by enemies at every turn, Maia realizes that danger lurks within her, too. Her powers threaten to steal not only her consciousness but also her sense of right and wrong. Can she set herself free and save the realm she loves—even if her people have forgotten her? In bestselling author Jeff Wheeler’s fantasy epic, the answer may be only the beginning to Maia’s journey throughout the mystical land of Muirwood.

4. Audible

Waking the Bear: Broken Chains, Book 1
Written by: Kerry Adrienne
Narrated by: Jason P. Hilton
I received this for review from Barclay Publicity.
Publisher's Summary
Overprotective bear shifter, Griff Martin, reluctantly rents his mountain cabin to an artist, Amy Francis. He quickly realizes the plucky artist is his mate. But danger is brewing in the forest, and Griff has to be ready to safeguard both his female and his den, at the risk of losing both.
©2015 Kerry Adrienne (P)2015 Kerry Adrienne.

June 1, 2015- 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.

I posted three reviews last week which left two plus two new for this week. I hope I will be able to catch up this week. 
I finished one and am reading two books from NetGalley. I added one new book so my waiting shelf has five NetGalley titles.
I want to pull in more TBRs soon. 

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 an audiobook for review and added one new NetGalley title this past week.
I ; I selected my two Audible choices and purchased one Kindle book.
I picked up a free Audible title as well as adding more free kindle titles to my library.

(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 received this audiobook for review from Barclay Publicity:

Waking the Bear: Broken Chains, Book 1
Written by: Kerry Adrienne
Narrated by: Jason P. Hilton
Romantic Fantasy.

I selected one title at NetGalley this week.

Death of the Blue Flower
by Roxann Hill (Author), Paul Wagle (Translator)
An ex-con and "chemo-ravaged police detective" "follow a bloody trail into a world of betrayal, revenge, and murder, with motives that reach far back into an appalling past."...
Will they be able to uncover the truth before the past catches up with them?


I won an audiobook Giveaway at Silver's Reviews
Blood Moon
Cold Moon
I received two CD audio books by Alexandra Sokoloff today from Brilliance Audio: 
Blood Moon

Thank you to Alexandra Sokoloff, Brilliance Audio and Elizabeth at Silver's Review.



Over the past week I again added 52 free Kindle titles to my library this week. Titles found linked through Bookbub, Bookfun, Ereader News Today, Free Par-tay, Ignite Your Book, Inspired Reads, Pixel of Ink or Kindle ebooks.


  1. Hope you have a good week and enjoy your books that you are currently reading. I can't wait to see what you think of Waking the Bear: Broken Chains. I have that in ebook to read and enjoying so far.

  2. I've not come across those Sokoloff titles before - enjoy!

  3. I do hope the second round of antibiotics cure the bug. I am trying to cut down on review books to get my TBR shelf lowered, but I keep seeing books at NetGalley that I think I want to read. Do you ever get all those Kindle books you download read?!

  4. You have an impressive haul! Hope you enjoy your new week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  5. You had a nice mailbox full of audiobooks - my favorite! Happy listening :)

  6. I hope the antibiotics work for you. Enjoy your reads!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  7. I'm sorry you're still not feeling well. Hope the second round of meds knocks it out. Take care!

  8. Waking the Bear sounds good. I also thought The Witch with No Name was a great ending to the series. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  9. Walking the Bear looks good, I enjoy this genre on audio. You got a lot of reading in last week. Hope this week is a good one!

  10. I hope you feel better, and I hope you enjoy your books and your week.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  11. Hi Martha,

    Wow! I don't know how you managed to fit in so much reading and blogging with all your family committments and you not feeling 100% either! ... As much as you seem to love all the hustle and bustle, I hope that things have quietened down just a little this week and that you can concentrate on getting well again :)

    I do try to keep on top of author requests, even if I can only offer a couple of supporting promotional posts, rather than a full review. However I must admit that it is difficult when blogging is very much an evening hobby and I really hate turning an author away!

    Congratulations on your win and the double 'Sokoloff' snaffle sounds great, even though I wouldn't want it on audiobook. I am marking this series to read, so thanks for bringing it to my attention

  12. Enjoy all your books and the new wins

  13. I've got to get to work on my TBR pile as well! I need to get my audio books going again for when I'm walking at the gym.
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