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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sunday Post August 30, 2015/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday August 31, 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 mostly feeling better. I actually got out and walked three mornings this past week! 
I am still juggling to get caught up at work. Instead of work on Saturday I attending an End Time Prophesy Conference.  I learned new information that was good. 

I had a good reading week - finished three books: one ebook, and two audibles. I posted four reviews and the usual memes.

Yay - I got to visit early in the week!
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Audible Review: The Remaining by D. J. Molles; Sci Fi, Fantasy; my rating 4.25.

Finished Reading:
1. Audible

Resurrecting Home: A Novel
Written by: A. American
Narrated by: Duke Fontaine
This is a good continuation of the series.
This is from my own Audible library.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible

Waking the Bear: Broken Chains, Book 1
Written by: Kerry Adrienne
Narrated by: Jason P. Hilton
This was enjoyable for a quick listen.
I received this from Barclay Publicity.
I will review it this week.
Click on book title for full description.

3. eBook/Kindle

Secrets at Maple Syrup Farm (Once in a Lifetime)
by Rebecca Raisin
This is a sweet, small town contemporary.
I selected this at NetGalley.
I plan to post a review this week.
Click on book title for full description.

Currently reading:
1. Audible/MP4

The Empire's Corps
Written by: Christopher G. Nuttall
Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
This looked like another sci fi military I would like. I am enjoying the action.
This was from my Audible Library. 
Publisher's Summary
You should never speak truth to power…
The Galactic Empire is dying and chaos and anarchy are breaking out everywhere. After a disastrous mission against terrorists on Earth itself, Captain Edward Stalker of the Terran Marine Corps makes the mistake of speaking truth to power, telling one of the most powerful men in the Empire a few home truths. As a result, Captain Stalker and his men are unceremoniously exiled to Avalon, a world right on the Rim of the Empire. It should have been an easy posting....
Well, apart from the bandits infesting the countryside, an insurgency that threatens to topple the Empire's loose control over Avalon, and a corrupt civil government more interested in what it can extort from the population than fighting a war. The Marines rapidly find themselves caught up in a whirlwind of political and economic chaos, fighting to preserve Avalon before the competing factions tear the world apart. They're Marines; if anyone can do it, they can.
The battle to save the Empire starts here.
©2012 Christopher G. Nuttall (P)2014 Podium Publishing

2. eBook/Kindle

The Banished of Muirwood (Covenant of Muirwood Book 1)
by Jeff Wheeler
I am only 15% into this but this is engaging.
I received this through NetGalley.
Click on book title for full description.

3. eBook/Kindle

Death of the Blue Flower
by Roxann Hill (Author), Paul Wagle (Translator)
I am looking forward to reading this.
I picked this up from NetGalley.
Working in an exclusive, high-end rehab clinic in Germany, ex-con Alicia Petersen does her job well enough to get through the day. Battered by life, she’s generally not one for conversation, escaping her dreary existence through daydreams of her childhood. These dreams and the friendship of Miriam Morgenroth, an elderly patient, are all that keep her going.
One day, Miriam disappears without a trace. But patients do walk away from rehab time and again, so no one suspects foul play—no one except Alicia. Determined to conduct her own search, she asks for help from a chemo-ravaged police detective, Chris Winkler, who jumps at a chance to put his dormant expertise to use in the investigation.
From the Bavarian Alps to the northern German Coast, the two follow a bloody trail into a world of betrayal, revenge, and murder, with motives that reach far back into an appalling past. As Alicia and Chris grow closer, they soon discover that Miriam had many secrets—the sort that threaten the lives of those who attempt to bring them to light.
Will they be able to uncover the truth before the past catches up with them?

4. Print Book

Jennifer: An O'Malley Love Story, O'Malley Series #1
By Dee Henderson
I picked this up on sale for my ladies' book club. 
I may finish it by Saturday which is our next meeting.
Product Description
It's a summer of change for Jennifer O'Malley.
The busy physician has a pediatrics practice in Dallas, Texas, and meeting and falling in love with surgeon Tom Peterson is adding a rich layer to her life. She's sorting out how to introduce Tom to her family--she's the youngest of seven--and thinking about marriage.
She's falling in love with Jesus too, and knows God is good. But that faith is about to be tested, and in a way she didn't expect. The results will soon transform her entire family.

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 four reviews last week which left just the three new for this week. I hope I will be able to catch up this week. 
I finished another NetGalley and am reading two books from NetGalley. I added one new book so my waiting NetGalley shelf remains at five.
I still want to pull in more books off TBR shelves, print and digital. 

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 picked up one new NetGalley title this past week although I have been eyeing others.
I forgot to list my Ladies Book Club book which is added here now.
I 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 selected one title at NetGalley this week.

Nirvana (Nirvana Series Book 1)
by J.R. Stewart
Nirvana is the first installment in the three-part “Nirvana” series, a fast-paced, page-turning young adult trilogy that combines elements of the romance, mystery, and science fiction genres. This first novel introduces readers to a heroine who refuses to give up on the man she loves, even if it means taking on an entire government to do so. Are you ready to enter Nirvana?



I picked this book up for my Ladies Book Club. See above under current reading for full details.

Jennifer: An O'Malley Love Story, O'Malley Series #1
By Dee Henderson


Over the past week I added 52 (again) 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. So many good books!! How do you find the time to review so many?! Haha! I feel pretty good about myself if I get to two per week! XD I hope you continue to feel better and get caught up with work soon! :D

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  2. Good to hear you are feeling better and even got out walking. Just smiling at the covers of Waking the Bear and Secrets at Maple Syrup Farm, they couldn't be more different! Will take a peek when you post your reviews.

  3. I am glad you are feeling better. Loved the O'Malley series.

  4. The cover for Nirvana, looks so good. I almost accepted it..but I am trying to be good.

  5. I was looking at Nirvana on Netgalley. Hope you enjoy it!

  6. Your week has been busy. Enjoy your reads and have a good week.

  7. Glad you're feeling better. Hope you enjoyed the Rebecca Raisin, she's a wonderful writer.

  8. So glad you're feeling better, Martha. Have a good week!

  9. ENJOY your books and your reading week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  10. This week I am reading the Ugly Duckling by Iris Johansen. So far a very exciting and fast moving read.
    I hope everyone enjoys their week.

  11. Glad you are finally feeling better!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  12. Glad you're starting to feel better. I got in three days of walking last week, but this week, I kind of skipped out yesterday, so have to try to fit in 3 otherwise! Hope this is a good week for you!
    Check out my Sunday Post

  13. I hope you have a good week too. Death Of The Blue Flower looks interesting.


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