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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Sunday Post August 9, 2015/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday August 10, 2015

Sunday Post - It's Monday! is still not up and linking while Sheila finds her way after her family tragedy.
Kathryn at Date Book suggested linking with Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

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.

I still have an ugly cough but I am getting more sleep - thank goodness. Work is steady. 
I am enjoying my reading. I only finished two books, one ebook and one audio, although I am pretty far along on two more books. I posted four reviews and posted the usual memes.

I do have my new computer set up so this week has been quicker online - yay!
I got to visit blog friends early last week.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

Plantation Shudders: A Cajun Country Mystery (A Cajun Country Mystery)
by Ellen Byron
This was an enjoyable cozy.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible

Written by: Peter Clines
Narrated by: Ray Porter
This had some surprising twists!
Click on book title for full description.

Currently reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

Dark Horse
by Michelle Diener
I really like the characters and this story.
74% complete.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Print

Double Exposure (The Justice Agency Book 1)
by Susan Sleeman
I am enjoying this romantic suspense. I won this in 2012 so it is from my TBR shelf. 60% complete.
Photographer Jennie Buchanan unknowingly captures a drug-cartel meeting on film. And now she has become a killer's next target. Even worse, her only protection from the danger that threatens her life is the man who threatens her heart. Dodging bullets almost seems safer than facing the feelings stirred up by seeing former FBI agent and ex-boyfriend Ethan Justice again. Ethan vows to safeguard Jennie from the deadly men on her trail. And for a second chance at Jennie's love, he's willing to risk anything to expose the truth—about the drug smugglers, the past and the future together he still wants.

3. Audible

Written by: Margaret Brownley
Narrated by: Jaimee Draper
I wanted a lighter listen after 14 so I selected this one from my Audible library.
I just started this.
Publisher's Summary
Pinkerton detective Jennifer Layne is no stranger to undercover work. But posing as a lady companion named Amy at Miss Lillian’s Parlor House and Boots is a first for her. She’s finally landed a high-profile case and is on the trail of the notorious Gunnysack Bandit, when one of Miss Lillian’s girls essential to her investigation meets an untimely demise. Only a handful of people are in the house at the time of her death, including handsome Tom Colton, a former Texas Ranger determined to clear his brother’s name. Amy has many reasons to suspect Tom of murder - and one very personal reason to hope that she’s wrong about him.
©2014 Margaret Brownley (P)2014 Barbour Publishing, Inc.

4. eBook/Kindle

Secrets at Maple Syrup Farm (Once in a Lifetime)
by Rebecca Raisin
I am looking forward to this book that looks like light romance adventure. 
I selected this at NetGalley.
Maple sugar kisses
Lucy would do anything for her mom…but she never expected to end up promising to leave her. After her mom got sick, Lucy dropped everything to take care of her, working all hours in a greasy diner just to make ends meet and spending every spare moments she had by her mom’s hospital bedside.

Now, Lucy is faced with a whole year of living by her own rules, starting by taking the first bus out of town to anywhere...

Except she didn’t expect to find her next big adventure just around the corner! Especially when on her first day in town she bumps into grumpy, but oh-so-delicious Clay amidst the maple trees. Surrounded by the magic of Ashford, Lucy has the chance to change her life forever and finally discover a life she wants to live!

Fall in love with Ashford, Connecticut in this dazzling and beautiful romance from bestselling author Rebecca Raisin.

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 three plus two new for this week. So I still need to work hard on reviews.
I finished one and am reading two NetGalley. I added one new book so that my shelf has six NetGalley titles.
I have pulled in some TBRs which makes me glad. 

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 added just one NetGalley title this past week. I am still trying to decide on my two Audible choices - which I will have to select this week.
I downloaded the free Audio pair from SYNC and I added 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 selected one title at NetGalley this week.

Children of the Comet 
by Donald Moffitt

In the far future, on top of a gigantic tree rooted in the ice ball of a comet, a young man’s journey leads to unexpected encounters.

This sounded interesting from a well respected sci fi author.



Free Downloads from AudioFile SYNC 2015 for week Fourteen.
More good titles conclude this summer's pairings of free audiobooks

Under a War-Torn Sky
by L.M. Elliott
Read by Elizabeth Wiley

The Old Brown Suitcase
by Lillian Boraks-Nemetz
Read by Sofia Bunting Newman

Over the past week I again added 44 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. I hope you don't have an upper respiratory infection. Feel better!

  2. Nice to have a new computer that is doing things the way you want it. Glad you are getting better. The Sci Fi book does look interesting, hope you enjoy it.

  3. 14 looks really good. It,sounds like you had a pretty good week. Plantation Shudders..I love the title :)

  4. I'm sad the SYNC program is done for this summer. Enjoy Children of the Comet!

  5. I hope you have a great week in books!

  6. ENJOY all of your books.

    Have a great week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  7. I Hope the cough resolves itself soon!

    Have a great reading week,
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  8. What great books! Sounds good to me!

    Happy reading!!

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