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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Sunday Post September 6, 2015/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday September 7, 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.

A decongestant has been helping my head stay clearer. I am still walking - three mornings again. 
I keep plugging away at work.
My reading titles took longer to read so I only finished two books: one ebook and one Audible. I posted four reviews, one with giveaway, and the usual memes.

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

These were last week's posts:

Finished Reading:
1. Audible/MP4

The Empire's Corps
Written by: Christopher G. Nuttall
Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
Entertaining, good action but some baseness.
I will post a review this week.
Click on book title for full description.

2. eBook/Kindle

The Banished of Muirwood (Covenant of Muirwood Book 1)
by Jeff Wheeler
This is engaging but the ending is disappointing because it requires continuing in the series.
I will do a review this week. 
Click on book title for full description.

Currently reading:
1. Audible

Come Home to Me: Second Chances Time Travel Romance Series, Book 1
Written by: Peggy L Henderson
Narrated by: Cody Roberts
I am 3/4ths in this interesting 
time travel love story.
This is from my Audible Library (2015).
Publisher's Summary
Jake Owens is tired of life on his parents' Montana ranch, catering to city folk who want a taste of old-fashioned country living. He enjoys life in the fast lane, with fast cars and even faster women. When he falls in with the wrong crowd and is accused of murder, a stranger's bizarre offer at a second chance might be his only hope to clear his name.
Rachel Parker is highly devoted to her family. A tragedy prompts a daring move to the Oregon Territory for a fresh start in a new land. After meeting the wagon train's scout, the meaning of a fresh start may be more than she ever imagined.
Jake can't believe he's been sent back in time to act as scout for a wagon train headed for Oregon, and given the added burden of keeping one emigrant woman safe during the journey. He and Rachel are confused by their attraction to each other. Jake's ill-mannered, unconventional ways are overshadowed only by his notorious reputation. Rachel's traditional values and quiet, responsible character are the complete opposite of what attracts Jake to a woman. When their forbidden attraction turns to love, what will happen at the end of the trail?
©2012 Peggy L Henderson (P)2013 Peggy L Henderson

2. eBook/Kindle

Death of the Blue Flower
by Roxann Hill (Author), Paul Wagle (Translator)
10% in. I like the writing and the set-up so far. I'm anticipating the mystery.
I picked this up from NetGalley.
Click on book title for full description.

3. Audible

The Remaining: Aftermath
Written by: D. J. Molles
Narrated by: Christian Rummel
This is book 2, continuing the story.
I recently picked this up with an Audible credit.
Publisher's Summary
Nothing has gone according to plan.
To Captain Lee Harden, Project Hometown feels like a distant dream and the completion of his mission seems unattainable. Wounded and weaponless, he has stumbled upon a group of survivors that seems willing to help. But a tragedy in the group causes a deep rift to come to light and forces him into action. In the chaos of the world outside, Lee is pursued by a new threat: someone who will stop at nothing to get what he has.
The Remaining: Aftermath is the second book in the best-selling The Remaining series.
©2012 D.J. Molles (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

4. eBook/Kindle

The Last Christmas Ball
by Mary Jo Putney, Jo Beverley, Joanna Bourne, Patricia Rice, and Cara Elliott
I picked this up at NetGalley and am looking forward to it.
Christmas 1815. Upstairs and downstairs, Holbourne Hall is abuzz with preparations for a grand ball to celebrate the year’s most festive—and romantic—holiday. For at the top of each guest’s wish list is a last chance to find true love before the New Year…
A chance meeting beneath the mistletoe, a stolen glance across the dance floor—amid the sumptuous delicacies, glittering decorations, and swell of the orchestra, every duchess and debutante, lord and lackey has a hopeful heart. There’s the headstrong heiress who must win back her beloved by midnight—or be wed to another….the spinster whose fateful choice to relinquish love may hold one more surprise for her…a widow yearning to glimpse her long-lost love for even one sweet, fleeting interlude …a charming rake who finds far more than he bargained for. And many other dazzling, romantic tales in this star-studded collection that will fill your heart and spice up your holidays…

5. Print Book

By Dee Henderson
I got a third through this but we will not discuss it until October ladies' book club. 
I will wait till later in the month to finish.
Click on book title for full description.

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 two new for this week although I expect I will do a third as well. 
I finished one and am reading two books from NetGalley. I added two new books so my waiting NetGalley shelf is now at six.
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 received three new NetGalley titles this past week and purchased two $.99 books at Amazon/Kindle.
I added more free kindle titles to my library too.

(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 three titles at NetGalley this week. 
Two I requested:

Love in the Details: A November Wedding Story (A Year of Weddings Novella)
"She left him to save his future, but they’ve never gotten over each other....
Will Josh and Holly be able to keep things as they are when their true feelings threaten to surface at every turn?"

by Maia Chance , Janine A. Southard, Raven Oak,G. Clemans
"What do you get when you mix mystery and speculative fiction, then toss in the holidays for good measure?
...eight short works that explore mysteries across time and space."

One received through invitation.
Harriet Wolf's Seventh Book of Wonders: A Novel
by Julianna Baggott
"A mesmerizing tale of star-crossed love and of the dark secrets in a fracturing family . . . This novel is so full of wonders that it leaves you haunted, amazed, and, like every great read, irrevocably changed."--Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You



I purchased two $.99 books at Kindle.

Sideswiped (The Peri Reed Chronicles)
Kim Harrison
Sold by: Simon & Schuster Digital Sales Inc
New Series (Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer suggested getting this before The Drafter in this new series. It was cheaper to get this in Kindle although I will probably get the rest at Audible.)
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass series Book 1)
Sarah J. Maas
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
I've been thinking of trying this series on Audible.
I thought it was worth the $.99 to see if I liked it.


Over the past week I added 46 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. Good that you are getting in your walks three days a week. The Last Christmas Ball looks promising with some good authors. Enjoy.

  2. I really liked Harriet Wolf- hope you do too! Happy reading :)

  3. Looking forward to your thoughts on Harriet Wolf's Seventh Book of Wonders. Glad you're feeling better!

  4. Wow! Throne of Glass was a good deal! I am fighting allergies this week and reading when I can stay awake. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  5. Love the covers of the November Wedding book and the Harriet Wolf books.

    ENJOY your reading week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  6. Cover Your Eyes by Mary Burton is my read for the week.

  7. Have a great week and enjoy all your new books!

  8. Come Home to Me looks good and you have me curious. Wonderful haul. I am glad the decongestant is working. I have some sort of sinus issue myself and I know it makes you feel miserable.

  9. I had a couple weeks with 4 reviews, then last week I just got two done. It comes and goes based on reading time and blogging time. Have a great week!
    Check out my Sunday Post


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