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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Sunday Post March 6, 2016/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday March 7, 2016

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading now at The Book Date.
Thank you to Sheila for the years that she handled this meme.
Thank you to Kathryn for taking up the baton.
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 had another busy week and am still playing catch-up. Our son reported to his new base and our d-i-l and granddaughter are with him for the weekend. The girls will be coming back to spend another week with us.

Reading was good even with only two books finished. I am half way through two more. I finished one ebook and one audio again. I posted three reviews, one with giveaway, and I posted my other usual posts.

I enjoyed visiting other blogs early in the week.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review: The God's Eye View by Barry Eisler; Suspense Thriller, Political; my rating 4.5.

Finished Reading:
1. Audible/MPE (ABB)

Defects: The Reverians, Volume 1
Written by: Sarah Noffke
Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
This is interesting and I will post my review this week.
I received this from the narrator through Audiobook Blast
Click on book title for full description.

2. eBook/Kindle + Print (LBC)

Talon: Combat Tracking Team (A Breed Apart Book 2)
by Ronie Kendig
My Ladies Book Club enjoyed this title. My review is linked above.
Click on book title for full description.

Currently reading:
1. ebook/Kindle (NG)

Dear Emma
by Katie Heaney
This started slowly for me but now I am well into it.
I received this from Grand Central/Hachette through NetGalley.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible/ MP3 (TBR)

Agenda 21: Into the Shadows
Written by: Glenn Beck
Narrated by: Jeremy Lowell, January LaVoy
I am not quite midway and enjoying the dangerous escape.
I selected this from my Audible library for a TBR listen.
Publisher's Summary
The sequel to Agenda 21, from number-one New York Times best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio host Glenn Beck.
"I knew those men were our enemies, but they, like everyone else in the Republic, were nothing more than servants. Rule followers. They had no choice. But I did. I had a choice and I made it. I knew then and there that, no matter what happened, I would never go back. Never."
It was once named America, but now it is just "the Republic". Following the worldwide implementation of a UN-led program called Agenda 21, the once-proud people of America have become obedient residents who live in barren, brutal Compounds and serve the autocratic, merciless Authorities.
Citizens mainly keep their heads down and their mouths shut - but Emmeline is different. When the Authorities took her mother away, she started questioning the world around her. What happened to her mom? Why is everyone confined to grim living spaces and made to eat the same food cubes every day? Why was her own baby taken from her to be raised in the Children's Village? And are the rumors that somewhere out beyond the fence live those who got away during the Relocations - the so-called shadow people - really true?
When Emmeline's questions lead to the realization that she will never see her child again, she decides to escape the Compound with her partner David and their baby Elsa. Fleeing the armed enforcers of the Earth Protection Agency, and facing the unknown for the first time in their lives, Emmeline and David run into the shadows in the desperate hope of finding something they'd only heard stories about from those who'd lived before the Relocations: freedom.
©2015 Mercury Radio Arts, Inc. All rights reserved. (P)2015 Simon and Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

3. eBook/Kindle (NG)

Path of the Bullet
by M C Jacques
This had to be pushed back for the other two that need to be read this week.
Click on book title for full description.

4. eBook/Kindle (Tour)

Those Who Walk In Darkness (Jacks Jackson Mystery Book 1)
by Joyce Lavene and Jim Lavene
I received this through Great Escape Book Tours for review on March 15, 2016.
Three years ago in 1867, Julia Jackson was a well to do young woman from Boston whose fiancé, Jonathon, was killed right before her eyes. Obsessed with finding the killer, a man whose face she saw only in a flash as he walked up and shot Jonathon, she leaves her family and her life behind. She starts a new life as ‘Jacks’ Jackson—a cigar smoking, dead eye, female Pinkerton agent…pretending to be a man.
Now Allan Pinkerton needs Jacks to find the man who kidnapped the wife and son of a railroad official, David Boyd. Their only clues are the severed finger from the man’s wife, complete with wedding ring, and a map of the Qualla boundary, the Cherokee reservation in North Carolina.
Jacks doesn’t like the way the whole thing sounds from the beginning. David Boyd isn’t important enough to target for a kidnapping. And why travel so far with two hostages?
But Pinkerton tells her that he believes the man responsible for the kidnapping worked with Jonathon’s murderer in a train robbery five years ago. Jacks agrees to go after the kidnapper with hopes of catching him before he can reach his home grounds.
Pinkerton insists that Jacks bring three men with her—Boyd, her new partner, and a Cherokee guide named Running Wolf, who’s always watching her, like he’s trying to figure it out.
Can Jacks catch the kidnapper with her secret—and her life—intact?

February 28, 2016- up to date -
Reading The One Year Bible again along with my husband and others from our church.
I will also be listening (sometimes) to the companion commentary online.

I posted two reviews last week which leaves two for this week - once again up to date.
I don't think I will get too many TBRs this month as I have a month full of scheduled reviews:
Rel 3/1/16 Dear Emma by Katie Heaney - (NG) from Grand Central Publishing
3/5 Ladies Book Club - Talon
3/15 Those Who Walk In Darkness (Jacks Jackson Mystery Book 1)
by Joyce Lavene and Jim Lavene - Great Escape Book Tours
3/17 Breaking the Story (Scottie's Adventures Book 2) by Ashley Farley – (NG) through Caffeinated Book Reviewer
3/24 The Ethical Coach Leader by Dwight Johnson - through iRead Book Tours
Rel 3/29/16 The Cracked Spine by Paige Shelton – (NG)

In addition to those I have five more author reviews committed with no specific dates. Plus my NetGalley shelves with 10 books.

This week we added one of our childrens' titles at eTreasure's NetGalley:
Edmund Pickle Chin, A Donkey Rescue Story
by Clara Bowman Jahn and Susan April Elwood

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 two new tour review titles this week.
TBR Triple Dog Dare update: It has been 66 days and I only bought one $.99 Kindle book.
However, I am looking at just succumbed to buying four Audible books on sale for $5.95.
I haven't selected my February Audible titles yet but most likely this week. :-).
I did add more free kindle titles to my library.

Are your mailbox and TBR piles blooming?

Review Titles
I received two titles by the same author to review through iRead Book Tours.
The Path
by Peter Riva
I enjoyed a mystery by this author and was interested in his sci fi series so I am glad to be reviewing books 1 and 2.
The first will be for April 21.
"All life on earth is about to be terminated by an entity as old as the galaxy itself. To make matters worse, Simon has broken everything already."

The second book will be for review on May 3.
by Peter Riva
"For fans of cyberpunk and classic science fiction, Reaching Angelica is the second book in Peter Riva’s Tag series, the comic, thrilling, and continuing saga of Simon Bank—ex–master system computer wrangler and very unlikely savior of the universe."



I ended up buying four Audible titles on sale for $5.95 each
A Voice in the Wind -- Christian Fiction set in Ancient Rome
Written by: Francine Rivers
Narrated by: Richard Ferrone

The Reaper: Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers
Written by: Gary Brozek, Nicholas Irving
Narrated by: Jeff Gurner

H Is for Hawk -- Memoir of bereavement turned to training a Hawk.
Written by: Helen Macdonald
Narrated by: Helen Macdonald

Death World: Undying Mercenaries, Book 5 I have books 1-3 so thought I'd get this on sale.
Written by: B. V. Larson
Narrated by: Mark Boyett


Over the past week I added 53 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. I avoided the Audible sale this time! Sometimes the pressure to read the books committed to, is a bit of an off putting experience. Closing my eyes for awhile!

  2. Happy Monday! I hope this week is a little less busy for you. Defects looks interesting, I like that cover. You have a lot of other interesting stuff too. My reading has been so- so, hopefully will pick up this week. :)

  3. I'm always impressed that you have a few books going at once Martha! I do have an audio book on the go (while I'm reading) but it's only because it's taking SO LONG to get through....

  4. I've not been visiting as many blogs as I would like as I am visiting the children in Melbourne. The grand children keep me very well occupied!

  5. Agenda 21: Into the Shadows sounds interesting . I hope you enjoy the book.

    Majanka @ I Heart Reading

  6. I hope you have a great week and enjoy your new books!

  7. Glad your son got settled and the girls went with him. It is so nice they are coming back to your house. LOL, 53 books you have been one-clicking!

  8. Sounds like you had a good week! Family time, plus reading. I am curious about Dear Emma. Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  9. I'm not familiar with any of the books that you mentioned this week, but I hope that you enjoy them!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know
    Also, you should check out my Blogoversary Giveaway.

  10. enjoy your reading week.

  11. H is for Hawk looks interesting.

    ENJOY your reading week and all of your books.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  12. I loved The Voice in the Wind series. I am sure it is great on audio. Have a wonderful week.


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