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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Sunday Post October 9, 2016/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday October 10, 2016

I am linking with Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

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 am slowly whittling done my To Do stacks of files at work.
Hubby's blood pressure is finally settling down and he is doing better with exercising and being active.
Our weather has been cooling down to lovely cool evenings. We were far from the threat of Hurricane Matthew and had a lovely, young family from Jacksonville come stay with us.

I enjoyed my listening this week. I finished two audio books and am far into a print book. I posted three reviews, one with giveaway, a book launch giveaway and the usual memes.

I did not get to visit much this week - tired nights early in the week and then we had visitors so I wasn't on computer as much.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review: The Captive Heart by Michelle Griep; Christian, Historical Romance; my rating 4.75.
  • Audible Book Review: Kiss an Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips; Contemporary Romance; my rating 4.5.

Finished Reading:
1. Audible (TBR)

Lost in a Good Book: A Thursday Next Novel
Written by: Jasper Fforde
Narrated by: Emily Gray
This series is different fun and good listening.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audio (ABJ)

Loreena's Gift
by Colleen M. Story
This is an engaging and intriguing audiobook.
I received this audio from the publisher through Audiobook Jukebox.
Click on book title for full description.

Currently reading:
1. Print (Author)

by George HS Singer
I am three-fourth through this.
I am digesting the poems and taking notes.
My review on this will post on 10/11.

George Singer's ERGON is precise, delicate and fierce in its engagement with the world.

2. eBook/Kindle (NG)

The Steam Man of the Prairies
by Edward S. Ellis
I have just started this interesting early steampunk.
I received this through NetGalley.

One of the earliest examples of steampunk literature, this 1868 story was actually written during the Victorian era and was among the first American science-fiction novels. In fact, the tale features the very first literary instance of a mechanical man, published long before the term "robot" was coined. Extremely popular and much imitated in its day, The Steam Man of the Prairies recounts a teenage inventor's road test of his automaton, in which he conducts a party of gold prospectors across Indian territory.
This book marked the beginning of a genre that came to be known as edisonades — dime novels centered on a young genius and his invention that captivated boys of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Educator and author Edward S. Ellis wrote more than 100 such tales, under his own name and more than a dozen others. In addition to appealing to boys' fascination with engineering and technology, edisonades offered plenty of action and adventure in untamed parts of the world. As Kirkus Reviews noted, "Ellis' works serve as a good window into the attitudes of the time and provide some context for how the future was viewed as well as how much the world was changing."

3. eBook/Kindle (Author)

The Soul Summoner
by Elicia Hyder
I am interested to read this and figure a 'ghost' story is appropriate for October.
I had this as a free Kindle book from 2015 plus it was offered this summer as a free book from the Author.
Blessed or cursed with a connection to the souls of others, Sloan Jordan can see the best in people…and the worst. With nothing more than a glance at a photograph, she can judge the living from the dead and the good souls from the evil ones. For twenty-seven years, she's kept her ability a secret, but eleven young women have been murdered in the mountains of North Carolina, and Sloan may be the only hope of finding their killer.

She has just agreed to help Detective Nathan McNamara with the case, when a stranger—who is as alluring as he is terrifying—shows up at her doorstep with a dark past and another puzzling mystery: she can't see his soul at all.

Now Sloan is on the hunt for a deadly psychopath with two irresistible men. One of them would die for her, and the other would kill to keep her safe.

4. Audio (TBR)
I will be selecting a TBR Audio title that will also qualify for Alphabet Challenge
but I haven't decided which yet.

October 2, 2016 - I have really enjoyed reading Isaiah with all of its prophesies. I remain up to date with 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 three reviews which keeps me up to date and leaves me with three or four for this week.

I am still accepting new audio titles as I can always squeeze listening in!
I continue reading author titles. I am reading another from the list of six this week.
My NetGalley shelf is holding at three.
I am planning/hoping to get to TBRs for November when I will participate in Sci Fi Month.

We continue to add upcoming releases at eTreasure's NetGalley page.
This title will be available this week:
Grandma's Face Tells her Story
by Elaine McCay; Illustrated by Lynne Bendoly

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 accepted two review requests with more to consider.
I purchased one Kindle book and I am trying not to look at the Audible Sci Fi sale open till tomorrow night.
I picked up the usual healthy number of free kindle titles -- Note these are in my Amazon library, NOT on my Kindle until I download and transfer them.

Are your mailbox and TBR piles blooming?

Review Titles
I received two titles from authors:
Death Unmasked
by Rick Sulik
This psychological thriller involves an investigation into his wife's murder by a reincarnated detective.
Sounds interesting.

Lost Coast Rocket (Mare Tranquillitatis Series Book 1)
by Joel Horn
"Plausible Science Fiction, Adventure, Mystery, Love, Danger...This story has it all!"
(I hope to read this as part of Sci Fi Month in November 2016.)


I did purchase one $.99 Kindle.

A Narrative of a Revolutionary Soldier
Joseph Plumb Martin


I again added 51 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. Nice to hear your hubby is gaining energy, although surprised to hear he is back on the mower, that is quite taxing. Visitors are great and so special but it cuts out other things. Have a great week Martha.

  2. I'm glad you're husband is doing better and you were safe from the storm. Enjoy your books!

  3. So nice you could help someone fleeing Matthew! Have a wonderful week, Martha.

  4. Looks like you got some good books

  5. I am reading Breaking the Silence by Diane Chamberlain.
    Have a great reading week everyone.


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