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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Sunday Post November 20, 2016/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday November 21, 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.

My trial this past week went well although we don't have the judge's ruling yet. The testimony was good so now it rests on application of the law. The rest of the week was a push as I was preparing to go on vacation! I got much done but ended up bringing a handful of items with me too.
We have driven north in the RV and the weather is colder! Two nights below freezing so far. We are bundling in layered clothes and thankful for heating blankets. It is worth it to visit our son, daughter-in-law, SweetPea and the twins for Thanksgiving.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING to those celebrating this week!

Reading has moved along okay with a little extra time on the road. I finished one audiobook and one ebook but am well into the next two. I posted two reviews the usual memes.

I had a good time visiting other bloggers early in the week week.
This week I share the link to Mailbox Monday.
It is in the lower portion of my post each week but I want to encourage bloggers to check it out and visit other bloggers linked there. In addition to hosting the Monday links the three hosts also share their book picks each Wednesday which I find interesting.
Thank you to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Audio Book Review: Five Minutes Alone by Paul Cleave; Crime Thriller, Suspense; my rating 4.5.

Finished Reading:
1. Audible (TBR)


Monster Hunter Legion: Monster Hunter, Book 4
Written by: Larry Correia
Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
I do enjoy listening to this fun sci fi series. :-)
Click on book title for full description.



2. eBook/Kindle (Author)


Lost Coast Rocket (Mare Tranquillitatis Series Book 1)
by Joel Horn
I enjoyed this fun YA, sci fi story.
I received this from the author.
Click on book title for full description.




Currently reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (NetGalley)


The Reader
by MK Harkins
I am 40% in on this story. It is well written to create a rather intense suspense.
I received this from the publisher through NetGalley.
Click on book title for full description.



2. Audio (Audiobook Jukebox)


Only Ever You
Written by: Rebecca Drake
Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
I am three discs in and the suspense is building.
I received the audio book from the publisher through Audiobook Jukebox.

Description
Three-year-old Sophia Lassiter disappears at the playground only to return after 40 frantic minutes-- but her mother Jill's relief is short lived. Jill is convinced the tiny dots on her daughter's arm are puncture marks. When doctors find no trace of drugs in her system, Jill accepts she won't ever know what happened during her daughter's absence and is simply grateful to have her home safely. Except Sophia isn't safe. Three months later, she disappears again. This time from her bed at home, in the night. Working with the police and the community, Jill and her husband David are desperate to bring their little girl home. They remain hopeful---until information turns up suggesting their daughter was murdered, causing the police to turn their suspicions on the parents. Facing ugly family secrets and heart-rending evidence, Jill is still convinced her daughter is alive. But when the dragnet begins to close around them, Jill realizes the worst: if the police believe she has killed her daughter, that means they aren't out there looking for the real perpetrator. They aren't hunting for Sophie or the person who still has her.



3. eBook/Kindle (NetGalley)


The Wrong Unit: A Novel
by Rob Dircks
I'm looking forward to reading this sci fi.
I received this from the publisher through NetGalley.
I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE HUMANS ARE SO CRANKY ABOUT. Their enclosures are large, they ingest over a thousand calories per day, and they’re allowed to mate. Plus, they have me.
An Autonomous Servile Unit, housed in a mobile/bipedal chassis. I do my job well: keep the humans healthy and happy.
“Hey you.”
Heyoo. That’s my name, I suppose. It’s easier for the humans to remember than 413s98-itr8. I guess I’ve gotten used to it.


October 30, 2016 - I got a few days behind last weekend.
I have been listening to the companion commentary online for the past few days to get caught up.
I am enjoying reading The One Year Bible again along with my husband and others from our church.

I posted two reviews which keeps me up to date with two going into this week.

I am still requesting audio titles as I can always squeeze listening in!
I have lined up Sci Fi titles for November. Here are a few of the ones I plan to read:
Trajectory Book 1 (New Providence) by Robert M. Campbell from Sci Fi Explorations in September 2016
Lost Coast Rocket (Mare Tranquillitatis Series Book 1) by Joel Horn from the author in October 2016.
The Reader by MK Harkins
The Wrong Unit: A Novel by Rob Dircks

At the rate I am reading I will be lucky to get through the NetGalley titles.

AOB (Return to Earth) by Bria Burton - met author at FWA in October
NetGalley titles:
Toru: Wayfarer Returns by Stephanie R. Sorensen
The Invisible City by Brian K. Lowe
The Circuit by Rhett C. Bruno
Free Space by Sean Danker
PLUS Some choices from my own TBR shelves:
The Terminals: Spark by Michael F. Stewart (Book win 5/2014)
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles Book 1) by Marissa Meyer (Feb 2014)
First Colony (Citadel Book 1) by Kevin Tumlinson (Sept 2015) Sci Fi, Steampunk, Military
Galaxy of Heroes by Gus Flory (10/2014) Space Opera
Hero (Epic Book 3) by Stephen Lee (6/2015)
Audible:
Monster Hunter Legion: Monster Hunter, Book 4 by Larry Correia (Nov 2015)
The Synchronicity War Part 1 by Dietmar Wehr (2014)
Eye of the Storm: Legacy of the Aldenata (2012)
Invincible: The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier, Book 2 by Jack Campbell (1/13)
Spider's Bite: Elemental Assassin, Book 1 (9/2012)


Still working on adding new release title at eTreasure's NetGalley page this week,
and also working on some Kindle and print releases.


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 still have new review requests to consider.
I selected my two October Audible titles and picked up a daily deal.
I was tempted but resisted Kindle titles this week.
And, of course, 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 Title
NONE

Won
NONE

Purchased
I picked up two Audibles with credits and one daily deal for $3.95:

The Ghost Brigades Audiobook by John Scalzi Narrated by William Dufris
The Ghost Brigades
by John Scalzi
Loved the first book so I am lining this up for a 2017 listen.



by Nathan Lowell
This looked like another good sci fi (and it starts with a "Q" for Alphabet Challenge 2017).

In the Country We Love: My Family Divided Audiobook by Diane Guerrero, Michelle Burford Narrated by Diane Guerrero
In the Country We Love: My Family Divided&
by Diane Guerrero, Michelle Burford
This was a daily deal and it seemed appropriate to read to understand better this timely dilemma (illegal aliens) for my country.


Free


I added another 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.

10 comments:

  1. A very happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Nice that you have a few days off driving north, sounds like into the cold. Hard to believe it has got cold so soon in your part of the world.

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  2. All of your audios look good. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. And stay warm :)

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  3. Enjoy your vacation and your family! Only Ever You looks really good.

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  4. Driving in an RV right now with layers and heated blankets is strangely appealing to me right now. Have fun!

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  5. Breaks are always good. Enjoy!

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  6. Holidays are good. Enjoy yours and the rest of the week.

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  7. Enjoy your holidays and time with your family!

    Thanks for sharing your books...The Reader caught my eye.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  8. Enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday, such a special family time. Love the cover for The Reader - looks interesting!
    Have a great week!
    Amanda @ Mrs B's Book Reviews

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  9. In the Country We Love sounds like a good read. I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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  10. Have a great Thanksgiving with the family. Hope it warms up!

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