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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Sunday Post December 4, 2016/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday December 5, 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.

We had a good week this week visiting friends in LaGrange, KY. The guys worked on the RV while the girls went shopping! Plus we went out for our Anniversary. That resulted in two nights with no computer. We visited the ARK Encounter which was very impressive and had a few nights just to ourselves on the route home - going to bed early before computer time.
I had to accept being away from the computer which was hard for me - but good too.

Reading was good. I finished one audiobook and two ebooks. I am 60% into the next audiobook. I posted two reviews and most of the usual memes (if a bit late).

I didn't get to visit at all last week so that means no blog link to share this week.
Thank you to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review: The Reader by M.K. Harkins; Sci Fi, Paranormal, YA; my rating 4.5.
  • Sharing Beyond Books will be posted on Monday.

Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (NetGalley)

The Wrong Unit: A Novel
by Rob Dircks
This is a delightful sci fi.
I received this from the publisher through NetGalley.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible (TBR)

The Synchronicity War, Part 1
Written by: Dietmar Wehr
Narrated by: Luke Daniels
I got caught up with the characters and will need to get book 2 soon!
This has been in my Audible Library

since December 2015.
Click on book title for full description.

3. eBook/Kindle (Author)

Toru: Wayfarer Returns
by Stephanie R. Sorensen
This is an engaging and interesting read.
I received this from the publisher through NetGalley.
Click on book title for full description.

Currently reading:

1. Audio (TBR)

Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25
Written by: Richard Paul Evans
Narrated by: Fred Berman
I am enjoying the suspense in this,
even with teen characters.
This is from my Audible Library, November 2012.

Publisher's Summary
My name is Michael Vey, and the story I'm about to tell you is strange. Very strange. It's my story."
To everyone at Meridian High School, Michael Vey is an ordinary 14-year-old. In fact, the only thing that seems to set him apart is the fact that he has Tourette's syndrome. But Michael is anything but ordinary. Michael has special powers. Electric powers.
Michael thinks he's unique until he discovers that a cheerleader named Taylor also has special powers. With the help of Michael's friend, Ostin, the three of them set out to discover how Michael and Taylor ended up this way, but their investigation brings them to the attention of a powerful group who wants to control the electric children - and through them, the world. Michael will have to rely on his wits, powers, and friends if he's to survive.
©2011 Simon and Schuster (P)2011 Richard Paul Evans

2. Print (TBR)

The Sound of Sleigh Bells: A Romance from the Heart of Amish Country
by Cindy Woodsmall
I won this book a number of years ago and picked it up for our Ladies Book Club. We will meet this Saturday 12/10.

Beth Hertzler works alongside her beloved Aunt Lizzy in their dry goods store, and serving as contact of sorts between Amish craftsmen and Englischers who want to sell the Plain people’s wares. But remorse and loneliness still echo in her heart everyday as she still wears the dark garb, indicating mourning of her fiancé. When she discovers a large, intricately carved scene of Amish children playing in the snow, something deep inside Beth’s soul responds and she wants to help the unknown artist find homes for his work–including Lizzy’s dry goods store. But she doesn’t know if her bishop will approve of the gorgeous carving or deem it idolatry.
Lizzy sees the changes in her niece when Beth shows her the woodworking, and after Lizzy hunts down Jonah, the artist, she is all the more determined that Beth meets this man with the hands that create healing art. But it’s not that simple–will Lizzy’s elaborate plan to reintroduce her niece to love work? Will Jonah be able to offer Beth the sleigh ride she’s always dreamed of and a second chance at real love–or just more heartbreak?

3. eBook/Kindle (NetGalley)

The Circuit: Executor Rising
by Rhett C. Bruno
I am looking forward to starting this.
I received this from the publisher through NetGalley.
"A hard-charging opener to a promising, if bloody, space-opera series." —KIRKUS
Centuries after Earth was rendered an uninhabitable wasteland, humanity was forced from its homeworld and founded the Kepler Circuit, a string of colonies throughout the solar system. These settlements provide resources to the remnants of humankind, the most important resource being the newly discovered element—Gravitum—found only in the Earth’s unstable mantle.
But a powerful religious faction known as the New Earth Tribunal has risen to preside over most of the Circuit. Though there is barely a faction left to challenge them, a string of attacks on the Tribunal’s freighters causes them to suspect their mortal enemies, the Ceresians, of foul play.
Tasked with solving the problem is Sage Volus: Tribunal Executor. Spy.
Sage quickly infiltrates the ranks of a roguish, Ceresian mercenary named Talon Rayne, seeking to discover the truth behind the attacks, but the longer she works amidst Talon and his squad, the more she finds her faith in the Tribunal tested.
While her quest for answers only unearths more questions, a new threat is on the rise, and it plans to bring down the Tribune once and for all.

December 4, 2016 - I am still a little behind on Bible reading. I have been listening on my MP3 to get caught up.
I have been enjoying listening to the companion commentary online when I am home.
I am reading The One Year Bible again along with my husband and others from our church.

I posted two reviews which keeps me a bit behind; five to be posted.. I now have  four to post.

I still plan to request audio titles as I can always squeeze listening in!
It looks like I managed to read eight sci fi titles for Sci Fi November. But I didn't get most of them posted.

Now that I am back home I hope to get the new releases up on eTreasure's NetGalley page.

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 didn't pick up any review titles... actually had little chance to respond to requests.
I did pick up a cart full of Audible titles on sale early last week.
I picked up two Kindle titles for $.99.
Even though I was offline part of the week, I still managed to pick up a good number of free kindle titles when I got back online. 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


I treated myself to an early Christmas present by purchasing nine Audible titles for under $20.00.
Several were only $1.99 because I own the Kindle version and some were on sale.
1. The Pursuit of God by A. W. Tozer
2. The Borrowed World: A Novel of Post-Apocalyptic Collapse, Volume 1 by Franklin Horton
3. Star Nomad: Fallen Empire, Book 1 by Lindsay Buroker
4. The Ember War: Publisher's Pack, Books 1-2 by Richard Fox
5. Until the End of the World by Sarah Lyons Fleming
6. A Hymn Before Battle: Legacy of the Aldenata by John Ringo
7. Rath's Deception: The Janus Group, Book 1 by Piers Platt
8. Forging Zero: The Legend of ZERO by Sara King
9. Timebound by Rysa Walker

I also purchased two Kindle Sci Fi titles for $.99 each:

The Cost of Victory: Crimson Worlds II
Jay Allan

A Little Rebellion: Crimson Worlds III
Jay Allan

Book 1, Marines: Crimson Worlds I was free and these two were on sale.
This series look like it will be good.

Free from Audible: Invisible Man: A Novel by Ralph Ellison

I only added 44 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. Toru looks like an interesting book. I hope you enjoy your books this week.

    My It's Monday! What Are You Reading? post.

  2. Sounds like you had a good week. Come see my week here. Happy reading!


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