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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sunday Post January 22, 2017/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday January 23, 2017

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.

This has been another bumpy week as my Hubby ended up back in hospital since he had been having difficulty breathing for several weeks. They determined his heart was AFib and shocked him on Friday. Between that and draining 20lbs of fluid he is feeling much better. He is still in hospital so a specialist can decide on Monday if they will be putting something under his skin or releasing him.
I did get some good work done on my office files.
Our weather had warmed up nicely but the weekend turned into rain storms and tornado watches. Today I lost power at home at 1:30pm so I came up to the office at 7:30ish to work on this post.

Reading was nice if not prolific. I finished three books: two ebooks and one audible. I posted three reviews on the blog and two at Goodreads. I also posted all of my usual memes.

I got to visit 25+ blogs this past week.
A new visit and my shout out this week goes to a post "Six Book Review Rules To Live By" that made me laugh found at Bark’s Book Nonsense.
Thank you to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review: Forbidden by F. Stone; Suspense, Romance; my rating 4.75.

Finished Reading:
1. Audible (TBR)

X Minus One: Old Time Radio, Sci-Fi Series
Written by: Ray Bradbury , Philip K. Dick , Robert A. Heinlein , Frederik Pohl , Theodore Sturgeon , Isaac Asimov , Ernest Kinoy , George Lefferts
Narrated by: Old Time Radio
Lots of fun and creepy tales in this vintage sci fi collection. :-)
Click on book title for full description.

2. eBook/Kindle (NG)

Terminal Regression
by Mallory Hill
This was an interesting dystopia... but not my cup of tea. I received this through NetGalley. I'll post a review this week.
Click on book title for full description.

3. eBook/Kindle (NG)

Kalico Jack
by Mike Nahorniak
This is quite a nice little read. 
I received this through NetGalley.
Kalico Jack is a little different from the other Jack Rabbits so much so that he is he is constantly ridiculed. As he gets old enough, Kalico Jack decides to embark on a journey to find where he fits in. This adventure takes him across the western part of the United States where he makes many friends and eventually figures out what his special purpose is.

Mike Nahorniak was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He is a self-taught artist who has enjoyed the adventure of living in various locations across the Western half of the United States. Some of his most famous paintings include, "Time," "Where the Antelope Play," and "Montana Moose."
He is retired from the Air Force where he served for 27 years. Mike is married with three children.

Currently reading:
1. Print (LBC / First Book of 2017)

All In: You Are One Decision Away From a Totally Different Life
by Mark Batterson

I will finish this week although our Ladies Book Club won't meet until 2/11/17.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audio (ABJ)

By: Steve Alten
Read by: Christopher Kipiniak
20% along. This is complex and suspenseful so far.
I received the audio book from the publisher through Audiobook Jukebox.
Click on book title for full description.

3. eBook/Kindle (Pump Up My Book Tour)

The Heatstroke Line: A Cli-Fi Novel
by Edward L Rubin
I am 50% along in this interesting "Cli-Fi". 
I am reviewing this on 1/25/17 as part of Pump Up My Book Blog Tour.
Nothing has been done to prevent climate change, and the United States has spun into decline. Storm surges have made coastal cities uninhabitable, blistering heat waves afflict the interior and, in the South (below the Heatstroke Line), life is barely possible. Under the stress of these events and an ensuing civil war, the nation has broken up into three smaller successor states and tens of tiny principalities. When the flesh-eating bugs that inhabit the South show up in one of the successor states, Daniel Danten is assigned to venture below the Heatstroke Line and investigate the source of the invasion. The bizarre and brutal people he encounters, and the disasters that they trigger, reveal the real horror climate change has inflicted on America.

4. eBook/Kindle (MC Book Tours)

The Remnant
by William Michael Davidson
I am 30% along on this and
liking the story build.
I will be posting a review and
author Guest Post on February 1, 2017.
One nation, without God…
Colton Pierce apprehends Abberants—those who display symptoms of faith—and quarantines them on a remote island to ensure public safety. Years prior, the government released a genetically-engineered super flu that destroyed the genes believed to be the biological source of spiritual experience in an effort to rid the world of terrorism. As an extractor with the Center for Theological Control, Colton is dedicated to the cause.
But Colton’s steadfast commitment is challenged when he learns his own son has been targeted for extraction. An underground militia, the Remnant, agrees to help Colton save his son in exchange for his assistance with their plan to free the Aberrants on the island.
Colton is faced with the most important decision of his life. Remain faithful to the CTC? Or give up everything to save his son?

January 23, 2017 - I am up to date with the One Year Bible; reading along with my husband and others from our church. I hope to take more time this year, staying on the day and listening to the companion commentary online.

I completed three new books and posted five reviews. Finished all reviews for 2016 reads and still have four for 2017.
I am still expecting some new audio titles.
I now have 17 (18-3 read +2) NetGalley Titles and 13+ author titles in my queue.

Another delightful children's book is being formatted for release on the eTreasure's NetGalley page this week

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 (yours truly). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

I have a Kindle title for tour review this week; I received two more NetGalley titles plus an audiobook for tour review.
I did not get any Audible Daily Deals but picked up one $.99 Kindle title.
Not sure how but I picked up a large number of free kindle titles again. (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 will be reviewing this title this week with Pump Up Your Book Tour:
The Heatstroke Line: A Cli-Fi Novel
For description see above under Currently Reading.

I received two more titles through NetGalley thanks to seeing them on lists of blog friends!
Wild Horse Springs (Ransom Canyon)
by Jodi Thomas

"In the heart of Ransom Canyon, sometimes the right match for a lonely soul is the one you least expect. "
I saw this last week on IMWAYR? at Kathryn's The Book Date.

Blink: A psychological thriller with a killer twist you'll never forget
by K.L. Slater

"What if the person you love most in the world was in terrible danger … because of you?"
I saw this two weeks ago on Monday Mailbox at Lori's Reading Corner.

I received this Audible audio title for spotlight (2/7) and review (3/3) at iRead Book Tours.
Kill and Run: A Thorny Rose Mystery, Book 1
Written by: Lauren Carr
Narrated by: C.J. McAllister
"In this first installment of the Thorny Rose Mysteries, Lieutenant Murphy Thornton and Jessica Faraday sift through a web of lies and cover-ups. Together, can the detectives uncover the truth without falling victim to a cunning killer?"
This sounds like a good mystery.


I resisted the tempting Audible Daily Deals this week but I picked up one Kindle $.99 deal:

Lands of Dust (The Dying World Book 1)
John Triptych
This is a genetic engineering dystopia and it caught my interest.


I added another large number -- 75 -- free Kindle titles to my library this week. Titles found linked through Bookbub, Bookfun, Ereader News Today, Free Par-tay, Ignite Your Book, Inspired Reads, Pixel of Ink or Kindle ebooks.


  1. Hi Martha,

    I do enjoy a good psychological thriller and so many fellow bloggers have recommended 'Blink' to me, that it is already on my reading list.

    Thanks for sharing your other finds, I hope you have some great reading amongst them.

    Stay safe and I hope that your week isn't too stressful :)


  2. Sorry to hear about your husband and the bad weather. I hope your new books give you some release from your stress.

  3. I hope your husband feels better soon...

    Lauren Carr's Kill and Run looks tempting...I am behind in this author's books. Must change that!

    Enjoy your week...and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  4. I hope the weather improves and your husband is better.

  5. I do hope your hubby will improve now and they can deal to this latest setback. Health is such a fragile thing. I do hope you fall in love with Jodi Thomas, love her books, especially her series ones as I just fall in love with the characters.

  6. Oh gosh, I hope your hubby will feel better. Afib is not fun. My husband had bypass surgery in December and had Afib the next day. Very unsettling for him. Wishing you both the best.Hope you enjoy the Jodi Thomas book. I did!

  7. I do hope hubby gets relief fast and that your weather improves as well.

  8. I hope your husband improves, sorry to hear he is not well.

  9. Hi Martha, I hope your hubby is doing better. What a scary situation both for you and him. Hope you love the audio of Kill and Run.

  10. I hope your husband is doing better. Sounds frightening. Try and enjoy your books :)


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