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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sunday Post March 12, 2017/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday March 13, 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 week got crazy busy at work. I just keep plugging away...
The weather was warming but, like the rest of the country, we are getting a cold snap this week.
This week I add prayers for those suffering fires in many states.

Reading was good although I didn't get through too many books. I finished two books: one eBook for review and one print - for my edification. I posted only one review plus February wrap up, plus I posted all of my usual memes.

I continue to enjoy my brief blog visiting. I visited 25+ blogs again last week.
My shout out this week goes to Gathering Books, who highlights children's books in an interesting fashion.
Thank you to all the nice people who visit me - Sorry I failed to click the allow comment button last week.

These were last week's posts:
  • ABJ- Audio Book Review: Alliance by S. K. Dunstall; Sci Fi, Space Military; my rating 4.5.

Finished Reading:
1. eBook (Great Escapes)

Elementary, She Read: A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery
by Vicki Delany

I enjoyed this nice cozy mystery.
Tour review to post 3/14.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Print

How Good Is Good Enough?
by Andy Stanley
Our church has these available to share.
I wanted to read it and put one at my office.
Surely there's more than one way to get to heaven? Bestselling author Andy Stanley addresses this popular belief held even among Christians. But believing that all good people go to heaven raises major problems, Stanley reveals. Is goodness not rewarded, then? Is Christianity not fair? Maybe not, he says. Readers will find out why Jesus taught that goodness is not even a requirement to enter heaven - and why Christianity is beyond fair. Andy Stanley leads believers and skeptics alike to a grateful awareness of God's enormous grace and mercy.
Good People Go to Heaven...Don’t They?
Sure they do. It only makes sense.
Actually, it doesn’t really make any sense at all. Smart, educated, accomplished men and women everywhere are banking their eternities on a theory that doesn’t hold water. Chances are, you’ve never really thought it through. But you owe it to yourself to do so.
Find out now what’s wrong with the most popular theory about heaven—and what it really takes to get there.

Currently reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (Publisher)

Eric Olafson: Space Pirate
(Eric Olafson Series)
by Vanessa Ravencroft
I am halfway through this very entertaining adventure!
Received from Inkitt; review to post on 3/15/17.
It's the year 5019, and the Milky Way Galaxy is teeming with exotic species. The majority of the known civilizations have formed a multi-cultural mega organization called the United Stars of Galaxies.
This Union is protected by the brave men and women of the United Stars Space fleet against external threats.
Eric Olafson, born and raised under harsh conditions of the traditional and inward looking society of Nilfeheim, left his planet to fulfill his dreams of becoming a Starship captain.
When Eric gets kidnaped by an unknown organization and brought to Sin 4, a lawless Planet deep in free space, he slowly starts to discover his central role in an ancient conflict of cosmic proportions.

2. Audio (iRead Book Tours)

A Fine Year for Murder: A Thorny Rose Mystery, Book 2
Written by: Lauren Carr
Narrated by: C.J. McAllister
I am half way through this and enjoying it. My review will post on 3/16.
Click on book title for full description.

3. eBook/Kindle (Partners in Crime)

Cat in the Flock (Dreamslippers Book 1)
by Lisa Brunette
This sounds like a fun mystery read. 
I received this from Partners in Crime for tour review 3/21/17.
A sexy murder-mystery with a spiritual edge.
For most people, dreams are a way to escape reality. But for Cat McCormick, they're a way to get closer to the truth. Cat can 'slip' into other people's dreams.
After graduating college with a degree in criminal justice but little in the way of real-life experience, Cat moves from the Midwest to Seattle to apprentice with her Granny Grace, who shares the ability. Granny uses dreamslipping as a private investigator, and Cat plans to follow in her footsteps.
But forced to take work as a security guard, Cat discovers a mother and daughter on the run. Following the clues, she goes undercover in a Midwestern megachurch, where she finds redemption and goodwill amidst repression, hypocrisy, and murder.

4. Audio (ABJ)

The Fifth Sacred Thing
Written by: Starhawk
Narrated by: Maya Lilly
This is interesting although I did interrupt to listen to A Fine Year for Murder.
I received this audio book from the publisher through Audiobook Jukebox
Click on book title for full description.

March 12, 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 two new books and posted one review. I have three reviews scheduled for the coming week, plus maybe one not scheduled.
I have 16 NetGalley Titles again. I still have 10+ author titles in my queue.

We added a YA Fantasy Adventure this week at 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 (yours truly). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

I received two books through NetGalley for review.
I picked up one free Audible but resisted the daily deals.
I didn't purchase anything this week!
I picked up a good 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 received one eBook for review:
I received these two books from the publisher through NetGalley:

How to Charm a Beekeeper's
by Candice Patterson

"Weddings are the last thing beekeeper Huck Anderson wants to be associated with, considering his past. So when he inherits a building occupied by a bridal boutique, he aims to evict the failing business and open a sporting goods store."
This sounds like a sweet, fun romance.
"All Our Wrong Todays is about the versions of ourselves that we shed and grow into over time. It is a story of friendship and family, of unexpected journeys and alternate paths, and of love in its multitude of forms."
I saw this during Mailbox Monday visits and decided to add it to my NetGalley shelf.


I resisted all buying this week!

I got this for Free at Audible:
Written by: Diana Gabaldon
Narrated by: Davina Porter
Length: 32 hrs and 36 mins

I added 56 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. How to Charm a Beekeeper's Heart sounds cute. Have a good week, Martha!

  2. Enjoy your books! Elementary, She Read looks like one I might love...and I always like Lauren Carr's books.

    Thanks for sharing, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  3. I enjoy Lauren Carr's books.

    ENJOY all of your books and your week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

  4. Enjoy the week. I have been hearing lots of reports of wind damage and power outages. I hope they did not happen in your part of the world.

  5. Oh wow you got Outlander free that is really a score. It is amazing on audiobook, one of my fav narrators. She is GOOD! Hope you are safe with the weather. Just saw on our news the bad weather expected on your east coast.

  6. A Fine Year for Murder looks good. Hopefully this week isn't as crazy and you are able to enjoy reading more. I am ready for warmer weather!


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