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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sunday Post March 26, 2017/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday March 27, 2017.

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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.

This was another rather crazy week but worked pretty good. I have some good file work going on..
We had rain today but we are expected 80 degree days this week.
I just keep praying for the many areas of distress in the states and around the world.

Reading was enjoyable as I finished four titles (only one on review deadline). I finished one ebooks and one audio for review and two audios from TBR. I posted two reviews plus I posted all of my usual memes.

I continue to enjoy my brief blog visiting to 25+ blogs again last week.
Blog shout out: This is a blog acquaintance of several years - she does a book review everyday! PussReboots.
Thank you to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Feature and Tour Giveaway: Ashes by Steven Manchester. Giveaway Copies of book, ending 4/23/17.
  • ET (Providence Book Promotions)- Book Review: Ashes by Steven Manchester; Fiction, Family Drama; my rating 4.25.

Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (Providence Book Promotions)

by Steven Manchester
This is well done, interesting family drama.
I received this from Providence Book Promotions.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audio (ABJ)

The Fifth Sacred Thing
Written by: Starhawk
Narrated by: Maya Lilly
This is a fascinating story.
I received this audio book from the publisher
through Audiobook Jukebox
Click on book title for full description.

3. Audio (TBR)
Excerpts from The Encyclopaedia Britannica Audiobook

Excerpts from The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information, Eleventh Edition
Written by: Various
Narrated by: full cast
This was a fun, quick listen from my Audible TBR shelves (2016).
Publisher's Summary
Prepare yourself for the ultimate multicast performance. We've gathered many of Audible's most popular narrators to bring to life some of the most extraordinary words ever written. 19 words, in fact, carefully selected and arranged alphabetically as in their original source: the 11th edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. We created this enlightening journey from AUDIENCE to LITERATURE because you asked for it. You said you could listen to your favorite narrators read the phone book, bookcase assembly instructions, or a restaurant menu. With this production we've proven that a truly talented narrator can, in fact, take any work and make it extraordinary. Enjoy!

4. Audio (TBR)
We Like You so Much and Want to Know You Better Audiobook

We Like You so Much and Want to Know You Better
Written by: Dave Eggers
Narrated by: Dion Graham
This is an engaging brief introduction to The Circle. from my Audible TBR shelves (2013).
Publisher's Summary
A million people, a billion, wanted to be where Mae was at this moment, entering this atrium, 30 feet high and shot through with California light, on her first day working for the only company that really mattered at all.
A story from The New York Times Magazine, adapted from The Circle, a new novel by Dave Eggers.
Listen to the rest of The Circle and listen to more from The New York Times.
©2013 The New York Times Company (P)2013 The New York Times Company

Currently reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (iReads Book Tours)

Xenogeneic: First Contact
by Lance Erlick
This jumps into action and danger.
Reviewing for iReads Book Tours with Author Guest Post on March 30, 2017.
Xenogeneic: First Contact is a science fiction thriller about first contact with an alien race that lost their civil war and wants to take over Earth.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audio (ABJ)

The Hollow Hills: The Arthurian Saga, Book 2
Written by: Mary Stewart
Narrated by: Derek Perkins
This is a book I read back in the 70s! 

I am loving the audio so far.
I received this audio book from the publisher

through Audiobook Jukebox
Publisher's Summary
The spellbinding, suspenseful story of how Merlin, the Enchanter, helped Arthur become the king of all Britain - a magnificent novel set in a time when no life is safe, no law stable.
Keeping watch over the young Arthur Pendragon, the prince and prophet Merlin Ambrosius is haunted by dreams of the magical sword Caliburn, which has been hidden for centuries. When Uther Pendragon is killed in battle, the time of destiny is at hand, and Arthur must claim the fabled sword to become the true High King of Britain.
The prophetic voice of Merlin communicates not only the bristling atmosphere of the story's ancient setting, but also its profound relevance to our own time. Once again, as she did in her best-selling The Crystal Cave, Mary Stewart provides a glowing recreation of pre-Camelot England.
©2016 Mary Stewart (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

3. eBook/Kindle (NG)

Codename Lazarus: The Spy Who Came Back From The Dead
by A.P. Martin
This looks like a good spy story.
I received this through NetGalley.
Spring 1938 and Great Britain is facing potentially lethal threats: the looming war with Germany; the fear that her Secret Service has been penetrated by Nazi agents and the existence of hundreds of British citizens, who are keen to pass information to her enemies.
John King, a young academic, is approached by his Oxbridge mentor to participate in a stunning deception that would frustrate Britain’s enemies. As King struggles to come to terms with the demands of his mission, he must learn to survive in a dangerous and lonely ‘no man's land’, whilst remaining one step ahead of those in hot pursuit.
Adapted from a true story, ‘Codename Lazarus’ takes the reader on a journey from the dark heart of Hitler’s Germany, across the snowy peaks of Switzerland to the horrors of Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain and the London Blitz, before reaching a thrilling and decisive conclusion, from which none of those present emerges unscathed.

March 26, 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 four new books and posted two reviews; this will mean I have three reviews for this week plus the scheduled tour review.
I have 14 NetGalley Titles remaining and 10+ author titles in my queue.

We're working on a new poetry collection that should be on NetGalley this week. 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 didn't receive any review books this week.
I did purchase two Audible daily deals.
I didn't purchase any ebooks again 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 bought two Daily Deals at Audible:

The Life She Wants
• By: Robyn Carr
• Narrator: Therese Plummer
• Duration: 11 hrs and 26 mins
(Daily Deal $3.95) I figured this was worth the price for a reliable author/narrator team.

Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book: The Mowgli Stories by Rudyard Kipling Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book: The Mowgli Stories
• By: Rudyard Kipling
• Narrator: Bill Bailey , Richard E. Grant , Colin Salmon , Tim McInnerny , Bernard Cribbins , Celia Imrie , Martin Shaw
• Duration: 2 hrs and 32 mins
(Daily Deal $.99) I thought this would be good to share with the grandchildren.


I added only 58 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. Ah yes I saw the daily deal for the Robyn Carr book but because I had read it I didn't go for it but sure it will be great with TP reading it. Imagine posting a review every day, it would mean reading a book everyday. Yikes!

  2. You had a great reading week!
    I think Therese Plummer is the perfect narrator for Robyn Carr's books. Enjoy!

  3. Wow on the 58 Free Kindle titles. Any titles you care to share?

    ENJOY them and your week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  4. I don't know how you find the time to read that much. Enjoy your new books!

  5. You had a good reading week. I am impressed you downloaded so many on Kindle. I need to look into these sites.

  6. Ashes looks interesting. I am glad you had a good week and hope this week brings more of the same. Yes, I think we all say a little prayer for those in distress.

  7. Nice assortment of books. I'm still looking for my reading mojo which seems to have disappeared. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  8. The Audible daily deals you bought sound awesome. I can't wait to read your thoughts. I'm planning to purchase some audiobooks and try to review them next month.

    I hope you enjoy the one you're currently reading and listening. Have a great week, Martha. :-D

  9. Looks like you had another good reading week. I read a few that turned out to be DNF which is disappointing but my current read it good. Hope you have another great reading week.

  10. Hi Martha,

    A varied selection of genres this time, you will be spoilt for choice!

    The Robyn Carr book is the one which caught my eye the most and it has received some excellent ratings and reviews from many of my fellow blogging friends.

    My Kindle is choc-a-bloc with titles, as I had no idea there was an Amazon library in which to store books. I'm off now to check that out.

    Thanks for sharing :)


  11. You had a great week....enjoy the upcoming week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  12. You're getting a lot accomplished. Steven Manchester is always a good read. Hope you have a great week. Thanks for visiting The Busy Mom's Daily.


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