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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Sunday Post March 5, 2017/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday March 6, 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 I felt fairly healthy. Office time was busy as one staff still had sick children at home and the other had to leave early on Friday.
Hubby is still grumbling but coping better with the LifeVest. Six more weeks and counting down. We got a cold snap yesterday and today but then it should warm up again.
This week I add prayers for those suffering famine in Africa and nearby areas.

Reading seemed a bit slow although I did get in a good number of hours listening. I finished two books: one audio and just finished the ebook. I posted three reviews, one with tour giveaway and I posted all of my usual memes.

I am enjoying the blog visiting even though the visits are brief. I visited 25/-+ blogs again last week.
My shout out this week goes to My Bookish Life, who has some fun blog questions/quizzes.
Thank you to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • AeStories- Audio Review: The Detainee by Peter Liney ; Sci Fi, Dystopian; my rating 4.25.
  • eTBR- Book Review: Glenfiddich Inn by Alan Geik; Historical Fiction; my rating 4.0.

Finished Reading:
1. Audible (iRead Book Tour)

Kill and Run: A Thorny Rose Mystery, Book 1
Written by: Lauren Carr
Narrated by: C.J. McAllister
I enjoyed this and my review, with tour giveaway, is linked above.
Click on book title for full description.

2. eBook/Kindle (Author)

Girl of Fire: The Expulsion Project Book One
(A Science Fiction Dystopian Thriller)
by Norma Hinkens
This is engaging; I will post a review this week.
Click on book title for full description.

Currently reading:
1. Audio (ABJ)

The Fifth Sacred Thing
Written by: Starhawk
Narrated by: Maya Lilly
This is interestiing although I may have to interrupt to listen to A Fine Year for Murder.
I received this audio book from the publisher through Audiobook Jukebox
Publisher's Summary
One act of courage can change the world.
The year is 2048. Climate change and bio-warfare have ravaged much of the Earth, and societal meltdown has splintered the US into fragments. But out of the ruins, Northern California has built a thriving culture based on respect for the four sacred things: air, fire, water and earth.
The Fifth Sacred Thing is an epic tale of freedom and slavery, love and war, and the potential futures of humankind. It tells of a 21st century California clan caught between two clashing worlds: one based on tolerance, the other on repression. It is both a love story between two people and a war story between two opposing ideals.
©1993, 1994 Miriam Simos (P)2016 Miriam Simos

2. eBook (Great Escapes)

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

I will start this tonight/tomorrow. 
Tour review to post 3/14.
Click on book title for full description.

3. 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 enjoyed the first book and am looking forward to this one. My review will post on 3/16.
Publisher's Summary
After 10 months of marital bliss, Jessica Faraday and Murphy Thornton are still discovering and adjusting to their life together. Settled in their new home, everything appears to be perfect...except in the middle of the night when, in the darkest shadows of her subconscious, a deep secret from Jessica's past creeps to the surface to make her strike out at Murphy.
When investigative journalist Dallas Walker tells the couple about her latest case, known as the Pine Bridge Massacre, they realize Jessica may have witnessed the murder of a family while visiting family at the winery near-by, and suppressed the memory.
Determined to uncover the truth and find justice for the murder victims, Jessica and Murphy return to the scene of the crime with Dallas Walker, a spunky bull-headed Texan. Can this family reunion bring closure for a community touched by tragedy or will this prickly get-together bring an end to the Thorny Rose couple?
©2017 Terri Lynn Zaleski (P)2017 Terri Lynn Zaleski

March 5, 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 three reviews. I have three reviews for the coming week.
I have 14 NetGalley Titles but I am tempted to get acouple more titles. I still have 11+ author titles in my queue.

There were some corrections needed so the two titles will be ready 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 audio books for review.
I chose one Audible on credit and purchased one Daily Deal.
I also purchased one $.99 Kindle titles.
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 audio books from the publisher through Audiobook Jukebox:

The Fifth Sacred Thing
By: Starhawk
Narrator: Maya Lilly
Duration: 21 hrs and 52 mins
See the full description above under Current Reading.

Written by: Mary Stewart
Narrated by: Derek Perkins
Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
"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."
This is a book I read waaaay back when (early 70s) at the beginning of my reading life.


I used one of my February credits to pick up the third book in the series I have been reading:
By: S. K. Dunstall
Narrator: Brian Hutchison
Duration: 13 hrs and 15 mins
"The lines. Mysterious yet familiar: the key to controlling every ship in the galaxy."

I purchased one daily deal this week:
The Spaceship Next Door
Written by: Gene Doucette
Narrated by: Steve Carlson
Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
"When a spaceship landed in an open field in the quiet mill town of Sorrow Falls, Massachusetts, everyone realized humankind was not alone in the universe. With that realization everyone freaked out for a little while."
This sounds like fun to me.

I picked up one $.99 box set at Kindle:
The Silent Earth: The Complete Trilogy
Mark R. Healy
"One of the most gripping and original sci-fi series of recent years, The Silent Earth is a breathtaking glimpse into a terrifying future."
Another sci fi that looks good.

I added 48 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,

    Is my TBR list blooming? ... No! It is positively bursting at the seams and fit to erupt as spectacularly as any volcano!

    I try to avoid all the freebie sites, especially NetGalley, or I just know that it would be game over.

    However if an author or publisher just happens to bring a good freebie to my attention, then it would be very churlish of me to ignore it now, wouldn't it?

    You have some good reading ahead of you - Enjoy :)


  2. Right now I am not reading anything because I am busy packing as I am moving.


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