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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Sunday Post April 9, 2017/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday April 10, 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.

I continue, as always, to plug along, completing work tasks each day.
We spent Wednesday night at a local camp ground because hubby is ready to get out of his lifevest and on to a trip. He visits the doctor this week.
Our weather has been fairly nice, except for the rain storm I had to dodge on the way to court.
I am praying for wisdom for world leaders as they address the traumas in the middle east.

Reading was good. I finished two ebooks and one audio. I posted two reviews plus all of my usual memes.

I visited about 26 blogs last week.
Blog shout out this week is for Bookishness and Tea where I found an article about reading slumps.
Thank you to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • ABJ- Audio Book Review: The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart; Fantasy, Classic Fiction; my rating 5.0.

Finished Reading:
1. Audible/MP3

Written by: S. K. Dunstall
Narrated by: Brian Hutchison
I love this series and hope it continues!
Click on book title for full description.

2. Print (TBR Ladies Book Club)

A Talent for Trouble (Ladies of Distinction Book #3)
by Jen Turano
We read this for Ladies Book Club which met Saturday. It is light, fun reading. I'll post a review and giveaway this week.
Click on book title for full description.

3. eBook (NG TBR)

Ivy in Bloom:
The Poetry of Spring from Great Poets and Writers from the Past
by Vanita Oelschlager (Author), 
Kristin Blackwood (Illustrator)
This is delightful for late March or early Spring!
I received this from NetGalley
Click on book title for full description.

Currently reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (NG TBR)

Codename Lazarus: The Spy Who Came Back From The Dead
by A.P. Martin
I'm not too far along since I jumped to the LBC book.
I am just getting to the spying, I think.
I received this through NetGalley.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audio (ABB)
Streets of Payne Audiobook

Streets of Payne
Written by: Jeff Brackett
Narrated by: Joy Nash
I received this audio title from the author/narrator through AudioBook Boom.
Publisher's Summary
Humanity is in the eye of the beholder. But for street-smart detective Amber Payne, it's the eyes that aren't human. Cybernetic implants replaced the organics she lost in the line of duty, and their appearance often causes Amber to doubt her self-worth. Rookie detective Kevin Glass is her partner. And though he may be new, Kevin's unparalleled skill as an elite cyber-surfer makes him an invaluable asset. When Alta Corp contracts the two of them to solve a case of high stakes data theft, they will need every bit of skill, experience, and determination to succeed. For the more they investigate, the more it becomes evident that this case is much more than it appears, and its resolution may forever alter the world in which they live.
©2013 Jeff Brackett (P)2013 Jeff Brackett

3. eBook/Kindle

by Twist Phelan
I'm looking forward to this thriller.
I received this through NetGalley.
Finn Teller Corporate Spy Mystery #1
Have you ever thought about buying a counterfeit product? Maybe a watch or a handbag for fun? After you read FAKE, the first book in Twist Phelan's series featuring Finn Teller, corporate spy, you'll think again.
From Thriller Award-winning author Twist Phelan comes "a new and capable heroine you'll want to see again" (Jan Burke, Edgar® Award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author). FAKE, the first book in Phelan's new series featuring corporate spy Finn Teller, shines a light on the netherworld of counterfeit goods.
An assignment with a Milan fashion house leads Finn to an undercover investigation of a train wreck in Croatia—scene of her most tragic professional mistake and home to terrorists still out for revenge. The hunter becomes the hunted and the stakes skyrocket as Finn must win a race against the clock to stop the spread of a deadly African pandemic and escape with her life. FAKE is a page-turning mystery that will keep you guessing up to the end.
"Full of character and good storytelling!" –Michael Connelly, Edgar® Award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author

April 9, 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 two reviews; this will mean I have four reviews for this week.
I have 12 NetGalley Titles remaining and 10+ author titles in my queue.

Through the Eyes of a Lost Boy by Ed Bonner, a new poetry collection, will be available tomorrow 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 one audio review book this week but expect a few more soon.
I resisted the Audible daily deals again this week but I did purchase one ebook for $2.99 each.
I picked up more 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 this audio title from the author through AudioBook Boom.
This looked like a good futuristic detective story.



I bought this ebook for $2.99 to read and consider for future Ladies Book Club choice.

Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels
By: J. Warner Wallace, Lee Strobel

Here are some of the free books I found this week:
The Daily Word: Frame Your Day for Victory in 60 Seconds
Efia Leatham 

Keeper of the Well (The Ancient Book 1)
Steve Kaide

Wolf Land Book One: Bluebells
Fiona McShane

I added only 43 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. Ivy in Bloom looks very sweet Martha - enjoy!

  2. I bet your hubby will be so pleased to be out of his life vest. Praying for wisdom for world leaders too! Good to hear the Mary Stewart book was great on audio.

  3. We also had rain. I'm posting while on my road trip, thanks to my trusty smart phone. It's Monday! What are your reading?

  4. Ooh those free book emails are the BEST and the worst.... Every couple of weeks I need to go through my kindle and get it sorted out into what is ARC's, what is on reading schedules, what was on the original TBR list and the Oh-this-looks-nice-and-its-free list...!

    Thanks for sharing and have a good week! Here's my Sunday Post:

  5. I hope your husband gets the ok to lose the life vest. Would that be for good or just a trip? Enjoy your reading this week!

  6. I love the look of Ivy in Bloom! It's National Poetry month this month and I have made it a point to read some poetry books.

  7. Oh, I can just imagine your husband is ready to get out of that vest! I'm praying for our leaders as well. I hope you have a great week!

  8. I am drawn to A Talent for Trouble...I need a few books to mix in with my thrillers. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog. Have a great week!

  9. What a nice variety of books! All are new to me. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  10. Have a wonderful reading week.

    ENJOY all of your books.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  11. I haven't read any of these books. I hope you enjoy them. Have a wonderful week, Martha. Looking forward to your reviews. :)

  12. Hi Martha,

    Best Wishes to your husband and I hope that he is soon able to lose the life vest so that you can both enjoy a trip.

    All of your books are new to me and as always, I am in awe of the amount of book related activities you have managed to cram into one week!

    I quite like the sound of 'A Talent For Trouble'. I couldn't read historical fiction on too regular a basis, but every once in a while it does make a light hearted change from all the murder / mysteries and suspense / thrillers I enjoy so much.

    Thanks for sharing :)



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