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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sunday Post May 14, 2017/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday May 15, 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.

Another week gone by - it is hard to think we are coming up on mid year already!
Hubby is puttering along nicely with small jobs.
Our weather is running in the 90s - getting sort of hot.

I enjoyed my reading this week although I only finished one print book and one audio book. I posted three reviews plus all of my usual memes.

I visited over 30 blogs again last week.
Blog shout out this week is for Bookworm Cafe who has some good discussions on her blog.
Thank you to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • ATBR- Audible Book Review: The Quilt by Gary Paulsen; Family, Children; my rating 5.0.
  • eNGTBR- Book Review: Bookburners by Max Gladstone, Mur Lafferty, Brian Francis Slattery, Margaret Dunlap; Urban Fantasy; my rating: 4.25.

Finished Reading:
1. Print (Ladies Book Club TBR)

Plain Proposal (Daughters of the Promise Book 5)
by Beth Wiseman
This is an easy read and sweet.
I will post a review with giveaway this week.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible/mp3 (iRead Tour)

Old Loves Die Hard: A Mac Faraday Mystery
Written by: Lauren Carr
Narrated by: James C. Lewis
I enjoyed this mystery.
iRead Book Tours review date May 23.
Click on book title for full description.

Currently reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (Pump up Your Book Tour)

Desert Melody
by Laura Evans Serna
I am at 80% in this.
Pump Up Your Book tour review to post on May 17.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audio/mp3 (ABJ)

Dead on Ice: A Lovers in Crime Mystery
Written by: Lauren Carr
Narrated by: Mike Alger
I enjoy this author's mysteries so I am looking forward to this.
Received through iRead Book Tours for review 5/24.

Publisher's Summary
Spunky Cameron Gates is tasked with solving the murder of Cherry Pickens, a legendary star of pornographic films, whose body turns up in an abandoned freezer. The case has a personal connection to her lover, Joshua Thornton, because the freezer was located in his cousin's basement. It doesn't take long for their investigation to reveal that the risqué star's roots were buried in their rural Ohio Valley community, something that Cherry had kept off her show business bio. She should have kept her hometown off her road map, too - because when this starlet came running home from the mob, it proved to be a fatal homecoming.
©2012 Terri Lynn Zaleski (P)2016 Terri Lynn Zaleski

3. eBook/Kindle (NGTBR)

Best Kind of Love:
A Reunion Romance Novella
by Rebecca Talley
This sounds like a sweet romance.
I received this title in December through instaFreebie.

Brynn Sawyer is a successful project manager in Houston. When her best friend from high school convinces Brynn to attend their ten-year reunion, Brynn hopes she’ll have the chance to reconnect with Troy Richards, the guy who stole her heart back in middle school.
Craig Dawson, an attorney in San Diego, is in a relationship that’s going nowhere and wonders why he can’t seem to commit. When he sees Brynn at their reunion, he thinks he might finally understand why. The only problem—she’s still infatuated with Troy what’s-his-name.
Will Brynn find the love she seeks with Troy, or will she realize the best kind of love has always been right in front of her?

May 14 2017 - I up to date in 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.

Some of my reading time is going to a Wednesday night study we are doing called Freedom Course.

I completed two books and posted three reviews; this means I have three reviews current and one for later release.
I am at 14 NetGalley Titles and still at 10+ author titles in my queue.

We're working on a children's story for next upload 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 picked up two books for Ladies Book Club.
I bought two Audible Daily Deals and one Kindle ebook.
I picked up one free Audible and 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
Ladies' Book Club Choice for May; Discussion June 10. (I got the print books on bargain at
As One Devil to Another: A Fiendish Correspondence in the Tradition of C. S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters
by Richard Platt (Author), Walter Hooper (Preface, Contributor)
I read the original Screwtape Letters and thought this would be a fun and different read for the ladies.

I had purchased this book in print last year for Ladies' Book Club. Two of us are going to read it to decide if the Ladies should read book one before book two which I got at bargain price.
The Evidence (Mars Hill Classified Series Book 1)
by Austin Boyd
"As millions fearfully watch menacing spider-like craft advance on the unmanned Earth Rover that has just landed, the aliens offer a surprising gift, and John realizes that this is the moment to which God has called him. This is where he will make his mark; he was made for such a time as this."


I purchased two Audible Daily Deals this week, $3.95 each:

The Last Season
By: Eric Blehm
Narrator: Jonathan Davis
Duration: 12 hrs and 35 mins


The Secrets of Wishtide
By: Kate Saunders
Narrator: Anna Bentinck
Duration: 10 hrs and 35 mins

I purchased one Kindle title for $.99
Destiny Rising - A Hard Military Space Opera Epic: 
The Intrepid Saga - Books 1 & 2
M. D. Cooper
Just say "space opera" and I find it hard to resist.

I picked this Audible title up for free:
FREE: Ponzi Supernova
By: Steve Fishman
Narrator: Radio/TV program
Duration: 2 hrs and 38 mins

I picked up Week Three SYNC Audio titles:
BRONX MASQUERADE by Nikki Grimes, Narrated Jessica Almasy, Cherise Booth, Kevin R. Free, Marc Damon Johnson, Sisi Aisha Johnson, Melanie Martinez (Recorded Books)
TEENAGE DIARIES: THEN AND NOW by Radio Diaries, Hosted by Joe Richman (HighBridge Audio)

Here are just some really good sounding books I got for free - all new to me authors again:

Nemesis: Book One: (Nemesis Series 1/6)
by David Beers
(almost 5 star rating)
Somewhere In-Between
Books 1-3: Season One Dystopian/Paranormal Romance Box Set
by C.E. Wilson
(5 star rating)

Treasure Harbor Complete Series
by Leah Atwood, Belle Calhoune, Patricia Pacjac Carroll, Kristen Ethridge, Angel Moore
Christian romance/small town.
(5 star rating)
The Seekers (Order of the Lily Book 1)
by Cait Ashwood
Fantasy/Coming of Age
(5 star rating)

I added 52 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. You are so amazing with all those Kindle free titles that you pick up, plus all the visiting you do. I am going to take a wee peek at the blog you are celebrating this week.

  2. I've been wanting to try audiobooks (audible). Hopefully this month. Fingers crossed. Glad to see that you have lots of books and audiobooks to read and listen. I hope you enjoy them all.
    Best Kind of Love is calling my name.
    Have a wonderful week and happy reading, Martha. :)

  3. When you add 52 titles I am amazed. If I add two or three per week I think I've gone over the top!

  4. It's better to read quality instead of quantity so it sounds like you had a good week. Enjoy your new books!

  5. I'm glad you're enjoying Carr's books! I'm trying to read a few books from my TBR list and all those free Kindle books I have accumulated. :-)

  6. Glad your hubby is feeling well. Enjoy your reading this week!

  7. Enjoy your new books!! I seldom pick up free ones anymore, except for the Kindle First books...and even then, not that often.

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and have a great week!

  8. Lauren Carr's books are good.

    Looks like another great week for you.


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