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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Sunday Post June 11, 2017/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday June 12, 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.

I had a busy week of catch up at the office and at home. I was a little surprised when I was preparing the post today to realize I didn't pick up any review titles this week.

I enjoyed my reading this week. I finished one ebook, one audio book and one print. I posted three reviews on the blog, and one at Goodreads, along with all of my usual memes.

I visited about 28 blogs last week.
Shout out this week is to Geybie's Book Blog - if you check her Monthly Recap and scroll down you will find some lovely discussion posts.
Thank you to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • ATBR- Audible Book Review: Finding Dory by Disney Press; Children; my rating 4.25.
  • eNGTBR- Book Review: Hunt the Dawn by Abbie Roads; Suspense, Supernatural; my rating: 4.75.

Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (NG)

The Sleepwalker: A Novel
by Chris Bohjalian
This is an interesting supsense drama.
I received this from the Publisher through NetGalley.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible/mp3 (Author tour)

Hound's Bite: Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective, Volume 5
Written by: E.J. Stevens
Narrated by: Melanie A. Mason , Anthony A. Bowlin
This is the latest adventure with Ivy and friends. I received this audiobook from the author as part of release tour.
Click on book title for full description.

3. Print (Ladies Book Club)

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)
We discussed this 6/10/17 and most agreed that it offered an interesting perspective on the devil's manipulations. I'll post a review and giveaway this week.
Click on book title for full description.

Currently Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (NG Tour)

Infinity (Horizon)
by Tabitha Lord
I am enjoying the second book in this series.

I received this through NetGalley for tour review through iRead Book Tours. Review to post 6/20.
In the second installment of the award-winning Horizon series, Dr. Caeli Crys returns to her war-torn world to fight for those she left behind.
Almagest, Caeli’s home, stands on the brink of revolution. Long hidden from the rest of the galaxy, the once-peaceful planet suffers under a regime that grows more violent and oppressive by the day. Marcus, Almagest’s dictator, is building an arsenal of alien weaponry by selling empathic children into slavery. A resistance has risen, but they are outmanned, outgunned, and in hiding.
Joined by Commander Derek Markham and his elite squadron of operatives, Caeli embarks on a dangerous mission to find the Resistance, rescue her captive people, and save her civilization from destruction.

2. Audible/mp3 (TBR)

The Ghost Brigades
Written by: John Scalzi
Narrated by: William Dufris
Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
I was ready for one of the series I like;
from my TBR shelf.
The Ghost Brigades are the Special Forces of the Colonial Defense Forces, elite troops created from the DNA of the dead and turned into the perfect soldiers for the CDF's toughest operations. They're young, they're fast and strong, and they're totally without normal human qualms.
For the universe is a dangerous place for humanity - and it's about to become far more dangerous. Three races that humans have clashed with before have allied to halt our expansion into space. Their linchpin: the turncoat military scientist Charles Boutin, who knows the CDF's biggest military secrets. To prevail, the CDF most find out why Boutin did what he did.
Jared Dirac is the only human who can provide answers - a superhuman hybrid, created from Boutin's DNA, whose brain is uniquely able to access Boutin's electronic memories. But when the memory transplant appears to fail, Jared is given over to the Ghost Brigades.
Jared begins as one of these perfect soldiers, but as memories begin to surface, he begins to intuit the reason's for Boutin's betrayal.
As Jared desperately hunts for his "father", he must also come to grips with his own choices. Time is running out: the alliance is preparing its offensive, and some of them plan worse things than humanity's mere military defeat.
©2006 John Scalzi; (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

3. eBook/Kindle (eNG)

Dear Heart: The Courting Letters
by Judith Pinkerton Josephson (Author), Kirsten Josephson (Illustrator)
I am looking forward to this; received through NetGalley.
In 2010 teacher Lisa Anderson has almost given up on love after a failed, longtime relationship and Internet dating disasters. In a cluttered attic, she discovers an antique writing box labeled “Courting Letters.” Untying the beribboned packets inside, she finds tattered envelopes, their contents penned more than a century before. As Lisa begins to read, she learns that in 1907 in Ipswich, England, the authors, Gertie and Fred, meet. Just as their friendship deepens into something more, Fred and his family emigrate to America in search of a better life. Hopes for the budding relationship fade. Long months pass. Then a letter from Fred to Gertie arrives. The two begin a dance of written words, but the romance is fraught with obstacles, not the least of which is the Atlantic Ocean. Separation and distance also conspire against Lisa when her intriguing new beau must return to his native Spain. Dear Heart: The Courting Letters weaves a tapestry from two intersecting love stories. Will the threads hold or pull apart?

June 4, 2017 - I am up to today 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 three books and posted four reviews (one at Goodreads); this means I have four reviews current and one for later release. I've been adding my reviews but still need to add the children's books at Goodreads.
I am back to 11 NetGalley Titles and still at 10 author titles in my queue.

I hope to upload the children's story 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 did not pick up any review titles this week.
I resisted all the Audible Daily Deals but picked up two titles with my May credits.
No purchased ebooks but I picked up more free kindle titles as usual. (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 selected these two Audible titles for my May Credits:
Because of Miss Bridgerton
By: Julia Quinn
Narrator: Rosalyn Landor
Duration: 9 hrs and 25 mins
I really like this author.
"Sometimes you find love in the most unexpected of places....
This is not one of those times."

One Man's Opus
By: Boyd Craven III
Narrator: Kevin Pierce
Duration: 6 hrs and 14 mins
"One dog, who's been the savior, protector, and companion...Opus. The owner of two humans that mostly understand him. Mostly."
A pre-apocalyptic tale with a tail dog. And a good author/narrator mix..

I picked up Week Seven SYNC Audio titles:
If I Run by Terri Blackstock Read by Nan Gurley Published by Zondervan
By Elizabeth Fama Read by Julia Whelan Published by Elizabeth Fama

Here are five of my Free Kindle Picks: (Sharp Shooter and Insidious may still be free)

The Gypsy Pearl: Full Trilogy
by Lia London

by Marianne Delacourt

Insidious: An Urban Fantasy Romance (The Marked Mage Chronicles, Book 1)
by Victoria Evers

by Susan Page Davis

Spirelli Paranormal Investigations: Episodes 1-3
by Kate Baray

I added 45 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. I enjoyed listening to Because of Miss Bridgerton, a nice light listen. I should get to the second one at some point. Possibly will give you a breather that you picked up no review books this week!

  2. Interesting selection of books. The move is really happening. We have temporary housing squared away and most of our home library in storage now. Come see what I'm reading this week.

  3. I have been loving the Quinn audios. Enjoy! Ha, you must have been busy if you didn't acquire any new arcs.

  4. Oh the SYNC! I forgot about that. Woo that is a lot of free ebooks you found. That's great. I'm doing a #NoSpendJune so no purchasing. Freebies have been great, though :) Happy reading this week!

    Anna @ herding cats & burning soup

  5. The Julia Quinn audiobook is on my wish list so I'll watch for your review!

  6. I'm impressed with the reading you do with all that you have going on. I love Bohjalian's work so really want to read The Sleepwalker.

  7. I hope you're enjoying Infinity. It's an emotional read. More so than the first book.

  8. I'm trying not to add things to TBR mountain right now. I am feeling overwhelmed by all the books I have that I haven't had a chance to read. Nonetheless, two new review books did follow me home and get added to the stack. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  9. I loved The Sleepwalker.

    Dear Heart sounds good. Thanks for sharing, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  10. Great on finishing an e-book, and audio, and a print book.

    I have been enjoying audios lately.

    Have a great week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


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