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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Sunday Post July 2, 2017/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday July 3, 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 am still having busy times at the office. We hope to get a day of relaxation this week with the Fourth of July. We will probably work only half day on Monday too.
Image result for Happy Canada DayHappy 150th to our friends in Canada and Happy 241 to USA!Image result for happy independence day USA

I had good reads this week even though I only finished two: one audio and one ebook. I am far along in the next two though. I posted three reviews, one with giveaway, along with all of my usual memes.

I visited about 30 blogs last week.
Shout out this week is to Library of Clean Reads who shares clean and interesting books - also good reports from BEA.
Thank you to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • LBC- Book Review and Giveaway: As One Devil to Another by Richard Platt; Religious, Inspirational; my rating 4.5. U.S. Only Ending 7/15/2017

Finished Reading:
1. Audio/MP3 (ABJ)

Mission Impawsible: Paws & Claws Mystery Series, Book 4
Written by: Krista Davis
Narrated by: Elise Arsenault
Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
This is an easy listen, cozy mystery.
I received this from the publisher through Audiobook Jukebox.
Click on book title for full description.

2. eBook/Kindle (NG)

The Elusive Miss Ellison
by Carolyn Miller
This is lovely.
This is from my NetGalley shelf.
Click on book title for full description.

Currently Reading:
1. Audible/MP3 (TBR)

Avenging Home: The Survivalist Series, Book 7
Written by: A. American
Narrated by: Duke Fontaine
Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
I have enjoyed three fourths of this and looking forward to the conclusion.

Click on book title for full description.

2. eBook/Kindle (NG-Tour)

Serenity Harbor: A Heartwarming Small Town Romance
(Haven Point)
by RaeAnne Thayne
I am 50% in and enjoying this good story.
I received this through NetGalley for review on July 6
as part of Little Bird Publicity Tour.
Click on book title for full description.

3. Print (LBC)

A Texan's Choice, Heart of a Hero Series #3
By Shelley Gray
I picked this book up for Ladies Book Club. We will discuss this on July 8.
Product Description
Texas, 1874. Long ago, Scout Proffitt gave up on ever being a man of honor like his Civil War hero brother Clayton. But when Scout steps foot on the rundown remnants of the Circle C ranch, he wonders if maybe-just maybe-the Lord has something different intended for him.
Rosemarie has lived most of her life doubting her worth and shouldering the blame for her brother's death. But when a stranger rides onto her ranch, claiming he owns it, she suddenly is given a choice: either keep looking at the dark side of life . . . or dare to dream.

4. Print Book (PUYB)

by Hayley Rose
I started reading this with my granddaughter but will finish it this week for review.
I received this for Pump Up Your Book review.
In this delightful rhyming story, Fifo, a warm and loveable brown bear, is bitten by the travel bug. Fifo dreams of diging up diamonds in Arkansas, looking for fossils in Kansas, enjoying a delicious bowl of gumbo in Louisiana, and even seeing a Broadway show in New York. Yes, America is an exciting place! Fifo's second book is full of adventure. A colorful reference-like geography book, Fifo discovers the wonders each state has to offer. He learns along the way each state's capital, shape, flag, motto, and much, much more. The possibilities are endless! So, come along with Fifo and you'll soon discover the beauty of America one state to another. A positive experience for both Fifo and the reader. Learning should always be this much fun!

I am sure I will start a TBR Audible for my Alphabet Challenge but I haven't decided which yet.

July 2, 2017 - I am 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 still need to add the children's books at Goodreads but I added most of my reviews to Goodreads and Amazon.
I am down to 8 NetGalley Titles and still 10 author titles in my queue.

We're working on two fiction books soon to add to 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 reached 91% feedback at NetGalley this week so decided to resist picking up more to see if I can creep a little higher.
I resisted Audible Daily Deals this week also but picked up two $.99 Kindle titles.
I also 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 picked this book for Ladies Book Club but didn't list it when purchased.
A Texan's Choice, Heart of a Hero Series #3
By Shelley Gray
See full information above.


I purchased two Kindle titles for $.99:
Riverbend Road (Haven Point)
RaeAnne Thayne

I'm enjoying the current Haven Point by this author so I thought I'd get this one on sale.

The Safe Lands Complete Collection:
Contains Captives, Outcasts, and Rebels
Jill Williamson
A review noted this as a Christian Dystopian which caught my eye.

I picked up Week Nine SYNC Audio titles:
AMERICAN NIGHT: THE BALLAD OF JUAN JOSÉ by Richard Montoya, Developed by Culture Clash and Jo Bonney, Performed by Keith Jefferson, Richard Montoya, Todd Nakagawa, Sean San Jose, Kimberly Scott, Herbert Siguenza, Tom Virtue, Libby West, Caro Zeller (L.A. Theatre Works)
MY NAME IS NOT EASY by Debby Dahl Edwardson, Narrated by Nick Podehl and Amy Rubinate (Brilliance Audio)

Here are five of my Free Kindle Picks: (Three of these may still be free)
Mail Order Brides of Texas (A Five Book Set Plus A Bonus Book)
Kathleen Ball

City of Ghosts (GhostWriters Book 1)
J.H. Moncrieff

The After Days Trilogy
Scott Medbury

W: The Planner, The Chosen
Alexandra Swann, Joyce Swann

I added 65 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 like the Miss. Ellison book. Reminiscent of Georgette Heyer.

  2. Thanks for the shout out! Serenity Harbor looks like a great feel-good book. Seems like you and I love those Kindle freebies and $.99 sales. :-)

  3. The Paws and Claws series looks good. I'm still working my way through the Booktown mysteries as audiobooks.

    Drama camp was a hit with my daughter. My son is doing well with cross country. And our big move is less than two weeks away! Come see what I've been reading

  4. I enjoyed Serenity Harbor too which was good because had read a book of hers I didn't enjoy, but will read more too in the series. Oh dear. I didn't know/think about the Canada celebration. But have a great July 4th.

  5. Riverbend Road looks good.

    Serenity Harbor does too.

    ENJOY, and thanks for hosting.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  6. Holiday weeks are always super busy for us but we will close early on the 4th. Mission Impawsible sounds adorable.

  7. I love Mail Order Bride stories. I hope you are let out a 1/2 day today. I have a light work day scheduled and have the Royals as their parents work. Enjoy your new listens!

  8. I have been trying to avoid Kindle deals. I have too many books on my Kindle now. It is hard to choose what to read when I have so many choices. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  9. I enjoy Shelley Gray and the Fifo books were hits with my girls when they were younger. Hope you have a great week and enjoy the Fourth!

  10. You have some tempting books on your stacks this week. Serenity Harbor looks good. Enjoy them all, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  11. Enjoy your books, my friend. they look SO good. Happy reading and have a wonderful week.

  12. Enjoy your books. Thank you for sharing all these beautiful, so tempting titles. Happy reading. :)

  13. Hi Martha,

    'The Elusive Miss Ellison' also caught my eye and I am completely jealous of your 91% NetGalley stats. You are obviously very well respected on the site!

    Thanks for continuing to co-host MM, it is such a great meme and enjoy your July 4th celebrations :)


  14. I really need to check out Thayne. What pretty covers she has. A couple fun reads a week sounds pretty great to me :) Hope yall had a lovely Independence Day!

  15. Gosh my netgalley ratio is bad. LOL Happy reading


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