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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sunday Post July 23, 2017/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday July 24, 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 was another busy and mostly productive week. So much to do - sometimes I feel like a hamster in one of those circle wheels.

Reading was nice. I finished three books: two ebooks and one audio book. I posted three reviews along with all of my usual memes.

I visited about 28 blogs last week.
Shout out this week is to Readerbuzz a long time blogger; eclectic reader and traveler.
Thank you to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • PrintT- Tour Book Review: Poetry and Ponderings by Diamante Lavendar; Poetry, Inspirational; my rating 5.0.

Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (NG-Tour)

A psychological thriller with a killer twist you'll never forget
by K.L. Slater
This is interesting suspense;
received from NetGalley.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible/MP3 (TBR)

Into the Black: Odyssey One
Written by: Evan Currie
Narrated by: Benjamin L. Darcie
Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
This is a solid military space, first contact listen. 
From my Audible TBR shelves.
Click on book title for full description.

3. eBook/Kindle (PUYB)

The Duke needs a Wife: The Belles of Bath
by Katy Walters
This is okay but 
a little gritty for my taste in historic romance. 
I received this from Pump Up Your Book 
Campaign for review before 8/3.
Click on book title for full description.

Currently Reading:
1. Audible/MP3 (TBR)

The Pursuit of God
Written by: A. W. Tozer
Narrated by: Mark Moseley
Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
I am enjoying this classic that exhorts a deeper walk. This is from my Audible TBR shelves.
Publisher's Summary
During a train trip from Chicago to Texas in the late 1940s, A.W. Tozer began to write The Pursuit of God. He wrote all night, and when the train arrived at his destination, the rough draft was done. The depth of this book has made it an enduring favorite.
(P)2012 Audible, Inc.

2. eBook/Kindle

Jeopardy in July: A Jamie Quinn Mystery (Jamie Quinn Cozy Mystery Book 5)
by Barbara Venkataraman
I will start this 7/23;
received from the author.
Click on book title for full description.

3. Audio/MP3 (TBR)

Written by: William Ritter
Narrated by: Nicola Barber
Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
This is another TBR audible to serve as "J" for Alphabet Challenge.
Publisher's Summary
Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1890, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary - including the ability to see supernatural beings. Abigail has a gift for noticing ordinary but important details, which makes her perfect for the position of Jackaby’s assistant.
On her first day, Abigail finds herself in the midst of a thrilling case: A serial killer is on the loose. The police are convinced it’s an ordinary villain, but Jackaby is certain the foul deeds are the work of the kind of creature whose very existence the local police seem adamant to deny.
While Abigail finds herself drawn to Jackaby’s keen intelligence and his sensitivity to phenomena others barely perceive, her feelings are confused by the presence of Charlie, a handsome young policeman willing to help Jackaby and Abigail on the case. But is Charlie’s offer a sincere desire to be of service, or is some darker motive at work.
©2014 Original material © 2014 R. William Ritter. Published by arrangement with Algonquin Young Readers, an imprint of Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, a division of Workman Publishing, Inc. (P)2014 (p) 2014 HighBridge Company

4. eBook/Kindle (NG)

by Marcus Sakey
I really enjoyed the Brillance Trilogy 
so I am interested in reading this one.
Received through NetGalley from Little Bird Publicity.
Soon to be a major motion picture from Imagine Entertainment and producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer.
Between life and death lies an epic war, a relentless manhunt through two worlds…and an unforgettable love story.

The last thing FBI agent Will Brody remembers is the explosion—a thousand shards of glass surfing a lethal shock wave.
He wakes without a scratch.
The building is in ruins. His team is gone. Outside, Chicago is dark. Cars lie abandoned. No planes cross the sky. He’s relieved to spot other people—until he sees they’re carrying machetes.
Welcome to the afterlife.
Claire McCoy stands over the body of Will Brody. As head of an FBI task force, she hasn’t had a decent night’s sleep in weeks. A terrorist has claimed eighteen lives and thrown the nation into panic.
Against this horror, something reckless and beautiful happened. She fell in love…with Will Brody.
But the line between life and death is narrower than any of us suspect—and all that matters to Will and Claire is getting back to each other.
From the author of the million-copy bestselling Brilliance Trilogy comes a mind-bending thriller that explores our most haunting and fundamental question: What if death is just the beginning?

July 23, 2017 - I am half a day ahead 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 three reviews. I still have four reviews current and one for later release. I still need to add books at Goodreads and my latest reviews to Goodreads and Amazon or Audible.
I am still at 6 NetGalley Titles and 8 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 picked up one NetGalley book when I saw I was invited and had almost missed it.
I picked up one Audible daily deal and two Audibles with June Credits.
I purchased one $.99 Kindle title.
As usual, I picked up lots 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 was invited to read this (through NetGalley) by Little Bird Publishing.
 Thanks to FictionBooks for reminding me to get this.

by Marcus Sakey
Between life and death lies an epic war, a relentless manhunt through two worlds…and an unforgettable love story.
See full description above under Current Reading.

I won an Audio CD from Tantor Audio through Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Thank you.
A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain
When brilliant FBI agent Kendra Donovan stumbles back in time and finds herself in a 19th century English castle under threat from a vicious serial killer, she scrambles to solve the case before it takes her life―200 years before she was even born.
A Murder in Time is the first book in the Kendra Donovan Mysteries.

I picked up one Audible Daily Deals and used my June credit selections:

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir
By: Jennifer Ryan
Narrator: Gabrielle Glaister, Laura Kirman, Imogen Wilde, Adjoa Andoh, Tom Clegg, Mike Grady
Duration: 11 hrs and 34 mins
(I have been wanting this since I saw it at Bookfan in March.)

In the After
By: Demitria Lunetta
Narrator: Julia Whelan
Duration: 9 hrs and 37 mins
This is a new post apocalyptic.

Daily Deal $3.95
By: Mercedes Lackey
Narrator: Amy Landon
Duration: 11 hrs and 24 mins
I've enjoyed this author and this sounded good.

I have this print book for Ladies Book Club so I picked up the Kindle for $.99:
Critical Reaction: a novel
Todd M. Johnson 

I picked up Week Thirteen SYNC Audio titles:
GONE: GONE SERIES, BOOK 1 by Michael Grant, Narrated by Kyle McCarley (Tantor Media)
THE ONE SAFE PLACE by Tania Unsworth, Narrated by Mark Turetsky (HighBridge Audio)

Here are five of my Free Kindle Picks: (the last three of these may still be free)

Morna's Legacy (Box Set #1)
Scottish Time Travel Romances (Morna's Legacy Series)
Bethany Claire

Praying for Your Children: (The How to Pray Series)
Elmer Towns, David Earley

Desiree Douglas

I added 70 (ouch) 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 stories such as The Duke needs a Wife to get me out of the mystery/murder/gory happenings in other genres!

  2. Nothing new added to my TBR except for a couple books picked up from the library. Stage one of the move is complete. We're out of our house and now we're trying to get it ready to put on the market. Come see what I'm reading.

  3. Wow, what a detailed recap. Thank you for sharing, Martha. Thank you for sharing your favorite romantic suspense books on my blog too. I've added it to the post.

    Happy reading and have a wonderful week. :-)

  4. Hope you enjoy the The Chilbury Ladies Choir - it really appealed to me. Hope the hamster wheel has stopped turning!

  5. I feel like one of those little hamsters too. I've heard good things about The Chilbury Ladies' Choir.

  6. You always read such interesting books! You've got me super curious about BLINK, although I don't read many psychological thrillers.

  7. I really liked the audio of The Chilbury's Ladies' Choir!

  8. Great stack of books! Blink looks like one I might enjoy. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

    Enjoy your week!

  9. Jackaby sounds good. I also enjoyed reading Hunter. Come see my week here. Have a great week!

  10. Very nice mailbox.

    The Chilbury Ladies' Choir keeps calling my name. ENJOY!!

    Have a good week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  11. Hi Martha,

    Thanks for the mention and I'm pleased that you managed to get your hands on a copy of 'Afterlife'. You are bound to get to read it long before I do, so I shall look forward to seeing what you think of it.

    Happy Reading this week :)


  12. oh! I have been tempted by A Murder in Time so many times. I hope you enjoy it and all of your books. Happy reading!

  13. You are going to be very busy reading. It's neat that you track how many blogs you visit. Thanks for stopping by An Imperfect Christian Mom last week.


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