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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Sunday Post July 30, 2017/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday July 31, 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.

All my weeks seem busy anymore. July is ending and we move into a new month. I have several weekend conferences this month so I'll be scrambling in between. I hope some of you are enjoying some vacation time before school starts for the young ones.

Reading was nice. I finished three books: two audios books and one ebook. I posted four reviews along with all of my usual memes and an extra giveaway post.

I visited 30 blogs last week.
Shout out this week is to The Literary Phoenix, new to me, with a very pretty blog.
Thank you to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:

Finished Reading:
1. Audible/MP3 (TBR)

The Pursuit of God
Written by: A. W. Tozer
Narrated by: Mark Moseley
Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
This classic fit well with our pastor teachings and the Freedom Course I have been participating in.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audio/MP3 (TBR)

Written by: William Ritter
Narrated by: Nicola Barber
Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
This was a fun listen. It is another TBR audible to serve as "J" for Alphabet Challenge.
Click on book title for full description.

3. eBook/Kindle (NG)

by Marcus Sakey
This is a distinctly different story.
Received through NetGalley from Little Bird Publicity.
Click on book title for full description.

Currently Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle

Jeopardy in July: A Jamie Quinn Mystery (Jamie Quinn Cozy Mystery Book 5)
by Barbara Venkataraman
I am enjoying this fun mystery 
with female attorney protagonist.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible/MP3 (ABJ)

Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon:
A Minnesota Mystery: Sherlock Holmes & Shadwell, Book 1
Written by: Larry Millett
Narrated by: Steve Hendrickson
Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
I am engaged in the beginning of this, loving Holmes' observations. I received the audio book from the publisher through Audiobook Jukebox.
Publisher's Summary
In the summer of 1994, a workman at the historic mansion of railroad baron James J. Hill in St. Paul, Minnesota, stumbles on a long-hidden wall safe. When experts arrive to open the safe and examine its contents, they make an astonishing discovery. There, inside, is a handwritten manuscript bearing the signature of John H. Watson, MD. The manuscript contains the story of how Sherlock Holmes and Watson traveled to Minnesota to track a murderous arsonist - known only as the Red Demon - who is threatening both Hill and his Great Northern Railway.
Set against the backdrop of the real, devastating Hinckley forest fire of 1894, Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon is the tense and atmospheric first novel in Larry Millett's classic series of adventures that brought Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to Minnesota.
©1996 Lawrence Millett (P)2016 Audio-Visceral Productions

3. eBook/Kindle

Love Takes Two
by Patrice Moore
This is my next NetGalley title.
 I do like the cover. :-)
Single mom Molly Jenkins relocates to a small mountain town in hopes of removing her young son from bad influences. But Ken is caught in an act of vandalism on their neighbor’s ranch, and the no-nonsense owner informs Molly her son needs a man’s strong hand to keep him in line. Having been raised by a tough-to-the-point-of-cruel father, she doesn’t want her son to be guided by men like that. She believes he needs nothing more than security and lots of mother-love.

Nathan Jones knows what it’s like to be raised without a father, and he disagrees with the coddling Molly gives her son. His own upbringing led him to make some poor choices, and he wants to keep Ken from making similar mistakes. It is a complicated tangle of emotions and past hurts that prevent Molly and Nathan from agreeing, but can they come together to keep Ken from going down the wrong path…and maybe find their own path to love on the way?

4. Audible/MP3 (TBR)

The Borrowed World: A Novel of Post-Apocalyptic Collapse, Volume 1
Written by: Franklin Horton
Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
This is from my Audible TBR for Alphabet "B".
Publisher's Summary
In a night of devastating terror, ISIS operatives have unleashed a coordinated attack on America's infrastructure. Life as we know it in America grinds to a halt as the electrical grid collapses, communication networks are damaged, critical bridges and dams are destroyed, and major fuel refineries go up in massive fiery clouds. When the government responds by immediately halting fuel sales to the public, Jim Powell finds himself in a terrifying predicament - trapped five hundred miles from home with a group of coworkers.
With thousands of trapped travelers and scarce law enforcement, the miles between Jim and his family become a brutal gauntlet where the rules of civilized society no longer apply. As Jim puts his years of preparation and planning to the test, he is forced to ask himself if he has what it takes to make it home. Does he have the strength - the brutality - required to meet this new world toe-to-toe?
©2015 Franklin Horton (P)2015 Franklin Horton

July 30, 2017 - I am still 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 four reviews. That brings me to three current reviews and one for September release. I am behind adding my latest reviews to Goodreads, Amazon and Audible. I just keep trying to add several each week to get caught up.
I am down to 5 NetGalley titles (but eyeing new ones) and still 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 received one Audio review book.
I made it to 93% at NetGalley so I am looking at titles to request soon.
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 received the audio book from the publisher through Audiobook Jukebox
Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon: A Minnesota Mystery
By: Larry Millett
Narrator: Steve Hendrickson
Duration: 9 hrs and 35 mins
See full description above under Current Reading.


No new Audible books this week.
I spotted this 5 starred box set on Kindle for $.99:
The Traveler Series: A Post-Apocalyptic/Dystopian Adventure: Books 1-3
by Tom Abrahams

I picked up Week Fourteen SYNC Audio titles:
AIRBORN by Kenneth Oppel, Narrated by David Kelly (Full Cast Audio)
SHADOWS ON THE MOON by Zoe Marriott, Narrated by Amy Rubinate (Brilliance Audio)

I wanted to share lots more but I settled on these five of my Free Kindle Picks: (the last three, with lovely covers, may still be free)

New World Rising: Book One in a Young Adult Dystopian Series
by Jennifer Wilson (discovered last week through Savvy Verse and Wit.)

Hollyhock Ridge (Rose Hill Mystery Series Book 7)
Pamela Grandstaff

Honor & Roses: A Medieval Romance
(Swordcross Knights Book 1)
by Elizabeth Cole

The Chocolate Garden (Dare River Book 2)
by Ava Miles

I added 80 (ouch again!) 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. That is a lot of reading added. Enjoy them all and have a very good week.

  2. School stars in about a month. We have a road trip planned in about three weeks.

    The old place is nearly ready. Meanwhile, we're happily settled in our temporary apartment. Come see what I'm reading

  3. Oh Love Takes Two cover certainly is just downright adorable and actually the story sounds very inviting too. Sorry your weekends will be busy. I'm retired and I can't believe how fast the days go!

  4. Wow, visited 30 blogs :) that's impressive!

  5. I can't believe it's the last day of July. Enjoy the Ava Miles book - I've read a couple of hers and liked them.

  6. We stay busy here too - I feel like I've forgotten how to relax. I do have a couple trips planned in August, though. I don't know how you read so much with all you do!

  7. Borrowed World caught my eye. I also saw Honor and Roses on Bookbub. Enjoy your new books!

  8. Enjoy your books! Red Demon caught my eye, mostly because I'm a bit of a Holmes fan.

  9. Nice bunch of books. I quickly toddled off to Amazon to buy a copy of Red Demon. Minnesota and Sherlock Holmes made it a must buy. Come see my week here. Have a great week!

  10. Enjoy your books! I like the look of Love Takes Two. Looks like you had a great week. Thanks for sharing.

  11. After Life has a good cover.

    ENJOY all of your books and your week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  12. Hi Martha,

    Another very successful week for you (we won't mention the 80 free titles!!).

    You and I both have 'Afterlife' by Marcus Sakey on our lists, so it will be good to compare notes when we both finish reading :)

    Thanks for sharing and hosting MM and enjoy the rest of your week.


  13. I'm glad that it was still free for you to pick up!


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