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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Sunday Post July 9, 2017/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday July 10, 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 enjoyed our independence day holiday with my Hubby but then Wednesday felt like a Monday. Still busy with lots of work.

Reading was good and more than I expected. I finished four books: one audio, two ebooks and a print book. I am far along in two more too. I posted three reviews, along with all of my usual memes.

I visited about 28 blogs last week.
Shout out this week is to Audiobook Reviewer for reviews on Audiobooks!
Thank you to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • eNGT- Book Review: Serenity Harbor by RaeAnne Thayne; Small Town Romance; my rating 5.0.
  • P(PUYB)- Book Review: FIFO 50 STATES by Hayley Rose; Children, Educational; my rating 4.0.

Finished 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
This is a good continuance of the series.

Click on book title for full description.

2. eBook/Kindle (NG-Tour)

Serenity Harbor: A Heartwarming Small Town Romance
(Haven Point)
by RaeAnne Thayne
This is lovely; my review is linked above
Click on book title for full description.

3. Print Book (PUYB)

by Hayley Rose
This is a fun educational book to share with children. My review is linked above.
Click on book title for full description.

4. eBook/Kindle

The Detective: A Nathan McNamara Story (The Soul Summoner)
by Elicia Hyder
I enjoyed this character in The Soul Summoner enjoyed this additional background on him.
I received this through InstaFreebies.
Robbery, arson, murder...and the one night stand that just won't end.
With eleven missing women to find and six high-profile burglary cases to solve, the last thing Detective Nathan McNamara needs in his life is one more complication. And that’s exactly what his recent one-night stand is becoming—complicated. With his heinous lieutenant breathing down his neck for answers and his accidental girlfriend dropping hints for a commitment, Nathan is realizing that his career and his bachelor status are both on the line.
When the burglary cases suddenly escalate to homicide, Nathan must put everything else aside to stop the killer. But this is easier said than done when the blonde from the bar repeatedly shows up at his doorstep and enlists his own mother against him. Now he’s more convinced than ever that his job hangs in the balance and that the Surgeon General’s warning on the whiskey bottle should include something about women.
***Detective Nathan McNamara is one of the leading men in The Soul Summoner Series. Book One, The Soul Summoner (a full-length novel), focuses on the investigation of the eleven missing girls. Chronologically, this novella happens before the series begins, but it is a standalone and doesn't have to be read in order.***

Currently Reading:
1. 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.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audio/MP3 (ABJ)

The Days of Noah: Book One: Conspiracy
Written by: Mark Goodwin
Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
This is a compelling view of what could happen in America.
I chose this from my Audible TBR shelf for "D".
Publisher's Summary
Could we be living in a time of which there is more prophetic writings than of any period in history? Noah Parker, like many in the United States, has been asleep at the wheel. During his complacency, the founding precepts of America have been slowly, systematically destroyed by a conspiracy that dates back hundreds of years. The signs can no longer be ignored and Noah is forced to pull his head out of the sand and see things for what they really are. Has his awakening come too late or can he and those around him reclaim the freedoms and principles which have been lost? Watch through the eyes of Noah Parker and his family as a global empire takes shape, ancient writings are fulfilled and the last days fall upon the once great, United States of America. The Days of Noah, Book One: Conspiracy is a fast paced fiction thriller which looks at how modern conspiracies might play into Biblical prophecy about the end times.
©2014 Goodwin America Corp. (P)2014 Goodwin America Corp.

3. eBook/Kindle (NG)

Wild Horse Springs (Ransom Canyon)
by Jodi Thomas
I am enjoying this romance.
Received from the publisher through NetGalley.
In the heart of Ransom Canyon, sometimes the right match for a lonely soul is the one you least expect
Dan Brigman may not lead the most exciting life, but he's proud of what he's achieved: he's a respected lawman, and he's raised a bright, talented daughter on his own. But finding a lone, sparkly blue boot in the middle of a deserted highway gets him thinking maybe the cowgirl who lost it is exactly the shake-up he needs.
After losing her baby girl, Brandi Malone felt like her soul died along with her daughter. Now singing in small-town bars to make ends meet, she's fine being a drifter—until a handsome sheriff makes her believe that parking her boots under his bed is a better option.
College grad Lauren Brigman has just struck out on her own in downtown Dallas when a troubling phone call leads her back home to Crossroads. Her hometown represents her family, friends and deepest hopes, but also her first love, Lucas Reyes. Will Lauren's homecoming be another heartbreak, or a second chance for her and Lucas?

4. Audio/MP3 (TBR)

The Curse of Tenth Grave: A Novel
Written by: Darynda Jones
Narrated by: Lorelei King
Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
Series: Charley Davidson, Book 1
This series is fun listening.
I pulled this in from my Audible TBR Shelf for "C".
Publisher's Summary
"If one door closes and another one opens, your house is probably haunted." (Bumper sticker)
As a part-time PI and full-time grim reaper, Charley Davidson has asked a lot of questions throughout her life: Why can I see dead people? Who is the hot supernatural entity following me? How do I get gum out of my sister's hair before she wakes up? But "how do I trap not one malevolent god but three?" was never among them. Until now. And since those gods are on earth to kill her daughter, she has little choice but to track them down, trap them, and cast them from this dimension.
There's just one problem. One of the three stole her heart a very long time ago. Can the Razer, a god of absolute death and destruction, change his omniscient spots, or will his allegiances lie with his brothers?
Those are just a few of the questions Charley must answer, and quick. Add to that a homeless girl running for her life, an innocent man who's been charged with murdering the daughter of a degenerate gambler, and a pendant made from god glass that has the entire supernatural world in an uproar, and Charley has her hands full. If she can manage to take care of the whole world-destroying gods thing, we're saved. If not, well...
©2016 Darynda Jones (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

July 9, 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 three books and posted three reviews; this means I still 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 7 NetGalley Titles and down to 9 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 didn't get review books this week but took a picture of books that were given to me.
I reached 92% feedback at NetGalley this week so I am still resisting picking up more - maybe one more week.
I picked up one Audible Daily Deals, one Audible on sale and one $.99 Kindle title.
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 received these books as a gift from by our son's neighbor a few weeks ago.
(It's not the best picture - I need to practice working with the flash)
Two books by Joyce Meyers: Power Thoughts and Power Thoughts Devotion
When God Whispers Your Name by Max Lucado
Destined to Reign Devotional by Joseph Prince


I purchased one Audible Daily Deal and on Audible on sale:
The Ladies' Room $2.95
By: Carolyn Brown
Narrator: Donna Postel
Duration: 8 hrs and 8 mins

By: Larry Correia, John Ringo
Narrator: Oliver Wyman
Duration: 10 hrs and 30 mins

I purchased one Kindle title for $.99:
Mother of Pearl
by Kellie Coates Gilbert

I have this in print for Ladies Book Club August or September read so I was glad to get it for $.99 on Kindle.

I picked up Week Ten SYNC Audio titles:
REBUTTAL by Jyotsna Hariharan, Narrated by Phoebe Strole, Michael Crouch and Nina Mehta (HarperAudio)
REMEMBER TO FORGET by Ashley Royer, Narrated by Will Lasley (Blink)

Here are five of my Free Kindle Picks: (Four of these may still be free)
Spellbound (The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor Book 4)
by Claire Delacroix, Jane Charles, Claudia Dain

Favored by Felix (Middlemarch Capture Book 2)
Shelley Munro

Nothing But Blue Skies
by Christie Ridgway

I added only 46 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. Looks like you're reading fun books. I noticed you're an eclectic reader like me. :)

  2. Enjoy your books! I'm curious about The Ladies' Room.

    Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  3. The Detective looks good and wow you had an impressive reading week!

  4. I nearly bought The Ladies Room but didn't so will be interesting when you listen to see what you think. Loved the Jodi Thomas, such a sucker for her books. And I did enjoy RaeAnne Thayne's book too.

  5. It is still a heavy mailbox! I try to also keep upto date with reviews but it sometimes gets behind.

  6. I've never tried audiobooks! How do they feel? Like is it as fun as reading?

    Nobonita @ The Bengali Nomad

  7. Those Kindle deals look great! Hoping some of them are cheap/free here.

  8. I missed out on The Ladies Room because I was out of town and didn't see the deal *sigh* I hope you love it. I would say I like Jodi Thomas even more than RaeAnne Thayne - and I love Thayne's books :D

  9. Enjoy your mailbox this week!

  10. I was confused on the days of the week most of last week.

    I'd like to try a Jodi Thomas book one day.

  11. I hope you enjoy the ones you're currently reading/listening. Happy reading, my friend, and have a wonderful week. :)

  12. Nice variety. All of your books are new to me this week. I have read the first couple in Darynda Jones's series though. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  13. Lots of great books. My kids loved Fifo when they were younger. Thayne's and Gray's books are often in my TBR pile. Hope you enjoy everything.

  14. Enjoy your books. They're all new to me. We're in the last few days in our current place. It seems like the work to move will never end. Come see what I'm reading when I'm not packing.

  15. Another great week for you.


    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  16. Awesome blog!

    I gave your blog a follow, and I would truly appreciate it if you could check out my book reviews blog located at and possibly give it a follow as well! Looking forward to reading more of your reviews!

    - El

  17. I've been eyeing the Charley Davidson series for so long! They sound like fun and like a great audio pick.
    Have a great reading week! :)

  18. Serenity Harbor is on my reading list! Thanks for sharing your review! :)


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