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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sunday Post August 13, 2017/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday August 14, 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.

Work was busy; nothing new there. I left Friday night to meet my DH in Mexico Beach where he took the RV so daughter could bring the grand-kids for a mystery ride and surprise weekend at the beach. I went to the beach (for an hour) on Saturday and we played keep away in the pool Sunday afternoon. Kids returned hone late Sunday afternoon but I stayed Sunday night with DH to share time with him.

Reading was really good as the stories have been engaging. I finished four books: two audios books, one ebook and a church study book. I posted three reviews along with all of my usual memes.

I visited 26 blogs last week.
Shout out this week is to FNM, who has some interesting blogger discussion topics.
Thank you to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • eNG- Book Review: Love Takes Two by Patrice Moore; Small Town, Contemporary Romance; My rating 4.25.
Finished Reading:
1. 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 an engaging and realistic post-apocalyptic story from my Audible TBR.
Click on book title for full description.

2. eBook/Kindle (NG)

How to Charm a Beekeeper's Heart
by Candice Patterson
This is a charming romance.
I received this from NetGalley.

3. Audible/MP3 (TBR)

Red Rising
Written by: Pierce Brown
Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
Oh boy! This is a wonderful story. This is another from my Audible shelf; to be "R" in my Alphabet Challenge.

We finished our Wednesday night study called Freedom Course.

Currently Reading:
1. Print (LBC)

A Matter of Character,
Sisters of Bethlehem Springs Series #3
by Robin Lee Hatcher
I am not too far in this as our Ladies Book Club meeting was postponed until September.

2. eBook/Kindle (NG)

Wolf Hunt (SWAT Book 6)
by Paige Tyler
I am really enjoying this title I received from NetGalley.
Remy Boudreaux is back in his hometown, New Orleans. He's there with three of his fellow Dallas SWAT officers for a week of training with the NOLA PD. On the eve of a tropical storm, Remy and his buddies prowl the French Quarter. One tantalizing scent captures Remy's senses, forcing him to follow until he is face to face with Triana Bellamy—his beautiful high school crush.
After reconnecting, Remy and Triana are close—very. Remy struggles to keep things casual. Ever since his partner—and first love—was killed on the job, he's kept women at a distance.
But when a mysterious wolf pendant ropes them both into danger, Remy's protective instincts kick in. He may have to reveal his true self...and hope Triana accepts him.

3. Audible/MP3 (TBR)

H Is for Hawk
Written by: Helen Macdonald
Narrated by: Helen Macdonald
Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
I picked this title from my TBR shelves
for "H" on my Alphabet Challenge.
I am enjoying the beginning.
Publisher's Summary
When Helen MacDonald's father died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experienced falconer captivated by hawks since childhood, she'd never before been tempted to train one of the most vicious predators: the goshawk. But in her grief, she saw that the goshawk's fierce and feral anger mirrored her own. Resolving to purchase and raise the deadly creature as a means to cope with her loss, she adopted Mabel and turned to the guidance of The Once and Future King author T. H. White's chronicle The Goshawk to begin her journey into Mabel's world. Projecting herself "in the hawk's wild mind to tame her" tested the limits of MacDonald's humanity.
By turns heartbreaking and hilarious, this book is an unflinching account of bereavement, a unique look at the magnetism of an extraordinary beast, and the story of an eccentric falconer and legendary writer. Weaving together obsession, madness, memory, myth, and history, H Is for Hawk is a distinctive, surprising blend of nature writing and memoir from a very gifted writer.
©2014 Helen Macdonald (P)2014 Isis Publishing, Ltd. UK

August 13, 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.

I completed three books and posted three reviews. That keeps me to three current reviews and one for September release. I am up to last week on linking my reviews to Goodreads, Amazon and Audible.
I am still at 4 NetGalley titles (and still 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 two review titles this week - one from NetGalley and one through Audiobook Jukebox.
I purchased two $.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
Received through NetGalley.
The Clockwork Dynasty: A Novel
by Daniel H. Wilson
I saw this at Under the Apple Tree through Mailbox Monday.

I received this CD audio book from the publisher through Audiobook Jukebox
The Healer's Apprentice
By Melanie Dickerson
Narrated By Jude Mason
Series: Hagenheim, Book 1
This series looks good so I am glad to try it.

One new Audible daily deal this week.

The Emperor's Soul $1.95.
By: Brandon Sanderson
Narrator: Angela Lin
Duration: 3 hrs and 55 mins

I picked up one Kindle title for $.99:
I spotted this 5 starred Christian Romantic Suspense Collection:

Pursued: A Christian Romantic Suspense Boxed Set Book Bundle Collection
Lynnette Bonner, Mary Alford, Christy Barritt, Lesley Ann McDaniel, Lisa Phillips, Alana Terry, Virginia Vaughan

I picked up Week Sixteen SYNC Audio titles (the final week):
SHADOWSHAPER by Daniel José Older, Narrated by Anika Noni Rose (Scholastic Audiobooks)
METAMORPHOSIS by Franz Kafka, Narrated by Martin Jarvis (Naxos AudioBooks)

These are five of my Free Kindle Picks: (All but the first one may still be free):

Wrecker: A John Crane Adventure (John Crane Series Book 2) (I have book 1)
by Mark Parragh

Three Rivers Ranch Romance Box Set, Books 4 - 7: Fifth Generation Cowboy, Sixth Street Love Affair, The Seventh Sergeant, and Eight Second Ride
Liz Isaacson, Elana Johnson

Ministry Protocol: Thrilling Tales of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences
Tee Morris, Leanna Renee Hieber, Karina Cooper, Deliliah Dawson, Tiffany Trent, Jared Axelrod, Glenn Freund, Peter Woodworth, Lauren Harris, Pip Ballantine, Tee Tate

Honeymoon in Italy: Before the Otto Viti Mysteries
Jen Carter
(This one made me think of Laura at Library of Clean Reads.)

I added only 60 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've tried to read three or even two books at one time alternatively, but have failed! you've got three.

  2. H is for Hawk is on my TBR. Alas, the book is currently in storage. Come see what I'm reading.

  3. Red Rising is so good! I'm currently reading H is for Hawk too. Hope you enjoyed the beach & Have a wonderful week! :)

  4. The weekend sounds fun and what a wonderful thing to do with the grandkids. Good to hear you had a great reading week. I am always so impressed at how many blogs you visit and keep a full time job going as well.

  5. Thanks for the heads up on the Anna Campbell freebie!
    Your time at the beach with the kids sounded wonderful. Have a good week.

  6. Your little getaway and your reading both sound great!

  7. I like that Paige Tyler series. Of course, I almost always like books about werewolves. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  8. I am happy dancing right now because you loved Red Rising. It's one of my favorite trilogies! Go you for an impressive reading week!

  9. 4 books is awesome! I was on vacation, but only managed 3.5 last week. I reviewed Red Rising last month too, and it was SO AWESOME. Absolutely loved it.

  10. I have Red Rising on my Kindle and am hoping to get to it soon!

  11. Thanks for sharing your haul...enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  12. H is for Hawk looks really good. Enjoy all the books!

  13. Hi Martha,

    I don't know how you manage to get through so many books in a week, your stats are always impressive and a source of great envy!

    I really like the sound of one of your review titles 'The Healer's Apprentice', but of course, I hope that you enjoy them all and thanks for sharing :)


  14. The Clockwork Dynasty caught my attention earlier this week. Great cover, and the setting sounds interesting too! Happy reading!


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