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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sunday Post August 20, 2017/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday August 21, 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.

Another busy week with some craziness. One employee was out sick for two days during her final week of work. Heather was out for a four day conference. My new employee started Thursday. I was out of office on Friday to another industry conference. This coming week will involve some traveling for hearings in other counties. There will be chances to listen to my books even if busy for my work week.

Reading was good. I finished three books: two ebooks books and one audio book. I only got two reviews posted, plus one spotlight, along with my usual memes.

I visited 27 blogs last week.
Shout out this week is to Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My! Stormi has been a strong book blogger for a number of years.
Thank you to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • ATBR- Audible Book Review: Red Rising by Pierce Brown; Dystopian, Fantasy, Sci Fi; My rating 4.75.
Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (NG)

Wolf Hunt (SWAT Book 6)
by Paige Tyler
This is entertaining reading; received from NetGalley.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible/MP3 (TBR)

H Is for Hawk
Written by: Helen Macdonald
Narrated by: Helen Macdonald
Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
This is not quite what I expected but beautifully written for an interesting memoir/biography.
I picked this title from my TBR shelves
for "H" on my Alphabet Challenge.
Click on book title for full description.

3. eBook/Kindle (NG)

by Robin Caroll
I enjoyed this action story with Christian element.
I received this through NetGalley.
Two recovery specialists.
One murder.
A hunt for the Dutchman's Lost Gold Mine becomes a race of survival.
Former Army MP Landry Parker fell into the recovery specialist role quite by accident—to help her ailing father. Now that she’s on her own, she is determined to prove herself and honor her family legacy.
After being shot in the line of duty, former police officer Nickolai Baptiste became a recovery specialist, and he’s good at his job—maybe even the best.
A potential client pits Landry and Nickolai against one another to find the Dutchman’s Lost Gold Mine map that was stolen from her murdered husband, and the potential payday is too enticing to pass up. The trail takes them from New Orleans to Weaver’s Needle in Arizona where legend claims the mine is hidden. Landry and Nickolai are no strangers to adventure, but the unlikely partners quickly discover there’s someone after the treasure and there are those who want to ensure the lost mine in Arizona’s Superstition Mountain stays lost forever.
Can Landry and Nickolai work together despite their distrust of each other to save the legend before more innocent lives are lost? Will they find the real treasure isn’t the gold, but something more valuable. . .true love and understanding?

Currently Reading:
1. Audio CD (ABJ)

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.
I received this MP3 audio book from the publisher through Audiobook Jukebox.
Publisher's Summary
In author Melanie Dickenson's new book, a young healer's apprentice named Rose believes she will never marry...until she meets Lord Hamlin, the future ruler of her village. Hamlin is everything she could ever want - kind, understanding, and a man of faith - but her low station and the fact he's already betrothed to a mysterious woman makes their romance impossible. As Lord Hamlin seeks to find the sorcerer who cursed his future bride, Rose's life spins toward confusion. A creative retelling of the classic Sleeping Beauty tale.
©2015 Melanie Dickerson (P)2015 Zondervan

2. eBook/Kindle (NG)

by Jeff Gunhus
This will feed my post-apocalyptic need this week.
I received this through NetGalley.
USA TODAY bestselling author Jeff Gunhus. 
In the near-future, the world order has deteriorated after America's exhaustion from endless foreign wars causes her to pull back within her borders. Her enemies and allies alike pursue their own interests, grabbing resources, erecting trade barriers, and launching opportunistic wars. The American Century is a distant memory.
Sheriff Rick Johnson thinks he's left behind the problems of the greater world, retiring from the Marines to become the sheriff of the little town of Resurrection, Colorado. His relationship with Dahlia, his childhood friend's widow, has given him new purpose, along with the responsibility of being a father-figure to her young son. Life isn't perfect, but it's better than he ever expected it would be after seeing the horrors of war. But when helicopters and armored vehicles filled with soldiers in hazmat suits unexpectedly quarantine the town, Sheriff Rick Johnson feels like the nightmares of the outside world have followed him home.
While the town follows martial law, Rick isn't buying the official version of events from the military that a virus has been released into the air. As he investigates, the cover story unravels and he discovers the military's presence and the salvation they offer isn't what it seems. Soon he and his ex-flame, scientist Cassie Baker, are entangled in a plot so evil that it could only be bourn from the absolute extremes of nationalism and madness.
There are men in Resurrection who are willing to do anything to see America restored to her former greatness, even if the rest of the world must be destroyed to make it happen. But Rick Johnson is a man willing to do anything to protect the people he loves. And he's a force to be reckoned with.

3. eBook/Kindle (Author)

Who'll Stop The Rain: (Book One Of The Miami Crime Trilogy)
by Don Donovan
I thought I'd better get to reading my author queue.
I received this from the Author last October.
"I slowed way down for the speed bumps on the narrow, wet street. The cemetery loomed in its eternal silence on our right, and I felt the eyes of the dead opening under heavy lids to watch us pass by in the rainy night, somehow knowing we were on our way to do murder, to send them some company."
From the mean streets of Miami, Hialeah, and Key West comes this sprawling noir novel of three hardened individuals:
LOGAN, career criminal from Key West who is fed up with his outlaw life, but can't escape it.
MAMBO DeLIMA, gambling boss of Key West, who is being muscled by out-of-town racketeers and is determined to face them down.
SILVANA MACHADO, the first female detective sergeant in the Miami PD's homicide division, who gets her results through violence and intimidation.
In this first entry in The Miami Crime Trilogy, Don Donovan has spun a tale of separate South Florida characters whose lives are woven together into a web of money, betrayal, and murder.
"... classic noir, written as noir was intended to be written."
-- David Beckwith, Key West Citizen

4. 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.
Print reading is slower for me these days.

August 20, 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.

I completed three books and posted only two reviews. That puts me to four current reviews and one for September release. I am now two weeks behind again 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 didn't get any review titles this week.
I picked up two Audibles with credits and one free. I purchased one $.99 Kindle title.
As usual, I 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 resisted the Audible daily deals but chose my July selections:
Golden Son: Book II of the Red Rising Trilogy
By Pierce Brown
I had to get the next in the series.

By Taylor Anderson
This is a series I really like.

I also picked up one Kindle title for $.99:
Hard to resist this author at such a nice price:

Run to Ground (Rocky Mountain K9 Unit Book 1)
Katie Ruggle


I received a free to members Audible book:
By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

These are five of my Free Kindle Picks: (One, three and five may still be free):

Romance Grows in Arcadia Valley (Arcadia Valley Romance Book 1)
Mary Jane Hathaway, Lee Tobin McClain, Annalisa Daughety, Valerie Comer, Elizabeth Maddrey, Danica Favorite, Arcadia Valley

A Scone To Die For (Oxford Tearoom Mysteries ~ Book 1)
H.Y. Hanna

The Twisted Fairy Tale Box Set, Books 1-3
(A Twisted Fairy Tale Book 0)
Holly Hook

Rebecca Schwartz Mysteries 4-5 (Rebecca Schwartz Mystery Series)
Julie smith

I added only 52 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. It sounds like your week had lots of work challenges. It is great that when you travel though you have the opportunity to get through some audiobooks. I checked out the Pierce Brown book, sounds good although I think not for me!

  2. It sounds like things were crazy at the office. I think I'd like H is for Hawk.

  3. I love seeing the kindle freebies you find. Have a good week, Martha!

  4. H Is for Hawk is a beautifully read audiobook, even if the memoir itself doesn't grab you.

    1. I agree with your assessment Beth. :-) Thanks for visiting.

  5. I got Wolf Hunt this week too when it was a Kindle daily deal. I'm missing books 4 and 5 in the series though and hope to get those before reading book 6. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  6. Yay to Golden Son. Eep sounds like you had a hectic week of sorts. So glad you will be able to at least listen to books this week!

  7. Enjoy your books! I am curious about Who'll Stop the Rain.

    Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog. Have a great week!

  8. The James Patterson book looks good.

    I also like the title and looks of Who'll Stop The Rain.

    Have a great week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  9. Wow! You got so much work done! It must be really crazy! Have a good week ahead. Enjoy reading.

  10. I love post-Apocalyptic stories. I may have to look for Resurrection America.


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