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Monday, August 28, 2017

Sunday Post August 27, 2017/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday August 28, 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 had a full week at work helping to train our new employee and working to finish items before leaving to visit our son's family again. We spent Saturday and Sunday driving the 12+ hours to arrive mid afternoon. I did bring a briefcase of files so I plan to do work while here.

Reading was good. I finished three books: two audio books and one ebook. I got four reviews posted to get up-to-date, along with my usual memes.

I visited 26 blogs last week.
Shout out this week is to Scaredy Engines End of Line Library. This is a new to me blog which was fun to visit.
Thank you to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • eNG- Book Review: Wolf Hunt (SWAT Book 6) by Paige Tyler; Paranormal, Romantic Suspense, Shifter; my rating 4.25.
  • eNG- Book Review: Weaver's Needle by Robin Caroll; Christian, Mystery, Romance; my rating 4.0.
  • ATBR- Audible Book Review: H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald; Personal Memoir; My rating 4.0.
Finished Reading:
1. Audio CD (ABJ)

The Healer's Apprentice
By Melanie Dickerson
Narrated By Jude Mason
Series: Hagenheim, Book 1
I enjoyed this nice, fairytale like, listen.
I received the CD audio book from the publisher through Audiobook Jukebox.
Click on book title for full description.

2. eBook/Kindle (NG)

by Jeff Gunhus
This is a tense, engaging dystopian thriller.
I received this through NetGalley.
USA TODAY bestselling author Jeff Gunhus.
Click on book title for full description.

3. Audible (TBR)

No Easy Hope: Surviving the Dead, Volume 1
Written by: James N. Cook
Narrated by: Guy Williams
This is a zombie story with characters I liked.
I picked this from my TBR for "N" in Alphabet Challenge.
Publisher's Summary
Eric Riordan was once a wealthy man leading a comfortable, easy life. Until one day Gabriel, his oldest friend, Marine Corps veteran, and a former mercenary, told him how the world was going to end.
He did his best to prepare. He thought he was ready for anything.
He was wrong.
As the dead rise up to devour the living, one man finds himself struggling to survive in the ruins of a shattered world. Alone, isolated, and facing starvation, his only chance is to flee to the Appalachians and join forces with Gabriel. But the journey will not be easy, and along the way his humanity, his will to live, and his very soul will be tested.
This is the beginning. This is his story.
©2011 James N Cook (P)2013 James N Cook

Currently Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (Author)

Who'll Stop The Rain: (Book One Of The Miami Crime Trilogy)
by Don Donovan
I liked the writing style righte away, even though this is going to be a bit grittier than I like.
I received this from the Author.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible/MP3 (TBR)

Until the End of the World
Written by: Sarah Lyons Fleming
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
I picked this from my TBR shelves for "U" in Alphabet Challenge.
I didn't initially realize it is another zombie tale but this one includes romance and sounds like it will be entertaining.
Publisher's Summary
Cassie Forrest isn't surprised to learn that the day she’s decided to get her life together is also the day the world ends. After all, she’s been on a self-imposed losing streak since her survivalist parents died: she’s stopped painting, broken off her engagement to Adrian and dated a real jerk. Rectifying her mistakes has to wait, however, because Cassie and her friends have just enough time to escape Brooklyn for her parents’ cabin before Bornavirus LX turns them into zombies, too. This is difficult enough, but Cassie’s tag along ex-boyfriend and her friend’s bratty sister have a knack for making everything, even the apocalypse, more unpleasant. When the two attract a threat as deadly as the undead to their safe haven, Cassie’s forced to see how far she’ll go to protect those she loves. And it’s a lot farther than she’d anticipated. This, coupled with Adrian’s distant voice on Safe Zone Radio and, of course, the living dead, threaten to put Cassie right back into the funk she just dragged herself out of. Survival’s great and all, especially when you have leather armor, good friends and home-brewed beer, but there’s something Cassie must do besides survive: tell Adrian she still loves him. And to do that, Cassie has to find faith that she’s stronger than she thinks, she’s still a crack shot and true love never dies.
2014 Voice Arts Award Winner
2015 Audie Finalist - Solo Narration, Female
©2013 Saray Lyons Flemin (P)2014 Podium Publishing

3. Print (LBC)

A Matter of Character,
Sisters of Bethlehem Springs Series #3
by Robin Lee Hatcher
I will hopefully work on reading this in the coming week.
Print reading is slower for me these days.

August 27, 2017 - I am a day behind 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 four reviews. That puts me to three 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 3 NetGalley titles (and still eyeing new ones) and still 2 author titles in my queue, the others are instafreebies that I do want to get to but not the same commitment.

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 pick up any review titles this week but I forgot to list one I picked up a few weeks ago.
I picked up two Audibles on daily deals and purchased two sets of children's titles on sale.
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
Received from the author (Release in October):

Wild Justice (Delta Force Book 3)
by M. L. Buchman


I picked up two Audible daily deals and then found the Kids Books were on sale.
Daughter of Dragons $3.95
By: Jack Campbell
Narrator: MacLeod Andrews
Duration: 11 hrs and 27 mins

Open Season $2.95
By: C. J. Box
Narrator: David Chandler
Duration: 7 hrs and 49 mins

I bought several titles (5 for $9.75) for my grandkids:
1. The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame
2. Frozen by Disney Press
3. Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies by Emma Walton Hamilton, Julie Andrews
4. Disney Junior Storybook Collection: Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Mickey/Minnie, Henry Hugglemonster by Disney Book Group
5. Thornton Burgess Bedtime Stories by Thornton W. Burgess

And this group (5 for $17.75) for kids and me too:
1. Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
2. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao
3. Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands
4. Fledgling: The Dragonrider Chronicles, Book 1 by Nicole Conway
5. Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick, Disney Press

These are five of my Free Kindle Picks: (All but the first may still be free):
Such a Hope 
by Sondra Kraak

Hunted (Dragonlands Book 2)
by Megg Jensen
(Books 1 & 3 are also free)

A Treasure to Die For (Books to Die For Book 3)
Richard Houston

(I already have books 1 & 2 – I need to start reading the series.)

You and Me, Baby
Jenn Faulk

Blind River: A Thriller
Ben Follows

Also - for Children who love horses check out:

(Whinnies on the Wind Book 1)
by Angela Dorsey

I added 64 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. You've added some interesting books. I got very nice additions and some were unexpected. With the geographical restrictions around, though I do request them on the offchance I get them, it is still a very happy surprise when I do.

  2. 12 hours is a long trip. Lots of great book choices, I remember enjoying the read of The One and Only Ivan.

  3. I've enjoyed books by Melanie Dickerson. I see that you got The Blacktorn Key. My son really liked it. I did find that the violence was too graphic though. Enjoy your reading week!

  4. Enjoy your reading. I'm curious about Who'll Stop the Rain.

    Thanks for sharing, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  5. 64 Kindle titles. Wow. I used to collect Kindle freebies but once I got so many that I figured I'd never have time to read them...

  6. Looks like you got a nice assortment of books. I have been meaning to read something by Melanie Dickinson because I like that genre but haven't had a chance yet. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  7. The Blackthorn Key won the middle grade fiction category in the CYBILs two years ago. Enjoy your books. Come see what I'm reading.

  8. ENJOY your book and reading week.

    Happy Reading Week!!

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  9. Thanks for sharing, Martha. I need to check out your audiobook reviews since I'm planning to read more audiobooks. I hope you enjoy your new books and have a wonderful week. :)


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