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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Sunday Post August 6, 2017/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday August 7, 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. We were in Orlando Thursday and Friday nights. We enjoyed the event and seminar and the girls got to do some outlet shopping for their kids who start school this week.

Reading was good. I finished three books: two audios books and one ebook. I posted three reviews along with all of my usual memes and an extra July wrap-up post.

I visited 27 blogs last week.
Shout out this week is to Lori's Reading Corner, with lots of Giveaways and a special What is the Title Wednesday.
Thank you to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • ATBR- Audible Book Review: The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer; Christian, Classic, Religion, Theology; my rating 5.0.
  • ATBR- Audible Book Review: Jackaby by William Ritter; Mystery, Paranormal,Teen; my rating 4.25.
  • eNG- Book Review: Book Review: AFTERLIFE by Marcus Sakey; Ghost, Thriller; My rating 3.75.

Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (free /for Author)

Jeopardy in July: A Jamie Quinn Mystery (Jamie Quinn Cozy Mystery Book 5)
by Barbara Venkataraman
I really enjoyed this fun, quick mystery.
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
If you like Sherlock Holmes you will enjoy this. I received the audio book from the publisher through Audiobook Jukebox.
Click on book title for full description.

3. eBook/Kindle (NG)

Love Takes Two
by Patrice Moore
I enjoyed this.
I received this from NetGalley.
Click on book title for full description.

Currently 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 a 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 sounds like it will be enjoyable.
I received this from NetGalley.
Weddings are the last thing beekeeper Huck Anderson wants to be associated with, considering his past. So when he inherits a building occupied by a bridal boutique, he aims to evict the failing business and open a sporting goods store. That is until his tenant ends up being Arianne Winters, a woman he's indebted to from a mistake made years ago. When a life-threatening injury derails Huck entirely, Arianne offers a compromise to keep her boutique and her life out of bankruptcy—she'll aid in his lengthy recovery if he'll allow her to remain in his building. But nursing her adversary proves challenging when her adolescent crush resurfaces. Amidst a battle-of-wills, their lives intertwine in unexpected ways, providing opportunity to overcome their pasts and start anew. Will this confirmed bachelor consider holy-matrimony, or will Huck's choices sting them a second time?

3. Audible/MP3 (TBR)

Red Rising
Written by: Pierce Brown
Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
This is another from my Audible shelf; to be "R" in my Alphabet Challenge.
Publisher's Summary
Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet.
Darrow - and Reds like him - are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class. Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity's overlords struggle for power. He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society's ruling class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies...even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.
©2013 Pierce Brown (P)2014 Recorded Books

4. Print (LBC)

A Matter of Character,
Sisters of Bethlehem Springs Series #3
by Robin Lee Hatcher
This should be fun.
I had to add this which I am reading
for Ladies Book Club which meets 8/12.
“The Sisters of Bethlehem Springs series delivers exactly what readers have been waiting for—smart, confident women who are not afraid to defy convention, live their own dreams, and share their lives if the right man comes along. In A Matter of Character, book three in the Sisters of Bethlehem Springs series, it's 1918, and Daphne McKinley, heiress to a small fortune, has found contentment in the town of Bethlehem Springs. But Daphne has a secret. A series of dime novels loosely based on local lore and featuring a nefarious villain known as Rawhide Rick has enjoyed modest popularity among readers. Nobody in Bethlehem Springs knows the man behind the stories … except Daphne. When newspaperman Joshua Crawford comes to town searching for the man who sullied the good name of his grandfather, Daphne finds herself at a crossroads, reassessing the power of her words, re-thinking how best to honor her gifts, and reconsidering what she wants out of life.”

July 30, 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. That keeps me to three current reviews and one for September release. I got caught up linking my reviews to Goodreads, Amazon and Audible.
I am down to 4 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.
No review books this week - I am still at 93% at NetGalley but I have a list of titles to request soon.
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


No new Audible books this week - another week resisted!
I picked up two Kindle titles for $.99:
I spotted this 5 starred Sci Fi Anthology:
End of Days: an Exclusive Dystopian Collection
Margo Bond Collins, Monica Corwin, Melanie Karsak, Ainsley Shay, Miranda Hardy, Audrey Grey, Kory M. Shrum, SJ Davis, Patricia Loofbourrow, Wendy Knight, Lena Hillbrand , Lena Mae Hill, Jen Crane, Jason Paul Rice, Ian Thompson, Tim Moon, Michelle Bryan, D.K. Cassidy

And this Boxed set of Mysteries:
Cruise Ship Cozy Mysteries Series: Box Set I (Books 1-3)
Hope Callaghan 

I picked up Week Fifteen SYNC Audio titles:
BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY by Ruta Sepetys, Narrated by Emily Klein (Listening Library)
IN MY HANDS: MEMORIES OF A HOLOCAUST RESCUER by Irene Gut Opdyke with Jennifer Armstrong, Narrated by Hope Davis (Listening Library))

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

Sensing Danger (A Sinclair and Raven Novel Book 1)
by Wendy Vella

Dean Murray, Nancy Straight, Charlotte Abel, Lisa Wiedmeier, Kellie McAllen, Rachel Medhurst, Allie Burton, Jess Haines, Kelly Oram, Shannon Dermott Fated Souls: 10 Clean Paranormal Romance Stories

Forever and For Always (The Inn at Sunset Harbor-Book 2)
Sophie Love

(I already have book 1 for this one.)

A Spirited Tail (Mystic Notch Cozy Mystery Series Book 2)
Leighann Dobbs

(I already have book 1 for this one too.)

Catch Me, Cowboy (The 78th Copper Mountain Rodeo Book 1)
Jeannie Watt

I added 74 (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. I love the Red Rising trilogy and I am excited to see it in your pile! Glad the trip to Orlando was a success. Have a lovely week!

  2. Oh wow you read lots of books. It's awesome. I hope you enjoy all these new ones too, Martha. Anyway, thank you for recommending your favorite paranormal/urban fantasy books on my blog. Love your recs. Really appreciate it.
    Have a wonderful week, my friend. :)

  3. You have a lot of reading ahead of you which I hope you will enjoy. Have a wonderful week.

  4. Hi Martha,

    It looks as though you might have a little extra time to concentrate on the reviews you have scheduled for August and September and even give yourself a bit of a breather after your travels last week - so to me that sounds like the best of both worlds?

    You have a few good titles in your reading pile and I hope that you enjoy them all. Thanks for being such a great MM July host :)


  5. Wow! You keep track of the blogs you visited. I think this is a good idea. :)

  6. Wow! Have a great week! :)

    Check out my Sunday Post at El's Book Reviews!

    Hope you have a great day!

    - El @ El's Book Reviews

  7. How to Charm a Beekeeper's Heart does sound very readable and love the cover.

  8. I still want to read Between shades of Grey. Loved Salt to the sea. Happy reading this week and here's my current reads:

  9. The 'Beekeeper's Heart' book looks sweet!

  10. Between Shades of Gray is soooo good.

    I just downloaded the Volumes app and if I like it as much as I think I will, I'll get rid of Audible.

  11. Jeopardy in July looks like fun! Enjoy all of your books, and thanks for sharing. Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a great week!

  12. Enjoy your reading this week. After seeing that Sherlock Holmes in Minnesota book, I ordered myself a copy and am eagerly waiting for it to arrive. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  13. 74? Wow! Enjoy all your new books.
    How to Charm a Beekeeper's Heart that you're currently reading caught my eye. Sounds like a romance I might enjoy.

  14. The Red Demon is on my wishlist. I'll keep the audiobook version in mind.

    Next weekend we should be having our first open house. One more week of hard work and insanity. Come see what I'm reading.

  15. Oooh! The Red Rising Trilogy! I just finished reading Golden Son and it was fantastic! I hope you enjoy the series whenever you get to reading it!

    Here’s my It's Monday! What Are You Reading? !

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  16. What a great week. I wish I could get even remotely caught up!

  17. Patterson's book looks lovely. I'm glad you had a good trip and enjoyed your event! Have a great weekend!


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