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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sunday Post September 10, 2017/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday September 11, 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.

We drove home to secure our properties for the impact of Hurricane Irma. We should be fine as we will be on the outer west edge. We are fortunate to have a generator if needed. Offices and schools are closed for Monday when the winds will impact us.

Reading was good. I finished three books: two audio books and one ebook. I also finished four books plus other stories with our granddaughter. I posted three reviews on the blog and one at Goodreads. I also posted my usual memes.

I visited only 20 blogs last week as I was preoccupied with family. :-).
Shout out this week is to Avalinah’s Book. This is another new to me blog with fun gifs and book love.
Thank you to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • ATBR- Audible Book Review: Pax by Sara Pennypacker; Animals, Middle Grade; my rating 4.5.
  • Goodreads Book Review: God Gave Us Two by Lisa Tawn Bergren (Goodreads Author), Laura J. Bryant (Illustrator); Children, Siblings; My rating 5.0.
Finished Reading:
1. Audible/MP3 (TBR)

Written by: Sara Pennypacker
Narrated by: Michael Curran-Dorsano
Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
Beautifully written; not for all young children. My Review is linked above.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible/MP3 (TBR)

Koban, Volume 1
Written by: Stephen W. Bennett
Narrated by: Patrick Freeman
This turned out to really engage me; listening whenever I could.
It is my "K" TBR audible for Alphabet Challenge.
Click on book title for full description.

3. eBook/Kindle (Author)

by S.R. Johannes
This is an engaging YA suspense focused on computer addiction/hackers.
Click on book title for full description.

Six Children's Books and other stories read to SweetPea:
These two were library books. God Gave Us Two was perfect for the family with the older daughter and new baby twins!
(The first two were read in August.) I read two stories each out of the 5 Minute books; plus the other four.

Currently Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (Tour)

Love, Murder & Mayhem: 
Cosmic Tales of the Heart Gone Deadly Wrong
An Anthology
I had signed up for this tour and received the book August 23 but forgot to list it.
My review date is coming up 9/14.
I received this review invite from Bookish Indulgenges with b00k r3vi3ws.
Love science fiction stories that all include elements of Love, Murder & Mayhem? Then welcome to the latest anthology from Crazy 8 Press! This amazing collection from 15 all-star authors will delight you with superhero and supervillain stories. AI, off-world, and space cruiser stories. We’ve also got private eyes, sleep surrogates, time travel, an aliens/monsters mash-up and … one DuckBob! With tales ranging from wild and wacky, dark and gritty, to heartbreaking and fun, take the deadly leap with authors Meriah Crawford, Paige Daniels, Peter David, Mary Fan, Michael Jan Friedman, Robert Greenberger, Glenn Hauman Paul Kupperberg, Karissa Laurel, Kelly Meding, Aaron Rosenberg, Hildy Silverman, Lois Spangler, Patrick Thomas, and editor Russ Colchamiro. You’ll never look at Love, Murder & Mayhem the same way again … and that’s just the way we like it.

2. Audible/MP3 (TBR)

Valor's Choice (Confederation, #1)
by Tanya Huff
Marguerite Gavin (Narrator)
I pulled this from my Audible TBR shelves for "V" in my Alphabet Challenge.
I am enjoying the space military characters so far.
Publisher's Summary
In the distant future, humans and several other races have been granted membership in the Confederation - at a price. They must act as soldier/protectors of the far more civilized races who have long since turned away from war.
©2000 Tanya Huff; (P)2008 Tantor

3. eBook/Kindle (NG)

The Clockwork Dynasty
by Daniel H. Wilson
I received this from NetGalley.
An ingenious new thriller that weaves a path through history, following a race of human-like machines that have been hiding among us for untold centuries, written by the New York Times bestselling author of Robopocalypse.
Present day: When a young anthropologist specializing in ancient technology uncovers a terrible secret concealed in the workings of a three-hundred-year-old mechanical doll, she is thrown into a hidden world that lurks just under the surface of our own. With her career and her life at stake, June Stefanov will ally with a remarkable traveler who exposes her to a reality she never imagined, as they embark on an around-the-world adventure and discover breathtaking secrets of the past…
Russia, 1725: In the depths of the Kremlin, the tsar’s loyal mechanician brings to life two astonishingly humanlike mechanical beings. Peter and Elena are a brother and sister fallen out of time, possessed with uncanny power, and destined to serve great empires. Struggling to blend into pre-Victorian society, they are pulled into a legendary war that has raged for centuries.
The Clockwork Dynasty seamlessly interweaves past and present, exploring a race of beings designed to live by ironclad principles, yet constantly searching for meaning. As June plunges deeper into their world, her choices will ultimately determine their survival or extermination. Richly-imagined and heart-pounding, Daniel H. Wilson’s novel expertly draws on his robotics and science background, combining exquisitely drawn characters with visionary technology—and riveting action.

4. ebook/Print (LBC)

A Matter of Character,
Sisters of Bethlehem Springs Series #3
by Robin Lee Hatcher
I was pleasantly surprised to find the price reduced when I went to download the Kindle version.
I can now get to completing this in the next two weeks.

September 10, 2017 - I am still behind in the One Year Bible. I am working on getting back on track. I have been 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 at two current reviews with one to post soon for September release.
I am keeping at three titles behind linking my reviews to Goodreads, Amazon and Audible.

I am back to 7 NetGalley titles (with a list of more requests) 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 picked up one more NetGalley review and included a tour book I received  a few weeks ago.
I picked up one Audible Daily Deal and several audiobooks for free. 
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
Tour Participation invite from Bookish Indulgenges with b00k r3vi3ws.; Review date 9/14.
Love, Murder & Mayhem:
Cosmic Tales of the Heart Gone Deadly Wrong
An Anthology
See full description above under current reading.

I received one more title from NetGalley:
Crown of Souls
by Ronie Kendig
A Christian Suspense


I picked up one Audible Daily Deal for $2.95:
By: R. R. Haywood
Narrator: Carl Prekopp
Duration: 12 hrs and 40 mins
Sci Fi, Time Travel - heroes picked to save the world.

I also picked up 10 free audiobooks. Most of them are short interviews but here are the three that are over 1 hour:
FREE: The Undead
By: R R Haywood
Narrator: Dan Morgan
Duration: 1 hr and 3 mins

The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain Man Story
By: Keith C. Blackmore
Narrator: R. C. Bray
Duration: 1 hr and 37 mins

Alan Cumming Live at the Sydney Opera House with David Marr: Free Download
By: Alan Cumming
Narrator: Alan Cumming
Duration: 1 hr and 1 min

Here are some of the Free Kindle titles I picked up. (All of these may still be free):

Whom the Gods Love (Of Gods & Mortals Book 1)
by M.M. Perry

Echo in Time (Echo Trilogy, #1)
by Lindsey Fairleigh

All Or Nothing (The Coxwells Book 4)
by Deborah Cooke

Blind Run
by Patricia Lewin

and Two more:
Struck: (Phoebe Meadows Book 1) by Amanda Carlson
For The Love Of A Widow: Regency Novella by Christina McKnight

I added 54 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. Be safe Martha. I am loving all the picture books!

  2. Stay safe during this awful period.

  3. Stay safe! We're getting some weather from Irma but we won't have a direct hit so we should be fine.

  4. Love the children's books.

    Glad you are safe.

    Sounds like you had a great week with all those books.

    ENJOY this week!!

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  5. I hope you stay safe...and enjoy your books. I am curious about Love, Murder, & Mayhem

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  6. Thanks for reminding me that I have the more recent Valor books on TBR mountain. Rewired sounds good too but I'm trying to read what I have until I have quite a few less. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  7. Hi Martha,

    We are following the 'potted' news broadcasts, which we get dished up, here in the UK, as we know most of Central Florida pretty well. I hope that you keep safe in this very strange run of weather phenomenon. Someone forgot to tell the UK weather that it is still autumn, which seems to have bypassed us and gone straight to winter!

    You have a great selection of featured books this time, although I have my eye on a couple in particular. 'Blind Run' sounds like a story line I would enjoy and although it is not my usual type of thing 'The clockwork Dynasty' has me intrigued and I love the cover art - I might just have to visit NetGalley!

    Thanks for sharing :)


  8. I know I would like Rewired. I'm always attracted to books that include hackers. Enjoy your new books!

  9. I just finished reading Clockwork Dynasty. It was .... interesting!


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