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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Sunday Post October 8, 2017/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday October 9, 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 any I plugged on each day. I was out half a day on Wednesday to help the hubby and for a rest before I went into work. Other than that I didn't miss any work.

My reading/listening time seemed pinched again, maybe because I was trying to go to bed early for health. I finished two books: one ebook and one audio. I am far along in the next ebook. I posted three reviews, plus my usual memes.

I visited 31 blogs during the week which was fun, as always.
Shout out this week is for Rabbit Ears Book Blog who has a lively book blog (with a gorgeous wedding photo today).
Thank you to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • A-Narrator: Audible Book Review: The Rampart Guards by Wendy Terrien; Adventure, Fantasy, Sci Fi; my rating 4.0.

Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (NG)

Twelve Slays of Christmas: A Christmas Tree Farm Mystery
by Jacqueline Frost
This is a sweet, fun cozy mystery.
I'll post my review for
release day, October 10.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible/MP3 (TBR)

Blood in the Water: Destroyermen Series
Book 11

Written by: Taylor Anderson
Narrated by: William Dufris
I liked this installment, with lots of action and adventure, and look forward to the next in the series!
Click on book title for full description.

Currently Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (NG)

Crown of Souls
by Ronie Kendig
I am 70% into this Christian military suspense.
I received this through NetGalley (it released in September).
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible/MP3 (Narrator)

Breakthrough: The Great Martian War, Book 2
By: Scott Washburn
Narrator: Ray Greenley
Duration: 10 hrs and 27 mins
I enjoyed book one and look forward to this.
I received this Audiobook from the narrator as a follow up to the first book. :-)
Publisher's Summary
This is the second of the three-part series covering the opening salvo of the Great Martian Invasion. US forces recover from the initial shock of the Martian invasion of the Southwest and attempt to set up a defensive line along the Mississippi. The best minds in the US try to come up with ways to defeat the Martians using the little captured technology available to them. Meanwhile, President Roosevelt tries to rally world leaders to aid in stopping the invaders.
©2016 Scott Washburn (P)2017 Scott Washburn

3. eBook/Kindle (Ladies Book Club - LBC)

A Matter of Character,
Sisters of Bethlehem Springs Series #3
by Robin Lee Hatcher
I will finally be finishing this fun book for
our next book club meeting on 10/14.
Click on book title for full description.

4. eBook/Kindle (Author)

Wild Justice
by M.L. Buchman
I just started this and really like the characters.
I set this aside to read my LBS book for next Saturday.
I plan to complete this in time for the release date of 10/17.
Click on book title for full description.

October 8, 2017 - I am back reading on track in the One Year Bible, still with half a week to catch up. 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 two books and posted three reviews. That keeps me up to date.
I mostly caught up linking my reviews to Goodreads, Amazon and Audible.

I am at 12 NetGalley titles. Still 2 author titles in my queue, with a few requests I am considering.

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 more NetGalley titles I had requested a week ago.
I selected one Audible Daily Deal but was tempted all week long. and two kindle titles for $.99 each. 
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 received these 2 additional titles from NetGalley. Release dates are shown in parenthesis.
Mind Game
by Iris Johansen 24 Oct 2017
"With the adventure, intrigue, and explosive energy that Iris Johansen fans love, Mind Game is a high-octane thriller that readers won’t be able to put down."
I have read many good books by this author but apparently not since I have had the blog (8 years).
Rise of the Fallen
by Chuck Black
17 Feb 201
I have book one in this series in my Audible library
so I am glad to get this through NetGalley.

I won a $10.00 Amazon Gift Card from Tribute Books at 'The Bell Tolls' blog tour. That will be nice to cover a few $.99 titles when I pick them. :-) Thank you!

I selected two Audible Daily Deals this week (and was tempted all week long!):
10/2 DD $3.95
The Fold
By: Peter Clines
Narrator: Ray Porter
Duration: 10 hrs and 52 mins

10/8 DD $3.95
By: Ashley Poston
Narrator: Eileen Stevens, Tristan Morris
Duration: 10 hrs and 32 mins


Here are some of the Free Kindle titles I picked up. (All of these may still be free):
Cooking Spirits: An Angie & Friends Food & Spirits Mystery 
(The Angie & Friends Food & Spirits Mysteries Book 1)
by Joanne Pence

Wild West Frontier Brides Boxed Set Vol. 1: Books 1-3
by Cindy Caldwell, Ashley Merrick

Morna's Spell (A Sweet, Scottish, Time-Travel Romance):
Book 1 (The Magical Matchmaker's Legacy)
by Bethany Claire

Justice is Served: The Hunt for Justice Series
by Diane Capri

and a few more:
A Werewolf Boxed Set: Tempted by the Pack, Wolf's Heart, and At The Viking's Command by Anne Marsh
Rogue (SEAL Team: Disavowed Book 1) by Laura Marie Altom
Glory Rising: Walking in the Realm of Creative Miracles, Signs and Wonders by Jeff Jansen
Summer Lake Romance Boxed Set (Books 4-6) by SJ McCoy
Telling Lies (A Sam Mason Mystery Book 1) by L. A. Dobbs
For Children: Cassidy and the Rainy River Rescue by Keely Chace (Author), Nikki Dyson (Illustrator)
I added 73 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 never read Robin Lee Hatcher, but her books sound like fun. Enjoy your reading week.

  2. Sometimes early nights and rest are more important than reading! I like your military suspense books - I always enjoy reading books like that when I get to them.

  3. I wish I could be disciplined to go to bed early. I tell myself daily that I will then fall by the wayside!

  4. You had a good week. And what a fun win from Tribute Books!

  5. I used to read a lot of Iris Johansen's books but haven't read one in a while. I'm sure it'll be a winner.

  6. The Christmas Cozy looks good. I look forward to your review!

  7. Enjoy your week. Mind Game caught my eye. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  8. I liked Mind Game and hope you do too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  9. Enjoy all your books. I'll be looking forward to your review of Twelve Slays of Christmas. I do enjoy Christmassy cozy mysteries.

  10. Morna's Spell has a great cover. I hope you enjoy your books today.

    My It's Monday! What Are You Reading? post.

  11. Sounds like you had a busy week! Hope you have a great one this week! Happy reading!

  12. 73 Kindle titles? Wow!! ENJOY!!

    THE FOLD looks interesting.

    Have a great week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  13. Hi Martha,

    You amass so many great books during the course of a week and I am wondering exactly how many of them you might get to read, as I am in complete awe!?

    I really like the sound of the Iris Johansen book and in fact, this looks like a great new series for me to add to my list.

    Thanks for sharing and hosting MM this month :)



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