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Monday, November 20, 2017

Sunday Post November 19, 2017/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday November 20, 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 worked hard all week as we had multiple closings and I had to clear my desk so we could go south for Thanksgiving. I have a briefcase of files with me in case I can get to any of it.

My reading/listening was really good. I read short titles for the HoHoHo Readathonnchallenge. I finished 14! books for the week: 12 ebooks and two audios. I posted three reviews on the blog and seven at Goodreads; plus I posted my usual memes.

I visited 33 blogs during the week and again there are more I would like to visit.
No shout out this week but I am Thankful for all the wonderful blogs I visit!
Thank you to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • e-Author Book Review: Book Review: Mistletoe Kiss by Marie Landry; Christmas, Holiday, Romance; my rating 4.5.

Starting November 1 I am reading and listening to Sci Fi stories for #RRSciFiMonth.
I am also participated in HoHoHo Readathon
from November 8 through November 15.

Finished Reading:
During #hohohorat 1-11!
1-3 finished last week - The Snow Owl linked through image; other reviews linked above.
The Snow Owl by [Hartling, Jon]Christmas Present (The Chronicles of St. Mary's, #4.5)

4-6 reviews linked above.
Hey, Santa: SciFi Alien Holiday Romance (An Alien for the Holidays) by [Subject, Jessica E.]A Ninja Dinosaur Christmas!!!: Super Awesome Edition by [Saturday, Sonya]Christmas, Corpses, and Clockwork Kittens by [Nisula, L. A.]

7-8 reviews linked above.
Chasing Christmas Past: An Airship Racing Chronicles Short Story Prequel (The Airship Racing Chronicles) by [Karsak, Melanie]A Literary Christmas: An Anthology

9-10 reviews linked above; 11, last title to be reviewed.
Mistletoe KissA Christmas Tale (The Pepper and Longstreet Mysteries #3)Hope Under Mistletoe (Seasons of Hope #1)

12. eBook/Kindle (Author)

The Letterbox
by Layton Green
This is an engaging, ghostly thriller.
I received this from the author.

Click on book title for full description.

13. Audible/MP3 (TBR)
Tech World cover art

Tech World
Undying Mercenaries, Book 3
By: B. V. Larson
Narrated by: Mark Boyett
Series: Undying Mercenaries, Book 3
I felt like picking up this fun series from my Audible TBR. I may have stayed up too late listening. :-)
Publisher's Summary
The Galactics arrived with their Battle fleet in 2052. Rather than being exterminated under a barrage of hell-burners, Earth joined a vast Empire that spanned the Milky Way. Our only worthwhile trade goods are our infamous mercenary legions, elite troops we sell to the highest alien bidder. In the third book in the series, James McGill is deployed on another alien world. His third interstellar tour is different in every way. Rather than meeting up with a primitive society, this time he’s headed to an advanced world. Tau Ceti, better known as Tech World, is the central trading capital of Frontier 921. McGill figures he’s lucked out. The assignment looks dull but luxurious. Tau Ceti boasts a planet-wide city with a trillion inhabitants, all of whom are only interested in making a few credits. But all is not well on Tech World. The Empire is crumbling, an invasion is coming, and McGill’s easy ride through life and death has come to an end.
©2014 B. V. Larson (P)2014 Audible Inc.

14. eTBR/Kindle (NG)

Oberon's Meaty Mysteries: The Squirrel on the Train
by Kevin Hearne
This is a very fun quick story/mystery.
Received from NetGalley
Oberon the Irish wolfhound is off to Portland to smell all the things with canine companions wolfhound Orlaith and Boston terrier Starbuck, and, of course, his human, ancient Druid Atticus O’Sullivan. The first complication is an unmistakable sign of sinister agendas afoot: a squirrel atop the train. But an even more ominous situation is in store when the trio plus Atticus stumble across a murder upon arrival at the station. They recognize Detective Gabriela Ibarra, who’s there to investigate. But they also recognize the body—or rather that the body is a doppelganger for Atticus himself. The police, hampered by human senses of smell and a decided lack of canine intuition, obviously can’t handle this alone. Not with Atticus likely in danger. Oberon knows it’s time to investigate once more—for justice! For gravy! And possibly greasy tacos!
Alongside his faithful Druid, Oberon and the other loyal hounds navigate by nose through Portland to find a bear-shifter friend with intel, delicious clues at the victim’s home, and more squirrels. Always more squirrels!
But will our hungry band of heroes be able to identify the culprit before someone else is murdered? Will there be mystery meat in gravy as a reward or tragedy in store for the world’s (or at least the Pacific Northwest’s) greatest dog detective?
Like its predecessor The Purloined Poodle, the latest of Oberon’s Meaty Mysteries, The Squirrel on the Train, is not to be missed by fans of Kevin Hearne’s New York Times best-selling Iron Druid series.

Currently Reading:
I am continuing titles for #RRSciFiMonth.

1. eBook/Kindle (NG)
Welcome to Outcast Station by [Adams, Jeanne, Northcott, Nancy]

Welcome to Outcast Station
by Jeanne Adams,‎ Nancy Northcott
I am just starting this Colonization "duo".
Received from NetGalley.
Welcome to Outcast Station
Even outcasts deserve a shot at redemption.
The Accidental Plague by Jeanne Adams
Outcast Station is a backwater, but for BVax Scientist Ravinisha Trentham, any posting is better than washing dishes. Ravi is top in her graduation class, but only Outcast would hire a McKeonite. Someone on the station wants her dead, but when a plague breaks out, Ravi may be their only hope. If the murderer gets to her first, everyone will die.
The New Badge by Nancy Northcott
Deputy Marshal Hank Tremaine crosses the wrong person and lands at Outcast Station, the armpit of Terran space. His hostile boss promptly assigns him to a backcountry murder. Solving it will help redeem his reputation and get him posted somewhere more civilized. But failing to find the killer will bury his career once and for all.

2. Audible/MP3(TBR)
We Are Legion (We Are Bob) cover art

We Are Legion (We Are Bob)
Bobiverse, Book 1
By: Dennis E. Taylor
Narrated by: Ray Porter
I started this Sunday and am 75% done!
Great entertainment from my Audible Library.
Publisher's Summary
There's a reason We Are Legion, We Are Bob was named Audible's Best Sci-Fi Book of 2016. Unique, hilarious, and utterly addictive, Dennis E. Taylor's debut novel kicked off an Audible-wide obsession among sci-fi diehards and new listeners alike.
Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street.
Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets. The stakes are high: no less than the first claim to entire worlds. If he declines the honor, he'll be switched off, and they'll try again with someone else. If he accepts, he becomes a prime target. There are at least three other countries trying to get their own probes launched first, and they play dirty.
The safest place for Bob is in space, heading away from Earth at top speed. Or so he thinks. Because the universe is full of nasties, and trespassers make them mad – very mad.
Listener-favorite narrator Ray Porter (14, The Fold) brings the many Bobs into being in all their glory, delivering a performance that listeners have described as "outstanding," "nuanced" and a "dizzying tour de force."
©2016 Dennis E. Taylor (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

3. Audible/MP3 (TBR)
Terms of Enlistment cover art

Terms of Enlistment
Frontlines, Book 1
By: Marko Kloos
Narrated by: Luke Daniels
Series: Frontlines, Book 1
This is another TBR sci fi title from my Audible Library.
Publisher's Summary
The year is 2108, and the North American Commonwealth is bursting at the seams. For welfare rats like Andrew Grayson, there are only two ways out of the crime-ridden and filthy welfare tenements, where you’re restricted to 2,000 calories of badly flavored soy every day. You can hope to win the lottery and draw a ticket on a colony ship settling off-world, or you can join the service. With the colony lottery a pipe dream, Andrew chooses to enlist in the armed forces for a shot at real food, a retirement bonus, and maybe a ticket off Earth. But as he starts a career of supposed privilege, he soon learns that the good food and decent health care come at a steep price…and that the settled galaxy holds far greater dangers than military bureaucrats or the gangs that rule the slums.
The debut novel from Marko Kloos, Terms of Enlistment is a new addition to the great military sci-fi tradition of Robert Heinlein, Joe Haldeman, and John Scalzi.
©2014 Mark Kloos (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

4. eBook/Kindle (Author)
Kristian's War (The Searcher Series Book 1) by [Wisan, Peter]

Kristian's War (The Searcher Series Book 1)
by Peter Wisan
This looks like a post-apocalyptic I will like.
Received from the author.
Kristian Anders, a dirt-poor farmer, lives in a land where evil forces take the form of men. The sins of his past weigh heavily on his mind. When a stranger directs him to take a new path, Kristian begins the journey of a lifetime towards a distant King who is rumored to solve all problems. But then a ruthless soldier is dispatched by the ruler of the dark land to capture or kill Kristian. Everything leads to one final fight, where Kristian must defeat the demons of his past or die.

Marine Corps veteran Peter Wisan delivers a gripping, tactical take on the spiritual journey in a blend of heart-stopping action and heart-rending loss. Order a copy now…if you have what it takes to join, KRISTIAN’S WAR.

November 19, 2017 - I am still up to date in the One Year Bible reading. 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 14 books and posted/linked 10 reviews. That still leaves me five reviews pending.
Most reviews are linked to Goodreads, Amazon and Audible.

My NetGalley shelf is now at 10. I still have two committed author titles in queue and many through InstaFreebie.

We're working on two more 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 no new review titles last week.
I bought one credit title, one Audible daily deal and one special audio. I also received two free books from Audible.
I resisted buying Kindle titles.
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 used my second October credit to purchase:
Credit Purchase 11/14/17
The Smear
By: Sharyl Attkisson
Narrator: Sharyl Attkisson
Duration: 11 hrs and 19 mins

I picked up a Daily Deal and a special:
11/16/17 DD $3.95
The Hobbit cover artThe Hobbit
By: J. R. R. Tolkien
Narrated by: Rob Inglis
Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
Release date: 10-09-12

11/17/17 Celebrating 20 years of Listeners Membership Perk $2.00 #audible20
Society's Child cover artSociety's Child
My Autobiography
By: Janis Ian
Narrated by: Janis Ian
Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
Release date: 06-07-12

I received two free Audio books:
11/16/17 Celebrating 20 years of Listeners Membership Perk Free #audible20
Anne of Green Gables cover artAnne of Green Gables
By: Lucy Maud Montgomery
Narrated by: Rachel McAdams
Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
Release date: 11-22-16

11/18/17 Celebrating 20 years of Listeners Membership Perk Free #audible20
I Am Legend cover artI Am Legend
By: Richard Matheson
Narrated by: Robertson Dean
Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
Release date: 08-14-07

Since I was traveling and had bad internet Sunday night I was unable to link any of the free kindles this week.

I added 60! 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. Wow, Martha.

    What a huge amount of books.


    Silver's Reviews
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  2. What an awesome month in reading! I seriously wish I could read fast enough to get through more books each month.

  3. You showed great restraint :) I hope you have a great reading week and Thanksgiving, Martha.

  4. Very nice mailbox. Enjoy the week.

  5. You got A LOT done this week! I hope you enjoy your time off and have a great Thanksgiving!

  6. Looks like lots of sci-fi this week. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving.

  7. Enjoy your big have a nice variety. When I saw the Anne of Green Gables book, I was reminded that I have been wanting to reread those books.

    Have a great week, and enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday.

  8. Hi Martha,

    You have the usual amazing amount of books featured in this week's post and I am still in awe of the way you manage to organise so many titles and posts.

    You haven't shared any books that I can't live without adding to my own list, which is just as well seeing that I may never surface from under my TBR pile!

    I see that the raves reviews and ratings for Layton Green's 'The Letterbox' are piling up, so I can't wait to see what you think of it.

    Have a fantastic holiday weekend :)


  9. Oh you are a productive blogger. Your number of weekly posts is amazing. I would never be able to do it even though I tried. I hope you enjoy your books this week and are having a wonderful reading week. Happy reading, my friend. 😁❤️

  10. Oh my gosh! What a productive week you've had. Hope you're having a great start to the weekend :)


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