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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Sunday Post November 26, 2017/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday November 27, 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.

We traveled south and had a wonderful Thanksgiving and visits. I only got to work on three of the files in my briefcase. Two days were without internet. I tried not to stress. :-( My 2nd gen Kindle seems to be dying as the battery only holds for half an hour. This has slowed my ereading. I am eyeing a Kindle in Cyber Monday deals.
I'm expecting a special night out on, or maybe in, on the 30th as hubby and I celebrate our 32nd anniversary!

My reading/listening was good though. I finished 4 books for the week: three audios and one ebook. I posted three reviews plus I posted my usual memes.

I only visited 24 blogs early in the week.
Shout out this week to Bookish Indulgences with b00k r3vi3ws who has book promos too.
Thank you to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • LBCPrint- Book Review and Giveaway: Patched Together: A Story of My Story by Brennan Manning; Christian, Inspirational, Religion; my rating 5.0. Two Print US and Canadian; Giveaway ends 12/2.
  • A-Author- Audio Book Review: Virus: Earth's Last Battle by Ray Jay Perreault; Military, Post-Apocalyptic, Sci Fi; my rating 4.0.
  • e-Author- Book Review: The Letterbox by Layton Green; Mystery, Supernatural, Thriller; my rating 4.0.
I am continuing titles for #RRSciFiMonth.

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

Welcome to Outcast Station
by Jeanne Adams,‎ Nancy Northcott
I enjoyed the characters and stories in this "duo".
Received from NetGalley.
Click on book title for full description.

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
This is great entertainment from my Audible Library. I will pick up book two.
Click on book title for full description.

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 a solid military sci fi title from my TBR Audible Library.
Click on book title for full description.

4. Audible/MP3

Cloak of the Light
Wars of the Realm, Book 1
By: Chuck Black
Narrated by: Michael Orenstein, Katie Leigh
I have book two through NetGalley 
so I decided to listen to book one.
I really enjoyed it and 
will be looking forward to book two!
Publisher's Summary
Drew is caught in a world of light - just inches away from the dark.
What if...there was a world beyond our vision, a world just fingertips beyond our reach? What if...our world wasn't beyond their influence?
Tragedy and heartache seem to be waiting for Drew Carter at every turn, but college offers Drew a chance to start over - until an accident during a physics experiment leaves him blind and his genius friend, Benjamin Berg, missing.
As his sight miraculously returns, Drew discovers that the accident has heightened his neuron activity, giving him skills and sight beyond the normal man. When he begins to observe fierce invaders that no one else can see, he questions his own sanity, and so do others. But is he insane or do the invaders truly exist?
With help from Sydney Carlyle, a mysterious and elusive girl who offers encouragement through her faith, Drew searches for his missing friend, Ben, who seems to hold the key to unlocking this mystery. As the dark invaders close in, will he find the truth in time?
©2016 eChristian (P)2016 eChristian

Currently Reading:
1. 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 is an allegorical post-apocalyptic.
Received from the author.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible/MP3 (TBR)
Defining Diana cover art

Defining Diana
By: Hayden Trenholm
Narrated by: Art Carlson
Series: Steele Chronicles, Book 1
I hunted out another Sci Fi from my TBR shelf.
This was from 9/2012.
Publisher's Summary
"Found naked and alone in a locked room. The beautiful woman was in perfect health - except she was dead... It's 2043 and much has changed: nuclear war, biotechnology and all-powerful corporations have ruled the world....
Now science is taking DNA manipulation to new, unrestricted levels. Superintendent Frank Steele is an old-fashioned cop. He commands a small, elite police unit that is handed all of the bizarre and baffling cases no one else can solve. He knows the money, the murders, missing persons and gruesome body shops are all connected. He knows it starts with the girl....
©2008 Hayden Trenholm (P)2011 Iambik Audio Inc

3. eBook/Kindle (NG)

Gift From The Stars
by James Gunn
This is another sci fi from my NetGalley stack.
The age-old question about alien existence and human contact is explored in a new way in this collection of six novellas, previously anthologized in ANOLOG magazine. When disillusioned aerospace engineer Adrian Mast buys a book at a remainder sale, the last things he expects to find in its appendix are alien spacecraft designs. With the help of the bookstore owner, Adrian tracks down the author—only to find him in a mental institution anguishing over the intentions of the aliens who sent the designs to him. By bluffing a bureaucrat intent on thwarting their progress, the two friends continue their quest for the stars and go ahead with the spacecraft designs. Having successfully launched their ship 15 years later, the questions that remain are: What were the intentions of the aliens? and Is mankind ready to face what's out there?

4. Audible/MP3 (TBR)
I think there will be time for one more Sci Fi before I jump into Christmas books.
I just haven't chosen yet.

November 26, 2017 - I am two days behind 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 4 books and posted 3 reviews. That still leaves me 6 reviews pending. 
My reviews as written are current at Goodreads, Amazon and Audible.
My NetGalley shelf is now at 9; 7 for this year and 2 for 2018. I still have one committed author title 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 resisted the Audible daily deals but picked up four Audibles on sale.
I resisted buying Kindle titles until today when I picked up two.
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

Audible titles purchased on Sale 11/26/17:
This one for $3.95
The Dragonet Prophecy
By: Tui T. Sutherland
Narrator: Shannon McManus
Duration: 8 hrs and 32 mins

The next three for $4.95 each
The Tea Rose
By: Jennifer Donnelly
Narrator: Jill Tanner
Duration: 28 hrs and 35 mins

Sword of Destiny
By: Andrzej Sapkowski
Narrator: Peter Kenny
Duration: 12 hrs and 47 mins

By: Sara Ella
Narrator: Hayley Cresswell
Duration: 11 hrs and 50 mins

I picked up two Kindle titles for $.99 each.

Christmas in Duke Street
Grace Burrowes, Shana Galen, Miranda Neville, Carolyn Jewel

(Whales and Tails Cozy Mystery Book 10)
Kathi Daley

Here are some of the free Kindle titles I added to my library. Hopefully the images link to the pages at Amazon.

I added 61 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 hope you get your Kindle. I went on for deals, but only looked at items on my list and was done quickly. 61 kindle rocked the deals,I picked up one..LOL Happy Anniversary!

  2. My reading has gone into a slump with too much work around but I have visited many blogs as I find that does not take as much time!
    Happy Anniversary.

  3. Wow, lots of books to enjoy. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  4. The Audible sale was good, have to admit I bought a couple too. Hope you got a good bargain for a new Kindle.

  5. I'm sure you can get a good deal on a kindle on Cyber Monday....they are already running sales on them and they have even better sales on CM.

  6. Happy anniversary. Hope you have a wonderful meal (maybe you'll get a kindle for your anniversary present?)

  7. I grabbed one of your Christmas themed freebies! Hope you get a good Kindle deal. I'd be lost without mine.

  8. Very nice mailbox and week for you.

    I LOVE Jennifer Donnelly's books.

    Have a great week.


  9. I've been eyeing a new Kindle too. I have a Touch upon which I do all my review book reading. I'm hesitating because I am not able to transfer the review books to a new Kindle without downloading them again from NetGalley. One day, I suppose, I'll have to bite the bullet and get a new Kindle though. Come see my week here. Have a great week!

  10. Oh no on the Kindle! But at least it's a great time for that to happen. So many good deals out. Happy reading this week!

  11. Happy anniversary. Come see what I'm reading this last week of November.

  12. Hefty mailbox for you. Hope you enjoy them!

  13. I had so many issues with my Kindle, I switched to the Kindle app. I'm impressed by all your reading. Enjoy your new books!

  14. Glad to hear you had a great thanksgiving. I hope you get to catch up on things you need to do and get a nice new kindle. Oh your new books and have a wonderful week, Martha. ❤️😁

  15. wow lotsa sci-fi books here! I like how Cloak of the light sounds! Glad to hear you had fun traveling south for Thanksgiving!and happy anniversary!

  16. We are Legion (We Are Bob) is our January book club selection

  17. Hi Martha,

    I too am impressed by all the reading you managed to get through, on a week which you yourself describe 'slow'.

    My reading is really in a slump right now, with my blog also suffering, so much so that I really don't know how to pull things together any more. A couple of days break over Christmas is going to give me some valuable thinking time and then I have to act on any decisions I make!

    I still have the very original Kindle, which so far has been very reliable. I have so many books on there though, that I am reluctant to buy a newer model until absolutely necessary. As the old saying goes "If it ain't broke, don't fix it".

    Thanks for sharing and Happy Reading



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