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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Sunday Post December 10, 2017/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday December 11, 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 have double the number of closings set this month which is a mixed blessing. We have had to spend time training new staff so I have had such a busy week. I am scrambling to keep up hoping to prepare before Christmas break.
We were busy at home too as Hubby had an unexpected medical exam Friday (results were fine) and unexpected problems with our second house needing a heater repair before the freezing weather last night.
I am behind on reviews and it is time to start planning challenges for 2018 if I can fit that in.

I enjoyed my listening and reading. I finished 3 books for the week: two Audibles and one print. I posted three reviews plus I posted my usual memes.

I visited only 25 blogs early in the week.
Shout out this week to Just Another Girl and Her Books who is hosting a fun Christmas Challenge.
Thank you to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • ATBR- Audible Review: Terms of Enlistment by Marko Kloos; Military Space Opera, Sci Fi; my rating 3.75.
  • eNG- Book Review: Welcome to Outcast Station by Jeanne Adams, Nancy Northcott; Colonization, Mystery, Sci Fi, Space Opera; my rating 4.5.

Finished Reading:
1. Audible/MP3 (TBR)

A State of Treason
By: David Thomas Roberts
Narrated by: Charles Craig
Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
I enjoyed this entertaining story of a state at odds with a corrupt Federal government.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Print/Ladies Book Club

The Vision and Beyond
by David Wilkerson
This was written in the 70's but speaks of current
and still to come events.
Click on book title for full description.

3. Audible/MP3

Western Christmas Weddings
3 Western Novellas
By: Jenna Kernan
Narrated by: Cody Roberts
Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
These are three charming Christmas romances.
This is a newer title from my Audible shelf.
Publisher's Summary
Three western audiobook novellas of Christmas brides engaged in holiday romance!
"The Sheriff's Housekeeper Bride" - On the run for a crime she didn't commit, Eliza Flannery escapes apprehension by posing as the new housekeeper of a stranger, only to discover afterwards, that he is the town's sheriff! Now she needs to create a Christmas celebration for his young daughter, but when the real housekeeper appears, will Eliza find the forgiveness of the season, or spend Christmas in jail?
"His Brother's Bride" - Only a cold woman would marry a man she's never met, even if it was her husband's last request. But with her daughter to care for, Clara Justice agrees to marry the family's black sheep and be Nate's wife, but she's not opening her heart, not even if it is Christmas.
"Fallen Angel" - When Ford Statler accidentally shoots a young widow who is cutting a Christmas tree for her little boy, Abby March falls under his care and protection. Now he's got more than he bargained for, making a Christmas to remember for a widow and her young son. But will she let him offer her so much more?
©2017 Jeannette H. Monaco (P)2017 Jeannette H. Monaco

Currently Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (NG)

Sugar Pine Trail: A Small-Town Christmas Romance (Haven Point)
by RaeAnne Thayne
I'm 70% along and enjoying this.
Received through NetGalley.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audio/CD
About a Dog cover art

About a Dog
By: Jenn McKinlay
Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
Series: Bluff Point Romances, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
This is another romance I am enjoying. A little slower listening as I am listening in the car.
I received this CD audiobook from the publisher through Audiobook Jukebox.
Click on book title for full description.

3. eBook/Kindle (NG)

The Rancher's Christmas Song 
(The Cowboys of Cold Creek)
by RaeAnne Thayne
I will start this Christmas read this week.
Click on book title for full description.

4. Print/Ladies Book Club

The Christmas Code Booklet
by O. S. Hawkin
I am enjoying this Advent reading for December.
Click on book title for full description.

December 10, 2017 - I am 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 3 books and posted 3 reviews. I am now at 8 reviews pending - I hope I get time for these this week. 
I am two weeks behind linking my reviews at Goodreads, Amazon and Audible.
My NetGalley shelf is still at 7; 5 more 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 didn't pick up any reviews this week.
I bought one Audible daily deal and got one Audible free gift.
I bought five Kindle titles at $.99.
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

12/7/17 Daily Deal $1.95
Jacob T. Marley cover artJacob T. Marley
By: R. William Bennett
Narrated by: Simon Vance
Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
Release date: 05-30-13

I capitulated and bought five Kindle titles for $.99 each (after all, I'd rather buy books than spend $5.00 for a fast food lunch any day):

Author newsletter notified me of this freebee today:
Holiday Stories from Beloved Authors and Great Performers Across the Globe
By: Paulo Coelho, Yvonne Morrison, Charles Dickens
Narrated by: Angele Masters, Daniel Frances Berenson, Magda Szubanski, Simon Callow, Dan Starkey, John Banks, Vern
Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
Release date: 12-08-17

I also added another 53 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. Good luck deciding what challenges you want to do. I think I'm only doing two challenges for 2018. sorry to hear your are too busy and struggling to keep up but yay for the good news about Hubby being fine! Have a great week :)

  2. I'm glad your husband's doctor's visit was fine. I bet Simon Vance reading Jacob T. Marley is great.

  3. I've been wanting to read the newest RaeAnne Thayne books. Enjoy your week, and thanks for sharing. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES


    ENJOY your week, Martha.

  5. Sounds like a busy time at work. I hope things settle down in January. Nice looking assortment of books too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  6. Sounds like you're keeping busy. Have a good week. Come see what I'm reading.

  7. I was eyeing Sugar Pine Trail at the grocery store today for an impulse buy. Glad you're liking it. Happy reading.

  8. I think end of the year there is a conspiracy for things to breakdown. My microwave and pc both need replacing.

  9. I haven't read any yuletide-themed novels - thanks for sharing a lot here! :)


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