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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Sunday Post February 11, 2018/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday February 12, 2018

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading now at The Book Date.

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 came down with a sore throat on Monday with swollen glands. I stayed home Tuesday and slept most of the day. Today I am better with just a little bit of a cough left. I lost that day at work but keep plugging away.
We are having heavy rain right now and have a flashing leak at our chimney. We'll have to get repairs done this week.

I enjoyed my reading and listening this past week. I finished one ebook and one Audible. I posted three reviews and my usual memes.

I visited 27 blogs again this past week :-)
Shout Out this week to The Book Jotter with Amazon’s 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime Tag post.
Thank you to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • ATBR- Audible Book Review: Ubik by Philip K. Dick; Classic, Sci Fi, Vintage; my rating 4.0.
  • NGTBR- #NetGalley Book Review: A Gem of a Problem by Irene Sauman; Cozy Mystery, Historical; my rating 4.5.

Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (NGTBR)

All Our Wrong Todays: A Novel
by Elan Mastai
This is an interesting time travel tale.
Source: NetGalley.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible/MP3 (ABB 2018)

River Rising
Carson Chronicles, Book 1
By: John A. Heldt
Narrated by: Chaz Allen
Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
I enjoyed this. Mr. Hedlt creates engaging characters and situations.
Source: From the author through AudioBook Boom.
Click on book title for full description.

Currently Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (NGTBR)

The Billionaire's Sweet Valentine (Holiday Contest)
by Laura L. Walker
I'm enjoying this lighter romance. :-)
Source: Author.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible/MP3 (Author)

The Earth Bleeds Red
By: Jackson Baer
Narrator: Dan Carroll
Duration: 8 hrs and 41 mins
This sounded interesting; I will start listening tonight.
Source: Author
Publisher's Summary
Scott Miller has everything he's ever hoped for. He has a successful marriage to Jessie, a stunningly beautiful, creative woman. His 17-year-old daughter, Ashley, is both gorgeous and intelligent, and has just been accepted to the University of Notre Dame, where Scott received his PhD. He has a comforting home in the woods, and a fulfilling career as a college professor at Oregon State University in Corvallis. He's blissful, and at peace, until it all comes shattering down.
Ashley is kidnapped. The scene of the abduction is horrific and bloody, and the police are convinced she couldn't have survived. They accuse her boyfriend, Brandon, of Ashley's murder. He declares his innocence, and claims that a masked man who entered his house and overwhelmed them both took Ashley. No one believes Brandon.
Then the bodies of three other missing girls are discovered, all bearing the mark of a known serial killer the FBI has been hunting for years. Evidence mounts. As Special Agent James Duncan tracks the Hail Mary Killer, Scott and Jessie try to move on with their lives. But they can't shake the feeling that Ashley may still be alive, and that the time for saving their only daughter is quickly running out.
In the best tradition of literature and suspense, Jackson Baer has weaved a heartfelt tale of one family's struggle to survive after a despicable evil wrenches them apart.
©2013 Jackson Baer (P)2018 Jackson Baer

3. Audible/Smartphone (TBR)

The Lunar Chronicles, Book 2
By: Marissa Meyer
Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
I am enjoying this second in the series.
Source: December 2017 Audible Credit Purchase
Publisher's Summary
Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the best-selling Lunar Chronicles. She's trying to break out of prison - even though if she succeeds, she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive. Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life.
When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother's whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.
©2013 Marissa Meyer (P)2013 Macmillan Audio


When the Heart Cries, Sisters of the Quilt Series #1
by Cindy Woodsmall
I am 110 pages in and this pulls you in and keeps attention.
This book was for our Ladies Book Club but we didn't get them started in time so it is being read for March. Some of the ladies will read book two also.
Source: 2016.
Hannah Lapp was raised in an Old Order Amish Family. Now seventeen, she is ready to get out and experience the world. She is thrilled to accept the proposal from her Mennonite boyfriend. If she were forced to live outside the community on her own, could she handle it? Will she turn to God for answers?

February 11, 2018 - I am up to date and enjoying reading and listening to the One Year Bible plan on my new smartphone. However we realized that it does not match the book plan so we aren't not reading the same scriptures. You can check out the audio on the companion commentary online.

I completed 2 books and posted 3 reviews. That moves me to 4 current reviews.
I have started linking again at Goodreads, Amazon and Audible.

My NetGalley shelf is now at 19. I still have one committed author title in queue and many through InstaFreebie.
I have more new author requests but haven't had time to reply.

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 selected/received one audiobook for review this week.
I picked up two free Audible titles this week but resisted purchases.
As usual, I picked up (many) 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 accepted this audiobook/Audible title from the author:
2/10/18 Received for Review:

The Earth Bleeds Red
By: Jackson Baer
Narrator: Dan Carroll
Duration: 8 hrs and 41 mins



Here is the picture of the books I got last week for $15.00. I will read a handful of these but the rest will go into my Friday Pick boxes.

I picked up two free Audibles:
2/8/2018 Free
West Cork cover artWest Cork
By: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
Release date: 02-08-18

2/7/2018 Free
The Minefield Girl cover artThe Minefield Girl
By: Sofia Ek
Narrated by: Camilla Belle. Sound design by: Rich Macar – Buttons NY. 3D spatial audio by: VisiSonics.
Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
Release date: 02-01-18

I added 73! free titles to my Kindle 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. All Our Wrong Todays caught my eye because it's time travel. I'm glad you're feeling better. :-)

  2. Ah I need to read or listen to Cress, and I have left it a little too long to remember the finer details of Scarlet. Hope you are totally better very soon.

  3. I've been meaning to read the Lunar Chronicles ...

  4. I really enjoyed Scarlet when I read it. Enjoy all your new books! I would love to listen to audiobooks but they just don't work for me.

  5. Great haul! Billionaire's Sweet Valentine looks tempting.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog. Have a great week!

  6. I picked up West Cork too. I love the Lunar Chronicles and bt they are fantastic on audio. Hope your week is book-a-lious!

  7. Some interesting books you bought this week. I'm glad you are feeling better. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  8. I really enjoyed All Our Wrong Todays. If you want to continue with Canadian scifi, Three Years with the Rat is also very good. Come see what I'm reading this week.

  9. River Rising looks good.

    Nice box of books for $15.

    Have a great week.

  10. Glad to hear your feeling better, there is a lot of yuckies going around... hopefully they don't come near me. Enjoy all your new reads and have a wonderful week.

  11. Oh no sorry to hear about the sore throat- hope you're feeling better. And that the chimney problem doesn't get too serious.

    All Our Wrong Todays looks very interesting, I love time travel stuff.

  12. Sorry to see you've been under the weather - this has been a rough winter. It looks like you got a great deal on those books!

  13. I’m glad you’re feeling better. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  14. Looks like a nice deal on all those books you bought. Feel better and enjoy your books!

  15. Sorry to hear you've been unwell. I pray you continue to improve.

    I'm hoping Scarlet is a good book. I don't usually enjoy futuristic stories, but my girls and I ran through Cinder quickly and started on this one. Then they decided they didn't want to read with mom anymore and I never went back to it. I really enjoyed Cinder, though.

    Have a great week.

  16. I hope you're feeling better!

    Have a good week!

  17. Sorry to read you've been unwell, I hope you feel better by now and better still in the next few days!
    Have a great week and happy reading!

  18. That's a lot of books for a good price. feel better soon

  19. Oh the Billionaire's Sweet Valentine looks good. Glad you're feeling better!


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