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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Sunday Post March 18, 2018/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday March 19, 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.

Work continues to be busy and I worked late every night. Stared feeling poorly on Saturday and have spent half of today (Sunday) in bed. I hope this passes quickly.
Our weather was cool in the mornings and warming. This morning was beautiful but we got a storm in the afternoon.

My listening and reading were good this week. I finished 2 Audio titles and two ebooks. I posted five reviews and my usual memes.

I visited 24 blogs last week.
Shout Out this week for Words and Peace who is a blogger and translator.
Thank you to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • ATBR- Audio Book Review: If I Run by Terri Blackstock; Christian, Mystery, Suspense; my rating 4.25.
  • A2018- Audible Book Review: If I'm Found by Terri Blackstock; Christian, Mystery, Suspense; my rating 4.25.

Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (NGTBR)

Consent of the Governed

by Bernard LoPinto
This is a dystopian with political subcomments.
Source: NetGalley 2017.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible/MP3

Quarter Share
A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 1
By: Nathan Lowell
Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
Series: A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
I really liked this surprisingly engaging tale even though it is more business trading than space action.
Source: Audible 2016 Credit Purchase.
Click on book title for full description.

3. eBook/Kindle (NGTBR)

In Wolves' Clothing
by Greg Levin
This is gripping and well written.
Source: NetGalley 2017.
Click on book title for full description.

4. Audible/MP3 (TBR)

Lords of Space
Starship Blackbeard, Book 2
By: Michael Wallace
Narrated by: Steve Barnes
Series: Starship Blackbeard, Book 2
Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
I wanted to continue this series and fit this in for Alphabet and Take Control Challenge.
Source: Audible 2017 Credit Purchase.
Publisher's Summary
Captain James Drake is desperate to clear his name. Pursued relentlessly by the Royal Navy, he takes his loyal crew to attack Admiral Malthorne's estate and seize the evidence that will prove his innocence.
But their search uncovers something else the ruthless admiral has secreted away - the key to stopping a brutal and decades-old war with the Hroom, an ancient alien race. What they find sends Drake on a dangerous mission deep into Hroom territory. Joined by his valiant crew and the daughter of a former rival captain, Drake risks his life and his freedom to stop the war and save what's left of his world.
Book two in the Starship Blackbeard series by Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-selling author Michael Wallace.
The series continues: book three - Dreadnought; book four - Rebellion of Stars.
©2015 Michael Wallace (P)2015 Michael Wallace

Currently Reading:
1. Audible/Smartphone (TBR)

Xenos: Warhammer 40,000
Eisenhorn, Book 1
By: Dan Abnett
Narrated by: Toby Longworth
Series: Eisenhorn, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
I picked this for Alphabet and Take Control Challenges.
Source: Audible 2017 Credit Purchase.
Publisher's Summary
The Inquisition moves amongst mankind like an avenging shadow, striking down the enemies of humanity with uncompromising ruthlessness. When he finally corners an old foe, Inquisitor Gregor Eisenhorn is drawn into a sinister conspiracy. As events unfold and he gathers allies - and enemies - Eisenhorn faces a vast interstellar cabal and the dark power of daemons, all racing to recover an arcane text of abominable power: an ancient tome known as the Necroteuch.
©2001 Games Workshop Ltd. (P)2016 Games Workshop Limited

2. eBook/Kindle (NG 2017)

The Edge of Memory
by Maura Beth Brennan
I am interested to read this - looking for strength.
Source: NetGalley 2017.
When your childhood is cut short by murder and treachery, it's not easy to live a normal life. At the tender age of nine, Harriet witnessed her father beat her mother to death, and she holds herself partially responsible. Still haunted by half-memories, guilt, and disturbing dreams, she has constructed a solitary and joyless existence, with little room for men or romance. Facing her thirtieth birthday, she knows she must do something to change her life. Like an omen, she meets Agnes, a rich elderly widow looking for a companion at her summer home in Maine, and the two forge a business deal. Thinking this will be like a vacation and a time to plan a better future, Harriet is shocked to discover challenges and obstacles she hadn't anticipated. Agnes' nephew and sole heir resents Harriet and wants her gone. And then there's Eli, the local artisan who makes her reconsider her decision to avoid men. Can he possibly return her feelings? Soon, the nephew's schemes, along with a heartbreaking betrayal, culminate in an event that changes her life forever. Will she fail Agnes as she failed her own mother years ago? Will she lose the man she loves? Or will she find her own strength and realize happiness at last?

3. Audio/MP3 (TBR)

Black Fleet Trilogy, Book 1
By: Joshua Dalzelle
Narrated by: Mark Boyett
Series: Black Fleet Trilogy, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins

I chose this for Alphabet and Take Control Challenge.
Source: Audible 2016 Credit Purchase.
Publisher's Summary
From Joshua Dalzelle, author of the best-selling Omega Force series, comes an all new vision of humanity's future.
In the 25th century, humans have conquered space. The advent of faster-than-light travel has opened up hundreds of habitable planets for colonization, and humans have exploited the virtually limitless space and resources for hundreds of years with impunity. So complacent have they become with the overabundance that armed conflict is a thing of the past, and their machines of war are obsolete and decrepit. What would happen if they were suddenly threatened by a terrifying new enemy? Would humanity fold and surrender, or would they return to their evolutionary roots and meet force with force?
One ship - and one captain - will soon be faced with this very choice.
©2015 Joshua Dalzelle (P)2015 Podium Publishing

4. eBook/Kindle (Publisher)

by Richard Falkirk
This sounds like a good mystery.
Source: Thistle Publishing, 2018.
Edmund Blackstone, Bow Street Runner, of doubtful parentage and background, the best if far from the most conformist in the force, secretly applauds the robbers he hunts. He is tall, well-built, with a strongly featured face and, despite his elegant and expensive attire, moves with ease among the thieves and cut-throats in the taverns and soup shops, the cockfighting pits and dirty alleys of London. But if Blackstone has a weakness for professional esteem and flattery, for a woman's touch and for good wine, he is also one of the best shots in London, an expert in almost all areas of crime, a ruthless man with a reputation for courage and persistence, and - first and last - a Bow Street Runner.

In this, the first of the series, Sir Richard Birnie, the Bow Street magistrate, has appointed Blackstone to guard the heir to the throne, the young Princess Alexandrina Victoria. Among the Runners this is considered an honour but Blackstone feels that it is all a waste of time, even a punishment. Then Blackstone himself is attacked outside his lodgings - and there's something about his assailant that seems oddly familiar…

March 18, 2018 - I am back on track with my morning reading the One Year Bible plan on my new smartphone. It is a great way to start my day. You can check out the audio on the companion commentary online.

I completed 4 books and posted 5 reviews. That moves me to 6 current reviews.
I linked some titles during the week at Goodreads, Amazon and Audible.

My NetGalley shelf is down to 15. I have one committed author title in queue and many through InstaFreebie. I have more new author requests but haven't replied yet.

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 request or receive any review titles.
I resisted the Audible daily deal titles again but purchased one title with February credit.
I resisted Kindle deals this week too.
However, as usual, I picked up lots 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 book won from Bookish Owlette - Thank you!
The Cruel Prince
By: Holly Black
Narrator: Caitlin Kelly
Duration: 12 hrs and 36 mins

I picked up this Audible (eight in the series) with a February Credit:
3/18 Credit Purchase
Home Invasion, The Survivalist Series, Book 8
By: A. American
Narrator: Duke Fontaine
Duration: 9 hrs and 42 mins

I added a whopping 117! free titles to my Kindle library this week! (Guess I made up for last 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. Hope you are feeling 100% soon again. The Edge of Memory does look good. Enjoy your listening and reading this week.

  2. I hope you feel better soon.
    I like the update of The Edge of Memory.

  3. I hope you feel better soon. I like the look of The Edge of Memory and Blackstone. Enjoy your new books!

  4. I hope you're feeling better - the pollen is tearing everyone up around here. Have a great week in books!

  5. The Edge of Memory caught my eye. Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  6. Nice variety of books. I hope you are feeling better now. Why is it that we always get sick when we're busy? I enjoyed The Cruel Prince and hope you do too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  7. Ugh on not feeling well. Yay you for all that good audiobook listening. :)

  8. Feel better. I had some bug over the weekend too.

    117 books - Wow!!

    Have a great week.

  9. Feel better soon, Martha! Enjoy your audiobook win!

  10. I too, really like the sound of 'The Edge Of Memory' and as I spotted that you had marked it 'To Read' on Goodreads, I'll be sure to keep an eye out for your rating / review.

    I hope that you are feeling better as we begin a new week. Just about everyone you talk to around here has one bug or another, which even the cold and snowy weather hasn't been able to kill off. Perhaps we just all need a little warmth and sunshine!

    Enjoy your books and Happy Reading :)

  11. Oh no on feeling poorly. I hope you're up and going again soon!

  12. The cover for In Wolves' Clothing is such an eye-catcher. I've seen The Cruel Prince at a lot of blogs lately. Hope you enjoy it. Good news on the Bible plan. It can be tough to fit it in, but it always lifts me up when I do.

    Thanks for visiting my blog last week.


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