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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Sunday Post March 25, 2018/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday March 26, 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 was fortunate that my stomach bug was only 24 hours. My daughter (office manager) got sick and was out two and a half days. Soooo I spent more time doing title work than legal work. I'll be pushing to get more legal work done this week.
Our weather has warmed up with on and off rain during the week.

My listening was especially good this week but I had less luck with the ereading. I have continued to use my old Kindle but it is dying ever 10 pages or so. It is time to switch to my new Fire Kindle. I finished 3 Audio titles and almost finished one ebook. I posted four reviews and my usual memes.

I visited 27 blogs during the week.
Shout Out this week for The Fiction Enthusiast who blogs about "swoony romance".
Thank you to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • NG2018- #NetGalley Book Review: If I Live by Terri Blackstock; Christian, Mystery, Romantic Suspense; my rating 4.25.
  • NGTBR- #NetGalley Book Review: Fade to Black by David Rosenfelt; Crime Thriller, Police Procedures; my rating 4.0.
  • ATBR- Audible Book Review: Quarter Share by Nathan Lowell; Mercantile, Sci Fi, Space Opera; my rating 4.5.

Finished 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 liked this action packed sci fi/fantasy.
Source: Audible 2017 Credit Purchase.
Click on book title for full description.

2. 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
This started slowly but really picked up!
Source: Audible 2016 Credit Purchase.
Click on book title for full description.

3. Audible/Smartphone (TBR)

The Dragonrider Chronicles, Book 1
By: Nicole Conway
Narrated by: Jesse Einstein
Series: Dragonrider Universe, Book 1, Dragonrider Chronicles, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
I enjoyed this selection for Alphabet 
and TBR/Take Control Challenges.
Source: Audible 2017 Kid's Sale.
Publisher's Summary
Can one boy stand between two kingdoms at war?
Jaevid Broadfeather has grown up as a wartime refugee, hiding from the world because of his mixed racial heritage. He feels his future is hopeless - until a chance encounter with a wild dragon lands him in Blybrig Academy, a place usually forbidden to anyone but the rich and royal.
But Jaevid's case is special; no dragon has voluntarily chosen a rider in decades, so the proud riders of Blybrig must begrudgingly let him join their brotherhood despite his bloodline. Lieutenant Sile Derrick, a sternly tempered man with a mysterious past, becomes his instructor and immediately takes a peculiar interest in Jaevid's future. While struggling through the rigorous physical demands of training, things begin to go awry. Jaevid witnesses the king's private guards kidnapping Sile in the dead of night. When none of the elder riders is willing to help him, Jaevid begins a dangerous adventure to save his instructor. Everything Jaevid learned at the academy will now be put to the ultimate test.
©2013 Nicole Conway (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Currently Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (NG 2017)

The Edge of Memory
by Maura Beth Brennan
I am 80% into this and will finish soon. 
It is an interesting profile with bit of mystery.
Source: NetGalley 2017.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible/Smartphone (TBR)

Across the Nightingale Floor
Tales of the Otori, Book One
By: Lian Hearn
Narrated by: Kevin Gray, Aiko Nakasone
Series: Tales of the Otori, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
This has started with interest.
I selected this title for Alphabet

and TBR/Take Control Challenges.
Source: Audible 2012 credit purchase.
Publisher's Summary
A tour-de-force novel set in ancient Japan filled with passion, fantasy, and feuding warlords. The first volume in the highly anticipated Tales of the Otori trilogy.
Sixteen-year-old Takeo's village has been massacred by an evil warlord, and he is about to be slain by the men who murdered his parents and neighbors. At the last moment, his life is saved by a nobleman, who claims the boy as his kin and begins his education.
But nothing is as it seems. Takeo discovers that he has rare powers that are useful to those around him. As he grows into manhood, he must decide where his loyalties lie: with his noble master and adoptive father; with the Hidden, a secret, spiritual sect whose beliefs are forbidden; or with the Tribe, the assassins and spies who consider him one of their own.
A story of treachery, political intrigue, and the intensity of first love, set in a world ruled by formal ritual and codes of honor, Across the Nighingale Floor crosses genres, generations, and genders to captivate fans of all ages.
Don't miss the rest of the Tales of the Otori series.
©2002 Lian Hearn (P)2003 HighBridge Company

3. eBook/Kindle (Publisher 2018)

by Richard Falkirk
I look forward to starting this mystery.
Source: Thistle Publishing, 2018.
Click on book title for full description.

I know I will be picking another audiobook. I am going to try to put some of my OverDrive titles onto my smartphone. Or I can move them to Windows Media and then to my MP3. I just have to find time to do this.

March 25, 2018 - I continue 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 3 books and posted 4 reviews. That moves me to 5 current reviews.
I linked some titles during the week at Goodreads, Amazon and Audible.

My NetGalley shelf is still at 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 and Kindle deals this week.
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



I added 99 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. You managed to get some good reading done this past week. I start audio books and don't end up finishing them! A frustrating habit.

  2. Bummer about your old Kindle. I like my old one, but use the Kindle Fire too. Sometimes it's nice to have an empty mailbox so we can catch up.

    Hope you have a great week.

  3. Another good reading week. Yuck to the stomach flu - never very pleasant (an understatement really). Yes it is a round about way of moving books around so that you can listen to them in the way you want. Enjoy your reading this week.

  4. Glad you better. I wish we could get some rain. So very very hot here in this part of the world.

  5. I'm always impressed with the amount of reading you get in given your busy schedule. Have a good week!

  6. Audio books can be lifesavers. I read two e-books in a row and could really feel the eye strain. An empty mailbox can be nice!

  7. I like the look of The Edge of Memory. Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  8. The Edge of Memory sounds interesting! I hope you have a wonderful week <3

  9. ENJOY your week and your books.

    Glad to hear you are feeling better.

  10. Oh that's neat yall work together. Bummer on both getting hit with the bug. Hope you both have a better week :)

  11. Sorry to hear about your kindle, that's a real bummer. Hope you have a great reading week ahead of you!


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