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Monday, March 5, 2018

Sunday Post March 4, 2018/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday March 5, 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 had to work late every nights as we are taking a short cruise this week. I always like to clear my desk, if I can before I go. It was hectic and I did not get everything done but have it all organized with a little to work on while I am gone and others to dive into when I get back.
We have had some rain and the weekend dipped to the 40s. Otherwise the weather continues to be nice.

I enjoyed my reading and listening although again I didn't get as much in as I might have. I one Audible and one eBook. I posted three reviews and my usual memes.

I only got to visit 25 blogs again this past week.
Shout Out this week to Cindy's Love of Books who has a charming header.
Thank you to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • ATBR- Audible Book Review: For We Are Many by Dennis E. Taylor; Sci Fi; my rating 4.75.
  • P-LBC- Book Review and Giveaway: When the Heart Cries by Cindy Woodsmall; Amish, Romance; my rating 4.5. Open US Only. Ending 3/17/2018.

Finished Reading:
1. Audible/Smartphone

Golden Son
Book II of the Red Rising Trilogy
By: Pierce Brown
Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
Series: Red Rising, Book 2
This really holds attention with wonderful character and world development.
Source: Audible 2017 Credit Purchase.
Click on book title for full description.

2. eBook/Kindle (NGTBR)

The Forgotten Beasts of Eld
by Patricia A. McKillip
This is beautiful and emotional magic.
Source: NetGalley 2017.
Click on book title for full description.

Currently Reading:
1. Audio/Smartphone (TBR)

If I Run
by Terri Blackstock
Narrator: Nan Gurley
I am about a third into this and enjoying the building story.
I expect I will get book 2 this week.
Source: ChristianAudio Sale 2017.
Click on book title for full description.


When the Morning Comes, Sisters of the Quilt Series #2
by Cindy Woodsmall
I am 100 pages in but do plan to finish
this 2nd book this week.
Source: 2016 for Ladies Book Club.
Click on book title for full description.

3. Audible/MP3 (TBR)

Dead Ever After
A Sookie Stackhouse Novel, Book 13
By: Charlaine Harris
I decided to finish this series as part of my Take Control of TBR Pile Challenge this month.
Source: Audible 2015 Credit or Sale purchase.
Publisher's Summary
Number-one New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris has won numerous awards for her Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire series, which has been adapted into the hit HBO show True Blood. In this 13th and final book, a murder rocks the town of Bon Temps and Sookie is arrested for the crime. After making bail, she sets out to clear her name - but her investigation only leads to more deaths.
©2013 Charlaine Harris, Inc. (P)2013 Recorded Books

4. eBook/Kindle (NGTBR)

Fade to Black: A Doug Brock Thriller
by David Rosenfelt
I enjoy the Andy Carpenter series by Rosenfelt 
so I am interested to try another character.
Source: NetGalley; Title releases March 13, 2018.
In Fade to Black, the thrilling sequel to Blackout from David Rosenfelt, policeman Doug Brock helps a fellow victim of amnesia untangle a murder case and discovers he may not be as distant as he thinks.
After getting shot in the line of duty, New Jersey state police officer Doug Brock has been busy rebuilding his life. He’s reunited with his fiancé and started to get some of his memories back. He hopes he can continue to recover with the help of an amnesia support group and that the damage from his past isn’t permanent.
It isn’t until fellow group member Sean Conner approaches him after a meeting that Doug realizes the trouble is just beginning. Sean has discovered in his attic what can only be called a scrapbook of a murder victim, but he has no recollection of the girl’s identity or why he might have gathered this information. Doug agrees to help and convinces his captain to open what had been a cold case. When he discovers that he had a personal connection to this case, suddenly he’s questioning everything he thought he knew about the case, about Sean, and about his own past.
In the next page-turning thriller by David Rosenfelt, Doug Brock is back to delight readers and keep them guessing until the end.

March 4, 2018 - I really am enjoying following the One Year Bible plan on my new smartphone each morning! It is a great way to start my day. 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 3 current reviews.
I am about two weeks behind linking at Goodreads, Amazon and Audible.

My NetGalley shelf is now to 20. I have two committed author titles 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 didn't request or receive any review titles.
I resisted the Audible daily deal titles again, but I did pick up 5 on sale.
I resisted Kindle deals this week too.
However, 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 picked up a group of Audibles on sale on 2/25/18:

Four titles at the Price of $4.95 each:
Killing Trail
A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery, Book 1
By: Margaret Mizushima, Narrator: Nancy Wu, Inc. Blackstone Audio

American Exit Strategy
The Economic Collapse Chronicles, Volume 1
By: Mark Goodwin, Narrator: Kevin Pierce

Into the Storm
Book One of The Malcontents
By: Larry Correia, Narrator: Ray Porter, Audible Studios

The Watchmaker's Daughter
Glass and Steele, Book 1
By: C. J. Archer, Narrator: Emma Powell, C.J. Archer
One Title for $6.95
The Black Prism
By: Brent Weeks, Narrator: Simon Vance, Hachette Audio

I added 54 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. Love the cover on The Forgotten Beasts of Eld. You picked up some great titles too. Hope you have a nice week.

  2. I finished the Sookie Stackhouse books too (a few years back), though I was starting to get tired of them. Have fun on your cruise!

  3. What a nice assortment of books. I liked Killing Trail and hope you do too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  4. Enjoy your cruise!

    I've read one book from Charlaine Harris's Aurora Teagarden series. Maybe I will try Sookie Stackhouse.

    Enjoy your week! Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  5. I don’t see any books this week calling my name.

    Thanks for sharing and for hosting on Maibox Monday, Martha.

  6. I followed a one-year Bible reading program once and I really enjoyed it!

  7. I hope you are enjoying your cruise!


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