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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Sunday Post May 20, 2018/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday May 21, 2018

Sunday Post #318 Chairs, Compliance, and Storms
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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.

At least I feel I made progress at the office this week. Hopefully that will continue as we near half year already.
Our weather remains nice with some rain on and off. The storms that went up the coast pretty much passed us.

My reading was steady. I finished three books: 1 Audible title and 2 ebooks. I posted three reviews and my usual memes.

I visited 26 blogs again last week.
Shout Out this week for Sam Still Reading who shares lots of books that are new to me.
Thank you to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • ATBR- Audible Book Review: Aspire by Kevin Hall; Communication, Inspirational, Self-Development; my rating 4.5.
  • ATBR- Audible Book Review: Joshua by John S. Wilson; Post-Apocalyptic, Sci Fi; my rating 4.0.
Finished Reading:
1. Audio/MP3 (TBR)

By: Ashley Poston
Narrated by: Eileen Stevens, Tristan Morris
Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
This is a fun listen - mostly YA.
Source: 2017 Audible Daily Deal Purchase.
Click on book title for full description.

2. eBook/Kindle (Author 2017)

Hearts Under Fire
by Antonio Scotto di Carlo
This mystery and romance had some good twists.
Source: 2017 Author through Goodreads.
Click on book title for full description.

3. eBook/Kindle (NetGalley 2018)

Nick Newton is Not a Genius
by S.E.M Ishida
I enjoyed this MG story and its illustrations.
Source: NetGalley Selection 2018.

Nick Newton is not a Genius. He’s just a merely average boy from the country of Thauma. He may not be brilliant like his mom and dad or a child prodigy like his sister, but he won’t let that stop him from uncovering the mysteries of a clockwork factory or revealing a war hero’s greatest secret. With help from two new friends and his butler named Jude, Nick embarks on an adventure that will change his life forever.

Currently Reading:
1. Audible/Smartphone (TBR)

Koban: The Mark of Koban, Volume 2
By: Stephen W. Bennett
Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
Series: Koban, Book 2
Length: 22 hrs and 11 mins
This is a good adventure plus interesting futuristic weapon detail.
Source: 2017 Audible Credit Purchase("K" title).
Click on book title for full description.

2. LBCPrint (TBR)
By: Judith Miller
I plan to finish this week so I can start on our next Ladies Book Club title (see Mailbox below).
Source: on sale.
Click on book title for full description.

3. eBook/Kindle (NetGalley 2018)

Lock 'N' Load (Federal K-9)
by Tee O'Fallon
I thought I'd read this close to its release date 5/28.
Source: NetGalley Selection 2018.

Crack CIA analyst Trista Gold is a whiz with the computer, but not so much with people. She hides behind her job, analyzing Top Secret code and making recommendations on national security. She doesn’t need a man in her life. But she will, very soon...
CIA K-9 officer Sgt. Matt Connors suspects that beneath Trista’s uptight appearance, there’s a sexy woman itching to cut loose. But he doesn’t dare act on his attraction. He’s a loner and always will be. Keeping away from Trista is a must-do directive. Until he doesn’t have a choice...
During a routine assignment, Trista stumbles across a cryptic exchange. She doesn’t think much of it...until someone tries to murder her—twice. Both times, Matt had been there to save her. But now she has to hide. And her new bodyguard, Matt, and his K-9 are the only hope she has against the powerful forces that want her dead.

I do plan another Audio book on my MP3 but I'm not sure which one yet.

May 20, 2018 - I am really enjoying the prayer app which gives me five prayer groups each morning! I continue on track with my morning reading the One Year Bible plan on my smartphone. You can check out audio of the One Year Bible Plan on the companion commentary online.

I completed 3 books and posted 3 reviews. That keeps me at 4 reviews due.
I need to find time to add more reviews to Goodreads, Amazon and Audible.

My NetGalley shelf is still at 15 since I read one and added one. I read one author title but have two newer ones in queue. Still many through InstaFreebie and many new author requests but I haven't replied to.

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 received one author title for review, one new NetGalley title and a new book of Ladies Book Club.
I resisted all Audible daily deal titles again this week.
I picked up two Audible titles with my April credits (last week's were March credits) as I learned that my old plan (since 2001) doesn't have roll over credits.
I didn't purchase any Kindle deals this week.
I got two free SYNC audios.
I also picked up some 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
Author Title for Review (I listened to the 1st in the series earlier this year):
The Memory Tree (Carson Chronicles Book 2)
by John A. Heldt (Author)
"...several time travelers find answers and meaning as they continue the adventure of a lifetime in the age of doughboys, silent movies, and Model T's."

Another new title from NetGalley:
by G. T. Almasi
"Superagent Alix Nico returns in a new Shadowstorm thriller."

A new title for Ladies Book Club: I purchased paperbacks for most of the group but didn't have enough for me. I downloaded the Kindle version to read before June 9.
Stranger Things
by Erin Healy
Christian Mystery/Suspence: "In the burnt-out hollow, a house of dark secrets and an eerie beauty beckon."


5/18/18 April Audible Credit Purchases
All These Worlds audiobook cover artAll These Worlds
Bobiverse, Book 3
By: Dennis E. Taylor
Narrated by: Ray Porter
Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
Release date: 08-08-17

Cress audiobook cover artCress
The Lunar Chronicles
By: Marissa Meyer
Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
Release date: 02-04-14

I missed the first three weeks of SYNC but downloaded week 4s titles:
Saving Montgomery Sole by Mariko Tamaki Read by Rebecca Lowman
Being Jazz by Jazz Jennings Read by Jazz Jennings

I added only 13 free titles to my Kindle library this week. (Again I was too tired to download titles.) Titles found linked through Bookbub, Bookfun, Ereader News Today, Free Par-tay, Ignite Your Book, Inspired Reads, Pixel of Ink or Kindle ebooks.


  1. Congrats on reading and reviewing three books. I only did two this past week, and sometimes I do four. It depends on what else is happening.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  2. I'm glad you made progress at the office. It's hard to believe we're close to the middle of the year - it's going by too quickly. Enjoy your new books!

  3. Great week for you....three books read and reviewed is awesome.

    Have a wonderful week.

  4. Geekarella did sound like a fun one. Glad you were able to get a lot done this week and catch up on things :) Hope you're having a good one!

  5. And you thought you were slow. I am doing last Sunday on Saturday with new posts up, some today, more tomorrow. I had a busy week. I just know I won't make it to every blog every week as much as I would like. Your Friday picks looks interesting. What is the history on that? I have 19 bookcases stuffed full. I've been trying to give away newer stuff and some donating to the library. I try to do as much digital as I can now, so much easier to move and travel. It's supposed to rain at least some every day this week. But it doesn't seem to rain all day at least. Happy reading this week. Anne - Books of My Heart


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