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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Sunday Post June 10, 2018/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday June 11, 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.

I made more progress in the law office this week but had to juggle with title office work since Heather was out sick two days.
Our weather is reaching the 90s now. We've still had rain on and off.

My reading was again comfortable with three books completed: 2 Audibles and 1 ebook. I only got three reviews posted with my usual memes.

I visited only 23 blogs last week.
Shout Out this week for Mystica who shares books and tidbits of her world in Sri Lanka. I love having blog friends who live across the world and share different cultures.
Thank you to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • eTBR- eBook Review: Meet Your Match by Lindzee Armstrong; Contemporary Romance, Teen and Young Adult; my rating 4.0.
Finished Reading:
1. Audible/MP3 (ATBR)
The Search audiobook cover art

The Search
By: Nora Roberts
Narrated by: Tanya Eby
Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
This is solid romantic suspense with the bonus of dog training tips.
Source: 2012 Audible Credit Purchase.
Click on book title for full description.

2. eBook/Kindle (LBCTBR)

Stranger Things
by Erin Healy
I enjoyed this suspenseful story that weaves faith and a touch of supernatural.
Source: I picked up the print version at discount at in 2016 for Ladies Book Club.
I picked up the Kindle version in May 2018.
Click on book title for full description.

3. Audible/Smartphone (TBR)

The Cruel Prince
By: Holly Black
Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly
Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
This is an entertaining YA story with some good twists.
Source: 2018 Win from Bookish Owl.
Click on book title for full description.

Currently Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (NGTBR)

The Voice Inside: A Thriller (Frost Easton Book 2)
by Brian Freeman
I am 30% into this: enjoying the primary character as he begins to face down a horrific serial killer.
Source: 2017 NetGalley.
In the follow-up to bestselling psychological thriller The Night Bird, a serial killer mistakenly set free becomes a city’s worst nightmare—and a detective’s deadliest challenge.
Four years after serial killer Rudy Cutter was sent away for life, San Francisco homicide inspector Frost Easton uncovers a terrible lie: his closest friend planted false evidence to put Cutter behind bars. When he’s forced to reveal the truth, his sister’s killer is back on the streets.
Desperate to take Cutter down again, the detective finds a new ally in Eden Shay. She wrote a book about Cutter and knows more about him than anyone. And she’s terrified. Because for four years, Cutter has been nursing revenge day after stolen day.
Staying ahead of the game of a killer who’s determined to strike again is not going to be easy. Not when Frost is battling his own demons. Not when the game is becoming so personal. And not when the killer’s next move is unlike anything Frost expected.

2. Audible/MP3 (TBR)
Columbus Day audiobook cover art

Columbus Day
Expeditionary Force, Book 1
By: Craig Alanson
Narrated by: R.C. Bray
Series: Expeditionary Force, Book 1
Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
I am 3 hours in and very engaged by this military space sci fi.
Source: 2017 Audible Purchase at $2.99 with Kindle purchased at $.99.
Publisher's Summary
We were fighting on the wrong side of a war we couldn't win. And that was the good news.
The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits.
When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved. The UN Expeditionary Force hitched a ride on Kristang ships to fight the Ruhar wherever our new allies thought we could be useful. So, I went from fighting with the US Army in Nigeria to fighting in space. It was lies, all of it. We shouldn't even be fighting the Ruhar; they aren't our enemy. Our allies are.
I'd better start at the beginning.
©2016 Craig Alanson (P)2016 Podium Publishing

3. Audible/Smartphone (TBR)
Monster Hunter Nemesis audiobook cover art

Monster Hunter Nemesis
By: Larry Correia
Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
Series: Monster Hunter, Book 5
Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
I have just started this but I really enjoy this fun series.
Source: 2016 Audible Credit Purchase.
Publisher's Summary
Agent Franks of the U.S. Monster Control Bureau is a man of many parts - parts from other people, that is. Franks is nearly seven feet tall and all muscle. He's nearly indestructible. Plus he’s animated by a powerful alchemical substance and inhabited by a super-intelligent spirit more ancient than humanity itself. Good thing he’s on our side. More or less.
Sworn to serve and protect the United States of America from all monsters by one of the country’s founding fathers, Franks has only one condition to the agreement: No matter what the government learns of him, no matter what is discovered concerning his odd physiology or the alchemy behind the elixir that made him, the government is never, ever allowed to try and make more like him. Such is absolutely forbidden and should the powers-that-be do so, then the agreement is null and void.
Project Nemesis: in a secret location, using sophisticated technology and advanced genetic engineering, the director of the very agency Franks works for is making more like him. And the director is not content with making one. Nope, he’s making 13. Now all bets are off, and Hell hath no fury like a monster betrayed. Particularly if that monster happens to be an undying killing machine capable of taking out vampires and werewolves with one hand tied behind his back.
©2014 Larry Correia (P)2014 Audible Inc.

June 10, 2018 - I am still 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. This keeps me with 5 reviews due. 
I need to find time to add more reviews to Goodreads, Amazon and Audible.
My NetGalley shelf is at 12 since I am reading one. I still have two author titles 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 didn't get any new review books this week - looking at a couple though.
I picked up three Audible daily deal titles this week.
I resisted the Kindle deals this week.
I got week seven 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


I picked up three Daily Deals this week!
6/3/2018 DD $3.95
Frankenstein: Prodigal Son audiobook cover artFrankenstein: Prodigal Son
By: Dean Koontz
Narrated by: Christopher Lane
Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
Release date: 12-04-17

6/5/2018 DD $5.95
Red Sister audiobook cover artRed Sister
First Book of the Ancestor
By: Mark Lawrence
Narrated by: Heather O'Neill
Length: 19 hrs and 21 mins
Release date: 04-04-17

6/9/2018 DD $1.95
Natural DisasterNatural Disaster
I Cover Them. I Am One.
By: Ginger Zee
Narrated by: Ginger Zee
Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
Release date: 12-05-17

I downloaded week 7 SYNC audio titles:

Everland by Wendy Spinale Read by Fiona Hardingham, Steve West
The Just Men of Cordova by Edgar Wallace Read by Bill Homewood

I added 20 free titles to my Kindle library this week. (Too tired most nights and no internet over most of the weekend.) Titles found linked through Bookbub, Bookfun, Ereader News Today, Free Par-tay, Ignite Your Book, Inspired Reads, Pixel of Ink or Kindle ebooks.


  1. Looks like you've tackled several reads in various formats...way to go! My mom is a total Nora Roberts/JD Robb fan, so she'd definitely be on the fan wagon for with that one. Thanks for sharing and happy reading!

  2. Ooh! the Brian Freeman 'Frost Easton' series sounds so good and as there are only the two books in the series so far, I am sorely tempted to play catch-up and add them both to my list, it's just a shame that they have both closed out on NetGalley!

    Thanks for sharing and have a good week :)


  3. I have never read a book by Nora Roberts. I probably should one day. I've also never read Holly Black, but I did meet her once. Hope you enjoy your new books.

  4. I found an unread Nora Roberts romantic suspense on my bookshelf today when I was tidying and thought to myself must read it sooner rather than later. I see I listened to The Search back in 2012 and gave it a four star rating. But have to admit could easily listen again as have forgotten it!

  5. We've had cooler temps the past week but I'm sure that will change. I missed the Ginger Zee audio so will watch for your review when you get a chance to listen :)

  6. I loved The Search. Hope you enjoy all of your books...and thanks for sharing. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  7. Stranger Things looks really good. Glad you had a good reading week and hope this week offers more of the same.

  8. Meeting blogger friends from the other side of the world is one of the best parts of blogging. It amazing how much we all have in common. Have a great week! Enjoy your new books!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  9. Natural Disaster looks like it might be a fun and funny one. Enjoy the listen.

  10. Newcomer to Nora Roberts as well though I've seen her all over the blogs.
    Glad you like the tidbits about this part of the world. So very different!

  11. Natural Disaster looks like a good one

  12. I loved loved loved Red Sister, and I heard great things about the audio. Hope you enjoy it too, and all of your reading! :)


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