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Monday, June 25, 2018

Sunday Post June 24, 2018/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday June 25, 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.

It has been a joy but I am tired out from my week helping with the 22 month old twins and our 5 year old grandchildren. I had two days I never got to open the computer and today I didn't get to it until 10pm when everyone else went to bed.

My reading was also sparse as I finished two books. 2 Audibles (16hrs and . I only posted one review on the blog and one at Goodreads.  I did get to all of my usual memes.

I visited only 22 blogs again Monday and Tuesday last week.
No Shout Out this week. 
Thank you to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • A2018BR- Audible Book Review: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black; Bullying, Fae, Fantasy, YA; my rating 4.0.
  • Goodreads Review ATBR- Audible Book Review: Monster Hunter Nemesis by Larry Correia; Fantasy, Paranormal, Sci Fi; my rating 4.25.
Finished Reading:
1. 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
This was fun entertainment though a bit different for the series. Goodreads review linked above.
Source: 2016 Audible Credit Purchase.

2. Audible/Smartphone (TBR)
Trackers audiobook cover art

Trackers, Book 1
By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
Series: Trackers (Sansbury Smith), Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
This was an interesting murder mystery tied in with EMP post apocalyptic events.
Source: 2016 Audible Credit Purchase.
Publisher's Summary
The end of the world is just the beginning of the hunt....
Estes Park police chief Marcus Colton and tracker Sam "Raven" Spears have never liked one another, but when a young girl goes missing in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colton hires Spears to help find her. Their search ends after a night of devastating horror. When word reaches Estes that the nation has been hit by a coordinated electromagnetic pulse attack, Colton and Spears are forced to work together again. But they quickly realize they aren't just tracking a killer - they are tracking a madman. As the United States descends into chaos, the hunters become the hunted.
Halfway across the country, Senator Charlize Montgomery awakes to find the nation's capital has gone dark. Forced to set off on foot, she treks across a city that has woken to a new world, and as the night progresses she learns the EMP attack was just the beginning.
©2017 Nicholas Sansbury Smith (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

I did read multiple board books and children's books with the children. I'll have to post the pictures next week as I am too tired to get them off my phone right now.

Currently Reading:
1. Print (LBCTBR)

The Letters (The Inn at Eagle Hill Book #1): A Novel
by Suzanne Woods Fisher
I hope to finish this during the air flight home.
Source: I have had my print copy for several years. I think it was a 2013 book through Book Sneeze that I didn't get to read because my daughter took it to read. I also got it through free Kindle in 2016. We just recently bought copies through for Ladies Book Club reading this month.
Click on book title for full description.

2. eBook/Kindle (Author)

Lance: A Spirit Unbroken
by Walter Stoffel
I'm only about a quarter into this ebook. 
I am enjoying learning about Lance.
but am drawn to the cover and blurb.
Click on book title for full description.

I know there will be another Audible but I haven't chosen which one yet.

June 24, 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 2 books and completed 2 reviews. This keeps me to 4 reviews due. 
I need to find time to add more reviews to Goodreads, Amazon and Audible.
My NetGalley shelf is at 12; I still have one more author title 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 pick up any new review books this week.
I picked up one Audible daily deal title.
I resisted the Kindle deals this week.
I didn't pick up any free kindle titles this week! (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 only picked up one Daily Deal this week.
6/22/2018 DD$3.95
Traitor's Blade audiobook cover artTraitor's Blade
Greatcoats Series, Book 1
By: Sebastien de Castell
Narrated by: Joe Jameson
Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
Release date: 12-26-17

I have not yet downloaded week 9 SYNC audio titles:

I added ZIP - ZERO -ZILCH 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. Oh Martha what a treat to spend time with your grandcildren, although I can imagine 22 month old twins and a 5 year old. You'd be happily exhausted.

  2. I bet your grandchildren will be very sorry to see you leave!

  3. I haven't gotten to the Cruel Prince yet ... I need more reading/listening time!

  4. Enjoy your week and your books. You have some tempting reads ahead. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  5. With additions over the last couple of weeks I think I have about 50 on my review stack. Amazingly, two won't be released until Jan. 2019. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  6. You've been kept busy with family. Have a good week.

  7. Trackers sounds interesting. Sorry to hear you didn't get as much reading/blogging in as you would've liked but it sounds likes you've had a busy week.

    Happy reading!

  8. I don't have grandchildren but my friends who do are always pooped, but happily so, when theirs are around. Enjoy your new book.

  9. No books read I know, but just think of the happy memories you can treasure from time spent with your grandchildren. Time passes so quickly and they are little adults before you know it!

    Enjoy the rest of your week :)


  10. I would be tired out, but it sounds wonderful and I definitely can see reason that you didn't get to any reading. :)

    Rest up!!

  11. Enjoy those grandkids. I know my parents enjoy their one grandkid.

  12. Enjoy your time with the grandkids! And happy reading, the Suzanne Woods Fisher looks good. I used to read Amish fiction from time to time and they were good.

  13. I've still to read The Cruel Prince. I really need to get stuck into it!
    Hope this week was a good one.

  14. Woo! That's a handful of child to keep you o your toes. lol


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