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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Sunday Post August 19, 2018/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday August 20, 2018

Sunday Post #318 Chairs, Compliance, and Storms
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It's Monday! What Are You Reading now at The Book Date (at Wordpress).
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 another busy week with a trip out of town Thursday for a Friday conference.
Our weather early in the week was hot and muggy, then it turned rainy and stormy again at the end of the week.

I had more good reading and listening. I finished two eBooks and one audio title. I posted three reviews and all of my usual memes.

I visited 22 blogs last week.
Shout Out this week to Wonders of Anomalies Book Reviews. Tammy reads suspense, thriller, horror, mystery, true crime, and paranormal and has been sharing reviews for four or five years.
Thank you to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • ATBR-Audible Book Review: Under a Tell-Tale Sky by R.E. McDermott; Post-Apocalyptic, Sci Fi; my rating: 4.5 of 5.0.
  • 2018Review- Book Review and Tour Giveaway: Tribal Affairs by Matt Dallmann; Fantasy; my rating 4.0 of 5.0.
  • 2018LBC Print- Book Review and Giveaway: One Perfect Spring by Irene Hannon; Contemporary Romance, Inspirational; my rating: 4.75 of 5.0.
Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (iRead)

Tribal Affairs
by Matt Dallmann
This is a different take of genie magic. 
My review and tour giveaway are linked above.
Source: iRead Book Tours.
Click on review link above for full description.

2. eBook/Kindle (Author - Review)

Must Love Babies
by Lynnette Austin 
This is a charming read.
Source: Author Marketing Experts.
Click on book title for full description.

3. Audible Smartphone (2017 Christian Audio)
Invitation (Harbingers, Book #1)

Written By: Alton Gansky, Angela Hunt, Bill Myers, Frank Peretti
Narrated By: Bill Myers, Ali Ahn, Cherise Boothe, Jeff Brick
Duration: 9 hours 5 minutes
This is entertaining and an easy listen.
Source: ChristianAudio Sale Summer 2017.
Click on book title for full description.

Currently Reading:
1. Audible Smartphone (ATBR)

Because of Miss Bridgerton
The Bridgerton Series
By: Julia Quinn
Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
Series: The Rokesbys, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
I was looking for something light and this sure fit the bill. I always find humor and romance with Julia Quinn characters.
Source: 2017 May Audible Credit.
Publisher's Summary
Sometimes you find love in the most unexpected of places....
This is not one of those times.
Everyone expects Billie Bridgerton to marry one of the Rokesby brothers. The two families have been neighbors for centuries, and as a child the tomboyish Billie ran wild with Edward and Andrew. Either one would make a perfect husband...someday.
Sometimes you fall in love with exactly the person you think you should....
Or not.
There is only one Rokesby Billie absolutely cannot tolerate, and that is George. He may be the eldest and heir to the earldom, but he's arrogant and annoying, and she's absolutely certain he detests her. Which is perfectly convenient, as she can't stand the sight of him, either.
But sometimes fate has a wicked sense of humor....
Because when Billie and George are quite literally thrown together, a whole new sort of sparks begins to fly. And when these lifelong adversaries finally kiss, they just might discover that the one person they can't abide is the one person they can't live without....

2. eBook/Kindle (NG2018)

Silent Threat (Mission Recovery Book 1)
by Dana Marton
I really did pick this for the blurb and not the cover. :-)
This sounds like good romantic suspense.
I want to keep working on my NetGalley titles, especially the ones requested/received early in the year.
Source: NetGalley.
A former Navy SEAL, Cole Makani Hunter has returned home from a disastrous black ops mission without his best friend, his hearing, or the use of his right arm. So when his ex–commanding officer assigns him to an undercover mission at a rehab center for vets to discover who leaked sensitive military information to an enemy, he’d rather be anywhere but there. Almost immediately, Cole finds himself at odds with Annie Murray—a peace-loving ecotherapist whose dream is to open an animal sanctuary out of her home. While the two seemingly have nothing in common, their spirited arguments soon fuel a passion for each other.
But just as things begin to heat up between therapist and patient, dangerous complications arise. So does the past—and a shocking revelation that puts Cole and everything he now holds dear in the path of a murderous traitor.

3. Audible Smartphone (2018Audible)
I know I will be starting another audio book mid week but I just haven't decided
if I should listen to a 2018 pick or a TBR.
I'll have to decide when I am ready.

August 19, 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. That keeps me at two reviews to post.
I still need to find time to keep adding reviews to Goodreads, Amazon and Audible.
My NetGalley shelf is still at 12. I now have two author titles in queue and one more review titles. Still many through InstaFreebie and many new author requests 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 picked up one NetGalley review book this week.
I resisted the Audible Daily Deals but selected my two Audible credit titles and got one free fitness audio.
I only picked up a handful of 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
Received from NetGalley:

Someone to Trust (A Westcott Novel) by [Balogh, Mary]Someone to Trust (A Westcott Novel)
by Mary Balogh
This is one of my favorite authors and I love this cover.


I picked up two Audible titles with July credits.
Push Back audiobook cover artPush Back
The Disruption Series, Book 2
By: R.E. McDermott
Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
Release date: 09-12-16
This is a sequel to one I just finished.

How to Marry a Werewolf audiobook cover artHow to Marry a Werewolf
A Claw & Courtship Novella, Book 1
By: Gail Carriger
Narrated by: Emma Newman
Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
Release date: 06-07-18
I liked the original Protectorate series and this looked like it would be a fun listen.

8/19/18 Free Download
Walk to Run One Mile audiobook cover artWalk to Run One Mile
By: Aaptiv
Narrated by: Jaime McFaden
Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
Release date: 08-16-18

I added 49 free titles to my Kindle library this week - I downloaded while listening one afternoon. Titles found linked through Bookbub, Bookfun, Ereader News Today, Free Par-tay, Ignite Your Book, Inspired Reads, Pixel of Ink or Kindle ebooks.


  1. That's quite a few blogs to visit in a week! I'm sure the bloggers appreciate it.

  2. I've enjoyed the Westcott series so I'll look for your review of Someone to Trust!

  3. Must Love Babies sounds really sweet. Have a great week!

  4. So many good titles. I am curious about Must Love Babies and Silent Threat. Hope you have an amazing week.

  5. Enjoy your books and the apps too. The cover on Must Love Babies is cute.

  6. Must Love Babies looks adorable. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  7. LOL at picking for the blurb. Mmhm. *pets the cover* Must Love Babies is tempting. Looks like a cute one :) Happy reading!

  8. I also downloaded this "Walk to Run One Mile"! I hope it helps me get moving

  9. I have got to start listening to audio books! I don't know why I haven't in all of these years. And thanks for listing Inspired Reads, I didn't know about that site!

  10. That was a busy week! Even with audiobooks I can't get that much accomplished.


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