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Monday, October 29, 2018

Sunday Post October 28, 2018/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday October 29, 2018

Sunday Post #318 Chairs, Compliance, and Storms
I am linking with Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

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.

We have spent 18 days living on generators after Hurricane Michael hit on 10/10. We were blessed to have a generator system that my husband installed a few years ago to run the well system and refrigerators. We lived in the RV which had its own generator and propane for hot water. Our power was restored 10/28. I will post some pictures showing our experience a little later this week.
This post was ready this morning but I had to meet the adjusters at my office early. That news isn't good as they determined there is structural damage and use of the office may be limited until a structural engineer gives us further news.
Later today our internet was off again. I think (hope) they were working on the lines. I hope this will post as sites are not opening again at this time. 
My reading and listening was up since I had spare time while dragging tree limbs and going to bed early. I finished 18 books in three weeks: ten audio books and  eight ebooks. I only had one review posted before the storm hit and of course I couldn't post my usual memes.

No blogs visited over the past few weeks and no shout out this week.
Thank you to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • ATBR- Audible Book Review: Gallagher's Pride by MK McClintock; Historical Romance, Victorian, Western; my rating: Overall 4.25 of 5.0; Narration: 4.25 of 5.0.
Hurricane Michael hit our county 10/10/2018.
Finished Reading:
Finished by Sunday 10/14
1. eBook/Kindle (NG2018)

Once Upon a Heartbreak
by Cassie Rocca
Read 10/4-9. This is a cute story although a little annoying at times.
Source: NetGalley 2018.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible Smartphone (ATBR)
The Extinction Cycle Boxed Set audiobook cover art

(Counted as two books)
The Extinction Cycle Boxed Set
Extinction Horizon, Extinction Edge, and Extinction Age (The Extinction Cycle, Books 2 - 3)
By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
I finished Book 2 10/8-10 and listened to Book 3 as part of my Fraterfest list of books 10/11-13.
Source: Audible February, 2017 credit selection.
Click on book title for full description.

10/11-16 READ FOR FRATERFEST (even though I didn't get to participate officially as I was off internet).
Haunted by [Cross, Willow]3. TBR2012 Haunted by Willow Cross (30pgs) 10/11

4. TBR2012 Island Ghosts: A Will Castleon Adventure by David Bain (30pgs) 10/12

Lilah’s Ghost by [Logan, Deb]5. TBR2012 Lilah’s Ghost by Deb Logan (18pgs) 10/12

A Walk in the Woods: A Horror Short Story by [Senese, Rebecca M.]6. TBR2011 A Walk in the Woods: A Horror Short Story by Rebecca M. Senese (9pgs) 10/13

7. A2018 Where Wolves Run by Jason Parent (1hr 55min) 10/13
8. A2018 First Death by AD Starling (44min) 10/14

Finished by Sunday 10/21

10/15-16 READ FOR FRATERFEST (unofficially as I was off internet).
1. A2018 The Wolves of Winter by Tyrell Johnson (8hrs 53min) 10/15-16

2. TBR2012 Haunted: Ten Tales of Ghosts (Ten Tales Fantasy & Horror Stories) by Tracie McBride (Author), William Meikle (Author), Douglas Kolacki (Author), & 6 more (87pgs) 10/15-16

3. ATBR2017 The Year of the Hare by Arto Paasilinna (4hrs 36min) 10/17-19

4. eBook/Kindle (TBR Ladies Book Club)

The Evidence (The Mars Hill Classified Series)
by Mr. Austin W Boyd
10-7-16. We didn't get to meet for Ladies Book Club meeting 10/13, so we will discuss this in November.
Source: Print books picked up prior to 2017. eBook picked up on sale 2017.
Click on book title for full description.

5. ATBR2017 The Last Colony, Old Man's War, Book 3 by John Scalzi 10/19-21

Finished by Sunday 10/28
1. A2018 The Ghost and the Graveyard, Knight Games, Book 1 by Genevieve Jack (8hrs 35min) 10/22-23

Unwritten2. NG2018 Unwritten by Tara Gilboy 10/17-23

3. CATBR2017(Christian Audio) Back in the Saddle: A Novel (Double S Ranch Series, Book #1) by Ruth Logan Herne (4hrs 56min) 10/24-27

4. ATBR2017 The Hospital, The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain Man Story, by Keith C. Blackmore (1hr 37 min) 10/27

Currently Reading:
1. eBook/Smartphone (NG2018)
Light's Dawn: A Novella (Light in the Darkness) by [Bostic, Yvette]

Light’s Dawn: A Novella (Light in the Darkness)
by Yvette Bostic 
10/21- ___ Source: NetGalley
Mikel, a young merchant with the East India Trading Company, always considered fortune to be his mistress...until the Amboyan Massacre. The Dutch spare his life, but he’s forced into the deep jungles of South America to act as bait for a hidden menace picking off their scouts one by one. It works all too well: a demonic horde, drawn into the open, annihilates the entire Dutch battalion, leaving Mikel running for his life.
As he flees from the grisly battlefield, he falls in with the only other survivor of the demon attack, a Portuguese army scout named Raphael. Together, they scramble to escape the dangers of an impenetrable jungle, the pursuing demons, and their masters, a shadowy group of cultists intent on destroying the world.
Exhausted and disoriented, Mikel and Raphael are drawn to a mysterious stranger. But his gifts come with a choice: accept their destiny to fight against the darkness or allow it to consume humanity.
Light's Dawn is a stand-alone prequel to the Light in the Darkness historical fantasy series.

2. eBook/Kindle (NG2018)
For Us Humans: A Tale of Alien Occupation by [Rzasa, Steve]

For Us Humans: A Tale of Alien Occupation 
by Steve Rzasa 
10/24- ___ Source: NetGalley
Caz Fortel is a great liar. In fact, he's a professional.
It's his job to lie to people who steal works of art, and to get the goods back. But when Caz gets the big call from the FBI—a million bucks to recover a stolen statue of significant cultural value—it comes with a downside. His assigned partner has more of an interest in Jesus than Caz is comfortable with. Oh, and he’s an alien with four arms and a tremendous sense of smell.
When aliens showed up fifteen years ago, Earth cut a deal to join the Panstellar Consociation as a protectorate, allowing their new neighbors to set up a warp tunnel in orbit, in exchange for advanced tech secrets. Now Caz is caught up in the retrieval of their missing statue, and they want the mission kept quiet.
Or Earth could be in very, very big trouble.

3. Audible Smartphone (ATBR)

In the After
By: Demitria Lunetta
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
Source: June/July 2017 Audible Credit Purchase. 10/28- ____
Publisher's Summary
Not isolated.
Fate of Americans: unknown.

Amy is watching TV when the world is attacked by Them. Most of the population is overtaken, but Amy manages to survive - and even rescue "Baby" - a toddler she finds in an abandoned supermarket.
Then, after years of hiding, they are miraculously rescued and taken to New Hope, a colony of survivors living in a former government research compound. While at first the colony seems like a dream, with plenty of food, safety, and shelter, New Hope slowly reveals that it is far from ideal. And Amy soon realizes that unless things change, she'll lose Baby - and much more.
You'll tear through the pulse-pounding narrow escapes and horrifying twists of fate in this thrilling debut from author Demitria Lunetta.
©2013 Demitria Lunetta (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers

October 28, 2018 - I am still up to date and enjoying my Bible reading through You Version App.  I am 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 all those books and posted NO reviews. That puts me at many reviews to post! At least I was able to prepare several while offline.
Obviously I have all of these reviews to add to Goodreads, Amazon and Audible so I am way behind again. I still have older ones to catch up on too.
My NetGalley shelf is now at 7. I still have one author title in queue. 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 have no new review titles.
I picked up several Audible Daily Deals plus some credit picks. I did get a couple of credits because I have had trouble participating in the sales.
I didn't pick up any Kindle paid titles.
I picked up a few free kindle titles through my phone internet when we were near internet. (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


10/29/18 Audible Daily Deal $4.95
The Girl with All the Gifts
By: M. R. Carey
Narrated by: Finty Williams
Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
Release date: 06-10-14

10-24-18 Daily Deal ($5.95 less $5.05 credit) $0.90

By: Bernard Cornwell

10-18-18 1 Credit
The Mapmaker's Apprentice
By: C. J. Archer

10-18-18 1 Credit
By: Glynn Stewart

10-18-18 1 Credit
By: J. B. Rockwell

10-13-18 Daily Deal $4.95 with $5.00 credit) $0.00

Space Knight
By: Michael-Scott Earle

I received this from Pelican Book Group while I was away in Illinois but I forgot to list it. It sounds like fun reading.
Preserving Liberty: Pure Amore: Sweet Romance, Pure Enjoyment
by Candice Sue Patterson

10/29/2018 Free Audible Original
By: Jonathan Maberry
Narrated by: Scott Brick
Length: 37 mins
Release date: 10-04-18

I added 68 free titles to my Kindle library over the past three weeks. Titles found linked through Bookbub, Bookfun, Ereader News Today, Free Par-tay, Ignite Your Book, Inspired Reads, Pixel of Ink or Kindle ebooks.


  1. I'm sorry you had so much damage but I'm thankful you're all safe.
    The town where my mother lives sustained quite a bit of damage but, thankfully, her power was only out for a day and a half. The schools there were out for two weeks. The blog will be here when you have time to get to it.

  2. Wow you did read and listen a lot. I am glad you are all safe though.

  3. Bernard Cornwell is amazing, I have read a lot of his, especially The Saxon Chrocicles


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