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Sunday, November 4, 2018

Sunday Post November 3, 2018/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday November 4, 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 am working limited hours each day as we are walking through water to get into the office and now have open water raining in. I am still waiting to determine the next steps with the adjuster and structural engineering reports.
My husband goes in Monday to have a pacemaker put in. We are hoping it will help him have more energy.
My listening has been good but reading is slow as my Kindle still dies ever 10 minutes or so. I finally figured out how to get the book I wanted to read on the Fire Kindle so I expect I will be using that more. It does text to speech in a terrible voice but at least it has that option which my phone doesn't. I finished two audio books and one ebook. I got four reviews up but I have plenty to go. I am back to posting my usual memes.

I got to visit the MM links and about three others this week so that makes 18.
Shout Out this week to fuonlyknew/ Laura's Ramblins and Reviews. Laura Bickle is author of young adult horror stories, plus...
Thank you to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • A2018- Audible Book Review: The Lilac Bouquet by Carolyn Brown; Contemporary Romance, Small Town; my rating: 4.5 of 5.0 Overall, Story and Audio.
  • AB2018- Audiobook Review: The Quest for Cosmic Justice by Thomas Sowell; Jurisprudence, Non-Fiction, Social Studies; My Rating: 5.0 of 5.0.
Finished Reading:
1. Audible Smartphone (ATBR)

In the After
By: Demitria Lunetta
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
This is a different twist on a post-apocalyptic story.
Source: June/July 2017 Audible Credit Purchase. 10/28-29
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible Smartphone (ATBR)

How to Marry a Werewolf
A Claw & Courtship Novella, Book 1
By: Gail Carriger
I wanted a fun story to finish off the month of October and this was perfect!
Source: July 2018 Audible Credit Purchase. 10/30-31
Publisher's Summary
Guilty of an indiscretion? Time to marry a werewolf.
New York Times best-selling author Gail Carriger brings you a charming stand-alone story set in her wildly popular Parasolverse. Described as: Georgette Heyer goes to the wolves.
The monsters left Faith ruined in the eyes of society, so now they're her only option. Rejected by her family, Faith crosses the Atlantic, looking for a marriage of convenience and revenge. But things are done differently in London. Werewolves are civilized. At least they pretend to be.
Backward heathens with no culture, Major Channing has never had time for any of them. But there's something special about Faith. Channing finds himself fighting to prove himself and defend his species. But this werewolf has good reason not to trust human women.
Even if they learn to love, can either of them forgive?
From the best-selling author of the Parasol Protectorate series. Look out for appearances from favorite characters and the serious consequences of unwarranted geology.
A Note on Chronology
The Claw & Courtship novellas can be heard in any order. This book can be enjoyed without having heard any of Gail's other works. Set in the spring of 1896, this story occurs after events chronicled in Romancing the Werewolf.
©2018 Gail Carriger LLC (P)2018 Gail Carriger LLC

3. 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 
I enjoyed this interesting, rather unique, Christian story.
Source: NetGalley 10/24- 11/4.
Click on book title for full description.

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 
I am interested to see where this is going.
Source: NetGalley 10/21- ___
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible/Smartphone (ATBR)

By: Mercedes Lackey
Narrated by: Amy Landon
Series: Hunter, Book 1

Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
I am enjoying this fantasy.
Source: Audible Daily Deal July 2017. 11/1- ___

Publisher's Summary
They came after the Diseray. Some were terrors ripped from our collective imaginations, remnants of every mythology across the world. And some were like nothing anyone had ever dreamed up, even in their worst nightmares.
Long ago, the barriers between our world and the Otherworld were ripped open, and it's taken centuries to bring back civilization in the wake. Now, the luckiest Cits live in enclosed communities, behind walls that keep them safe from the hideous monsters fighting to break through. Others are not so lucky.
To Joyeaux Charmand, who has been a Hunter in her tight-knit mountain community since she was a child, every Cit without magic deserves her protection from dangerous Othersiders. Then she is called to Apex City, where the best Hunters are kept to protect the most important people.
Joy soon realizes that the city's powerful leaders care more about luring Cits into a false sense of security than protecting them. More and more monsters are getting through the barriers, and the close calls are becoming too frequent to ignore. Yet the Cits have no sense of how much danger they're in - to them, Joy and her corps of fellow Hunters are just action stars they watch on TV.
When an act of sabotage against Joy takes an unbearable toll, Joy uncovers a terrifying conspiracy. There is something much worse than the usual monsters infiltrating Apex. And it may be too late to stop them.
©2015 Mercedes Lackey (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

3. eBook/Kindle Fire (TBR)

Cadaver in Chief: A Special Report from the Dawn of the Zombie Apocalypse
by Steve Hockensmith
I picked this for a "C" TBR and thought it was a good choice transitioning from October to November election week. :-)
Source: Kindle 2012 Freebie. 11/3- ____
The undead have risen from their graves, and society hangs by a thread. But America's political parties aren't going to let a little thing like the zombie apocalypse get in the way of a presidential election. There are nasty whispers about the incumbent, though, and they have nothing to do with where he was born.
The rumor: He's dead.
Could a zombie be running for President? It's up to ace Washington Tribune reporter Jan Woods to find out.
Cadaver in Chief, the new novella from New York Times bestseller Steve Hockensmith (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls), follows Woods on her search for the truth...a search that puts her up against the most dangerous ghouls in Washington. Oh, and zombies, too.

November 4, 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 three books and posted four reviews. I still have many reviews to post!
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 8 as I added a title. 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 added one new review title through NetGalley.
I picked up one Audible Daily Deal.
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
I picked up this book through NetGalley.

The Trouble with Twelfth Grave
by Darynda Jones
I still need to get book 11 in the series but I plan to pick that up at Audible.


11/3/18 Audible Daily Deal $1.95
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe audiobook cover artThe Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
The Chronicles of Narnia
By: C.S. Lewis
Narrated by: Michael York
Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
Release date: 12-26-04

There are six new Audible Originals offered for November and I have to narrow down my choice from four that I like.

I added just 29 free titles to my Kindle library over the past 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. Oh my, you had an eventful week! I did not realize you went through a hurricane. That must have been scary! I'm glad you're okay. I'm off to read your post about it. Enjoy your new books.

  2. I'm surprised my husband isn't reading How to Marry a Werewolf. He's a huge Gail Carriger fan. My weekly updates

  3. Oops that water does not sound good at all. Hope the pacemaker will work out as hoped. Sounds like the Kindle battery has had it!

  4. Wishing your husband well and hope the pacemaker brings more energy.

  5. oh no, good thoughts to your husband and I hope the water goes away.

  6. You have a nice collection of books for the month. Enjoy, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  7. Oh, dear! I hope your water issues at your office can be resolved soon. Hunter reminds me that I began that series and wanted to continue on with it but didn't. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  8. Oh wow, the water problems have to be scary and frustrating. I hope things get back to normal soon.

    The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe should bring back lots of memories.

  9. so happy for you you will be discovering Narnia. I devoured the whole series in no time. You visited my post, so here is the link to today's post for more books on your TBR:

  10. I had hoped that things were beginning to get back to normal for you, but it sounds far from it!

    The worry of having hubbie in hospital isn't going to help either.

    Reading and a little blog hopping for your sanity and moral

  11. Lots of interesting titles.

    I hope all goes well with your husband. Sorry about the water.

    Take care.

  12. Hope the hubby's procedure went well. Ack on the water. Hopefully the week will improve for yall.

  13. I loved the Lilac Bouquet! I got it as an Audible daily deal. I also love the Charley Davidson series on audio. I also get way too many freebies. I'm reading all holiday books this week for HoHoHoRAT. Enjoy your books and I hope you get your technology working for you. Anne - Books of My Heart


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