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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Sunday Post February 10, 2019/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday February 11, 2019

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.

This past week I struggled a couple days to fight off a cold. I came home early on Wednesday to sleep the afternoon. I rested Saturday and today too. Meanwhile my daughter went home sick Friday with a very high fever and feeling really yucky.

I am continuing to work on probate files and litigation files for closing out.

The dryout process is done at the damaged office but it looks like we will now be on hold until the engineer and architect get their plans to us.

Our house roof was completed this week and we are waiting for word on the fairly minor interior repairs.

Our weather had warmed up really nicely to the 70s mid week but dropped back to 40s on Saturday.

My reading was steady. I finished 3 books: two ebooks and one audiobook. I posted four reviews and my usual memes.

I visited 22 blogs during the week.
Shout Out this week to ReadRantRock&Roll. This is Mischenko's "blog about books, music, movies and more…".
Thank you to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • NG2018- #NetGalley Book Review: Quinn's Promise Rock by Christie Thomas and Sydney Hanson; Children, Christian; My Rating: 5.0 of 5.0.
  • ATBR- Audible Book Review: A Bachelor Establishment by Jodi Taylor; Humor, Historical Romance, Regency Romance; My Rating: 5.0 of 5.0 Overall.

Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (NG2018)

The Last Woman in the Forest
by Diane Les Becquets
This is an interesting psychological thriller.
Source: 2018 NetGalley.

Click on book title for full description.

2. Audiobooks/Smartphone (ATBR)
Buried Secrets (Men of Valor Series, Book #1)

Buried Secrets (Men of Valor Series, Book #1)
Series Men of Valor Series
Author Irene Hannon
Narrator Therese Plummer and Jennifer Grace
This is good- not great -romantic suspense.
Source: Christian Audiobook Sale July 2017.
Click on book title for full description.

3. eBook/Kindle (ebTBR)

Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit
by Francis Chan
This is a wonderful book that reminds us of our true relationship with the Holy Spirit.
Source: Kindle Free TBR 2012.
Click on book title for full description.

Currently Reading:
1. Audiobooks/Smartphone (ATBR)

The Bird and the Sword
By: Amy Harmon
Narrated by: Trina Nishimura
Series: The Bird and the Sword Chronicles, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
I am really enjoying this fantasy romance.
Source: June 2017 Audible Daily Deal $3.95.
Publisher's Summary
Swallow, daughter, pull them in, those words that sit upon your lips. Lock them deep inside your soul, hide them 'til they've time to grow. Close your mouth upon the power, curse not, cure not, 'til the hour. You won't speak and you won't tell, you won't call on heaven or hell. You will learn and you will thrive. Silence, daughter. Stay alive.
The day my mother was killed, she told my father I wouldn't speak again, and she told him if I died, he would die too. Then she predicted the king would sell his soul and lose his son to the sky. My father has a claim to the throne, and he is waiting in the shadows for all of my mother's words to come to pass. He wants desperately to be king, and I just want to be free. But freedom will require escape, and I'm a prisoner of my mother's curse and my father's greed. I can't speak or make a sound, and I can't wield a sword or beguile a king. In a land purged of enchantment, love might be the only magic left, and who could ever love...a bird?
©2016 Amy Harmon (P)2016 Publishing

2. eBook/Kindle (NG2019)

Never Let Go (Uncommon Justice Book #1)
by Elizabeth Goddard
I like how this has started.
Source: 2018 NetGalley.
As a forensic genealogist, Willow Anderson is following in her late grandfather's footsteps in her quest for answers about a baby abducted from the hospital more than twenty years ago. The case may be cold, but things are about to heat up when someone makes an attempt on her life to keep her from discovering the truth.
Ex-FBI agent--and Willow's ex-flame--Austin McKade readily offers his help to protect the woman he never should have let get away. Together they'll follow where the clues lead them, even if it means Austin must face the past he's spent much of his life trying to forget. And even if it puts Willow's tender heart at risk.
In this fast-paced and emotional page-turner, bestselling author Elizabeth Goddard keeps the stakes high, the romantic tension sparking, and the outcome uncertain until the very end.

3. Audible/Smartphone (ATBR)
The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband audiobook cover art

The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband
A Bridgertons Prequel
By: Julia Quinn
Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
Series: The Rokesbys, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
Another historical romance for this month. 
This will be my continuing series book for February.
Source: December 2018 Audible Credit.
Publisher's Summary
With her brother, Thomas, injured on the battlefront in the colonies, orphaned Cecilia Harcourt has two unbearable choices: move in with a maiden aunt or marry a scheming cousin. Instead she chooses option three and travels across the Atlantic, determined to nurse her brother back to health.
But after a week of searching, she finds not her brother but his best friend, the handsome officer Edward Rokesby. He's unconscious and in desperate need of her care, and Cecilia vows that she will save this soldier's life, even if staying by his side means telling one little lie.
When Edward comes to, he's more than a little confused. The blow to his head knocked out three months of his memory, but surely he would recall getting married. He knows who Cecilia Harcourt is - even if he does not recall her face - and with everyone calling her his wife, he decides it must be true, even though he'd always assumed he'd marry his neighbor back in England.
Cecilia risks her entire future by giving herself - completely - to the man she loves. But when the truth comes out, Edward may have a few surprises of his own for the new Mrs. Rokesby.
©2017 Julie Cotler Pottinger (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

4. eBook/Kindle (ebTBR)

January Breeze, February Embers, March Whispers
(Elderberry Croft #1)
by Becky Doughty
I will be reading the February story for my 'Monthly' Goal reading.
Source: Kindle Free TBR 2015.
Click on book title for full description.

February 10, 2019 - I am staying up to date with the One Year Bible plan reading through You Version App.
I am reading a 21 day reading with others in our church: Gospel of John; What it Means to Believe.
[You can check out audio of the One Year Bible Plan on the companion commentary online.]

I completed three books and posted four reviews. That keeps me to 3 reviews to post.
I continue to slowly add reviews to NetGalley, Goodreads, Amazon and Audible. I still have older ones to catch up on.
I added two titles to my NetGalley shelf so it is at 11 unread from November to date plus 4 old titles (2012!) that I might get read this year. I still have four remaining author titles 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 picked up two more NetGalley review titles.
I picked up one Audible daily deal and one February free Audible Original.
I didn't purchase any Kindle paid titles and I only picked up 13 free kindle titles again. (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 received two titles from NetGalley.
The Lady in the Coppergate Tower
by Nancy Campbell Allen

"Hazel and Sam must fight their way past vampires, clockwork beasts, and their own insecurities as they try to reach her sister in the impenetrable Coppergate Tower before time runs out."

Finder by [Palmer, Suzanne]Finder
by Suzanne Palmer

"Fergus Ferguson has been called a lot of names: thief, con artist, repo man. He prefers the term finder...
Foolhardy. Eccentric. Reckless. Whatever he’s called, Fergus will need all the help he can get to take back the Sword and maybe save Cernee from destruction in the process."


I picked up one Audible Daily Deal:
2/4/2019 Audible Daily Deal $3.95
God of War audiobook cover artGod of War
By: J. M. Barlog, Cory Barlog
Narrated by: Alastair Duncan
Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
Release date: 08-28-18

2/10/19 Free Audible Original
By Jeff Hirsch
Narrated by: Jesse Einstein
Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
Release date: 01-31-19
"One boy's story of surviving alone on a strange planet.

I only added 13 free titles to my Kindle library. I didn't spend much time adding free books again this week.  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 hope you and your daughter feel better soon. Workmen everywhere never ever finish on time. Here they swear they are coming in and never turn up. They also dont answer the phone so you are left in limbo!

  2. Happy New Week, Busy Lady!! :)

    ENJOY your books, and thanks for always stopping by my blog.

  3. We are back to cold temperatures, but not the deep freeze of last week.

    We had three inches of snow this evening....Phil the groundhog was WRONG!!

  4. The Rokesby book by Julia Quinn would be fun, I enjoy her and the narrator. Good that the roof is now done. Hope the cold has been banished.

  5. I want to read more Julia Quinn HR. I like her light tone and plots. Glad to hear about the progress on the roofs, etc. Hope you and your daughter feel better. Lots of bugs going around this winter.

  6. 3 books is a great reading week! Finder looks interesting to me.

  7. I want to read Last Woman in the Forest too.

  8. Never Let Go looks tempting.

    I hope you are feeling better, and have a great week. Here are

  9. Last Woman In The Forrest sounds good. Hope you are feeling better ;)

  10. I tried reading The Last Woman in the Forest but couldn't get into it and added to my DNF collection. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  11. I hope you're both feeling better soon. It's been a tough year on so many people.

    Great list of books. Never Let Go needs to be added to my wish list.

  12. I'm also trying to get through my Netgalley shelf. I managed to get two read so I now have 19 outstanding. I did well to resist a new add from an author I love.

  13. Sorry to hear about your cold! I hope you're feeling better now.
    Finder sounds intriguing. Happy reading!

  14. Nice progress on things. I think I am going to get Finder; I got sent the widget. I just looked at that yesterday a bit. I'm getting pickier and choosing less freebies. Hope this week is going well. I have gotten around to 60 blogs on the Sunday post but it takes all week. Anne - Books of My Heart

  15. I think it was me, I could not get into the last women in the forest. I felt bad, maybe I will try again later. Hope you are feeling better!


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