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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Sunday Post February 28, 2021/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday March 1, 2021

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.

My desk seems to be covered with files right now. I need to buckle down and prepare about eight or so probate files. Then I need to update status on ten or so litigation files.
The stock market took a dip last week which has been anticipated. I had hoped it would wait until the end of March but I have been making preparation to go through a deeper dip.

Hubby made monkey bread (yummy) for the office this Thursday
and banana bread (yum) for us on Saturday.
I think we are starting to get spring weather with temperatures this week - 42 to 81; three possible days of rain.

My listening was good again this past week. I finished two audiobooks and one NetGalley;  posted four reviews and my usual memes.

I visited 18 blogs last week.
Shout Out this week to THE READING DEVIL. Penelope exudes energy and invites guests to join her "on my journey through the YA/adult book world!"

Don't forget- Audible is offering free children's titles during these days at home. is also offering free listens for children.

These were last week's posts:
  • Author2021- Book Review: 200 by Jennifer Brody; Genre: Dystopian Graphic Novels, Sci Fi; My Rating: 4.0 of 5.0.
  • ATBR- Audio Book Review: Night Stalker by Shirlee McCoy; Genre: Christian, Mystery, Romantic Suspense; My Rating: 4.0 of 5.0 Overall; Content 4.0; Narration 4.25.
Finished Reading:
1. Audible/Smartphone (A2021)
Dorothy: A Madcap Regency Romance Audiobook By Anya Wylde cover art

Dorothy: A Madcap Regency Romance
The Fairweather Sisters, Book 3
By: Anya Wylde
Narrated by: Deryn Oliver
Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
Release date: 12-30-20
This is a fun "madcap" romance.
Source: February 2021 Author Code.

Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible/Smartphone (ATBR)
Murder of Crows audiobook cover art

Murder of Crows
A Novel of the Others
By: Anne Bishop
Narrated by: Alexandra Harris
Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
This is a series which I really enjoy.
Source: 8/8/2020 July Audible Credit.

Publisher's Summary
Return to New York Times best-selling author Anne Bishop’s "phenomenal" (Urban Fantasy Investigations) world of the Others - where supernatural entities and humans struggle to co-exist, and one woman has begun to change all the rules.…
After winning the trust of the terra indigene residing in the Lakeside Courtyard, Meg Corbyn has had trouble figuring out what it means to live among them. As a human, Meg should be barely tolerated prey, but her abilities as a cassandra sangue make her something more.
The appearance of two addictive drugs has sparked violence between the humans and the Others, resulting in the murder of both species in nearby cities. So when Meg has a dream about blood and black feathers in the snow, Simon Wolfgard - Lakeside’s shape-shifting leader - wonders if their blood prophet dreamed of a past attack or a future threat.
As the urge to speak prophecies strikes Meg more frequently, trouble finds its way inside the Courtyard. Now, the Others and the handful of humans residing there must work together to stop the man bent on reclaiming their blood prophet - and stop the danger that threatens to destroy them all. ©2014 Anne Bishop (P)2014 Penguin Audio

3. Kindle App on/Smartphone (NG2020)
Time of the Rose (Twisted Rose Saga Book 1) by [Bonita Clifton]

Time of the Rose
by Bonita Clifton
This is a traditional (originally written in 1994) romance with suspense and time travel complications.
Source: NetGalley 2020.

Click on book title for full description.

Currently Reading:
1. Audible/Smartphone (ATBR)
Black Ops audiobook cover art

Black Ops Expeditionary Force, Book 4
By: Craig Alanson
Narrated by: R. C. Bray
Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
I decided to go with another fav series.
Source: 3/8/2020 Two For One Credit Sale at Audible.

Publisher's Summary
The elite crew of the pirate ship UNS Flying Dutchman had a simple mission: determining whether the Thuranin are sending another starship to Earth. Along the way, they became sidetracked by securing a future for the UNEF troops on the planet Paradise. When asked whether Earth was now safe, their ancient alien AI responded "Not so much" they have to deal with the consequences.
©2017 Craig Alanson (P)2017 Podium Publishing.

2. eBook/Kindle App (Author 2021)
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Frosted (Regency Retold #2)
by M.C. Frank
I am just starting this romance adventure.
Source: Received from author. Release date is February 20, 2021. My review will post before March 12.

Click on book title for full description.

The audiobook is longer and the ebook takes longer for me to read so I may not get to a third book this week. We'll see.

February 28, 2021 - I love seeing new things each time I read the Bible. I am glad to still be current with morning reading.
I am reading/listening the NLT Tyndale version of the Bible on You Version App so Hubby and I are reading the same passages each day.
I finished the 21-day study: Open Heaven: 21 Days of Fasting and Prayer.

I completed three books and remain up to date on review postings.
NetGalley shelf is still at 11. (I might allow myself to look again once I go below 10.)
Two author titles remaining in queue.
(Plus a few that I received from newsletter sign-ups, not specific review requests.)
Still many titles 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.
No new review books this week.
I picked up my free VIP February selection at
I downloaded the Christian Audio February free audio.

I added six 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



2/27/2021 VIP February Selection.
Fragment Too Far, Dudley Lynch
A Fragment Too Far
Written By: Dudley Lynch
Narrated By: T. Ryder Smith

Duration: 9 hours 26 minutes

February 2021 Download at
Healing Racial Trauma
Healing Racial Trauma
Author Sheila Wise Rowe
Narrator Sheila Wise Rowe

Runtime 5.8 Hrs. - Unabridged

Six free Kindle titles this week: Four books from Author invitations at facebook:
Devolution: A Sam Jameson Espionage & Suspense Thriller by Lars Emmerich

Wolves and Daggers: A Steampunk Fairy Tale (Steampunk Red Riding Hood Book 1) by Melanie Karsak

Alphas and Airships: A Steampunk Fairy Tale (Steampunk Red Riding Hood Book 2) by Melanie Karsak

Windsworn, book one of Gryphon Riders Trilogy by Derek Alan Siddoway (I discovered I had this on my shelf since 2017)

(Seen at Savvy Verse and Wit) The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen: An uplifting, comedic tale of time travel and friendship (The Austen Adventures Book 1) by Ada Bright, Cass Grafton

(Amazon Prime First Reads) Infinite by Brian Freeman

Free titles often found at Bookbub, Bookfun, Ereader News Today, Free Par-tay, Ignite Your Book, Inspired Reads, Pixel of Ink or Kindle ebooks.


  1. You sound like you are really busy which I guess is good really! Yes Anne Bishop's Murder of Crowes is really very good.

  2. Like the sound of the first two books. Our stock market went through the roof (no apparent market reasons just talk) and then dipped and then stabilized. It is a funny market going mainly on hearsay, innuendo but it is a good market to dabble in. Especially day trading (is that allowed in the States). Weather here beastly hot. And I got the vaccine. Just one in the early lot for which I am eternally grateful.

  3. Sounds like you are busy. Glad you are still getting in some reading.

    Our weather is supposed to be warmer this week, too. I am ready for spring.

    Dorothy and Time of the Rose both sound like they should go on y wish list.

    Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a nice week.

  4. Sounds like you are working hard!
    I made Monkey Bread once and it was delicious!

    Wishing you a great reading week

  5. First I have to say you married the right man - one who loves you AND feeds you!!! I hope you have a wonderful week, Martha, and can clear those papers from your desk.

  6. Omigosh!! Thank you so much for the shoutout! I am on my morning rounds of the blogosphere for the Monday meme and was so surprised at what I saw that I have tears in my eyes! I think it's almost that time of the month lol.. I have been way too emotional this past weekend!!
    I love the cover on Frosted! I hope you enjoy your reads this week!!

  7. Monkey bread looks delightful, and the book Dorothy also looks good. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Sounds like you are keeping busy. Good luck getting to the bottom of your desk. I really love Anne Bishop's The Others series too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  9. Monkey bread? I have to look into this. My favorite yummy healthy and super easy to do bread is this one:

  10. Sounds like things are busy at work. I hope you still get some downtime to read. Autumn has started here in Australia but the weather is still hot and muggy.

  11. I hope you are having a good day!!

  12. I love monkey bread and banana bread. I could eat them every day. Good luck with all your work!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  13. You sound as busy as I do! Happy reading.


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