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Sunday, August 8, 2021

Sunday Post August 9, 2021/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday August 10 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.

Heather has continued under doctor supervision with minimal driving and work.
I worked on a third commercial closing which has been extended a week. I sorted my desk and have a full, up to date "To Do" list 

We are in Amelia Island today through Tuesday for an industry conference.
It was time for August nails and I picked blue for beachy look!
The design is palm trees.

We had heavy rain on Monday so learned the next day that we still  have leaks but they are minimal compared to before.
Our temps are in mid to high 90s. More storms predicted this week although we didn't have that many last week as predicted.

I enjoyed my audio listening again this week. I finished three audiobooks and finally finished my print book.  I posted two reviews, July Wrap-up and my usual memes.

I visited 18 blogs again last week.
Shout Out this week to CAPTURED ON FILM - MrsBeee Blog. Jo seems to have a steady chain of reviews to check out.

Audible offerings for free children's titles ended June 30. is still sharing some free listens for children.

These were last week's posts:
  • ATBR-Audible Book Review: The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling; Categories: Children's Audiobooks, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths; My Rating: 3.75 of 5.0 Overall; Content 3.5; Narration 4.0.
  • ATBR- Audio Book Review: Cloak Games: Thief Trap by Jonathan Moeller; Genre: Alternate History, Fantasy, Sword & Sorcery, Urban Fantasy; My Rating: 4.25 of 5.0 Overall; Content 4.25; Narration 4.25.
Finished Reading:
1. Audible/Smartphone (ATBR)
Winds of Wrath audiobook cover art

Winds of Wrath
Destroyermen Series, Book 15
By: Taylor Anderson
Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
Length: 24 hrs and 48 mins
Release date: 06-09-20
This has been a great series. I will miss these characters but do plan to get into the spin off set in the same universe.
Source: May 2020 Audible Credit.

Click on book title for full description.

2. Audio/Smartphone (ATBR)

Hour of Need
Scarlet Falls, Book 1
By: Melinda Leigh
Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
Release date: 12-09-14
This is an easy listen mystery with romance.
Source: 12/13/2019 Audible Member Sale $5.24

Click on book title for full description.

3. Print (2021)

The Iron Triangle: Inside the Liberal Democrat Plan to Use Race to Divide Christians and America in their Quest for Power and How We Can Defeat Them
by Vince Everett Ellison
I could have highlighted almost every page of this book!
Source: Purchased in March 2021.

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4. Audible/Smartphone (ATBR)
Lost Valley  By  cover art

Lost Valley
By: Walt Browning
Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
Series: Extinction Survival, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
I thought this was post apocalyptic (which it is) but it is zombie type horror.
Source: September 2020 Audible Plus Catalog.

Publisher's Summary
War has a way of following some people....
John Eric Carver and Shrek are a retired Navy SEAL war dog team, now living in the mountains outside of San Diego. Both man and dog thought their life was now settled, finding peace on the 40-acre ranch they had moved to. But life, and a mutated virus, changed all that.
Now, they have to survive a worldwide pandemic. Taking refuge in a nearby Boy Scout camp, he leads a group of teens and their parents as they are forced to deal with infected creatures that are rapidly consuming the world. Will John and Shrek survive another war, or will this be the end of the line for the SEAL team?
©2019 Walt Browning (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Currently Reading:
1. ebook/NetGalley App on Phone (NG2021)

The Keepers
by Jeffrey B. Burton
Still enjoying this but not too far along.
(Seen at Inside of a Dog.)
Source: NetGalley 7/11/2021.

Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible/Smartphone (ATBR)
Zero Hour audiobook cover art

Zero Hour
Expeditionary Force, Book 5
By: Craig Alanson
Narrated by: R. C. Bray
Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
Release date: 02-06-18
I like this series and decided to get my "Z" title.
It had me smiling during my four hour drive today.
Source: 3/14/2020 Two For One Credit Sale at Audible.

Publisher's Summary
United Nations Special Operations Command sent an elite expeditionary force of soldiers and pilots out on a simple recon mission, and somehow along the way they sparked an alien civil war. Now the not-at-all-merry band of pirates is in desperate trouble, again. Their stolen alien starship is falling apart, thousands of light years from home. The ancient alien AI they nicknamed Skippy is apparently dead, and even if they can by some miracle revive him, he might never be the same.
©2017 Craig Alanson; 2018 Podium Publishing

August 8, 2021 - I remain on track. 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 to 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 nine day study: What If Christianity Isn't What You Think?

I completed four books to review this week.
NetGalley shelf is still at four - 3 old and one new.  And I forgot to post a couple of weeks ago that I had reached 95% feedback on the NetGalley shelf!
Now five author titles are in queue. I'll be working on these next soon.
(Plus a few that I received from facebook links and 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: Serena of Savvy Verse & Wit, me and new to the team, Velvet at vvb32reads. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.
Shocking - No Audios for me this week.

No new review book again this week.
I am eyeing the new deals at but haven't made a choice yet.
Two free ebooks and one Kindle title 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



8/4/2021 Two Regency titles from authors' online downloads:
Honorable Rosalind's Heart
by Bridget Barton

The Price to Pay for a Duke's Love
By Aria Norton

8/5 One title free at Amazon.

See No Evil Love No Evil: Delsin Chronicles The Prequel
by Bella Benz

Other Free titles often found at Bookbub, Bookfun, Ereader News Today, Inspired Reads, Pixel of Ink or Kindle ebooks.


  1. I absolutely LOVE this blue nail color, perfect pick for the summer. You've read lots of great books, hope you have some more great reading this week!

  2. Well done on finishing that many audiobooks. I need to get into my next one, I always seem to lag between one and the other. Good the leaks are less. Pretty nails!

  3. I love the blue, it matches your ring so nicely! And fingers crossed that further rains don't lead to further leaks. I've also been thinking about rereading the Bible. I knew it quite well when I was a child and we went to church every Sunday, but I also think I would glean new things from it if I reread it as an adult. I hope you have a lovely week :)
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

  4. Love your nails! I need to get mine done. I haven't had them done since before the pandemic started.

  5. Enjoy Amelia Island and hopefully a little reading this week!

  6. I love your nail colour!

    Wishing you a great reading week

  7. Pretty nails! I love Melinda Leigh's books, and must read more of them! Thanks for sharing.

  8. What did you think of Lost Valley? It's on my Audible list but I haven't gotten to it yet. I'm listening to Joe Abercrombie's Red Country on my dog walks. :)

  9. Pretty nails! Nice assortment of books too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  10. Super cute nails! Enjoy your time away from home - even though it's for work.


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