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Sunday, September 5, 2021

Sunday Post September 5, 2021/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday September 6, 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.

Work is still moving along. Heather had one bad day when she took a pain bill that didn't agree with her.

Hubby continues to make me yummy Saturday breakfasts.

We had some heavy rains early in the week and then it calmed down. I think they worked on the roof so we will wait for the next rains to see how the leaks are doing.

My listening was good again this week, finishing two audiobooks, and I enjoyed the graphic ebook.  I posted three reviews and my usual memes.

I visited 15 blogs last week.
Shout Out this week to FAITH TRUST AND BREAST CANCER. Miaismine shares "weekly posts with devotionals, adventures in quilting, crocheting, reading and life as a triple negative breast cancer thriver." I think we have things in common.

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- Audio Book Review: Infinity Blade: Awakening by Brandon Sanderson; Genre: Fantasy, Sword & Sorcery; My Rating: 4.25 of 5.0 Overall; Content 4.25; Narration 4.25.
  • NG2021- #NetGalley Book Review: The Keepers by Jeffrey B. Burton; Genre: Amateur Sleuth, Cadaver Dog, Mystery; My Rating: 4.25 of 5.0 Overall; Content 4.25; Narration 4.25.
Finished Reading:
1. Audible/Smartphone (ATBR)
Penny Preston and the Silver Scepter  By  cover art

Penny Preston and the Silver Scepter
Misaligned, Book II
By: Armen Pogharian
Narrated by: Michelle Babb
Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
Release date: 06-02-21
This is an entertaining series.
Source: Audible Code from the Narrator.

Click on book title for full description.

2. ebook/PDF on Computer (NG2021)
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1. Serenade
by Script by Victoria Maderna, Federico Piatti and
art by Victoria Maderna, Federico Piatti
Europe Comics
I liked this YA graphic novel
Source 2021 NetGalley.

Click on book title for full description.

3. Audio/Smartphone (ATBR)

The Dauntless
Written by Alex Kings
Narrated by Mark Boyett
Run Time 8h 34min
I enjoyed this action-packed space adventure, even though a bit far fetched.
Source: November 8th, 2020 Chirp Purchase $1.99.

Click on book title for full description.

Currently Reading:
1. ebook/Kindle App on Phone (ebTBR)

Killer Lawyer (Jake Wolfe Book 3)
by Mark Nolan
I enjoyed book one of the series and
I am enjoying this book too!
Source: Author 2019.

Jake Wolfe is a young lawyer who leads a secret life as a government assassin. Trained by the CIA, Jake now wants a new life of peace and quiet, living on a boat and practicing law. But when his city is shocked by a serial killer and he’s framed for the murder of a friend, Jake must race against time to find the killer before he strikes again.
Drawn into a deadly game of cat and mouse; at every step Jake and his loved ones are being hunted by the clever, twisted madman. As the city is gripped in fear of the seemingly random shootings that could strike anybody, Jake investigates and uncovers ominous clues until a shocking reversal of fortune changes everything With the clock ticking and lives at stake, will Jake be able to find and stop the killer in time, or will he become the next victim?
Buckle up for a wild ride as Jake Wolfe and his exceptionally intelligent dog, Cody, return to action in this page-turning thriller in Mark Nolan’s bestselling series that has earned thousands of 5-star ratings on Amazon and Goodreads.

2. Audio/Smartphone (ATBR)
A Worthy Pursuit

A Worthy Pursuit
By Karen Witemeyer
Narrated By: Barbara McCulloh
Duration: 11 h 7 min
I am midway and enjoying this charming and suspenseful western historical romance.
Source: 6/3/19 2 for one credit with May credit.

A teacher on the run. A bounty hunter in pursuit. Can two enemies learn to trust each other before they both lose what they hold most dear? Stone Hammond is the best tracker in Texas. He never comes home empty-handed. So when a wealthy railroad investor hires him to find his abducted granddaughter, Stone eagerly accepts. Charlotte Atherton, former headmistress of Sullivan's Academy for Exceptional Youths, will do anything to keep her charges safe, especially the orphaned girl entrusted to her care. Charlotte promised Lily's mother she'd keep the girl away from her unscrupulous grandfather, and nothing will stop Charlotte from fulfilling that pledge. Not even the handsome bounty hunter with surprisingly honest eyes who comes looking for them. When Miss Atherton produces documentation that shows her to be Lily's legal guardian, Stone must reevaluate everything he's been led to believe. Is she villain or victim? Then a new danger forces Charlotte to trust the man sent to destroy her. Stone vows to protect what he once sought to tear apart. Besides, he's ready to start a new pursuit: winning Charlotte's heart.

3. Audible/Smartphone (ATBR)
Who in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? audiobook cover art

Who in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?
By: Rebecca Tinker
Narrated by: Kyla Garcia
Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
Release date: 01-22-19
I remember the computer game years ago and now play the card game with my grandkids.
I thought this spin off audio would be fun.
7/5/2019 Daily Deal $1.95.

About This Audible Audiobook
The globe-trotting thief in the red fedora returns! And now, the question isn't where—but who? In the role of Carmen Sandiego, award-winning performer Kyla Garcia reveals, for the very first time, the backstory of the ever-elusive master criminal whose whereabouts captured the imaginations of children everywhere— through educational video games, animated series, and a popular PBS "gameshow" for middle schoolers in the 1990s.
In this novelization based on the new Netflix animated series, you'll discover there's even more to the story. More action, more details, more twists. And you'll hear from Carmen Sandiego herself how the mastermind behind some of the most audacious capers ever conceived became the best thief on the planet. Don’t miss your chance to learn who in the world is…Carmen Sandiego.
©2019 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Carmen Sandiego and related characters are trademarks of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and used under license. Published by special arrangement with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

I will probably get to another audio but I haven't decided which yet.

September 5, 2021 - I missed one morning but and back 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 plan to pick another study this week.

I completed three books to review this week.
NetGalley shelf is still at 3 old titles. 
Now four author titles are in queue. I've started reading from these.
(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.

No new review books this week.
I picked up One August Audible Credit; I'm still contemplating the second choice.
I picked up five audio titles at Chirp.
I also selected one audio from Audible Plus Catalog.
One 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


9/2/2021 One August Audible Credit:
American Marxism Audiobook By Mark R. Levin cover art
American Marxism
By: Mark R. Levin
Narrated by: Jeremy Lowell, Mark R. Levin

Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
Release date: 07-13-21
We have this in print but Hubby likes to listen and read.

9/5/2021 Chirp Purchases - Five titles for $14.95.
A Solitude of Wolverines
Written by Alice Henderson
Narrated by Eva Kaminsky

Run Time 9h 38min
$4.99 - This sounds like a good thriller.

The Road to Paradise
A Vintage National Parks Novel
Written by Karen Barnett
Narrated by Ann Richardson

Run Time 10h 9min
$2.99 - I have been eyeing this Vintage mystery series.

Last Ones Left Alive
Written by Sarah Davis-Goff
Narrated by Anne-Marie Gaillard

Run Time 5h 34min
$2.99 - I wasn't sure of this zombie type post-apocalyptic, but decided to try it.

Fleet of Worlds
Written by Edward M. Lerner & Larry Niven
Narrated by Tom Weiner

Run Time 9h 36min
$2.99 - I haven't read in this universe so this looked like an inexpensive way to try.

Bunker (Book 1)
Written by Jay J. Falconer
Narrated by Gary Tiedemann

Run Time 3h 46min
$.99 - I have had this series in my Wish List. I decided to try the first book before buying a bundle.

One Audible Plus Catalog:
One Heart to Win  By  cover art
One Heart to Win
By: Johanna Lindsey
Narrated by: Meredith Mitchell
Series: Callahan-Warren, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
I was surprised, but pleased, to find this in the Plus Catalog.

One Free Kindle Titles
White Ribbon
Aleatha Romig

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


  1. Yummy breakfast. I enjoy Mia's posts on Instagram and she quilts so books and quilts! I like the look of Karen Witemeyer, I think I did listen to one of hers and liked it.

  2. This breakfast looks delicious! And A Solitude of Wolverines sounds very intriguing. Have a great week and happy reading!

  3. That's a delicious looking breakfast! I once also had a weird reaction to pain medication, it made me super woozy and I had to leave work early. I hope Heather is feeling a little better again! 'Who in the World is Carmen Sandiego?' looks really interesting, I'm definitely going to look that one up. I hope you have a lovely week :)
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

  4. We are in lockdown till the 13th and this week looks more dreary than the last. The infection figures and death rates are not falling and this is very depressing.

  5. A Worthy Pursuit looks like something I'd enjoy!

  6. Killer Lawyer looks good.

    I want that yummy breakfast! Enjoy your week, and here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

  7. Happy reading this week, Killer Lawyer sounds good. Those pain pills don't agree with me either. I took just one for my root canal a few months back and ugh.
    The breakfast looks delicious!

  8. Nice looking assortment of books. Your breakfast looks good. I like waffles but they do take some time to make. So I usually go with pancakes. I remember the Carmen Sandiego computer game and really enjoyed playing it with my students. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  9. Sorry to hear about Heather's bad reaction. I hope that doesn't happen again. Looks like hubby is quite the cook.

    Great assortment of books this week. A Worthy Pursuit and The Road to Paradise caught my eye.

    Hope you have a nice week.

  10. I enjoy Karen Witemeyer's books. I have not read A Worthy Pursuit, but it is on my TBR list. Have you read A Tailor-Made Bride from her? I listened to it on Audio and loved it.

  11. Yummy waffles! Enjoy your latest batch of books :-)


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