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Sunday, November 21, 2021

Sunday Post November 21, 2021/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday November 22, 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.

I stayed home Monday and then ended up working late every night the rest of the week as I tried to finish things to go on vacation. We are up in Illinois again visiting our son and his family. We are looking forward to enjoying a lovely Thanksgiving together.

When I take off my glasses I can't see things beyond six inches.
Image my concern when I saw this dark blob
above my shower one morning this week.
I thought it was a spider at first.
Fortunately it was a cluster of ladybugs who come inside for the warmth.

Weather for our trip was very nice - not too crowded and only a little rain. It did get a little colder as we drove north and Temps will be a bit cooler here: 21 to 59. We'll be bundled. :-) 

I enjoyed my listening last week and finished two audiobooks and am 12 hours into a long third. I posted three reviews and my usual memes.

I only visited 14 blogs again last week.
No Shout Out this week. Be Blessed!

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: Dachshund Through the Snow by David Rosenfelt; Genre: Crime, Detective, Mystery, Fav Series; My Rating: 4.25 of 5.0 Overall; Content 4.25; Narration 4.5.
Finished Reading:
1. Audible/Smartphone (ATBR)

Harper's Ten: Fractured Space, Book 0.5
By: J.G. Cressey
Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
Series: Fractured Space, Book 0.5
Length: 6h 29m
This isn't the happiest of adventures, but interesting.
Source: 10/9/2021 Audible Plus Catalog titles.

Click on book title for full description.

2. Audio/Smartphone (ATBR)

Mysterious Abduction
Written by Rita Herron
Narrated by Steve Campbell
This was a quick, easy listening Romantic Suspense.
Source: 12/31/2020 Chirp $3.99.

Click on book title for full description.

Currently Reading:
1. Audible/Smartphone (ATBR)
Shattered Worlds  By  cover art

Shattered Worlds
Koban, Volume 4
By: Stephen W Bennett
Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
Length: 31 hrs and 26 mins
I have been waiting to listen to this long audiobook in a sci fi series I like.
I am at 18 hours left as the battle continues between the Krall and humans with the help of the Kobani.
Source: October 2020 Audible Credit

Publisher's Summary
The Kobani continue their offensives against the Krall, attacking production worlds and destroying or stealing ships from the Krall fleet, which the enemy needs to resupply their invasions. The Kobani create a multispecies settlement on Haven, a gentler habitable world near deadly Koban. They gain the trust and technological assistance of freed former Krall slave species, the Torki, Prada, and resurrected Raspani. Their ranks and Mind Tap learned skills are increased by spec ops recruits from Human Space.
Mirikami engineers an assault on the Krall base world, K1, in cooperation with a skeptical human navy by sharing new technology, revealing Kobani physical capabilities, and providing intelligence on new Krall invasion plans. Despite knowing the Kobani use illegal gene mods, the navy high command decides to hit the Krall first, with the help of their secretive, tough Kobani ally. After the attack a mauled Krall fleet still heavily outnumbers the navy, and the damaged human fleet withdraws.
A vengeful Krall warlord, the Kobani old nemesis Telour, summons an ancient Olt'kitapi ship that can shatter an entire planet. He has a devious plan for remote strikes that will initiate delayed deaths on multiple human worlds, all before a ship imbued with morality can learn it has been been duped. Telour wants the home world of humanity to see death approaching one world at a time.
Mirikami expected a strong Krall reaction but not this extreme. He scrambles to head off the inexorable destruction of multiple planets. Failing to save some worlds, he is the final hope for billions of people on others. The Kobani will need the strength and speed their genes provide plus luck to save humanity.
Book one: Koban; book two: Koban: The Mark of Koban; book three: Koban: Rise of the Kobani.
©2014 Stephen W Bennett (P)2015 Stephen W Bennett

2. ebook/Kindle App on Phone (ebTBR)

A Place Called Armageddon: Constantinople 1453
by C.C. Humphreys
I still like the writing style. I am only 12% in so far.
Source: 2012 NetGalley.

Click on book title for full description.

I expect I may read a few books with the children this week so we'll have to see what comes next.

November 21, 2021 - I got behind one morning and plan to listen to two days selections to get 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.
No Study yet this week.

I completed two books for reviews to post this week.
My NetGalley shelf now has 2 old ebooks titles and one new audio.
I still have two author titles remaining in queue. I'm still working on reading 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.

I requested/received one new NetGalley Audio review title this week.
I picked up my two October Audible credit books.
I do have VIP to pick up still this month.
No other purchases or freebies this week.
I picked up No free Kindle titles.

(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
Received Audiobook through NetGalley
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The Chase
by Candice Fox
Macmillan Audio


11/18/2021 Audible Two October Credits used for continuing series:
Mavericks Audiobook By Craig Alanson cover art
Mavericks Expeditionary Force, Book 6
By: Craig Alanson
Narrated by: R.C. Bray

Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
Release date: 09-25-18

Commune: Book Four Audiobook By Joshua Gayou cover art
Commune: Book Four Commune Series, Book 4
By: Joshua Gayou
Narrated by: R.C. Bray

Length: 22 hrs and 7 mins
Release date: 05-03-19

Nothing new this week!
No free books - not much time on facebook this week due to work and getting ready to travel.

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


  1. Great you can be up with your family for Thanksgiving. I thought the dark spot might be ants, but ladybirds are far better!! Happy holiday and reading.

  2. Ooo, ladybugs. Haven't seen them in a cluster before. Have a good week.

  3. Ladyobugs are certainly preferable to spiders!

    Wishing you a great reading week, and a happy thanksgiving with your son & family

  4. I'm curious about The Chase so will watch for your review. Enjoy your visit up north!

  5. Enjoy your trip and Happy Thanksgiving! Those ladybugs would have scared me too at first, I can't see without my glasses either lol.

  6. Those ladybugs would have freaked me out too! I'm glad they're just ladybugs and not something deadly. Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Have fun with your family this week. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  8. I always assume spiders too when I see things crawling around the house! I much prefer ladybugs, haha!
    The Chase sounds good, hope you enjoy and have a great week!

  9. My sister gets a ladybug infestation in her house every year! It's awful. Happy reading! Here is my link for this week:


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