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Sunday, November 7, 2021

Sunday Post November 7, 2021/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday November 8, 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.

Did you remember to set your clocks back?
Work continues to move along. I closed out another litigation case with a Final Judgment. That leaves me at seven open litigation files, although I will be starting two new Quiet Title suits soon.
Heather's surgery went okay but she had so much infection they couldn't complete the procedure. They put her back on antibiotics and she'll return in another week or so to find out what is next.
My stock account did some ups and downs during October but has reached all time highs. Now I need to decide what I want to sell in 2021 or hold into 2022.

A night or two before Halloween we had a lovely cloud covered moon.

I packed away my leisure shorts and pulled out my sweat pants and jackets this week.
Temps this week have a 30 degree spread: from 40 to 70.

I enjoyed my listening again. I made progress on the ebook and finished two audiobooks. I posted five reviews and my usual memes.

I visited 14 blogs last week.
Shout Out this week to Exclusory Style. El is study LSATs, sharing about books and started an Etsy shop with cute jewelry.

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: The Vampire Knitting Club by Nancy Warren; Genre: Children's, Paranormal, Supernatural My Rating: 4.25 of 5.0 Overall; Story 4.25; Narration 4.25.
  • A2021- #FraterfestRat (book 1) Audio Book Review: America Falls Episodes 1-2 by Scott Medbury; Genre: Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic; My Rating: 4.0 of 5.0 Overall; Story 4.0; Narration 4.25.
Finished Reading:
Alexander X  By  cover art

Alexander X
Battle for Forever, Book 1
By: Edward Savio
Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
Release date: 06-05-19
I really enjoyed this action packed adventure.  (Reminiscent of the Lorien Legacy Series.)
I chose this to be my "X" in Audio title since I don't have another title beginning with X.
Source: 12/17/2020 Audible Sale – $5.00.

Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible/Smartphone (ATBR)

Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction
By: Lisa Kröger , Melanie R. Anderson
Narrated by: Erin Bennett
This is packed with recommended reading!
Source: September 2020 Audible Plus Catalog.

Click on book title for full description.

3. Audio/Smartphone (ATBR)

A Lady's Guide to Etiquette and Murder
Written by Dianne Freeman
Narrated by Sarah Zimmerman
Run Time: 8h5m
I totally enjoyed this Historical mystery.
Source: 9/27/19 Chirp $1.99

Publisher Description
Frances Wynn, the American-born Countess of Harleigh, enjoys more freedom as a widow than she did as a wife. After an obligatory year spent mourning her philandering husband, Reggie, she puts aside her drab black gowns, leaving the countryside and her money-grubbing in-laws behind. With her young daughter in tow, Frances rents a home in Belgravia and prepares to welcome her sister, Lily, arriving from New York—for her first London season.
No sooner has Frances begun her new life than the ghosts of her old one make an unwelcome appearance. The Metropolitan police receive an anonymous letter implicating Frances in her husband’s death. Frances assures Inspector Delaney of her innocence, but she’s also keen to keep him from learning the scandalous circumstances of Reggie’s demise. As fate would have it, her dashing new neighbor, George Hazelton, is one of only two other people aware of the full story.
While busy with social engagements on Lily’s behalf, and worrying if Reggie really was murdered, Frances learns of mysterious burglaries plaguing London’s elite. The investigation brings death to her doorstep, and Frances rallies her wits, a circle of gossips, and the ever-chivalrous Mr. Hazelton to uncover the truth.

Currently Reading:
1. ebook/Kindle App on Phone (ebTBR)
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The Duke and the Spoiled Wallflower
by Tessa Brookman
I made progress to 70% so maybe I will finish this week.
Source: Received from author team for review.

Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible/Smartphone (ATBR)
It Happened One Autumn  By  cover art

It Happened One Autumn: Wallflower Series #2
by Lisa Kleypas
Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
Length: 11h 29m
This is my "Autumn" title - before Autumn slips away.
Source: Audible September 2012.

It happened at the Ball….
Where beautiful but bold Lillian Bowman quickly learned that her independent American ways weren’t entirely “the thing.” And the most disapproving of all was insufferable, snobbish, and impossible Marcus, Lord Westcliff, London’s most eligible aristocrat.
It happened in the garden…
When Marcus shockingly – and dangerously – swept her into his arms. Lillian was overcome with a consuming passion for a man she didn’t even like. Time stood still; it was as if no one else existed…thank goodness they weren’t caught very nearly in the act!
It happened one autumn.…
Marcus was a man in charge of his own emotions, a bedrock of stability. But with Lillian, every touch was exquisite torture, every kiss an enticement for more. Yet how could he consider taking a woman so blatantly unsuitable…as his bride.
Published January 8th 2010 by Brilliance Audio.

November 7, 2021 - I am 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 started a new study today: The Bible is Alive.

I completed three books for reviews to post this week.
My NetGalley shelf now has 3 old ebooks titles, one of which I still plan to read start this month next.
I 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 no new review titles this week.
I resisted purchasing audios this week.
I picked up two Audible Plus free books.
I picked up four 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



11/6/2021 Audible Plus Catalog
The Dead Cat Bounce Audiobook By Sarah Graves cover art
The Dead Cat Bounce
By: Sarah Graves
Narrated by: Lindsay Ellison
Series: Home Repair is Homicide, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins

Triple Witch Audiobook By Sarah Graves cover art
Triple Witch
A Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery
By: Sarah Graves
Narrated by: Lindsay Ellison
Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins

Two books Seen at The Book Connection
A Mackenzie Witch: Collection 1
Sonia Parin

Remarkable Advent: God's Extraordinary Plan Through Ordinary People
Shauna Letellier

Two Kindle Titles - from Facebook links.
Wishes from the Heart: Hannah's Wyatt Ranch Romance (Serenity Falls Book 1)
Sophie Mays

Buried Magic (White Haven Witches Book 1)
TJ Green

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


  1. I loved the Wallflower series and that cover sure has gorgeous Autumn colours on it. My sympathy to Heather, she has had a tough time.

  2. Poor Heather :(
    Monster She Wrote would be interesting to browse

    Wishing you a great reading week

  3. I also enjoyed the Wallflower series. I hope Heather's procedure can be completed soon.

  4. Great photo! Monster, She Wrote looks really interesting.

  5. I would have liked to have got the Dianne Freeman book (there are several in the series) but all archived on Netgalley. Nice relaxed vintage style reads which I like. I hope your week would be good.

  6. Luckily, we are all on digital clocks that reset themselves these days, so it's hard to forgot. At least we fell back instead of springing ahead. Though early dark is a bummer.

    Monster, She Wrote caught my eye last week, too. Hope to get a chance to read it. A Lady's Guide to Etiquette and Murder also sounds good.

    Hope you enjoy your books.

  7. Enjoy your week and your books! So sorry about the surgery that didn't happen. It reminds me of my gall bladder attempt that didn't work on the first try for the same reasons...infection. Finally it did. Good luck!

  8. Every time I leave a comment, it disappears before I press publish. 😊 The second time around it goes through. 😊 Who knows what I do.

    I wrote: Enjoy your books…especially the cookbook.

  9. I hope Heather's condition resolves soon. She has had a long, tough stretch. Nice looking assortment of books. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  10. Awesome dramatic moon. Hope things go alright with Heather. Have a good week.

  11. I love Lisa Kleypas, I always enjoy her stories and characters. Have a great week, happy reading!


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