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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Sunday Post April 17, 2022/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday April 18, 2022

Sunday Post #318 Chairs, Compliance, and Storms
I am linking with Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

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 juggling especially as I am missing time taking husband to doctor appointments and picking up equipment and prescriptions. I have more empathy for caregivers as it is time consuming and adds tasks I don't usually do (like fixing meals).

We had no internet for the weekend and I was finishing up my taxes. I had to go to the office in between monitoring my hubby. I am running behind posting and visiting. Not sure what I will get done this week.

I continue to pray for the people and situation in Ukraine and for world leaders.
We had a terrible hail storm on Saturday and lost power. Hubby went on his carry oxygen while we called neighbors to help me get our generator hooked in and on. It is a good system with it's own breaker box but I didn't have the strength to move the system in our garage. Hubby was beyond frustrated on top of worrying about his oxygen levels.

I enjoyed my listening and reading (when the app worked) last week.  I finished three audiobooks and made small progress in the eBook. I posted two reviews, and my usual memes except my Sharing Beyond Books post is delayed.

I visited only 14 blogs last week.
No Shout Out picked this week.

Audible offerings for free children's titles ended June 30, 2021. is still sharing some free listens for children.

These were last week's posts:
  • ATBR: Audible Book Review: Kitty Takes a Holiday by Carrie Vaughn; Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Werewolf; My Rating: 4.25 of 5.0 Overall; Story 4.25; Narration 4.5.
  • ATBR: Audible Book Review: Mavericks Expeditionary Force, Book 6, by Craig Alanson; Genre: Adventure, Military, Space Opera; My Rating: 4.25 of 5.0 Overall; Story 4.25; Narration 4.5.
Finished Reading:
1. Audible Smartphone (ATBR)

Let Her Be: Hush Collection
By: Lisa Unger
Narrated by: Chris Andrew Ciulla
Series: Hush Collection
Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
This is another new to me author. I picked this for my stand alone "L" mixed alphabet.
Source: August 2020 Audible Plus.

Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible Smartphone (ATBR)
Inside Jobs Audiobook By Ben H. Winters cover art

Inside Jobs
Tales from a Time of Quarantine
By: Ben H. Winters
Narrated by: Scott Aiello, Kevin T. Collins, Ellen Archer
Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
This is another quick audio for "I" stand alone mixed alphabet.
Source: December 2020 Audible Plus.

Click on book title for full description.

3. Audible Smartphone (ATBR)
Polar Vortex audiobook cover art

Polar Vortex
By: Matthew Mather
Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
Release date: 04-02-19
This got a little long and dreary but I was satisfied when it ended.
I didn't have my list available when I picked the next book so I got a "P" title for Mixed Alphabet.
Source: 11/30/2019 Audible Daily Deal $3.95.

Publisher's Summary
A routine commercial flight disappears over the North Pole. No wreckage. No transponder signals.
Mitch Matthews is writer struggling to make ends meet when his wife's brother offers them a first-class seat on a flight from Hong Kong to New York. When his wife needs to stay behind, it becomes an opportunity for some quality daddy-daughter time with his five-year-old Lilly. At check-in, they run into a strange Norwegian arguing with a huge Russian. A mysterious redhead is guarding a package in the business lounge. But everything is fine...right up until the event.
Within hours of Allied Airlines 695 disappearing, a massive international search is launched. Aircraft and ships are dispatched from Russia, America, Canada, and Norway. How can a modern airliner simply vanish in one of the most heavily monitored places on Earth?
Global tensions rise. The media and grieving families whip into a frenzy. The armed forces of America and Russia tip the world toward the brink of an apocalyptic war.
Weeks later, found on the ice in a chance discovery, the journal of Mitch Matthews reveals the incredible truth behind the disappearance of Allied 695, and what really happened in the Polar Vortex.
©2019 Matthew Mather (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing

Currently Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle App on Smartphone (Author2021)
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Chinook (Miranda Chase NTSB #6)
by M.L. Buchman
I am still enjoying this and making progress, even if slower than I'd like. I am at 68%.
Source: March 2021 from Author (through BookFunnel).

Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible Smartphone (A2022)
Legend  By  cover art

Legend: Four Horsemen Tales, Book 1
By: Christopher Woods
Narrated by: Marc Vietor
Series: Four Horsemen Tales, Book 1
I like the merc space stories.
Source: 8/15/2021 from Audible Plus.

Publisher's Summary
2018 Dragon Award Finalist for Best Military Sci-Fi Novel
In the era of the original Four Horsemen, there comes a Legend.
At a time when Humans were just starting to venture forth into the Galactic Union as mercenaries, Martin Quincy survived long enough to do something no one else had - he retired.
There was only one problem: He got bored.
After battling aliens for many years - killing aliens and getting paid - retirement didn’t suit him, and he decided to strap on the combat armor and go back to the stars. Along with his old friend Kal, Martin joined Cartwright’s Cavaliers, humanity’s best merc company. Life was exciting!
But he got bored. Again.
What does a "legend" do when even the merc life gets boring? He starts his own company! Can Martin form a merc company out of non-merc races and stand up for the downtrodden of the galaxy, or has his long string of good luck finally run out? One thing is for sure - with Torvasi and Andori troopers, and a Sirra’Kan princess as his partner, he won’t get bored again!
Includes Shattered Crucible, a bonus novella in The Four Horsemen series.
©2018 Seventh Seal Press (P)2018 Podium Publishing

April 17, 2022 - These videos are really good - they help me retain more and help explain plot narrative as well as the underlying story of Jesus. Bible Reading Plan: BibleProject | One Story that Leads to Jesus. I know it won't match my Hubby's reading but I wanted some different insights/devotions and I am enjoying the devotion video project. I am enjoying keeping up with my reading each day.
I look for a new study soon.

I completed three books for review this week.
My NetGalley shelf is back to the three old ebook titles. I will probably end up letting A Place Called Armageddon go as DNF.
I am reading the last eBook title I had in queue.
(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.
I selected my two March audio titles at Audible and picked up two free titles in Audible Plus catalog.

I added three ebooks to my Kindle TBR library this week.

Are your mailbox and TBR piles blooming?

Review Titles


4/16/2022 I selected two Audible Credits for March.
Hard Magic Audiobook By Larry Correia cover art
Hard Magic
Book I of the Grimnoir Chronicles
By: Larry Correia
Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot

Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins

Monster Hunter Bloodlines Audiobook By Larry Correia cover art

Monster Hunter Bloodlines
Monster Hunter, Book 8
By: Larry Correia
Narrated by: Oliver Wyman

Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins

4/10 to 4/16 from Audible Plus:
Exiled Fleet  By  cover art
Exiled Fleet: Publisher's Pack (Books 1-2)
By: Richard Fox
Narrated by: Mark Boyett
Series: Exiled Fleet, Book 1-2

Sufferings in Africa  By  cover art
Sufferings in Africa
By: James Riley
Narrated by: Brian Emerson

4/4 to 4/8/22 I added three free kindle titles to my library.

Reluctant (Red Chronicles Book 1)
Kendrai Meeks

Broken Ascension: A Science Fiction Adventure (Trystero Book 1)
Dave Walsh

Shadowblade (A Dance of Fire and Shadow Book 1)
Jay Aspen

Three Free titles this week. Free titles often found at Bookbub, Bookfun, Book Adrenaline, Ereader News Today, Inspired Reads, Pixel of Ink or Kindle ebooks.

1 comment:

  1. You have a lot on your plate, Martha. I’m keeping you and your husband in my prayers. I hope you can escape into a good book or two this week. - Mary @Bookfan


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