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Sunday, November 6, 2022

Sunday Post November 6, 2022/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday November 7, 2022

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.

Nature, Text, Natural landscape, Leaf, Font, Sky, Autumn, Adaptation, Deciduous, Tree,

I have felt productive at work this week and not so tired when I get home. That helped me get some reviews done.
I expect I'll be watching election results most of Tuesday evening. How about you?

I got this pretty shot of morning mist Friday morning when I let the dogs out.
There was a lovely pink tinge that almost is gone by the time I got my camera up.
Then I looked out the backyard for another misty view.

I continue with my previous prayer lists.

We had some rain today right before our church Family Festival event.
The rest of the week looks like sunny days and not too cool (mid 80s). I might have to turn the AC back on.

This week I enjoyed two audios. I finally managed to get some review posts up with my regular Memes.

I visited 16 blogs again last week.
Shout out this week to THAT HAPPY READER. Jodie's sub-line is: "An avid reader featuring new and soon to be published books!" Her books this week look nice and cheery!

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

These were the posts last week:
  • ATBR: Audible Book Review: An Univited Ghost by E.J. Copperman; Genre: Cozy Mystery, Ghosts, Woman Sleuth; My Rating: 4.25 of 5.0 Overall; Story 4.25; Narration 4.25.
  • NG2022: #NetGalley Audio Review: Santa's Little Yelpers by David Rosenfelt; Genre: Animals, Lawyer, Mystery; My Rating: 4.25 of 5.0 Overall; Story 4.25; Narration 4.5.
  • ATBR: Audio Book Review: A Ghostly Undertaking by Tonya Kappes; Genre: Ghost, Cozy Mystery, Paranormal; My Rating: 4.25 of 5.0 Overall; Story 4.25; Narration 4.25.
  • ATBR: Audible Book Review: The Werewolf's 15 Minutes by Jonathan Maberry; Genre:Fantasy, Horror, Werewolf; My Rating: 4.0 of 5.0 Overall; Story 4.0; Narration 4.0.
  • ATBR: Audio Book Review: Night Shift Witch by Cate Lawley; Genre: Cozy Mystery, Ghost, Woman Sleuth; My Rating: 4.5 of 5.0 Overall; Story 4.5; Narration 4.25.
  • A2022: Audible Book Review: Dark of Night, A Joe Ledger Novella, by Jonathan Maberry and Rachel Lavin; Genre: Action, Horror, Zombie; My Rating: 4.5 of 5.0 Overall; Story 4.5; Narration 4.5.
Finished Reading:
1. Audible Smartphone (A2022)
White Wasteland  By  cover art

White Wasteland
A Black Autumn Saga
(White Wasteland Series, Book 1)
By: Jeff Kirkham, Jason Ross
Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
I liked this Post Apocalyptic but realized it is a shoot off from an larger series.
Source: 3/3/22 New-to-Me series purchased at Audible Sale for $3.74.

Click on book title for full description.

2. Audio Smartphone (ATBR)
Book cover for The Clause in Christmas by Rachael Bloome

The Clause in Christmas
by Rachael Bloome
Read by E.L. Beckett
Run Time 8h 15min
This is a delightful Christmas story based on new and hopeful beginnings!
Source: 12/16/2021 purchase at Chirp for $1.99.

Click on book title for full description.

Currently Reading:
1. Audible Smartphone (ATBR)

Space Knight
By: Michael-Scott Earle
Narrated by Nick Podehl
Length 13h 11m
I reached back in the TBR for this one. It is a form of LitRpg and I am find it entertaining at 3 hours in.
Source: 10-13-18 Daily Deal $4.95 with $5.00 credit) $0.00.

In a universe where technology and magic co-exist, Nicholas Lyons desires one thing: to serve his queen as a Space Knight in the Royal Trident Forces. But when his final mission as an Academy cadet goes horribly wrong, Nicholas discovers he possesses illegal magical abilities that grant him power far beyond that of a normal man, knight, or mage.
When a clandestine assignment lands Nicholas on the worst starship in the kingdom's fleet, he finds a motley crew of warriors hiding their own terrible secret. Death and betrayal lurk around every corner, and Nicholas finds himself torn between his loyalties to his new crew, or the oath he swore to his queen.
And death no matter which choice he makes.

2. Audio Smartphone (ATBR)
The Christmas Heirloom: Four Holiday Novellas of Love Through the Generations

The Christmas Heirloom: Four Holiday Novellas of Love Through the Generations
Written By: Kristi Ann Hunter, Sarah Loudin Thomas, Becky Wade, Karen Witemeyer
Narrated By: Pilar Witherspoon, Liz Pearce, Stephanie Cozart, Emily Pike Stewart
Duration: 12 hours 53 minutes
I will be picking one holiday book each week for the upcoming season.
Source: December 2020 Two for One Credit at

In Kristi Ann Hunter's 'Legacy of Love,' Sarah Gooding never suspected returning a brooch to an elderly woman would lead to a job . . . and introduce her to the woman's grandson, a man far above her station. In Karen Witemeyer's 'Gift of the Heart,' widow Ruth Albright uses the family brooch as collateral for a loan from the local banker. But the more she comes to know the man behind the stern businessman, the more she hopes for a second chance at love. In Sarah Loudin Thomas's 'A Shot at Love,' Fleeta Brady's rough-and-tumble childhood means she prefers hunting to more feminine activities. She never expected her family's brooch might be how a fellow hunter turns her attention from competition to romance. In Becky Wade's 'Because of You,' Maddie Winslow has spent years in love with a man whose heart was already spoken for. When a church Christmas project brings them together and she stumbles upon an old family brooch, might it finally be her turn for love?

November 6, 2022 - I am continuing up to date and love that I learn new things each time I read/listen to the scriptures. I get excited watching the devotion videos. The Bible Reading Plan is: BibleProject | One Story that Leads to Jesus. It really soothes me to read/listen to the pieces each day.
No new study this past week.

I read two audio titles and reviewed six so I made some progress on reviews. I still have 6 books (plus 7 children's books). I keep working on these. :-)

Back to the three old ebook titles. I will probably end up letting A Place Called Armageddon go as DNF.
I have one author reviews in my queue that I need to start reading on my computer.
(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 titles this week.
I purchased two Audibles on Sale and two audios at Chirp.
Then I found seven audios on Audible Plus.
Only one free Kindle title again this week.

Are your mailbox and TBR piles blooming?

Review Titles


10/31/2022 Sale at Audible each at $3.99. One new series and one continuing series..
Emergence Audiobook By John Birmingham cover art
Dave vs. the Monsters
By: John Birmingham
Narrated by: Mark Zeisler

Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins

Frankenstein: City of Night Audiobook By Dean Koontz cover art
Frankenstein: City of Night
By: Dean Koontz
Narrated by: Christopher Lane

Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins

11/3/2022 Purchased at Chirp:
Book cover for The Meet Cute Method by Portia MacIntosh
The Meet Cute Method
Written by Portia MacIntosh
Narrated by Karen Cass

Run Time 7h 51min

Book cover for Finding Spring by B. E. Baker
Finding Spring
Written by B. E. Baker
Narrated by Connor Crais & Jennifer Jill Araya

Run Time 8h 24min

I found these seven on Audible Plus. I am refilling my supply of horror for next year.  (Plus a sweet romance.)
Old Haunts  By  cover art
Old Haunts
By: E.J. Copperman
Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi

Series: Haunted Guesthouse, Book 3
Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins

A Wild Ghost Chase  By  cover art
A Wild Ghost Chase
By: E.J. Copperman
Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin

Series: Haunted Guesthouse, Book 3.5
Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins

An Unexpected Kiss  By  cover art
An Unexpected Kiss: The Snow Valley Romance Series, Book 1
By: Cindy Roland Anderson
Narrated by: Mia Barron

Series: The Snow Valley Romance Series, Book 1
Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
Outrider  By  cover art

Outrider: A Novel

By: Steven John
Narrated by: Matthew McCollum

Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins

This Fallen World  By  cover art
This Fallen World
By: Christopher Woods
Narrated by: Mark Boyett

Series: The Fallen World, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins

Icequake  By  cover art
By: Crawford Kilian
Narrated by: Tim Campbell

Series: Icequake, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
Don't Call Me Ishmael  By  cover art
Don't Call Me Ishmael
By: Chris Kennedy
Narrated by: Mark Boyett

Series: The Fallen World, Book 2
Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins

One Free Kindle Title:
Heretic: A Military Archaeological Space Adventure (The Zenophobia Saga Book 1)
by Craig Martelle, Brad R. Torgersen

One new title added to Kindle library. Free titles often found at Bookbub, Bookfun, Book Adrenaline, Ereader News Today, Inspired Reads, Pixel of Ink or Kindle ebooks.


  1. Thank you so much for the shout out Martha! This is my first time visiting your blog and I love your format! I see some festive books on your list too! I hope you have a wonderful week ahead.

  2. I'm glad you felt better this week and got some stuff done. I love your photos of the mist.

  3. I do like the quote re giving Thanks . Not having celebrated Thanksgiving ever, I feel thisgiving thanks should be always.

  4. The Christmas Heirloom caught my eye so I'll look for that! My intention is to stay awake to get some results but I'm not normally a night owl so we'll see how late I can make it. Love the pics!
    Mary @Bookfan

  5. I love the misty shots. Enjoy your books and your week!

  6. I'll be watching election results on Tuesday too. I have been avoiding Audible Plus since I already have so many unread titles and quite a few credits banked. Looks like you found some good ones. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  7. Love the pictures, such an atmosphere!

    Most of these books are new to me. The Meet Cute Method sounds cute!

    Have a great week and happy reading.

  8. I love the misty photos! They're perfect for Halloween. I hope you have a great week!

  9. Nice misty shots!
    I'm curious about Icequake, I hope it's a good one


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