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Sunday, February 11, 2024

Sunday Post February 11, 2024/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday February 12, 2024

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.

My second ultrasound did not clearly show any mass so the radiologist decided there was nothing to biopsy. That is good news.  There is a cyst they will review again in 6 months. Meanwhile, I still see the surgeon in two weeks to decide if we will do other surgery to stop the daily/nightly bleeding. It is only a little but it is annoying as I have to protect my clothing and sheets. 
Again, I thank everyone for good wishes and prayers.

This is some of the damage I had from a couple of weeks ago in our  "spring room". I have to get help to put up new screening and/or plastic. So little time and so much to juggle!

I feel like I am making progress, even if slowly, at catching up on work.
I finished a month of chair yoga so now I am adding some walking routines and wall yoga.

I will continue to pray for the Advent messages all year: Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love.

We had a range of temperatures again last week. The sun was out until the weekend when it rained  More rain is expected Monday then clear days. The temps will dip below 40 only one night. Day temps will be 60 to 71 so that should be nice.

I finished three audios and made a little progress in two ebooks. I did one review on Audible but it hasn't shown up yet.
I visited 15 blogs last week. I have decided I won't be adding shout outs (unless I come across a new one in my blog comments) until I feel I am getting more caught up. is still sharing some free listens for children.
Finished Reading:
1. Audible on Smartphone (ATBR).

Galaxy on Fire: Publisher's Pack
By: Craig Robertson
Narrated by: Scott Aiello
Series: Galaxy on Fire, Book 1-2
Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
Genre: Adventure, Funny, Space Opera.
This showed up as expiring 2/29 so I listened to it as my "G" title.
My Rating 3.75. There is some entertainment in this series but the silliness is over the top silly. I don't expect to continue with any more.
2024TBR, 2024Alphabet, and 2024Audiobook Goals.
Source: April 2023 Audible Plus.

Click on link to see full description.

2. Audio on Smartphone (ATBR).
Howl's Moving Castle

Howl's Moving Castle
By Diana Wynne Jones
Duration: 8 h 37 min
Genre: Fantasy, Folklore, Young Adult
I figured it was time to listen to this classic.
It is my “H” title.
My Rating 5.0. This is delightful, easy and entertaining listening.
2024TBR, 2024Alphabet, and 2024Audiobook Goals.
7/22/2019 2 for 1 Credit.

Click on link to see full description.

3. Audible on Smartphone (A2024).

By: Evan Currie
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Series: Atlantis Rising Trilogy, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
Genre: Military, Post Apocalyptic.
This popped up as a Plus title that is expiring 2/29/24. I liked the looks of it so I chose it for my "K" alphabet title.
My Rating: 4.75. I found this entertaining and liked the characters and the world building. This is a good v. evil story with plenty of action. I submitted my review on Audible but it doesn't show up yet.
I expect I will get the next books in the series.
2024Alphabet and 2024Audiobook Goals.
Source: February 2024 Audible Plus title.

Publisher's summary
The last war was fought with weapons unimaginable....
A war was fought. Humanity lost.
Time for a rematch.
The world fell, the invaders won, and demons now ruled what had once been man's domain. The great works of a once powerful civilization lie in ruins, its people having forgotten the wonders of their forefathers as they now live in the yoke. Not everyone is willing to go quietly into the endless night, however, and for every inch of ground they'd won, they had paid in blood and bone. At the end of it all, however, the demons stood victorious and all that was left to accomplish was the final cleanup of the human pests that infested occasional parts of the conquered world.
In one nearly uninhabitable part of that world, a very young such pest has come of age and, without understanding what it means, she walks in the shadow of destiny.
The demons have a lesson to learn, one last to be taught to them by humans, before they can call this world truly their own.
A cleansing fire can start from the smallest of sparks...and it is always darkest just before the dawn.
©2017 Evan Currie (P)2017 Podium Publishing

Currently Reading:
1. Audible on Smartphone (A2024).

The North Star
By: Killian Carter
Narrated by: Sean Runnette
Series: Galactic Sentinel, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
Genre: Military, Space Opera
I liked the sound of this and am enjoying it.
It is another free title expiring 2/29 and works for "N" title.
  2024Alphabet and 2024Audiobook Goals.
Source: February 2024 Audible Plus title.

Publisher's summary
An ancient alien race, a sentient monkey, and epic battles.
Jason Grimshaw has one job.... Get the cadets to Colony 115.
Just another day. Just another milk run. Or so he thought.
When scanners pick up an unidentified alien vessel, it's already too late. With his ship blown out from under him, and his crew scattered across a war-torn planet, his day just keeps getting better.
The good news is, one of the pilots survived. The bad news is, it's the biggest pain in his ass, and she's stranded miles away.
When Clio Evans said she wanted to fly, crash-landing a starship wasn't what she had in mind. She may not be the most experienced Fleet pilot, but she sure as hell has a few tricks up her sleeve, and with an army standing between her and the rest of her crew, she'll have to pull out all the stops, even if it means exposing a secret that'll see her hanged for treason.
You'll love this military sci-fi adventure with a twist, because who doesn't love overbearing commanders, cocky redheads, and aliens with guns?
©2019 Killian Carter (P)2019 Podium Publishing

2. eBook - NetGalley App on Smartphone (NGeB2024)

If the Boot Fits
By Karen Witemeyer
Pub Date 12 Mar 2024 | Archive Date 21 Apr 2024
Bethany House, Bethany House Publishers
Genre: Christian | Historical Fiction | Romance
I am enjoying this so far at 10%
2024NetGalley, 2024Alphabet, and 2024ebook Goals. Source: 1/12/2024 ebook from NetGalley.

Click on link to see full description.

Sort of ON HOLD. Kindle (/NetGalley )App on Smartphone (NGeB2023)

The Altered Moon 2: The Tyrant of Unity
By James McGettigan, Jingjing Huntley (Photographer), Fabiana Granado, Kyle Davis, Jason Frank, Serena Lucatero, Jacqui Corn-Uys (Editor), Anthony McGettigan (Editor), Judy McGettigan (Editor)
Genre: Alien Invasion, Space Sci Fi.
This is still reading slowly. I have reached 60%.
Although I am reading the other NetGalley ebook, I open this each day to read on the Kindle App.
Source: December 27, 2023 NetGalley.

2024TBR, 2024NetGalley, 2024Alphabet, and 2024ebook Goals.
Click on link to see full description.

I will be looking next for titles with the letters U, T,  M and O for my next picks. I only have 9 letters left in the alphabet so I am zipping through this challenge. 

February 11, 2024 - I am enjoying the YouVersion App called The Bible Recap with Tara Leigh Cobble. (The link is to the plan online.) We are reading in Exodusl We have read about the Ten Commandments, and are into the details of the building of the Tabernacle, the preistly clothes, and the seven holy objects.
I started a 5 day study: Unpackin' It - a reading plan for Sport Fans. It seemed appropriate during SuperBowl weekend.

I finished three books, rated with mini reviews/comments above.

I continue on two ebook. I still have another ebooks. I still have an older audio on my shelf I need to listen to.
I still have the two old NetGalley ebook titles.

Other Sources: I have a dozen or so books that I received from Facebook links and newsletter sign-ups, not specific review requests. plus many titles through InstaFreebie over the past few years.

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, and Me. Emma has retired so we are looking for another person willing to assist.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.
No new review titles.
No titles bought this week.
Ten new titles on Audible Plus - only listing two 
No new Kindle titles this week.
Are your mailbox and TBR piles blooming?

Review Titles



Two of the ten titles I got from Audible Plus this week - one read and one currently reading.
By: Evan Currie
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Series: Atlantis Rising Trilogy, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
Above in Finished Reading.
The North Star
By: Killian Carter
Narrated by: Sean Runnette
Series: Galactic Sentinel, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
Above in Current Reading.

I still have 13 Audible Plus titles to list from 2023 and some from 2024. 

No new free titles added to Kindle library.  Free titles might be found at Bookbub, Book Adrenaline, Ereader News Today, Inspired Reads, or Kindle ebooks.


  1. Yay for good news!! Have a great week

  2. I’m glad your health news wasn’t as bad as you’re feared, I hope they are able to resolve your issue soon.

    Wishing you a great reading week

  3. Glad that the tests turned out negative. God bless.

  4. My prayers continue, Martha. Sorry about the plastic issues in the Spring porch. I hope you can get someone to repair soon. That must have been some windy weather! I hope you have a good week and can enjoy some walks.
    Mary @Bookfan

  5. Glad to hear your good news about the ultrasound. Praying the appointment with your surgeon goes well.

    Howl's Moving Castle caught my eye this week. Hope you enjoy your books.

  6. Great reviews! A lot of these sound fascinating. I hope all goes well with your surgeon appointment in two weeks.

    My Sunday Post

  7. You've had a lot to juggle and cope with Martha, wishing you well for the health issues and wow look what that storm did. Seems to be one thing after another. Just as well we have books to help, the love of others and the blessings of faith.


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